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Games and Gaming: Role Playing Games

Role Playing Games

Some board games incorporate elements of role playing. It can be that players control a character that improves over time. It can also be a game that encourages or inspires Storytelling. Games that have this element as its central theme are referred to as Role Playing Games, or RPG’s. Popular examples include Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer 40K, Descent, or Arkham Horror. 

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Publisher: Steve Jackson

# of Players: 3 – 6

Playing time: 90 minutes


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.


Click on the "tutorials" drop down list in the top left corner of the video to browse through all Role Playing Game tutorials or view the playlist on YouTube

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