Steve Jackson Games Goes Mainstream With Munchkin Hipsters

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Jul 292015
 

Steve Jackson Games Goes Mainstream With Munchkin Hipsters

AUSTIN, Texas ([INSERT DATE HERE], 2015) – Steve Jackson Games has a long history of making obscure boutique games, but all that’s changing with Munchkin Hipsters. In partnering with ThinkGeek, Steve Jackson Games ensures that Munchkin Hipsters will reach audiences everywhere, no matter what brand of locally sourced, organic coffee they enjoy (or pretend to enjoy).

Munchkin Hipsters is available first from ThinkGeek. This masterpiece of corporate brilliance is a 30-card booster with more hipster jokes than you can shake a mustache comb at.

“We love ThinkGeek and we’re really excited to be partnering with them on Munchkin Hipsters,” said Brian Engard, Marketing Director for Steve Jackson Games. “Also, on a more personal level, I’m really excited that we’re doing a booster about people like me. Or, you know, I would be, if I could show excitement and disaffected ennui simultaneously.”

About Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with almost 7 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, which was released in late 2013. Whatever.

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GURPS Traveller License Expires

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Jul 282015
 

GURPS Traveller License Expires

AUSTIN, Texas (July 23, 2015) – Since 1998, Steve Jackson Games has published GURPS Traveller source books under license from Far Future Enterprises. Traveller, a science fiction game of merchant princes and mercenaries, has long been a favorite of gamers everywhere. On December 31, 2015, Steve Jackson Games’ Traveller license will expire, and will not be renewed.

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Gen Con Count Down T-5 Munchkin Steampunk and the Car Wars card Game

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Jul 242015
 

munchkin steamMunchkin Steampunk Deluxe adds gears, goggles, and steam-powered robots to the backstabbing and goofy humor of the long-lived card game Munchkin, a game in which you kick down doors, battle monsters, gain treasure, and try to reach level ten before anyone else.

Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe is a standalone game, but it can be integrated with any Munchkin game or expansion.

 

Available for demo games at Gen Con 2015 ahead of its release in October 2015.

Why this?  I mean what makes another Munchkin game special?  For me it’s very much about the art.  I’m very curious to see what they are going to do with steampunk in Munchkin style.

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New Target-Exclusive Munchkin Release

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Jul 212015
 

Steve Jackson Games Pulls Back The Curtain On New Target-Exclusive Munchkin Release

Munchkin OzAUSTIN, Texas (July 20, 2015) – Steve Jackson Games is proud to announce that we’ll be travelling to the Land of Oz with a brand new Munchkin game: Munchkin Oz! Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s books, Munchkin Oz blends the stories’ whimsical characters and places with Munchkin’s own brand of zany backstabbing. Munchkin Oz has started appearing on shelves at some Target locations and will be available throughout the country and on target.com in early August 2015. This is the second such exclusive release in partnership with Target, after Munchkin Legends (in Target in 2013, released widely in 2014).

Fans who follow the Yellow Brick Road to Target and purchase Munchkin Oz will want to look for Steve Jackson Games at conventions and keep a close eye on Warehouse 23 (warehouse23.com), where they’ll find silver shoes special promotional cards and other goodies from August through December!

“It has been a lot of fun to revisit those classic stories that have delighted children (and adults!) for over a century,” said Andrew Hackard, Munchkin Line Editor. “In developing the game, we went back to our own roots to allow the players to be Professors, Royalty, Soldiers, or (of course!) Wizards. We can’t wait for our fans to adventure alongside Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and all of Baum’s classic heroes.”

About Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with nearly 7 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, which was released in late 2013.

Steve Jackson Games Revives Zombie Dice Packaging

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Jul 072015
 

Steve Jackson Games Revives Zombie Dice Packaging

AUSTIN, Texas (7/06/2015) – Fans of Zombie Dice can breathe a sigh of relief; it’s returning after a brief period out of stock with brand-new packaging and improved components! New and improved Zombie Dice ships in September 2015. These are the improvements to the game . . . drumroll please:

·       What you see is what you get! All dice are now visible in the packaging.

·       Shiny new back cover design makes it super easy to pick up and play.

·       Improved dice cup (NOW FANCIER).

·       And that’s not all! It’s still only $13.13.

