Questions tagged [munchkin]

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 win ...
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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 the ...
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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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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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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?