I love games. Board games, video games, card games, role-playing games… I dig them all. My only problem with games these days is that I don’t have the time to actually sit down and play them. So when Halloween Forevermore opened the site up to horror product reviews, I jumped at the chance to have a great excuse to play games!
The folks at Steven Jackson Games were kind enough to send me the 1st edition, 7th printing of the card game, Munchkin Zombies.
Here is a breakdown of the game from the World of Munchkin website: Game Design by Steve Jackson. Illustrated by John Kovalic. Kill the Living! Eat their Brains! Braaiiinns!
It’s the sickest, silliest Munchkin yet! You are zombies, kicking down doors and eating brains. The “monsters” you’re attacking are people, some helpless and some hazardous, with a few rogue zombies thrown in. The armor is whatever you’ve blundered across during your lurching search for brains. So bravely you’ll go forth, with mousetraps on your feet and a bowling trophy protecting your poor rotting head . . . to level up, or to die.
This is the first Munchkin game I have ever played, and it is a seriously addictive laugh riot. Every player starts as a level one zombie and the object is to be the first zombie to hit level ten. To do this, you will kick down doors and gather treasures, items, weapons, abilities and armor with the 2 card decks that comprise the game. Drawing a card can either give you a tremendous benefit or drawback. The cards themselves are very amusing and, of course, there are chase cards you are going to want to… chase (Steve Jackson Games were kind enough to send me a promo Pitcher of Cheap Beer card with their press materials). I love this game! Now, I want the expansions and promo goodies and I feel like a junkie in the making that was given his first taste on the house.
There are currently four expansions to the Munchkin Zombies game and a ton of goodies and accessories available at the World of Munchkin site. There are several games on the site that would be of great interest to a horror/fantasy gamer.
Yes, this game comes highly recommended! More braaaiiiiinnnsssss…
Disclosure of Material Connection: HalloweenForevermore.com received one or more of the products or services mentioned below for free in the hope that we would mention it on this website. Regardless, we only recommend products or services that we use personally and believe will be of interest to our readers. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”