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PNP News - November 2019 pt 1

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

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


New Games

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

Board Game: Bumbling Bees
Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: Zapanhak
Image credit: Adam Obren



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

Board Game: Wildflowers
Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



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

Board Game: Duel 52
Image credit: Judd Madden



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

Board Game: Operation Valkyrie
Image credit: Mike Mollineaux



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

Board Game: Grand Sumo
Image credit: zombie homer



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: Spell Clash
Image credit: Dave Intner



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

Board Game: IT
Image credit: Dan Blum



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: Gameshop Shelf Stock
Image credit: Todd Sander



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

Board Game: Elysian Battlefields
Image credit: Drew_4085gamery



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

Board Game: Serrature
Image credit: Giuliano Polverari



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

Board Game: Metro Lines
Image credit: Joseph Propati



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

Board Game: Krazy Klimber
Image credit: Joseph Propati



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

Board Game: Ragemore
Image credit: Morris



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

Board Game: The Cleaner
Image credit: Martin Gonzalvez



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

Board Game: Haiku Ninja!
Image credit: Robert Zumbrun



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

Board Game: Pax Expanse
Image credit: Chris J Davis



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

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



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

Board Game: Droplets
Image credit: Ben Morayta



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

Board Game: Ants
Image credit: Allen OConnor



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

Board Game: Asterismo
Image credit: Giuliano Polverari



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

Board Game: Pentris
Image credit: Max H



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: Battles Fantasia
Image credit: Nick Volrath



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

Board Game: Miau Miau Bée
Image credit: Hilko Drude



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

Board Game: Invasión celta
Image credit: Hanjel



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

Board Game: Sombras luego divinidad
Image credit: Hanjel



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: FIKA
Image credit: Pieter Falun



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

Board Game: Battle for the Carolinas
Image credit: Frank



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

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


Redesigned and Updated Games

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

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



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

Board Game: Utopia Engine
Image credit: Carlos Javier



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: Pet Shop
Image credit: Joseph Propati



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

 
Image credit: Joseph Propati



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

Board Game: Merca-Tiny
Image credit: Ab3 Thegamer



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

Board Game: Rainbow Deck
Image credit: Chen Changcai



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PNP News - September 2019 - Part 1 of 2

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

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

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

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



PNP Design Contests

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

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

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

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

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



New Games

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

Board Game: 4XL
Image credit: Charles Ward



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: Epidemic
Image credit: Marek Kolcun



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

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



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

Board Game: Thunder Visitors
Image credit: Pieter Falun



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: Talleyrand
Image credit: Brad Metz



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

Board Game: Egeo
Image credit: HANJEL T



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

Board Game: Invasión celta
Image credit: HANJEL T



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

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



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

Board Game: Cancelletto
Image credit: Giuliano Polverari



One Page in a Life Series

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

Board Game: Federation Planetary Force
Image credit: Robert Carroll



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

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



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

Board Game: Esquire
Image credit: Robert Carroll



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

Board Game: Shadow Master
Image credit: Robert Carroll



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

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



Ezrok Wargame System

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

Board Game: Ezrok Wargame System
Image credit: Eric Vannoy



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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



New Games

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

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



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

Board Game: Rowing Fun
Image credit: Luca Revello



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

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



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

Board Game: Unequalopolis
Image credit: Angie Rodriguez



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: WERK
Image credit: Natasha Mott



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

Board Game: Dragony Hall
Image credit: Ian Klinck



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

Board Game: Bare Knuckle!
Image credit: Ron Thomas



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

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



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

Board Game: Mechanical Beast
Image credit: Ben Morayta



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

Board Game: De Bello Galactico
Image credit: Heiko Günther



Redesigned and Updated Games

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

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



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

Board Game: Mortal Kombat Arena
Image credit: Dylan Posthumus



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

Board Game: Rough: The Card Game
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



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

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

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



New Games

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

Board Game: TINYforming Mars
Image credit: Cheryl Leon



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

Board Game: Empire
Image credit: Todd Sanders



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: Lost Plateau
Image credit: Kevin Long



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: Merkez
Image credit: Arif Nezih Savi



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

Board Game: Tin Treasures
Image credit: Jason Meyer



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

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



Redesigned and Updated Games

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

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



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

Board Game: Games Cards
Image credit: Igor Larchenko



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PNP News - March 16 - 31, 2019

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to the PNP News! In this post, I'll be covering the games released during the second half of March.

