12 Days of Christmas: Hunting the Walking Dead in 2018

The Walking Dead: All Out War was, without a doubt, our biggest hit of 2017. In fact, it was our biggest game launch ever and continued to be popular throughout the year. After releasing the core game in late 2016, we followed it with new expansions based on key storylines in the comics: Miles Behind Us (Hershel’s Farm) and Safety Behind Bars (the prison). New boosters accompanied each of these expansions too. But with all that out the way, let’s find out what’s coming up in 2018…

MADE TO SUFFER

The first release on the horizon is Wave Four, which includes the Made to Suffer expansion and accompanying boosters. Due to hit retailers in late February, this wave tells the story of when Rick and the Atlanta Survivors meet the Governor for the first time.

The Made to Suffer expansion contains a printed play-mat with detailed town interiors, rules for fighting inside buildings, and expanded rules for larger games and allied forces! You’ll also get the Governor’s four main henchmen: Martinez, Gabe Harris. Bruce Cooper and Dr. Stevens.

Wave Four also includes some new retail exclusives:

  • Michonne, Vengeful Hunter Booster – an armoured version of Michonne, Tom and a new Walker
  • Lilly Booster – Lilly, Smitty and a new Walker
  • Tyreese Prison Advisor Booster – armoured Tyreese, Raymond and a new Walker

However, that’s not all we’ll have for Wave Four because next month we’ll also be releasing some new MDF accessories. The Woodbury Housing Estate includes four houses that match the design on the Made to Suffer mat. They have removable rooves and the interiors are the same too (including opening doors). Make sure you’re signed up to the newsletter to hear when they’re available for pre-order.

Just in case you really can’t wait for Wave Four, we’ve got a very limited number of the Made to Suffer Kickstarter Editions available on the website. You can pick one up here.

WAVE FIVE

Wave Four marks the final wave that was funded during the Kickstarter but we’re not stopping there! Later this year we’ll release the first straight to retail wave based the Hunters storyline in the comics. During this timeline Rick and the gang leave the prison and come across a dangerous group of survivors known as the Hunters!

This Wave will introduce a selection of well known characters into the game too, including Abraham, Gabriel, Rosita and Eugene. You’ll also find advanced rules for map-based campaigns in the Fear the Hunters expansion.

TOP SECRET PROJECT

However, that’s not all we’ve got planned for the year ahead and towards the end of 2018 we’re planning to release a top secret co-operative board game inspired by one of the major storylines in The Walking Dead. The Survivors introduced in the new game will also be usable in All Out War too, so there’s an extra bonus for those that purchase it.

So, there you have it. 2018 promises to see the Walking Dead continue to grow. We’re also looking into the possibility of an online campaign that features the various factions fighting to control Atlanta! So stay tuned for more details on that in the months to come.

 

5 Comments

  1. This sounds promising, but I think the other factions would need to be fleshed out before you start an online campaign. Right now there is only Rick’s Group, unaligned, Woodbury is coming, and I assume there will be enough Hunters to make that a faction of its own. The Kingdom and the Saviors currently only one member each.

    Any idea on when we might start seeing some pictures of the post Made to Suffer releases?

  2. (Crosses fingers) PLEASE PLEASE BE TELLTALE GAMES TWD BOARD GAME!

  3. Any chance you can put blank walker, survivor, and equipment cards in the set (or post online) so that we can make our own custom cards? I know you have the blank survivor cards online but it’d be nice to be able to make custom Walkers and equipment cards as well.

  4. Sounding good, except for the spinoff campaign plans. Why not work on the main game, and focus on fleshing out the factions and moving on in the storyline. What are the future plans? is this game going to continue on right through to the current arc in the Walking Dead? Personally I would have liked it to get to get to wave 7 or 8 by the end of the year. 1-4 in 2016/17 4-8 2017/18 – one extra wave and some spin-offs is a little disappointing.

    • Yeah, I personally would have preferred that they jump straight to Alexandria. I had to go back and flip through back issue just to remember what that was all about. Hopefully we see at least a Wave 6 before the end of the year otherwise we’ll it will be way to long before we see the game’s namesake arc. Hard to have an All Out War with a few Hunters, a group of Woodburians, and a whole mess of “Rick’s group” characters.

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