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Best Gifts for ‘The Walking Dead’ Fans: Board Games, Book Sets, and More Merch

Celebrate the final season of "The Walking Dead" with these great gifts options.

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 9 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

“The Walking Dead.”

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With 24 episodes in the final season of “The Walking Dead,” the post-apocalyptic zombie series will officially come to an end next year. Goodbyes can feel bittersweet, but Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and the gang haven’t completely abandoned you yet, so why not stock up on a few items inspired by the popular series?

To help you get started, we put together a list of board games, books, puzzles, action figures, and other gifts ideas for loyal fans of the AMC series. For those of you who haven’t watched the show, the first 10 seasons of the series (and episodes of spinoff “Fear of the Walking Dead”) are streaming on a bunch of platforms including Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, and Sling TV. Keep reading for our roundup gift ideas, and for more TV-related content check out the best gift options for “Star Trek” fans.

The Walking Dead Monopoly Board Game 

It’s Monopoly but with a gory twist. “The Walking Dead” Monopoly board game replaces all of the key locations and objects with themes from the show. Instead of Baltic Avenue and Park Place, you’ll maneuver through Fences and Gaurd Towers and other locations from the show. Move around the board selling properties inspired by the series. The same goes for the tokens, which include Michonne’s sword, Rick’s Revolver, Carl’s Hat, Daryl’s Crossbow, Negan’s spiked bat (a.k.a. “Lucille”), and a Walker Head.

“The Snacking Dead: A Parody in a Cookbook” by D.B. Walker

Hungry? Whether you’re cooking for guests or cooking for one, “The Snacking Dead” is a great parody cookbook featuring 50 hair-raising recipes with clever names like Sweetish Fleshballs, Elbows Casserole, and more. Given all of the awesome snack ideas and interesting meal ideas, this cookbook will make a great gift whether you’re a fan of the show or not.

The Walking Dead Lunch Box

Don’t get caught without one! This lunch box is an ultimate gift for fans of all ages and it’s a versatile piece, which means that you can use it to store your lunch or simply put in on display. The 7.7” x 7.6” lunchbox features comic book artwork by series artist Charlie Adlard.

                                            McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead: Dale’s RV Construction Set

This McFarlane Toys Construction Set based on “The Walking Dead” isn’t just a great addition to any collector’s display, but it will aso keep buyers busy with its over 400 pieces. The replica of the Winnebego seen in Season 2 is loaded with special details, from the functional wheels, to the mosquito net screens, and even folding chairs (to make the characters feel at home). The set comes with a Dale action figure armed with a rifle and binoculars along with a zombie, and a Herd Walker. This intricate set comes with small parts, so if you plan on giving this as a gift, it’s designed for ages 3 and up.

 

Mattel Escape Room in a Box: The Walking Dead Board Game 

Ever thought about bringing that escape room experience into your living room? Now you can with Mattel’s Escape Room in a Box: The Walking Dead Board Game. You’ll need four to eight players to build your team and solve the clues to break into the safe haven. Your group gets 90 minutes on the clock to solve puzzles that unlock doors, and if you’re not fast enough, you’ll risk becoming a meal for the Walkers. This game is best for players ages 13 and older, but no prior knowledge of the show is required to play.

Funko POP! Vinyl Walking Dead Daryl Collectible Figure 

Upgrade your “Walking Dead” collection with Funko Pop Vinyl collectable action figure. This design pictured above is of Daryl (and his crossbow). This collectible figurine stands at just under 4″ and looks great with other characters from the series.

The Walking Dead Puzzle, Cover Art Issue #92

Puzzling got more popular over the pandemic, and it’s still a fun pastime. This 550-piece puzzle recreates the cover art from “The Walking Dead” comic book issue #92, featuring Michonne wielding a knife. When fully assembled, the puzzle measures 18” x 24.”

The Walking Dead Compendium Box Set 1-3 w/ Here’s Negan TPB Collector’s Set 

Read up on the New York Times best-selling horror series with this 15th anniversary deluxe box set featuring compendiums one, two, and three, spanning between 2003 to 2018. This limited-edition set features 3,000 pages filled with vivid illustrations and tales of Walkers, Saviors, and that infamous barbwire bat, along with an exclusive “Here’s Negan” book that shares the origin of the Governor, Tyrese, Michonne, and Morgan.

The Walking Dead Clue Game 

Find out who attacked Alexandria and killed the guards in “The Walking Dead” Clue board game. Although the game is recommended for ages 18 and up, several customers have said that the game is family-friendly enough for younger players. Grab a friend or a group to play along as the game is designed for 2-6 players.

“The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide” by Lauren Wilson

Running from vicious, half-dead zombies for years would make anyone hungry. “The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide” by Lauren Wilson helps you survive the zombie apocalypse on a full stomach. This 144-page book teaches you the do’s and don’ts of zombie co-living. Some of the recipes have been seen on the TV show, and others are inspired by characters and locations including Carl’s pudding, Carol Peletier’s baked goods, Amy and Andrea’s Campfire Fish Fry, and Hershel’s spaghetti. An ultimate gift for fans and survivalists alike, the book also includes information on hunting wild game, foraging, and cooking outside.

Walking Dead Engraved Decanter and Rock Glasses

Toast to Dixon, Grimes, Negan, Michonne, and the crew using this Walking Dead Engraved Decanter set with glasses (because normal cups simply won’t do). The frosted white design showcases shadow images of the cast standing above the show’s logo. The glasses and decanter are dishwasher safe so after you’re done entertaining guests, cleaning should be a breeze.

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