The Tabletop Spotlight is on Munchkin: Marvel Edition!
Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin series is prolific – it’s everywhere and there is a version of it for just about any pop culture reference you want to make. So it wasn’t a huge surprise when our friends from Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over the NEW Munchkin Marvel edition:
This game takes the core gameplay of Munchkin and slaps a Marvel skin on top. To me – that is a win! If you’ve ever played Munchkin playing this version is just like falling off a bike: You do it once and you never really forget how it works. This game also adds a new “affiliation” mechanic and it borrows the powers mechanic from Super Munchkin. In fact, you can blend those decks/sets together and they should work just fine…mostly. Try at your own risk.
The affiliation mechanic functions like the class/race mechanic – it gives you some additional benefits and typically specific enemies or gear will interact with you differently. What I really like about the affiliation mechanic is that you can drop it at any time. You lose those benefits but it might be at a pivotal moment in the game.
You also play a “character” vs a blank slate player like in other versions. You start off as a SHEILD Agent with a specific power and gender. I liked these cards because they help to change up the game a bit as well. Also, because this game is best with 3-6 players, those cards great for helping out new players jump right in.
Munchkin is a classic hit and Marvel is pretty much everywhere these days. If you’re looking for a game that’s got some staying power in your gaming rotation or if you’re looking for a fun game that works for players of all ages then check this box out. It’s worth a look!
Munchkin: Marvel Edition $24.95
The Munchkin: Marvel Edition is an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe. Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin: Marvel Edition comes complete with Treasure and Armor and plenty of monsters to fight, plus Allies, Affiliations, Powers, and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Role cards, and is the perfect game for Munchkin fans who are ready for an epic Marvel battle!
Marvel & Munchkin go together like Comics & Games!