Over the years, we have produced many holiday expansions for Munchkin, but despite many fan requests, we have never created a full holiday-themed Munchkin core set.
With Munchkin Christmas Lite -- set for release late this year -- we have answered that call.
A gift for your friends!
Munchkin Christmas Lite was created to serve two different purposes.
First, the game is the holiday-themed core Munchkin game many of you have asked for. You and two or three of your friends can grab the box, add a die and level counters, and play a complete Munchkin game. Adding any of the numerous holiday expansions and accessories is optional (but highly recommended!). If we know you guys, your 112-card Munchkin Christmas Lite game is going to incorporate all kinds of fun extras.
Second, the game is an introduction to Munchkin. We've packed the game in a tuckbox to keep costs down, and we even dug deep into our profit margins to offer the game at only $9.95. That's cutting our usual MSRP on a game this size in half. It is the season of giving and all, so we're happy to pass some savings on so that you can gift copies to your friends who do not yet own a Munchkin game of their very own.
What's in the box?
Munchkin Christmas Lite includes streamlined rules and 112 game cards. A little over half of the cards are existing Munchkin cards that have been re-illustrated by John Kovalic. Which cards? That would be telling, but here we're happy to show three of the cards in their original Munchkin form and the all-new Munchkin Christmas Lite version.
The Gazebo all decked out for the holidays is one of my favorite classic Munchkin monsters that has joined the festivities. I still want to see several of the monsters turned into toys, and seeing John's new illustration for the Gazebo makes me want those toys more than ever. Gazebo with accessories? Yes, please.
As you can see, John had a lot of fun crafting Christmas-themed artwork for the set. Andrew and his team selected the basic game cards to carry over into the set. Any guesses as to which other cards may have found their way into Munchkin Christmas Lite?
And there are new cards!
49 of the 112 cards in Munchkin Christmas Lite are completely new. Andrew and several members of our staff gathered together in the conference room to devise terrible holiday puns. Andrew then took the list of bad ideas and put together wonderfully awful new Munchkin cards that are going to draw as many giggles as groans.
Get ready for the holidays.
Munchkin Christmas Lite is at the printer and scheduled to reach store shelves in early November. At $9.95 we're hoping that many of you will use this as a stocking stuffer for the holidays. And with this set we've answered your requests for a stand-alone holiday Munchkin game.
Now to deal with all of your other demands . . .