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Offline RisaTopic starter

Any Munchkin fans?
« on: March 15, 2009, 08:16:18 PM »
I just recently started playing the card game Munchkin. And oh my goodness, it's the most amazing game I've ever played xD So, I have 20 bucks, and I can probably get a few more from my parents, and I'm planning on buying a set of Munchkin cards. I want to get the original, but there are, like, fifteen sets of them. Are there any sets that you would recommend?

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 08:30:45 PM »
Munchkin, the original one, has about 5 or 6 expansions.

Star Munchkin is Munchkin in space.

Munchkin Bites is horror munchkin

Munchkin Fu is hong kong movie munchkin

Then there's cowboy munchkin, spy munchkin, pirate munchkin, cthulhu munchkin, and Munchkin Blender, which allows you to combine all the games into one.

I have the basic Munchkin, Star Munchkin and Munchkin Fu. They're all quite fun .. same basic gameplay, different settings, with setting appropriate bad jokes and puns :)

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 08:49:38 PM »
Ooo, I heard of the combining one! Epic Munchkin, right? =D

I really want a few of them, but...I don't have the money for all of them xD

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 08:53:24 PM »
Munchkin Blender lets you combine them.

http://www.sjgames.com/munchkin/

Thats the munchkin home site, so you can see the different stuff there. I haven't played the board game, but I imagine it'd be fun.

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2009, 09:19:00 PM »
Ooo, looks nice.

Wow, they have so many Munchkin-related things o_o T-shirts and bookmarks...and they all have in-game abilities xD
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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 06:22:01 AM »
Yep.

True story .. we had the guy who designed Munchkin at a con over here some years ago, playing with a couple of the local MIBs (the ones that promote SJ Games stuff). They called him on how he was playing a particular card .. he was actually wrong, according to the wording. He scribbled out the wording, rewrote it, signed it to make it official and played on.

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 07:06:53 AM »
Fear the mighty Gazebo! :)

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 08:30:02 PM »
lol, HH, that's awesome.

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 01:32:24 AM »
this looks fun... how many people can play it?  i was thinking it be a fun rainy evening game if only two could play...

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 04:24:23 AM »
The more the merrier. I find it works best with about 5 or 6, as there are lots more opportunities to screw each other over that way, and when someone is close to winning, you need everyone to jump on them at once  ;D

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2009, 10:01:53 PM »
Ooh, story based on Munchkin anyone?

Perhaps a corny idea...  But I need a good excuse to get the cards ;)

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2009, 07:08:06 AM »
I think the idea of playing one of these card games has been kicked around a time or two, but I'm not sure anything ever came of it.

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2009, 12:58:52 PM »
I've got the normal game with all it's expansions, which is fun, except that eventually, you just have so many cards, that some rarely come up. For example, the newest set, Dungeons, allows you to move from one Dungeon to another whenever a portal card comes up. There are 16 portal cards, in a deck of... a few hundred?

4-6 players is best for Munchkin, imho.

I also have the boardgame, which really needs all the players getting used to it, to make it playable at a decent speed.



I've played out the Werewolf game her earlier, though the nature of that game might not be the best for Elliquiy. I wouldn't mind hosting a Munchkin game, or playing in one, if someone else would host it.

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2009, 03:52:49 PM »
What's the boardgame like? I've seen it in the shops, but haven't played it.

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Re: Any Munchkin fans?
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 05:13:26 AM »
It's pretty funny. Stuff looks less seperated, as you actually move around the board towards new rooms to explore. And if you do not manage to defeat a monster, it stays on the board and starts wandering around. In addition, every single room has it's own rules affecting combat, or treasure hunting, or allows you to make deals. Munchkin can only assist each other in combat if they're next to each other. This might sound a bit like more of the same thing, but it'll broaden the game considerably, also making it slightly less RNG allowing for more strategy.

The big disadvantage (especially with new players) is that each player turn consists of 3 actions, which at the very start of the game could come down to exploring 3 rooms, fighting 3 monsters and dividing treasure for those three fights in a single turn. Though the 3 actions make much more sense after a few turns, when the board is layed out, it might leave a bit of a waittime between two of your turns. It's ok, though, when players are familiar with the rules and keep the speed up.