New releases coming from Steve Jackson Games
April 21, 2018 - 11:14am
Steve Jackson Games continues to roll out with the Munchkin releases, but they will soon be releasing quite a different game as well. First up are two releases coming in August for the Munchkin CCG, Fashion Furious booster packs and Phat Packs. Fashion Furious is the latest set for the Munchkin CCG and will feature lots of new cards to use in your decks, most likely with a focus on accessories for your hero. The Phat Pack is a collection of booster packs to help you expand your choices even faster. In the pack you will get three boosters from the core set, one from Desolation of Blarg set, one from the Fashion Furious set, and two additional cards unique to the Phat Pack. These unique cards are randomly picked out of a selection of 12 and are only available in the Phat Packs. Look for these sets on store shelves in August to help feed your Munchkin CCG needs. Next we have two expansions for the standard Munchkin game in the form of Fowl Play and Side Quests. Fowl Play, illustrated by the talented John Kovalic, add a bunch of new cards to the Munchkin game, all themed around fowl like ducks, chickens, and turkeys. Expect the bird puns to start flowing when this pack is released in August of this year. Munchkin Side Quests on the other hand doesn't add treasure or doors cards, but adds a whole new deck of cards called side quests. These quests have you trying to achieve a specific goal, and when completed allows you a special bonus. These goals also change things up because if you complete three quests, the next monster you defeat wins you the game, no matter what level you are. How will adding alternate victory conditions mess with the game? We won't know until the expansion releases in the fall of this year. Last on the list is a game that might be odd coming from the house of Munchkin, and that is a reprint of Triplanetary. Triplanetary is a hex and counter style game where you are battling it out in space in ship to ship combat. One thing that is unique about this game is that it takes into account that you are in space when you are moving, meaning that after you accelerate, you keep going that speed until you accelerate in a different direction. This can make things interesting as if your engines get disabled, you will keep moving in the direction you last accelerated. Rules remain largely unchanged and this edition brings the game back into print after being out of print for over 20 years. Look for this new edition of the game in stores in August.