The new game, The Walking Dead: The Prison, is a stand-alone expansion to 2011’s Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: The Board Game. As the name makes pretty clear, it features a struggle for survival and control of the prison.
The game’s Kickstarter page describes its gameplay this way:
You and up to five of your friends take on the role of one of the ix leaders of the group from Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Rick, Tyreese, Glenn, Dale, Andrea, and Michonne.
The goal of the game? To earn enough Leadership Points to take control of the entire group of survivors.
To earn Leadership Points, they must fight their way through the zombie swarm in the prison yard, bash their way through the prison itself, reach their destination and secure the area. Along the way, players will have to collect additional resources, rescue Followers, and as expected…fight zombies.
It all plays out with dice and cards tokens, and the game features art from The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard.
The game is a little more than a quarter of the way funded at this point. There are numerous extras for Kickstarter backers, including a chance to purchase it for less than the $49.99 MSRP price and extra game components.