Steve Jackson Games is adding more wacky and improbable monsters to its long-running Munchkin card game with Munchkin:  Magical Mess, releasing in January.

Like last year’s Moop’s Monster Mashup (see “Wacky New ‘Munchkin’ Monsters Arrive”), Munchkin:  Magical Mess features bizarre and unlikely monster hybrids, including the Chimpanzebra, Escarghost, and Chupacobra, as well as wacky treasures such as the Butterfly Knife, Snailgun, and Shark-Head Hammer.  The cards in this set were illustrated by Ian McGinty, who also illustrated Moop’s Monster Mashup.

Magical Mess can be played on its own as a stand-alone game, or combined with any other Munchkin game, including Moop’s Monster Mashup.  It includes 168 cards, 12 cardboard standees with stands, a 20-inch by 10-inch mounted game board, and a six-sided die.  Intended for 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, it takes 1 to 2 hours to play.  MSRP is $29.95.

Steve Jackson is also launching a collectible version of Munchkin (see “‘Munchkin CCG’ Unveiled at Gen Con”).