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Hi Everyone,
I have made the difficult decision to take a hiatus from maintaining this blog. This is a personal decision made because of changing responsibilities in real life and my own personal interests shifting away from PNP games in general.

PNP Games used to be one of my very favorite hobbies - I found it very enjoyable to cut and glue the pieces of a game and craft something new. But over the years, my hobbies and interests have moved to more family activities. I don't make nearly so many PNP games as I used to. Recently, maintaining this blog has felt more like a second job - writing about a hobby I used to have - rather than something I am doing because it brings me joy.

My life has changed professionally as well. When I started this blog, I had more time available to dedicate to games in general. For better or worse, as my career has grown, my free time has decreased. This has coincided with what feels like an explosion of PNP games recently. The volume of PNP games coming out feels like more than I could manage even if I had more time available. Especially with so many Kickstarters offering PNP trials of their games and many publishers releasing PNP content to help those stuck at home or out-of-work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when I make posts with 60 updates, I feel constantly behind and stressed about the high volume of games in my backlog.

Before making this choice, I reached out to a few BGG friends and got some great advice. One individual wrote, "For me, I've found that I'm often passionate about specific hobbies and other interests (like sports) for about 3-6 years. If I take a break from a hobby for at least a year, I sometimes come back to it with renewed interest. If not, that's okay. It's just how I work." That really resonated with how I'm feeling and it is how I'd like to proceed. I'm going to take a break from this blog and see how I feel again in the future. I don't know if taking a break will eventually renew my interest in PNP or not - but either way, this is a step I need to take.

One of the reasons this is such a hard decision is I know that many readers around the world enjoy this blog and find value in it. It's hard stepping away from a hobby when you've shared it with so many others. Thankfully, there are many other ways to follow PNP games on BGG.
1 You can get updates about PNP in your subscription feed by subscribing to the PNP Category on BGG.
2 Geeklists such as Free Solo Print and Play and The Canonical List of Free Print-and-Play Games (links to the full series in the header of that Geeklist).
3 Current PNP Contests are maintained here: Current PNP Contest Info
4 Past PNP Contests are maintained here: Community PnP contests and winners
5 Information about Kickstarters with paid and free PNP options are maintained here: Kickstarters with PNP Versions Available
6 The PNP community is huge and I'm sure there are other voices that could do a much better job discussing other PNP games than I have. I'd encourage anyone who would like to be part of the community to start their own blogs, review PNP games, or share in other creative ways.

I'd also like to give a special thanks to those who supported this blog through Patreon and Paypal. Your support has been incredibly meaningful to me and I'm very happy that I did something you found value in. Going forward, I have suspended future payments on Patreon so no one should be billed again. I hope that you will find other content creators to share with.

Because I'm not sure what the future holds, I will not be opening up this blog to other contributors at this time. After taking some time off, I may want to come back to this hobby at some point so I don't feel ready to cut ties entirely.

Thank you again to everyone who read this blog! This has been a very fun journey and a great way to meet many amazing people. I wish you all the best and hope you keep enjoying the crafting and fun of these games!
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PNP News - June 15 2020 - Email Catch Up

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Hi everyone, several designers and game creators have emailed me recently to make sure I cover new games and updates. This post is mostly made up of games those games that I wanted to make sure were covered.


New Games
300 Spartans: The 9 Card Thermopylae Game with design and art by Chris Hansen
300 Spartans: The 9 Card Thermopylae Game is a solitaire game. This is a wargame covering the Battle of Thermopylae. You play as the Persians and must try to defeat the Spartan troops. There are far fewer of them but they are much stronger than your troops. It is possible to win by brute force but you can also discover a secret goat path that will lead your army behind the Spartans where you can flank them. The game is only 9 cards. This is my game, I developed a few years ago for the 9 Card Contest, but it's only been available on that contest thread. I finally added the files to BGG so you can find them more easily. I hope you enjoy the game!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 300 Spartans: The 9 Card Thermopylae Game
Image credit: Chris Hansen



A Rusty Throne designed by Barny Skinner
A Rusty Throne is a solitaire game. This is a solitaire card driven wargame in which you are an invading army trying to remove a mad king from power. The king has a larger army, but you have spies in his court that can influence his decisions. Very interesting looking game!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: A Rusty Throne
Image credit: Barny Skinner



The Little Prince: Story Board Adventure designed by Sharukh Velupillai with art by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince: Story Board Adventure is a 2 to 4 player game. You are on an adventure to trace The Little Prince’s journey through space. You come across different destinations such as planets with strange inhabitants, beautiful creatures, and dangerous baobabs! The first player to collect a set of destination cards is the winner. This game is based on the popular book and features lovely illustrations on the cards and board.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Little Prince: Story Board Adventure
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Graphite City designed by Steven Aramini
Graphite City is a 1 to 10 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players are filling out their own sheets using the same dice. Players must choose from the available resources to build and expand the city on their map.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Graphite City
Image credit: Franco Marchiori



Sinners with design and art by Arif Nezih Savi
Sinners is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a uniquely themed game in which you are a preacher trying to lure sinners into your church to give their souls to Satan so you can live for 100 years. As you bring sinners into your church, you must identify the one good Samaritan that is worthy of being spared.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Sinners
Image credit: Arif Nezih Savi



Word Slap designed by Jono Naito
Word Slap is a 3 to 10 player game. In this party game, players choose secret words and give silly clues to help the other players guess the word. Players get points for the number of players that don't choose their clue - but they get nothing if no one chooses it. This game has no components to print or cut.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Word Slap
Image credit: Jakob M.



Logical Curling designed by Simon Igrunoff
Logical Curling is a 2 to 4 player game. This is an abstract simulation of Curling. Players roll dice and try to get set combinations of values (similar to poker hands) in order to move the pieces around the board. Players must determine the best possible trajectory to knock other pieces off the board to navigate around the other pieces and move their piece into the target.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Logical Curling
Image credit: Daniel Piovezan



Limbo Road with design and art by Andrew S. Fischer
Limbo Road is a 2 player game. In this game, players are paving the road to hell with their good intentions. Players are trying to balance good deeds and fate in a challenge to be the winner who can move on from limbo.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Limbo Road
Image credit: Andrew S. Fischer



Tiwanacu designed by Mauricio Flores
Tiwanacu is a 1 to 6 player game. In this game, players draw tiles and place them on the board to build a temple to the God Inti. At the end of the game, two random cards that modify base rules will be revealed prior to scoring so the end game can be a surprise!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tiwanacu
Image credit: Mauricio Flores



Bake & Sale with design and art by Themistoklis Dakanalis
Bake & Sale is a 1 to 100 player game. In this roll-and-write game, players are bakers trying secure the material needed to bake bread and sell it for a profit. At the end of the game, players will compete to determine who is the best overall baker.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Bake & Sale
Image credit: Themis Dakanalis



RYCE: Roll You Can Eat with design and art by Francesco Ubbiali
RYCE: Roll You Can Eat is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players are sushi chefs. The dice have sushi ingredients and a unique mechanic where other players can take the dice that you left behind. The game includes custom die faces or a dice conversion chart so you can use plain dice if you want.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: RYCE: Roll You Can Eat
Image credit: Francesco Ubbiali



Heist: The Game of Chaos
Heist: The Game of Chaos is a 6 to 12 player game. This is a party game in which players must follow silly instructions on the cards and do fun activities. There are no turns, just constant action!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Heist: The Game of Chaos
Image credit: Jeremy Diamond



Polyhedral Park Planner: Convention Season designed by Justin Schroeder
Polyhedral Park Planner: Convention Season is a 1 to 100 player game. In this roll-and-write game, you are designing parks and convention centers for cities around the world. There is nothing needed to craft or cut but dice in a variety of sizes are needed.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Polyhedral Park Planner: Convention Season
Image credit: Justin Schroeder



INKAS: The Legend with design and art by Jorge
INKAS: The Legend is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players represent the empires of the Inka and Chanka nations who are both trying to find the magical spot where the city of Qusqu will be built so that they can gain control over all the empire.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: INKAS: The Legend
Image credit: Jorge



Three Dragons designed by Scott Allen Czysz
Three Dragons is a 2 player game. This game is inspired by games like Petteia, Hnefatafl, and Tablut, but has modern board game elements such as piece strength. This looks like a really interesting take on ancient games and giving them new updates.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Three Dragons
Image credit: Scott Allen Czysz



Trike designed by Alek Erickson
Trike is a 2 player game. This is an abstract strategy game where players are trying to capture a pawn to prevent it from moving. Each turn, you move a pawn by placing one of your pieces on a destination hex and moving the pawn on top of it. When the pawn can't move again, the game is over. The player who has the most pieces adjacent to it is the winner.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Trike
Image credit: Matt



Dice of the Living Dead 2nd edition designed by Mads L. Brynnum with art by Jeppe Lindrup Mygh
Dice of the Living Dead 2nd edition is a solitaire game. This is a massive update to the original PNP game with all new rules, components, and cards. In the game, you and a group of other survivors must escape a city that is overrun with the undead. new features include a modular board, event cards, and stress cards. The original game was great, but this update really took it to another level!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Dice of the Living Dead 2nd edition
Image credit: Mads L. Brynnum


Redesigned and Updated Games
Air, Land & Sea designed by Jon Perry with redesigned art by Francisco Owens
Air, Land & Sea is a 2 player game. This is a retheme of the game set in the Star Wars universe.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Star Wars Galactic Conflict Retheme.

Board Game: Air, Land & Sea
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Mini Rogue designed by Paolo Di Stefano and Gabriel Gendron with art by Gabriel Gendron
Mini Rogue is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a large update of this awesome PNP game with new co-op rules and additional items. Definitely worth re-crafting if you enjoyed the original game!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Mini Rogue: A 9-Card Print-and-Play Game
Image credit: Frank Harvie



Utopia Engine with design and art by Nick Hayes
Utopia Engine is a solitaire game. This is a new 3rd edition of this classic PNP with rule clarifications, streamlined actions, and lots of various improvements. This was already a great game so I'm excited to see how it is have been made even better!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Utopia Engine
Image credit: Jim Parkin



My Little Castle with design and art by Ferenc Bubulce
My Little Castle is a 1 to 4 player game. This game recently had a major overhaul of the rules that had lots of clarifications, changes to the goals, and a re-emphasis on tile patterns.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: My Little Castle
Image credit: F. Bubulce



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PNP News - May 19 2020 - Double the Bisquits

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Hi everyone! Welcome back to the PNP News.
I wanted to let everyone know that I had a bit of data loss which unfortunately included some of the the PNP News games. I'm working to reconstruct those through my browser history. I apologize for the games that came out in April that may not be showing up. More to come.

In the mean time, I wanted to post the 60 total new and updated games! Please enjoy the news! I am sure that you'll find something that you'll enjoy.