Details about the new packaging of Zombie Dice can be found here: http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/June_25_2015/Zombie_Dice_Is_BACK

“We’re really grateful to the fans who’ve supported Zombie Dice since its release in 2010,” said Phil Reed, Steve Jackson Games CEO. “We want the best in brain-eating fun for everyone!”

About Steve Jackson Games

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 5 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, which was released in late 2013.

Some Reprints From Steve Jackson Games

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May 202015
 

Munchkin Dragons booster. To go along with this, you’ll get a brand new booster: Munchkin Dragon’s Trike!

Car Wars Classic

Car Wars Classic (reprint)

Drive Offensively!

He triggered the rear guns once more. A direct hit! The blue car skidded as the driver lost control – then flipped and caught fire.

That would teach him not to tailgate . . .

Drive the freeways of the future — where the right of way goes to the biggest guns. Players choose their vehicles — complete with weapons, armor, power plants, suspension, and even body style. Then they take them out on the road . . . to come home as “aces,” or to crash and burn. If a driver survives, his abilities improve, and he can earn money to buy bigger and better cars. Advanced rules let players design their own customized cars, trucks, and cycles.

Playing time 30 minutes and up, for players 10 and older. Any number can play . . . games with 2 to 8 are best.

Game components include:

  • 103 full-color game counters and separate Turning Key.
  • 64-page rulebook, plus extra tables and record sheets.
  • 2-sided game map, with autoduel arena and raceway.

Car Wars: The Card Game

Car Wars: The Card Game (3rd Edition)

Welcome to the sport of the future — autoduelling! Killer cars battle with machine guns, missiles, autocannons, and flamethrowers. You’re behind the wheel . . . and the last survivor wins.

This fast, fun game, based on Steve Jackson Games’ award-winning Car Wars, includes six full-color car cards, 150 full-color playing cards, and short, easy rules.

Munchkin Dragons

Munchkin Dragons (reprint)

Here There Be Dragons!

Dragons are fearsome! Dragons are cool! Dragons have LOTS of treasure for munchkins to loot! Munchkin Dragons has 15 new cards. The treasures are wondrous indeed . . . but first, you’ve got some dragons to slay. Good luck.

This is an expansion for Munchkin. It is not a stand-alone game. This is NOT a collectible or randomized set. Every Munchkin Dragons pack is the same as every other.

Munchkin Dragons Trike

Munchkin Dragon’s Trike

Now You’ve Done It!

You stirred up the nest and now Dragons are everywhere! Big ones, tiny ones, even undead ones. Munchkin Dragon’s Trike has 15 new cards. Kill enough Dragons and you might even be able to start your own treasure hoard . . .

Topps and Steve Jackson Games Invade Earth with GURPS Mars Attacks

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May 202015
 

GURPSMATopps and Steve Jackson Games Invade Earth with GURPS Mars Attacks

AUSTIN, Texas (May 13, 2015) – Steve Jackson Games and Topps have a successful history of partnering together, particularly where Mars Attacks is concerned. Mars Attacks: The Dice Game was a big hit with fans, and soon Mars Attacks: Ten-Minute Takedown will hit stores, allowing dexterity game fans to destroy Earthling cities too. But what about GURPS fans? Well, now they’ll get their chance too, with GURPS Mars Attacks! This book will let GURPS players act out the invasion of Earth, from either the Earthling side or the Martian side!

 

“It should be no surprise by now that we love Mars Attacks, and that we love working with Topps,” said Phil Reed, Steve Jackson Games CEO. “And now we get to share that love with all of our loyalGURPS fans. That’s exciting!”

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Dopple Spyke Figure! This May From Steve Jackson Games

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Apr 032015
 

Announcing The Dopple Spyke Figure!

Doppel Sypke

Need someone to take the blame when you stab your buddy in the back?

Look no further! The new Munchkin Vinyl Figure from Funko will keep all the orcs at bay, ruin miniatures gaming, and probably won’t spontaneously combust! Huzzah!

Unlike the original color Vinyl Figure and the glow-in-the-dark Vinyl Figure, the Dopple Spyke figure comes in the two-tone color scheme that the original printings of Munchkin were printed in, as a nod to the game’s history. It’ll also be available at your friendly local game store in May!