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The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense - a cooperative board game based on the hit AMC TV Series The Walking Dead!

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The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense is a cooperative board game based on the hit AMC TV Series The Walking Dead!

Make a Stand
The survivors have left Atlanta and seek shelter from a hostile world. They've been running from Walkers for as long as they can remember. But now it's time to make a stand.

In this cooperative board game, each player takes on the role of one of The Walking Dead survivors: Andrea, Daryl, Glenn, Maggie, Michonne, or Rick. To stay alive, the survivors must defend four key locations from Walkers and various other dangers: The Farm, The Prison, The Town, and The Highway.

  • Each location provides either Allies, Equipment, Ammunition, or Food. This is determined at random during setup, so every game plays out differently.
  • When you have the Badge of Leadership, you make decisions that will affect the whole group... though the other players may defy you.
  • Featuring two difficulty levels and multiple variants, so you can tailor the game to suit your experience level.

The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense is a cooperative board game in which players take on the roles of Rick, Glenn, Daryl, Michonne, and other characters. The Survivors must defend four key locations from Walkers – the Farm, the Prison, the Town and the Highway – in order to stay alive. The game board is assembled at random for each game, providing for variability in the locations; a 25-card resource deck – containing either Equipment, Allies, Food or Ammunition – is placed at random on one of the locations.

Walkers and other calamities are triggered in different locations by a 48-card Event deck (every card is unique!), which players draw from each round. They must then figure out how to minimize the effects of these Events, using dice to resolve combat and determine the outcome of some events. Survivors can work together to combine their combat abilities or split up to cover more ground. If the Survivors don't clear the Walkers out of a location, they'll lose resources – and if any resource deck runs out, the players lose the game. Thus, players need to keep the Walkers at bay while not using up too many resources themselves.

Unlike most cooperative games, The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense includes a leadership role that a player can take for one or more rounds. Each player character has a unique leadership ability that provides a bonus while that character is in charge.

The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense includes two gameplay modes. In the Beginner mode, players share all information on their Event cards so that the leader and others can take everything happening in the game into consideration. In Expert mode, players may not share their Event cards, which means that leaders might make decisions that are detrimental to other players – but those players can defy the leader (for a cost) and make their own moves. Why would they do this?

In addition to just trying to stay alive, each player has a secret Ulterior Motive card that specifies a mission for that player. If he completes that mission, then he earns a partial victory, even if the Survivors as a group would otherwise lose. The Ulterior Motive cards are recommended only for advanced players who like a bit of conflict in their co-operative games.

Contents: 100 Resource cards, 48 Event cards, over 70 game tokens, 6 oversized Character cards, 6 character pawns, 4 pawn bases, 1 Badge of Leadership, 4 oversized location tiles, 9 Ulterior Motive cards (for advanced players), 3 six-sided dice, 1 three-sided die, 1 rulebook. Includes 4 promo event cards.

Features

Number of Players 1 to 4
Playing Time 45 to 60 minutes
Suggested Ages 15 and up
Mechanics cooperative play, modular board, variable player powers, horror, tv theme, zombies, solo play, The Walking Dead
Designer Hyra, Matt
Publisher Cryptozoic Entertainment
Year Published 2013
Binding Box
Condition Very Good

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