New Games
The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Realm – Shattered Lands Expansion designed by Chris J Davis
The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Realm – Shattered Lands Expansion is a 2 to 4 player game. This is an expansion for the fan made PNP game The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Realm. Now, you can leave the dungeon and explore the outside world of Hyrule. This game adds several new features to the base game, such as allowing you to build up your character in new ways. There are options for both home printing and professional printing available.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Realm
Image credit: Chris J Davis



Constantinopla: El ocaso de un imperio
Constantinopla: El ocaso de un imperio is a solitaire game. This is a States of Siege style game in which you must defend Constantinople and protect the emperor and his heirs through all event cards. The game is only available in Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Constantinopla: El ocaso de un imperio
Image credit: JOP JOP



Peer Programming designed by Carlos Garre and Javier G. Maroto
Peer Programming is a 2 player game. In this game, two players are trying to modify a shared piece of code to create their own required output. The game is based on the process of peer programming where two developers share a single machine to write code together. The game is available in English and Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Peer Programming
Image credit: Javier G. Maroto



Austerlitz 05 with design and art by Marco Campari
Austerlitz 05 is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a small and fast-playing wargame on the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. The game uses only 48 counters and 28 cards and can be played in about 15 minutes. The game is available under a pay-what-you-want model - which does include free.
The PNP files for the full game are available on a pay-what-you-want model on WargameVault.

Board Game: Austerlitz 05
Image credit: Kolonel Kklinkk



Cards Against HumanityMore than 6 designers. Do it manually
Cards Against Humanity is a 4 to 30 player game. This is a family friendly version of Cards Against Humanity which retains the game's style of humor but eliminates many of the potentially offensive jokes. Example answers include "Saving up my boogers for ten years and then building the world’s largest booger", "Peeing in the cat's litter-box", and "Putting my butt on stuff". Parents can decide which cards to use for their children. The game is available in two formats with large cards and small.
The free PNP files for the full game are available on Family Edition.

Board Game: Cards Against Humanity
Image credit: Steven Tan (note that these cards are not from the Family Edition)



Dark Force Incursion with design and art by Toby Lancaster
Dark Force Incursion is a solitaire game. This is a roll and write wargame where you must fill in a map with your armies to protect against an invading dark force. The game includes rules in both English and Spanish and does not require any crafting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Dark Force Incursion
Image credit: Justo Martinez



14 Days with design and art by Vangelis Bagiartakis
14 Days is a 3 to 6 player game. This is a party game about staying home when during a virus outbreak to avoid it transmitting during its 14 day incubation period. The goal is for all players to not be infected by the end of the game. The game is intended to be educational about best practices during a pandemic. The game is currently only available in Greek.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 14 Days
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



National Epidemic Prevention designed by Jason Lin with art by Shin Lin
National Epidemic Prevention is a 2 to 4 player game. This is an educational game about preventing the spread of pandemic, treating the sick, and containing the virus. The files section does not include the rules but they appear to be in the game's main description.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 全民防疫 (National Epidemic Prevention)
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Battles in Deep Space with design and art by Sean Johnson
Battles in Deep Space is a 2 player game. This is an abstract strategy game in which players have ships with unique movement and flight patterns. Each turn you will move and may attack. At the start of the game, players chose four ships to use from an available 12 so there is a lot of variety in the game.
The PNP files for the full game are available on a pay-what-you-want model on DriveThruRPG.

Board Game: Battles in Deep Space
Image credit: Sean Johnson



Tiny Castles with design and art by Tom Van 't veld
Tiny Castles is a 2 to 4 player game. This is children's game where you build castles, learn about counting, and features knights, princesses, and dragons. The game is designed for players as young as four and has really cute artwork that kids will enjoy.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tiny Castles
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Flock with design and art by Chase Estep
Flock is a 1 to 2 player game. In this game, players are trying to help birds find the berries and flowers that they prefer to eat by manipulating dice. There's only two pages of cards to craft.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Bandada
Image credit: Chase Estep



Not So Happy Families with design and art by Tristam Rossin
Not So Happy Families is a 2 to 4 player game. Players in this card game are trying to collect black sheep to add to their sets of families.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Not so happy families
Image credit: Tris Rossin



Presidents versus Trump designed by Greg Forster with art by David Furnal
Presidents versus Trump is a 1 to 4 player game. US Presidents from the past have opened a portal to the present to get rid of Donald Trump. But their portal also let in several villains from America's history so everyone must fight in a giant battle.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Presidents versus Trump
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Belona: Subversão designed by Wash Albuquerque
Belona: Subversão is a 2 to 8 player game. This is a cyberpunk wargame where players control battling factions. The game is only available in Portuguese.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

 
Image credit: heyalbqrq



Vanguard: Seeking Sanctuary designed by Kai Bettzieche
Vanguard: Seeking Sanctuary is a solitaire game. This is a ruleset for a solitaire miniature skirmish adventure. The county of Middledale is overrun by vile monsters. You are the leader of a band of mercenaries tasked with evacuating the county and leading the trek of refugees to Sanctuary.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Vanguard: Seeking Sanctuary
Image credit: Kai Bettzieche



Let Them Eat Shapes designed by Steve Finn with art by Sebastián Koziner
Let Them Eat Shapes is a 2 player game. This is a roll and write game in which players are filling in spots in the board based on a supply of shapes in order to create and score various shapes.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Let Them Eat Shapes
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Tugboats with design and art by Big Man Murph
Tugboats is a 2 player game. In this game, players are tugboats having a tug-of-war contest. You will play cards to add strength to your tugboat and win the game. I really love the artwork for this game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tugboats
Image credit: Rod Batten



Echo Actual with design and art by Bill Dungey
Echo Actual is a 2 player game. This is a wargame system designed to be played on maps from other games or custom created ones. The rules include combined arms, communication, and hidden enemy troops.
The PNP files for the full game are available on a pay-what-you-want model on WargameVault.

Board Game: Echo Actual
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Wars Of Phantasya
Wars Of Phantasya is a 2 player game. This is a fantasy miniatures game played on a square grid. You do not need to measure the distance between units since you can use any grid instead. Cards are played to cast spells.
The PNP files for the full game are available on a pay-what-you-want model on WargameVault.

Board Game: Wars Of Phantasya
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Rolling Village! designed by D. Di Maggio with art by Josh Huf
Rolling Village! is a 1 to 12 player game. This is a roll and write game in which players are trying to design the best village. Based on the die rolls, players draw houses, forests, and lakes for nine turns and then score to see who won! This game requires no crafting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Rolling Village!
Image credit: mynameisdiego



Tiny Farms designed by Mike Mullins, Ben Pinchback, and Matt Riddle with art by Eric J. Carter and Christopher Kirkman
Tiny Farms is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a roll-and-write game that uses a cool rondel that reveals two animals in a section as the game is played. The tokens on the rondel are shared by the players who are trying to fill in their farms. Each player also has a few milk tokens that can be used to modify the value of the dice.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tiny Farms
Image credit: Deb J



Frumentaria with design and art by Francesco Ubbiali
Frumentaria is a 2 player game. This game covers the war between the Roman Army under Caius Julius and the Gauls. The game blends resource management with area control - in order to perform actions, you need to control resources. The cards used in the game are double sided which leads to a lot of variability in the game. This is available in English and Italian.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Frumentaria
Image credit: Francesco Ubbiali



Los Mapas del Reino designed by Martin Oddino with art by Lucas Charra
Los Mapas del Reino is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a roll-and-write game using shared resources. Each turn, players will decide what type of territory to draw on their map and roll a die. That player will determine how many of the territory to draw and the other players must draw that same territory based on the number the player drew vs the die roll. When one player can't draw any more, the game ends and scores are counted. The game is available in English and Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Los Mapas del Reino
Image credit: Carolina Hernandez



Jazz Nights 54 with design and art by Jonas Lidström Isegrim
Jazz Nights 54 is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a pattern building game in which you stack your jazz cards into a tableau which will score points based on the arrangement. You need to make sure musicians are stacked near crowds and have the melody, rhythm, and ensemble together. The PNP cards include some that you can draw on yourself. The cards are in the file section and the rules are linked in the forum.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Jazz Nights 54
Image credit: Jonas Lidström Isegrim



Starline Industries designed by Jono Naito
Starline Industries is a 1 to 10 player game. In this game, players are galactic merchants trying to acquire goods, upgrade their ships, and avoid hazards like pirates and asteroids.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Starline Industries
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



The Black Rat with design and art by Fréderic Moyersoen
The Black Rat is a 2 to 5 player game. In this game, players are rats trying to spread the black plague through a city. The longer you keep a rat in the city, the more points it is worth, but it also carries a risk of the rat becoming sick and losing all points.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Black Rat
Image credit: Frederic Moyersoen



Heroic Ballads: Heroic Fantasy Miniature Wargame designed by Marcin Gerkowicz
Heroic Ballads: Heroic Fantasy Miniature Wargame is a 2 player game. This is a narrative tabletop miniature game set in a generic fantasy setting. It focuses on scenarios played using unequal forces, with one player leading a group of Heroes and the second commanding hordes of evil creatures as the Master of the Dungeon.
The PNP files for the full game are available on a pay-what-you-want model on WargameVault.

Board Game: Heroic Ballads: Heroic Fantasy Miniature Wargame
Image credit: Kolonel Kklinkk



Glorious Lands: Heroic Fantasy Miniature Wargame designed by Marcin Gerkowicz
Glorious Lands: Heroic Fantasy Miniature Wargame is a 2 to 4 player game. Glorious Lands is fast-paced generic fantasy miniature wargame, where you can command a band of a few dozens of warriors, supported by heroes, monsters and deadly war machines.
The PNP files for the full game are available on a pay-what-you-want model on WargameVault.

Board Game: Glorious Lands: Heroic Fantasy Miniature Wargame
Image credit: Kolonel Kklinkk



The Battle for Arrakis designed by Matthias Kortleven
The Battle for Arrakis is a 2 player game. This is boardgame based on the computer game, Dune II: the Battle for Arrakis. Players represent the houses of Atreides or Harkonnen and trying to control the planet by capturing spice resources to expand their forces.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Battle for Arrakis
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Micron designed by Michael Tangherlini
Micron is a 3 to 6 player game. In this game, players are microbial lifeforms that must expand into as many territories as possible. Each player has a slightly different metabolism and must choose how to utilize that to expand into areas with differences such as light levels and temperature.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Micron
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Drakard designed by Scott Allen Czysz
Drakard is a solitaire game. This is a one page adventure game played with the game sheet, 6 D6 dice, 5 tracking cubes, and one miniature character. You must defeat each beast by rolling a 3, 4, or 5 dice palindrome, for example: 3-5-3 or 6-2-2-6.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Drakard
Image credit: Scott Allen Czysz



Der Clou: Roll & Heist with design and art by Benjamin Schultz
Der Clou: Roll & Heist is a 1 to 3 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players are trying to cooperate in a robbery to get the most loot. Each players has a character with specific skills and tools that are used as you fill in your game sheet.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Der Clou: Roll & Heist
Image credit: Charlotte B



Aliens Ate My Planet! designed by Alex Bardy
Aliens Ate My Planet! is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a deck-building game in which you are trying to invade planets, colonize, and defend the native alien species.
The free PNP files for the black and white version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Aliens Ate My Planet!
Image credit: Alex Bardy (note the PNP files are in black and white)



One Page Cthulhu: Volume 1 – Miskatonic Tunnels designed by Noah Patterson
One Page Cthulhu: Volume 1 – Miskatonic Tunnels is a solitaire game. This is a series of solitaire roll-and-write RPG games where you must navigate Arkham, maintain sanity, discover lore, and solve clues.
The PNP files for the full game are available on a pay-what-you-want model on WargameVault.

