Munchkin® has apparently been around for years, but it was new to me this year. It is a card game that parodies D&D style roll-playing games. As soon as I heard about it, I knew I had to get it for my son for Christmas. He was thrilled and we had a blast playing. Unlike D&D, this is a game that takes no preparation time and can easily be played in an hour or so. From the rules to the cards, it’s full of humor and fun at D&D’s expense. The rules encourage arguing, backstabbing, working together, and just about anything short of cheating.
The crew at Major Spoilers, the geniuses behind the Critical Hit podcast I raved about last summer, have also developed the Munchkin Land podcast. You wouldn’t think it would be fun to listen to other people playing a card game, but they pull it off with aplomb. Listening is a great way to learn not only the rules of the game, but the spirit of the game.
If you ever loved a role-playing game, you must give Munchkin® a try! You’ll be glad you did.
What board and card games did you play over the holidays?
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I’ve never heard of this game, but we did play the classics, Hungry, Hungry Hippos, and Perfection, which the kids received for Christmas.
Happy New Year!
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