This post covers a wide variety of games both thematically and in amount of crafting required. There are a few roll-and-write style games that require no crafting - and a few large projects with lots of tiles and components. There's even an old World War 2 era game that is now available to PNP yourself! You'll find something here regardless of what type of PNP projects you like to do.

I'll be providing an update on the current PNP Design contests soon. In the meantime, let's get to the games!



New Games

Crazy Robot Factory with design and art by Joseph Propati
Crazy Robot Factory is a 1 to 4 player game. This is the newly re-released third edition of this awesome PNP game. In this game the, you run a robot factory and a software glitch caused the parts on the conveyor belt to get out of order. You've got to use programming cards to get everything back on track or else your parts will be destroyed. The PNP files include tiles, cards, and components for three different levels of play. I've played an earlier version of this and I think it is a lot of fun.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Crazy Robot Factory
Image credit: Joseph Propati



NeuroPunk: Artificial Intelligence designed by Eric Tsang
NeuroPunk: Artificial Intelligence is a solitaire game. This game takes place in a futuristic world in which AI has become so powerful that it is impossible to remove. You play as a hacker who must enhance his or her own brain to hack into a government network and defeat the AI. The game uses some Poker style mechanics. The PNP file includes 13 pages of cards in both full and low ink options.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: NeuroPunk: Artificial Intelligence
Image credit: Eric T



Thief!: Dragon's Treasure designed by Albert Caynes
Thief!: Dragon's Treasure is a 3 to 8 player game. This is a push your luck game in which players are drawing treasure from a bag. You can keep drawing as long as you like, but if you draw a dragon coin - you're dead and half your treasure will go to your opponents. The game just requires poker chips or coins and has no components that need to be cut.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Thief!: Dragon's Treasure
Image credit: Chris Hansen



Rollopolis designed by Danko Petrović
Rollopolis is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players are designing cities. It uses a dice drafting mechanic in which players choose and activate dice in turn to design their cities. The PNP file includes the board and requires no crafting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Rollopolis
Image credit: Danko Petrovic



Fortune Fame & Glory designed by Joseph Mills with art by Jason Glover
Fortune Fame & Glory is a solitaire game. This is a dungeon crawl card game with role playing elements. You set your character's stats and set off an adventure to battle monsters and find treasure. The PNP file includes nine pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Fortune Fame & Glory
Image credit: B Stephens



Hemlock with design and art by Adam Mantha
Hemlock is a 2 to 6 player game. In this game, players are trying to manipulate a medieval conspiracy to their advantage. By assigning cards to the king's court, players are able to compete for points and then assign conspirators to their opponents. The PNP file includes 66 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



King of Football with design and art by Molotail Confushia
King of Football is a 2 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players are creating football teams by drafting dice. 11 dice are rolled and the players choose them one or two at a time to secretly assemble their team on the field. The player with dominance in specific parts of the field can then take a chance at scoring.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: King of Football
Image credit: Molotail Confushia



Doctor Smuglfreud's Marvelous Machine designed by Onthewayover with art by Giampiero Randazzo
Doctor Smuglfreud's Marvelous Machine is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a set collection programming game. You must demonstrate a newly invented perpetual motion machine. You must figure out how to connect the cards to interact with each other to keep the machine running. The game is only 9 double sided cards and is easy to craft.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Doctor Smuglfreud's Marvelous Machine
Image credit: Onthewayover Anonymous



Labyrinth Runner with design and art by Onthewayover
Labyrinth Runner is a solitaire game. In this game, you must find three doors to escape a labyrinth before you encounter three Minotaurs. You move through the maze be deciding if you are going to reveal a symbol on the left or right side of the card and then moving it in your deck. The game uses a deck management system and is played entirely in your hand so it could be enjoyed while waiting in line. The PNP file is just nine cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Labyrinth Runner
Image credit: Onthewayover Anonymous