Board Game: One Page Cthulhu: Volume 1 – Miskatonic Tunnels
Image credit: Sorg UR



One Page Cthulhu: Volume 2 – The Black Caverns designed by Noah Patterson
One Page Cthulhu: Volume 2 – The Black Caverns is a solitaire game.
The PNP files for the full game are available on a pay-what-you-want model on WargameVault.

Board Game: One Page Cthulhu: Volume 2 – The Black Caverns
Image credit: Sorg UR



One Page Cthulhu: Volume 3 – Night in Arkham Woods designed by Noah Patterson
One Page Cthulhu: Volume 3 – Night in Arkham Woods is a solitaire game.
The PNP files for the full game are available on a pay-what-you-want model on WargameVault.

Board Game: One Page Cthulhu: Volume 3 – Night in Arkham Woods
Image credit: Sorg UR



Roll to Escape designed by Jakob Maier, Jono Naito, Ben Sobine, and Bobby West
Roll to Escape is a 2 to 8 player game. In this roll-and-write game, players are prisoners in Alcatraz trying to plan their escape. The first player to put together six elements of a plan is the winner. The game is randomized so rooms in Alcatraz are not always available which adds to the challenge and replayability.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Roll to Escape
Image credit: J Naito



Lanterns on the Dock designed by Noah Patterson
Lanterns on the Dock is a solitaire game. This is a horror mystery game set in the 1920s. You must explore the docks looking for clues and encountering horrors.
The PNP files for the full game are available on a pay-what-you-want model on WargameVault.

Board Game: Lanterns on the Dock
Image credit: Sorg UR



Rolling Plunder
Rolling Plunder is a 2 to 4 player game. Players take the role of a Pirate captain, hunting merchant vessels and avoiding the Royal Navy to recruit crew, grab plunder, upgrade their ship, and race each other to become the most notorious Pirate on the high seas. The primary game mechanic is die rolling where large ships have more chances to re-roll for desired symbols.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Rolling Plunder
Image credit: War Games



Thru the Appalachian designed by Patrick Engro with art by Patrick Engro and Masayoshi Ninomiya
Thru the Appalachian is a 1 to 99 player game. This is a roll & write game about thru-hiking the United States’ most famous trail. It can be a difficult but life-changing journey. Players are competing to have the most enjoyable journey.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Thru the Appalachian
Image credit: Patrick Engro



Coast to Coast designed by Justin Schroeder
Coast to Coast is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a push your luck game in which you are trying to travel as much of the USA as possible and see as many sites as you can.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Coast to Coast
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Satchel: A Journey Unknown designed by Ivan Alexiev and Vesselin Alexiev with art by Vesselin Alexiev
Satchel: A Journey Unknown is a solitaire game. In this game, you are exploring a world and building a map as you go. Each card is multi-use so you can decide to get gold, build weapons, or fight creatures. Your goal is to find a magical artifact that will save the world.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Satchel: A Journey Unknown
Image credit: Ivan Alexiev



CoronaLine designed by Blaž Gracar with art by Blaž Gracar and Jan Pogorelec
CoronaLine is a 2 player game. This is an abstract strategy game where players are drawing lines between dots. You score a point by crossing your opponent's line but you'll lose your next turn. The first player to score 3 points is the winner.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: CoronaLine
Image credit: Blaž Gracar



Atol designed by Jordy Adan with art by Luis Francisco
Atol is a 1 to 99 player game. Players are marine biologists cataloging species in a newly discovered Atoll. During the game, players flip a card with two sea animals and write one them down on their sheet trying to complete objectives. The game is only available in Portuguese.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Atol
Image credit: Fabiano Rossini



Walk the Rainbow
Walk the Rainbow is a 2 to 10 player game. This is a paper and pencil game in which players are trying to navigate a path to be the first to find a rainbow after a storm. Each player has their own copy of the board to write on.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Walk the Rainbow
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Biscuit Ball designed by Stephen Glenn
Biscuit Ball is a 2 player game. Players are cooks in a kitchen trying to get a biscuit into their oven. (The game is similar to basketball.) As you move the biscuit back and forth, you can take shots by rolling a D12 - the closer you are to your oven the better your chances.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Biscuit Ball
Image credit: Stephen Glenn



The Biscuit Game (not THAT one) with design and art by Tony Boydell
The Biscuit Game (not THAT one) is a 3 to 6 player game. Players are competing for the perfect biscuit dunk in a cup of tea. To win, you must walk a fine line between holding your biscuit in the cup long enough to soak up the flavorful tea and avoiding keeping it in so long that it breaks apart or the tea gets cold. The game ends, as it does in life, when all the biscuits have been eaten or the tea has all been drunk.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Biscuit Game (not THAT one)
Image credit: Timofey Bokarev


Free Demo Games from Publishers
Timeline: Classic -- Print & Play Demo designed by Frédéric Henry with art by Jérémie Fleury and Gaël Lannurien
Timeline: Classic -- Print & Play Demo is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a free demo of Timeline: Classic. In this game, players are trying to place inventions and discoveries in the correct historical order.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Timeline: Classic -- Print & Play Demo
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Concept: Print & Play designed by Gaëtan Beaujannot and Alain Rivollet with art by Éric Azagury and Cédric Chevalier
Concept: Print & Play is a 1 to 12 player game. This is a free demo of Concept. In this party game, you try to get the other players to guess words by combining icons and symbols.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Concept: Print & Play
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Combo Color: Print & Play Demo designed by Charles Chevallier and Laurent Escoffier
Combo Color: Print & Play Demo is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a free demo of Combo Color. In this game, you color in a map hex by hex to expand your territory and score points.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Combo Color: Print & Play Demo
Image credit: Tim K



Pandemain: I'm going stay in Nördlingen
Pandemain: I'm going stay in Nördlingen is a 1 to 99 player game. In this roll-and-write game, you are trying to earn money by gathering ingredients and baking many bread. This is a thematic cousin to Pandemain: Traditional Farmers' Bread.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the game's BGG gallery.

Board Game: Pandemain: I'm going stay in Nördlingen
Image credit: Mari Añon



Air, Land & Sea designed by Jon Perry with redesigned art by Rutvik Sanghvi
Air, Land & Sea is a 2 player game. This is a fan made retheme of the PNP game with WW2 era planes, ships, and vehicles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available WW 2 reskin of Air Land and Sea.

Board Game: Air, Land & Sea
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)

There are several other demos and expansions that publishers have offered. These are updated on this geeklist:
Publisher Covid-19 Free Offers


Redesigned and Updated Games
The Honor of the Queen designed by David Wiley with art by Brian Garthwaite
The Honor of the Queen is a solitaire game. Version 2.0 of the game has been released with new rules and some streamlined processes (such as no more chit draws). It can continue to be played with the original cards so if you already have the game, you can dive right in to the new version.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Honor of the Queen
Image credit: Jonan Jello



Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second Edition) designed by Simon Cogan
Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second Edition) is a solitaire game. Since we last checked in on Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game, AOTAS 10 has been released featuring the tenth doctor. There are also several low ink versions of previous AOTAS expansions as well.
The free PNP files for the full game are available AOTAS # 10.

Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second Edition)
Image credit: Markus Fries



Tiny Garden Growers with design and art by Joseph Propati
Tiny Garden Growers is a 2 to 4 player game. This is the version 4 update to the game with a new board and scoring track and updated artwork on the playing pieces.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tiny Garden Growers
Image credit: Joseph Propati



Kaiju Siege with design and art by zombie homer
Kaiju Siege is a solitaire game. This is a new kaiju for the game which introduces a new mechanic. You can now place peasants on the sheet to reduce overall damage.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Shin Zillasaur Kaiju Sheet.

Board Game: Kaiju Siege
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Xeno Siege designed by zombie homer
Xeno Siege is a solitaire game. This is an expansion to the base game that can be mixed and matched with the original components as desired. It adds a new map, new units, and two new Xeno Queens.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Xeno Siege
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Zany Zoo with design and art by zombie homer
Zany Zoo is a 1 to 3 player game. This is a series of expansion that extend the game from a 2 player game to 1 to 3 player game. There are rules and components for solitaire play and three players.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Zany Zoo
Image credit: Marianne Waage



Zapanhak designed by Adam Obren
Zapanhak is a solitaire game. This is an update with new themed cards and tokens for those who want a little more theme than a Poker deck can offer.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Zapanhak
Image credit: Adam Obren



A4 Quest designed by Michał Jagodziński, Paweł Niziołek, and Jarosław Wajs with art by Paweł Niziołek and Jarosław Wajs
A4 Quest is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a new adventure in the A4 Quest series that includes a new save game mechanic!
The free PNP files for the full game are available Inhuman Season 3 Epsiode 1.

Board Game: A4 Quest
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



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PNP News - March 2020

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Hello and welcome back to the PNP News! I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy right now. Since many of us are under stay-at-home orders, it is a good time catch up on hobbies and try some new things. (If you haven't made a PNP game before, now is a great time to try it!)

If you haven't seen it, there's a long list of publishers making games or expansions free as PNP for people to enjoy while staying home. Many of these are only available for a limited time so check out the list to see if there's anything you'd like.
Publisher COVID-19 Response Offers

Also, I'd like to thank all the medical workers and scientists working hard every day on COVID-19. Thank you for taking care of patients and studying the virus to find new treatments and cures. Godspeed in that important work!


New Games

Anzac Cove with design and art by Joe Schmidt
Anzac Cove is a solitaire game. This is a solitaire wargame based on the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs) landing on the beaches of Gallipoli in the early morning of April 25th, 1915 during WW1. The game's PNP file is only three sheets of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Anzac Cove
Image credit: Joe Schmidt



Core Runner with design and art by Jesse Ames
Core Runner is a solitaire game. This is a cyperpunk game set in an apocalyptic future. You've got to complete a mission in a harsh district.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Core Runner
Image credit: Jonan Jello



Exo designed by Léandre Proust
Exo is a 2 to 3 player game. This is a matching game where players try to determine which planet in a stack if completely unique from the others and add to their galaxy. The PNP file includes a sheet of tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Link to the PNP Game.

Board Game: Exo
Image credit: Marco Herreras



B-25 Prince of the Skies designed by Lee Smith with art by Stephen Oliver
B-25 Prince of the Skies is a solitaire game. This game is based on the classic B-17 Queen of the Skies. This has a similar rule set but with modifications for the B-25 and different campaign settings.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Link to the files.

