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PNP News - December 19, 2017 - January 20, 2018

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Welcome to a new year and another batch of awesome PNP games! I hope everyone had great holidays and is ready to jump back into crafting! There are currently three PNP contests running and tons of new games so you're sure to find something you'll enjoy!



PNP Contests

2018 Wargame Print and Play Contest
This is the 3rd annual contest specifically focused on wargame design. Due to the time consuming nature of designing and playtesting a wargame, this contest has a very long entry period. This is a terrific contest and always produces a lot of excellent games.
Entry Deadline: September 1st, 2018
Voting Deadline: November 30th, 2018

2018 54-Card Game Design Contest
This is a new contest focused on games using a up to 54 cards (the size of a standard deck). No other components are allowed. Several designers are creating their own decks and others are creating games using a standard deck of playing cards. The contest comes with actual cash prizes and the possibility of getting your game published.
Entry Deadline: February 28th, 2018
Voting Deadline: March 31st, 2018

2018 9-Card Nanogame Print and Play Design Contest
This is the 3rd year for this contest which allows designers only 9 cards. You may also use up to 18 other components, such as cubes and dice. There are already some really awesome entries in the contest that you can print and play right now!
Entry Deadline: April 1st, 2018
Voting Deadline: May 31st, 2018

Upcoming Contests
The eighth annual Solitaire Print and Play Contest will begin in the summer of 2018. I've already launched a discussion thread to discuss a few rule changes and get feedback from the community. Please drop by and join in the discussion!
2018 Solitaire Print and Play Contest - Discussion Thread

A discussion thread has also been started for the 2018 2 Player PnP Game Design Contest. Please go and join the conversation for how this great contest can continue to improve! The contest is expected to begin on Valentine's Day.



New Games

9 Card Siege with design and art by Chris Hansen
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
9 Card Siege is a solitaire game. Your castle is under siege! Your relief army is on the way, but they are three days away. Can you survive until they arrive? You must use your limited resources to fight back against four types of enemies who are constantly advancing on you. You also must maintain your supplies and keep the morale of your people high. The game uses a States of Siege style mechanic for the AI. The PNP file is, as the name suggests, only nine cards! Full disclosure: I am the designer of this game.

Image credit: Chris Hansen



Cats vs Dogs with design and art by Chris Hansen
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Cats vs Dogs is a 2 player game. The cats and dogs of the neighborhood are having an epic battle in the street to determine which of them is the greatest pet. You must take over the yard of your enemy while avoiding distractions that will diminish your fighting ability. The value of your piece is hidden from your opponent. Once you attack, you reveal the piece and a play a card to add to its value. This is a children's game with simple rules designed for parents to play with their kids. The PNP file includes a sheet of pieces, a board, and 18 cards. Full disclosure: I am the designer of this game.

Image credit: Chris Hansen



DUNE: Struggle for Arrakis with design and art by Steffen Beck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Forum Threads on the game BGG page. Link to game components
DUNE: Struggle for Arrakis is a 2 player game. This is a reimagining of The U.S. Civil War set in the Dune universe. The game makes several changes to the game that inspired it, such as simplified rules, limited counters, sandworms, and a changing landscape. This is a strategic wargame covering the Arrakis revolt. This is a large PNP project with 4 sheets of cards, front and back counters, and a very large map. For fans of the series, this looks like a very interesting game.

Image credit: Steffen Beck



Washing Lines designed by Mark Tuck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Washing Lines is a 2 to 5 player game. In this game, players are placing wet clothes on a line and collecting them when they are dry. Players are trying to collect sets of matching or different colors for their laundry baskets. Each turn you will draw two cards and decide which one to hang up and which to discard. The PNP file includes 7 pages of cards.

Image credit: Mark Tuck



Bear Went Over the Mountain with design and art by Brian Garthwaite
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Bear Went Over the Mountain is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a set collection game in which players are trying to identify groups of objects on a hiking trail. The player may choose to set a goal of seeing the most bluebirds or other animal and then try to select and place those cards into a landscape. The game is designed for young players and uses symbols so that reading isn't required to play. The PNP file includes 6 pages of cards with optional backs.

Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



Snowbirds: Storms with design and art by Brian Garthwaite
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Snowbirds: Storms is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a 9 card expansion to Snowbirds. These add weather events that will effect your flock. Some will make the trip easier and others more difficult.

Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



Going Further designed by Claudio Moratto with art by Nigel Kennington and Giampiero Randazzo
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Going Further is a 1 to 4 player game. You are a construction company working to build a road between two cities. Tiles are randomly generated and you must use them as best as you can - even if your road ends up being not terribly efficient. The PNP file includes 7 pages of tiles.

Image credit: Claudio Moratto



Barbers! designed by Harshad Deshmukh with art by Marianne Waage
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Barbers! is a 1 to 2 player game. In this game you are trying to manage a barbershop and prevent a competitor from stealing your business. Each customer that comes in will require a different service, such as a trim, a shave, or a full haircut. You must also provide services to the customers who are waiting, such as getting them tea, so that they don't leave to your competitor. The PNP file includes 5 pages of components.

Image credit: Marianne Waage



A4 Quest designed by Michał Jagodziński, Paweł Niziołek, and Jarosław Wajs with art by Paweł Niziołek and Jarosław Wajs
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. A4 Quest - Christmas Special
A4 Quest is a solitaire game. This is a Christmas themed adventure for the game. You must help Santa collect presents and reach his sleigh while battling evil snowmen! There are only two sheets for this adventure.

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



Battlestations! with design and art by Laurie Phillips
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Battlestations! is a 2 player game. This is a space combat game in which players are fighting in a 3x2 grid. Your place your attack cards face up in a queue, but each card has two options so your opponent never knows for sure what you're going to do. The PNP file is only 18 cards.

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



Escape From Dinosaur Island! designed by Ron Shirtz with art by Ron Shirtz and John Mirland
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Escape From Dinosaur Island! is a 1 to 2 player game. In this game, players are marines stranded on a south pacific island filled with dinosaurs. You will be able to meet up with special characters to help you fight the dinosaurs. The game includes two mapsheets and a countersheet. This is a long out-of-print game from 1998 and the designer has agreed to release the game for free as a PNP!

Image credit: The Maverick



Supernatural Socks designed by Andrew Birkett with art by Sebastian Koziner and Allan Ohr
This is available on Kickstarter until January 31, 2018. The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Supernatural Socks on Kickstarter
Supernatural Socks is a 2 to 4 player game. Players use ghosts to try and protect their socks from getting lost in the dryer. Different pieces of clothes have different powers. The game comes with 28 sheets of cards (including card backs).

Image credit: Andrew Birkett



Tracks on Mars designed by Marco Grubert
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Tracks on Mars is a 2 player game. In this game, players are trying to build a network of roads on Mars to connect the settlements. Players use a Yahtzee style mechanic to gain resources. The game includes an 18 inch board and requires cubes and dice.

Image credit: Marco Grubert



Kagami with design and art by Gary Boyd
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Kagami is a 1 to 4 player game. Players are trying to create a mirror image of tokens on a board without any verbal communication. The PNP file is a simple board and players must provide their own tokens.

Image credit: Gary Boyd



Killer Dinner designed by Carina Krafft, Charles Natividad, Damon Stallman, and Allison Whitney with art by Charles Natividad and Damon Stallman
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Killer Dinner is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a murder mystery party game where each player is assigned. Players may ask each other yes or no questions to figure out the host's profession and try to identify the hit man. The PNP file includes several sheets of cards and a small board.

Image credit: Allison Whitney



War of Warships
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
War of Warships is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players draw cards to see who wins a battle of warships. The files are currently only available in Russian.

Image credit: Evgeniy Zhuravlevich



Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition) designed by Simon Cogan
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. All of Time and Space Expansion
Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition) is a solitaire game. This is the first expansion to the second edition of the game. This is for the first doctor.

Image credit: Simon Cogan



Pusher Kings with design and art by terriv
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Pusher Kings is a 2 player game. This is a game about drug dealers trying to control the market in their town. The game includes 6 pages of cards.

Image credit: Clark Timmins



BuzzPutt with design and art by Brian Wolf
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
BuzzPutt is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a golfing game where all the players are bees. Players roll-and-move the golf ball towards the hole. The game includes three boards.

Image credit: Clark Timmins



Minty's Bootiful Football Game designed by Alex Bardy
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Minty's Bootiful Football Game is a 1 to 2 player game. This game recreates a soccer match with components that fit inside of a mint tin! Players can get knee injuries, incur penalties, and substitute players. The game includes 11 pages of components.

Image credit: Alex Bardy



Starseer with design and art by Brian Wolf
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Starseer is a 2 player game. In this cooperative game, one player draws a card and the other players must figure it out through the use of hand gestures. Verbal or written communication is not allowed. The PNP file is a single sheet of cards.

Image credit: Clark Timmins



Bug designed by Nick Bentley
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Bug is a 2 player game. This is an abstract game where players place stones on a board to form shapes. Those shapes can then eat the opponent's shapes and grow larger. The PNP file is just a simple hex board. The player must provide playing pieces in two colors.

Image credit: James



Escape Team designed by Fabian Hemmert
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Escape Team is a 2 to 4 player game. This is an escape game in which players must solve problems to find the exit to the room. The PNP components are meant to be cut, folder, and modified as you play. The game aslo requires an app to play which is available on Android or iOS.

Image credit: Fabian Hemmert



Young Jacob Marley designed by James Ernest
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Young Jacob Marley is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a money trading game in which you are trying to gain the respect of Jacob Marley so you can become his business partner. The game includes a board and 8 pages of cards with optional backs.

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



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Ambagibus designed by P. D. Magnus with art by Marianne Waage
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Doodle Tiles
Ambagibus is a solitaire game. This is a new set of tiles drawn by the artist as an art project. The PNP file includes two pages of beautiful tiles.

Image credit: Marianne Waage



Yeomen: The 9 Card Agincourt Game designed by Chris Hansen with art by Chris Hansen and Todd Sanders
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Yeomen Player Aid
Yeomen: The 9 Card Agincourt Game is a solitaire game. Since releasing this game back in 2016, one of the most requested features I've gotten was for a Player Aid that summarized the rules. It took me a lot longer to put this together than it should have (partially because the task seemed daunting), but I've finally released the long-awaited synopsis of the rules. My hope is that this makes the game more enjoyable for everyone since you don't have to flip through the lengthy rulebook looking for info anymore. Full disclosure: I am the designer of this game.