Sabotage designed by Christian Gabriel Bach, Jørgen Milners, and Viggo Torstensson
Sabotage is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a historical game created by Danish resistance fighters during the German occupation in World War 2. It simulates a real act of sabotage against a locomotive factory being used by the German forces. In the game, players are trying to gather the materials they need to sabotage equipment before the guards can find them. It is a roll-and-move game and the rules do not sound awesome so it probably isn't as interesting from a game mechanic perspective - but the game has a very unique history and it's awesome to have it available to everyone as a PNP. Game components are available in the image section with English rule translation in the file section.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Sabotage
Image credit: Jacob Schmidt-Madsen



Lemming Launcher with design and art by Bill Rasmussen
Lemming Launcher is a 2 player game. This is a meeple rolling game in which the players are competing to find out which can have the most graceful and athletic landing when jumping lemmings off a cliff. The PNP game is only 9 cards and requires a few meeples and dice to play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Lemming Launcher
Image credit: Bill Rasmussen



Persona 5: The Board Game designed by MingYang Lu
Persona 5: The Board Game is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a fan-made card game based on a role-playing video game. The game involves a lot of time management since you must choose which actions to perform in a limited time. This is a large PNP project with a few decks of cards and other components.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Persona 5: The Board Game
Image credit: MingYang Lu



The Epic of Gil & Ennis with design and art by Matthew Heiti
The Epic of Gil & Ennis is a 1 to 2 player game. In this game, you control two runaway children on a quest to confront their personal demons. They must complete a 4 day hiking trip, overcome worrisome dreams, and complete a challenge at the top of a mountain. The game is loosely based on the Epic of Gilgamesh and The Goonies. The PNP file is just nine cards and is very easy to craft. I love the artwork on this one!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Epic of Gil & Ennis
Image credit: Matthew Heiti



Gods of Metal: The Chosen designed by Christopher Brown with art by Nicoleta Stavarache
Gods of Metal: The Chosen is a 1 to 4 player game. Players are members of a metal band who must use their music to defeat an army of demons sent to take over the world. (This may be the most awesome theme of any game ever.) The PNP file includes several decks of cards. The PNP is for an older version of the game but still fully playable.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Gods of Metal: The Chosen
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Ninjitsu! designed by Peter C. Hayward with art by Kelly Jo
Ninjitsu! is a 2 to 5 player game. Players can choose to play their cards as treasures to get points or use them as actions to set booby traps for others. The game is a sequel to Scuttle. The PNP file includes 15 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the low art version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Ninjitsu!
Image credit: Eric (note that the free PNP files are black and white)



Rune designed by Zemilio with art by Tristam Rossin
Rune is a 2 player game. Players are trying to summon an elf from another world by using ancient runes. The game is played by layering matching symbols on cards and claiming them with your meeples. The PNP file contains 18 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Rune
Image credit: nazareno properzi



Redesigned and Updated Games

Yeomen: The 9 Card Agincourt Game designed by Chris Hansen with redesigned art by Ryan H
Yeomen: The 9 Card Agincourt Game is a solitaire game. This is super exciting for me because it is the first time that someone has done a fan-made redesign of one of my games. This is a minimalist redesign of the cards and boards - including a full size board for those wanting a larger playing area. The PNP file is still just nine cards and very easy to craft.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Minimal mid-century retheme.

Board Game: Yeomen: The 9 Card Agincourt Game
Image credit: Ryan H



Generic Racing Game designed by Kai Bettzieche with redesigned art by William Hoyt
Generic Racing Game is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a new fan-made board for the game with additional momentum rules. The PNP file includes the board and requires no crafting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the game's BGG gallery.

Board Game: Generic Racing Game
Image credit: William Hoyt



Pin-up Rummy with design and art by Arif Nezih Savi
Pin-up Rummy is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are trying to collect the greatest collection of vintage pin-up girl artwork. The game is based on Utopian Rummy. The PNP file includes a deck of cards. This game was originally released to PNP in a black and white version. It is now available in full color with no watermarks.
The free PNP files for the low art version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Pin-up Rummy
Image credit: Arif Nezih Savi



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PNP News - March 01 - 15, 2019

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Welcome to the PNP News! I'm a bit behind on both this blog and some of the design contest work. (It has been a busy month in the real life job.)

