The Walking Dead: The Dice Game, from Mantic Games, you play as a survivor looking to join Rick’s group and must push your luck to prove yourself to him.
Rick Grimes is looking for a few good survivors to prove their worth, step up and join his group. His standards are high and so are the risks. Will you push yourself far enough to be invited in? Mantic Games‘ The Walking Dead: The Dice Game gives you the chance to prove yourself. Are you game?
Players must venture into an area filled with threats, whether they be living or dead. Who wants to live forever anyway? This is high risk for a potentially higher reward, what could go wrong? The game is meant for 2+ players, each drawing cards and rolling dice to determine the outcomes. Each step of your path gets more or more dangerous.
Overall mechanics are quite simple, draw a card, roll some dice, then evaluate the results. This game is modeled after Mantic’s Hellboy game but is meant to be played as a standalone title. As I speculated in the unboxing video, I wonder if their dice games could be combined? Technically they shouldn’t be BUT I tried it. Felt like I was reliving that anniversary issue of The Walking Dead where they brought in the art team from Invincible but it was all a fever dream of Rick’s. I loved that mini story. This took me right back to that and was fun but absolutely batshit, but in a great way.
This game is fun and chaotic but if you intentionally mix with the Invincible game (even though it’s not meant to) is even more so. The art on these cards look like they are straight from the comics in full color and the overall quality is top notch. Simple and easy to learn mechanics with this art and a great time means an absolute win!