Fans of Munchkin, from Steve Jackson Games, take note as an all new book is hitting shelves just in time for the holiday season. Publisher Smart Pop Books is bringing The Munchkin Book your way and it’ll be jam packed with essays regarding the hit game. The title clocks in at 288 pages and will carry an MSRP of $14.95. Each essay will also include special variant rules you can include in your laugh fueled adventures once the trade paperback arrives in November.
From Smart Pop:
The Munchkin Book – The Official Companion: Read the Essays * (Ab)use the Rules * Win the Game
By gently—and sometimes not so gently—mocking the fantasy dungeon crawl and the sacred cows of pop culture, the Munchkin® card game has stabbed and sneaked and snickered its way to the pinnacle of success. Along the way, its sold millions of copies, been translated around the world, and spawned more than two-dozen sequels and supplements.
More fun than a Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment and more useful than a Chicken on Your Head, The Munchkin Book is a lighthearted and suitably snarky celebration of all things near and dear to the munchkin heart, featuring contributions from the game’s designer, Steve Jackson (president of Steve Jackson Games), and its signature artist, John Kovalic (creator of web comic Dork Tower), as well as notable mavens of geek culture, including:
Joseph Scrimshaw (comedian, Comedy of Doom)
John Wick (game designer, Houses of the Blooded)
Bonnie Burton (author, Girls Against Girls)
Dave Banks (Wired GeekDad)
Matt Forbeck (author, Dangerous Games)
Jennifer Steen (Jennisodes)
Rob Wieland (Onion AV Club)
The Munchkin Book also includes exclusive game rules to supplement reader gameplay, and an introduction by New York Times bestselling author and Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood.