Munchkin Cthulhu

Designed by Steve Jackson • Illustrated by John Kovalic

168 cards, a unique six-sided die, and a rulesheet.
Suggested Retail Price $29.95
Stock # SJG1447 * UPC 837654320495
March 2023

Munchkins have hacked their way through dungeons, kung fu temples, starships, haunted houses, and super-foes. Now they face their greatest challenge -- Cthulhu! Will they survive? Will they retain their sanity? Will they . . . level up?

Munchkin Cthulhu is a stand-alone game that lampoons Lovecraft's Mythos and the horror gaming that surrounds it. Brought to you by Steve Jackson and John Kovalic, this set features four Classes -- including the Cultist -- and a lot of classic monsters from outside reality. And they all have Stuff you can take from their twitching bodies.

You can play Munchkin Cthulhu by itself, or combine it with any number of other Munchkin games for mind-bending silliness.


  • Munchkin FAQ
  • Munchkin Errata
  • Munchkin Cthulhu Rules (8.04 MB pdf)
  • Doors (100)

    • . . . And Its Spawn
    • Aughost Derwraith
    • Blasphemous
    • Buggoth
    • Campus Crusade for Cthulhu
    • Cheat!
    • Chibithulhu
    • Coggoth
    • Corrupted By Power
    • Created Using Cinematic Rules
    • Cult Meeting
    • Cultist
    • Cultist
    • Cultist
    • Cultist
    • Cultist
    • Cultist
    • Curse! Amnesia
    • Curse! Backpack Eaten
    • Curse! Change Sex
    • Curse! Dragged Off To Snarkham Asylum
    • Curse! Flashlight Goes Out!
    • Curse! Get All Blobby
    • Curse! Hair Stands On End
    • Curse! Hair Turns White With Horror
    • Curse! Hastur Hastur Hastur
    • Curse! Learn Yet Another Awful Truth
    • Curse! Madness Takes Its Toll
    • Curse! Solestealer
    • Curse! Weapon Becomes Evil
    • Elder Globs
    • Eldridge Hawrer
    • Foggoth
    • Four-Dimensional
    • Froggoth
    • Frothing
    • Fun Guy from Yuggoth
    • Geek Ones
    • Gibbering
    • Gnarlythotep
    • Gram Smoker
    • Grape Old Ones
    • Great Cthulhu
    • H.P. Munchcraft
    • I Am Not Worthy Of This Honor . . .
    • Ia R'lyeh!
    • In A Million-Year Sleep
    • Indescribably Horrible
    • Investigator
    • Investigator
    • Investigator
    • Investigator
    • Joggoth
    • Lloyd Lloigor
    • Loggoth
    • Mephitic
    • Monster Whacker
    • Monster Whacker
    • Monster Whacker
    • Monster Whacker
    • Mutation
    • Nightie-Gaunts
    • Nyukhees
    • O R'lyeh?
    • Ozathoth
    • Polly Polyp
    • Portal Of Mystery
    • Professor
    • Professor
    • Professor
    • Professor
    • Raving
    • Ruggoth
    • Rugose
    • Shallow Ones
    • Shog Goth
    • Shoggoth
    • Shrub-Niggurath
    • Sluggoth
    • Squamous
    • Sudden Head Blow
    • Sudden Head Blow
    • Super Munchkin
    • Super Munchkin
    • Tchoo-Tchoo People
    • The Bodiless
    • The Borrower From Beneath
    • The Cruller Out Of Space
    • The Dunwich Snorer
    • The King in Pink
    • The Stars Are Confused
    • The Stars Are Right
    • The Stars Are Wrong
    • The Unpronounceable Evil
    • Tht Whch Hs N Vwls
    • Unnameable
    • Unwelcome Enlightenment
    • Wandering Monster
    • Wandering Monster
    • Wandering Monster

    Treasures (68)