I've gone through my subscription feed and gathered up the games for the first half of March. I'll try to get the rest of the month - as well as April as soon as possible.

If you like your PNP games easy to make, you will find a lot to love in this post. There are several games from the 9 card contest which are all very easy to craft. There are also several roll-and-write games that require no crafting at all. Those who enjoy a larger PNP project will find a few wargames and children's games. Let's get to it!



New Games

Under Falling Skies with design and art by Tomas Uhlir
Under Falling Skies is a solitaire game. You are protecting a base of humans during an alien invasion. You must manage your weapons, expand your base, and defeat the aliens before the mothership can enter Earth's atmosphere. The game is just 9 cards and requires a few dice and other components.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Under Falling Skies: A 9-Card Print-and-Play Game
Image credit: Tomas Uhlir



I'm Going Down
I'm Going Down is a solitaire game. This is a survival game about a pilot shot down behind enemy lines. You must try to escape the area and possibly sabotage the enemy. You must also survive the natural elements. The PNP game includes a single sheet map board and a few sheets of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: I'm Going Down
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Wizards of War with design and art by Emiel Ament
Wizards of War is a 2 player game. In this game, players are wizards at war with each other. They use spells to summon monsters, move them around the board, and attack each other. The game uses a dice based mechanic that limits the available actions and determines combat resolution. There are several pages of cards, boards, and counters. This looks like a fun one to play with the kids.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Wizards of War
Image credit: Emiel Ament



The MINTese Falcon designed by Martin Gonzalvez
The MINTese Falcon is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a noir detective themed game. You are the suspect in the murder of your partner. You must investigate the case to clear your name and recover the stolen falcon statue. The game includes 10 sheets of cards (including backs) and is available in either regular or Sin City style artwork.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The MINTese Falcon
Image credit: Martin Gonzalvez



Perpetual Anarchy designed by Matteo Perlini
Perpetual Anarchy is a 2 player game. This is a war simulation game in which two nations compete for supremacy in a world that has fallen to anarchy. The game uses a standard deck of 52 cards and a few other PNP components.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



Federation Stellar Force with design and art by Robert M. Carroll
Federation Stellar Force is a solitaire game. In this roll-and-write game, you are must rise through the ranks of a space exploration federation to become an admiral. You must complete 22 missions before you get too old to receive the highest rank. The PNP file is just a single sheet and requires no crafting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Federation Stellar Force
Image credit: Robert Carroll



Mosaic designed by Matt Loomis and Isaac Shalev with art by Matt Loomis and Isaac Shalev
Mosaic is a 1 to 6 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players mark off squares on the board based on available dice. The catch is, they must choose from the dice that weren't chosen by other players! The PNP file is just one page and you print one copy for each player.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Mosaic
Image credit: Sergi Sanchez Labrador



Legends: 2019 designed by Glenn Ford
Legends: 2019 is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a miniature game using super hero characters. The PNP file includes all the rules but players will need to provide their own miniatures and terrain.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Legends: 2019
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Gameshop Valentine's Game with design and art by Todd Sanders
Gameshop Valentine's Game is a 2 player game. This is the eight annual Gameshop Game from Todd Sanders. These are small free games available in his FLGS. Players must move their pieces together while avoiding the hobgoblins of sadness. The PNP file is just five cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Gameshop Valentine's Game
Image credit: Todd Sanders



4XS designed by Charles Ward
4XS is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a 4X game in which you are exploring the multiverse. This is a legacy game and the game will change as you complete the 64 missions. As you perform the many actions available, you will write on the cards - which will change their abilities in future games. The game is just 9 cards and requires a few other components.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 4XS
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



The Raven designed by Bruno Faidutti
The Raven is a 2 to 8 player game. This is a bingo style game designed to be played while watching Game of Thrones. The players watch for specific things in the show and mark them on the card as they are spotted. The first player with a full card wins.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

