One of my favorite movies is The Adventures of Baron Munchausen that Terry Gilliam did. Based on one of the best-selling books of all time, it recounts several of the adventures of the titular Baron Munchausen, who always insists that his stories are 100% accurate, even if they don’t seem entirely feasible. Well, in The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, you can tell your own tales that may or may not be entirely 100% accurate. We’ve seen a bit of the standard gameplay, but in this preview, we get a look at a couple alternate play styles.
In the first variation, players are free to bring others into their adventures. Say you talk about spending a night in jail, but from the next cell over, you hear your friend, Crazy Two-Sheds Fish, playing harmonica. You might inquire as to how he found himself in such a state, at which point he’d have to pick up and give such details. The other variant is designed for kids (though also the very drunk) in that you start off with a small statement of extraordinary means, which the next person must top with their own statement along the same lines, which will then continue around until someone says the biggest statement of them all. At that point, they will have to elaborate on their story, giving the full account of everything that happened.
Just one week left until the new edition of The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen is released.
Editor’s Note: Even if you’re not 100% interested in the game, I do suggest you go and read the previews. They’re written in the style of The Baron and are a treat, in and of themselves.