Munchkin is one of my all time favorite games. Not only do I have a blast just trying to take out friends, but I enjoy all the different themes they come up with. However, one special edition has just arrived and I am losing my head over it. The new Nightmare Before Christmas Munchkin is everything a fan of the movie would love. It stays true to what we love about Munchkin, but filled with the excitement and bewilderment that can only remind us the classic, Nightmare Before Christmas.
Since we cracked open the box and played a few rounds, I have had the song, “What’s This?” playing over in my head. And because it has been forever since I have seen the movie or heard the song, the only thing on repeat is literally “What’s this?” Over and over again. It doesn’t even drive me crazy, it just makes me want to play this game over and over again.
Developed by USAopoly and based off Steve Jackson Games Munchkin, Nightmare Before Christmas Munchkin is available now ($24.99). We love to support our local game shops, so check to see if they have a copy. If not you can check out amazon, USAopoly and Steve Jackson Games.
As a lover of the original game, it took me a while to come around to the new redesigned cards in Nightmare Before Christmas Munchkin. I mean, they are not even huge changes. For example, instead of saying the type of equipment it is like Headgear, Armor, Footwear, and 2 Hands. The cards now just show a picture on the top corner of the body part that would use it. But pushing through that small shock to my system, I LOVE THE DESIGN OF THE CARDS! They are so colorful, eye catching, and really just pop leaving the whole table passing around cards for the others to view.
While the design and artwork are awesome, I am loving the different aspects the cards induce when played. For example the card where you have to sing the chorus to one of the songs from Nightmare Before Christmas. Along with awesome cards like that, they have also added Citizenship Cards from the good old towns Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Halloween. The first time we played this game I had a Bun Bun moment, where I wanted to rule all the holidays. If you do not know the story of Bun Bun, check out Sluggy Freelance!
So enough time spent on me telling you about the game, go out, invite some friends, and pick up your own copy. Nightmare Before Christmas Munchkin is a great game for the family, 90’s kids, and across the board from new to old fans.