A light hearted card game for 3 to 6 players about fighting monsters, collecting loot and being the first to ascend to level 10.

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What's behind the “Duck of Doom” card?

"You should know better than to pick up a duck in a dungeon." Should I, really? Most of the cards in basic Munchkin are humorous references to Dungeons & Dragons or other tabletop RPG ...
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Munchkin with 7-12 players

I am wondering on what modifications could we make to Munchkin for a better overall gameplay when adapting it to be played with 7-12 players. I am currently worried with the following issues: ...
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How do you protect your Munchkin cards?

I love playing Munchkin, but haven't found a good way to protect the cards. So, how do you protect your beloved Munchkin cards?
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Are there big differences in gameplay (not just theme) between Munchkin sets?

I have looked around and was overwhelmed by the number of Munchkin base sets out there. I googled what the best Munchkin set is, but so far, all I found is that I should pick the theme I like best. ...
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Can monsters use items with Cheat?

We all know by now that Cheat only allows you to use items you would not usually be able to use. Is there anything in the rules to stop you from giving Cheat to a Monster, and if not, is "being a ...
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Are there any house rules for combining Munchkin and Fluxx? [closed]

It occurred to me that the Fluxx and Munchkin are quite similar games in that they are casual games that derive their fun from their theming. Is it possible to combine the games?
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Multiple Super Munchkin Cards

If I have 2 Super Munchkin or Half Breed (or any equivalent) cards, am I able to use up to 4 races/classes (Or 2 races/classes without any race/class related penalties)? Effectively, do these bonuses ...
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What´s the reasoning for carry and equip items in Munchkin?

In Munchkin, what is the logic behind the rule of carry and equip items? What is the difference between carry and just keep the card in your hand? It is not simplier keep in hand and not use the carry ...
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Munchkin Booty Ships are 'items', but are Ship Enhancers permanently bound to the ship?

According to the rule book: Ships are Items, and follow normal Item rules. There are also a few Items that specifically enhance Ships. A Ship with an Enhancer has the Enhancer’s gold value added to ...
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In Munchkin, can a thief steal at level 1?

Can a thief steal at level 1 given that failing to steal causes the thief to lose a level?
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Can you use a Wizard's charm on another player's monster?

The card says "You may discard your whole hand (minimum 3 cards) to charm a single Monster instead of fighting it." Can I use this on another player to charm his monster? Or does it only apply to a ...
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What happens when you die in Munchkin?

In the card game Munchkin, what happens when you die? I know you go back to level 1, and you lose all the cards in your hand and your items, but do you lose your class and race too? And how does it ...
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Munchkin vs Munchkin Deluxe

I'm fairly new to munchkins and I guess I could say i'm OBSESSED! I've only played it at board/card game cafes or at friends houses, but I think it's about time I get my own set. As the title says, ...
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Go Up A Level cards

If I draw a "Go Up A Level" card, is it automatically played/applied right away or do I have the option to hold it in my hand? I ask for a more specific reason, because I drew a "Go Up A Level" card ...
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Munchkin Combat Rules Clarification: Do you lose one-shot items played if later forced to run away

Say a player is level 6 and faces a level 10 monster, the player decides to play a one-shot +5 card, making the player level 11. After that card is played, another player enrages the monster making it ...
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Can you interfere and help and win the game as an elf in munchkin?

In the rules it says you can interfere with combat "use a one shot item to help another player by casting a potion against his foe" My friend drew a lvl18 card and someone else helped him. I wanted ...
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Rules for giving away “big item” if you do not have 1000 gold pieces of items to sell

In the instructions for Munchkin it states: If something lets you have more than one Big item (for instance, the Dwarf race) and you lose the ability, you must either correct the problem ...
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Munchkins: Apocolypse Preparing for the 7th seal

Ok, so we are mid-game and the pressure is thick. My so called "friend", has been stealing all my small items the entire game. The host of tonights game has favored his apocolypse doors for every ...
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Munchkins Combat Shenanigans

Level 1 sock puppet says players may not play cards from hand to aid or help this combat. May they use the cards that are in their unequipped zone?
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Munchkin Dungeon of Comprehensive Curses Technical Difficulties

So this dungeon says any curse that affects someone happens to everyone, unless the curse already does so. Most curses are pretty cut and dry, but what does "effects everyone" technically mean? ...
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Do I lose two levels just for choosing to fight King Tut?

I am really new to Munchkin and I had a question about a card. The King Tut card says "Will not pursue anyone of Level 3 or below. Higher-Leveled characters lose 2 levels, even if they escape." Does ...
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Does “Cheat!” effectively give you two more hands?

Suppose you have a player who has a two-handed weapon A and another two-handed weapon B. He can use either of them without any problems, but not both as he only has two hands. With the card "Cheat!" ...
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Can you run away without losing against a monster?