Image credit: Chris Hansen



Kingdom of Heroes designed by Gláucio Reis
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Information about version 2.0
Kingdom of Heroes is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a major update for the 2nd edition of the game. Rules have been updated and several game mechanics have been streamlined and changed.

Image credit: Gláucio Reis



Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

Street Rod: the card game designed by Jan Willem van Dijk with art by Sebastian Koziner and Evie van Maanen
This is available on Kickstarter until February 09, 2018. The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Street Rod: the card game on Kickstarter
Street Rod: the card game is a 1 to 5 player game. In this game, players are buying and modifying cars to race. It is based on the video game Street Rod. As you buy parts, you'll have a higher score on the tracks. The highest score will win! The PNP file contains 24 cards and is available for a limited time.

Image credit: Jan Willem van Dijk



Tiny Epic Zombies designed by Scott Almes with art by Miguel Coimbra and Benjamin Shulman
This is available on Kickstarter until February 8, 2018. The PNP files are free for the black and white version. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page. Tiny Epic Zombies on Kickstarter
Tiny Epic Zombies is a 1 to 5 player game. The Tiny Epic Universe finally comes to Zombietown! In this game, you control a group of survivors in a shopping mall. Zombies will continually attack you so uoi must fight them off while also trying to accomplish three objectives. If your character dies, it will turn into a zombie and you'll have to play a new character - until you run out of characters and then you lose the game! The free PNP file includes 9 pages of cards - some of which are card backs.

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



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I'd like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season! I hope you're enjoying time off with family and friends and getting a few board games in. I spent some time today making a few print and play games as gifts while my kids played with their new toys. We had a great day!

It is still Christmas for a few hours (at least in the Western US) so I wanted to let you know about a free new Christmas game designed by my friend Jake Staines called Top Deer. This is a 2-4 player game for ages 8 and up. In the game, Santa's reindeer breeder has announced his retirement so each player is trying to compete for the job. The players race tokens around a track, breed deer, and sell them to each other to prove themselves the most qualified for the job. The game requires a single printed sheet, a few tokens, and two decks of playing cards.
Links to the game can be found in this announcement thread.

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Top Deer is actually the 4th game in a series of Christmas games that Jake has created for the BGG community. His previous games are:
Citizen Cane
Cinnamon Rolls
Ridiculous Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Family Brinkmanship

Each of these games is designed to fit inside of a Christmas card so it can be easily shared with family and friends. The games are all easy to make (none of them require any assembly) and can be played with common components.



Those of you who are interested in Pay-for-PNP games may be interested to know that there are several sales going on right now for tons of PNP games.
RPGNow and DriveThru RPG are both having a sale on games designed to bring children into the hobby.
Wargame Vault is currently having their big Winter Offensive sale with 25% off games from tons of publishers. I got a little Christmas spending money in my stocking this year and I suspect some of it will be going here. The sale goes until Jan 02.
Wargame Downloads is also having a big sale with tons of items (currently 8 pages of games) either for free or at a big discount.
Full disclosure: I am an affiliate for Wargame Vault, DriveThru RPG, and DriveThru Cards.



I'll be back in a few days with the regular PNP News posts including a few new games from yours truly. Until then, enjoy the holidays and any time you have off from work. Merry Christmas!



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PNP News - November 21, 2017 - December 18, 2017

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Welcome back to the PNP News! There are lots of cool new games this week and several redesigns - including two of the classic game Java Man! I'm also excited that there are several new design contests going on right now and a couple others starting soon. If you're interested in designing games or just playing a lot of awesome games from the PNP community, then definitely check them out!

Also, I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season and gets to spend time with family and friends while crafting and playing a few games. Thank you for reading and supporting this blog and the amazing PNP community. I'm looking forward to an amazing 2018!



PNP Contests

2017 Children's Game Print and Play Design Contest
This is the 3rd annual print and play contest dedicated to games that you can play with your children. I am the host of this contest. There are separate categories for different age levels and categories for parents to design games with their kids. This is a fun contest for families! The voting deadline has been extended a bit so there's still time to play a few games and vote for your favorites.
Voting Deadline: December 24th, 2017

2017 18 Card Microgame Contest
This is the annual contest for microgames that are exactly 18 cards.
Voting Deadline: December 30th, 2017

2018 Wargame Print and Play Contest
This is the 3rd annual contest specifically focused on wargame design. Due to the time consuming nature of designing and playtesting a wargame, this contest has a very long entry period. This is a terrific contest and always produces a lot of excellent games.
Entry Deadline: September 1st, 2018
Voting Deadline: November 30th, 2018

2018 54-Card Game Design Contest
This is a new contest focused on games using a up to 54 cards (the size of a standard deck). No other components are allowed. Several designers are creating their own decks and others are creating games using a standard deck of playing cards. The contest comes with actual cash prizes and the possibility of getting your game published.
Entry Deadline: February 28th, 2018
Voting Deadline: March 31st, 2018

Upcoming Contests
The third annual 9 Card Nanogame Contest will be starting in January and Joseph Propati has started a discussion thread to discuss a few upcoming rule changes. One I'm really excited for is the new rule allowing 18 components with the cards. There should be some exciting games coming out of that contest next year!
2018 9-Card Nanogame PnP Design Contest - Discussion Thread

The eighth annual Solitaire Print and Play Contest will begin in the summer of 2018. I've already launched a discussion thread to discuss a few rule changes and get feedback from the community. Please drop by and join in the discussion!
2018 Solitaire Print and Play Contest - Discussion Thread



New Games

Pod People from Another Planet! designed by Matt Chesnut
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Pod People from Another Planet! is a solitaire game. You control a group of marines who have been dispatched to a planet to rescue a group of stranded scientists. But it won't be easy since the planet spawns pod people that you must fight through! The game includes a small countersheet and six map panels that can be arranged in any configuration. I've played this and really enjoy it!

Image credit: Chris Hansen

Pocket Peaks designed by Pete Gerr
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Pocket Peaks is a solitaire game. You are a mountain climber trying to reach the summit and survive the trip back down before a blizzard hits. The game uses dice allocation and action points. The PNP file is just a few pages and requires no assembly.

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



Microbrew designed by Sarah Kennington and Nigel Kennington with art by Nigel Kennington
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Microbrew is a 2 player game. This is a worker placement game where two breweries compete to make the best beer. If you block another worker from a space they were in, that piece returns to the player to be placed again. The game has just a few pages of cards.

Image credit: Nigel Kennington



Obelisk designed by Eliot Aretskin-Hariton with art by Eliot Aretskin-Hariton, Bruno Heridet, and Thomas Tamblyn
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Obelisk is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a cooperative tower defense game. You are under attack by monsters, which follow the blue arrows around the board. You can edit their path by rotating the tiles and place dice to capture the monsters as they go by. Capturing monsters gets you more resources to place more dice. The PNP file includes 7 pages of tiles.

Image credit: Eliot Aretskin-Hariton



Raise the Shields with design and art by Lucas Gerlach
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Raise the Shields is a 1 to 6 player game. This is a roll-and-write dice allocation game. Each turn, there are two dice rolled that all players share and then each player will roll one personal die. The dice are allocated to building up their own shields and also attacking their neighbors. The winner is the first to raise all shields or completely destroy an enemy. The game prints on a single sheet of paper and requires no assembly.

Image credit: Lucas Gerlach



A Season in Springfield with design and art by Alessandro Tuti
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
A Season in Springfield is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a fan-made card game based on The Simpsons. The players must get jobs and raise families in the town of Springfield. The game includes about 17 pages of cards - including backs.

Image credit: Alessandro Tuti



5-Minute Dragon Slayer designed by Marco Arnaudo
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
5-Minute Dragon Slayer is a solitaire game. In this game, you are a hero trying to battle a dragon. You place cubes on spaces on its body and roll dice to attack it. But every time you roll, you must remove an aiming cube making the dragon harder to hit. You must inflict 8 hits on the dragon before it can inflict 4 hits on you. The PNP file is a single page and requires no assembly.

Image credit: Marco Arnaudo



Deity designed by Geoffrey Greer
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Deity is a solitaire game. In this game, you play as the Gods and you are trying to guide the humans through their development, get them to notice you, and build monuments in your honor. The game includes 6 pages of cards.

Image credit: Janine Viglietti



Find the Pickle designed by Anthony Harris with art by Charlie Campbell
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Find the Pickle is a 3 to 5 player game. This is a party game where players are drawing and discarding cards in an attempt to find and hold onto the pickle card. The rules are pretty simple but full of variations based on the actions you trigger by discarding cards. The PNP file includes 6 pages of cards with optional backs.

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



Gameshop Mirrorverse with design and art by Todd Sanders
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Gameshop Mirrorverse is a 2 player game. In this game, evil employees from the mirrorverse version of Games Unlimited have come to take over the game store in our world! The players use action cards to move and try to capture the opponent pieces. The PNP file includes just 6 cards and requires a few cubes. This is the 7th game in the Gameshop series!

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



Turning Tides designed by Rio Datko, Nastia Garachtchenko, Gabby Garcia, and Jennifer Pototsky with art by Nastia Garachtchenko and Gabby Garcia
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Turning Tides is a 2 to 4 player game. Players place tide pools on a board and try to create paths to get sea creatures to them. The water level will change during the game meaning that some tide pools will disappear. The PNp file includes a 6 page board and 8 pages of tiles and other components.

Image credit: Nastia Garachtchenko



Street Rod: the card game designed by Jan Willem van Dijk with art by Sebastian Koziner and Evie van Maanen
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Forum Threads on the game BGG page. Full PNP game for a limited time
Street Rod: the card game is a 1 to 5 player game. In this game, players are buying and modifying cars to race. It is based on the video game Street Rod. As you buy parts, you'll have a higher score on the tracks. The highest score will win! The PNP file contains 24 cards and is available for a limited time.

Image credit: Jan Willem van Dijk



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

1800 designed by Antonio Leal with art by Mattias Svanstrom
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. 1800 redesign by Integer
1800 is a 2 to 3 player game. This is a graphic redesign of all components in the game. The design is simple but looks very nice and includes symbols designed to help simplify play. The PNP file includes several pages of boards, tiles, and cards.

Image credit: Mattias Svanstrom



Java Man designed by Alexander P. Brown with art by Greg Lovinski
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. The Lovinski Files - Redesign of Java Man
Java Man is a 1 to 99 player game. This is a full redesign of the game with new graphics for the map, counters, and charts. The game is fully compatible with the original rules with only a few small modifications. The game includes a single sheet map and a sheet of counters.

