Popular card game Munchkin goes digital

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Drop by any board game store in Singapore and you’re almost guaranteed to find a copy of Steve Jackson’s Munchkin lying around. In 2018, the popular dungeon adventure card game will go digital courtesy of Asmodee Digital, a publisher who has adapted Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Onirim, and more for PC and mobile.

The Munchkin card game sells itself as a dungeon adventure “minus all that pesky roleplaying business.” Gameplay is incredibly straightforward, where players compete to kill monsters, level up, and loot ridiculous magical items such as the ‘Horny Helmet’ or ‘Boots of Butt-Kicking’. Naturally, the party game lets players backstab and steal at every opportunity they can get, with a mind-boggling list of themed expansions that has helped keep the game fresh for years.

“Munchkin has become an evergreen game over the years and we believe the time has come to offer fans around the world a truly innovative experience,” said Phil Reed, Steve Jackson Games’ CEO, in a press release.

Asmodee Digital has built a reputation for taking board and card games digital, appealing to players who may no longer have the time to meet for group sessions. While we don’t have a clear picture of when or  what platforms Munchkin will release for, the publisher has been consistent about launching games on iOS and Android. Other games they’re currently adapting include the abstract Onitama and strategy Scythe.

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Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.