August 19, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Austin, TX – What time is it?! MUNCHKIN TIME! In what is sure to be the most mathematical announcement to come out of this year’s Gen Con, USAOPOLY, under license from Steve Jackson Games and Cartoon Network Enterprises, today unveiled plans for Munchkin Adventure Time, an upcoming game which will put a decidedly quirky twist on the best-selling card game of battling monsters, grabbing treasure, and running very fast. Help Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess, and friends navigate the perils – and the rewards! – of the Land of Ooo. Debuting summer 2014, this fast-paced, silly and whimsical card game will satisfy Munchkin AND Adventure Time fans looking to knock down doors, collect epic loot, and have a good time.
Will "Oh my glob – look out!" be the last thing Adventure Time fans hear from Princess Bubblegum? Or will Finn and Jake save the day with a sturdy sword and a hearty "Slamacow!"? Stay tuned . . .
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. For more about Munchkin, visit www.worldofmunchkin.com.
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. The company news page, the Daily Illuminator (sjgames.com/ill/), is the oldest continuously running blog on the Internet. For more about Steve Jackson Games, visit us at www.sjgames.com.
USAopoly, Inc. (http://USAopoly.com) is a leading game manufacturer in the specialty market offering the world's best-known games (under license from the Entertainment & Licensing Division of Hasbro) and an innovating game developer of hot new games like the #1 Party Game, Telestrations (http://Telestrations.com). Sharing the laughter, spreading the fun. One party at a time!
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is consistently the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
USAOPOLY ©2013. Munchkin, the Munchkin characters, and the pyramid logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, used under license by USAopoly, Inc. All rights reserved. Adventure Time is ™ and © Cartoon Network (S13).