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Java Man designed by Alexander P. Brown with art by Lee Benson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Lee Benson redeisgn
Java Man is a 1 to 99 player game. This is another redesign of Java Man with all new map, counters, and charts. There are enough counters for eight players and a large map to accommodate everyone.

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



Good Little Martian designed by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert with art by alain fa
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Forum Threads on the game BGG page. Fan made map for Good Little Martian
Good Little Martian is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a fan made map for use with the game. The map is on a single sheet and requires no cutting.

Image credit: alain fa



Two Rooms and a Boom designed by Alan Gerding and Sean McCoy with art by Andy Bottom
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Forum Threads on the game BGG page. Christmas Retheme
Two Rooms and a Boom is a 6 to 30 player game. This is a Christmas redesign of the game featuring characters form Christmas Carol, Peanuts, and other holiday classics. The PNP file includes several sheets of cards.

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



F-14 Tomcats designed by Markus Salo with art by Aranubis
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Image Gallery on the game's BGG page. F-18 Version
F-14 Tomcats is a solitaire game. This is a redesign of the original game using F-18 jets and ranks updated to their navy counterparts. The game has also been done in full color. The game is just two sheets to print and requires a few dice.

Image credit: Aranubis



Unbroken designed by Artem Safarov with art by Alina Marchewka and Nikolai Ostertag
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Full Art PNP version
Unbroken is a solitaire game. This is an adventure game in which you are the sole survivor of a band of adventures that failed in their quest. You must create new weapons and fight monsters on your way out of the hostile territory. You also must collect resources to both sustain yourself and defend against the battles you'll have on your way home. This is a large PNP build with about 50 pages of cards and boards to assemble. For a limited time you can download the full art version of the game for free!

Image credit: Artem Safarov



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PNP News - May 04, 2017 - October 7, 2017 part 3: Black Friday

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Welcome back to the PNP News and 3rd of my series of catch up posts for the period where I fell behind on the blog. This post should catch me up on new games, redesigns, and major updates from those months. (If I've missed something, please let me know.) I'll do one more post in this catch up series covering the Kickstarter games that had free PNP options (where the free PNP option is still available).

I'll cover PNP Design Contests in the next post, but I did want to remind people that the entry period for the 2017 Children's Game Print and Play Design Contest is November 26th, 2017. If you'd like to enter, there are two days left to get your game in.

One other thing I'd like to clarify is that I can't cover fanmade PNP redesigns of non-PNP games in this blog but. I occasionally have people ask me to cover these games in my posts. The game must actually be released as PNP to be included in this blog. This means that redesigns of games like Love Letter or the Kwanchai's Neolithic Ops redesign of Nexus Ops will not be included here. There's a few reasons for this. Most importantly is that not all publishers are okay with the idea of fanmade redesigns for games they are trying to sell. Also, many times the redesigns do not include the rulebook so the game isn't playable unless you already own it. Finally, since published games are not marked as PNP in the BGG database, I may not ever see them. I've clarified the FAQ to more explicitly state this.

Today is Black Friday in the US (does the rest of the world follow the US shopping schedule?) and that means that there are great deals to be had on several Pay-for-PNP games. Personally, I love having companies that support a PNP model in addition to their published model. If I build a game myself, I can save a lot of money on the purchase price.
Wargame Vault is the PNP home to terrific wargame publishers like Hollandspiele, Tiny Battle Publishing, Flying Pig Games, and One Small Step (and many others.) I'll let you browse the sales yourself, but if I may make one recommendation: Invaders from Dimension X by Hermann Luttmann is one of my favorite games and is discounted to US$8.30 today.
Other sites with Black Friday deals include: DriveThru RPG, DriveThru Cards, and Wargame Downloads. I've linked directly to the Black Friday deals for each site. (Full disclosure: I was a playtester for Invaders from Dimension X! and I am an affiliate for Wargame Vault, DriveThru RPG, and DriveThru Cards.)

There are also a ton of free games available too! There's some really cool looking games in this list, including several that don't require any assembly at all. Let's get to it!



New Games

Friendly Farmers with design and art by Peter Gray
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Friendly Farmers is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a children's worker placement in which you must grow food, deal with the weather, and decide to sell or stockpile your crops. The PNP file includes 8 pages of cards and 5 pages of tiles.

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



25 to Dice with design and art by Garret Rempel
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
25 to Dice is a 1 to 99 player game. This is a roll and write game in which you must escape from prison with four other inmates before the guards complete their shift change. You roll 6 dice and then assign them by moving each inmate to a lane with a matching number. The guards also move by die roll and will follow your prisoners if they pick up the trail. The PNP file is just a board, a few cutout tokens, and rulebook.

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



EQUAL designed by Mark Tuck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
EQUAL is a 2 player game. This is a mathmatical game in which players use a standard deck of cards to try to get as close as possible to a randomly generated number. The PNP file is just a one page rulebook.

Image credit: Mark Tuck



Colonnade designed by Mark Tuck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Colonnade is a 2 player game. In this game, players are building columns of using a standard deck of playing cards. Where they can place the card is determined by die rolls - which include a push your luck mechanic. The only PNP file components needed are a single page of rules.

Image credit: Mark Tuck



Kwintessens designed by Bert Menting and Sander ten Napel with art by Sander ten Napel
The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Kwintessens is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are alchemists trying to manipulate the four elements by surrounding a triangle of one element with matching elements. Players can use and manipulate the other triangles and alter what you've played. The PNP file includes 6 pages of triangles and a board.

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



Chroma Quarrel with design and art by Jason Khoury
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Chroma Quarrel is a 3 to 4 player game. Players attack each other by simultaneously revealing cards with the highest winning. The PNP file includes 33 pages of cards.

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



Are You An ALiEN? with design and art by Mike Swindall
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Are You An ALiEN? is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a role playing game where players ask each other questions to try and determine who is actually an alien. This is a large PNP project and includes 21 pages of cards.

Image credit: Mike Mike



Abstract Network with design and art by Jonas Lidström Isegrim
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Abstract Network is a 1 to 3 player game. In this game, players lay cards in a 3x4 grid in an attempt to create their chosen symbol and prevent their opponent from doing the same. The PNP file is just 12 cards and includes dedicated solitaire rules.

Image credit: Jonas Lidström Isegrim



Tact designed by Tom Harvey
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Tact is a 4 to 8 player game. This is a negotiation game similar to Diplomacy in which players must try to convince each other who to attack and who to defend. You score points for not being attacked. The game only takes 10 minutes to play and has about 6 pages of cards with optional backs.

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



La Gran Manzana (The Big Apple) designed by Iván Martínez
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
La Gran Manzana (The Big Apple) is a 1 to 4 player game. This is an older PNP game but previously it was only available in Spanish. An English translation of the rulebook was recently released. In this game, each player is building a city by placing tiles and must keep services, residential areas, monuments, and employment properly arranged. The PNP file includes 8 pages of tiles and game pieces.

Image credit: Iván Martínez



Team Kill designed by Erik Nilsson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Team Kill is a 4 to 36 player game. In this game, players must use a randomly assigned item to defeat their enemies. The game uses negotiation and trading to increase your chances to win. The game includes 4 pages of cards with optional backs.

Image credit: Erik Nilsson



Golddiggers with design and art by Martijn van der Lee
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Golddiggers is a 2 to 6 player game. In this game, each player is a woman trying to impress a rich family in an attempt to find a husband. You've got to host social events and demonstrate a talent to attract the richest man. The PNP file includes 4 pages of cards and tiles.

Image credit: Martijn van der Lee



Teotihuacãzinho with design and art by Roberto Pinheiro
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Teotihuacãzinho is a 1 to 99 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which you must build a pyramid. You will select three dice each turn and assign them to actions such as moving blocks, getting gold, or getting building material. The game is just a single sheet and requires no assembly.

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



Holmes & Watson 1890-1914: Adventures in the London Fog designed by J. S. Bridges with art by J. S. Bridges, Delapouite, and Thomas Tamblyn
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Holmes & Watson 1890-1914: Adventures in the London Fog is a 1 to 5 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which you will navigate the streets of London looking for clues to solve various mysteries. You will roll dice each turn and use them for actions to explore the city and avoid Moriarty. The PNP file is a single page available in black and white or color.

Image credit: Lazy Mountain



Build a Better Bot with design and art by Robin Gibson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Build a Better Bot is a 2 to 5 player game. In this game, each player is competing to assemble a robot and sell it. The market is constantly fluctuating so you'll have to work to get the best price. The game includes 8 pages of cards.

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



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Utopia Engine designed by Nick Hayes with art by Alex Kamin
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Colorized version
Utopia Engine is a solitaire game. This file contains a full color version of this classic game. The PNP file includes just two pages and requires no assembly.

Image credit: Alex Kamin



18EU designed by David G. D. Hecht with art by Jan Taus
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Forum Threads on the game BGG page. Link to the redesign
18EU is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a redesign of some of the components to give them a more 19th century appearance. The redesign includes certificates, charters, and tokens.

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



That's all the news for this week. Thank you for reading and thanks as always for your thumbs and geekgold tips to the post.

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PNP News - November 14, 2017 - November 20, 2017

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Welcome to the PNP News! This week there are several new Roll and Write games, some awesome Kickstarter options, and a several very nice looking wargames for the PNP Grognards!

Thank you to everyone who bid on my items in The 2017 Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction. We raised $231 for the charity! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

There aren't any new design contests or anything this week so we can jump right into the news!



New Games

Elves Under Hoof designed by Dan Verssen
This is available on DVG Games until . The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Elves Under Hoof on DVG Games and - on Wargame Vault
Elves Under Hoof is a solitaire game. This is a humerus solitaire wargame in which you take on the roll of Santa's reindeer who must fight to put down a violent elf uprising. Every time you kill an elf, it will leave behind a Christmas present, which is often a weapon you can use to take out more elves! Ho ho ho! The PNP file is just a few double sided counters and a single sheet map. This is occasionally available for free on the designer's website (it is currently) but if you miss it there, you can always find it on sites like Wargame Vault as well.

Image credit: Chris Hansen



A4 Quest designed by Michał Jagodziński, Paweł Niziołek, and Jarosław Wajs with art by Paweł Niziołek and Jarosław Wajs
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Quest 3 - Treacherous Swamp
A4 Quest is a solitaire game. This is a new adventure for A4 Quest in which you must navigate through a new terrain and battle the monsters there. The expansion includes a sheet of cards with optional backs and a sheet of rules.

