July 20, 2015 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, Texas (July 20, 2015) – Steve Jackson Games is proud to announce that we'll be travelling to the Land of Oz with a brand new Munchkin game: Munchkin Oz! Based on L. Frank Baum's classic children's books, Munchkin Oz blends the stories' whimsical characters and places with Munchkin's own brand of zany backstabbing. Munchkin Oz has started appearing on shelves at some Target locations and will be available throughout the country and on target.com in early August 2015. This is the second such exclusive release in partnership with Target, after Munchkin Legends (in Target in 2013, released widely in 2014).
Fans who follow the Yellow Brick Road to Target and purchase Munchkin Oz will want to look for Steve Jackson Games at conventions and keep a close eye on Warehouse 23 (warehouse23.com), where they'll find silver shoes special promotional cards and other goodies from August through December!
"It has been a lot of fun to revisit those classic stories that have delighted children (and adults!) for over a century," said Andrew Hackard, Munchkin Line Editor. "In developing the game, we went back to our own roots to allow the players to be Professors, Royalty, Soldiers, or (of course!) Wizards. We can't wait for our fans to adventure alongside Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and all of Baum's classic heroes."
About Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with well over 5 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve's very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars' worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition, which was released in late 2013.
Brian Engard, Marketing Director
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