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IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER....
Alright that's quite enough of that. Oh well, so sue me I like to run the occasional joke into the ground. Anyways today is a bit of a change. Today it isn't a board game that we'll be talking about, but instead it's a card game. A card game that was introduced to me by a good friend of mine and her boyfriend.
This is day #19 and the card game, munchkin.
I know that almost all of these recent entries into my series have all been from the youtube series Tabletop that I have linked to on a number of occasions, but this is one game that I didn't find through there. Instead this was a game introduced to me by a friend and her boyfriend.
You see the story behind this one is that every year I like to take a trip up to my grandmother's mountain house. It's a nice little retreat where me and a few friends go away for the weekend to a place where we have no real technology around and can just enjoy the company. It's honestly one of the most relaxing things I get the chance to do during the year.
Every year though we take up various games that we have come across and last year my friend and her boyfriend brought this gem up.
Munchkin is a card game that pretty much makes fun of all the RPG cliches that exist in both tabletop and video gaming. It's essentially the card game you play with your usual D&D buddies when you need to unwind for a weekend.
The best part is though that because of the humor in the game, the people playing don't have to be into RPGs at all to enjoy. The game does a nice job of giving the stick to games while staying ridiculous and fun for everyone to enjoy. Things like the equipment card 'bare feet' where the picture shows a pair of bear paws over a guy's feet are a good example of the kinds of things you will come to expect from the game.
Seriously, I mean look at these, they're hilarious.
The second good thing about this is that it's a really easy game to understand. You as a player are working to get to level 10. In order to do this you have to beat monsters, get equipment, and play politics with your enemies. Not everything can be won by hurting another player, and sometimes you have to give someone else a hand to get ahead.
The game can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to play (depending on the cards dealt) so it is a good time waster without feeling like it is dragging.
I have to say the reaction it got from one of my friends says it all though. After playing the game that weekend she couldn't stop talking about it every time we passed it walking through Barnes and Noble. To have that kind of impact on her, especially as she is fairly biased against games like that says it all. It's a lot of fun and is made better when playing with good friends (as most board/card games are).
It has my recommendation, so if you get the chance I'd suggest trying it out. Who knows who you might be able to draw into it.
I hope you enjoyed,BHW.