USAopoly and Skybound produce Walking Dead MONOPOLY and RISK

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usodia525242 USAopoly and Skybound produce Walking Dead MONOPOLY and RISKMedia Release — Zombies are massing to make a run at your real estate and they’re bent on world domination in updated takes on the classic game franchises, Monopoly and Risk. Brought to you by USAopoly under license by Hasbro, Inc. —and available exclusively from Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, and Diamond Comic Distributor — MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition and RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition games are both scheduled for a late September 2013 release.

Despite its post-apocalyptic setting, MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition delivers a classic Monopoly wheeling and dealing game play. Players fight for, and then must fortify the prime real estate and resources that will sustain their lives. The game takes over the characteristic of The Walking Dead as the properties all correspond with the series landmarks such as the prison cells, Greene Family farm house, Woodbury, and more locations while game tokens resemble key items from the series such as the Rick’s sheriff hat, bucket of body parts, the telephone, and the R.V. Instead of using money to purchase property, players must trade in essential supplies such as food, ammo and fuel to gain more territory on the board or to place a guard tower or wall instead of the standard houses and hotels, to secure their properties from invading zombies. There’s only one victor that will outlast the others – whether living or undead – when all is said and done. This completely customized game features six collectible tokens, optional speed play and a fight to the finish!

usodia525243 USAopoly and Skybound produce Walking Dead MONOPOLY and RISKIn RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition it’s a fun, new twist on classic Risk game play. USAopoly will debut a brand new map set in the Southeastern region of the United States where players battle and scavenge for their very lives within 32 territories. Fighting for survival at every turn, gamers must not only fend off attacks from the living that compete for precious, limited resources, but they also must maintain their self-preservation from the unrelenting hordes of the undead that would feast upon them. Zombies, also known as “Walkers” in The Walking Dead, will populate areas of the map and will continue to randomly spawn at the start of each players turn providing increased danger for the players. A new deck of “Supply Cards” will add strategy, fun and flavor to this classic tabletop game and “Event Cards” which reference story events from The Walking Dead provide players with challenges with potential rewards and penalties to create even more suspense filled interaction. The tokens, dice and cards represent essential The Walking Dead items that are used to strategically plan and execute plans of attack and build defense throughout the game. Gamers can expect a fast-paced game of attrition and survival, where this time—the last man standing wins!

Both games are scheduled to release in late September 2013. To pre-order the games, find a comic shop near you at www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty-one years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Witch Doctor, Invincible Universe and Clone. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

About Skybound

Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves and Clone as well as Witch Doctor and Invincible Universe. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

ABOUT USAOPOLY: USAopoly, Inc., (http://USAopoly.com) is a leading game manufacturer in the specialty market offering the world’s best-known games (under license from the Entertainment & Licensing Division of Hasbro) and an innovating game developer of hot new games like the #1 Party Game, Telestrations, (http://Telestrations.com). Sharing the laughter, spreading the fun. One party at a time!

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