Munchkin Shakespeare

A project in Austin, TX by Steve Jackson Games

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A Shakespeare-themed version of Munchkin – the hit card game of monster slaying, punnery, and backstabbing. Et tu, Brute?
Backers: 5279
Average Pledge Per Backer: $56

Funded: $295,049 of $30,000
Dates: Feb 7th -> Mar 10th (32 days)
Project By: Steve Jackson Games
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Latest News

Steve Jackson Games: Port Royal, Muertoons, & Kitties - Gen Con 2017

September 27th - via:
Steve Jackon games brought Port Royal, Muertoons, & Supper Kitty Bugslap to Gen Con 2017. Check out our interviews from the show floor. (Read More)

Gen Con 2017: Steve Jackson Games - 'Munchkin' and More

August 29th - via:
GeekDad's visit to the Steve Jackson Games booth at Gen Con 2017 included a test run of the new Munchkin CCG and sneak peeks at more upcoming games. (Read More)

Closing Words From SJ

March 10th - via:
Thank you, everyone! I knew that Munchkin Shakespeare would be big. I didn’t realize HOW big. We couldn’t have done it without you - not just the literal support, but the encouragement for the idea and the appreciation for the horrible puns. And... (Read More)

Munchkin Shakespeare Goes Deluxe!

March 10th - via:
Wow. I'm honestly stunned with how fast we unlocked Deluxe after our last stretch goal. I never doubted we'd make it, personally, but to unlock it with 7 hours to go in the campaign? Madness! Thank you all so much, and for your support you're getting... (Read More)

The Final Stretch . . . Goal!

March 9th - via:
There's less than 30 hours left in the campaign, and we've seen a definite spike in support! Hopefully that means that Munchkin Shakespeare Deluxe won't just be a fleeting dream, and we can make it a reality. But we've got one last surprise hidden... (Read More)

How To Add-On Items (Like Expansions)!

March 8th - via:
We've had a lot of questions about adding items onto pledges. We've tried to address them in the FAQ, but as the final act looms, we want to make sure everyone who wants stuff gets stuff. Particularly, we wanted to make sure people who wanted the... (Read More)

A Kickstarter Survey, An Audience Goal Unlocked!

March 7th - via:
We're looking for your assistance! I mean, aside from sweet, sweet gold you're providing to fund Munchkin Shakespeare, that is. We've created a survey to find out what backers like, love, or don't like (gasp!) about the game, expansion, and add-ons... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Galore!

March 6th - via:
What a weekend! Not only have we passed $220k, unlocking five cards and the Munchkin Shakespeare Coloring Book as an add-on, but we've also unlocked two Audience Goals! We've reached 4,000 backers, as well as 500 shares on our second Facebook post!... (Read More)

New Audience Goal, Facebook Second Act!

March 2nd - via:
Our dedicated audience members (you folks) have been hard at work sharing our Facebook and Twitter posts to unlock more loot. Since we're closing in on the last week of the campaign, we thought we'd share one last Facebook post, with some pretty... (Read More)

$200k Unlocked, Kickstarter Live, And Moop!

March 2nd - via:
We've hit a big milestone; topping the $200k threshold! Thank you all so much for the immense support. Every creator hopes their project does well, but this support has been unprecedented. We're happy to add not only some new cards, but a Munchkin... (Read More)

Ask Steve And Andrew About Shakespeare!

March 1st - via:
This Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. central time we're hosting a Kickstarter Live update with Steve Jackson and Andrew Hackard! You can find the stream here.   Steve will provide a quick project update, and then they'll both take Munchkin Shakespeare... (Read More)

Act Four, New Goals, And DELUXE!

February 28th - via:
Welcome, backers, to the fourth act! We're steadily working toward our $200,000 goal, and since we are entering the last quarter of the campaign, we thought it was time to reveal the goal we've been asked about more than any other, but couldn't show.... (Read More)

Munchkin Shakespeare Art Notes From John Kovalic!

February 28th - via:
As you are no doubt aware, every stretch goal unlocked by you fine backers gives John Kovalic much more work to do. But he's not complaining! If you watched our livestream on YouTube last Friday, you saw that he has a ton of sketches completed, and... (Read More)

Art Previews And A Q&A With John Kovalic!

February 23rd - via:
Where for art thou . . . art! We love Andrew and Steve's jokes for Munchkin, but it's the artwork that really brings the humor to life. We're fortunate to have master Munchkin illustrator John Kovalic working hard on Munchkin Shakespeare behind the... (Read More)

Quick Stretch Goal Correction

February 22nd - via:
Hi everyone, just wanted to do a quick update on one of our upcoming stretch goals. The graphic inadvertently listed that $220k goal added cards to the expansion, when in fact it adds card to the base game for everyone.    That has been corrected,... (Read More)

More Cards, More Stretch Goals, More Everything!

February 22nd - via:
Good Wednesday, my friends! We open today's scene with a new stretch goal unlocked at $165k, adding five cards to every copy of Munchkin Shakespeare! Next up will be an add-on we've been waiting for: Spykespeare Pawns. While we don't have the final... (Read More)

A Weekend Of Bookmarks And Dungeons!

February 20th - via:
We're starting off another week of the campaign with a new stretch goal you fine folks unlocked over the weekend! Say hello to a new bookmark for the Kickstarter Exclusive Expansion, and two more blank Dungeon cards for the Munchkin Blank Card Pack.... (Read More)

$140k Unlocked, And A Facebook Live Update!

February 17th - via:
You've really done it this time! No really, you have! We've closed the curtain on $140k, adding more game cards and two blank Dungeons to the Kickstarter Exclusive Expansion! Next up is another bookmark for the expansion, as well as some bonus... (Read More)

A Round Of Applause For Our Audience!

