Last week, we shipped two games from our primary warehouse to distributors, and both of them should be on the shelves of your Friendly Local Game Store within a couple of weeks!
First is the second printing of Munchkin Princesses. This was a very popular booster and sold out more quickly than we expected, so we decided to reprint it! This printing is on a blister card, rather than in a foil pack, so look for it on the pegs with the other Munchkin expansions. (While you're there, why not grab some Munchkin Knights to go along with it?)
The other is a new Munchkin game: Moop's Monster Mashup! This very silly set, designed by Steve Jackson and illustrated by Ian McGinty, introduces the meddlesome mystic, Moop, and his crazy crammed-together creations. Use the Tiger-Tooth Saber and the Beaver Cleaver to fight the Kangarooster and the Drizzly Bear. This is a full game for three to six players. We did a shorter print run than usual, so we don't expect this game to last long on shelves!
Munchkin #13 Promotion Coming to an End
At the start of this year, Boom's Munchkin comic book transitioned from carrying exclusive cards to offering promo codes for special items available only through Warehouse 23. Month after month in 2016, readers of the Munchkin comic have laughed at the exploits of Spyke and Flower and then taken advantage of the opportunity to add new Munchkin zaniness to their game sessions. Unfortunately, these promo codes come with experation dates . . . and the code for Munchkin #13 is going to expire this week!
If you already own Munchkin #13, then please add The Munchkin Bookmark of Vermicular Violence to your Warehouse 23 order and use the code today so that you don't miss out on this limited offer. Those of you who have not yet snagged this issue can still get the bookmark as long as you order the comic immediately; we automatically add in the limited promotional items with Munchkin comic orders at Warehouse 23, but once a code expires we will stop including the items with orders of the issue.
Fair warning: the countdown starts all over again right away since the code in Munchkin #14 expires in about a month. You have been warned!
With the exception of one game added to the schedule very recently and a few bookmarks here and there, everything on the 2016 Munchkin schedule has gone to print. More impressive, a fair number of our early 2017 releases have also gone or are very, very close to heading to the printer. We aren't quite to the point of working a full year ahead, but we're closer than we've been in a long time.
As for me, I have a couple of projects to turn over to Devin for playtesting and to our talented artists for illustration and layout. Once those are done, I can start thinking about 2018 plans. And we do have plans, yes indeedy . . .
We've worked with our partners at Target to produce a Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition, illustrated by Mike Luckas! We've been really happy with Mike's work on the Munchkin comic book, and working with him on the Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition was just as much fun as we hoped!
Munchkin Legends debuted at Target, so this new version brings the game back literally to where it began.
Find out more about the Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition and all our new Guest Artist Editions at guestartists.sjgames.com – maybe there's a game there that you've missed!
P.S. My thanks to all the great folks at ConnectiCon who made my weekend easy and fun. Thanks to everyone who asked me for an autograph, came to one of my panels, or just stopped to say hi; you're the reason I go to conventions. Special thanks to Erica, Shane, and the whole ConnectiCon team for taking great care of me and making sure I didn't miss my plane.
SJ Games, including Warehouse 23, is closed all this week in celebration of Independence Day in the States. We'll be back open next week as usual.
If you need something to read during this holiday week, we recommend the newly revised and expanded (GREATLY expanded) Munchkin FAQ. It has a lot of new clarifications and a few rulings that we changed to make things more consistent across the line . . . it's worth taking some time to study it.
Last reminder: come see Andrew at ConnectiCon THIS WEEKEND!
We're bringing back the greatest bar at Gen Con . . . the Munchkin Tavern!
The Munchkin Tavern will be open August 4 through 6, back at the Tavern on South. We'll have a themed menu all weekend and special guests each evening. We'll also have promos, announcements, exclusive swag, and . . . well, let's keep a few secrets.
We'll announce more surprises as the event gets closer. We look forward to seeing all our fans at the Munchkin Tavern!
I've mentioned this before, but a signal boost never hurts: I'm going to be a gaming guest at ConnectiCon in Hartford, Conn., July 7-10, along with lots of other folks including Munchkin Gloom designer Keith Baker. I've never been to Connecticut, so I'm really excited about this trip. The con has several Munchkin events planned – and the tournament final is "Try to beat the Czar!" – and I'll be on a couple of panels as well. It should be a lot of fun and I hope to see a bunch of Munchkin fans there!
A good book can be hard to find, mainly because they don't have enough pictures. War and Peace? More like Snore and Peace, am I right? Well, toss all those leather bound classics out and start buying issues of the Munchkin comics, now available on Warehouse 23! Every issue, even the Deck the Dungeons holiday special, is in our store! This offer is perfect if you want to get single issues as opposed to the collected trade paperbacks Andrew told you about last week.
Not only that, every issue you buy from Warehouse 23 comes with a special promotional goodie (card or bookmark)! By comparison, my copy of the "classic" Moby-Dick only came with dense prose and a stupid essay test at the end. I think we know what the REAL classic is.
Pick up your single issues of the Munchkin comic from Warehouse 23 today!