    • Backpack Full of Dynamite
    • Bagpipes
    • Bicker Ichor
    • Bowling Pin
    • Brass Knucks
    • Bug Spray
    • Call The Army (GUAL)
    • Canned Meat
    • Cowl of Cthulhu
    • Cthulhu Bumper Sticker
    • Cult Membership Card
    • Discover Family History (GUAL)
    • Elder Sign
    • Fake Tentacle
    • Fez of Fazooli
    • Flamethrower
    • Galoshes
    • Ichor Liquor
    • Ichor Picker
    • Inform Local Authorities (GUAL)
    • Innsmouth Yellow Pages
    • Interviewed for Evening News (GUAL)
    • Kicker Ichor
    • Kitchen Sink
    • Learn Things Man Was Not Meant To Know (GUAL)
    • Loaded Die
    • Maaaaaaster!
    • Maniacal Laugh
    • Miner's Helmet
    • Miskatonic University T-Shirt
    • Monster Stompers
    • Mystic Scribble
    • Mystic Visions (GUAL)
    • Necrocomicon
    • Necrognomicon
    • Necronomicon
    • Necronookiecon
    • Necrotelecom
    • Non-Euclidean Map
    • . . . Of The Middle-Aged Gods
    • Official Mythos . . .
    • Piercing Shriek
    • Prehistoric Axe
    • Professor Tesla's Electrical Protective Device (pat. pending)
    • Quicker Ichor
    • Railroad Spike
    • Report Creatures to FBI (GUAL)
    • Shoes Of Only Having To Run Faster Than YOU
    • Shogulator
    • Sicker Ichor
    • Slime-Proof Poncho
    • Solar Eclipse
    • Sole Survivor (GUAL)
    • Song of Madness
    • Sticker Ichor
    • Sushi Knife of Doom
    • Target Practice (GUAL)
    • Tell The President (GUAL)
    • Tentacle
    • Thicker Ichor
    • Tommy Gun
    • Triple-Barreled Shotgun
    • Tweed Jacket
    • Two-Handed Flashlight
    • Unspeakable Riches
    • Wand Of Walloping
    • Wishing Ring
    • Wishing Ring
  • Last updated July 28, 2017

    Errata to Be Corrected in the Next Printing

    In the example of combat on p. 5 of the rules, the cultist should not lose the +3 from playing Canned Meat after another player plays a Curse.

    Gene plays Curse! Amnesia, forcing Margot to discard her Cultist class and the Frothing enhancer she played on it. Now Margot is losing, 10 to 7.

    Margot has another Cultist card and plays it, regaining the +2 for the other Cultist, Gene. But she lost Frothing, so she’s still losing, 10 to 9.

    Margot plays In A Million-Year Sleep, which is -5 to the Grape Old Ones' combat strength. Now she's winning, 5 to 9.

    Corrected Errata

    Corrected in the 7th Printing

    Add a subhead under "Monsters," on p. 5:

    Undead Monsters

    Several monsters in this set are tagged Undead. You may play any Undead monster from your hand into combat to help any other Undead, without using a Wandering Monster card. If you have a card that can be used to make a monster Undead, you may play it with a non-Undead monster to use this rule.

    Corrected in the 2nd Printing

    Kitchen Sink should not require a hand.

    Foggoth: Delete the "fight with your levels only" clause. (Bonuses you get for reasons other than items are still usable.)

    The Dunwich Snorer: The first sentence should be "If 'The Stars Are Right' is played in his combat, the Snorer awakens and gets an extra +10 instead of the normal +3."

    Amnesia: The card should say "Lose Your Class Card" with no (s) on the end of Card.

    Curse: Dragged Off to Snarkham Asylum: The text should be "If you are a Cultist, discard your Cultist card and pick a replacement Class from the discard pile. If you are not a Cultist, become a Cultist."

    The following cards had "No Value" listed: Piercing Shriek, Song of Madness, and Maniacal Laugh. While it is true they cannot be sold, they are not even items, so the "No Value" is misleading and has been removed.

    Cthulhu Bumper Sticker does not require a hand.

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