Tuesday, January 15, 2013

You should buy the game Munchkin (but not the deluxe version)

Disney's new "Infinity" project got lots of publicity today even though the game footage looks terrible, and the entire concept just looks like a way to cheat kids and their parents out of money for overpriced figurines and discs. (I loathe the Skyanders concept, too.)

Instead, I recommend my family's new favorite game, Munchkin.  It's a fast-based dungeon exploring adventure, where everything is card based.  Instead of spending a lot of time thinking up a character and weapons, you just draw simple cards that tell you your class, race, and armament.

As you progress through the dungeon, you fight monsters and find treasure, and choose to help or hinder each other.

It's a lot of fun, but I don't recommend the deluxe version - - it comes with a board and pawns.  But essentially no effort went into designing the board (which is superfluous, anyway), and the pawns are all the same AND their design is unappealing.  Quite possibly the worst pawns I've ever seen in a board game.

The regular version is $18 at Amazon.