Gen Con 2016 Wrap-Up
by Andrew Hackard
August 15, 2016
Gen Con 2016 was a blast!
OK, I can be a little more detailed. There were lots of non-Munchkin awesome things we did, but here I'll focus on the Munchkin side.
Moop's Monster Mashup debuted at this show and we showed it off to lots of eager Munchkin fans. The crazy combinations of animals appealed to Munchkin players who have a silly side . . . which seems to be all of them. Unfortunately, we didn't really have space in the booth for full games, but I know our Men In Black were able to make up that deficiency in their area. Thanks, gang! We also showed off several Guest Artist Editions and teased some upcoming releases, such as a second wave of Monster Boxes and Munchkin Playmats coming up for the holidays. And fans got several chances to get the autographs of their favorite Munchkin creators!
Of course, the highlight of the show for us was the return of the Munchkin Tavern – our thanks again to Steve and his team at Tavern on South for hosting us! We had several special "dinners with the stars" and made a bunch of cool announcements:
- Munchkin Curses is a new fantasy booster, and Munchkin Oz 2 – Yellow Brick Raid is a 56-card expansion for MunchkinOz. Both of these are illustrated by John Kovalic and will ship next spring. (And both of them are already at print . . . we're starting to work farther ahead to clear space on our production schedule for the Munchkin Collectible Card Game!)
- Also next spring, the Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition illustrated by Lar deSouza will be coming out. (For you Art Baltazar fans, we haven't forgotten about his Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition . . . We Have Plans for that one.)
- 12 Days of Munchkin Christmas Coloring Book will be out this fall. It has 12 two-page illustrations and comes with 10 new Munchkin cards, all drawn with demented holiday glee by Len Peralta.
- And for those of you with smaller players, Munchkin Wonderland is a companion to Munchkin Treasure Hunt that is also playable on its own. It will be coming to Amazon before the end of 2016.
It was a great show and we're definitely looking forward to how we can continue to improve in 2017. Thanks to everyone who made it to Indianapolis to see us this year!