Board Game: B-25 Prince of the Skies
Image credit: Lee Smith



Benediction designed by Alek Erickson
Benediction is a 2 to 3 player game. This is an abstract strategy game played on a hex board. Players are trying to make moves that will either capture an enemy king or bless a friendly king.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Benediction
Image credit: Alek Erickson



Crónicas del Estallido
Crónicas del Estallido is a 1 to 5 player game. This cooperative game is based on the 2019 Chilean protests. The game is only available in Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Crónicas del Estallido
Image credit: Hilko Drude



Tin Rails with design and art by Brian Weinberger
Tin Rails is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players compete to build the best railroad line through a harsh landscape in order to monopolize the tin market. The completed game fits inside of a mint tin!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tin Rails
Image credit: Brian Weinberger



The Blackjack River designed by Gregg Jewell with art by Cam Kendell
The Blackjack River is a solitaire game. This is a tile laying game using a standard deck of cards. You must create fish distributaries in the river containing exactly 21 fish. The PNP file is just the rulebook.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Blackjack River
Image credit: Gregg Jewell



Constellations Roll & Write with design and art by Milan Zivkovic
Constellations Roll & Write is a 1 to 100 player game. This is a roll and write game in which you are trying to create the best galaxy possible by placing stars based on the die rolls.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

 
Image credit: Milan Zivkovic



Punctuation Pirates and Their Grammar Galleons designed by James R. Orr and Robert Zumbrun with art by Robert Zumbrun
Punctuation Pirates and Their Grammar Galleons is a 2 to 20 player game. In this educational games, players are trying to help pirates improve their grammar so that they can be more easily understood. The game is designed to be played by teachers and students.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Punctuation Pirates and Their Grammar Galleons
Image credit: Robert Zumbrun



Below Mars with design and art by Adrian R. Pillai
Below Mars is a solitaire game. You are an astronaut trapped underground after a Marsquake. You must dig your way out before your suit runs out of power. The game uses a pattern matching mechanic.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Below Mars
Image credit: Charles Polenzani



Kombina in the Knesset with design and art by Jonathan Kendler
Kombina in the Knesset is a 2 to 6 player game. You are a candidate for the Prime Minister of Israel, trying to form or join a winning government by manipulating, bluffing, or inciting your way to power. Will you play according to principle and form a consistent government, or pull a "kombina" to stay in power? The PNP files are only available in Hebrew.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Kombina in the Knesset
Image credit: Jonathan Kendler



Bodega with design and art by Nicholas J. McCollum
Bodega is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are competing to manage the best chain of stores. Players secretly determine market events and then speculate on the resources they need. The game is a combination of hand and resource management with simultaneous action selection.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Brick & Mortar
Image credit: Nick McCollum



KÖY designed by Arif Nezih Savi
KÖY is a 2 player game. This is a tile laying game in which players take turns placing identical cards on top of (or under) a gird to maximize visible squares of their color.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: KÖY
Image credit: Arif Nezih Savi



Black Sonata: The Fair Youth designed by John Kean
Black Sonata: The Fair Youth is a solitaire game. This is an expansion for Black Sonata with new deductive tasks for the player - you must find the fair youth somewhere in London by following the clues from the bystanders of London. However, if you are at the same location as the fair youth, the bystander will lie to you. A very interesting twite on an already excellent game!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Black Sonata: The Fair Youth
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Othellito with design and art by Jonas Lidström Isegrim
Othellito is a 2 player game. This is an area control game in which players are placing cards on a 4 x 4 grid that are white on one side and dark on the other. If you can between the opponent's cards are flipped over. The rules are similar to those of Othello
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Othellito
Image credit: Jonas Lidström Isegrim



Word Chain with design and art by Mark Tuck
Word Chain is a 1 to 8 player game. This is a party game in which players have to say a word that is associated with the previously said word according to the rules on the card. For example, the next word might need to be one syllable longer or start with the same two letters. This game is only 9 cards and easy to craft.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Word Chain
Image credit: Mark Tuck



Foodie Frenzy designed by Arno Guensherian and Leon Nguyen with art by Leon Nguyen
Foodie Frenzy is a 3 to 6 player game. Players must compete to prepare a dish for customers before LOLcats can spoil it by placing useless cards in the meal. This is a fast and funny dice and card game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Foodie Frenzy
Image credit: Léon Nguyen



50 Clues: The Home Temple with design and art by Jeppe Norsker
50 Clues: The Home Temple is a 1 to 5 player game. This game recreates the experience of being in an Escape Room in mini game. You are a plainclothes officer who has entered a home without a warrant to try and question the parents of a 12 year old boy. Mystery ensues in only 18 cards!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 50 Clues: The Home Temple
Image credit: Jeppe Norsker



Tres de troula designed by Emilio Rodríguez Tilve and Marcos Fernández Vázquez with art by Idoia de Luxán Vázquez
Tres de troula is a 2 to 9 player game. This game is based on the storyA Esmorga. The game is only available in Galician.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tres de troula
Image credit: Levi GZ




The Answerer with design and art by Fernando Kuster
The Answerer is a 4 to 10 player game. This is a guessing game in which one player will answer and a question and the other players will try to guess how he or she answered. The files are only available in Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Answerer
Image credit: Rosario Boardgames



Lunar Echoes designed by Milton Medeiros and Oleg Meleshin
Lunar Echoes is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a cooperative game where two players will manage their resources and overcome obstacles during a space trip to the Moon and back, trying to gather the artifacts buried by a lone voyager many years ago. They must find as many treasures as possible.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Lunar Echoes
Image credit: Felipi Macedo



Architects of Giza designed by Oleg Meleshin
Architects of Giza is a 2 to 4 player game. Players are competing to build the Pyramids of Giza in this roll-and-write game. Points are earned based on how the numbers are arranged on the pyramid as well as special combinations.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Architects of Giza
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Secret Agent designed by Drew Bowling with art by Joshua Norton
Secret Agent is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a deduction game in which players are trying to determine the identity of a secret agent. By matching card colors and ranks, you can make contact with the secret agent. The player who makes contact with the most is the winner.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Secret Agent
Image credit: Drew Bowling



Aegean Sea designed by Carl Chudyk
Aegean Sea is a 2 to 5 player game. In this game, players are trying to sail out of their island, find goods and return them to their island. The interesting mechanic is that the cards in the game can be islands, boats, or sailors so there's lots of interesting variability. This is a large PNP with over 200 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Forum post with links to the game.

Board Game: Aegean Sea
Image credit: Steve Beeman



Untamed: Feral Factions designed by Jeremy Falger and Milan Lefferts with art by Joe A. Howard, Andrew Soman, David Tenorio, Régis Torres, and Julien Vandois
Untamed: Feral Factions is a 2 to 3 player game. In this game, players are battling animals each with unique strongholds. The game uses a unique shuffling mechanic and multi-purpose cards to add variability to the game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Untamed: Feral Factions
Image credit: Raymond Dumee



Galilean Moons with design and art by Lukus Adam
Galilean Moons is a 1 to 4 player game. You must mine powerful crystals from Jupiter in this alternate history game set in the late 1800s. Each time you find a new crystal you can research new ways to fend off your rivals.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Galilean Moons
Image credit: 3 Minute Boardgames



Star Troopers: Crash Test with design and art by Guilhem Bedos
Star Troopers: Crash Test is a solitaire game. You are the captain of a freighter ship stranded in a space station where the crew was killed by a mysterious research project. You must search the station, find resources, and confront a mysterious bioweapons product called Geno.
The free PNP files for the low art version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Star Troopers: Crash Test
Image credit: Guilhem Bedos



Zany Zoo with design and art by zombie homer
Zany Zoo is a 2 player game. You are caring for animals from another dimension. Each turn you must decide to use your cards powers to build animals, feed them, or clean up after them. There are multiple paths to being the best zookeeper!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Zany Zoo
Image credit: Marianne Waage



Dungeon Tactics designed by Ed Green with art by
Dungeon Tactics is a 2 player game. This is a one-page rule set for a miniatures skirmish game. Players must provide their own pieces and one inch scaled map.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Dungeon Tactics
Image credit: Rod Batten



Egyptia designed by Steven Aramini
Egyptia is a 1 to 100 player game. This is a roll-and-write game using polyhedral dice. You are a builder in Egypt and must develop your land. But be careful not to overwork your population or a plague could be unleashed.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Egyptia
Image credit: Otso Tähti



Star Sprint with design and art by Joseph Brower
Star Sprint is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a dungeon crawl game set in space. You must explore a star system and battle the aliens you encounter.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Star Sprint
Image credit: Joseph Brower



Made the Cut! Golf Game designed by Miguel Borba
Made the Cut! Golf Game is a solitaire game. This is a dice rolling game that recreates the 2019 PGA tour. The game recreates the real stats of players to make it different depending on which one you are playing.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Made the Cut! Golf Game
Image credit: Miguel Borba



Robot Fight Club designed by James M. Hewitt and Sophie Williams
Robot Fight Club is a 2 player game. In this game, players are buying robots and upgrades and then using cards to attack each other. Unique combinations can be formed to speed the path to victory. The first player to win two fights in the winner.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Robot Fight Club
Image credit: James M Hewitt



Game Noir with design and art by Jitka Hausteinová
Game Noir is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a roll-and-move game set in a noir detective world. You must ty to capture tokens to negate negative effects. Explore the world of seedy bars and femme fatales.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Game Noir
Image credit: MsJitka



Spacemaster 2120 designed by Andrew S. Fischer
Spacemaster 2120 is a 2 player game. This is a space exploration game in which you are mining for minerals in a newly discovered system. You must transport some of the minerals to the Earth for processing and others can be taken to planets and sold. Just make sure to avoid the space pirates!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Spacemaster 2120
Image credit: Andrew S. Fischer



18Dracula with design and art by Lachlan Kingsford
18Dracula is a 2 to 6 player game. This is an 18xx game (based on 1830) in which you must hire monsters to travel through the country to go on blood harvesting rampages. The monsters each have special rules that modify the base rules of the game adding some unique elements to the genre. Instead of tiles, you play the game by removing cubes from a map.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 18Dracula
Image credit: Marianne Waage



PlusMinusOne designed by Giulio Zambon
PlusMinusOne is a 1 to 6 player game. This is a simple roll-and-write game in which each player makes an initial roll of dice. Then the players in turn roll in turn one or two additional dice and write the value of one die or the sum of two dice in a cell of a scoring grid. Players receive points based on Matching numbers.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: PlusMinusOne
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Corinth designed by Sébastien Pauchon with art by Julio Cesar and Cyrille Daujean
Corinth is a 2 to 4 player game. Days of Wonder is making their new dice-based implementation of Yspahan available for free to help pass the time during social distancing. This is a roll-and-write game in which players allocate dice to gold, goats, and market goods.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Link to the PNP files.

Board Game: Corinth
Image credit: Fiona Dickinson


Redesigned and Updated Games

Secret Hitler designed by Mike Boxleiter, Tommy Maranges, and Max Temkin with redesigned art by Brendan Riley
Secret Hitler is a 5 to 10 player game. This is a Christmas retheme of the game with players trying to deduce who is everyone's favorite Christmas monster!
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Secret Krampus Version.

