I tried Munchkin a couple weeks ago, and it was a failure. The soon-to-be-husband had bought it, to play with his kids. But he had never played before, and hadn't read the rules. I've played a game of Munchkin once, a year ago. So I took over the rules and worked to figure out the game and explain as it we played. And Munchkin doesn't seem to have the clearest rules, with a snarky style best meant for teenage boys. Twenty minutes later, his fiancé and my wife were very frustrated and we gave up. Carcassone Discovery went over much better. It's Carcassone "light", with a simplified scoring system that takes out the Farmers. It's easy to explain and simpler to play.