Andy had mentioned a few weeks ago that his mate was organising a Walking Dead game, it started off as a Mantic Games kickstarter and is now available for those who sit on the shelf and wait. It has the distinction of not being influenced by the TV show but by the original graphic novels, this actually does not make a huge difference or any to be honest as Sheriff Rick is missing a hand in the comics but he still has two in the game. I had a quick look online at the excellent 'how to play' videos from Mantic and others, these really are a great way to showcase a game and go a long way to help understand rule mechanisms, I would love to see more of these for games and rulesets. After learning about the mechanics I still wasn't too sure of the point of the game.
In the event Andy's mate didn't turn up but Andy brought the game anyway, so we set up with some terrain, cars, obstacles, houses etc. and two survivors each, we entered the board and headed for different objects placed at random. As you move and fight you create noise and this is what brings the zombies into play as they move towards the nearest sounds, at times you can also direct the undead towards other survivors thereby hampering their attempts at trying to gain the loot.
|Looks quiet enough.|
|The head, go for the head....|
|Sheriff Rick and his annoying son.|