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



Reality TV with design and art by Juanlu Varela
Reality TV is a 3 to 6 player game. Players are stars of a Real World/Big Brother style reality show. This is a hand management style game in which you must interact with your housemates and keep the audience entertained. The game includes 12 pages of tiles (this includes the backs).
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Reality TV
Image credit: Juanlu Varela



Tournament Joust with design and art by Joseph Propati
Tournament Joust is a 2 to 8 player game. This is a simulation of jousting matches in the medieval era. Knights must carefully use cards to aim their lances and move through the arena. The game includes cards, an 11x17 board, and knight figures. It can be played as an individual match or as campaign across Europe.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tournament Joust
Image credit: Joseph Propati



Jungle Chase with design and art by Marko Raos
Jungle Chase is a 2 to 5 player game. Players are animals racing to collect food from welfare personnel during a drought. The animals must open containers and find the food they prefer to eat. The game includes a hex map and counters that are both two pages.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Jungle Chase
Image credit: Marko Raos



Echek designed by Léandre Proust with art by Camille Proust
Echek is a 2 player game. This is a chess inspired card game with only 12 cards and no actual board. Players move their cards on a 4x4 grid. The PNP files are only available in French.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Echek
Image credit: Sébastien Castelbou



13 Sheep designed by Moritz Dressler
13 Sheep is a 1 to 10 player game. Players roll for a fence shape and then must draw that shape on the map. The goal is to protect as many sheep as possible. The PNP file is just the board and requires no cutting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 13 Sheep
Image credit: Moritz



Dance Of Muses designed by Marco Baglioni and David Trambusti with art by Andrea Arbeteta Garcia and Marco Baglioni
Dance Of Muses is a 2 to 4 player game. Players are controlling the dances of the muses to please the God Apollo. At the start of the game, dice are placed on each muse card at the value of 1. This is increased as the muses move. Some of the muses have powers that can affect the game play. The PNP file includes just 9 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Dance Of Muses
Image credit: Marco Baglioni



Floor Plan designed by Marek Tupy
Floor Plan is a 1 to 100 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players are architects building a new home for a client. They must draw both requested features and critical building foundations. The PNP file is just a single page which will be used each game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Floor Plan
Image credit: Ernest Jutte



Agents Of S.M.U.S.H. with design and art by Matt Clapham
Agents Of S.M.U.S.H. is a 2 player game. In this game, one player is a super spy and the other is a super villain. The villain is collecting moon crystals to build a death ray. The spy must defeat him before he can collect all three crystals. The game is just 9 cards!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Agents Of S.M.U.S.H.
Image credit: Rachel Bruner



Sweet Treats! with design and art by Brian Garthwaite
Sweet Treats! is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a children's set collection game in which players try to collect as many matching desserts as possible to score points. There are also advanced rules for adults to play. The game includes 54 cards in two options - regular treats or a humorous "icky treats" deck.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Sweet Treats!
Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



Alarich
Alarich is a 2 player game. This is a Yahtzee style dice game. The PNP file is just a board that requires no cutting. The rules are only available in German.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



11th Hour Dungeon designed by Jason Meyer
11th Hour Dungeon is a solitaire game. This is a dungeon crawl game with an interesting twist. At the start of the game, you have already located the treasure - now you just need to escape! Your die rolls help you move and battle the monsters you'll encounter along the way - but they will also cause time to go by. You've got to escape before the timer runs out! The PNP file is just a board and requires no crafting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 11th Hour Dungeon
Image credit: Jason Meyer



The Battle of Sacile, 16 April 1809 designed by Flavio Ezio with art by Philippe Gicquel and Philippe Henry
The Battle of Sacile, 16 April 1809 is a 2 player game. This is a hex-and-counter wargame covering the Battle of Sacile which was fought on 16 April 1809. The PNP file includes the map and double-sided counters.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Battle of Sacile, 16 April 1809
Image credit: Flavio Ezio



Redesigned and Updated Games

Battle Platform Antilles designed by Dan Verssen with redesigned art by Lex
Battle Platform Antilles is a solitaire game. This is a dark redesign intended to make the game look like it is being played on an arcade machine. The file includes all the boards and counters.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Arcade Redesign.