Board Game: Secret Hitler
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



18EU designed by David G. D. Hecht with redesigned art by Greg Smith
18EU is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a full redesign of the game with updated art throughout. There is a link on the file page to a drop box site with full files.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Greg Smith Graphic Redesign.

Board Game: 18EU
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



GOP Nominee designed by Michael Bevilacqua with redesigned art by C Hs
GOP Nominee is a solitaire game. This is a redesign of the game featuring characters and scenarios from Game of Thrones. The redesign contains all new art and a rulebook specific to the redesign.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: GoT Domination Cards and Backs File 1 and 40.

Board Game: GOP Nominee
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



1972: The Lost Phantom designed by Mike Heim with redesigned art by Chris Dirk
1972: The Lost Phantom is a solitaire game. This is a full color version of the PNP map for this classic roll-and-write game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Colorized Map.

Board Game: 1972: The Lost Phantom
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Ladybug Lunch: Ant Antics designed by Rebekah Bissell and Jonathan Warren with redesigned art by Marianne Waage
Ladybug Lunch: Ant Antics is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a graphic redesign of the game. There goes along with a redesign of the base game as well.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: California Bugs Redesign.

Board Game: Ladybug Lunch: Ant Antics
Image credit: Marianne Waage



Eysenhudt: Gotteslehrer & Hauptmann with design and art by Michael Klebon
Eysenhudt: Gotteslehrer & Hauptmann is a 1 to 6 player game. This game covers the German Peasants' War (about the year 1525). You must conduct all sorts of tactical and strategical operations to guide your units to victory. Each turn, players will select from one of six roles (such as preacher and arsenal warden) and conduct appropriate actions. After each round you try to conquer a fortified city. The game components have now been translated to English!
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: English Translation.

Board Game: Eysenhudt: Gotteslehrer & Hauptmann
Image credit: Michael Klebon



Attack on Omaha Beach with design and art by Joseph Propati
Attack on Omaha Beach is a solitaire game. This is an update to the classic 18 card game now with double the cards, options, and variety in play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Attack on Omaha Beach
Image credit: Chris Hansen



Escape the Alps! designed by Joseph Propati with art by Joseph Propati and Giampiero Randazzo
Escape the Alps! is a solitaire game. This a small redesign of the WW2 escape game with larger tarot size cards for easier play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Escape the Alps!
Image credit: Joseph Propati



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PNP News - November 2019 pt 1

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Hi everyone! Welcome to the PNP News! I'm still playing a game of catch up but I've got a large number of games ready to post today. I'm calling this November pt 1 because there may be a few games I'm missing (I need to go through my links and make sure) but I this post is overdue and I didn't want the number of games in a single post to be too overwhelming.

With all these games, you're sure yo find something you'll enjoy! Let's get to the games!


New Games

Bumbling Bees with design and art by Brian Garthwaite
Bumbling Bees is a solitaire game. This is a "fold-and-write" game in which you must guide bees to as many flowers as possible. The random elements are dictated by the time that you play making for a unique twist on the usual dice rolling mechanics.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Bumbling Bees
Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



Zero Kelvin: A Freezing Dice Game designed by Jeff Miller
Zero Kelvin: A Freezing Dice Game is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a roll and write game with the special rule that at least one die must be frozen each turn. This is an low-ink game and requires no cutting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Zero Kelvin: A Freezing Dice Game
Image credit: Joakim Schön



And Time Passes with design and art by Karl Juhlke
And Time Passes is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a time management game where plays compete to be the most productive, Players share the same timeline so your actions can affect the productivity of your opponent.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: And Time Passes
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Geocaching: The Game designed by Cheryl Leon Levy
Geocaching: The Game is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a roll and move game in which you are trying to find trinkets that have been hidden in a geocaching scavenger hunt. You can stay on the main trail or go on side quests to find even more objects. The person who finds the most objects when all players have crossed the finish line is the winner!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Geocaching: The Game
Image credit: Cheryl Leon



This Game is Nuts with design and art by Russell Cluff
This Game is Nuts is a 2 to 6 player game. In this game, players are trying to empty their hands of all cards by playing cards into stacks in the center of the table. The game has some take-that mechanics, such as a card that forces another player to draw two cards. The PNP file includes all the cards needed to play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: This Game is Nuts
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Zapanhak designed by Adam Obren
Zapanhak is a solitaire game. In this game, you are a sorcerer battling a horde of the undead. To win, you must survive a battle against the entire deck of cards. The game uses a standard deck of playing cards so there's nothing special that you need to print.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Zapanhak
Image credit: Adam Obren



Wildflowers with design and art by Brian Garthwaite
Wildflowers is a 1 to 8 player game. This is a set collection game where players are trying to gather the most beautiful bouquet. You can earn bonus points with special flower combinations. The rules allow for a multiplayer game or a solitaire puzzle.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Wildflowers
Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



Duel 52 designed by Judd Madden
Duel 52 is a 1 to 4 player game. In this game, players are competing for control of 2 of 3 total lanes. Lanes are controlled by removing all of your opponent's cards. The game uses a standard deck of cards so there is nothing special to print or craft.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Duel 52
Image credit: Judd Madden



Operation Valkyrie designed by Mike Mollineaux
Operation Valkyrie is a 4 to 9 player game. In this game, players are trying to carry out Operation Valkyrie (the plot to assassinated Adolf Hitler). Half the players are conspirators in the plot and the other half are SS soldiers. The conspirators all know each other but the SS players only know their own role in the game. The conspirators must work together to carry out the plot without arousing the suspicion of the SS players.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Operation Valkyrie
Image credit: Mike Mollineaux



Grand Sumo with design and art by zombie homer
Grand Sumo is a 2 player game. This is a programmed movement game with simultaneously revealed actions. Players are trying to push their opponent out of the ring by guessing their moves and successfully countering and outmaneuvering them.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Grand Sumo
Image credit: zombie homer



Classic Air Racing: Thompson Trophy Air Racing 1930-1939 designed by Jan Paul Hope
Classic Air Racing: Thompson Trophy Air Racing 1930-1939 is a 1 to 12 player game. This game recreates the air racing competitions of the 1930s. The players stats are based on the historical data from real pilots of the era. Players compete to win the Thompson Trophy in a series of races.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Classic Air Racing: Thompson Trophy Air Racing 1930-1939
Image credit: sloop hmsstarling



Delve & Despair with design and art by Rodrigo Santos
Delve & Despair is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a dungeon crawl game in which players must explore ruins, discover treasure, and defeat the evil that lives there. Players can choose from 12 different characters who each have unique talents they bring to the quest.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Delve & Despair
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



The Honor of the Queen designed by David Wiley with art by Brian Garthwaite
The Honor of the Queen is a solitaire game. Queen Guinevere has been accused of infidelity and it up to you (as Sir Lancelot) to defend her honor. The other knights of the round table have discovered you in her chambers so you must defeat them to prove her innocent or else King Arthur will have her put to death for her sins.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Honor of the Queen
Image credit: Jonan Jello



Spell Clash
Spell Clash is a 2 player game. In this game, the players must arrange their cards to spell powerful spells that will raise their prestige in a contest to determine the most powerful wizard. This is done by laying the cards on top of each other to spell words with the letters on the border.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Spell Clash
Image credit: Dave Intner



IT designed by Dave Casciano
IT is a 1 to 3 player game. This is an older game that has recently been made available as PNP. In the game, you try to design a huge war machine and take over a planet with it. The game uses a mechanic similar to Ogre where a lot of small units take on a single large unit. The game includes several variants to ensure lots of replayability.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: IT
Image credit: Dan Blum



Please, Papers designed by Joel Eddy
Please, Papers is a 3 to 5 player game. This is based on a video game of the same name. Players are either checking people for papers to ensure they are not members of a resistance group, or members of that group trying to sow seeds of discontent against the government.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Please, Papers
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Meet at the Inn designed by Vaughn Reynolds
Meet at the Inn is a 2 to 4 player game. Players are adventurers meeting in the local inn before embarking on a dungeon crawl or similar adventure. Players use hand management and take that mechanics to get the best adventure.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Meet at the Inn
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Gameshop Shelf Stock with design and art by Todd Sanders
Gameshop Shelf Stock is a 1 to 4 player game. This is the 2019 entry into the excellent Gameshop Games series of games. This is a free game designed for a FLGS called Games Unlimited in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. This is a roll and write game in which players must manage shipments and inventory to stock the shelves with five different game types.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Gameshop Shelf Stock
Image credit: Todd Sander



Elysian Battlefields
Elysian Battlefields is a 2 to 5 player game. In this game, players are fallen heroes trying to win control of the afterlife. Players can choose from different paths of victory such as conquering their opponents or developing their own kingdoms. Players must manage their existing resources and how they develop more resources to achieve their goals.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Elysian Battlefields
Image credit: Drew_4085gamery



Serrature with design and art by Giuliano Polverari
Serrature is a 2 to 6 player game. This is an educational game designed to teach children about geometric shapes. The rules are only available in Italian.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Serrature
Image credit: Giuliano Polverari



Metro Line with design and art by Joseph Propati
Metro Line is a 1 to 2 player game. You are designing a public transportation system with stations and different lines. You lay must lay down cards to make the longest routes with at least two stations. The game includes competitive and solitaire rules.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Metro Lines
Image credit: Joseph Propati



Krazy Klimber with design and art by Joseph Propati
Krazy Klimber is a 1 to 2 player game. In this game, you must climb a building to tame a giant monkey that has climbed to the top. The monkey will be throwing things at you as you go so you must reach the top without getting hit. The game looks like it has some fun classic arcade elements.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Krazy Klimber
Image credit: Joseph Propati



Ragemore with design and art by Bojan Prakljacic
Ragemore is a solitaire game. This is a dungeon crawl game in which players must confront several demons. Each of the 18 cards is double sided with a hero on one side and a demon on the other. When a demon is killed, the card is flipped and turned into a hero fighting in your party. However the same effect occurs if a hero is killed - that card will be flipped and join the demons. The game if the heroes are facing 4 demons and won when the heroes have all the quest symbols needed.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Ragemore
Image credit: Morris



The Cleaner designed by Martin Gonzalvez and Janine Viglietti with art by Janine Viglietti
The Cleaner is a solitaire game. In this game, you are a "cleaner" - an individual who must go to crime scenes and remove evidence before the police arrive. Each action you take takes time so you must carefully manage your time to clean the highest value evidence. If the police are unable to solve the crimes at the end of the game, you win!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Cleaner
Image credit: Martin Gonzalvez



Haiku Ninja! designed by James R. Orr and Robert Zumbrun with art by Robert Zumbrun
Haiku Ninja! is a 2 to 99 player game. This is a story telling game in which players must write a story in haiku format. Each turn, players add a haiku verse to the stanza. If the next player cannot follow up, the others win.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Haiku Ninja!
Image credit: Robert Zumbrun



