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Courtesy of developers Dire Wolf and Steve Jackson, the legendary board game Munchkin is getting a PC and mobile adaptation this fall. Munchkin is one of the most recognizable recent success stories in the tabletop world and will now join Dire Wolf’s already significant library of digitally adapted board games such as Red, Everdell, Sagradaand more.
If you’re not familiar with Munchkin, it’s one of the more popular and more casual dungeon crawlers in the board/card game world. This one simply involves diving into a dungeon to compete with friends and kill monsters while grabbing some hot loot.
Munchkin is played over a series of rounds using door and treasure cards that act as your exploration of a dungeon. You then build a character by combining race and class cards before preparing to explore. Whoever reaches level 10, which can happen through every successful dungeon and every monster killed, will be crowned the winner.
Overall, it’s one of the simpler and easier board games to get into, but it’s provided hours of fun for many a tabletop group and is an accessible way to get into the dungeon crawling genre that can get far more complicated and borderline masochistic in contemporaries like Gloomhaven. So if you’re a board game fan who’s had trouble getting your friends into the hobby, Munchkin is a great way to introduce everyone to a mechanics-lite but engaging little dungeon crawler.
In the case of this digital adaptation, there will also be a tutorial to help new players, as well as cross-platform and online options, and even some solo challenges to test your understanding of the game! There’s a ton of content you get in this version that the board game can’t replicate, so this is one hell of a deal.
If you would like to stay up to date with Munchkin Digital, you can keep an eye on Direwolf official website or that Munchkin Digital Steam Page. In the meantime, we’ll simply have to wait to hear more about an official release date or pre-registration openings.
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