Sunday, October 9, 2011

Quick Review - Munchkin Fu

Munchkin Fu
(Steve Jackson Games)

Munchkin FuAvailable Now
If you loved Munchkin . . . look out. Here they come again.
"I'm a Ninja with the Dragon Tooth Katana!"
"I'm a Monk with the Sai of Spleen Mangling. Fear my Drunken Monkey Kung Fu!"
"I'm a Yakuza with a gun. Run away!"

The Munchkins are back! Now the game is chop-socky Hong Kong action. The characters are Samurai, Ninja, Yakuza, and Monks. The foes are mooks, demons, and assorted bad guys from all the worst martial arts films you've ever seen. Collect treasures and learn new styles to build up your character's powers. Kill the monsters, take their stuff, and be the first one to 10th level!
Created by Steve Jackson. Munchkin Fu is completely compatible with the entire Munchkin line.
This product was released after May 2010.

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Boxed game with 168 cards, rules, and die.
Stock #SJG1412 * ISBN 837654320587 * $24.99

Epic Ian picked this up for himself with some birthday money. I think perhaps this is one of the best base sets we've played. In typical Munchkin style this set is heavy on parody, possibly even offensive to some at times, as some of the humor is definitely stereotypical. If you're familiar with Munchkin the rules will be very familiar. A few new items to deal with but nothing too difficult.

The set is based around Martial arts and Kung Fu action movies. Four classes are included in this set, Yakuza, Monk, Samurai and Ninja. A new introduction in this set is the Styles, 12 unique styles, from the Bull Style, which is based on the headgear you're wearing, to the Banana style, which has a +5 bonus. Mooks use the same rules as normal henchmen. There are lots of cool rule-tweaking cards in this set.

This is a great game, but there are some drug, alcohol and sexual references that you need to be aware of, Cards like "Hopped up on Lotus", "Kung Fu Grope", and the "Drunken" style enchancer. I have no problem with my kids seeing this stuff, because we've had those talks, and continue to have an open forum.

At $24.99, this isn't too bad for 168 cards, since every card has unique art, even different cards with the same name have different art. It's always good for a laugh.

Pretty Epic! Better than a couple of the sets, and a family favorite.