THE MUNCHKIN BOOK edited by James Lowder
The essays in The Munchkin Book focus almost exclusively on the original Munchkin game. As one might expect, several folks involved with Munchkin weigh in. Steve Jackson shares numerous, er, numbers involved with Munchkin. John Kovalic shares his favorite illustrations from the core sets he drew. SJ Games CEO Phil Reed is interviewed by Matt Forbeck. And Andrew Hackard discussed developing a Munchkin game with the hypothetical Munchkin Baroque.
The Munchkin Book is an enjoyable celebration of this wonderful game. While not all of the essays work well (applying mathematical theories to a lighter game like this feels bathetic, and mixing romance with this cutthroat game seems quite doomed), most of them have a zeal and fun feel that exude the joy of being a gamer, playing this game. If you like Munchkin, it behooves you to check out The Munchkin Book.
Overall grade: B+
Reviewed by James Lynch