Image credit: Michał Jagodziński



Snowbirds: Sunset Sky with design and art by Brian Garthwaite
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Snowbirds: Sunset Sky is a solitaire game. This is an expansion for Snowbirds that adds new terrains with new bonuses and hazards. The PNP file includes 6 sheets of cards and optional backs.

Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



Tour Guide with design and art by Mark Tuck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Tour Guide is a solitaire game. In this game, you must lead a group of tourists to see the sights of the city and take them to the best restaurants. There are four different scenarios that involve different locations so the locations your tourists want to see will vary from game to game. You must map out the city to ensure you can see as much as possible. The game includes a sheet of tiles and a few cards.

Image credit: Mark Tuck



Eagle Attack!: Market Garden to Arnhem, Sep44 with design and art by Lou Coatney
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Eagle Attack!: Market Garden to Arnhem, Sep44 is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a fast playing Market Garden game. The rules have fog of war elements as well as a point to point map to represent the boggy terrain. The PNP file includes an 11x17 map and a small countersheet.

Image credit: Lou Coatney



Certain Stars with design and art by Brian Garthwaite
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Certain Stars is a 1 to 2 player game. In this game, you've got to arrange the night sky to find new constellations in the stars. You will arrange the clouds and shooting stars to change the look of things to make the constellations even better as you lay your cards into the grid pattern. The PNP file includes a few pages of cards.

Image credit: Janine Viglietti



Jadran with design and art by Enrico Acerbi
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Link to download the game
Jadran is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a wargame covering the naval engagements in the Adriatic Sea between Italian and Austro-Hungarian Fleets during World War I. The game uses an area control map to simulate those operations. The PNP file includes a map board and a countersheet.

Image credit: Enrico Acerbi



La chasse au fantôme designed by Thomas Garcia
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
La chasse au fantôme is a 2 to 3 player game. In this game, one player is a ghost and the other players are trying to capture it before the stroke of midnight. The ghost makes hidden movements behind a screen. The players have ghost detectors but the ghost player can disable them for a turn. The PNP file is a simple board. The players must supply their own playing pieces.

Image credit: Thomas Garcia



The Garden Bird Game
The PNP files are free for the playtest version. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
The Garden Bird Game is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a children's game designed to help with matching, counting, and taking turns. Each player will score points by placing bird tiles and fish ponds in the garden. The game includes a sheet of tiles and a board.

Image credit: Jeff Dee



Pencils & Powers with design and art by Mark A. Jindra
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Pencils & Powers is a 1 to 8 player game. There are two new boards for Pencils & Powers available. One is a Halloween theme and the other is an Alien Abduction theme. If you're a fan of the game, I recommend you follow the progress of new updates on Facebook. Both boards are two pages and require no assembly.

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



Saucer Escape: A Spacemen and Scribbles Adventure with design and art by Pete Ruth
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Saucer Escape: A Spacemen and Scribbles Adventure is a solitaire game. In this roll and write game, you play a group of captured spacemen that must escape from and destroy their captors. Each turn you'll roll 4 dice and assign them to 4 objectives. The PNP file is a single sheet and requires no assembly.

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



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Agent Decker designed by Manuel Correia with art by Paweł Niziołek
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Updated graphics for Agent Decker
Agent Decker is a solitaire game. This is a new fully redesigned deck of cards for Agent Decker. The graphics look amazing and add a lot of theme to an already great game. The PNP file includes a deck of 6 pages of cards and a sheet of optional backs.

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



Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

Space Race: The Card Game – Interkosmos designed by Michal Mikes and Jan Soukal with art by Dalibor Krch
This is available on until December 7, 2017. The PNP files are free for the demo version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Space Race: The Card Game – Interkosmos on
Space Race: The Card Game – Interkosmos is a 1 to 5 player game. This is an expansion for Space Race: The Card Game that adds several new cards to the base game as well as a 5th player who will control the Chinese Space Program. The links include the PNP files for both the base game and the expansion.

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



Gearworks designed by Kirk Dennison with art by Sheryl Chieng, Jason Flack, and Yorgo Manis
This is available on until December 5, 2017. The PNP files are free for the demo version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Gearworks on
Gearworks is a 2 to 4 player game. This is an area control game in which you must place gears onto a grid to fix a piece of machinery. The machine will make more parts that you can use for future repairs or to sabotage your opponents. The PNP file includes a sheet of tokens and 11 pages of cards.

Image credit: Kirk Dennison



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Welcome to the PNP News! This week there's several new games and a few great crowdfunded games as well. As always, there are lots of ways for you to participate in the PNP community. The current contests are listed below as well as the PNP exchanges that you can still sign up for.

For those who support the blog on Patreon, I wanted to let you know that I've added a few new pledge levels. The blog can now be supported there for monthly donations of $1, $2, $3, or $5. Thank you to those who have supported the blog! Your support really means the world to me! I'd like to emphasize that this blog is totally free and no one should feel obligated to donate anything financially.
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PNP Contests

2017 Children's Game Print and Play Design Contest
This is the 3rd annual print and play contest dedicated to games that you can play with your children. I am the host of this contest. There are separate categories for different age levels and categories for parents to design games with their kids. This is a fun contest for families!
Entry Deadline: November 26th, 2017
Voting Deadline: December 17th, 2017

2017 Mint Tin Design Contest
In this contest, all components must fit into a single mint tin. This is a great place to find games that are easy to carry with you and don't take up a lot of room to store.
Entry Deadline: November 21st, 2017
Voting Deadline: December 5th, 2017

2017 18 Card Microgame Contest
This is the annual contest for microgames that are exactly 18 cards.
Entry Deadline: December 15th, 2017
Voting Deadline: December 30th, 2017



PNP Secret Santa Events[/b]

The 2017 Mini PNP Secret Santa
If the full PNP Santa event is too much, the mini Santa event is much lower stress and includes much easier entry requirements. In this gift exchange, you cannot craft more than 10 pages of components. This is a great way for people less comfortable with PNP to still participate in a BGG exchange.
You may sign up until November 17th, 2017. The sign up date is later because you don't need as much time to craft games as you do in the full exchange.) Be sure to create a wishlist to give your Santa some ideas!



PNP Items in the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction

I wanted to remind everyone again about the few items I have in the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund auction. These are all handmade PNP games and the funds they raise will benefit families in need from our community,

Yeomen: The 9 Card Agincourt Game - This is one of my designs and was the winner of the 2016 9-card Nanogame PnP Design Contest.
9 Card Siege - This is another one of my designs. It is a simple game based on the States of Siege Series. The winner of this auction will be the first to get the brand new artwork I'm currently creating for the game!
Black Sonata - This game was the winner of the 2017 Solitaire Print and Play Contest. I've included it with permission from the designer, John Kean.
PNP Game of Your Choice - This item is for any PNP game of your choice (with a few limitations). If there's a PNP game that you've seen in the blog that you'd like to try but haven't made yourself, you can win this auction and I will make it for you! I'm excited to find out what game I'll b crafting this year!

You can find links to all these games as well as hundreds more at the The 2017 Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction. Bidding is open until November 14th, 2017. I hope you'll consider bidding on these or the other games to support this incredible charity!



New Games

Shadows Upon Lassadar: Ruin & Renewal I with design and art by Todd Sanders
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Shadows Upon Lassadar: Ruin & Renewal I is a 2 player game. This is the first game in the third trilogy in the Shadows Upon Lassadar Series. This game takes place after the wars and sieges of the previous two trilogies in a world that has been damaged by the constant magical battles. One player will take the role of the Lassadar Wardens and the other will be the Shadowmajik. The game uses a nomograph table to resolve battles and is contains just nine cards.

Image credit: Todd Sanders



Raging Bulls: Further Afield with design and art by Mark Tuck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Raging Bulls: Further Afield is a solitaire game. This is an expansion for Raging Bulls that ads new challenges such as holes, cows, and trees. Thankfully you also get the ability to move the bulls to a more favorable position. This is a roll and write game that doesn't require any assembly.

Image credit: Mark Tuck



Crop Rotation designed by Eduardo Guerra
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Crop Rotation is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, you will have to plant and harvest your crops using random layouts as dictated by cards. The game is meant to simulate the process of letting the soil replenish between planting years. The game was previously only available in Portuguese but has recently been translated to English. The PNP file includes 9 pages of boards, cards, and tiles.

Image credit: Renato Martins



Dungeon of Darkness designed by Julius Hsu with art by Pedro Wu
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Dungeon of Darkness is a solitaire game. This is a dungeon crawl game in which you must explore a dungeon, battle monsters, brave the dark, and collect as much gold as you can. The PNP file includes 7 pages or cards and a page of optional card backs.

Image credit: Janine Viglietti



Unstable designed by Steve Dee, Shannon Kelly, and Alex Wynnter with art by Rex Smeal
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Unstable is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are horses vying for control of earth after all humans have died. You must try to defeat your opponents and avoid getting turned into glue. The game includes nine pages of boards and cards and a sheet of tiles.

Image credit: Shannon Kelly



Fire Emblem Print & Play Board Game designed by MingYang Lu
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Fire Emblem Print & Play Board Game is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a fanmade game based on the Fire Emblem anime series. This uses a player vs player mechanic with simple stats and fast action battles. The PNP file includes 7 sheets of cards and a large board.

Image credit: MingYang Lu



Red Aurora designed by Stepan Stepanov with art by Maria Caruso
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Red Aurora is a solitaire game. This is a historical simulation of the October 1917 in Petrograd in which the Military Revolutionary Committee attempted to overthrow the Russian Provisional Government. You got to seize and control important areas such as train stations and power plants while pushing back against the government forces. The game includes two map boards, a single-sided countersheet, and a deck of cards.

Image credit: Stevenson Junior



The Spooks Journey Game II: The Killer Sequel – Halloween Expansion designed by Elliott Monroe
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
The Spooks Journey Game II: The Killer Sequel – Halloween Expansion is a 2 to 4 player game. This is an expansion for The Spooks Journey that adds new boards and characters to the game.

Image credit: Elliott Monroe



Meownarchy designed by chronodumb with art by Kimcchirific
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Meownarchy is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a solo deduction game in which players are cats trying to take over a kingdom. The roll that you play is unknown to your opponents so you must carefully try to deduce which player is which character and eliminate all of their cards. The PNP file has 8 pages of cards including card backs.

