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Munchkin Zombies

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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.

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I'm Completely Obsessed
Book Lover
Canada
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14 of 15 gamers found this helpful
“A Fun Variant Amongst the Munchkin Games ("Gaaaaames... Gaaaames")”

My friends and I played Munchkin Zombies (with its expansions) this weekend as part of a 6-game Munchkin-marathon, and we had a ton of fun with it. As with any Munchkin variant, it gave us a ton of laughs (and like any Munchkin variant, if you’re a fan of the genre/theme of the game, you’ll get that little added dose of fun and laughter from it).

In a reversal of most Munchkin games, you are the zombies, and the “monsters” are mostly human beings with a few rogue zombies in the mix. As you can imagine, many of the human monsters are people you’d expect to see (and see killed) in a zombie movie, and are in themselves pretty funny. I was especially glad to see all the variety and humour in these cards, since “humans” at first glance you would think can’t possibly yield the number of comic adversaries that other Munchkin games have… but first glance would be wrong. My friends and I ran afoul of a Babysitter (with a broken baby bottle to cut you (sucka!) in hand) and the Briiiiaaaannns, who are amusingly more dangerous if you know anyone named Brian.

As you race to be the first to achieve level 10 by consuming tasty brains, you will gather up equipment like the Porcelin Armor (a toilet), burning trashcans (to use as footwear) and some slightly more disgusting items like Grabby Guts, in which your innards provide you with an extra hand. There is also a series of cards that include things like “Traaaaains…”, “Craaaaanesss…” and “Draiiiiinnnssss…”, which have various effects and instructions that “Everyone say ‘(insert word rhyming with brains here)’ You don’t have to say it, but it adds a certain Munchkin-ish entertainment factor if you play along.

We had a blast with this version of Munchkin, and a ton of laughter was had by all participants. If you like Munchkin, and especially if you also like the Zombie genre of TV and film, I’d highly recommend this variant of the game. You’ll laugh your head off (pun intended).

 
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8 of 14 gamers found this helpful
“Hilarious and fun, as all Munchkin games are!”

This was the first Munchkin game I bought, but not the first I played. The items/beings on the cards and their descriptions are hilarious and you are entertained by playing the game as well as reading your new cards!

The game seems complex at first, but we found it was best to just jump in with the basic rules in hand before and let the cards help us figure it out. When we couldn’t figure it out based on the cards alone, we used the rules to augment. Worked out really well! And of course the last rule is that the owner of the game has final say… which is cool 🙂

It’s appropriate for all ages, though better for older children, maybe 10 and up. The humor might be lost on a younger child and, depending on their age, a child might struggle with the gameplay.

It is best played with a group of 4-5 people. Too few and it’s quite boring, but too many and you never get to play!

 
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I Walk the Talk!
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6 of 15 gamers found this helpful
“Something missing”

I love playing Munchkin, and have loved zombies since I was a kid but this game seems to lack what the original has. We all know the fun in the original was the endless debating in the rules, but these rules just appear to have been rushed to be thrown onto the zombie bandwagon of themed games.

The cards are nicely presented and the gear is pretty hilarious. It’s by far not a bad game, but if you’ve played Munchkin don’t expect it to add up to the original. Don’t get me wrong, Steve Jackson always does an excellent job, but my friends and I all agree that it lacks slightly against original, but only thing separate is the theme.

 

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