Munchkin + Warhammer 40K; Has Science Gone Too Far?

August 3, 2018 by cassn

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"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should." - Jurassic Park

Games Workshop has Frankensteined themselves the greatest invention since Mr Reese accidentally dropped his chocolate bar in some peanut butter.  Welcome to the fantastically illustrated, madcap world of Munchkin Warhammer 40,000.

"Munchkin and Warhammer 40,000 – two great games that work great together! Become an Ultramarine, Necron, Aeldari, Ork, Death Guard, or Tyranid. Make a Pilgimage to Holy Terra, use your Lasblaster, and of course you need More Dakka! Be vigilant; you might encounter the Sloppity Bilepiper, a Horror of Tzeentch, or even Mortarion himself!"

Primary Munchkin artist John Kovalic is a self-confessed Warhammer 40K fanboy and looked pretty pleased when the game launched at Gen Con yesterday.

John Munchkin

The game will be released in 2019, retailing for $29.95 in the U.S for the first Deluxe format.  Two more expansions are due to follow later in the year, with a total of 400 cards in the collection. And the collaboration makes sense for Steve Jackson Games;

"Since the original Munchkin card game hit the market in 2001, the Munchkin brand has sold over 9 million games and accessories worldwide. Warhammer 40,000, now in its eighth edition, is one of the longest-lasting classic games of miniatures combat. Now, these two popular games are merging into a storm of carnage and weirdness guaranteed to satisfy armies of gamers."

I feel like this new collaboration will appeal to Munchkin fans more than Warhammer 40K veterans, but it may bring a few undecided gamers towards the Munchkin franchise for a bit of comic relief.  After all, who hasn't experienced this feeling:

Are you going to be one of those people who jump in on this to get your Munchkin and Warhammer 40,000 fix at the same time?

What do you think? A collaboration so mad it just might work, or has science gone too far?

"Munchkin and Warhammer 40,000 – two great games that work great together!"

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