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Aug 14, 2018
Steve Jackson Games and Games Workshop announce the biggest, back-stabbiest, most loot-filled heavy-weapons bonanza of the year: Munchkin Warhammer 40,000, coming in 2019 to a game store near you!
Since the original Munchkin card game hit the market in 2001, the Munchkin brand has sold over 9 million games and accessories worldwide. Warhammer 40,000, now in its eighth edition, is one of the longest-lasting classic games of miniatures combat. Now these two popular games are merging into a storm of carnage and weirdness guaranteed to satisfy armies of gamers.
As with all Munchkin games, Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 will combine easily with the rest of the extensive Munchkin line, including Munchkin Zombies, Star Munchkin, and Munchkin itself.
Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 is illustrated by principal Munchkin artist (and extreme Warhammer fanboy) John Kovalic, and designed by Munchkin Line Editor Andrew Hackard, in consultation with Games Workshop.
“I have never seen a game store without a Warhammer 40,000 section,” said Hackard. “It’s a pleasure to get to play around in a setting that has such a rich history and so many dedicated fans around the world!”
Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 will launch in 2019 in premiere Deluxe format ($29.95), followed by two 112-card expansions ($19.95) later the same year. That’s almost 400 cards of explosive Munchkin Warhammer fun!
July 30, 2018
CMON Limited announced that they have teamed with Steve Jackson Games to design and publish Munchkin Dungeon based on the award-winning card game.
Munchkin Dungeon captures the same playful sense of humor of the original card game, while providing a completely new experience. It is the first collaboration between designers Eric M. Lang (Blood Rage, Rising Sun, Arcadia Quest) and Andrea Chiarvesio (Richard the Lionheart, Kingsburg, Hyperborea).
In the game, 3-6 players will enter a dungeon and attempt to collect the most treasure and achieve the highest character level. They will have to push their luck if they want to be successful in their adventure, but if they come across a foe that’s a little too big to face, they can always run away. If players choose to take the cowardly (albeit occasionally logical) route of avoiding danger, they will earn Shame which will be counted against them at the end of the game. You can’t be a hero without exhibiting a little bravery!
Munchkin Dungeon comes to life on the tabletop with highly-detailed miniature figures and illustrations by legendary artist Jon Kovalic. Fans of the Munchkin series of games will feel right at home with the whimsical art that Kovalic is famous for, and players old and new will have hours of fun exploring dungeons, fighting monsters, and betraying their closest friends!
Munchkin Dungeon is coming to Kickstarter in 2019. Stay tuned for updates on the CMON Facebook page as the campaign approaches.
May 12, 2018
Get ready to see quality accessories for Munchkin and the Munchkin Collectible Card Game on shelves in 2018! Steve Jackson Games has given Ultra PRO International exclusive rights to accessorize those lines.
Ultra PRO can now design and make Munchkin-ly items including playmats, card sleeves, deck boxes, albums, binders, card pages, zippered gaming cases, dice bags, life counters, dice, and tokens. Fans are likely to see playmats, Deck Protector sleeves and Deck Boxes roll out this year. So get ready to play your favorite Munchkin games in style!
In addition to offering accessories for sale, Ultra PRO has agreed to make limited-run prize items for Munchkin Collectible Card Game organized play events.
Feb 11, 2018
The day of love is coming soon, and we know you’ve prepared something lavish for your loved one. Chocolate fountains, a dozen roses, rose fountains, a dozen chocolates; you know the drill.
But for those of us who aren’t ready, Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin Valentine’s Day-themed accessories are available at your local game store and Warehouse 23 now! Because nothing says “I love you” like backstabbing your partner.
Our Munchkin Valentines are a great way of telling your favorite person they are loved, plus you can give them special Munchkin promos! (Or keep them to yourself. Why should they have all the fun?) If you’re looking for more accessories, the Munchkin Valentine’s Day Monster Box and Munchkin Playmat: The Flower of Love can give your typical Munchkin game a romantic flair. Plus, you get an extra-special rule with the playmat, and some additional holiday promos with the Monster Box, so there’s a lot of Valentine’s Day love to go around. And while you’re at it, Love Shark Baby and its precious pink pastels would be a great addition to your collection, in addition to being thematic.
