Unboxing: Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition

Star Munchkin Guest crop

Steve Jackson Games has released Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition to celebrate 15 years of Munchkin – check it out!

Munchkin is a perennial favorite for all types of gamers. Star Munchkin takes the same basic rules and slaps a Sci-fi filter on the wackiness that ensues. With the Guest Artist Edition, Len Peralta has re-illustrated all the game cards with new art with his own spin on the Munchkin universe:

The basics of Munchkin are simple: Kick open the door, fight the monster, collect the loot and level-up. First person to level-up to 10 wins. What’s the catch? Well this game has a mix of helping other players and then totally backstabbing them later in the game! It’s really more of a social experience than just a regular board or card game. If you’ve never played Munchkin you should give it a shot.

That said, Star Munchkin is a stand-alone expansion that you can combine with the original game. It’s got some familiar themes and pop-culture references that everyone will be able to understand. This versions has some new art for the same cards. Here is an example:

spaceprobekovalicOriginal Art

spaceprobeperaltaGuest Artist Edition Art

This is a game that doesn’t take itself super serious – just about all the cards have some type of tongue-in-cheek reference. The Guest Artist Edition also comes with a bunch of new stuff like a game board, player standies and dice. The new artwork is pretty great as well. Len Peralta has a cool speed-inking video he did for Star Munchkin you can check out as well:

If you’re looking for a great gate-way game to get your non-gamers playing with your gamer friends then give Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition a shot. You might be surprised at the results!

Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition $29.95

Star Munchkin Guest Artist Edition

Len Peralta, known for his work on Munchkin The Guild, the Ten State comic book, and his own Geek a Week trading cards, illustrates Star Munchkin, giving us a fresh look at Bottle Bottle, Captain Quirk, the Bananafanafofaser, and the other 165 cards in the box.

This Guest Artist Edition includes completely re-illustrated game cards, a new gameboard decorated with Len Peralta’s interpretation of the Star Munchkin universe, and male and female standies for each player.

 

Star Munchkin: Rev up your Orc-B-Gone and get to playing!

  • Alienerd the unbannable

    Might give this a look, but my Munchkin games always go the same way. Everyone gets to level 8/9, and then all the power up/ screw-over cards come into play, and the winner is the person who just happened to have the next turn following everyone else running out of ways to screw each other over.

    • I guess that’s how everyone’s Munchkin games look like.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Not all of my games go down as you say. In fact, part of the game is getting other people to screw over other people so that you can maintain card advantage over the group.

      Plus, part o the battle is to screw people over as they rise to 8/9, that way you aren’t put in a situation where “the next guy” wins by default.