Before you get ahead of yourself, this has, absolutely, nothing to do with “The Wizard of Oz.” These little guys may be cute, but they’re hardly cuddly. This game is a spoof on the well-known Dungeons & Dragons game. The difference here being that the characters are goofy-looking little beings, with silly weapons and armor, who fight ridiculous, but deadly monsters.
We love board games, and I, obviously, love Halloween and anything even closely related to it. So, we picked up this little gem. Because monsters…, dungeons…, skeletons…, magic…. Pick your reason(s). This game, while not exactly new, was made after the card games of the same name and type. My friend and I have been playing the card games for years. This game, however, is both the same and different. What makes it different? It’s a little more… tangible.
It’s pretty easy to play. The goal, like the card games, is to raise your character’s level from 1 to 10, but, unlike the card game, you also have to escape the dungeon. What’s also cool about this game, versus the card counterpart, is that the players build the dungeon as the go along. With the card games, you, mostly, use you imagination: kick in a door; fight a monster; search a room. The board game, however, comes with tiles for you to lay out in, just about, any shape you choose. Of course, it takes a lot more table space.
With both types of the game, the dungeon, essentially, is pointless. Regardless of whether you use your imagination or the tiles, you have to amass loot so that you can handle stronger monsters and “get out” before your friends. The flaw with the board game version is that someone, in theory, could hang out by the front door until he or she was a high enough level, then be the first to fight the boss monster.
It’s a decent game. I’m glad I bought it. My friends and I play the card version whenever we can. The board game version is no less fun than the card version. The only difference is that you can’t mix cards with the board version like you can with the other ones. As with most games, more people equals more fun. These aren’t , really, two player games.
I give Munchkin Quest 7 🎃🎃🎃 out of 10. It’s not, necessarily, a Halloween game, but it’s close. Plus, it has a few flaws, as I’ve listed, but it’s still a fun game, especially if you have sneaky and devious friends like I do. After all, this game, like most, is all about stabbing each other in the back, metaphorically, of course. Spook on!