In Munchkin, I found the following for running away (source) If nobody will help you . . . or if somebody tries to help, and your fellow party members interfere so the two of you still cannot ...
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Munchkin - Can you win at lvl 8

A friend played Munchkin Deluxe the other day and told me he won at level 8 when he killed a monster which granted 2 levels. To my understanding, I thought you NEED to kill at level 9 in order to win. ...
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Character and monster buffing

Let's say someone draws a monster face up when they kick open the door. They are able to defeat the monster, but another play throws down a card to buff the monster. The person who kicked open the ...
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Munchkin: Tuba of charm loot

If you have the tuba of charm, and you fight multiple monsters, do you take a loot for each monster escaped, or just one for the entire battle?
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Munchkin “Shrieking Geek” Bad Stuff

If you lose to the Shrieking Geek and fail to run away, the Bad Stuff that happens is described as: Bad Stuff: You become a normal boring Human. Discard any Race or Class cards in play. If I ...
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Munchkin as a two player game

Has anyone had any experience with playing Munchkin with 2 players? If so, what variant/house rules do you play with, and how do you feel the experience compares to 3+ player Munchkin?
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How does the help system work in munchkin?

The rules say to add your combat strength to theirs and in a separate section it says that your combat strength is your level plus weapons etc. In our first few games this essentially meant that ...
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Unnatural Axe Santa vs. Elf and the Mummy card

In an epic Munchkin game with the Unnatural Axe extension, we had an Elf player encounter Santa. Santa is normally a level 9 monster, but that changes by -5 because Santa trusts Elves. Silly Santa. ...
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Would I level up if I “automatically defeated” a monster but someone wandered in a monster that killed me afterwards?

This question arises when we saw this in the FAQ: Q. I used an ability to automatically kill a monster. Another player used Wandering Monster to add a monster to the fight, and then played ...
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If you help someone in combat and you lose, do you both get the 'bad stuff'

If you are facing a monster, but don't have enough fighting power to win in combat, you can persuade another player to help you. This adds their combat power to yours. What happens if the monster ...
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Rules for bribes when “Asking For Help” in turn vs bribing outside of a turn

In the Munchkin instructions it says: You can bribe someone to help. In fact, you'll probably have to. You may offer your helper any Item(s) you are currently carrying, or any number of the ...
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During battle can I play a one-shot card?

If combat has started and the other players start discussing what to do to me can I play a one-shot card while they are discussing?
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Is giving away items as bribes to other players restricted to table cards?

Under "trading" in the Munchkin instructions it states that: You may trade Items (but not other cards) with other players. You may only trade Items from the table - not from your hand. but in ...
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Does discarding a Race or Class card at “any time” apply to both your hand and cards in play? [duplicate]

In the instructions for Munchkin it says: "You can discard a Race card at any time, even in combat" "You can discard a Class card at any time, even in combat" but it doesn't state whether this ...
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Singing and Dancing Sword - Companion, Weapon, or Upgrade?

Can a Singing & Dancing Sword be played on top of another sword, or is it equipped as your primary weapon? For instance, would the Rapier of Unfairness become A Singing & Dancing Rapier of ...
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Munchkin: card attributes in the event of helping another player

Assume that a player turns up the Ogre Achiever upon kicking down the door, and cannot kill it alone. Given that the card's description (excluding 'Bad Stuff') is: +5 against anyone who doesn't ...
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How many times per turn can a thief steal?

Assume I'm a level 1 Thief. Is there a limit to the number of times I attempt to steal something? Can I just attempt over and over again until I get the thing? Does it even have to be on my turn?
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Do I lose the “High” or “Dark” modifer if I gain a race?

The Reloaded expansion for standard Munchkin adds High and Dark modifiers to your class. If I get the High card without already having a race, I become a High Human. If I then get a Race card such as ...
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Munchkins Ruling of destroy item with highest bonus

On the table there are 2 items giving bonus of 4 and 5, the one with 4 is used and the one with 5 is carried and not used. The card "Lose the card that gives you the biggest bonus", does it destroy ...
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What happens to “usable once only” cards when Illusion is played?

In a Munchkin game yesterday, a level 8 player (let's call her "Jennifer") was fighting a Hippogriff. After counting gear bonuses, Jennifer's combat strength was 15 and the Hippogriff's was 16. If ...
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Munchkin Booty: is there a time limit for “Not so fast me bucko”

Is there a time limit in which the Not so fast me bucko card must be played. The card text reads as follows: play this card Immediately after a card is drawn or played. I drew into a low level ...
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Player with the Stinkiest Armpits [closed]

I bought a used copy of Munchkin (bundled with several expansions) to play with my family while we are on summer vacation. While reading the instructions of the game to the other players, we noticed ...
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How do I combine regular Munchkin with Munchkin Zombies?

I have Munchkin 1 & 2 and recently I was given Munchkin Zombies. At the instructions of the latter, it is said that I combine these three (any kind of Munchkin to be honest), but it doesn't say ...
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Can you use the Annihilation card on a Giant Skunk that someone else is fighting?

Sometimes people will try to save the Giant Skunk for when they're level 9 to fight it to prevent people from screwing them over too much at the end. However my friends and I have debated about ...
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Can you still battle a monster even if it will not pursue you?

Can you still battle a monster even if it will not pursue you due to low level? For example, if I'm level 1 and am fighting a monster that "Will not purse anyone level 2 or below."
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Can I fight a monster during charity?

During Charity, the rules state to play or give away cards until there are only 5 in your hand. Can you play a monster card and fight it at this point?
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Do I draw a new hand if I start my turn without any card?

I played with a new group of friends recently and they are playing with such a rule where they will draw a new hand if they don't have any card. Basically their strategy is to finish off all the cards ...
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Can Munchkin Quest be used for classic Munchkin?

I received "Munchkin Quest" as a gift. I had expected to get the classic "Munchkin"; I don't really know this variant but exchanging it is not an option. I wish to play this with some of my ...