If you have never played the original Munchkins, then that’s OKAY, because Munchkin Zombies is just as fun and even better when you can backstab your fellow gamers with your undead self.
The learning curve takes a bit of time for those who have never played a character tabletop game before. You will learn how to equip yourself, what class you can be, what races are available, and what other cards can help or hinder you. Knowing the significance of each gear and what bonuses they provide is probably the only reason the learning curve takes a bit of time. Otherwise, the game play itself, perfectly flows.
The concept of the game is pretty straight forward as the original game, but for those who have not played yet, let’s discuss the objective.
Kill the Living! Eat their Brains! Braaiiinns!
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.
It’s that simple! So, how do you play?
The board consists of 10 levels and 6 pawns, so three to six players can participate. The numbered spaces on the board represent the characters level. Players advance in levels when they defeat monsters or when they rummage through the treasure chest and win a card that says “gain a level”. You can also loose levels but you will never go below level one. The first one to level 10 from defeating a monster, is the winner!
Time to Get Your Zombie Mojo on!
The great thing about Munchkins in general, is that you play against each other. This means that if your fellow zombie has to fight a monster and you think he will win the fight, you can toss another monster down for him to fight, or curse him! Now, keep in mind, other gamers can help him with the fight as well, but not without a price to pay from the zombie they are helping. This means negotiating terms: “I’ll help you defeat the monster for one (or all) of your treasure!”
help a fellow zombie or curse his mojo!
The Zombie in play can accept the help or, if all else fails, try to run! Now, if your Zombie has “fast shoes” or other “fast” armor in play, or if he has another card to help get him out of this situation, he may have a better chance at getting away. However, when you flee, you also do not gain the level or the treasure. Otherwise, if you try to flee and you fail, then you suffer the “Bad Mojo” of the monster!
No Dead Fun Around Here!
All in all, Munchkin Zombies is a great family game with surprises around every corner! Choose your characters well, arm yourself with the greatest gear, and hope you make it through the apocalyptic fun! Get Zombie Munchkins now from Amazon!