Just about all of us have played some version of Munchkin in our time as gamers. It’s a fun, little card game from Steve Jackson that takes the usual tropes of dungeon delving (or going into space, or pirates, or faeries, or a hundred other things it’s spun off into) and turns them on their ear, many sets lovingly drawn by famed artist John Kovalic. Well, soon, that fun, little card game is going to be a board game series from CMON. Steve Jackson and CMON are partnering up to create a new line of games based on the beloved card game.
From the announcement:
CMON is excited to announce we have entered into a multi-year deal with Steve Jackson Games to publish board games based on the acclaimed Munchkin franchise.
Through this partnership, CMON will produce board games based on the long-running Munchkin series made popular by its engaging gameplay by designer Steve Jackson and its cast of fantastic characters illustrated by John Kovalic. CMON will bring this playful universe to life on the tabletop like never before in Fall 2018, beginning with a board game inspired by the highly-successful Arcadia Quest.
Chern Ann Ng, CEO of CMON Limited, said, “Working with Steve Jackson Games to bring fans a new vision of the Munchkin universe is an incredible opportunity. Munchkin has been a mainstay within the board gaming hobby for many years, so being able to put our touch on this iconic franchise is truly amazing. We can’t wait for players to see what’s in store.”
Phil Reed, CEO at Steven Jackson Games, said, “Partnering with CMON to bring a new era of Munchkin board games to our fans is exciting. With their history of producing high-quality miniatures and games, we believe Munchkin’s rich history and cast of classic characters will shine.”
CMON’s first board game based on the Munchkin license is planned for Fall 2018 with more news and announcements to come.