You can find these, to fulfill all your Munchkin desires, at your friendly local game store or on Warehouse 23. Make sure you get them in time for Valentine’s Day; the couch is never as comfortable to sleep on as it is to sit on.
Nov 30, 2017
CMON is excited to announce they have entered into a multi-year deal with Steve Jackson Games to publish board games based on the acclaimed Munchkin franchise.
Through this partnership, CMON will produce board games based on the long-running Munchkin series made popular by its engaging gameplay by designer Steve Jackson and its cast of fantastic characters illustrated by John Kovalic. CMON will bring this playful universe to life on the tabletop like never before in Fall 2018, beginning with a board game inspired by the highly-successful Arcadia Quest.
Chern Ann Ng, CEO of CMON Limited, said, “Working with Steve Jackson Games to bring fans a new vision of the Munchkinuniverse is an incredible opportunity. Munchkin has been a mainstay within the board gaming hobby for many years, so being able to put our touch on this iconic franchise is truly amazing. We can’t wait for players to see what’s in store.”
Phil Reed, CEO at Steven Jackson Games, said, “Partnering with CMON to bring a new era of Munchkin board games to our fans is exciting. With their history of producing high-quality miniatures and games, we believe Munchkin’s rich history and cast of classic characters will shine.”
CMON’s first board game based on the Munchkin license is planned for Fall 2018 with more news and announcements to come.
Munchkin® To Be Adapted to Digital Platforms For the First Time in History by Asmodee Digital and Steve Jackson Games
Oct 29, 2017
Asmodee Digital, a leader in digital board game entertainment announced that the multi-million selling dungeon adventure card game, Munchkin, created and published by Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, will be reimagined for digital platforms, under license. The upcoming digital adaptation will put everything players love about Munchkin at their fingertips in the next year.
Designed by Steve Jackson and illustrated by John Kovalic, Munchkin is the mega-hit card game about dungeon adventure… minus all that pesky roleplaying business. Friends compete to kill monsters and grab hilarious magic items, like the Horny Helmet, Boots of Butt-Kicking, Staff of Napalm, and Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. While their opponents are busy giggling, players are free to backstab friends, steal their stuff, grab the treasure and run!
Without the standard, long-winded RPG elements, Munchkin is not only fun and fast paced, it’s easily one of the most accessible games of its genre.
“We are thrilled to partner with Asmodee Digital for the first adaptation of Munchkin to digital platforms. Munchkin has become an evergreen game over the years and we believe the time has come to offer fans around the world a truly innovative experience,” says Phil Reed, CEO of Steve Jackson Games.
Sept 30, 2017
Steve Jackson Games has announced Munchkin Magical Mess is coming in January!
Murder more monsters for much merriment!
Moop is back, with more magical messed-up mayhem in his menagerie! One Monster Mashup wasn’t enough, so we’re bringing you even more mixed-up monsters for your fighting pleasure. Fight off the Clampire and Bearricuda with your Butterfly Knife and Snailgun, and protect yourself with the Cat’s Pajamas!
This is a complete game and is fully compatible with Moop’s Monster Mashup and all the other Munchkin games.
June 25, 2017
Munchkin Spell Skool is coming to a Walgreens near you from Steve Jackson Games!
This new Munchkin game features the adorable art of Katie Cook, who’s drawn everything from Munchkin Kittens and Puppies to Munchkin Cthulhu Guest Artist Edition, so you know it’s got charm! Speaking of charms, if you’re looking to learn about spellcasting, this is the game for you. Join one of the school clubs, like Chess Club, Potion Club, or the Forbidden Magic Club. Fight off the Rap Scallions with your Starter Wand, but watch out for the fearsome Moldy Mort and his minions! If you want to get a quick spellcasting primer, check out our How To Play video on Youtube and start training.
Munchkin Spell Skool was even featured on Forbes.com, focusing on games appearing in new places. (Who knew we’d see the day when Munchkin would show up in Forbes? To be fair, businesspeople do have a lot of loot to take, so it may have been inevitable . . .)
Look for Munchkin Spell Skool at your local Walgreens soon. Mix it with previous releases, like Munchkin Grimm Tidings or Moop’s Monster Mashup to make the ultimate magical mix-up!