Daily Illuminator Archive for August 2018

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August 1, 2018:
We have ameowzing news: Super Kitty Bug Slap, the game of fast paws and faster slapping, is available at Target now! Designed by Sam Mitschke and Randy Scheunemann (Simon's Cat Card Game), with art by Len Peralta (Munchkin Clowns, Munchkin Collectible Card Game), Super Kitty Bug Slap is a fast-paced dexterity game where matching the color, shape, and bug are all that matters . . . read article

August 2, 2018:
Missing out on Gen Con? No worries, our Warehouse 23 Gigantic Gen Con Sale has you covered . . . read article

August 3, 2018:
Steve Jackson Games and Games Workshop are pleased to announce that Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 will be coming to game stores near you in early 2019. Developed by Munchkin Line Editor Andrew Hackard, in consultation with Games Workshop, and illustrated by original Munchkin artist and Warhammer 40,000 fanboy John Kovalic, Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 will be a Deluxe-format game with a Level tracker board, character standies, and 168 cards . . . read article

August 4, 2018:
After yesterday's big announcement (posted here), you might have thought we didn't have anything else cooking this year, but you would be, oh, so very wrong about that. Steve Jackson designed this game, in which you invite over far too many cooks. Munchkin Crazy Cooks is a new, Deluxe-format game that will be on the shelves exclusively at Barnes & Noble in mid-September . . . read article

August 5, 2018:
While reviewing inventory and sales forecasts, we realized it was time to order more Simon's Cat Card Game and Super Kitty Bug Slap. These two games continue to sell well, and we're always happy when we hear that families who try one turn around and grab the other; it turns out that these two little games featuring cats make for a fabulous family game night! . . . read article

August 6, 2018:
With two weeks down and less than three weeks to go before the project closes, we're happy to report that The Fantasy Trip continues to unlock stretch goal after stretch goal on Kickstarter. Over 2,000 project supporters have broken through over two dozen stretch goals, and at the moment, that Legacy Edition box is loaded! . . . read article

August 7, 2018:
There was a bit of a hiccup with the upcoming Ogre Battle Box, as discussed in a Kickstarter update, but we can now report that everything is under control and the new game is shipping to project backers. This large box, loaded with dozens of plastic miniatures and all of the rules necessary to play Ogre, is the result of months of work and the support of the Ogre faithful . . . read article

August 8, 2018:
Our amazing Men In Black demo team go out in force to show off all types of SJ Games products. Recently, they've been demoing The Fantasy Trip, and we've got a few pictures of games in action! . . . read article

August 9, 2018:
We're back from Gen Con 2018, and we're wiped! As always, Gen Con was our biggest show of the year, and we had a packed booth all show, as well as a ton of events around the convention . . . read article

August 10, 2018:
Do you have a passion for fashion? If not, you will soon . . . at least, a passion for Fashion Furious! . . . read article

August 11, 2018:
Except maybe the scientific community. But the Nuffield Council on Bioethics said tinkering with DNA before having a baby might not be such a bad thing . . . read article

August 12, 2018:
As part of the Kickstarter project to bring back The Fantasy Trip, supporters have unlocked several website articles, including a mix of new content and Space Gamer articles. Spells, monsters, rumors, and more are hosted at the official thefantasytrip.game website . . . read article

August 13, 2018:
Why did the duck cross the road? Don't ask us; that's just what John Kovalic drew . . . read article

August 14, 2018:
What do you get when you combine the excitement of The Fantasy Trip (live now on Kickstarter!) with the fun of the fan-favorite Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game? An old-school experience to remember! Pyramid #3/118: Dungeon Trips offers goodies of interest to both RPGs, including a dungeon from David L . . . read article

August 15, 2018:
Get a heaping helping of rainbows and cuteness with Munchkin Unicorns! This Kickstarter success is now available to preorder via BackerKit, along with some thematic add-ons to go with the new mini-expansion.  With the stretch goals, Munchkin Unicorns was able to grow into something much bigger, including its own Boxes of Holding and Kill-O-Meter! Since the mini-expansion features art from Katy Cook, Ian McGinty, and Len Peralta, we decided to include some optional add-ons featuring their art! . . . read article

August 16, 2018:
In 2019, the world of Cidri, the official setting for Steve Jackson's The Fantasy Trip roleplaying game, expands – everyone is invited to contribute adventures (solo and game-mastered), area writeup and history, monsters, characters, treasure, and more to the game. In celebration and support of the return of The Fantasy Trip, Steve Jackson Games will release a limited publishing agreement for the game in 2019 . . . read article

August 17, 2018:
It's stunning. We're absolutely blown away with the support fans have given The Fantasy Trip on Kickstarter, and the campaign still has a week left! . . . read article

August 18, 2018:
If you missed the Kickstarters . . . you haven't missed the games. Yet. Conspiracy Theory is in the warehouse now . . . read article

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