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Can you win at level 8 in Munchkin?

From the Munchkin Rules: The first player to reach Level 10 wins . . . but you must reach Level 10 by killing a monster, unless a card specifically allows you to win another way. The only ...
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Is cheating allowed in Munchkin?

According to the very old rules from the beginning of munchkin you could cheat if the other players didn't catch you. Likewise, you may also use only one headgear, one suit of armor, one pair of ...
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Munchkin: Charity: Giving cards to someone who has 5 already

You still give them. But those players must discard extra cards at their charity phase (if they are still the player with the lowest level). This rule gives a slight advantage to players with the ...
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Munchkin: Charity: Giving cards to someone who has 5 already

You still give them to the player. While you've already got a correct answer, I'd like to explain it a bit further. Specifically, there is no hand limit. The only rule that deals with having too many ...
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Is it okay / does it make sense for another player to join a running game of Munchkin?

I've played plenty of games where someone has joined mid-game, and it has worked very well them just starting as if from scratch (i.e. at level 1 and drawing the starting hand of 4 treasure, 4 doors). ...
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What's behind the "Duck of Doom" card?

There is a long and storied tradition of unspeakably awful deathtraps showing up in dungeons. Kind and generous dungeon masters would allow such traps to be found, but others would skip the tedious ...
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Does "Income tax" count as a Curse or Bad Stuff that will remove "Chicken on your head"?

Yes. The question boils down to: Does "that removes your Headgear" mean "that specifically instructs you to remove your Headgear", or does it mean "that causes you to remove ...
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Is it okay / does it make sense for another player to join a running game of Munchkin?

If it's "just for fun" and everyone is still having fun, then sure. If someone finds their fun level jeopardized by, for example, the disruption of the play order, then either you should delay the ...
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Go Up A Level cards

You can keep 'Go Up A Level' cards in your hand until you choose to play them, you do not have to play them right away. From the Munchkin Rules: Go Up a Level cards may be played on yourself or ...
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Multiple Super Munchkin Cards

You can only have two. Super Munchkin says: You may have two Class cards... Half Breed says: You may have two Race cards... So that's exactly what you can do: have two. It doesn't matter how ...
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Helping without being asked, is this legal?

No, a player may not foist help upon you. The rules state "you may ask any other player to help you" at which point the player may accept or deny the request. There is no "involuntary&...
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Income Tax and Halflings

Selling is selling. Paying tax, is paying tax. Different actions. Halfling's ability doesn't help in paying taxes.
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Can you use a Wizard's charm on another player's monster?

The charms only work for wizards in the combat. From the Munchin FAQ Q. Can a Wizard use his charm ability if he's not involved in the combat? A. No. The card says this is something he may do ...
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Players turn was skipped, go back and allow that person to play out of order or continue on?

Your question basically boils down to "what are the rules for recovering from breaking the rules?" Munchkin doesn't have such rules. But it does have the catch-all rule (from the rulebook) : Any ...
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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?

You can absolutely play cards to help other players, even when not involved in combat From the rules (direct PDF link) You can interfere with others’ combats in several ways, including: Use ...
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If you help someone in combat and you lose, do you both get the 'bad stuff'

Both players must roll to run away separately, and any player that fails to run away suffers the bad stuff. From the official rules If two players are cooperating and still can’t defeat the ...
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Is rolling to escape a monster required?

No you can't choose to take the Bad Stuff, you must always attempt to Run Away first. From the Munchkin rules (page 3 under Combat): If the monster’s combat strength is equal to yours, or ...
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Munchkin as a two player game

A two-player version that my son and I came up with was pretty fun. Here are the altered rules: OBJECTIVE: Be the first player to retire your four heroes at level 6. SETUP: Start by separating out ...
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Can you interfere and help and win the game as an elf in munchkin?

According to the Munchkin FAQ under Important Note #2: Playing/Using/Switching Items During Combat: Playing/using a one-shot Item during a combat that aids the munchkins (and not the monsters) does ...
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Munchkin: carrying vs equipped

Note: all rules quotes below are from the Munchkin rulebook PDF. The same or very similar text is found in the Adventure Time rulebook PDF. Can you use the "if you discard this card" effect for items ...
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What happens to "usable once only" cards when Illusion is played?

I don't have an official ruling to cite, but my interpretation would be that Illusion only removes the monster and any Monster Enhancers specific to that monster, but does not affect any one-shot ...
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Can a thief steal if he can't equip the item?

From the rules: All Items you have in play are considered "carried." Items that are actually giving you a bonus are "equipped." Anyone can carry any Item (except for extra Big ...
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Munchkin Warhammer 40k - Running Away - Automatic Escape vs Automatic Failure

You cannot escape this way From the Steve Jackson Games Forums, on a thread about running away, the Munchkin Line Editor wrote: If a monster doesn't allow you to Run Away at all, then there's no ...
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Munchkins Ruling of destroy item with highest bonus

Items that aren't in use don't give you any bonus.
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Would I level up if I "automatically defeated" a monster but someone wandered in a monster that killed me afterwards?

The Mascot is defeated, but Player A must defeat (but not necessarily kill) the wandering monster before being awarded levels or treasure (or the win). Basically, the rules state that after you kick ...
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Can you interfere and help and win the game as an elf in munchkin?

The answer's very likely that no, that doesn't count. It isn't the kind of help talked about in the Asking for help section, where you actually join the combat and are at genuine risk of suffering ...
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Can I play unequipped on-the-table cards in combat?

One-shot items you are "carrying" can be used just like ones in your hand. From the rules*: All Items you have in play are considered “carried.” Items that are actually giving you a bonus are “...
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Where (or to whom) do sold items go?

Selling is a form of discarding, as emphasized by the World of Munchkin FAQ (part of the "The rules say that cards in play must be traded or discarded. When can I discard them?" question). ...
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Confused on helping and wandering monsters in munchkin zombies

The two players would have to defeat all 4 monsters. After getting help, the other players are allowed a reasonable amount of time to interfere before you can claim levels and treasure. And just ...
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Stealing a "play at any time" item as a thief in Munchkin?

You say the thief went to steal the item, but here's no such game mechanic. Either the thief has stolen the item, or they haven't. Stealing is not something that has a duration, so you can't "...
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