Image credit: chronodumb



Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

Root designed by Cole Wehrle with art by Kyle Ferrin
This is available on Kickstarter until November 21, 2017. The PNP files are free for the demo version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Root on Kickstarter
Root is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, woodland creatures are battling for control of a vast wilderness. Each player in the game controls a different creature with unique powers and victory conditions. The PNP file contains 18 pages of boards and cards (including card backs)

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



Battle of Golems: The Algorithmic Card Game designed by Aleksandr Kazantcev and Michael Kazantsev with art by Aleksandr Kazantcev
This is available on Indiegogo until December 2017. The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Battle of Golems: The Algorithmic Card Game on Indiegogo
Battle of Golems: The Algorithmic Card Game is a 2 to 4 player game. This game is designed to teach arithmetic and programming concepts (such as loops, conditions, etc) to children. The players control fighting robots that must be programmed to attack each other. The PNP file includes 8 pages of cards and 3D models of the playing pieces.

 
Image credit: Aleksandr Kazantcev



Feeding Zombies with design and art by Julien Charbonnier
This is available on Kickstarter until November 30, 2017. The PNP files are free for the black and white version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Feeding Zombies on Kickstarter
Feeding Zombies is a 1 to 2 player game. There is a zombie onslaught and you must lure the zombies toward your opponent by cooking them the best food. The PNP file includes 18 pages of cards.

Image credit: Veljko Vukovic (note that the free PNP files are in B&W)



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Welcome, BOILS and GHOULS, to the PNP NOOSE! Today is Halloween and I've SCARED up some new games for you. The games are free so you can get MORGUE for your money, but you'll have to HACK them up yourself! All of the games today are soliSCARE so you can enjoy the KILL of victory even if your friends are ALL TIED UP! These games will really make you SCREAM with delight!

OK... that's enough of that. Please pardon my love of the Crypt-Keeper.

There's a ton of news to cover today! In today's post I'll be reintroducing coverage of current PNP contests, spreading some holiday cheer, and discussing a great way you can help raise money for those in need - and get some awesome games in the process.



PNP Contests

Longtime readers of the blog know that I used to cover PNP Contests and let people know when the entry deadlines were and who won the contest after it was over. I stopped doing it for awhile when it started to feel overwhelming, but I think those contests are a huge part of the PNP Community and deserve to be highlighted. I think that if I keep it a little simpler, I can keep everyone up to date about the current contests.

Remember, that if you ever want to see what contests are going on or find links to old contests, you can always get info from Daniel Isom's thread: Current PNP Contest Info.
You can also find a list of winners of all past contests at John Kean's geeklist: Community PnP Contests and Winners.

2017 Children's Game Print and Play Design Contest
This is the 3rd annual print and play contest dedicated to games that you can play with your children. I am the host of this contest. There are separate categories for different age levels and categories for parents to design games with their kids. This is a fun contest for families!
Entry Deadline: November 26th, 2017
Voting Deadline: December 17th, 2017

2017 Mint Tin Design Contest
In this contest, all components must fit into a single mint tin. This is a great place to find games that are easy to carry with you and don't take up a lot of room to store.
Entry Deadline: November 21st, 2017
Voting Deadline: December 5th, 2017

2017 18 Card Microgame Contest
This is the annual contest for microgames that are exactly 18 cards.
Entry Deadline: December 15th, 2017
Voting Deadline: December 30th, 2017



PNP Secret Santa Events

The 2017 PnP Secret Santa

The 2017 PNP Santa event is starting very soon but you still have a few days to join.
You may sign up until November 5th, 2017. This exchange is open to anyone, even if you're totally new to PNP. As long as you can commit to building games with at least 10 pages of components, you're welcome to participate. This exchange is one of my favorite holiday traditions!
Once you've signed up, be sure to post a few ideas to help your PNP Santa out in the official Wishlist Geeklist.
I hope to see many of you participating!

The 2017 Mini PNP Secret Santa
If the full PNP Santa event is too much, the mini Santa event is much lower stress and includes much easier entry requirements. In this gift exchange, you cannot craft more than 10 pages of components. This is a great way for people less comfortable with PNP to still participate in a BGG exchange.
You may sign up until November 17th, 2017. The sign up date is later because you don't need as much time to craft games as you do in the full exchange.) Be sure to create a wishlist to give your Santa some ideas!



PNP Items in the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction

Normally, I would never use this blog to link to an auction, but I wanted to make an exception for a few items because the money raised will go to a really great charity. I try to support the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund every year because I love their mission of helping people in need within our gaming community.

Yeomen: The 9 Card Agincourt Game - This is one of my designs and was the winner of the 2016 9-card Nanogame PnP Design Contest.
9 Card Siege - This is another one of my designs. It is a simple game based on the States of Siege Series. The winner of this auction will be the first to get the brand new artwork I'm currently creating for the game!
Black Sonata - This game was the winner of the 2017 Solitaire Print and Play Contest. I've included it with permission from the designer, John Kean.
PNP Game of Your Choice - This item is for any PNP game of your choice (with a few limitations). If there's a PNP game that you've seen in the blog that you'd like to try but haven't made yourself, you can win this auction and I will make it for you! I'm excited to find out what game I'll b crafting this year!

You can find links to all these games as well as hundreds more at the The 2017 Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction. Bidding is open until November 14th, 2017. I hope you'll consider bidding on these or the other games to support this incredible charity!



New Games

With one exception, all of the games discussed today were released in the 2017 Solitaire Print and Play Contest (or earlier Solitaire PNP Contests). I've been able to play many of these games and can personally attest to their quality. If you enjoy solitaire games at all, you owe it yourself to try these games! The list of games here represents only those that have been added to BGG. However, there were 50 games entered into the contest. Check out the contest thread to see them all!

Black Sonata with design and art by John Kean
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Black Sonata is a solitaire game. In this game, you are a scholar trying to identify the identity of the Dark Lady from William Shakespeare's sonnets. You must track her movements and sort through clues to rule out suspects but with each clue, she will become harder to track. The game includes a board, deck of cards, and requires a hole puncher for some of the cards. This game was the grand prize winner of the 2017 Solitaire Print and Play Contest.

Image credit: John Kean



Raging Bulls with design and art by Mark Tuck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Raging Bulls is a solitaire game. This is a roll-and-write game in which a bunch of bulls are scattered around a field. You must create fences for the bulls by rolling dice and drawing lines on the board through the fence posts that match rolled the rolled numbers. Each bull must be isolated from the others and each fence post can only be used once (unless you've rolled doubles). All you need for this game is the single sheet print out and a strait edge to draw lines with.

Image credit: Tomas Uhlir



Snowbirds with design and art by Brian Garthwaite
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Snowbirds is a solitaire game. You must lead a flock of geese south for winter. The cards in the game are multi-use but limited. Each turn you must decide how many card to devote to travel and how many to feeding or resting. You must get south before running out of cards. The game includes a deck of cards and a few tokens.

Image credit: Chris Hansen



The Thief in the Forest of Wyr with design and art by Todd Sanders
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
The Thief in the Forest of Wyr is a solitaire game. In this game, you play a thief tying to steal six powerful gems. You must sneak into the towers and evade encounters. There will be a high price to pay if you are caught, but then, what is life without challenge! The game uses a deck of 70 cards and 65 cubes.

Image credit: Janine Viglietti



A Weaver in the Forest of Wyr with design and art by Todd Sanders
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
A Weaver in the Forest of Wyr is a solitaire game. In this game, you must gather the herbs and flowers needed to make medicines and spell ingredients. Creatures called Keiju also live in your garden and must be enticed to leave by creating special plant combinations. Your goal is to rid your garden of Keiju and collect all but one of the remaining cards. The PNP file consists of a deck of 54 cards.

Image credit: Vedrana B



Into the Dark with design and art by Jan Schröder
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Into the Dark is a solitaire game. This is a game played by candlelight. The board is lined with strange shapes that cast shadows on the board. The player must move through the area while avoiding the dark areas. The PNP file includes crafting the shapes.

Image credit: Jan Schröder



Grit & Gold with design and art by Richard Swan
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Grit & Gold is a solitaire game. In this tile laying puzzle game, you play a prospector who must sneak into a bandit hideout and steal their gold. The PNP file includes three pages of tiles.

Image credit: Richard Swan



Ninja 1987 Card Game designed by Aleksandar Saranac with art by Delapouite and Thomas Tamblyn
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Ninja 1987 Card Game is a solitaire game. This is a fighting game in which players are ninjas and must battle a horde of sidekicks to defeat their their villain masters. The game comes with two levels of difficulty and contains only 4 pages of cards.

Image credit: Aleksandar Saranac



Kaiju Siege with design and art by zombie homer
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Kaiju Siege is a solitaire game. This is a worker placement game in which you are trying to protect castles from attacking Kaiju. Your workers have special abilities so you must choose how to use them. The PNP File includes a board and a few cards.

Image credit: zombie homer



Highlands designed by Scott Allen with art by Janine Viglietti
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Highlands is a solitaire game. This is an action point allowance game in which you must defend your army from an invading army. The game is played with traditional chess pieces. Victory points can be earned in a variety of ways, but be careful not to get too distracted from defense. The game includes a large board and several pages of cards.

Image credit: Scott Allen



Escape from the Abyss designed by Nick Shaw
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Escape from the Abyss is a solitaire game. You are trapped in an underwater lab that has suffered a rupture of the hull. You must work quickly to activate an escape pod by assigning your character and helper robots to various tasks around the ship. The game includes a game board and several sheets of cards.

Image credit: Nick Shaw



Adamastor with design and art by Orlando Lopes de Sá
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Adamastor is a solitaire game. In this sailing game, you can recreate Vasco da Gama's trip to India or a randomly generated scenario set during the Portuguese age of Discovery. You must deal with bad weather, disease, and the constant risk of mutiny. The PNP file is a deck of 54 cards.

Image credit: Orlando Lopes de Sá



Evy against Everything and Everyone Everywhere with design and art by Martijn van der Lee
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Evy against Everything and Everyone Everywhere is a solitaire game. In this game, a little girl named Evy must battle a horde of monsters. You've got to rescue your family and do other heroic actions. The game comes with 12 maps to battle different enemies. The PNP file includes a few pages of cards as well.

Image credit: Israel Waldrom



Unbroken designed by Artem Safarov with graphic design by Alina Marchewka and illustrations by Nikolai Ostertag
The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Unbroken is a solitaire game. This is an adventure game in which you are the sole survivor of a band of adventures that failed in their quest. You must create new weapons and fight monsters on your way out of the hostile territory. You must collect resources to both sustain yourself and defend against the battles you'll have on your way home. This is a large PNP build with about 50 pages of cards and boards to assemble.

