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June 25, 2016: Thanks For Playtesting Munchkin CCG!

You may have heard that we're making The Munchkin Collectable Card Game! Well, we are, and it's great!

I'm not going to bore you with the details about what all goes into making a collectable card game (at least, not today), but I do want to talk about playtesting. With games of this type, you tend to have hundreds of cards, and they all interact in strange and interesting ways. It's part of what makes the games so much fun. If I use this card with this other card, I can instantly win!

That's also part of the problem. We would rather not have a two-card combo that lets you just win the game. Sometimes you can see those interactions just by knowing what everything does and seeing that X plus Y equals bad times. However, there are many more that are a bit more subtle and are best found through actually playing the game.

The best way to test the game the thousands of times it needs to be played is with lots of gamers! We have a small list of local Austinites that we invite to our offices when we have something that needs to be played, but we needed to supplement this list with way more people. 

For that, we turned to our wonderful Friendly Local Game Stores here in town! 

We'd like to thank Dragon's Lair for hosting us and bringing us players week after week! They have an amazing store with friendly, knowledgable staff!

Next up is Wonko's Toys and Games! We always have a great time there and the owners Eric, Denise, and Erica Dow are always the most gracious of hosts! 

Another big thank you goes to Mothership Books and Games and Lauren for having us come in and for bringing us more wonderful gamers! 

Last, but most certainly not least, we'd like to thank Outlaw Moon Games & Toys. We love you guys and will be back as often as we can! 

The biggest thank you of all goes to each and every one of the people who sat down to play test the game with us. We couldn't do it without all of you!

-- Devin Lewis

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