Steam is Getting a New Card Game. Hit the tabletop card game munchkin is being adapted into a video game, bringing you the classic, if slightly derided, dungeon deliver to steam later in the year.
A tongue-in-cheek dungeon-crawler that we just happen to see as one of the best card games around right now. Munchkin places you on the shores of an upstart adventurer. You and your part of competitive wannabe heroes would take turns attacking satirical creatures, collecting a lot of loot, and discovering several magical items.
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Steam is Getting a New Card Games
It all seems quite silly. Munchkin is essentially one major spoof that is aimed at the self-indulgence of classic high fantasy games like Dungeons and Dragons. You would be making use of items like the Horny and Staff of Napalm to take down equally weird creatures with names like Plutonium Dragon and Floating Nose.
This upcoming digital adaptation, set to launch this fall, looks like a faithful recreation of the original card game. Just as announced by dire wolf Digital, it would allow you to play online multiplayer games of Mucnchkin, or a series of Solo challenges, on PC, Android, and iOS devices. Even the game’s cartoonish art styles seem to be carried over directly.
Divisive Dungeon Crawling
Even though Munchkin seems to be among some of the popular tabletop card games of the last twenty years, it’s gained a fairly divisive reputation. Most times, it spotlights as an amazing gateway for all those that are new to the hobby. Its rules are straightforward and can be picked up quickly, its art is charming, and it leans right into tons of mechanics that players might know already from playing video games.
The game also encourages player interaction. Between kicking down dungeon doors, you would be taking every chance you get to stab your friends in the back. The major part of the game is just blackmailing your way to victory, as you throw monsters at your friends to coerce them into asking for aid, taking their treasure for yourself. Be sure expect a lot of underhand dealings, before inevitably breaking those promises to earn a bigger share of the loot-laden pie.
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But then there are all those that swear against Munchkin, panning it as an over-simplistic game with a long playtime. Elements are unbalanced, and the reams of spin-off expansions – bringing in everything from more cards, to the Warhammer 40k theme – certainly has not given the game image an improvement.
The novelty of it’s faux-fantasy world might actually wear off eventually, but do not write off Munchkin as a total joke. At its heart is a quick-firing dungeon-crawler that is as good at making you laugh as it is testing your friendships. One for everyone that prefers silliness over strategy.
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