Munchkin Panic Rules!

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Cover Art for Munchkin Panic by Fireside GamesHonestly, we’re not bragging! In celebration of GenCon this week, you can download the rules for Munchkin Panic right now! Get an up close look at how it all works before the game hits shelves.

You can take an advance look at the rules HERE.

Don’t forget you can try a demo of the game at GenCon by visiting us at booth #443 and you can preorder the game right now and get exclusive swag as well!

Munchkin Panic at Gencon

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Inquiring minds want to know. What presence will Munchkin Panic have at GenCon next week? Let us count the ways…

1) Demos! We will be running two demo tables of Munchkin Panic in our booth (#443) all four days. You’ll be able to sit down and play the game. We will also have copies of the Munchkin Panic –A Peek Under the Helmet” books we shared in a recent video for you to peruse if the tables are full when you venture by.

2) Contest! You can enter our daily contest to win one of four advance copies we will be giving away during the show. We will have a jar filled with game components and themed items. You will fill out an Entry Card with your Guess of the quantity in the jar. The closest guess to the actual number wins a copy of Munchkin Panic! The jar contents will change every day. Guesses can be entered between 10 am–2 pm each day with the winners being announced at 5 pm on Thursday through Saturday, and at 3:30 pm on Sunday. Read the Official Rules for more information.

3) Promo Piece! We will be debuting the first Munchkin Panic promo piece–Instant Gratification. Come by and pick one up for use in the game!

Munchkin Panic Promo Piece Instant Gratification front image

4) Pre-Orders! We will be taking pre-orders at the show. Every pre-order made with us will receive an Exclusive “Master Munchkin” 2.25 inch pin back button. Games will be shipped in late September/ early October to coincide with the official release on October 8.

5) Special Event! Our friends at Steve Jackson Games are again hosting the Munchkin Tavern and have kindly included Anne-Marie De Witt (designer of Munchkin Panic) and Justin De Witt (designer of Castle Panic) as the Celebrity Dinner guests on Friday night, August 15. Stop by booth #1401 on Friday, August 15, at 10 am to get a wristband for your chance to spin their prize wheel and win a seat at the table!

We hope you stop by to see us in our booth (#443) and we look forward to playing Munchkin Panic with you!

Munchkin Panic Pre-Orders Now Open!

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Munchkin Panic box and Master Munchkin Pin-Back Button

We’ve been teasing you with lots of looks at Munchkin Panic this week, and we are excited to announce Pre-Orders are now open!

The official release will be in early  October. However, if you just can’t wait that long to get your order in, you can pre-order Munchkin Panic through our web store now and we’ll ship it to you in time for the official release date.

We are also offering an Exclusive 2.25 inch “Master Munchkin” Pin-Back Button with every copy of Munchkin Panic ordered at MSRP through our web store. Plus, you’ll get the first ever Munchkin Panic promo piece that is debuting at GenCon 2014 in a few weeks! (We can’t show you what it is yet, because it is still a secret, but soon, my friends, soon!)

If you want to see what comes in the box, check out our “Munchkin Panic Unboxing” videos and our Behind-the-Scenes book video, “Munchkin Panic: A Peek Under the Helmet”.

 

Munchkin Panic Unboxing Videos!

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For those of you who wanted to see more of Munchkin Panic, the wait is over! Anne-Marie filmed not one, but two different unboxing videos of our upcoming release. The first video is just a quick unboxing, showing all the components that you’ll get in your lovely box of loot.

The second one goes deeper, with Anne-Marie showing off the components in more detail , giving you some behind-the-scenes info on the making of the game, as well as explaining more of how the gameplay is different from both Castle Panic and Munchkin. Grab some popcorn and dim the lights, it’s movie time!

Munchkin Panic – A Peek Under the Helmet

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How do you show people a game BEFORE the game is available to be shown? That was our conundrum when trying to come up with a way to share the art and details behind Munchkin Panic when we didn’t have a copy of the game to share yet.

Then, our brilliant Sales & Marketing Manager Kris said, “Why not make a photo book of the art with details about the game design and what makes it different from both Castle Panic and Munchkin?” And we all applauded and then got to work! “Munchkin PanicA Peek Under the Helmet” was born.

While this project was initially intended to be a print project it became clear we had some great information to share will all of you. So, we turned it into a slideshow. Then we decided it was kind of dry with no sound so our Marketing team turned the slideshow into a movie and narrated it for your viewing pleasure.

We hope this answers some of your burning questions, and maybe even generates some new ones. We are very excited to be sharing this information with you and will be adding more videos about the making of Munchkin Panic and showing you what the actual game will look like as we get our production samples and it gets ready to hop on a boat and make its way to your game libraries.

