The Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader TV show returned to Fox on May 26, and Hasbro is bringing the quiz show to homes as a board game this summer. Based on the show, the game puts players’ elementary school knowledge to the test with questions covering first through fifth grade curricula, with subjects ranging from math to social studies, art, and geography.
Exclusively from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, and Diamond Comic Distributor, Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Editiongame is now available to purchase in comic book specialty shops. Based off The Walking Dead comic from Kirkman, the game put a post-apocalyptic spin on the traditional Monopoly, giving fans the opportunity to live out the comic by fighting for their own property, and avoiding zombies with each players turn.
Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition delivers a classic Monopoly game play. Players fight for, and then must fortify the prime real estate and resources that will sustain their lives. The game takes over the characteristic of The Walking Dead as the properties all correspond with the series landmarks such as the prison cells, Greene Family farm house, Woodbury, and more locations, while game tokens resemble key items from the series such as Rick’s sheriff hat, bucket of body parts, the telephone, and the R.V.
Instead of using money to purchase property, players must trade in essential supplies, such as food, ammo, and fuel, to gain more territory on the board or to place a guard tower or wall instead of the standard houses and hotels, to secure their properties from invading zombies. This game features six collectible tokens and optional speed play.
Additional The Walking Dead merchandise, including comics, apparel, toys and, collectibles, can also be purchased at comic book stores or through Diamond’s Previews catalog.
Psychotherapist Leslie Robinson plans to demonstrate her new board game, Keep It Real, at select Border’s bookstores in New York City this month. Robinson says she created the game to entice people to interact outside the realm of mobile phones, computer screens, and television sets.
In the game, players round the game board collecting tokens for answering questions such as, “Do you believe in ‘an eye for an eye,’ or turning the other cheek, and why?,” and “If you could choose, would you rather be a man or a woman, and why?” The first person to reach the center with the most tokens wins.
“Keep It Real” is suitable for players ages 14 and up and can be played with as many as 12 and as few as two people. A list of Robinson’s appearances in New York City is available after the jump. [Read more...]