From the Publisher...
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!
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|Wow, I went to a friend's to play D&D and a guy had this and we played a game. It was simple, fun and VERY entertaining. Anyone who has played Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering or any old-school video game RPG should play this!!
|I played this game with a friend and his family. They weren't big RPGers, but we all had a great time backstabbing and leveling. It's simple enough for most anyone to play, but complex enough to be fun for hardcore RPGers.
|If you're playing with the right people, Munchkin is the most fun you'll have on game night. The game itself is a light RPG played with cards. What makes it so interesting is its attitude.
Players are encouraged (even in the rules) to swindle, betray, and trick each-other in an effort to come out on top. The cards themselves are hilarious, with over-the-top monsters, traps, and equipment.
The best part, as far as I'm concerned, is the variety of the expansions. There are well over a dozen available, and all are fully interchangeable, so you could, if you were so inclined, have a game of Munchkin with super heroes, aliens, cowboys, and Cthulhu. Great fun to be had here, and a great bargain.
|This game is a lightweight RPG. Wrapped in a funny quick card game. This game has a ton of fun aspects. You are trying to reach level 10 while defeating monsters and your friends.
|A whole lot of fun to play with GOOD friends! I emphasize "good" because there's a lot of backstabbing involved and you MAY damage relationships with this game. However, as long as you're all just playing this game to have fun, it's guaranteed you'll have a blast.
|This is a great way to scratch the RPG itch without the time investment. The game is silly and highly luck dependent, but also memorable and very very fun - provided you can play it with a group that understands the jokes of the RPG setting.
|Munchkin is an RPG/dungeon-crawl game distilled into a cardgame - much like Cutthroat Caverns (another favourite of mine). Munchkin, however, is more straightforward, since there is no pretending to work together and everyone clearly looks out for himself. It is the perfect game to play with ex-roleplaying gamers or any other group of friends over a couple of beers.
|A simple, easy and very very fun card/strategy game that takes many humerous stabs at rpg games!
The original totally awesome Munchkin game!
|Fun game, hilarious cards. You never know what to expect.
|Zanny, backstabby, hilarious. It sure is a lot of fun. The cards are always hilarious to read, and there's always something happening in the game. With the right group, this game is golden.
|All my friends seem to love it, and think the game is hilarious....I wouldn't walk away if someone pulled it out.