Super Munchkin Game Review
Whether you’re a gamer or not, everyone has heard of the game Dungeons & Dragons. The famous role-playing game (RPG) that conjures up images of nerds rolling dice in their basement. True gamers will argue that’s a stereotype. The game of Munchkin fully embraces it. Munchkin brings the RPG genre to card form and satires the loot out of it. To get a feel for the humor that is Munchkin, check out Nerd Farm’s review of the comic Munchkin #1 before you delve into our Super Munchkin game review.
The original Munchkin game focused on the fantasy genre of DnD. Since then, Steve Jackson Games has produced numerous other versions, each focusing on different nerd/pop culture genres while still keeping the RPG feel of the original game. One version satirized the comic book genre and gave us the superhero themed Super Munchkin.
At the beginning of the game, you start out as a Level 1 Human Gamer. You navigate the Super Villain’s lair by kicking down doors, defeating super villains and their minions, and looting their treasure, while you level up to win the game by becoming the first player to reach Level 10.
Super Munchkin is played with 3-6 players. The game is a turn based game, with each player taking a complete turn, then the next player taking his complete turn, and so forth. During your turn you either encounter villains that you fight or gain items/power ups to use later in the game. If you are fighting a villain you use your various weapons, super powers, gadgets, and whatever else you have at your disposal (including disposable Sidekicks) to defeat them. Every time you defeat a villain, you steal their treasure, gain a level, and are one step closer to winning the game.
However, the villain has backup. The other players can choose to help the villain by using their weapons and super powers against you. In the gaming world this is known as “being a Munchkin”.
Super Munchkin is a stand alone, all inclusive game, like any other board game you are familiar with. All the cards needed to play the game come with the initial purchase. There is also an expansion that adds additional cards to both the Door and Treasure decks, bringing more non-copyright infringing weapons, villains, and super powers into the game.
Super Munchkin shows us the ridiculousness of comics and reminds us why we love them so much. It’s a fun, fast paced game that will make you hate the people you are playing with and then be stronger friends after the game. And in no other game can you boast that you took down Galactus all by yourself.
For more information about Super Munchkin, or gaming in general at Cosmic, reach out to our Store Manager Roland. He’s always up for talking about games. In the meantime, check out a brief online demo of Munchkin.
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