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Hi everyone sorry for the thread but i need some help with the Munchkin games.

I basically want to get a copy from somewhere cheap if possible to start playing with a few of the lads that work for me.

I've been looking on google and amazon and there seems to be a load of different ones but i dunno if i need a few or can get away with just the one?

I assume i need this:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Munchkin-Deluxe-1483SJG-Card-Game/dp/B004U7JJWE/ref=pd_bxgy_k_h_b_cs_img_y

or maybe this?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steve-Jackson-Games-1470SJG-Munchkin/dp/1556347677/ref=pd_sim_k_h_b_cs_17

Before i can play anything like this:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steve-Jackson-Games-4230SJG-Munchkin/dp/B007EZLPDU/ref=pd_sim_k_h_b_cs_14

Also is there anywhere i can get them from that is cheaper or at least more reliable than amazon?

Cheers everyone any info is appreciated :)

Also if there's something slimier to munchkin but better please feel free to recommend :D

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There are thousands of Munchkin card game boxes, and unless they're explicitly stated to be expansions they're usually playable in themselves, mixed up together, or anything at all really. Get just the basic Munchkin and see how you go with it, it's not to my taste but plenty of people like it. The expansions and alternatives tend not to add much, in my experience.

I do however urge you to stay as far away from Munchkin Quest as you possibly can. It's a soul-grinding exercise in no fun at all. The whole thing appears to be balanced for play until somebody gets pissed off with it and flips the table after hours of no real progress, because every time somebody is about to win everyone dogpiles them and the game moves back to the medium-stage.

Talisman (or if you like the 40k universe, Relic) are far more rewarding games in terms of moving around, bashing monsters and picking things up. They're nothing at all like the original Munchkin card game though.

edit - For less money, I can certainly recommend Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre which as absolutely fantastic, silly and brilliant fun just to break out. It's all over much faster than Munchkin too, meaning you can go again, or move onto something else. Sorry, I thought you were asking if there were cheaper, similar games. If you're looking for Basic Munchkin a bit Cheaper, try:-

http://www.gameslore.com/acatalog/PR_Munchkin_Card_Game_Colour_Edition.html

The website looks a bit shaky, but I've ordered from them a few times recently and they've been nothing but helpful and speedy. That's not the complete edition you linked too above, but you'll still get a lot of play out of it. The Deluxe copy is out of stock at the moment, but it is a fair few quid cheaper than Amazon - worth dropping them a mail?

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Agreed, Munchkin Deluxe is a great starting point, and everyone I've played it with has had a great time. The board and player pieces are a clear, helpful way to keep track of each player's level.

I'd actually disagree that the expansions don't add much. Although it's essentially all just more of the same, my semi-regular gaming group have had a lot more fun with it since we got hold of Unnatural Axe (the first expansion to vanilla Munchkin). They're in no way essential, but they add more variety and humour to the mix, and that's what Munchkin is all about. Enjoy :)

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edit - For less money, I can certainly recommend Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre which as absolutely fantastic, silly and brilliant fun just to break out. It's all over much faster than Munchkin too, meaning you can go again, or move onto something else. Sorry, I thought you were asking if there were cheaper, similar games.

Oh no im open to suggestions of similar games too. Ill have a google on them too :)

Thank for all the help so far guys :)

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Nowhere, it's out of print for now. I should imagine that Cryptozoic might get round to reprinting it but they're fucking useless as it is.

If you're looking for combat type card games my suggestions are:

Summoner Wars: a bit like Advance Wars on the DS, but with fantasy and cards. Use your units on a play field to protect your Summoner and try and kill the other one. It's 2 player only though.

Master set is a wicked all singing all dancing set:

http://www.iguk.co.uk/products/summoner-wars-master-set-12119.aspx

But if you don't want the outlay just get a faction starter 2 pack like this

http://www.iguk.co.uk/products/summoner-wars-starter-guild-dwarves-vs-cave-goblins-12742.aspx

Quarriors is silly and good fun, tactile and bonkers to boot. Buy dice, roll them, beat up your opponents dice, win. Great with 2+ players

http://www.iguk.co.uk/products/quarriors-setup-box-13717.aspx

King of Tokyo you mentioned on Twitter, but it only really gets good in 3+ players, imo.

AND STEVE'S LEFT FIELD MARMITE CHOICE!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Infernal-Contraption-Edition-Board-Game/dp/B008B98C4I

Infernal Contraption. It's fucking mental and hilarious and oh so good. You build a machine in front of you with the sole intention of fucking up the other players machine and making them get rid of their cards. It gets really, really stupid when the card effects start kicking in. I bought mine second hand when you couldn't get it and it was worth the effort to get one.

Hopefully I've not misunderstood what you want from a game. I don't think you could go wrong with any of those, except maybe King of Tokyo which is a bit poo in 2 player.

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