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December 16, 2010: Coming In March . . . No, Really

Remember last month, when I announced that Munchkinomincon was coming in March? Yeah, I'm going to say I was distracted by planning Thanksgiving -- the good news is Munchkinomicon will be arriving in February. Sorry about the confusion! Here's the real list of what will be out in March.

Munchkin 7 Cheat With Both Hands

Stir Things Up!

Admit it. You really like to combine all your Munchkin sets . . . the stupider things get, the better. Playing Star Munchkin Cthulhu Booty Zombies is really weird and really fun . . . but it can also slow things down.

There are a lot of ways we COULD have addressed this problem. But this is Munchkin, so the solution we chose was to create a lot of really overpowered new cards. Why be a Super Munchkin when you can be an Ultra Munchkin? If a Half-Breed isn't enough, you can be a 1/3-Breed. And if a single Cheat! card doesn't do it for you, you can Cheat With Both Hands!

There are also a lot more monster enhancers . . . and ITEM enhancers, too. There are several new low-level monsters to help you get those easy kills. Until somebody takes that Sock Puppet and turns it into the Ultra-Rare Extremely Sneaky Sock Puppet With Extra Cheese . . .

Munchkin till you drop -- just add players!

This is a supplement, not a stand-alone game. It is meant to be combined with two or more Munchkin games, with or without other supplements.

Also, We Think 7 Is a Neat Number

This set replaces both Munchkin Blender and More Good Cards, which was the original Munchkin 7. We didn't want to reprint More Good Cards, because it was only 56 cards and most of those were originally from Munchkin Blender anyway.* We didn't want to re-use the name Blender, since this new set -- by popular demand -- has the classic Munchkin brown card backs rather than Screaming Purple Cards. And we didn't want to eat our vegetables, because vegetables are yucky.

We hope you are confused now, because we are, too . . . but we thought it would be SLIGHTLY less confusing to release a new Munchkin 7 than to call this expansion Munchkin 8 and have frustrated people writing us for the rest of our lives asking, "Why can't my store get Munchkin 7 in stock?"

* And what about the cards NOT from Munchkin Blender? They're in Munchkin Monster Enhancers, a booster pack available wherever you bought this set.

112 cards and rules, in a tuckbox. Stock #1468, UPC 837654321034. $19.99.

Munchkin Monster Enhancers

Are you tired of beating up on wimpy monsters? Of course not: you're a munchkin!

Are you tired of watching your opponents beat up on wimpy monsters? Of course you are: you're a munchkin!

Munchkin Monster Enhancers gives you 15 cards to make the monsters tougher and send the other players crying for their mommies. With 13 favorites from More Good Cards, now in full color, plus two brand new cards, Hollywood and Ultimate, this set is a monster's dream and a player's nightmare. Until it comes time to loot the bodies of those enhanced monsters . . . extra treasure is good!

And, unlike certain other performance enhancers, this set is fully legal in international competition!

 

Finseal pack containing 15 cards. Stock #4212, UPC 837654320952. $4.99.

+6 Bag o' Munchkin Rainbow d6

He Who Toys With The Most Dice . . . Wins!

We refuse to write a complex description for dice. These are 6-siders, and there are six in the package. They match the pawns in the +6 Bag o' Munchkins and +6 Bag o' Munchkin Babes, and the dice in Munchkin Quest. They also match pretty rainbows. They have the Munchkin head in place of the 1. Buy them. Kill monsters and take their stuff.

Six 6-sided dice. Stock #5516, UPC 837654320716. $4.99.


-- Paul Chapman


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