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Zombie-Inspired Board Games

This Zombie Board Game Was Inspired by 'The Walking Dead' TV Show

— July 15, 2016 — Pop Culture
This zombie board game uses characters and story arcs from the hit TV show 'The Walking Dead.'

'The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary,' uses miniature models of popular characters -- including Rick Grimes and Glenn Rhee -- as playing pieces. The zombie board game is played with two to four players and has six scenarios that become increasingly complex as the game progresses. Each player takes on a leadership role at one point in the game, while the rest of the players must decide if they will support the leader's actions or not. The game was designed to increase stress levels and decrease trust -- a familiar concept to people who watch the show.

This board game allows fans to become more engaged with the show they love.
Trend Themes
1. Zombie-based Board Games - The popularity of the zombie theme in various media has led to an increase in zombie-themed board games, providing opportunities for game developers to create new and unique games based on the concept.
2. Tv-inspired Board Games - The success of TV shows as inspiration for board games leads to a growing demand for more television-based board games, opening up opportunities for publishers to create games based on popular shows.
3. Complex Board Game Narratives - Board games with complex narratives and story arcs offer opportunities for game developers to create more immersive experiences for players and attract a wider market for board games.
Industry Implications
1. Board Game Development - Board game developers can take advantage of the growing interest in zombie-themed board games, TV-inspired board games, and complex narrative-based board games to create new and unique gaming experiences.
2. Entertainment - The success of 'The Walking Dead' as a TV show and its spin-off materials such as board games provide opportunities for entertainment companies to further expand on popular franchises through various media outlets.
3. Retail - The popularity of board games as a leisure activity provides opportunities for retail companies to expand their inventory to include a wider variety of board games beyond traditional games.
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