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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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Can you equip an item you cannot use?

In Munchkin, can you equip an Item even if its bonus doesn't immediately apply. For example, if I'm an elf, can I equip the Bad-Ass Bandana as headgear? The strategy would be to remain an elf as long ...
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Always charm a Monster discarding my whole hand? having 4+cards

As a Wizard I have 5 cards in my hand. In order to charm the monster am I obligated to discard my whole hand of 5 cards or could I discard just 3 or 4 cards from my hand? It is not clear that you ...
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In Munchkin, do you level up after breaking down a door, if you don't kill a monster?

Take the following sequence of events: I break down a door and pickup a door card which is not a monster. I loot the room and pick up a card and put it in my pack. No other players take any action. I ...
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Is cheating allowed in Munchkin?

I have been disputing with my friends lately about the fact that the creators of Munchkin intended for people to cheat or not. By cheating I mean doing anything the rules say you can't do or that is ...
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Warhammer Munchkin Boggleeye uses all your one shots on itself?

The Boggleeye says that it uses all your one shots with a combat bonus to help itself. Does that include one shots that would normally only give a combat bonus to a munchkin? It would seem to me that ...
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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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Can a player use the Wand of Dowsing card during a combat which is not his?

During a combat I had, a player played a blue card (Wand of Dowsing) and selected a card in the pile that would cancel the combat that I was having. Is that legal ? The "Wand of Dowsing" ...
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Does a Wizard gain treasures from a charmed monster AND flee a second monster during the same combat?

During a combat, I was first fighting a monster of level 6, that I could easily beat. Then, a player added a monster to the combat of level 18, that I couldn't successfully beat. So, as a Wizard, I ...
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Munchkin - can you put cards which you cannot use sideways

In the card game of Munchkin (or Munchkin Zombie) I've seen people put some cards on the table sideways. Usually, they can't use those cards for some reason like it's not for their class or they ...
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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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In Munchkin, can someone who doesn't participate in a combat play cards that benefit a player who is fighting a monster?

This situation happened in our friendly game where 2 players had feelings for each other and were keen on helping each other. Because we already had a house rule in play that limited the amount of ...
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Dwarven Ale curse Munchkin

We have a dwarf player who got Dwarven Ale as curse that gives him +4 on battle (only for Dwarfs). But he got temporary amnesia on the next turn. And he forget that he is a Dwarf. Our question is: ...
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Can I use Secret Invasion to transfer a trap card in front of me to another player?

In a game of Munchkin: Marvel Edition, a trap is played on me that says I get -5 in my next combat, an additional -5 at night and an additional -5 if it’s raining for a whooping -15 to my next combat. ...
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Munchkin Warhammer 40k - Running Away - Automatic Escape vs Automatic Failure

I recently played a game of Munchkin Warhammer 40k. In the middle of a fight I was losing, I was cursed with a "Can't Locate the Astronimican" which I responded by playing a "Tactical Rearward ...
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Players turn was skipped, go back and allow that person to play out of order or continue on?

Towards the end of a large game of munchkins with a good amount of alcohol consumed, a player’s turn was somehow completely skipped. This player also somehow didn’t realize that he was skipped until ...
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What does "Wakanda" actually do?

Wakanda, from the Marvel Munchkin DC expansion pack Mystic Mayhem, states that no monster can enter combat (via wandering monster, ect.). What exactly does this mean? Can you use a replicate card, ...
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Munchkin vs Munchkin Deluxe

I'm debating between the two versions as it is only a few dollars difference. Would any of you who own the Deluxe version say this is worth it? The board piece sounds appealing but I hear the ...
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Is it okay / does it make sense for another player to join a running game of Munchkin?

In a "just for fun" session of the card game Munchkin, would it be okay to join a game in progress? Of course the joining person would be in a disadvantage. Arguments against this, as far as I can ...
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What are the four Dutch exclusive cards in Munchkin Koethulhu?

Munchkin Koethulhu, the Dutch language version of Munchkin Cthulhu, consists of the translations of Munchkin Cthulhu, Munchkin Cthulhu 2: The Call of Cowthulhu, and Munchkin Cthulhu 3: The Unspeakable ...
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Helping without being asked, is this legal?

