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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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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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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Income Tax Audit

My friend was playing a very slim hand; two cards. I drew an Income Tax curse, and laid my best card, worth 600 gold. He refused to play along...his excuse: "I have two Go Up a Level cards, I don't ...
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What exactly does “will not pursue” mean in Munchkin?

My friends and I were playing Munchkin last weekend and we had an interesting experience. I happened to be lucky enough to have the "Kneepads of Alure" (and not much else). I was level 1. My friend ...
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Is there a mis-print on the Grabby Guts card?

In Munchkin Zombies, the Grabby Guts card says "You have one extra Hand", but in the bottom right corner, it says "-1 Hand". Shouldn't it say "+1 Hand" in the corner?
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Can a Thief Steal a Really Impressive Title?

I thought that this one was pretty simple, but the argument got heated after multiple instances of challenging the rule that a thief can only steal something tangible, like weapons/potions/etc. The ...
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Is it possible to have a tie in Munchkin?

One of my friends asked me this question recently, and I couldn't answer it, so I thought I'd pass it along: Is it possible to have a tie in Munchkin (elf assisting in a victory to have two people ...
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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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What happens if I use the Huge Rock to pay the Income Tax?

The player who draws the Income Tax curse must discard an item. Each other player must discard an item (or items) of at least as much value as the player who drew Income Tax. If that player discards ...
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Munchkin “Insurance Rep” bad things

I have the German version of the game so the card may be named differently in the original or might not exist at all. The card "Versicherungsvertreter" says under "bad things" that you lose items ...
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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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Can a Wizard use his charm ability with no cards in the hand?

In Munchkin, Can a Wizard use his charm ability when he has no cards to discard in the hand?
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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 not-so-...
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Can I discard a race or class card directly from my hand to avoid charity?

In Munchkin (or any of its various sets) the rules say that "You can discard a Class card at any time, even in combat: "I don't want to be a wizard anymore." When you discard a Class card, you become ...
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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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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 culture. I'...
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Can the Wand of Dowsing Draw from Door Cards?

I was a level 7 Cleric who won my fight, drew a level up card, then played the Wand of Dowsing to take a previously discarded Divine Intervention for the win. Being such a cheap way to hit level ten, ...
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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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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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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 Wishing Ring be applied on side-effects?

Yesterday I was playing Munchkin (the fantasy version) with some friends, and I ended up having my sex changed (I could use some female-only stuff, thou, but that's another story). Back in topic, ...
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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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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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Are Hirelings Looted From Your Dead Body?

At first we said that he simply loses his item, and sticks around until you're respawned...but then my friend changed his mind and thought that, given we were in a real dungeon/monster/treasure ...
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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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Is it common in Munchkin to allow characters to reach higher than level 9

I only recently learned that you're not allowed to go above level 9, unless it's from combat (or some special cards). I had played for years allowing higher levels, except you didn't win until you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pukachu vs. Doppleganger?

My friend was level 4, and tried to play his Doppleganger card against a Puckachu, which grants an extra level for defeating it, "without using help or bonuses". 'Help', apparently, only means other ...
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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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House Rules for divine intervention

Last several games of munchkin were won via "divine intervention". All agree that the win is less satisfying than normal. Does any have good house rules to make the card less onerous?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...