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New Munchkin Quest Board Game Video Posted

Around the holiday season, we put together a video showing you the basics of the card game Munchkin, as well as showing you how to play Munchkin.

In that video, we introduced a new board game – Munchkin Quest.

Here is our new video that introduces you to this game based on the Munchkin card game.

Don’t forget, there is also an expansion to Munchkin Quest! Munchkin Quest 2 – Looking for Trouble.

June 10, 2009 at 2:03 am 2 comments

Munchkin Video Posted

We banged out yet another video for you all. Hope it helps. As always, our goal is to inform, not regurgitate rules on how to play or to review the game.

Munchkin is good and we played one night with about eight people and had a blast. If you like dungeon crawl games and you like card games, this one is worth your time. Here’s our reveiw from that night.

Hope the video helps.

January 16, 2009 at 3:35 am Leave a comment

Munchkin Card Game – A Night With Munchkins

Written by Shawn Wolen/Gary Bacchus

For those of you reading this that don’t know what Munchkin is let me give you a little background.  As described on www.bestdanggames.com;   “This award-winning card game, designed by Steve Jackson, captures the essence of the dungeon experience…with none of that stupid role-playing stuff.  Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run.”

The game set up is simple. Each player get’s 4 cards: two treasure cards and two Door cards.  You flip up the the Door card from the stack (with the obligatory “BAM!” – you are supposed to be kicking open the door…) and follow the directions on the card.  The first player to level 10 wins.

During our last Friday Night Game Night at The Daily Grind Coffe Shop, I was fortunate enough to indulge in my new gaming passion, Munchkin.  I love this game!  It is as simple as it gets when it comes to card games, but so much fun.  On this particular night we had 6 gamers, a good number by my estimates (the more the merrier for Munchkin).  All attendees were of different experience levels with the game; some had played once or twice before and for some this was their first experience.

The game started off in the usual fashion with questions galore about how to play, new players convinced the game should be harder to learn or trickier to pick up, but it’s not! Each card in the deck clearly explains what to do with them and the instructions fill in the rest. The flow of play is very easy and lends itself to a larger crowd.
We went around the table with each player taking their turn, the rest of us plotting whether to help or hinder our cohorts.  If you help you might get a share of the loot; if you hinder, you slow their progression to level 10.  The strategy lies in knowing when to be a friend or when to be a foe. We had to learn quickly who to keep close and who keep a close eye on. We had one player who reveled the sheer ease in which she could backstab the other players. The people who were your allies one turn quickly could become enemies at another moment only to flip again later in the game. The game, however, is so light hearted and humorous that no one really seriously got bent out of shape. All in all, Munchkin is a party game that any crowd, geeky or not, can have a great time playing.
The entire evening was filled with laughter that reached levels we had not experienced in a long time.  We experienced a gender change (my friend made a lovely woman); Shinpads of Allure – which forced players to help him/her during every battle near end game, a fight with the Dread Gazebo and a timely win against the Potted Plant.  The game-winning battle was exciting and hilarious!!  A player tried to use a card to move the monster to another player, but that player dropped the right combination of cards to win!!
Give Munchkin a try yourself!

November 4, 2008 at 9:45 am 2 comments

We Now Carry Card Games!

You don’t need to have a game board to play a great game! Some card games are really good and a lot of fun.

After a couple of tests, we have decided that www.bestdanggames.com will start to carry different card game lines.

So, jump on over to our Card Game section and check out our games we carry.

Right now, on our site you can get:

  • Catan Card Games
  • Munchkin – we carry all the expansions and stand-alone games. Just ask for them.
  • Fluxx – we carry many of the incarnations of this game – including Zombie Fluxx (Origins Card Game of the Year Winner)
  • Killer Bunnies – we carry all the colored booster sets. Again, just ask.
  • Ticket To Ride – The Card Game
  • BANG! The Bullet – Every BANG! card ever published in one set

We have access to collectable card games, but we will not be carrying games like Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic due to rules in place by Wizards of the Coast that state we have to have a physical location to sell these. We do have access to other collectable card games, so if that is your game, let us know and we can probably get them for you.

July 6, 2008 at 6:26 pm 1 comment


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