My brother and his friend were playing Munchkin Legends, and my brother helped him when it wasn't asked of or needed. He then stated that he was in the battle, and he tried to run away, even though he ...
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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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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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Does "-5 on your next combat" include helping someone?

So this was a huge dispute a while back and still is. If you play a curse or trap on someone that gives a “-5 on your next combat” would you consider your next combat to be the one on your next turn ...
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Is rolling to escape a monster required?

In some cases, the Bad Stuff of a monster may actually be beneficial, for instance dying to draw new cards, if you were dealt bad cards at the start. But is rolling required to let the monster take ...
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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 Transferal ...
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What happens when Annihilation is played in combat on a monster that is not the last played card?

In Munchkin, what is the effect of Annihilation card when played in combat with multiple monsters, targeting a monster that is not the last played card? Will its power still count for combat ...
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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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Stealing a "play at any time" item as a thief in Munchkin?

A thief went to steal the Demonic Wishing Eye (Adventure Time Munchkins) by discarding a card and then declaring "I am going to steal the demonic wishing eye". The Demonic Wishing Eye has the "PLAY ...
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Does "Income tax" count as a Curse or Bad Stuff that will remove "Chicken on your head"?

If I choose to lose my headgear due to Income Tax, does that qualify as an event that would take the chicken with it? The cards say: Income Tax: Discard one item of your choice. Every other ...
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Can a thief steal if he can't equip the item?

If a thief is already wearing a hat in Munchkin, is it possible that he can attempt to steal someone else's hat, even if he can't wear it? What about if he sells it immediately?
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Income Tax and Halflings

Income Tax curse: Discard one item of your choice. Every other player must now discard an item or items, totaling at least as much value as the item you discarded. If they don't have enough to pay ...
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Do these count as electronics for the purpose of Electro?

I played munchkin marvel for the first time last night and had a problem when we encountered the monster Electro. The munchkin marvel faq (sorry, need to ctrl f to it) did not answer the issue we had....
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Will a Wandering Giant Skunk prevent the combat participation of an already committed helper?

This situation came up last weekend: Player Alice is in combat with monster X and losing. Player Bob offers to help and together they're beating monster X. Player Craig plays a Wandering Monster ...
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Can you win at level 8 in Munchkin?

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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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: Number ...
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I lost my boomdagger enhanced by "…of doom". If I get it back, is it still enhanced?

I had to discard for 100g due to income tax being played. I discarded/sold my boomdagger which was enhanced by "…of doom". Now would I get the dagger back with or without "…of doom"?
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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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Are the Munchkin original and Munchkin Guest Artist Editions identical?

Do the "Guest Artist Edition" Munchkin packs have the exact same cards as their original counterparts, just with different art? Or do they have their own unique cards? For example, would Munchkin ...
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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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Confused on helping and wandering monsters in munchkin zombies

There are 5 players. Player 1 kicks down door, there is a monster he needs help with. A player agrees to help. Can the other three players all use a wandering monster card and a monster card? If so ...
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Munchkin: Charity: Giving cards to someone who has 5 already

In the charity phase of munchkin when you have to reduce your hand to 5 cards. A rule states: Charity: If you have more than five cards in your hand, you must play enough cards to get you to ...
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Munchkin: carrying vs equipped

I'd like more concrete info about what you can do with items that are being carried or equipped. Carried items: Q: Can you use the "if you discard this card" effect for items you carry? Q: What kind ...
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Where (or to whom) do sold items go?

In Munchkin you can sell items which amount to not less than 1000 gold pieces or multiples, in exchange for levels. Am I right that selling is a form of discarding, that is you are "selling" to the "...
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Confused in the capabilities of Power Gem in Munchkin:Marvel [closed]

Does the power of Power Gem really means that you can use all powers regardless of its rank requirement?
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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 I play unequipped on-the-table cards in combat?

Players can put cards down on the table unequipped. If they have a one-shot card on the table, such as a loaded die or a type of grenade, can they use those cards during combat? Or, can you only play ...
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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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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 ...