Steve Jackson Games' 'Munchkin' Gets Trading Cards: Dog Tags And Other Spin-Off Products Announced At GAMA

By Steve Buja , Updated Mar 18, 2015 10:18 AM EDT
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Board game company Renegade Games has teamed up with Steve Jackson Games to produce a series of collectible trading cards, treasure packs, dog tags and other tchotkes based on Jackson's beloved Munchkin.

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They made the announcement at this year's GAMA (Game Manufacturer's Association) Conference. The new set of trading cards - aptly titled Munchkin Trading Cards - will supplement the already prolific Munchkin game and will feature a base set, original hand drawn sketch cards, stickers, autograph cards, and unique playtest cards".

"We are really excited to be working with the folks at Steve Jackson games on this," says Renegade President Scott Gaeta, previously of Cryptozoic. "Munchkin has a phenomenal fan following and we're honored to be a part of its community."

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"I've got an email from over three years ago that outlines a Munchkin trading card project," says Phil Reed, CEO of Steve Jackson Games. "So seeing Renegade Game Studios tackle this project makes me very happy."

The cards are due out this fall. Can't wait to see how this will play - Munchkin is already a card game, it will be interesting to see what the inclusion of tradeable cards, akin to Magic: The Gathering, will do to the base decks.

"Boxes will consist of 24 random packs and at least one sketch card or autograph card can be found, on average, in every box. Additional content including special inserts, redemptions, guest artist, and more surprises will be announced in the coming months."

Now, tell me more about these dog tags...

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