You will be able to view the printed copies of this book at upcoming shows in the booth of our friends at Steve Jackson Games, as well as in our booth at GenCon (along with the advance copy demos we’ll be running).

Fireside Games Day at Emerald Tavern!

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If you’re in Austin this Sunday, July 27th, come on out to Emerald Tavern for Fireside Games Day! We’ll be showing off demos of all our games and giving away some cool swag. Anne-Marie and Justin will both be there, so you can learn how to play Castle Panic, Dead Panic, and Bears! straight from the designers themselves.

Ask them your burning Castle Panic questions and even get a special preview of our upcoming release Munchkin Panic! It’s all free and the fun runs from 1:00 to 6:00 pm!

Gearing up for Gen Con 2014!

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We are eagerly anticipating Gen Con 2014, and with just over a month left to prepare we wanted to give you a peek at what we have planned for you in Booth #443 this year!

If you are one of the many gamers eagerly awaiting the release of Munchkin Panic, be sure to stop by our booth for a chance to demo the game before it is released, and pick up the exclusive debut of the first official promo piece for the game. It’s form and function are a secret so you know it’s going to be good!

We will be accepting pre-orders for Munchkin Panic, and there will be a little surprise bonus for anyone who orders through us directly. Another surprise? Why, yes, yet another surprise!

We will also have the Dead Panic Bullet bookmarks we revealed on Facebook in May. Who couldn’t use extra ammunition when fighting off the zombie horde?

Fireside Games Promo Swag and New Brand Merchandise

If you are a Castle Panic fan, you won’t be disappointed as we will also be showing the perennial favorite Castle Panic with The Wizard’s Tower expansion. So, if you haven’t graduated to the next level of Castle Panic mania, let us ease you in with a helpful demo. We will also have those nifty Monster Icon bags and new Embroidered Patches we’ve been sharing photos of lately. As well as the special Castle Panic Anniversary Promo Packs to celebrate Castle Panic‘s 5th Birthday!

Only have a few minutes for a quick demo? No problem! We’ll have Bears! front and center for your quick enjoyment.

Check out our official Gen Con 2014 webpage for more in-depth details. We’ll be releasing more information as the big show approaches. Including advance notice of our planned Show Specials!

Games to Demo at Fireside Games booth #443

Can’t attend Gen Con this year? We’ll miss you! But you can still get in on the show specials by shopping our online shop for deals during the show.

If you would like to request an interview with Anne-Marie and/or Justin, please contact us in advance as their schedules tend to fill up fast!

Munchkin Panic Proofs – Sneak Peek!

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Well, we’ve done it! We sent the files for Munchkin Panic out to the printer and received some advance proofs of the cards and pieces. These are still early days and these are only proofs, but we are very excited and wanted to give you a sneak peek! Stay tuned for more information as we update the official Munchkin Panic page on our website!

Munchkin Panic Castle Cards Proof Sheet
The proof sheet of the new faces in the Castle Deck looks pretty good.
Munchkin Panic Monster Tokens advance proof
We’ve changed out the Castle Panic Monsters for the Munchkin Monsters you love to hate.
Munchkin Panic Walls, Towers and Glue
Glue replaces Tar, and the Walls and Towers have been Munchkin-ized.

 

New Product Announcement: Munchkin Panic!

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Coming Fall 2014!

Cover Art for Munchkin Panic by Fireside Games

We are excited to announce our next new game: Munchkin Panic!

The Munchkin Monsters have invaded the Castle Panic Towers and are on the rampage! Anne-Marie De Witt has designed a crazy, clever, and addictive new game based on designs by Justin De Witt (Castle Panic) and Steve Jackson (Munchkin) in what is a semi-cooperative game of all-for-one meets all-for-me!

Players combine cards to hit Monsters before they destroy the Castle. Each defeated Monster becomes a Trophy and gives up its Treasure to the victor. If players work together to defeat the Monsters, they up their chances of survival and the player with the highest point count becomes the Master Munchkin. However, if players get too greedy, the Monsters will stomp the Castle to the ground while players are busy fighting over Treasure!

Two worlds collide in this game of hopeful, desperate, and addictive twists featuring the iconic Munchkin art by John Kovalic and the innovative play design of Fireside Games and Steve Jackson Games.

The game accommodates players ages 10 and up and can be played solo or with up to 6 players at a time. MSRP is $39.95.

Stay tuned for more details as the game enters its final development phases and goes into production. Be sure to ask your Friendly Local Game Store to carry this title and watch for it on shelves this Fall!

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