Munchkin was lacking a good 1 on 1 mode.
This one was a backlog video I wanted to upload but could never find the time to edit it.
Munchkin is a really fun game I started playing a couple of years before getting into D&D. Its casual style made me like it a lot. What it was missing was a solution for 1v1 play. Because if you have tried playing Munchkin with only another player you know it loses all its magic.
Things become slow and most often one sided. I haven’t played many times 1v1 because of the bad experiences. Watching a cleric bring back the same 1 level monster again and again until they reach level 10, while you draw all the high level monster leaves a bad impression.
That’s why I was excited when I saw this on the shelf of my local game store. The sad thing is that I haven’t had a chance to try it yet but I’ve made a promise to try it after I finish my exams in June.
One of the first things I noticed when I opened the Cleric & Thief Starter Set is that it feels like Munchkin. The card art is similar, but a bit better, and the card names are still hilarious. I also was able to catch some references to D&D and even Yu-Gi-Oh.
While this version of Munchkin can’t be played by a group waiting for the last member to show up to the session it does have its uses. And now with the new D&D Essentials Kit that provides rules for 1 on 1 play, it could be used as a warm up.
I still haven’t finished looking at the rules, but it seems to be promising and I expect it to be worth it. If you have played the Munchkin CCG, feel let me know of your experiences with it.
I hope you enjoyed the video.
And until next time, have fun!