The multi-million selling dungeon adventure card game, Munchkin, is about to delve into the binary dimension as Asmodee Digital prepares to bring everything players love about the award winning dungeon crawler to your fingertips.
Designed by Steve Jackson, Munchkin bypasses the need for long winded RPG elements and goes straight for the jugular. Smashing down doors, maiming unsuspecting monsters and grabbing all that sexy, sexy treasure. Friends compete to grab as much loot as possible, building up the level of their characters before stabbing everyone else in the back and claiming victory.
Searching for traps and creeping down corridors is so last year and this fun and fast paced card game is easily one of the most accessible of its genre. The core mechanics of dungeon crawling have been perfectly boiled down into three simple rules: kick in the door, look for trouble or loot the room. As you defeat monsters you gain levels and find hidden treasures; these can increase your power, grant you special skills and give you spells to aid you on your journey – but be warned, it’s not only the monsters you need fear in the depths of these dungeons: your fellow dungeoneers may also give you a swift kicking as they use spells and bonus cards to hamper your progress towards the fortune and glory of 10th level. It’s chaotic, hilarious and has been a staple of my board-game evenings for over 10 years.
Munchkins includes an extensive array of expansions and wonderfully realised licenses such as Marvel, Adventure Time and a recent Rick and Morty themed game. There is such a vast wealth of content for Asmodee Digital to harness that I for one can’t wait to see what they do with this title.
However, half the fun of Munchkins is watching your friends’ faces as you callously impale them in the back, or the enjoyment you get from gloating mercilessly as you pull off a sneaky manoeuvre to take victory – it’s a large part of what makes tabletop gaming so much fun and how well this will translate into a digital board game, we’ll have to wait and see.
Asmodee Digital promise to bring all the door kicking, monster mashing, room looting fun of the award winning game to consoles, PC and mobile devices at some point over the next year. Make sure you sign up to the The Dice Bear’s newsletter and I’ll keep you up-to-date with all the Munchkin news.