“The Walking Dead Card Game”
designed by Wolfgang Kramer, published by Cryptozoic Entertainment
A re-theming of the excellent “6Nimmt” with zombies. The players all simultaneously pick a card from their starting hand of 10 cards, reveals it, and each player then plays their card into one of four rows, starting with the lowest number first. Your card is placed to the highest number it is closest to. If you place the sixth card in a row, you end up taking that whole row of cards. Each card will have between one and six bullets on it: the more bullets you collect, the worse off you are. Gasp in horror as all four rows fill up with five cards and just pray that your opponents will take rows before you…and oddly thematic as you see hordes of walkers slowly build up as cards are placed down and more and more bullets show up…Three rounds later, the person with the least number of bullets wins! There’s also a hero mode where you try and TAKE the most bullets, but that one seems lame and tacked on.
Great for people who like “6 Nimmt” and zombies (or walkers, if you prefer). Great even for people who don’t like the latter. But the pictures on the card might be too scary for the little ones.
One Line Verdict: solid game, tacked on theme, but still fun because the core game is great.