Critical Role. I'm sure you watch it. Well, soon, you'll be able to bring their antics to your tabletop in a new form. Munchkin is infinitely re-skin-able. Now, the two are coming together to bring you Munchkin: Critical Role.
From the announcement:
Usaopoly (The Op) announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement to combine Critical Role, a leading story-driven and world-building digital media brand, with Steve Jackson Games’ beloved popular card game Munchkin.
MUNCHKIN: Critical Role will bring together Critical Role’s celebrated weekly tentpole web series with the Munchkin game world where players take risks, betray their friends, and grab loot to reach Level 10 and win. Critical Role’s weekly popular web series features The Mighty Nein adventuring party, which includes eight renowned voice actors who gather for ongoing livestreamed roleplaying game sessions.
“We’re thrilled to see the world and characters of the Mighty Nein come to life in card game form with Munchkin, and we can’t wait to share it with the Critters. We wouldn’t be here today without them,” said Ben Van Der Fluit, Vice President of Business Development for Critical Role.
The collaboration looks to inspire Critters (Critical Role fans) and longtime Munchkin fans to continue kicking open doors and battling monsters. It is the latest product of the longstanding partnership between The Op and Steve Jackson Games.
“Fast-playing and silly, Munchkin appeals to a very wide audience,” says Phil Reed, CEO of Steve Jackson Games. Munchkin launched nearly 20 years ago and claims a prestigious Origins Award for Best Traditional Card Gamebel. “In this version of Munchkin, fans will compete to grab magic and kill monsters specific to Critical Role, such as Lorenzo and Avantika.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to release this game to fans of Critical Role andMunchkin and meet an ever-growing demand for both franchises,” says Heather Campbell, Vice President of Sales at The Op. The game will be available this fall in North America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand in specialty stores with a $24.99 MSRP. Two 1,000-piece Critical Role jigsaw puzzles will also roll out this year, each with a $14.99 MSRP.
Keep an eye on The Op’s social media channels for sneak peeks of what you can expect from the new title, and bookmark www.TheOp.games for announcements. To watch videos, listen to podcasts, and learn more about the highly engaging show Critical Role, visit www.critrole.com. To learn more about the best-selling card game Munchkin, visit munchkin.game.
The deal was negotiated by Critical Role’s Licensing Agent, Jason Kletzky, President of Collaborations Licensing.