Ready to kick down the door to another adventure? Well, hold on a second! This time around, you need to wait for your opponents to play monsters for you to fight. Can you combo the right cards to crush your opponent into the dust? Let's check it out!
What Is It?
A 2-player collectible card game (CCG) with fun art, silly powers, and plenty of variety! Featuring a multitude of classes to play as and a ton of booster packs to buy up and attempt to create the most powerful deck around!
Who Is It For?
I think this would be good for anyone who likes the theme of traditional Munchkin games but would like a more streamlined game. (Instead if kicking down the door, your opponent creates encounters for you, and you want to cause damage instead of preventing others from gaining levels, which overall is a much better/easier concept, in my opinion). I would say that ages 12+ would be best for this game because it has a lot of moving pieces (including a bluffing mechanic) that may be harder for younger kids to grasp. Those who are familiar with CCGs would also be a great audience for this.
Quality of Components
The game is definitely difficult at first, but you start to pick it up after a few plays, so I would put it right in the middle. The bluffing/cheating mechanic is something different as well to me for this type of game. It is definitely a large part (for some classes more than others) and takes a bit of a learning curve to know when it’s best to cheat and have it work to your advantage. The difficulty also varies based on which class you use and how knowledgeable you are on the different cards.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes CCGs! Like I mentioned earlier, it as that minor Munchkin feel with a much better gameplay. I’ll say that after a few plays we felt like direct damage was really your best bet at winning, but it, again, could all come down to card draws and which classes are pitted against one another. I think that it feels like a good starter CCG or those who haven't had much exposure to them before. Now the only thing to worry about is whether or not you’ll get obsessed with collecting booster packs!
Designers - Eric M. Lang, Kevin Wilson
Publisher - Steve Jackson Games
BGG - boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/202204/munchkin-collectible-card-game
*I was provided a copy of this game to do this review. *