Munchkin Goes Digital

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It’s once again time to put on the Boots of Butt-Kicking, kick the door in, deal with the monster(s), and get the loot. Only, this time in the digital world. Just don’t forget to backstab your friends from time to time if they somehow managed to get ahead of you. Or anyway. Nothing says “I love you” like a knife in the back. 

The video game and board game publisher, Dire Wolf, has partnered with Steve Jackson Games to bring the murderous and mischievous pastime of Munchkin to a new age, the digital age. It still features the same art style and goofiness that has made the classic game so recognizable in the first place. 

The new digital version comes with two play modes: cross-platform multiplayer and single-player. The former allows players to compete against other would-be munchkins regardless of their preferred gaming device, while single-player allows you to hone your skills against AI opponents before you start kicking buts and earning glory in multiplayer. 

Since the 9th of March, the Munchkin has left early access on Steam and is also available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. At the moment, only the base game is available, and the publisher hasn’t confirmed or denied whether any of Munchkin’s many expansions will be released as DLC in the future. The game costs $9.99 on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, but it will set you back $14.99 if you decide to buy it on Steam.