Munchkin cover
Number of Players
Play Time
1-2 Hours
Recommended Ages
Not for small children


Designed by Steve Jackson • Illustrated by John Kovalic

168 cards, one six-sided die, and a rulesheet.
Suggested Retail Price $29.95
Stock # SJG1408 * UPC 837654320310
May 2022

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.

Munchkin is the mega-hit card game about dungeon adventure . . . 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.

Jump start your Munchkin game with the Munchkin Tutorial by Dized! It will walk your group through game setup and several rounds of gameplay. Use your Chrome browser, or download the app to your mobile device.


  • Munchkin FAQ
  • Munchkin Errata
  • Munchkin Rules (10.17 MB pdf)
  • Doors (95)

    • 3,872 Orcs
    • Amazon
    • Ancient
    • Baby
    • Bigfoot
    • Bullrog
    • Cheat!
    • Cleric
    • Cleric
    • Cleric
    • Crabs
    • Curse! Change Class
    • Curse! Change Race
    • Curse! Change Sex
    • Curse! Chicken on Your Head
    • Curse! Duck of Doom
    • Curse! Income Tax
    • Curse! Lose a Big Item
    • Curse! Lose a Level
    • Curse! Lose a Level
    • Curse! Lose a Small Item
    • Curse! Lose a Small Item
    • Curse! Lose the Armor You Are Wearing
    • Curse! Lose the Footgear You Are Wearing
    • Curse! Lose the Headgear You Are Wearing
    • Curse! Lose Two Cards
    • Curse! Lose Your Class
    • Curse! Lose Your Race
    • Curse! Malign Mirror
    • Divine Intervention
    • Drooling Slime
    • Dwarf
    • Dwarf
    • Dwarf
    • Elf
    • Elf
    • Elf
    • Enraged
    • Face Sucker
    • Floating Nose
    • Flying Frogs
    • Gazebo
    • Gelatinous Octahedron
    • Ghoulfiends
    • Half-Breed
    • Half-Breed
    • Halfling
    • Halfling
    • Halfling
    • Harpies
    • Help Me Out Here!
    • Hippogriff
    • Humongous
    • Illusion
    • Insurance Salesman
    • Intelligent
    • King Tut
    • Lame Goblin
    • Large Angry Chicken
    • Lawyers
    • Leperchaun
    • Mate
    • Maul Rat
    • Mr. Bones
    • Net Troll
    • Out to Lunch
    • Pit Bull
    • Platycore
    • Plutonium Dragon
    • Potted Plant
    • Pukachu
    • Shrieking Geek
    • Snails on Speed
    • Squidzilla
    • Stoned Golem
    • Super Munchkin
    • Super Munchkin
    • Thief
    • Thief
    • Thief
    • Tongue Demon
    • Truly Obnoxious Curse!
    • Undead Horse
    • Unspeakably Awful Indescribable Horror
    • Wandering Monster
    • Wandering Monster
    • Wandering Monster
    • Wannabe Vampire
    • Warrior
    • Warrior
    • Warrior
    • Wight Brothers
    • Wizard
    • Wizard
    • Wizard

    Treasures (73)

    • 1,000 Gold Pieces (GUAL)
    • Bad-Ass Bandana
    • Boil an Anthill (GUAL)
    • Boots of Butt-Kicking
    • Boots of Running Really Fast
    • Bow with Ribbons
    • Bribe GM With Food (GUAL)
    • Broad Sword
    • Buckler of Swashing
    • Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment
    • Cheese Grater of Peace
    • Cloak of Obscurity
    • Convenient Addition Error (GUAL)
    • Cotion of Ponfusion
    • Dagger of Treachery
    • Doppleganger
    • Electric Radioactive Acid Potion
    • Eleven-Foot Pole
    • Flaming Armor
    • Flaming Poison Potion
    • Flask of Glue
    • Freezing Explosive Potion
    • Friendship Potion
    • Gentleman's Club
    • Hammer of Kneecapping
    • Helm of Courage
    • Hireling
    • Hoard!
    • Horny Helmet
    • Huge Rock
    • Instant Wall
    • Invisibility Potion
    • Invoke Obscure Rules (GUAL)
    • Kill the Hireling (GUAL)
    • Kneepads of Allure
    • Leather Armor
    • Limburger and Anchovy Sandwich
    • Loaded Die
    • Mace of Sharpness
    • Magic Lamp
    • Magic Missile
    • Mithril Armor
    • Mutilate the Bodies (GUAL)
    • Nasty-Tasting Sports Drink
    • Pantyhose of Giant Strength
    • Pointy Hat of Power
    • Pollymorph Potion
    • Potion of General Studliness (GUAL)
    • Potion of Halitosis
    • Potion of Idiotic Bravery
    • Pretty Balloons
    • Rapier of Unfairness
    • Rat on a Stick
    • Really Impressive Title
    • Sandals of Protection
    • Shield of Ubiquity
    • Short Wide Armor
    • Singing & Dancing Sword
    • Sleep Potion
    • Slimy Armor
    • Sneaky Bastard Sword
    • Spiky Knees
    • Staff of Napalm
    • Steal a Level
    • Stepladder
    • Swiss Army Polearm
    • Transferral Potion
    • Tuba of Charm
    • Wand of Dowsing
    • Whine at the GM (GUAL)
    • Wishing Ring
    • Wishing Ring
    • Yuppie Water
  • Last updated April 7, 2020

    Errata to Be Corrected in the Next Printing

    None at this time!

    Corrected Errata

    Corrected in the 27th Printing

    On p. 4, under "Monster Enhancers," the following text was omitted:

    Exception: Anything that enhances a monster also enhances its Mate . . . if Ancient, Enraged, and Mate are played on a single monster, in any order, you are facing an Ancient Enraged monster and its Ancient Enraged Mate. Good luck . . .

    Corrected in the 24th Printing

    In the 19th through 23rd Printings, Ghoulfiends should say "No items or other bonuses help against them – fight with your Level only."

    The Wand of Dowsing should say "Usable once only."

    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 19th Printing

    Really Impressive Title is not an item, so it should not say "No Value"

    Corrected in the 13th Printing

    On the text for the Malign Mirror, change "weapon" to "items except Armor."

    Corrected in the 2nd Printing

    The Bad Stuff on the Floating Nose card should end with "Lose 3 Levels."

    Mr. Bones should be Undead.

    The Swiss Army Polearm should say "2 Hands".

    For 3,872 Orcs, the Bad Stuff should read:

    Roll a die. On a 1 or 2, they stomp you to death. Otherwise, lose as many Levels as the die shows.

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