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Spank the Monkey (2003)

Average Rating: 5.98/10
Board Game Rank: 2999
Thematic Rank: 524
Party Game Rank: 259
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Year Published
2003
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Primary Name
Spank the Monkey
Alternate Names
Paf le singe!
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Spank the Monkey is a fast-paced, humorous card game with sneaky tactics. All players are working in a junk yard where a teasing monkey has appeared. Your job is to climb up to the monkey and spank it.

There are 5 types of cards in the game. Junk cards, like the totem pole, surfboard, and garden gnome, are used to pile on top of each other and form the "board" in front of each player. Each junk card has its own height, strength, and often a special ability when played. The combined height of your junk cards is used to see if you have reached the monkey. Some junk cards are a bit fragile, but they can be strengthened by reinforcement cards like duct tape, ivy, and a hired security guard. Each junk card also belongs to at least one category of which there are 7 in the game.

During the game, you attack the junk card of other players in an attempt to make them fall down, or at least lower them a bit. There are three kind of attacks; throwing attacks (bowling ball, flock of seagulls, and dynamite) that you can use on any junk card, hand attacks (chainsaw, blind, and crowbar) that you can only use on cards at the same height as yourself, and the sneak attacks (lawyer, wasp’s nest, and ball cannon) that all have special abilities.

A die roll is used to solve the attack. You add the attack value of your attack card and compare it to the combined strength of the attacked junk card and any reinforcement cards it might have. The defending player may play defense cards that either lower the die roll (umbrella, satellite dish, and wok) or completely stop or redirect the attack (electric force field, tennis racket, and trampoline).

If a junk card is destroyed, you have effectively lowered that player's height by the height of the card, and if there are junk cards above the destroyed card, they fall down, and the defender is forced to make a collision roll to see if the junk cards also are destroyed.

The fifth card type is called special, and it is a kind of catchall for all the crazy special effect you may do in the game. There are all kinds of tricks, like giving you an extra turn, starting an earthquake, and having a police raid.

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Spank the Monkey
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Combo Box including Monkey Business expansion
Publisher: Gigantoskop
Artist: Peter Svärd
Year: 2007
Size: 6.00 x 8.00 x 1.30 inches
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Gigantoskop German Combo Box edition (incl. Monkey Business)
Publisher: Gigantoskop
Artist: Peter Svärd
Year: 2007
Size: 6.00 x 8.00 x 3.30 inches
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Gigantoskop edition (incl. Monkey Business expansion)
Publisher: Gigantoskop
Artist: Peter Svärd
Year: 2007
Size: 15.00 x 20.00 x 3.00 inches
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Publisher: Black Book Editions
Artist: Peter Svärd
Year: 2005
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English first edition
Publisher: Gigantoskop
Artist: Peter Svärd
Year: 2003
Size: 4.57 x 3.54 x 0.47 inches
3.86 pounds
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2 Houserules to bring better balance with competitive play in mind
On request by Gigantoskop I hereby provide this supplement. It's meant as addition to an already great game. Our gaming group has tested these changes thoroughly with competitive play in mind. Included are some extra core rules, some examples: - Every player receveis 1 coin at the start of his/her income phase. - Every player is allowed to mulligan his/her hand once: discard your hand & draw 5 new. Aswell as individual card changes, some examples: caravan : effect now allows you to keep one card in hand, discard the rest and draw 4 new. Lemmings : replaces 1 junk type for organic type instead of adding organic ontop of current types. Gold bricks : now treated as a sneak attack, this card steals d6 coins from target opponent Wok & umbrella : may be used...
English
2013-08-09
4 Player aid in German
Ergibt 4 Kurzspielanleitungen in Kartenform (Vorder-, Rückseite), die in die Schachtel passen.
German
2012-01-08
2 Spank The Monkey - Spielhilfe in Deutsch
PDF-Dokument, einmal ausgedruckt ergibt 4 Spielhilfen
German
2012-01-06
2 Spank the monkey speelhulpje (NL)
Player aid in Dutch
Dutch
2009-05-06
0 quickref.rtf
Quick reference of the rule
2007-01-19
2 SpanktheMonkey faq.pdf
Official Spank the Monkey FAQ
2005-05-14
0 empty_cards.zip
Create your own cards with this empty cards kit.
2003-11-04
5 large_monkey_height.pdf
Large Monkey Height card
2003-11-04
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 2999
Thematic Rank: 524
Party Game Rank: 259
Num Ratings: 1092
Average Rating: 5.98
Standard Deviation: 1.52
Num Views: 103301
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.4
Fans: 23
Personal Comments: 307
Users Owning: 1400
Users Wanting: 27
Users Trading: 64 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 1
Price History: View
Total Plays: 2368
Plays This Month: 3
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