The 2016 Munchkin Fan Gift Guide
By Ariel Barkhurst
Do you have a loved one who can’t get enough Munchkin? Then your holiday gift-giving decisions are already made!
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Munchkin. So, of course, we made sure to offer tons of creative, all-new stuff: New games, special editions, boosters, bundles, and accessories galore.
Here’s an overview of what your favorite Munchkin fan wants to unwrap this year:
This game introduces a fun new backstory to the Munchkin universe: A malevolent magician named Moop loves to make mashed-up monsters, and the munchkins have to fight them all!
This game is a treasure trove of puns and wordplay, something Munchkin fans love. The Fallrus, for example, is a walrus that falls (onto an unsuspecting player). The Ghost Pepper is a pepper . . . made of ectoplasm. And the Kangarooster — well, let’s just say that it hops, lays eggs, and tastes great with barbecue sauce.
Pick it up from your friendly local game store!
It’s a family game with a theme every mad person will love! (And everyone’s mad here, you know. We’re mad. You’re mad.)
Munchkin Wonderland gives Munchkin’s monster-fighting gameplay a family friendly makeover. That way, youngsters aged six and up can get in on the Munchkin fun too!
The Wonderland theme means players get to explore the whimsical world created by Lewis Carroll’s novels. You can fight the Jabberwock and the Cheshire Cat using the Vorpal Blade or, if you’re feeling bold, Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast.
If the Munchkin fan in your life has kids to entertain, or loves Alice and the White Rabbit, or just enjoys games about collecting treasure, go for this Amazon.com exclusive title.
This game combines classic Munchkin gameplay with an Oz-some theme!
The 168-card set is full of staunch allies, fantastic magic, imaginative locations, and terrifying enemies from L. Frank Baum’s Oz novels, illustrated by fan favorite Katie Cook.
And since players still want to reach level 10 and win, it’s like every game of Munchkin Oz Guest Artist Edition is a brand new fantasy adventure through Oz. Players may meet Dorothy Gale and the Tin Woodsman, but their way through Oz will involve a lot more monster-slaying. Loot the Emerald City!
If you don’t buy this game, it won’t be the end of the world. If you do buy this game, though . . . then it will be. Because in Munchkin Apocalypse Guest Artist Edition, the apocalypse is already in progress — and it gets worse with every card you draw!
It’s a Munchkin game with traditional rules, plus some new ones; like Seals. Open all of those slippery so-and-so’s and the game is over. Any Munchkin fan with a taste for apocalyptic settings will appreciate this release.
This Guest Artist Edition is legendary. That’s thanks to both the cards (Shiva the Destroyer and Slender Man, for example) and epic illustrations from comic artist Mike Luckas (BOOM! Studios’ Munchkin comics).
It takes classic Munchkin gameplay, and adds myths and legends from around the world — through both time and space. So urban legends fight alongside ancient legends in a game that’s hilarious and fun whether you prefer Magic Crayons or a Magic Lamp.
Buy it now only at Target!
Bring fairy tales to life! But these aren’t your cheery, candy-coated stories; these are grim!
For a Munchkin fan looking for a great set to mix-in with other sets, Grimm Tidings is an awesome choice. Add Munchkin Knights and Munchkin Princesses for a royally good time. Featuring brand new art by original Munchkin artist, John Kovalic, the world of Grimm’s Fairy Tales have never looked better!
You can find Munchkin Grimm Tidings at your local Walgreens.
Bundles of Trouble
We’ve put together a whole treasure room full of great deals for your favorite Munchkin fan! (Or buy them for yourself — we won’t judge!)
If you know a munchkin who’s looking to increase the size of their collection all at once, try this bundle.
Order a Munchkin Messenger Bag before December 15, and you’ll also get one random Munchkin game, one Munchkin expansion, and one other Munchkin-themed item, plus swag.
The messenger bag is designed to hold those items, too, so you won’t just be giving the gift of Munchkin. You’ll also be giving the gift of Munchkin on the go.
Here’s one more way to help Munchkin lovers pump up their collection — and to give them a shot at a cool autograph.
The Mostly Munchkin Grab Box 2016 bundle has at least $80 worth of Munchkin stuff, but costs $40. And if you buy one, there’s always a chance it might contain an item signed by Steve Jackson! It’ll come with a random assortment of Munchkin games and accessories, plus plenty of promos thrown in as well.
If you are more interested in picking your games, we also have a sleigh’s-worth of bundles, specially priced for holiday gift-giving!
The Warehouse 23 Munchkin bundles give you a great starting point for your favorite themes, like Munchkin Fu plus Munchkin Fu 2, or an entire Star Munchkin collection, all for a price that won’t break Santa’s bank.
Holiday Themed Favorites
We couldn’t end a holiday gift guide without mentioning some of our Christmas-themed favorites!
Munchkin Christmas Lite makes a cheery stocking stuffer, giving your gamer a full Munchkin experience that fits in their stocking, and the PHD exclusive Munchkin Christmas Monster Box gives them a place to store it, and all their favorite holiday-themed accessories. Find these, and other seasonal goodies like PHD exclusive Munchkin Playmat: Spyke’s Christmas Wish and the Munchkin Pathfinder Playmat: Presents Unaccounted For, at your friendly local game store.
And if playmats are your thing, look for Munchkin Playmat: Flower’s Kitten Caboodle at Books-A-Million as well!
Hopefully this list has given you an idea for your gift-giving to make a Munchkin fan’s holiday happy!