Friday, February 22, 2008
As I was leaving work today, I decided to stop at my LHS and see what games they may have that I had not played yet. As Precia and I are really just starting to enter into the realm of hobby style games the list is quite vast. As I was browsing the aisles of the store one box stuck out at me and I remember hearing about it on Diggnation, a weekly video podcast of the top stories on digg.com, the game, Munchkin. So as I was pondering which edition to get I asked the salesman there if they had the original version of the game, unfortunately they were sold out. He recommended a couple of the "expansion" boxes to me. I use the term expansion loosely as many of them can be played without having the original version of the game. So I picked up Munchkin Impossible, a fun little twist on the Mission Impossible and the James Bond style spy movies.
Our friends Rachel and Amanda had been on a trip the past week and had just returned on Thursday night so we had planned a night of games, pizza, and catching up. So I thought well it should be fun to break out this new game and give it a shot. Upon opening the box we were greeted with stacks of cards a standard D6 die and what appeared to be a page of direction folded in half. Upon closer inspection it was actually 4 pages of directions that although humorous left us a little vague on exactly how to play the game. Oh well, playing is the best way to learn right. After about 20 min. We had the basic game play down and the first hand lasted just a little shy of an hour. Not bad for play time when you have no idea what you are doing. The second hand, even though we knew what we were doing and perhaps for that reason, lasted a little over an hour.
The game play itself is a little bit of a mash-up between games I liken the battle system to Magic and the overall game play to a simplified Killer Bunnies. It is incredibly fun and quite humorous once everyone is involved. We all quite enjoyed it. So if you have a few extra dollars to spend, it cost 25 at my LHS, and some friends to play with, the game is playable with 2 people but the more that you have the more fun it will be, I would definitely recommend it.