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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it okay / does it make sense for another player to join a running game of Munchkin?

Does it make sense: That depends on how long the game has been running. If you've only been around the table 1-3 times the disadvantage isn't so massive that the player has no real chance of catching ...
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Is it okay / does it make sense for another player to join a running game of Munchkin?

Would it be okay to join a game in progress? If everyone at the table is okay with it, of course. I have played dozens of games where someone or multiple people have joined late, I would restrict new ...
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Munchkin - can you put cards which you cannot use sideways

This appears to be a standard part of the rules for Munchkin for Item type cards.; All Items you have in play are considered “carried.” Items that are actually giving you a bonus are “equipped.” You ...
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Can monsters use items with Cheat?

The cheat! card specifically says: "You may have and use any one item that would otherwise be against the rules" However, monsters are not items (they are an entirely different type of card, falling ...
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Will a Wandering Giant Skunk prevent the combat participation of an already committed helper?

Yes, the wandering skunk stops people helping even if they've already agreed. "Helping" in combat isn't the same as "agreeing to help". The rules discuss asking for help: Only one ...
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Does "-5 on your next combat" include helping someone?

The Official Munchkin FAQ states: Q. If a card that affects "your next combat" is played on you during a combat, does it affect THAT combat, or the next one you're in? A. If the combat is still ...
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Does "Income tax" count as a Curse or Bad Stuff that will remove "Chicken on your head"?

There's a relevant SJG forum thread with a clear answer from the then-Munchkin line editor*, Andrew Hackard, here: Any Curse or Bad Stuff that removes your Headgear will take the chicken with it. ...
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In Munchkin, do you level up after breaking down a door, if you don't kill a monster?

A few choise quotes from the rules. First, on the subject of Levels, we have Character Stats: Level: This is a measure of how generally buff and studly you are. When the rules or cards refer to your ...
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Are the Munchkin original and Munchkin Guest Artist Editions identical?

Munchkin Guest Artist Edition is identical to Munchkin Deluxe, just with the cards and board illustrated by different artists. From the Munchkin: GAE web page: This Guest Artist Edition includes ...
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Is it okay / does it make sense for another player to join a running game of Munchkin?

Inserting a new player into the turn order is far less consequential than the change in balance of power that a new player introduces. Most games of Munchkin I've played come to a series of showdowns ...
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Does a Wizard gain treasures from a charmed monster AND flee a second monster during the same combat?

No. From the FAQ: ...if you use an ability to make one monster disappear, you cannot claim levels and/or Treasures for beating it (depending on the method used) unless you can then kill or defeat all ...
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Can you equip an item you cannot use?

No, you cannot equip an item that you cannot use (unless you use the Cheat! card). From the FAQ: The Cheat! card allows you to equip an Item you normally couldn't due to Class/Race/slot/etc. ...
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