Pax Expanse designed by Chris J Davis
Pax Expanse is a 3 to 4 player game. This is a retheme of Pax Pamir to be about the TV show The Expanse. This is an area control and deal making game in which players are trying to control the most valuable assets on the board.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Pax Expanse
Image credit: Chris J Davis



Nightshade
Nightshade is a solitaire game. Players are trying to write a mystery novel by pairing an investigator with clues and suspects to form a coherent plot.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Nightshade
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Droplets designed by Ben Morayta
Droplets is a 2 to 5 player game. This is an abstract strategy game in which players put tokens representing drops of water on the board. As they accumulate, they will "splash" onto surrounding hexes and wash away opponents pieces. This can trigger large chain reactions of splashes that - if you're not careful - can hurt you as much as your opponent. This looks like a very creative and interesting mechanic!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Droplets
Image credit: Ben Morayta



Ants designed by Léandre Proust with art by Freepik
Ants is a 2 player game. File page in Spanish. English rules in forum
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Ants
Image credit: Allen OConnor



Asterismo with design and art by Giuliano Polverari
Asterismo is a 2 to 3 player game. This is an abstract strategy in which players try to capture game pieces based on their proximity to other pieces of the same color. The game's rules are only available in Italian.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Asterismo
Image credit: Giuliano Polverari



Pentris designed by Léandre Proust with art by Freepik
Pentris is a 2 to 100 player game. This is a tetris-like game where players mst draw tetris like pieces on their grid. A die is thrown which indicates two different pentominoes. Each player can choose either of those to add to their grid. The last player to run out of space wins. The rules are only available in French, but are simple enough to be easily figured out from the game description in English.
The free PNP files for the full game are available .

Board Game: Pentris
Image credit: Max H



Brew This! with design and art by Justin Invergo
Brew This! is a solitaire game. In this game, you own a brewery and must manage the business by selling beer, raising money to buy fresh ingredients, and keeping your volumes in check to manage periods of high and low customer demand. The game is only 18 cards and easy to print.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Brew This!
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Temple Antics designed by Richard Perrin
Temple Antics is a solitaire game. This is a roll-and-write game where you must explore an ancient temple, find a cursed idol, and escape the island. Each turn you will draw new walls and encounter new dangers. The game is just a single sheet to print.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Temple Antics
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Warlock's Eye designed by Scott Rogers
Warlock's Eye is a 1 to 8 player game. In this game you must advance down a path in an attempt to destroy the warlock's eye. Each turn you must choose to advance or spend your limited time developing the magic items needed to accomplish your goal.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Warlock's Eye
Image credit: Scott Rogers



Battles Fantasia designed by Nick "Volrath" Kalagias
Battles Fantasia is a 2 player game. This is a card driven battle game that uses a standard deck of playing cards and a few markers. Each player forms a team of fantasy warriors and then battle commences! All you need to print are the rules!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Battles Fantasia
Image credit: Nick Volrath



Miau Miau Bée with design and art by Iaggo Piffero
Miau Miau Bée is a 3 to 4 player game. This is yet another game about a boy who was turned into a goat who must convince the family cats to destroy an evil genius's machine before he can turn all of humanity into goats. Can't anyone come up with something original? All kidding aside, this is an incredibly unique theme in which one side plays the goat and the others play the cats. The cats must play cards around the machine correctly at the instruction of the goat, but the players can only speak using animal noises. The game is only available in Portuguese.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Miau Miau Bée
Image credit: Hilko Drude



Invasión celta designed by Hanjel
Invasión celta is a 2 to 4 player game. This game is about the Celtic invasions of ancient Greece. The players are trying to manage the moral of their armies. The first player to run out of morale loses the game. The game is only available in Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Invasión celta
Image credit: Hanjel



Sombras luego divinidad with design and art by Hanjel
Sombras luego divinidad is a 4 to 12 player game. This is a fantasy battle game in which each player has secret units and a secret objective needed to win the game. Your attacks can only be used by creatures of your army, which your opponents must try to deduce. The goal is to discover which armies your opponent controls and meet your own objective. The game is only available in Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Sombras luego divinidad
Image credit: Hanjel



La bottega di Leonardo designed by Giuliano Polverari with art by Andrea Savi
La bottega di Leonardo is a 1 to 5 player game. You are apprentices in Leonardo Da Vinci's workshop. Each turn you must choose different areas to focus on, such as studying, practice you art, or work for a patron. Be careful because too many actions will make you tired and you'll have to play last. This game is currently only available in Italian.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: La bottega di Leonardo
Image credit: Giuliano Polverari



Alert! All Hands On Deck with design and art by Milan Zivkovic
Alert! All Hands On Deck is a solitaire game. In this game, you are trying to save your planet from an alien attack. The game is played entirely in hand and does not require any components beside the cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.
Since posting this, the game's free files were removed. It is now available for sale.

Board Game: Alert! All Hands On Deck
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



FIKA with design and art by Kwibus Gamedesign
FIKA is a 2 player game. This game is about coffee breaks and playable on your coffee break. Each card has a goal and players are trying to meet as many goals from their hand as possible.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: FIKA
Image credit: Pieter Falun



Battle for the Carolinas
Battle for the Carolinas is a solitaire game. This is an in-hand played game set during the Revolutionary War. Your goal is to build your army and gain supplies in order to defeat the British at Cowpens and Kings Mountain.
The free PNP files for the full game are available New Edition with Expansion Cards.

Board Game: Battle for the Carolinas
Image credit: Frank



The In-famous Coop War of Gutterman's Gulch
The In-famous Coop War of Gutterman's Gulch is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a wargame parody set in a chicken coop. The two players are trying to deplete their opponent's egg supply. Looks like an amusing game!
The free PNP files for the full game are available Contest thread with links.

Board Game: The In-famous Coop War of Gutterman's Gulch
Image credit: Frank


Redesigned and Updated Games

The In-famous Gulch War of Gutterman's Gulch
The In-famous Gulch War of Gutterman's Gulch is a solitaire game. This is a re-implementation of the game Battle for the Carolinas (also featured in this blog post) but set in the humorous world of the chicken farm. You must defeat 7 enemy roosters all while avoiding snakes!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in this thread: Game Links.

Board Game: The In-famous Gulch War of Gutterman's Gulch
Image credit: Frank



Utopia Engine designed by Nick Hayes with redesigned art by Carlos Javier
Utopia Engine is a solitaire game. This is a new colorized version of the classic roll-and-write game. The artwork is the same but now comes to life in a whole new way!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in this thread: Colorized version links.

Board Game: Utopia Engine
Image credit: Carlos Javier



Battle of Midway, June 1942: Minigame designed by Lou Coatney with redesigned art by Mark Yang
Battle of Midway, June 1942: Minigame is a 1 to 5 player game. This is a fanmade full redesign of the board and charts for this wargame. The game is still just a single page to print.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Updated components.

Board Game: Battle of Midway, June 1942: Minigame
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Rolling Stock designed by Björn Rabenstein with redesigned art by Galatolol 1
Rolling Stock is a 3 to 5 player game. This is a colorful new redesign of the classic PNP game with the addition of a few new components such as a revenue board and tokens.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Redesign.

Board Game: Rolling Stock
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Infection Express designed by Andy Oakey with redesigned art by Hiram Vazquez.
Infection Express is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a fan-made retheme of this classic PNP game set on the island of Puerto Rico.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Infection EX Puerto Rico.

Board Game: Infection Express
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Pet Shop with design and art by Joseph Propati
Pet Shop is a solitaire game. This is a large revision of the rules and an all new graphic design with art by Maricel Edwards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Pet Shop
Image credit: Joseph Propati



Quick Joust with design and art by Joseph Propati
Quick Joust is a 1 to 6 player game. This update contains streamlined rules, updated cards, and a new solitaire board so you can enjoy the game without an opponent.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

 
Image credit: Joseph Propati



Merca-Tiny designed by Michele Fabbri
Merca-Tiny is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are developing shops in a newly opened shopping district. They must place their shops strategically because the customers move according to predefined rules that you must capitalize on. The PNP file includes all tokens and boards. The game has been updated with newly added English rules!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in this thread: English rules?.

Board Game: Merca-Tiny
Image credit: Ab3 Thegamer



Rainbow Deck with design and art by Chen Changcai
Rainbow Deck is a 1 to 10 player game. This is a new version of this general purpose deck that can be used for tons of games. The update is a graphic redesign of the cards - but they can be used for the same games you already enjoy.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Rainbow Deck pdf.

Board Game: Rainbow Deck
Image credit: Chen Changcai



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PNP News - September 2019 - Part 1 of 2

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Hello everyone! Welcome to another edition of the PNP News! I've still got several games from the summer to get caught up on, but in the meantime I wanted to cover some of the new games from September. There were a lot of very cool games released including two new PNP series, which I've highlighted in their own sections below.

There's also some fun news - this week I was chosen to be the 1 Player Guild's Sock Puppet of the Week. For those who aren't familiar, it's just a fun way for the 1 Player Guild to spotlight its members and do an AMA style thread. If you haven't already, stop by the thread, ask me a question, and venture a guess in my two truths and a lie.
Sock Puppet of the Week (#109)

In contest news, this is the final week for the 2019 Solitaire Print and Play Contest and the voting page will be going up soon. If you haven't stopped by, come check out some of the excellent games from this year!

Speaking of contests... let's check in with what's active on BGG right now!



PNP Design Contests

Current Contests
2019 Solitaire Print and Play Contest hosted by Chris Hansen
This is the ninth annual contest dedicated to solitaire games of all types. There are no limits on theme or mechanics so you'll find a wide variety of games - all of which can be played by yourself. This was the first contest I ever hosted and it remains my favorite to this day.
Voting Deadline (Updated): November 3

2019 Wargame Print and Play Contest hosted by Chris Hansen.
This is the fourth annual contest focused on wargame design. This contest has always generated several excellent games, several of which have gone on to be published. To give people time to play and give feedback, the timeline for playing between entering and voting is a little longer. If you're into wargames, this is your chance to be the first to play some of the best new designs coming out right now!
Voting Deadline: December 01, 2019

2019 Roll & Write Game Design Contest hosted by Sergi Sanchez Labrador.
This is the second annual BGG contest for roll and write games. This games are almost all very easy to print and require very little or no assembly.
Entry Deadline: December 29, 2019
Voting Deadline: January 12, 2020

2019 Single Page Solo Contest hosted by Nate.
This contest is dedicated to solo games that fit onto a single sheet. Your game name must come from a fantasy name generator app.
Entry Deadline: November 30, 2019
Voting Deadline: December 14, 2019

I think that's everything at the moment. The 2019 Children's Design Contest will be starting very soon and I'll post details here when it does.



