GeekDad Review: Smash Up Munchkin

I don’t get to play ‘Munchkin’ as often as I’d like to, but I’m a big fan of the writing and artwork that goes into every version and expansion of the game. And since I’d never played AEG’s ‘Smash Up,’ the opportunity to play this year’s new combination of the two–‘Smash Up Munchkin’–was one of many Gen Con 2015 treats.

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’80s Gaming Flashback — Illuminati

Illuminati is a card game for two to six players where each player assumes the role of a powerful (and often humorous) organization such as the Illuminati, or the Gnomes of Zurich or even The Bermuda Triangle. These are the Illuminatus groups who pull strings and manipulate organizations and countries. Stacking powers provided by other groups, moving funds between groups, and even sacrificing controlled groups for one-time bonuses are all part of the game. So are backstabbing, extortion, alliances, and even cheating (in some circumstances).

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Happy Birthday, John Kovalic!

Today is the birthday of the talented and awesome John Kovalic. John has long been a friend to our companion site, GeekDad, as well as adored by millions from his webcomic Dork Tower, and his many, many games from Out of the Box Games (Apples to Apples, anyone?) and Steve Jackson Games (Munchkin!!). I happen […]

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