Munchkin

Munchkin

Product #SJG1408

Regular Price: $24.95

Special Price: $16.29

3 In stock

Manufacturer: Steve Jackson Games

Written by Steve Jackson, illustrated by John Kovalic Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Admit it. You love it. This award-winning card game, designed by Steve Jackson, captures the essence of the dungeon experience... with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. You and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items. And what magic items! Don the Horny Helmet and the Boots of Butt-Kicking. Wield the Staff of Napalm... or maybe the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. Start by slaughtering the Potted Plant and the Drooling Slime, and work your way up to the Plutonium Dragon... And it's illustrated by John Kovalic! Fast-playing and silly, Munchkin can reduce any roleplaying group to hysteria. And, while they're laughing, you can steal their stuff. Munchkin won the Origins award for Best Traditional Card Game of 2001! 168 cards, rules sheet, and sturdy set-up box


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A good filler game.
Munchkin is a fun little card game that is basically a parody of your typical dungeon crawl. You kill monsters and take their stuff and gain a level with every monster defeated. The first to get to level 10 wins. Then there's the wheeling and dealing and begging for assistance and the eventual back stabbing. Expansion packs add new races, classes, monsters and treasures. For us it's a good filler game or appetizer before we play an hours long "night killer" game.
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Review by Anton on 11/10/2015
Funny game... little replay value
I'm glad that I didn't buy this game myself... I played my brother's copy and it outstayed its welcome. Once you've seen all the cards, the jokes are not as funny anymore (guess that is why there are so many expansions and different versions).
There is just so little replay value... its a classic but not a great game.
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Review by Jeremy on 10/15/2015
A Munckin for All Seasons
This is the original Munchkin. It's theme is basically a fantasy parody of Dungeons and Dragons, and you got through the game defeating monsters, stealing their stuff, and stabbing your friends repeatedly in the back.

Munchkin is a good game, somewhere between casual family fun (aside from a couple somewhat risque cards) and hardcore gaming. Mostly, it's just funny and fun.

If you are looking to purchase a Munchkin game, this one is a good choice, but I highly recommend that you choose your base set based on what you like. Into Space Science Fiction? Vampires? Secret Agents? Greek Mythology? Zombies? Pirates? Cowboys? Cthulu? Almost anything? There's a Munchkin for you. If you like fantasy and/or D&D, then this is the Munchkin you're looking for.

One of the benefits of Munchkin is the ability combine sets, and the mixing possibilities are endless. You won't have time nor money nor shuffling patience to play through ever single Munchkin set, so pick a theme that works for you. They all have their own thematic twists, and in each one you'll be killing monsters, stealing their stuff, and stabbing your friend repeatedly in the back.
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Review by Afterword on 10/8/2015
Genuinely unimpressed by this game.
After all the hype that this game has had over the years I am genuinely unimpressed. I was expecting something a good deal better considering how much I heard about it. Munchkin & Settlers were probably the two games that I heard the most about from non-gamers that were getting into board games, but Settlers is FAR superior to this game. (granted they are completely different games)
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Review by Mark on 10/3/2015
Fun, but gets old.
Munchkin is fun for a while - a great little DnD parody game that's all about loot and equipment. And it's sorta become a classic. But.. it gets old. This is a good game for new players, and pretty easy to understand and get into. But if you're looking for something with more replayability and strategy, you can do better.
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Review by Nathan on 10/2/2015
Tongue in cheek D&D
Having read the previous review, I felt obliged to put in my 2 cents. I believe this card game is fun and straightforward. The quality of the artwork is outstanding, the prose is witty (if not hilarious). I scored the Price and Value down, just because this game is just a deck of cards and one die.

A previous reviewer scored the game down, essentially saying it became very average with continued play. To this I say, well yeah, the same happens when you play any game with no variation.. But Munchkin comes in so many flavors! Why keep eating vanilla ice cream! I also own Zombie Munchkin and Space Munchkin, but there's enough out there to excite anyone's taste buds. Try another flavor, and you'll be happy!
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Review by Winston on 9/15/2015
Not Munchkin Again!!!
When I first started getting into board gaming Munchkin was the second game I picked up, my friends and I played it like crazy, and then something weird happened, I played a good card game. Munchkin is a fine game when you don't really know how to play it, the problem arises when you actually start to munchkin the game. Underneath it all Munchkin is a cut-throat negotiation game built around two decks of cards and min/maxing and when players start to understand that, a 30-90 minute game can quickly escalate into a 1-3 hour game, it turns into a slog that just is no fun. I suggest it to new players pretty regularly but I wouldn't keep it for long, it's a really good way to end friendships for weeks at a time.
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Review by Sting the Wrestler on 9/14/2015