Go down into the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run.
Admit it. You love it.
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Sometimes, we get questions about whether having Munchkin in the mass market (Barnes & Noble, Target, etc.) is hurting the line in the hobby stores.
The answer is easy and definite: Absolutely not.
It is true that hobby sales of the specific items being pushed in the mass market are slightly down. However, this is counterbalanced (and more!) by the dramatic upswing we have seen in sales of Munchkin expansions, the vast majority of which are sold through the traditional hobby market. In 2013, combined Munchkin/Legends/Deluxe sales were up 29.10% over 2012. Impressive -- but Munchkin 2 sales in 2013 were up 32.64% over 2012, and Munchkin 3 was up 28.00%. Munchkin has legs, and those legs are driving people to hobby stores.
Furthermore, every Munchkin game sold in the mass market (and, in fact, anywhere else) includes an ad on the side of the box AND a paragraph in the rules pointing people to our Store Finder/Gamer Finder page, to find other Munchkin fans (who are our best marketing tool!) and telling them where to look if they want to buy more Munchkin stuff.
Steve Jackson Games continues to be committed to supporting all our sales and distribution partners, and that most definitely includes hobby stores.
If you're a store owner or employee going to the GAMA Trade Show, be sure to attend Phil Reed's presentation; he'll have a lot more to say about this, as well as the overall state of the company (spoiler alert: we're doing very well).
Meta-rule for all of 2014: if you are playing Munchkin Apocalypse, or a blended game that includes Apocalypse cards, you may use the 2014 Silver Piece to Open or Close a Seal, your choice. Give the Silver Piece to the next player to successfully Run Away from a monster. As usual in Apocalypse, this rule cannot be used to reverse the opening of the Seventh Seal.
You may use the 2014 Silver Piece at any time -- except during any player's combat -- in any variety of Munchkin, including Munchkin Quest. Explain this rule before using it -- if you fail to do so, everyone BUT you goes up a level, and you LOSE a level!
Stand the coin on edge and flick one side to start it spinning. (You may have to try it a few times before you get a good spin going.) While the coin is spinning, everyone at the table guesses how they think it will land by showing thumbs up for Heads (Spyke) or thumbs down for Tails (the Seal of the Apocalypse). Everyone who is correct goes up a level (but this may not be the winning level). Anyone who fails to guess loses a level, unless they were not at the table.
If your guess was wrong, keep the Silver Piece. If your guess was right, give the Silver Piece to someone who guessed wrong.
You may only use one coin rule per game unless a specific rule says otherwise.