June 19, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Steve Jackson Games is pleased – nay, gleeful! – to announce that its newest Munchkin® game, Munchkin Legends, is now available exclusively via target.com and will be in Target stores nationwide later this year. In Munchkin Legends, the players are fantasy heroes fighting mythic monsters and collecting legendary treasures. Munchkin Legends is based on the original Munchkin card game and uses the same mechanics.
"The fans have been asking for Munchkin versions of myths and legends," said Munchkin Brand Manager Andrew Hackard. "This is something I've wanted to do for years now."
This is the first time the company has granted an exclusive on a stand-alone game. Steve Jackson, company founder and Munchkin designer, explains why: "In the past few years, Target has done an amazing job with strategy games. They've brought our hobby to the mass market – Munchkin, of course, and other gamer favorites like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride. The adventure game designers appreciate what Target has done to build up our category, and Munchkin Legends is a thank-you!"
"Getting the chance to draw truly legendary characters and weapons from history has been an exciting opportunity," said Munchkin Legends illustrator John Kovalic. "I'm a real History Geek, so I wanted to make sure Legends contained the best Munchkin art yet. Now pardon me, while I ice my arm."
Munchkin Legends has 168 cards and a Munchkin die, with a suggested retail price of $24.95.
The Munchkin card game is fantasy adventuring played for pure fun – or as the box says, "Kill the Monsters • Steal the Treasure • Stab Your Buddy." Designed by Steve Jackson and illustrated by John Kovalic, Munchkin was originally released in 2001. Since then, the original set has sold over half a million copies and has spawned over a dozen sequel games and over two dozen expansions. Munchkin is available worldwide and has been translated into 15 languages so far.
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Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with well over 3 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve's very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars' worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition to be released in the fall of 2013.
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Andrew Hackard, Munchkin Brand Manager
Steve Jackson Games
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