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



Dwarf designed by Lee G. Broderick
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Dwarf is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a worker placement game where the board is made of a grid of cards. This ensures that every game will be different! You've go to build up your wealth, but also protect yourself from monster attacks that could happen at any moment. The PNP file includes 6 pages of cards.

Image credit: Vedrana B



Honey with design and art by Joshua Blaylock
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Honey is a 1 to 4 player game. This is an abstract tile laying game in which you are trying to create groups of three or more tiles in order to collect honey from the hive. The PNP file includes the board and a few sheets of tiles with front and back.

Image credit: Joshua Blaylock



FUSION: Asteroid Mining designed by Michael Brettell
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
FUSION: Asteroid Mining is a solitaire game. In this game, you control a spaceship that is moving through a field of space to mine asteroids and sell their resources. You must also avoid the space police who are also moving throughout the asteroid field. The PNP file is 12 pages of tiles and a few tokens.

Image credit: Israel Waldrom



Universal Tapestry designed by Felix Bernat Julian
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Universal Tapestry is a solitaire game. This is a tile laying puzzle game. The player must fill a grid with tiles, but they can only be placed adjacent to colors they are adjacent to in the rainbow. The PNP file includes 72 tiles.

Image credit: Felix Bernat Julian



The Restoration of Ilkannon with design and art by Caroline Berg
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Forum Threads on the game BGG page. Game Design Thread
The Restoration of Ilkannon is a solitaire game. You are exploring the ancient ruins of Ilkannon. You must restore the ancient city without unleashing the evil that ruined it in the first place. This is a large PNP project with 23 pages of cards and tiles.

Image credit: Janine Viglietti



After the Disaster: Triage designed by Kevin Harris
The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
After the Disaster: Triage is a solitaire game. This is a card game in which you are managing a hospital immediately after a major earthquake. You must decide which patients to see and keep the generator running all while protecting the hospital from aftershocks. The game uses two decks of regular playing cards and a few dice. You can also purchase an optional themed version of the cards for US$4.99.

Image credit: Kevin Harris



LazerKnight designed by Christian Lonsing
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Forum Threads on the game BGG page. Game Design Thread
LazerKnight is a solitaire game. This is a chess variant in which you play a dark knight who must defeat the white army. You knight has several unique powers and can hide in the dark squares. The white army is activated via die roll. The PNP file is a simple board (although any chess board will do), a chess set, and two D8s.

Image credit: Chris Hansen



The Great Micro Game with design and art by Gary Boyd
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
The Great Micro Game is a 1 to 2 player game. This was not part of the Solitaire Contest, but I wanted to mention it here because it's such a great game. You can recreate the 19th century conflict between England and Russia in Central Asia. This is a light CDG wargame that can be played two player or solitaire (from either side). This is a favorite of mine and at only 18 cards is very easy to craft.

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



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

8-Bit Invaders designed by William Retert with art by Oliver Karlik
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.TV themed Playmat
8-Bit Invaders is a solitaire game. This is a new playmat designed to look like you're playing the game on an old TV. It matches the old arcade theme beautifully. The mat is printed on two sheets and has space for an actual TV knob if you're feeling extra creative.

Image credit: Oliver Karlik



Temple of the Feathered Serpent designed by David Neumann, Cate Pfeifer, and William Retert with art by Cate Pfeifer and Jody Zipp
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Temple of the Feathered Serpent is a solitaire game. You are exploring a long lost Mesoamerican temple. You must start from the top and work your way down while avoiding snakes, jaguars, and monkeys that will try to steal your treasure. This is a large update to the game that includes a new rulebook and a totally redesigned board that allows play in a much more compact area. The game includes a 2 page board, 7 pages of cards, and 7 pages of tiles.

Image credit: Cate Pfeifer



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Hello everyone and welcome back to the PNP News! In this post I'll be covering the new games from the last two weeks. I'll be getting back to those I missed in May through October in the next post - which will focus on games released in the 2017 Solitaire Print and Play Contest. There are lots of other games to cover as well.

Before we get to the games, I'd like to remind everyone again about the 2017 Print and Play Santa event. There is still plenty of time to sign up. All the relevant information can be found here:
Official 2017 PnP Secret Santa Forum Announcement
You may sign up until November 5th, 2017. This exchange is open to anyone, even if you're totally new to PNP. As long as you can commit to building games with at least 10 pages of components, you're welcome to participate. This exchange is one of my favorite holiday traditions!
Once you've signed up, be sure to post a few ideas to help your PNP Santa out in the official Wishlist Geeklist.
I hope to see many of you participating!



New Games

Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition) designed by Simon Cogan
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition) is a solitaire game. This is a major update and re-release of the classic PNP paragraph game. The four core books have all been updated with new adventures, enemies, and an updated rulebook. As with the previous edition, there is nothing to assemble - you just need the four books. The game comes in both high art and printer friendly versions. For fans of the show or Choose Your Own Adventure style games, this updated classic is a must own!

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



Last Starfleet designed by Amit Ghadge and Sam Oplinger with art by Filip Dudek and Amit Ghadge
The PNP files are free and available on Wargame Vault for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Last Starfleet on Wargame Vault
Last Starfleet is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a cooperative game in which players are starship captains trying to find a planet to settle on after Earth is destroyed. Everyone must work together to overcome their differences and battle the elements to ensure the survival of humanity. The PNP file includes about 27 pages of cards, tokens, and game boards. The file also includes instructions to help craft the game.

Image credit: Sam Oplinger



Fortune & Folly designed by Sam Oplinger with art by Erwin J. Arroza
The PNP files are free and available on Wargame Vault for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Fortune & Folly on Wargame Vault
Fortune & Folly is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, each player manages a shipping company in Elizabethan England. They must work to control the key shipping routes in order to be the most powerful trading company in England. You can grow your fleet by monopolizing harbor islands and use pirates to hinder the growth of your competition. The PNP file includes about 10 pages of cards and boards.

Image credit: Sam Oplinger



Pencils & Powers with design and art by Mark A. Jindra
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Pencils & Powers is a 1 to 8 player game. This is a roll and write game in which a set of three D6 are rolled for all players. Each player may choose how to assign them on their individual boards. The heroes will get stronger as the game progresses but so will the monsters that they must defeat. The first player to defeat all monsters is the winner. There are currently four adventures available but the designer is working on more.

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



Last Full Measure: The Battles of South Mountain with design and art by Gerald Todd
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Last Full Measure: The Battles of South Mountain is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a brigade-level wargame covering the Battles of South Mountain. The game uses regiment counters to spread the brigade over multiple hexes. There are only 8 pages of rules. The PNP file is very large with over 600 double sided counters. This is the third game in a new series of civil war games.

Image credit: Gerald Todd



66D6 with design and art by Martijn van der Lee
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
66D6 is a 2 player game. This is a light wargame in which both players get an army of 33 die warriors (for a total of 66 D6). Each side of the dice represents a different type of warrior and the players will roll to determine their starting army. The PNP is just a single page and has an optional sheet of die faces if you don't have enough dice on hand.

Image credit: Martijn van der Lee



Brawlers with design and art by Martijn van der Lee
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Brawlers is a 1 to 2 player game. Two players commit nine of their best thugs to an epic battle for control of the smuggling trade. A lone policeman separates the two groups so you must sneak your fighters past the policeman and defeat your enemy. This game is on a single sheet of paper and requires a few cubes.

Image credit: Martijn van der Lee



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Secret Hitler designed by Mike Boxleiter, Tommy Maranges, and Max Temkin with art by Adastra
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.Secret Voldemort Redesign
Secret Hitler is a 5 to 10 player game. This is a thematic update to the game using a Harry Potter setting. The game used the characters from the Order of the Phoenix and the Ministry of Magic during the Second Wizarding War. The PNP file includes 22 pages of cards (including backs) and boards.

Image credit: Adastra



Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

Epic Monster Tea Party designed by Robert Couch with art by Robert Couch and Anna Victorovna Lepeshkina
This is available on Kickstarter until November 28 2017. The PNP files are free for the black and white version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Epic Monster Tea Party on Kickstarter
Epic Monster Tea Party is a player game. In this game, monsters are using captured heroes to season their tea. They can choose to squish the hero to activate special powers. The player who gets the tea with the most victory points is the winner. The PNP file is 4 pages of tiles and tokens.

Image credit: Deanna Powell (note that the free PNP version is in black and white)



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PNP News - October 8, 2017 - October 15, 2017

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to the PNP News. I've still got a lot of games from the May to October period to cover, but I wanted to post the new games from this week. First, I didn't want to get behind again. Second, there a few Kickstarter games with free PNP options that are ending soon so I wanted to post in time for interested readers to check them out. Third, I wanted to make sure to post the announcement for this year's PNP Santa!

The 2017 PNP Santa is kicking off soon but there is still plenty of time to sign up. All the relevant information can be found here:
Official 2017 PnP Secret Santa Forum Announcement
You may sign up until November 5th, 2017. This exchange is open to anyone, even if you're totally new to PNP. As long as you can commit to building games with at least 10 pages of components, you're welcome to participate. This exchange is one of my favorite holiday traditions!
Once you've signed up, be sure to post a few ideas to help your PNP Santa out in the official Wishlist Geeklist.
I hope to see many of you participating!

And with that, let's get to the news!



New Games

Ancient Artifacts designed by Derik Duley with art by Fedor Sosnin
The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Ancient Artifacts is a 1 to 4 player game. Players are archaeologists searching for artifacts in a variety of ancient settings. Players draw dice from a bag which determine their available actions and then roll to try and avoid raiders. This is a roll and write game with just two pages of components.

Image credit: David Luchetti



The Shipwreck Arcana designed by Kevin Bishop with art by Matthew Bishop
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
The Shipwreck Arcana is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a coop deduction game where the players are all trapped in a purgatory type world. The active player can never speak so players must deduce the card that he or she is holding based entirely on the clues revealed through card play. The PNP file includes 12 pages of cards and backs.

Image credit: Ivan Karmanov



Doom Realm with design and art by Jason Glover
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Doom Realm is a solitaire game. This is a roll and write game in which you must explore a realm and find and defeat six enemies. Each turn, players will roll 4 dice and assign them to different actions and areas on the map. The PNP file is a single sheet.