New Games

4XL with design by Charles Ward and art by Charles Ward and Szymek Dmitruk.
4XL is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a sandbox 4x game set in the year 4040. You've just arrived in a new galaxy and have been given direction of a fleet of ships. Your goal is to earn money by hauling cargo so that you can upgrade your ships and eliminate the Rouge. There are lots of ways to earn points so play can go in a variety of ways.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 4XL
Image credit: Charles Ward



Taghaza: The Salt Mines with design and art by Chase Estep
Taghaza: The Salt Mines is a 2 to 5 player game. This game recreates the African salt mining and trading of the 15th and 16th century. Each round players use a cards to conduct actions such as mining or transporting the salt. You may only choose one action per round, but you can play multiple cards with the same action if you'd like. The PNP file includes all the cards and rules needed to play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Taghaza: The Salt Mines
Image credit: Chase Estep



Frog Tag designed by Casey Reese
Frog Tag is a 2 to 3 player game. This is an abstract strategy game in which players are trying to trap their opponent by eliminating available moves.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Frog Tag
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Polyhedral Park Planner designed by Justin Schroeder
Polyhedral Park Planner is a 1 to 100 player game. In this roll-and-write game, you are designing a new park to celebrate your city hosting a board game convention.You must design the layout of where trees should be planted, lakes should be filled, and walking paths constructed. You win by pleasing the most people in the town.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Polyhedral Park Planner
Image credit: Eric Slepak-Cherney



Epidemic with design and art by Marek Kolcun
Epidemic is a solitaire game. You are researching a deadly disease and trying to simultaneously find a cure and treat the sick. The game uses an action selection mechanic where you choose what to do based on available cards - all before the disease mutates into its final lethal form.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Epidemic
Image credit: Marek Kolcun



RAMO with design and art by Arif Nezih Savi
RAMO is a 3 to 5 player game. This is a combination of Contract Rummy, Mahjong and Uno. Players must be the first to discard their hands by meeting an objective and discards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: RAMO
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Thunder Visitors with design and art by Kwibus Gamedesign
Thunder Visitors is a 1 to 3 player game. You are trying to move through the atmosphere to create and record the most epic thunder sound. This is a one sheet game that is available in both full and low ink editions.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Thunder Visitors
Image credit: Pieter Falun



Kashmir Crisis designed by Brian Train
Kashmir Crisis is a 2 player game. In this card game, players are trying to manage the aftermath of a suicide bombing by dedicating resources to diplomatic, information, and military departments. The game uses a standard deck of playing cards and a playmat.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Kashmir Crisis
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



8-Bit Zombie Smash with design and art by Joseph Propati
8-Bit Zombie Smash is a solitaire game. In this tile laying game, you are trying to smash zombies that have invaded your neighborhood while creating safe houses for the survivors. Segments of cards are placed on top of each other to eliminate zombies. If a zombie remains "unsmashed" for too long, new zombies will spawn. The game is only 18 cards!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 8-Bit Zombie Smash
Image credit: Joseph Propati



Talleyrand with design and art by Brad Metz
Talleyrand is a 3 to 5 player game. This is a trick-taking card game using multi-suited cards. You need to manage how quickly you win, because over-extending yourself under one phase of the game can lead to quicker elimination in later phases. It is thematically based on the life of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord who managed to survive the French revolution with careers in all the different French governments.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Talleyrand
Image credit: Brad Metz



Egeo with design and art by Hanjel
Egeo is a 2 to 6 player game. Players in this game are the Diadochi (the successors of Alexander the Great) involved in a great navel battle. Players must push their luck when making attacks because ramming an enemy ship could also negatively affect your ship. The files are currently only available in Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Egeo
Image credit: HANJEL T



Invasión celta designed by Hanjel
Invasión celta is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a card game covering the Celtic invasions of ancient Greece. Players are trying to reduce the morale of the opponent armies before the deck runs out. The components are currently only available in Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Invasión celta
Image credit: HANJEL T



Eysenhudt: Gotteslehrer & Hauptmann with design and art by Michael Klebon
Eysenhudt: Gotteslehrer & Hauptmann is a 2 to 6 player game. This game covers the German Peasants' War (about the year 1525). You must conduct all sorts of tactical and strategical operations to guide your units to victory. Each turn, players will select from one of six roles (such as preacher and arsenal warden) and conduct appropriate actions. After each round you try to conquer a fortified city. The game components are currently only available in German.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Eysenhudt: Gotteslehrer & Hauptmann
Image credit: Michael Klebon



Cancelletto with design and art by Giuliano Polverari
Cancelletto is a 2 player game. This is an abstract board with a modular board that slowly collapses over play. You've got to get the meeples into the correct section before the game ends. The rules are currently only available in Italian.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Cancelletto
Image credit: Giuliano Polverari



One Page in a Life Series

Federation Planetary Force designed by Robert M. Carroll
Federation Planetary Force is a solitaire game. These roll-and-write games are part of a series called One Page in a Life in which you must go on a variety of quests. These five games cover science fiction, fantasy, and even trying to become a justice on the US Supreme Court. Each game is only one page, requires no cutting, and is available in the file section on the game's BGG page. In this game, you must advance to the rank of general in the space armed forces before the bug eyed aliens can defeat you.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Federation Planetary Force
Image credit: Robert Carroll



Defender of the Order designed by Robert M. Carroll
Defender of the Order is a solitaire game. This expansion takes the series into the realm of fantasy. You must complete 11 quests and advance through your religious order.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Defender of the Order
Image credit: Robert Carroll



Esquire designed by Robert M. Carroll
Esquire is a solitaire game. This game takes the series into the real world. You must take increasingly difficult law cases with the goal of becoming a supreme court justice.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Esquire
Image credit: Robert Carroll



Shadow Master designed by Robert M. Carroll
Shadow Master is a solitaire game. This is another fantasy entry in the series in which you must complete quests in order to master several spells.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Shadow Master
Image credit: Robert Carroll



Warrior of the Wastes designed by Robert M. Carroll
Warrior of the Wastes is a solitaire game. In this fantasy entry of the series, you must conquer the magical waste lands over 11 quests in order to become the greatest warlord.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Warrior of the Wastes
Image credit: Robert Carroll



Ezrok Wargame System

Ezrok Wargame System designed by Eric Vannoy
Ezrok Wargame System is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a wargame system set in an ancient fantasy rules. The are a core set of rules and then several individual modules with their own scenarios. The game uses a traditional hex and counter system to replicate the battles. Each module has its own maps, counters, and any necessary scenario specific rules.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Ezrok Wargame System
Image credit: Eric Vannoy



Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok – The Lost Adventures designed by Eric Vannoy
Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok – The Lost Adventures is a 1 to 2 player game. This module includes five scenarios in which you must battle lizard men and arctic beasts.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok – The Lost Adventures
Image credit: Eric Vannoy



Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Warlord designed by Eric Vannoy
Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Warlord is a 1 to 2 player game. This module includes five scenarios in including a battle with the last sorcerer, ice elves, and an adventure at the mouth of hell.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Warlord
Image credit: Eric Vannoy



Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Protector designed by Eric Vannoy
Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Protector is a 1 to 2 player game. This is another 5 scenarios for the base game which include a battle against mastodons and giant boar!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Protector
Image credit: Eric Vannoy



Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Fighter designed by Eric Vannoy
Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Fighter is a 1 to 2 player game. In the five scenarios in this module, you will battle gargoyles, squid demons, mushroom ogres. I'm not sure if some of these creatures sound terrifying or delicious...
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Fighter
Image credit: Eric Vannoy



Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Border Marshal designed by Eric Vannoy
Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Border Marshal is a 1 to 2 player game. This module contains battles with trolls, minotaurs, dragons, and a battle in "Dead Forest"
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Ezrok Wargame System: Ezrok the Border Marshal
Image credit: Eric Vannoy



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PNP News - April - July 2019 (Part the Second)

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Hi everyone! Welcome back to another catch up post for the PNP News! This is the second in a series of posts covering the games released or updated during April through July.

There's some really excellent looking games in here so I'm sure you'll find something you'll enjoy.

That's enough intro for now, let's get to the games!



New Games

Master of Code with design and art by Johan Kristoffersson
Master of Code is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are trying to figure out a the 6 digit code selected by their competitors. The game includes several mathematical questions that can be asked - but you can block others from asking specific questions that would make the answer too obvious (or to bluff them into thinking that). The game includes a few cards and charts.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Master of Code
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Rowing Fun with design and art by Luca Revello
Rowing Fun is a 1 to 6 player game. This is a game about the Olympic sport of rowing. Players compete to get the lowest time racing across an area of water. Players draw and play cards to create programmed movement that their crews will follow. The PNP file includes everything needed to play including a variety of crews.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Rowing Fun
Image credit: Luca Revello



Loot Boxer: The P&P Roll & Write Game of Epic Unboxing! designed by Catalina Gerlein
Loot Boxer: The P&P Roll & Write Game of Epic Unboxing! is a solitaire game. You are trying to buy and sell loot in order to equip your character with six legendary items. This is a roll and write game and requires no crafting or cutting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Loot Boxer: The P&P Roll & Write Game of Epic Unboxing!
Image credit: Catalina Gerlein



Unequalopolis
Unequalopolis is a 2 to 8 player game. In this game, players are buying and selling property, but the rules are different for male and female players. Females have more restrictions on their ability to trade properties and even move as freely as the male player. The game is designed to educate on wage discrepancies between male and female workers in similar jobs.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Unequalopolis
Image credit: Angie Rodriguez



Awesomest Petting Zoo with design and art by Martijn van der Lee
Awesomest Petting Zoo is a 1 to 6 player game. This is a roll and write game in which players must make enclosures for the animals. You must be careful because some types of animals do not like being enclosed together but your customers will not enjoy an enclosure without enough animals. The game includes a few pages of cards and boards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Awesomest Petting Zoo
Image credit: Martijn van der Lee



Rage-o-Meter designed by Suz Li and Vii Yu with art by Suz Li and Vii Yu
Rage-o-Meter is a 3 to 6 player game. In this game, players are trying to make it to a concert without a fight breaking out on the trip. You must endure several events that could set people off. The PNP file includes 8 pages of cards and a few tiles and boards.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Rage-o-Meter
Image credit: Hot Leaf House



WERK
WERK is a 3 to 6 player game. This is a party game in which you tell stories about images on cards. This is a NSFW game using a mechanic similar to Cards Against Humanity.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available Link to PNP Demo.

