Shortlisted for Best New RPG in the 1999 Origins Awards!
Shortlisted for Best Family or Party Game in the 2009 Origins Awards!
Shortlisted for Best Writing in the 2009 Ennie Awards!
A GAME of WINE, WAGERS and COMPETITIVE LYING
Can you keep up with Baron Munchausen's extraordinary adventures as he journeys to the Moon and the Sun, rides cannon-balls, defeats armies single-handed, meets the gods, and escapes from bandits on half a horse?
The bizarre stories of the legendary eighteenth-century nobleman come to life as players battle to outdo each other's fantastic feats and amazing accomplishments. It's a roleplaying, story-telling game of outrageous originality and swashbuckling exaggeration, stretching the bounds of truth until they twang.
How is this possible? If Baron Munchausen is involved, anything is possible.
Widely acclaimed as the game that started the story-games revolution, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen is an RPG unlike anything you've read or played before or since. It can be explained in minutes and completed in half an hour, and it's very funny indeed.
A delightful, charming, eccentric and hilarious read, and a game that lets you play drunk lords and ladies lying to each other, Baron Munchausen is a unique milestone in the history of RPG development.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen contains full rules, more than two hundred adventures ready to be played, mechanics that replace dice and pencils with money and fine wine, quick-start rules, and many insults against the inhabitants of various nations, but principally the French.
This expanded edition, a facsimile of a suppressed volume originally printed in 1808, adds rules for playing the game in an Arabian style and a complete supplementary game, 'My Uncle the Baron', designed for children, the inbred, and those who are very drunk.
"The original edition of The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen was unique and marvellous. This new edition is even better. If you are a clever person with clever friends, you will enjoy reading and playing it. Let's not consider the alternative."
—Steve Jackson, creator of Munchkin
"Utter brilliance in RPG form!"
—John Kovalic, creator of Dork Tower
"Really, really, really funny."
—Shut Up and Sit Down gaming podcast
Acclaimed as one of the 'Millennium's Best Games' by Pyramid magazine
Listed in Hobby Games: The 100 Best from Green Ronin Press.