Image credit: Jason Glover



D100 Dungeon designed by Martin Knight
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
D100 Dungeon is a solitaire game. This is a paper and pencil game in which you must explore and map out a dungeon while solving quests. You must create a character and improve him or her through looting and adventuring. The rulebook is 50 pages, but you can play with just a few sheets of paper. The game is designed to be played in short time periods, such as lunch breaks and commutes.

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



Peninsula: North Korea Crisis designed by Tom Harvey
This is available on DriveThru Cards. The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Game on DriveThru Cards
Peninsula: North Korea Crisis is a 2 player game. This is a asymmetrical strategy card game of the 2017 North Korea Crisis. One player is the US and the other is North Korea. The players must use diplomacy combined with showing military strength to gain strength while avoiding a war that could be ruinous for both. The game includes about six pages of cards with backs. The game is free on DriveThru Cards.

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



Ladders designed by Mark Tuck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Ladders is a 2 player game. In Ladders, both players are workmen who are competing for business. You must grow your ladder by matching the patterns on the ends (or partway through to overlap) the ladders. The game only has 18 cards with optional card backs.

Image credit: Mark Tuck



Forest of Fate designed by Phil Hazelton with art by Milly Hanson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Forest of Fate is a 2 to 6 player game. In this game, players are part of a group of adventures who have just completed an epic quest. Now they must make their way back through the forest and survive to tell their tale. You must defeat numerous threats, and if you die, you will become a shade and terrorize the other players. The PNP file has 10 pages of tiles and cards which includes the backs.

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



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Reign of Man - Legendfolk designed by Sam Oplinger with art by Erwin J. Arroza
This is available on Wargame Vault. The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Game on Wargame Vault
Reign of Man - Legendfolk is a 2 to 5 player game. Reign of Man is a 2 to 5 player game. In this game, players are raising and developing armies, dealing with events, and trying to be the first to achieve three victory points. The PNP file is 37 pages of boards, cards, and charts. The new version includes expansions such as Legendfolk, in which races that live in the world but aren't strong enough to control it are added to the gameplay, and March of the Damned in which you must fight undead warriors in addition your other objectives.

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



Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

Sunset Over Water designed by Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, and Keith Matejka with art by Benjamin Shulman, Beth Sobel, and Helen Zhu
This is available on Kickstarter until October 16, 2017. The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Sunset Over Water on Kickstarter
Sunset Over Water is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a simultaneous action selection and set collection game in which players are artists. They must travel to the most beautiful locations, paint the landscapes, and then sell their artwork. The PNP files are located in the file section of the game's BGG page. The artwork is significantly lightened from the finished game. There are 16 pages of cards.

Image credit: Eduardo Baraf (note that the PNP files have lightened artwork)



Haunt the House designed by Josh Cappel and Helaina Cappel with art by Josh Cappel and Apolline Etienne
This is available on Kickstarter until November 2, 2017. The PNP files are free for the demo version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Haunt the House on Kickstarter
Haunt the House is a 2 to 4 player game. Each player is a ghost in a haunted house. You are trying to scare out a group of ghost hunters and steal their gear. This looks like the perfect game for Halloween! The PNP file contains 18 pages of cards, but most of the pages only have 4 to 6 cards.

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Stellar Leap designed by Carla Kopp with art by Tyler Harris
This is available on Kickstarter until October 19, 2017. The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Stellar Leap on Kickstarter
Stellar Leap is a 1 to 4 player game. In this game, you are managing a civilization of space aliens who must explore and discover new planets. You can grow your population, tax them, and use them to work in the mines in order to become the most prestigious empire in the cosmos! The PNP file includes 23 pages of components.

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



Dice Hospital designed by Stan Kordonskiy and Mike Nudd with art by Sebastian Koziner and Sabrina Miramon
This is available on Kickstarter until November 1, 2017. The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page. Dice Hospital on Kickstarter
Dice Hospital is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a worker placement game in which players must staff and manage a hospital to treat as many patients as possible. You can use your own doctors or call in specialists to gain more points. The PNP file contains 15 pages of components. it can be found in the game's forum on BGG.

Image credit: Ron Schachtner



Heirs of the Wizard King designed by Jonathan Politis with art by Andrew Clark
The Kickstarter campaign has ended but the PNP files are still avaialble for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Heirs of the Wizard King on Kickstarter
Heirs of the Wizard King is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a semicooperative game in which players must work together to stop an evil Black Wizard from killing them all - but also must compete against each other to learn the magic spells required to be crowned the Wizard King. The PNP file includes 9 pages of cards.

Image credit: Jonathan Politis



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PNP News - May 04, 2017 - October 7, 2017 part 1: The First 50 Games

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Welcome back to the PNP News! It's been awhile since I posted but I am determined to feature all the new PNP games that came out in the past few months. I've been gathering up all the new releases and updates since May and will be getting caught up over the next few posts.

Obviously there are a lot of games from the past five months and this post doesn't come close to getting them all. Once I got 50 games ready, I figured that was a good place to stop and make the first post. The next batch of games will be posted soon.

There a lot of solitaire games in this update so I've divided the new games categories into Solo and MultiPlayer games to make it easier to find them. I hope that you'll find something you will enjoy in the amazing list of games below!



New Games - Solitaire

Gladiator Gauntlet designed by Michael Sewall
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Gladiator Gauntlet is a solitaire game. This is a fighting game where the player must battle an AI opponent. You must balance how your attack and defense strengths to land the best blows on your opponent. You can earn glory to modify roles, but if your health reaches zero, you will permanently lose dice. This is an easy to make game with only 9 cards.

Image credit: Magic Erwt



Zone Runners with design and art by Mark Tuck
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Zone Runners is a solitaire game. This is a solitaire game in which players are racing on a high track in the sky and must leap over gaps that randomly appear. The game is set in the future and the runners are contestants on a TV show. You earn credits by running progressively higher tracks. The game is just 9 cards and is easy to build.

Image credit: Stefan Schneider



Who’s Gary : The 1-Player Guild (crappy) Board Game designed by Morten Monrad Pedersen
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Who’s Gary : The 1-Player Guild (crappy) Board Game is a solitaire game. This is a fast and silly game celebrating the incredible 1-Player Guild on BGG. Your goal is to forget who Gary R. Brooks is (a 1-Player Guild in-joke) and gain as much Geek Gold as possible, while avoiding Albert (founder of the 1-Player Guild), his army of sock puppet accounts, and his trusty sidekick Julius. The PNP file includes a single gameboard and uses a push-your-luck mechanic.

Image credit: Michael Backes



Pocket Landship and Pocket Landship: The Second Front designed by Scott Allen
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Pocket Landship is a solitaire game. This is a small wargame in which the player must build up a tank and attack a series of enemies. The PNP file consists of 9 double sided cards and requires a few cards. The Second Front expansion adds new enemies and a few new resources for you to use. This game is a personal favorite of mine!

Image credit: Chris Hansen



A4 Quest designed by Michał Jagodziński, Paweł Niziołek, and Jarosław Wajs with art by Paweł Niziołek and Jarosław Wajs
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
A4 Quest is a solitaire game. This is a small fast playing game in which you take a character on a quest and encounter tons of monsters. The game fits on a single PNP sheet and can be played in under 10 minutes making it perfect for breaks at work or passing the time during a commute.

Image credit: Michał Jagodziński



Kidnap Machine with design and art by Hakushi
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Kidnap Machine is a solitaire game. This is a roll-and-write escape game. You must escape from a dungeon while being pursued by a monster. The game includes a variant, just one page of components, and is available in English and Japanese.

Image credit: Kuuri Plan



Forgotten Lands designed by Kevin Shaud
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Forgotten Lands is a solitaire game. This is a roll-and-write game in which you are trying to locate an archaeological site before a rival team does. You must match the total for each row and column on the game sheet to a target number. The PNP components is just a single page and no cutting is required.

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



1972: The Lost Phantom designed by Mike Heim
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
1972: The Lost Phantom is a solitaire game. This is the third game in the XX72 series. You play a fighter pilot that has been shot down during the Vietnam War. You must explore the terrain, map it, and find your way to safety. The PNP file is a single page.

Image credit: Mike Heim



Convoy Commander designed by David W. Griffin
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Convoy Commander is a solitaire game. In this game, the player is commanding a convey of ships that are represented by dice. A deck of cards represents events that can occur as you try to keep your merchant ships safe. The file includes four sheets of cards and dice labels.

Image credit: David W. Griffin



Six Sided Stout designed by Patrick Brophy
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Six Sided Stout is a solitaire game. In this game, you are a craft brewer making a batch of stout beer for a contest. You've got to go to market to buy ingredients, roast your malt, and create your beer. You've got to get all the ingredients that you can and brew your beer in just 10 days! This is a simple roll-and-write game and includes just a simple board.

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



Snakey Dice designed by Nick Shaw
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Snakey Dice is a solitaire game.
This is a paper-and pencil version of the old Snake video game where you must navigate a snake around a field with more obstacles coming up. The dice will enable your movements but will also create more blockades. The PNP file is just a single board.

Image credit: Nick Shaw



New Games - MultiPlayer

Wolfe & Co designed by John Kean with art by Kyla Forbes-Kean
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Wolfe & Co is a 2 player game. In this game, two players take turns placing cards into a tableau. Each card features a fairy tale character and players are trying to arrange their colors into high scoring combinations. The PNP file includes 17 cards.

Image credit: John Kean



Olika with design and art by Lee Benson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Olika is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a trick taking game in which players bid on how many points they will win or lose in a turn and whether they think they will score high, low, or in the middle. The PNP file includes a special deck of cards.

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



Target, Aim, Assassinate designed by Grettir Olafsson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Target, Aim, Assassinate is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are assassins that can are trying to kill common targets. Players are dealt 4 cards at the start of the game but only certain cards can attack specific targets. The players can also attack each other. Whoever kills the highest total value of targets is the winner. The PNP file is just 33 cards.

Image credit: Grettir Olafsson



Teddy Hedz designed by Paul Swansson with art by Anthea Wright
The PNP files are free for the black and white version. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Teddy Hedz is a 2 to 6 player game. Players are stuffed animals having an epic battle. They must build up their defenses, strengthen their teddy bears, and then attack each other. The PNP file includes 5 pages of cards.

Image credit: Paul Swansson



Mob Boss: Who's the Boss designed by Grace Ogwo
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Mob Boss: Who's the Boss is a 2 to 4 player game. Players are mobsters who are trying to control an area. They can hire henchmen and mercenaries to attack each other. The file includes several cards.

