Muffled Market is a 2 - 4 player stealth game. The ultimate goal is to have the highest item value at the end of the round. Every player starts with an item value 1, the highest obtainable value being 9. NPCs also spawn with items, higher value items being scarcer. Players should strive for blending in with the NPC crowd and stay undetected by other players as each player's current item value is visible to all other players. Players (and NPCs) can only have one item in their inventory and every time someone steals from another (NPC or Player alike) items are swapped between the two.