Amazon Product Name (APN): Munchkin Deluxe
Manufacturer: Steve Jackson Games
Review by: Dad
Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games is an amazing card game for three to six players. In Munchkin, like in other high fantasy role playing games, you are an adventurer defeating monsters and gathering sweet, sweet loot while backstabbing your friends.
Although the base Munchkin game is plenty fine on its own, we recommend getting the Deluxe edition of the game as it includes a game board, standies, and player cards to make keeping track of your score easier. The Deluxe edition also makes it more apparent to everyone who needs a good stabbing to stop them from winning.
Munchkin’s cards and humor are where this card game really shines. Using long established role playing game tropes, Steve Jackson gives our love of high fantasy a modern twist that every gamer can appreciate.
Afraid of dragons? Not me, sir. I’m more afraid of the Insurance Salesman.
Building up your character throughout a game is rewarding, and there are many opportunities for meta gaming, alliances, trades and backstabbing. Once you get going, Munchkin is a fast-playing and silly card game with tons of replay value. But, should you get bored, more expansions and alternate themed versions are available than just about any other game out there.
So, if a full traditional pen and paper RPG theme isn’t for you, check out Munchkin Zombies or Munchkin Marvel Edition instead. Munchkin is a fantastic inclusion for your family game nights and is recommended for players age ten and up, although our six year old has played and had a fun time with some help.
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