I know it's not Valentine's Day yet, but last week we started to ship a couple of projects to distributors to make sure you get gifts in time for your favorite Munchkin lover. (Parse that phrase however you like.)
First up is Munchkin Valentines. This pack includes five identical packs of Munchkin cards and five different Munchkin-themed valentines for all your sweeties, all illustrated by John Kovalic. Nothing says true love like backstabbing and naked greed, right? And at $5.95, if you have a lot of sweeties, you can buy more sets!
We're also shipping a new Munchkin Playmat: The Flower of Love. This playmat was illustrated by Katie Cook and shows Flower and the Love Shark in a tender moment. As with all our other Munchkin Playmats, it has room for all your cards and a special rule! It will be available to distributors through a special promotion, so make sure your local retailer knows!
Next week, we'll start shipping the Munchkin Valentine's Day Monster Box. It was also illustrated by Katie Cook and includes 12 Munchkin cards. As with all our Monster Boxes, it has room for 2,000 cards plus plenty of Munchkin swag. But if you fill it with candy and flowers for your special someone and keep the loot for yourself, we'll never tell. This will be available as a promotion on Warehouse 23 soon!
Last week, I posted some Designer's Notes for Munchkin Treasure Hunt and Munchkin Wonderland. Please read the article and comment over on Medium.com, and share the link with your friends, even (especially) the nongamers in your group.
We're hitting the ground running and looking forward to an exciting year! As always, watch this space for the latest news from Team Munchkin.
We're starting with a busy few days: Chinese New Year is exceptionally early in 2017, so our factory is closing for a month starting next week. We're trying to get some last-minute corrections and approvals in under the wire before that happens. After that, we'll spend the rest of January preparing a bunch of new games to send right after they reopen in February -- the earlier we send them, the earlier our games get placed in the manufacturing queue.
I've got a couple of months without any work travel planned before I head to San Diego for JoCo Cruise 2017 and from there to Las Vegas for the GAMA Trade Show. Time to put on my big-boy game developer pants! (Seriously. They're big. The holidays were unkind to my waistline.)
Whatever you celebrate, we hope it is enjoyable and safe. See you in 2017!
Don't forget that this is your last chance to order the Mostly Munchkin Grab Box and Game in a Box, or anything else you want to get directly from us -- Warehouse 23 stops taking orders this Thursday.
We'll be closed for the year after this week. To everyone traveling this holiday seasion, safe journeys. However you choose to celebrate, best wishes and may all your monsters be low-level.
We aren't resting at ALL!
Devin is hard at work flogging the Munchkin Collectible Card Game through its last steps before we send it to print. This game is gorgeous and I cannot wait to start playing with the real cards. Eric M. Lang and Kevin Wilson did a fantastic job on the design and are now hard at work on the first expansion -- thanks, guys!
I'm working with our pals at USAopoly on their 2017 releases; we've announced Munchkin: X-Men Edition, but there are a couple more things planned for later in 2017 that I am just as excited about -- and both of them are games we've had requests for, so some of y'all should be really happy.
I am already working on 2018 releases because we're so far ahead on 2017. Not everything for next year is at print -- and we do have a couple of surprises yet to announce! -- but we're farther ahead of our deadlines than I can ever remember, which is giving us a lot of breathing room on some projects that need the extra attention. (As soon as I got back from BGG, I was able to remove 2016 from my planning calendar . . . which I don't think I've ever done before so early in the year. Now 2020 has some room to breathe . . .)
Our end-of-year game day, and the last day for Warehouse 23 orders (including the Mostly Munchkin Grab Box #marketing), is December 15. We'll be closed the last two weeks of the year.
Our Mostly Munchkin Grab Box was so successful last year that we're offering it again -- for $40, you get a guaranteed minimum of $80 worth of (mostly) Munchkin loot. This year, we're also offering a new Game in a Bag promotion -- order a Munchkin Messenger Bag and we'll stuff it full of cool Munchkin games and swag for you!
Or, if you want, you can get the Surprise Me! Grab Box instead; it (probably) won't be mostly Munchkin, but it will have plenty of cool games from our warehouse and you might find a new favorite.
Heck, just order all three -- the holidays are coming and all the good boys and girls deserve to get a new game this year.
Head over to Warehouse 23 to get a box (or bag) full of fun at a holiday-friendly price.