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



DEFCON 1: The Cuban Missile Crisis designed by Rod Bauer
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
DEFCON 1: The Cuban Missile Crisis is a 1 to 3 player game. This game is based on the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. The players must try to gain advantage without creating actual conflict. The PNP file includes just a few pages of cards. Several cubes and other game components are required to play.

Image credit: Rod Bauer



Medieval Microcosm designed by Lloyd Krassner
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Medieval Microcosm is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a simple card game with a medieval theme. There are 60 cards in the PNP file.

Image credit: Julian Simpson



Last Full Measure: The Battle of Gettysburg with design and art by Gerald Todd
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Last Full Measure: The Battle of Gettysburg is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a brigade-level wargame covering the Battle of Gettysburg. The game uses regiment counters to spread the brigade over multiple hexes. There are only 8 pages of rules. The PNP file is very large with over 800 double sided counters.

Image credit: Gerald Todd



Last Full Measure: The Battle of Second Manassas with design and art by Gerald Todd
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Last Full Measure: The Battle of Second Manassas is a 2 player game. This is a brigade-level wargame covering the Battle of Second Manassas. The game uses regiment counters to spread the brigade over multiple hexes. There are only 8 pages of rules. The PNP file is very large with over 600 double sided counters. These two games are the first in a new series.

Image credit: Gerald Todd



Silent Hill: The Card Game designed by Chris J Davis
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Silent Hill: The Card Game is a 3 to 4 player game. This is a cooperative push-your-luck game in which players are trying to solve the mysteries of Silent Hill before the nightmare darkness catches up to them. The PNP file includes just a few pages of cards but requires about 150 cubes.

Image credit: Chris J Davis



The Spooks Journey Game: The Killer Sequel designed by Elliott Monroe
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
The Spooks Journey Game: The Killer Sequel is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a roll and move children's game that is perfect for this time of year! In the game, you must navigate through a spook forest and complete a task for each spook that you encounter. The game components include a few cards and token and pieces of the board which can be downloaded from the images section on the game page.

Image credit: Elliott Monroe



Welcome To DinoWorld designed by James O'Connor with art by Beth Sobel
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Welcome To DinoWorld is a 1 to 99 player game. You are managing a dinosaur amusement park in this roll-and-write game. You must design pens for the dinosaurs and try to prevent any from escaping. The PNP file is designed to be written on.

Image credit: David Luchetti



Leviathan designed by Greg Loring-Albright with art by Greg Loring-Albright and Andrew Thompson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Leviathan is a 2 player game. In this microgame, one player controls Moby Dick and the other player controls Ahab's whaling fleet. Each is trying to destroy the other. The game uses cards as pieces in a fast playing battle. There are 18 cards in the PNP file.

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



Expedition: The Horror designed by Scott Martin and Todd Medema
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Expedition: The Horror is a 1 to 6 player game. This is an expansion to Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game. This game features Cthulhu-inspired enemies and allows you to grow your character's bravery or cowardice. The PNP file includes 12 pages of cards.

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



Super Voxel Raiders designed by Aitor G. Guridi with art by Kevin Chaloux
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Super Voxel Raiders is a 2 player game. Super Voxel Raiders is a cardgame that reproduces Japanese role playing videogame battles (JRPGs) from the 90s. Players first recruit pixelated characters into three different territories, then a battle is fought in each of those territories, using plenty of fancy special powers. The first player to conquer two territories will gain control over the Voxels and win the game. The PNP file includes many pages of cards.

Image credit: Aitor



Micropul designed by Jean-François Lassonde with art by Andrew J.
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Andrew J.'s Circus Retheme
Micropul is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a minimalist circus retheme of Micropul. The PNP file includes one page of tiles.

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



Guildbreakers: Battle for Agawan designed by Gabriel Manasan with art by Dave Quindoy
The PNP files are free for the demo version. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Guildbreakers: Battle for Agawan is a 2 player game. This is a two player tower defense game. You must build up your army to both defend your tower and attack your opponent's tower. There are only 18 cards in the game.

Image credit: Gabriel Manasan



Realms of Etherium with design and art by Kristopher Peterson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Realms of Etherium is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a tile placement game in which players are trying to gather magical resources to reshape their world. By casting spells, players can cause tiles to move or the world to grow. The PNP file includes several pages of hexagon tiles with optional backs.

Image credit: Kristopher Peterson



March Hares designed by Rob M Harper with art by Josh Hall
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
March Hares is a 2 player game. This is a hand management game where each player has 18 total cards. Players must be able to respond to opponent actions to continue playing. The first person who cannot loses the game. The PNP file is just 4 pages of cards.

Image credit: Josh Hall



Good Little Martian designed by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert with art by Brett J. Gilbert
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Good Little Martian is a 1 to 2 player game. In this cooperative game, one player is straded on mars and the other player is at mission control and is trying to rescue to stranded player. The players must manage the limited resources and try to survive solar storms. The game includes 27 cards and a few tokens.

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



Good Little Hunters designed by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert with art by Brett J. Gilbert
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Good Little Hunters is a 2 to 5 player game. In this game, each players is a different animal and must try to come out on top of the food chain. Larger animals can try to eat the smaller animals - but they might easily escape. The PNP file includes just a few pages of cards.

Image credit: Brett J. Gilbert



Good Little Gardens designed by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert with art by Brett J. Gilbert
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Good Little Gardens is a 1 to 5 player game. This is a card drafting game in which you score points both by creating areas of one color, but also areas with the most diverse colors. The PNP file includes just a few pages of cards.

Image credit: Brett J. Gilbert



Good Little Tricks designed by Matthew Dunstan and Alexander P. Brown
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Good Little Tricks is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a trick taking game in which you are trying to avoid taking tricks. The game is similar to Hearts but has several unique changes. The game includes just a few cards.

Image credit: Brett J. Gilbert



Java Man with design and art by Alexander P. Brown
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Java Man is a 1 to 5 player game. This is a PNP release of a 1979 microgame. You play the leader of a Homo Erectus tribe. You must find enough food to keep the tribe alive and navigate natural disasters and conflicts with other tribes. The game includes a small countersheet and a map. I love seeing older games made available again as free PNPs!

Image credit: The Maverick



Madcap designed by Steve Erickson and Will Erickson with art by Will Erickson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Madcap is a 2 player game. In this game, players are using dice to race up a track. Each turn, the player selects a die to move and scores points if it lands on top of another die on the track. Each turn, one of the dice is taken away making your options more limited. The game requires a few dice and the printed board.

Image credit: Steve Erickson



The "Science-Mad Kids' Club" Treehouse Building Game designed by Joe Scoleri
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
The "Science-Mad Kids' Club" Treehouse Building Game is a 1 to 5 player game. This is a children's worker placement game in which players are trying to build a treehouse for their science club. There is no direct conflict in the game. The PNP file includes six pages of components.

Image credit: The Maverick



Mixed Constructions with design and art by Steven Duberchin
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Mixed Constructions is a 4 to 99 player game. In this game, players get a card with a word on it and must give clues so the other players can identify what the word is. But the players can only say one word at a time. The PNP file includes several sheets of cards.

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



Channeling designed by Stefan Karamanov with art by Antonia Doncheva
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Channeling is a 2 player game. In this game, two wizards are battling. They draw spells from a common deck, but their own abilities modify the spells in unique ways. The PNP file includes 4 pages of cards.

Image credit: Stefan Karamanov



BentoBlocks designed by Robin David
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
BentoBlocks is a 2 to 4 player game. In this roll-and-write game, players roll against a chart of shapes, which they must fit into a bento box grid. The PNP file is just a print out with a few dice required.

Image credit: Robin David



9Apr40: Norge angrepet! designed by Lou Coatney with art by Lou Coatney and Robert Scott Coatney
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
9Apr40: Norge angrepet! is a 1 to 3 player game. This is a simple wargame covering the WW2 campaign in Norway during April-June 1940. There are special rules to cover Norway's unpreparedness and Nazi Germany's tactics. The game includes a map and countersheet.

Image credit: Lou Coatney



Battalions designed by Martin Knight
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Battalions is a 2 to 4 player game. Players are trying to recruit cards from a Battalion into their private armies. Once a player has recruited 5 cards, the players compare total points to determine the winner. The game uses two decks of standard cards.

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



Recycling Route designed by Matt Golec
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Recycling Route is a 1 to 4 player game.
This is a roll and write game in which you are driving a recycling truck. You must design the best route to pick up all the recycling and avoid filling up the landfill. The PNP file is just a single board.

Image credit: Matt Golec



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Secret Hitler designed by Mike Boxleiter, Tommy Maranges, and Max Temkin with art by Wendel Voigt
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Secret Pirate Redesign
Secret Hitler is a 5 to 10 player game. Players are running a shipping company and must transport valuable goods. But a few players are pirates and one will be Blackbeard himself. This recreates the original game with a theme that may appeal to more people. The PNP file includes a board and tokens that can be printed and glued to poker chips.

Image credit: Wendel Voigt



Secret Hitler with art by Brian Karsbaek
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Secret Voldemort Redesign
Secret Hitler is a player game. This is a full redesign of Secret Hitler with a Harry Potter theme. Players are assigned either as Death Eaters or Member of the Order of the Phoenix. There are 19 pages of printable components.

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



Star Trek: The Dice Game designed by Carl White with art by Israel Cordero
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. A Next Generation Redesign
Star Trek: The Dice Game is a solitaire game. This is a retheme of the game using characters and scenes from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Image credit: Israel Cordero



Whack & Slaughter designed by Kai Bettzieche with art by Adam Sutphen
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Forum Threads on the game BGG page. Whack & Slaughter: Cute But Deadly
Whack & Slaughter is a 2 to 8 player game. This is a retheme of the game using characters from Blizzard Entertainment.

Image credit: Adam Sutphen



Real Time Tower Defense designed by Chris East with art by Heiko Günther
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in this geeklist item.
Real Time Tower Defense is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a redesign of the excellent tower defense game. The redesign includes about 12 pages of components.

Image credit: Heiko Günther



Valor & Victory designed by Barry W. Doyle with art by Joe Brandt
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Martians Attack VnV
Valor & Victory is a 2 player game. This redesign adds some new counters to the game so that you're WW2 soldiers can battle with Martians! The PNP is a single sheet of counters.

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



Ladybug designed by Anna Kozlowska and Maciej Kozlowski
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Ladybug is a solitaire game.
You play as Remington Smythe in this pickup and deliver game where you must become the most fearsome mercenary in the galaxy. This 18 card game has been updated to an all new version and includes a new fan expansion called Ladybug Sinister which is available in the file section.

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



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