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Reviewing: Steve Jackson Games Munchkin  |  Rating:
nekoneko By nekoneko on
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"Kill the Monsters - Steal the Treasure - Stab your buddy"

That's the game's catchphrase, and boy does it ring true. Anyone who enjoys Magic: The Gathering or Dungeons and Dragons should thoroughly enjoy this game for sure!

Each box comes with two sets of cards (Dungeons and Loot) and a set of instructions. Game play is incredibly easy to pick up on and just about anyone over the age of 10 can play (though younger audiences may need coaching and explanations on what each card does).

For the most part, the game can be considered semi-kid-friendly as most of the adult references are disguised as silly names such as the Horny Helmet (it's literally a huge helmet with two just as huge horns). Some parents may be totally awesome with letting their young'uns while others would prefer to save that sort of thing until they're older.

The entire point of the game is to kick down (flip) a dungeon door, kill whatever moster is inside (if any), take the loot, and be the first to level 10. All of this is done with the help of race and class cards if you find them, buddies nice enough to help you beat too-powerful monsters, and any cards you gather along the way.

An average game takes about 1 hour and is great for those nights when you and your buddies just don't know what to do for fun.