Board Game: WERK
Image credit: Natasha Mott



Dragony Hall designed by Ian Klinck
Dragony Hall is a 1 to 4 player game. Players are mystical creatures running for a mayoral election. Players must appeal to various creatures that each have distinct skills and magical abilities to get the most votes. There are 21 pages of cards and a board to print.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Dragony Hall
Image credit: Ian Klinck



Bare Knuckle! with design and art by Ron Thomas
Bare Knuckle! is a 2 player game. This is a fighting game set in the 1700s. Player use dice and cards to play punches that will hopefully knock the opponent to the ground. There are 4 pages of cards and a board to print.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Bare Knuckle!
Image credit: Ron Thomas



Moonflight designed by Glenn Ford with art by Henry Peters
Moonflight is a 1 to 4 player game. This game takes place in a magical town that only appears in moonlight. Players use a deck building mechanic at the start of the game to buy resources, but once the market is depleted, players must "unbuild" their hands. The player who is the most powerful ruler at the end of the game is the winner. The game includes 10 pages of cards and a few tokens.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Moonflight
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Mechanical Beast designed by Ben Morayta
Mechanical Beast is a 1 to 4 player game. You are an adventurer trying to enter a giant robot, find its controls, and deactivate it. The game uses a modular board that changes as you play. You must successfully deactivate the robot and escape before it locks down and traps you inside. The PNP file includes 8 pages of tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Mechanical Beast
Image credit: Ben Morayta



De Bello Galactico designed by Tobias Gohrbandt and Heiko Günther with art by Heiko Günther
De Bello Galactico is a 3 to 5 player game. This is a 4X game in which players are vying for control of the galaxy. This can be done through a variety of means. The game uses no board and instead uses tiles and a unique set of movement rules to represent the scope of the galaxy. The PNP file includes several tiles and cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: De Bello Galactico
Image credit: Heiko Günther



Redesigned and Updated Games

Zombies in our neighborhood designed by Joseph Propati with art by Joseph Propati and Rob Robinson
Zombies in our neighborhood is a solitaire game. This is a large update to the game with new card artwork showcasing a darker theme and streamlined rules. Slow and fast zombies are no attacked the same and you no longer need eight-sided dice to play. The game now works with a regular D6.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Updated Cards.

Board Game: Zombies in our neighborhood
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Mortal Kombat Arena designed by Lloyd Krassner with redesigned art by Dylan Posthumus
Mortal Kombat Arena is a 2 player game. This is a new set of components for the Warpspawn rules for a two player battle game based on Mortal Kombat.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Mortal Kombat Arena
Image credit: Dylan Posthumus



Rough: The Card Game designed by Jeremiah E. Jones, Joseph Francis Sammarco, Monica Joy Scott, Justin Mark Seuthe, Eric Bryan Seuthe, II, and Jensen Michael Wilhelm with art by Eric Bryan Seuthe, II
Rough: The Card Game is a 3 to 20 player game. This is an expansion to the base PNP game with new challenges to increase the difficulty of the game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Rougher Expansion.

Board Game: Rough: The Card Game
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PNP Game Design Contests - August 2019

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Hi Everyone!
I'm working on the next post of games news, but I also wanted to provide an update on current and upcoming PNP Design contests.

These contests have always been a major source of new PNP games and have even launched several published games! If you would like to try your hand at designing a game or just want to play the newest games available, these contests are the place to be!

Note that I'm only covering BGG hosted design contests. If you are hosting a contest outside of BGG that you would like to see covered in this blog then please contact me to discuss pricing.



PNP Design Contests

Current Contests
2019 Solitaire Print and Play Contest hosted by Chris Hansen.
From gallery of chansen2794

This is the ninth annual contest dedicated to solitaire games of all types. There are no limits on theme or mechanics so you'll find a wide variety of games - all of which can be played by yourself. This was the first contest I ever hosted and it remains my favorite to this day.
Entry Deadline: September 15, 2019
Voting Deadline: October 13, 2019

2019 Wargame Print and Play Contest hosted by Chris Hansen.
(This contest is currently in need of a logo.)
This is the fourth annual contest focused on wargame design. This contest has always generated several excellent games, several of which have gone on to be published. To give people time to play and give feedback, the timeline for playing between entering and voting is a little longer. If you're into wargames, this is your chance to be the first to play some of the best new designs coming out right now!
Entry Deadline: September 29, 2019
Voting Deadline: December 01, 2019

2019 Roll & Write Game Design Contest hosted by Sergi Sanchez Labrador.
From gallery of SergiSan

This is the second annual BGG contest for roll and write games. This games are almost all very easy to print and require very little or no assembly.
Entry Deadline: December 29, 2019
Voting Deadline: January 12, 2020

2019 One Page PNP Contest hosted by Nate.
From gallery of R4D6

In this contest, all games must fit on a single sheet of paper. There is no limit to the theme or mechanics, as long as it fits in the small size. This contest has completed its entry period, but there are still a few days left to vote!
Voting Deadline: August 15, 2019

August 2019 24 Hour Game Design Contest hosted by Kai Bettzieche.
This is the reoccurring monthly contest in which participants must complete a game design start to finish in 24 hours. The theme this month is tag (German for Day).



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PNP News - April - July 2019 (Part the First)

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Welcome back to the long-delayed PNP News! This may be one of the longest delays I've ever had between posts and I apologize for this. There were several real life issues that have come up the last few months, some of which were difficult and some which were very positive - but all requiring a lot of time. Things have finally started slowing down so I wanted to ease back into this block with the first of many catch-up posts.

I've highlighted 15 games in this post so that you don't have to wait for me to put together a giant post of 50 games. I figure it's better to do incremental updates both so that I don't burn myself out and good games don't disappear in a giant list.

Thank you everyone for your patience while the blog has been offline. It feels good to be back!



New Games

TINYforming Mars designed by Michael Bevilacqua with art by Michael Bevilacqua and Cheryl Leon Levy
TINYforming Mars is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a fan-made micro version of Terraforming Mars. Players must work to develop heat, water, and oxygen on the red planet. When supplies for 2 of those 3 goals are used up (or there are no more available spaces on the map) the game ends. There is also an included solitaire mode in which you must complete the terraforming within 12 generations. The game is only 9 cards however there is an expansion available. The game is available in English, French, Italian, and Japanese.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: TINYforming Mars
Image credit: Cheryl Leon



Empire with design and art by Todd Sanders
Empire is a solitaire game. In this game, you play a industrial leader in the early 1900s. You must hire workers, build factories, and sell your goods to make a profit. The game is played over 15 turns representing 30 years, which come with challenges such as increased salaries and building maintenance. The PNP file includes just 9 cards (front and back required).
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Empire
Image credit: Todd Sanders



Smuglere designed by Bjørn Egil Eide and Svein R. Lillebø
Smuglere is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are smuggling contraband across the Swedish and Norwegian border. Players must outrun police and even recover stolen goods from thieves. The PNP files are only available in Norwegian.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Smuglere
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Calx designed by Tom Harvey
Calx is a 2 to 3 player game. This is an area control game played on a card grid that is gradually expanded. Each turn, players will either add a marker to the lowest available card or claim a card before it removed from the line it is in and not scored. The PNP file is just two pages of cards and requires markers for each player.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Calx
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Buried Treasure and Buried Treasure: Contracts Expansion designed by Karl Juhlke and Cordelia Juhlke with art by Karl Juhlke
Buried Treasure is a 1 to 5 player game. This is a tile placement pirate themed game in which each player is racing to get 100 treasures. Standing in your path are the other pirates, treasure under the sea, and sea monsters! An expansion is available that gives the players contracts with targeted goals. The PNP file includes 8 pages of hex tiles and 36 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Buried Treasure: An Open World Pirate Game
Image credit: Karl Juhlke



Lost Plateau designed by Kevin Long and Michaela Lauterbach with art by Kevin Long
Lost Plateau is a 2 to 6 player game. In this game, players are hunting dinosaur eggs in a forgotten part of the world where dinosaurs still roam. Players must choose between collecting eggs and moving the dinosaurs. The PNP file is just three pages but players must provider their own figures.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Lost Plateau
Image credit: Kevin Long



9-Card Circus designed by Austin Palmer with art by Janine Viglietti
9-Card Circus is a solitaire game. You are managing a circus and must make it as successful as possible. But you must also keep conditions safe and even clean up messes or else the public will shut you down. The PNP file is just 9 cards!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 9-Card Circus
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



SHEEPLE: The Best Game in the Ewe-niverse designed by Aaron Smith
SHEEPLE: The Best Game in the Ewe-niverse is a 3 to 10 player game. This is a party game in which you answer questions but only score points if other players also wrote down those answers. The PNP file is just 16 cards and a board. Player tokens are not included so you'll have to use your own tokens.
The free PNP files for the full game are available PNP File Links.

Board Game: SHEEPLE: The Best Game in the Ewe-niverse
Image credit: Aaron Smith (note that the sheep token is not included in the PNP file)



Blue Metal: Tactical Racing with design and art by Sean Dallas McDonald
Blue Metal: Tactical Racing is a 2 player game. This is a racing game in which the track is revealed as the cars navigate the course. If one player moves to the end of the track, his or her opponent places another card to extend the track. Players must carefully shift and anticipate what the next track space will be. A player wins by moving off the track when his or her opponent has no cards left to play. The PNP file is just a few cards and tokens.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Blue Metal: Tactical Racing
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Merkez designed by Arif Nezih Savi with art by Emre Gökçe Çimen and Arif Nezih Savi
Merkez is a 1 to 5 player game. Players in this game are making political promises in the hopes impressing the mayor and eventually becoming mayor of a Turkish city. You roll a dice, potentially take a promise card, and then write a symbol on the map to build infrastructure and hire civilians to work on it. The PNP file includes about 10 combined pages of cards and boards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Merkez
Image credit: Arif Nezih Savi



Tin Treasures designed by Jason Meyer (II)
Tin Treasures is a solitaire game. In this game, you are gnome mining deep underground for treasures. It uses a modular board that is different each time the game is set up. You may encounter rocks that make digging more difficult or even trolls that will capture you and prevent you from getting back to home base with your treasure. The PNP file includes 3 double-sided pages of tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tin Treasures
Image credit: Jason Meyer



Dragons vs. Jet Fighters designed by Elliot Culbertson and Xavier Culbertson with art by Giampiero Randazzo
Dragons vs. Jet Fighters is a 1 to 2 player game. In this game, one player controls a squadron of jet fighters attacking a city and the other controls the dragons defending it. The game has asynchronous play with the jet fighters secretly deployed onto a grid and dragons using dice to determine actions. This game has simple rules and is designed to be played with children. The PNP file includes 6 pages of double sided cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Dragons vs. Jet Fighters
Image credit: Sevan Kirder Hegetschweiler



Redesigned and Updated Games

5-Minute Dragon Slayer designed by Marco Arnaudo with redesigned art by Hiram Vazquez
5-Minute Dragon Slayer is a solitaire game. This is a major graphics enhancement to the simple classic PNP. Now you can visualize the dragon as you defeat it! The PNP file is just the single page image.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the game's BGG gallery.

Board Game: 5-Minute Dragon Slayer
Image credit: Hiram Vazquez



Games Cards designed by Igor Larchenko
Games Cards is a 1 to 99 player game. This is a unique game system using cards about other games. The 2019 update is now available with 40 new and popular games.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Games Cards
Image credit: Igor Larchenko



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Happy Independence Day!

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Hello everyone. I wanted to take a moment and wish my fellow American friends a happy Independence Day! May your evening be filled with fireworks and fun!

I also wanted to take a moment to apologize for the lack of updates. Work has been very worky recently. There are many great PNP games to talk about and I will be doing so soon. Tonight, I'll be relaxing with family at a BBQ but I'll start posting updates this weekend. Thanks for your patience.
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