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Munchkin the geeky role playing card game

Updated on April 7, 2013

Steve Jacksons Munchkin the card game

If you are a Role Playing geek and you have played Dungeons and Dragons or any of the other D&D clones on the market, then you will appreciate Steve Jackson popular card game series Munchkin.

The Munchkin games is a geeky card game with a lighthearted and humerous approach to the Role Playing theme. It is a parody on the many dungeon crawler RP games that came out in the wake of Dungeon and Dragons success in the 90s.

It is a game for 3-8 players and is the perfect entertainment for a fun night with your geeky friends. The card illustrations are hilarious, the game rules are ridicolous and bound to make you giggle and the overall theme is extremely nerdy and should make any Role Playing geek feel right at home.

Munchkin was created by Steve Jackson Games and is a geeky card roleplaying game that does not take itself too serious.

Cheat, trick and laugh your way through a funfilled evening with oldschool RPG parodies and references. Get the geeky gang together and reminisc while you play a game of Munchkin.

This article will guide you to where you can buy Munchkin in all its different versions and variants including but not limited to Super Munchkin, Munchkin bite and Munchkin Cthulhu.

Enjoy, but be careful not to get a chicken on your head.

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Munchkin bundle 1 to 7 - The Original Munchkin game

Munchkin 1 thru 7 Bundle
Munchkin 1 thru 7 Bundle

The original Munckin stand-alone set with all expansions for basic Munchkin in one pack. Get your friends together for a night of monster fighting, treasure looting and back-stabbing.

Don your really Impressive title along with your Rapier of Unfairness so you can go out and battle the Floating nose monster or the drooling slime and curse your friends with Income tax.

The funny cards names are all parodies of well known Role Playing cliches and each card also have a funny illustration that is certain to make any geek laugh.


Standard Munchkin Expansions

If you don't want to buy the Munchkin bundle you can get each of the standard Munchkin games here.

Munchkin Cthulhu

Munchkin Cthulhu
Munchkin Cthulhu

The original Munchkin became so popular that multiple spinoff sets has been made. One of these is the Munchkin Cthulhu stand-alone set. With monsters such as O R'lyeh?, Tht Whch Hs N Vwls and treasures like Shoes Of Only Having To Run Faster Than YOU and . . . Of The Middle-Aged Gods the tone has been set.

For Cthulhu fans in the mood for a bit of light fun Munchkin Cthulhu is a great suggestion.


Munchkin Booty (Revised) - Pirate Munchkin

Munchkin Booty
Munchkin Booty

Munchkin Booty is the pirate version of Munchkin. As always there is a humerous spin on old cliches and that is how you in the Munchkin Booty card list finds for instance a Bathtub Duckie and Viking Kittens.

For all the pirate fans looking for a geeky card game, this pirate Munchkin set should fit the bill.


Munchkin Fu (Revised) - Munchkin Ninjas

Munchkin Fu (Revised)
Munchkin Fu (Revised)

You can't say pirate without saying ninja so of course Steve Jackson Games has also released Munchkin FU. This Munchkin martial arts inspired stand-alone set lets you meet the Clown Fu, Evil Ninjas and Kun Fu Aliens. You cdan equip yourself with Poisoned Chopsticks or maybe get an Engrish Transrate Plobrem.

The sarcasm and humor is thick and it makes for a ton of fun card gaming.


More Funny Munchkin expansions, sets and additions

There are plenty more Munchkin expansion and standalones released by Steve Jackson Games.

You can for example get a chrismas version and a space adventure Munchking card game.

Even coooler is the Munchkin Quest Boardgame that takes Munchkin to an entirely new level. If anyone have ever played Heroquest and want a humerous pendant to this, then Munchkin Quest will offer just that. Roleplaying geeks and other nerds alike should find themselves entertained for hours with both the Munchkin Card Game and the RPG Boardgame fantasy version.

What is the funniest Munchkin Card in your opinion?

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    • Board-Game-Brooke profile image

      C A Chancellor 

      5 years ago from US/TN

      I haven't played Munchkin yet, but I saw it played on TableTop and it looks like SO much fun!

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      5 years ago

      Munchkin is my favourite game right now, and it goes down well with new players :D

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      5 years ago

      This is really interesting, I liked it while playing.

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I can't answer your question because I don't know. My young adult males LOVE this game.

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      6 years ago

      Can't say I have seen this before, sounds fun!

    • Mauhro profile image


      6 years ago

      Lol, i have played a few times with the original one and it was very funny. Thanks for sharing

    • SimilarSam profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      This sounds like an interesting card game.

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      6 years ago

      I have some friends who are into Munchkin, though I've never played myself... I may need to try it and will write up a review when I do, I do declare! :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!


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