We’ve all embellished a story. Maybe you didn’t go 5 days without sleep, but only 2. Maybe you didn’t have a girlfriend that lives in Canada. Maybe you didn’t actually defeat 20 ninjas in combat, but only emptied out the cat’s litter box. But if you’re good at coming up with stories on the spot, and embellishing them as might need to be done, then you’ll be good at The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, the 3rd edition of which is coming out later this month (go Year of New Editions!). We also get a preview of it today.
In the game, players will be challenged by their other players to tell the story of some fantastical event that happened to them. You must weave your tale so as to keep your audience’s attention, lest they interrupt you and make things more difficult. Each interruption comes at the cost of a coin. When that happens, you can either accept that challenge and incorporate the new information into your story, or you can decline at the cost of your own coin. After everyone has told their story, a vote is given, with the winner collecting the pot of coins.
You’ll be able to pick up your copy of The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen 3rd edition on the 15th.