27 before 27: Munchkin
On October 20, 2012 I participated in my third year of Extra Life. Extra Life is a 24 hour gaming marathon that raises money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. This year I decided to incorporate board games into my usually 100% video game schedule to give my old eyes a break from the glare of computer and tv screens. Let me tell you it was the BEST IDEA EVER. I got to try out a bunch of new games that I've been wanting to play like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and most excitingly MUNCHKIN.
Playing Munchkin just happens to be one of my 27 things I want to do before I turn 27.
I first heard about Munchkin YEARS ago. Five to be exact. I was watching an episode of the Totally Rad Show where they were playing the game and I thought it looked amazing. I immediately bought Super Munchkin but quickly discovered that none of my friends were "into that sort of thing".
Flash forward 5 years and my current group of friends is all about board games! FINALLY!
I've become addicted to a web show called Tabletop. It's basically just Wil Wheaton with various celebrity friends playing a different board game every week. Queue the Munchkin episode.
My interest is piqued all over again. I order Munchkin Deluxe, which they played in the episode.
Admittedly, it does sit in its package for about 2 months but finally on that fine Saturday afternoon (and again at 7am the next morning) MUNCHKIN WAS PLAYED.
AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!