February 16th - via:
Huzzah, more Audience Goals have been unlocked! With 300 retweets, 3,000 Instagram followers, and 2500 backers, you've unlocked three more cards, including a Dungeon!    This unlocks our next round of Backer and Twitter goals. I also wanted to note... (Read More)

Fervently Asked Queries, And Social Goals

February 15th - via:
We've had a few questions pop up more than once, and when that happens, we try to capture the answer in the campaign FAQ. However, many people may not be aware of the FAQ, so I wanted to draw your attention to that section if you haven't seen it. I... (Read More)

Our Valentine To You: Flowerspeare Pawns And More!

February 14th - via:
Happy Valentine's Day* everyone! The Bard touched on the subject of love quite a bit, so I think it's only fitting that we unlocked a large goal on the day of true love itself. Say hello to the +6 Bag o' Flowerspeare Pawns! (which we will add to the... (Read More)

The Origin Of Munchkin Shakespeare

February 13th - via:
We've talked a bit about the crowdsourced nature of the set, but our esteemed Munchkin Czar, Andrew Hackard, wrote an article detailing the unique origins of this theatrical set over on Medium. Get some insight on the initial brainstorming session on... (Read More)

Weekend Unlocks, And New Dungeons!

February 13th - via:
Hello all! Thanks for being patient over the weekend while we took some time off from our first (amazing) week of the Kickstarter! But don't take our silence as ignoring you; as Shakespeare wrote, "Silence is the perfectest herault of joy. I were but... (Read More)

Let's Hear It For Our Audience, With More Cards!

February 11th - via:
We posted some audience goals, and you folks responded in a big way! We've crushed the Facebook and Backer goals already! Plus, in the meantime, we've also added some more cards with the $110k stretch goal. It's been a busy couple of days! We still... (Read More)

Another Kill-O-Meter, And Audience Goals!

February 10th - via:
First, let's hear a round of applause for you backers for helping us unlock a second Kill-O-Meter, this one available as an add-on, with a guest artist no less! Huzzah! We're well on our way towards our next goal, and the next big milestone;... (Read More)

Five More Cards, And Introducing New Stretch Goals!

February 9th - via:
We've conquered another stretch goal, adding five more cards to every copy of Munchkin Shakespeare! Next on the hit list is a new Add-On: a Kill-O-Meter drawn by a guest artist! (See some of the existing Munchkin Guest Artists games here.) But we... (Read More)

Heads Or Tails?

February 9th - via:
That's what backers getting the Kickstarter Exclusive Expansion will ask, when flipping their Spykespeare metal coin!    Next up is five more cards for everyone, and we're already getting pretty close! We're inching towards our next big add-on as... (Read More)

Do The Math With A Kill-O-Meter, And New Stretch Goals!

February 8th - via:
We have conquered a few milestones, including knocking out our $75K stretch goal, as well as crossing our first 24 hours of the campaign. Over 250% funded in one day! This is blowing us away here in the office, but fortunately we came prepared with... (Read More)

About 30 Minutes Left For The Early-Bird Bookmark!

February 8th - via:
We know you're a backer already, but if you have any friends or family on the fence about backing, tell them to do it soon! Backers during our first 24 hours get two copies of an exclusive early-bird bookmark, and that first 24 hours ends at about... (Read More)

On Your Mark; Bookmark That Is

February 8th - via:
No sooner have we posted another update, that another is needed! I've never been happier to write this many posts. Next up, we present two new cards for every copy of the game, and a new, as yet unwritten, Munchkin Bookmark!  This is a distinct, new... (Read More)

Hark! New Stretch Goals Cometh!

February 8th - via:
We rise, awake once more to tackle another day of kicking down stretch goals! Overnight we hit 200% funding, and unlocked two goals waiting to go live. So rejoice in your new rewards: 10 more cards for the core game, and a standard Munchkin box for... (Read More)

The Long Goodnight, Unlocking Add-On Dice!

February 7th - via:
And there we have it, the close of our first batch of stretch goals, at the end of our first night, less than eight hours in! Say hello to the +6 Bag o' Shakespeare Dice Add-On! This new batch of dice will be available to add-on for $7.00 for backers... (Read More)

Expanding Your . . . Expansion

February 7th - via:
As we continue to unlock stretch goals, I'm reminded of a quote from . . . naw, you know what, let's get to the good stuff! MORE CARDS!  This smorgasbord of goodness throws in 11 new cards, including more Dungeons, and more of those ever popular... (Read More)

Such Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: A New Box And D6!

February 7th - via:
We've reached one of the first HUGE milestones: a standard-size box and custom D6 for Munchkin Shakespeare! Now your game will stand proudly alongside the classics of the series with its own box. We needed it, considering how many cards we're... (Read More)

Act Three: 10 More Cards Unlocked!

February 7th - via:
No sooner had I left the stage have I been called back for an encore. Well you've certainly outdone yourselves now; how does 10 more cards sound?   We're storming through these stretch goals like a tempest, and our next goal is the biggest one yet:... (Read More)

Second Take: Another Stretch Goal Down!

February 7th - via:
And as soon as I can update the campaign, another stretch goal falls! This time you've added seven new cards to the Kickstarter Exclusive Expansion. In addition to five standard size Munchkin cards, you're getting two Dungeon cards, adding even more... (Read More)

Funded In Under Five Hours, And First Stretch Goal Accomplished!

February 7th - via:
What a dramatic opening! Munchkin Shakespeare has crossed its funding goal in under five hours, leaving us shocked, ecstatic, and ready for an encore! Now your game has a chance to grow, and become a full fledged core size Munchkin game, with a... (Read More)

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