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February 1, 2017:
Ogre Sixth Edition has arrived and we wanted to launch it with a bang! So we shared our enthusiasm with stores around the country that are participating in our #PlayOgre Launch Event by gifting them with a Launch Kit! . . . read article

February 2, 2017:
We started off 2017 with a bang in January with some new Munchkin loot, and the double-sized finale of our long-running Munchkin comics produced by our friends at BOOM! Studios . . . read article

February 3, 2017:
One of the most obvious questions to ask about our Munchkin Shakespeare Kickstarter announcement is: Why Kickstarter? It's a fair question . . . read article

February 4, 2017:
Over the holidays, I was lucky enough to score a Zero Zero Robotics Hover Camera. This small, foldable drone features a 4K camera and wi-fi connects to my phone, meaning that I was able to zoom around the house and terrify the toys, cats, dogs, and myself . . . read article

February 5, 2017:
The SJ Games team is home again from PAX South! Andreas, Ariel, Guy, Hunter, Jimmy, and Veronica set off Thursday morning for the Alamo City . . . read article

February 6, 2017:
Would a munchkin by any other name be just as sweet? It will be, when Munchkin Shakespeare launches tomorrow! . . . read article

February 7, 2017:
Making more munchkinly monsters is Moop's main motivation! And now, retailers have a chance to use Moop's Monster Mashup to make more Munchkin fans! . . . read article

February 8, 2017:
The curtain has lifted – Munchkin Shakespeare has taken the Kickstarter stage, and you have a front-row ticket! Designed in part by the fans, Munchkin Shakespeare brings the works of the Bard to life . . . with classic Munchkin humor, of course . . . read article

February 9, 2017:
Whooo is going to be at OwlCon this year? Whooo? . . . read article

February 10, 2017:
Steve Jackson Games has launched Organized Play support with Ogre Sixth Edition. Stores everywhere have received their Ogre Launch Kit, designed to showcase the new Ogre Sixth Edition and provide all the necessities for a great #PlayOgre Launch Event tomorrow, Saturday, February 11! . . . read article

February 11, 2017:
Munchkin fans are some of the most creative people I've ever seen, and the things people do with Munchkin Sketch Edition continue to prove that to me. Today, I want to highlight a fun project from our friends at Trollune, a game store in France, who have taken their Sketch Edition customization to the next level . . . read article

February 12, 2017:
OwlCon is in full swing and it's awesome! Owlcon is a gaming convention held at the Student Center (and surrounding buildings) on the Rice University campus in Houston, TX . . . read article

February 13, 2017:
If you don't know what we're talking about, I hope you aren't too chilly from being frozen in ice for the last month! Go look at our Munchkin Shakespeare Kickstarter and then come back here . . . read article

February 14, 2017:
With all the backstabbing in our games, you'd think we're heartless, but in reality, we here at SJ Games have a bleeding heart for one thing in particular: Loot! So of course, we have a lot of awesome Valentine's Day Munchkin swag to help you get in the good graces of your fellow munchkins, and show them how much you care (about loot).  Everyone loves receiving valentines, so why not give them Munchkin cards, too? Munchkin Valentines are available now at your local game store, and come with five unique valentines, and five card packs to bribe . . . ahem, I mean, gift to your significant others . . . read article

February 15, 2017:
Ghosts and guns! That's what June will bring to you from Steve Jackson Games . . . read article

February 16, 2017:
We learned today that Loren Wiseman had passed away, apparently from heart failure. Loren was one of game design's earliest "greats." He was a founder of Game Designers Workshop and a co-creator of Traveller, the science-fiction roleplaying game that set the standard for all the others . . . read article

February 17, 2017:
Hark! Lend me your ears and I'll tell a tale of bardic campaigning – the tale of Munchkin Shakespeare! . . . read article

February 18, 2017:
The 2017 New York Toy Fair starts today. Our team flew to NYC Thursday to prepare for the event, and are ready to go . . . read article

February 19, 2017:
As we reported yesterday, New York Toy Fair is happening right now, and our team is in place and sitting in on more meetings than we should try to attempt at a single show. Now, we're not talking Gen Con levels of meetings, where Ross and I often have three dozen scheduled meetings each, but there are still more meetings per day at Toy Fair than I'd personally like to see on the calendar . . . read article

February 20, 2017:
Mega-City One is a dark place. It needs the law – law like the street judges, who take on the responsibilities of judge, jury, and executioner . . . read article

February 21, 2017:
You've probably seen our production of Munchkin Shakespeare; it's getting rave reviews and will be sweeping the nation for a few more weeks. But the audience is clamoring for more! . . . read article

February 22, 2017:
For years, limited-run items were available to fans only on Steve Jackson Games' Warehouse 23 website or at conventions. But we have now opened Warehouse 23 so retailers can get these short-run items – including exclusive Munchkin swag – to sell in their stores! . . . read article

February 23, 2017:
Good morning to my loyal Munchkin fans, 'Tis once again the time to update you Upon the status of our favorite game. In case you missed the news, we're running a Kickstarter for Munchkin Shakespeare this month. We'll be posting lots of updates both here and on our social media, so hit that refresh key frequently! . . . read article

February 24, 2017:
Our production of Munchkin Shakespeare is moving right along over on Kickstarter, and we wanted to answer a common question we receive: Will this be available at my friendly local game store? The short answer is a resounding "YES"! Munchkin Shakespeare will be available through distribution, for retailers to order as usual, once it releases later this year . . . read article

February 25, 2017:
We're off to the Emerald City (Seattle, not the one from Munchkin Oz), where there will be celebrities, panels, cosplay, and lots of gaming! Andreas and Guy are heading to Emerald City Comic Con, March 2-5 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, to show off our latest games! Munchkin fans will have plenty of new games to see! We'll be running Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, illustrated by Edwin Huang; Munchkin Pathfinder Guest Artist Edition with the new Munchkin Pathfinder 2 – Guns and Razzes, both illustrated by Shane White; and Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, featuring the art of Lar deSouza . . . read article

February 26, 2017:
What a weekend! I'm back home, safe and (mostly) sound, after an amazing weekend at OwlCon!  Events started Friday evening, and we were ready! . . . read article

February 27, 2017:
It's no secret that we're fans of artist Ian McGinty. He's not only the illustrator for our first Munchkin Guest Artist Edition, he also drew the Munchkin Knights booster, tons of stuff for Munchkin comics, and Moop's Monster Mashup, one of our most popular new Munchkin games . . . read article

February 28, 2017:
Moop's Monster Mashup has received an upgrade worthy of the magician's infamy, so we wanted to celebrate with all of you! We have sent kits to 200 stores, and packed them with unique bookmarks, new promo cards, and a demo copy of the game for our #PlayMunchkin Event this weekend! . . . read article

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