MUNCHKIN: Critical Role is Coming to Destroy Your Friendships

The weird card game Munchkin is getting an Exandrian update from the cast and characters of Critical Role

Published: March 6, 2020 2:52 PM /


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Would you like to lose a few friends? Well, the newly-announced MUNCHKIN: Critical Role will be a fine way to do that.

This newest version of MUNCHKIN is going down a bit of an odd route. The card game has seen many different versions, but this particular one is focusing on a Twitch stream of all things.

Well, it's a little more than that — Critical Role is the most-subscribed stream on Twitch according to both TwitchAnalysis and TwitchTracker. This Dungeons & Dragons stream has voice actor Matthew Mercer (who voices McCree in Overwatch, amongst other games) DMing for a table full of interesting personalities. Their adventures have been going on for a few years now, and soon you'll be able to experience a small portion of that fun with your friends.

MUNCHKIN, if you weren't aware, is a dungeon-crawling card game. It's not quite straight-laced, however; in fact, one could say that it's positively batty. Want to carry more than two weapons? Slap on an extra arm! Want to be an Elven Vampire with a machine gun in one hand and a space laser in the other? Go for it! One of the best parts of this crazy card game is the ability to mix various editions together whenever you want.

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When Can You Get MUNCHKIN: Critical Role?

I'm sure many of you are already feeling your wallets get lighter. When and where can you get MUNCHKIN: Critical Role, and how much will it cost you?

According to the announcement from USAopoly, this new edition of Steve Jackson's silly card game will be arriving in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand sometime in Fall 2020. It will cost you $24.99 or your regional equivalent, and you can also pick up two separate 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles based on Critical Role for $14.99.

This isn't the only new product coming from Critical Role, mind. Matt Mercer's majestic fantasy world will also be represented in the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, a brand-new scenario for Dungeons & Dragons that was announced earlier this year.

Too bad there's a bit of a wait! For now, you can learn more about MUNCHKIN and Critical Role at their respective websites.

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