Board Game: Battle Platform Antilles
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Vikings: Long Ships in the Mist with design and art by Bruce Anderson
Vikings: Long Ships in the Mist is a 2 to 5 player game. This is an update to the map that makes a few corrections and makes it more printer friendly. The map can now be easily printed in 4 separate sheets.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Updated and Printer Friendly Map.

Board Game: Vikings: Long Ships in the Mist
Image credit: Bruce Anderson



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Welcome to the PNP News! It feels like only three days ago that we gathered here to talk about the latest PNP games. If I keep posting this regularly, I might be mistaken for a professional.

This is post has some really cool games in it that I am really excited about. If you're into wargames or games with very unique themes, you'll find a lot to enjoy here.

As usual, there are several active contests. Be sure to check out the discussion thread for my potential Electronic Games PNP Contest as well.

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Two of my favorite hobbies are PNP games (obviously) and tinkering with simple electronics. I had the idea to combine the two into a PNP Design Contest where the games had some sort of electrical component. Think of games like Dark Tower, Operation, or Simon. At the moment, I'm trying to gauge interest from others in the PNP community. This contest could require purchasing some electronic hardware such as LEDs, wires, and microcontrollers to participate.
We are just talking about it right now. There are no dates set at this point and the contest may not actually happen if there isn't enough interest. If this is something that you might enjoy, please come to the discussion thread and share your thoughts.
Electronic PNP Game Design Contest - Idea/Discussion Thread

Current Contests
2019 54-Card Game Design Contest hosted by Dustin Culbertson.
This is the second annual contest dedicated to 54 cards games. The challenge here is to design a game with no other components other than the cards. There are geekgold prizes, cash prizes, and even the chance at getting published!
Entry Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Voting Deadline: June 30, 2019

2019 9 Card Game Print and Play Design Contest
This is the fourth annual contest dedicated to games that are contained entirely on 9 cards and a few common gaming items. This is my first year hosting the contest. The contest dates were recently extended (due to an illness and other personal delays on my end) and is now accepting entries until March 31, 2019. This contest is always a lot of fun and the design limitations generate some really innovative ideas. Also, thanks to the small size, all of the games are really easy to print and assemble.
Entry Deadline: March 31, 2019
Voting Deadline: May 12, 2019
An additional note on this contest: Professor Ethan Ham (simenzo on BGG) has invited his students studying game design at Bradley University to participate in the contest. There are tons of new and unique games entered in the contest this year from these first-time designers. Come check them out!

2019 Two-Player Design Contest
This is the seventh annual contest focused on two-player games. If you primarily play games with a significant other, this is the contest for you. This contest always generates some really great stuff. The contest is no longer accepting new entries so it is time to play all the awesome games already there.
Voting Deadline: April 30, 2019

2019 Roll and Write Game Design Contest
I believe this is the first ever BGG contest dedicated to Roll and Write Games. (There have been other contests but not hosted on BGG.) There are already several great games entered so try them out or enter some of your own!
Entry Deadline: 01 June 2019
Voting Closes: 15 June 2019



New Games

Storm Over Dublin designed by Philip Jelley
Storm Over Dublin is a 2 player game. This is an area-impulse wargame covering the 1916 Easter Rising and the 1922 Battle of Dublin - both part of the Irish War of Independence. One player controls Irish rebels and the other controls the British government. The Irish must capture key government buildings and the British must regain control of the city, block by block. This game looks terrific in the photos! This is a large PNP project with 3 counter sheets and a nine page map.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

 
Image credit: Philip Jelley



Viva La Revolution! with design and art by Edward Farren
Viva La Revolution! is a 1 to 2 player game. This is an abstract wargame set in a fictional South American country. One player controls the government and the other rebels seeking to do a coup. If the rebels manage to take control, the players switch roles for the next game. The PNP file is 19 pages and contain all the boards, maps, and counters needed to play. This draws inspiration from some excellent other games so I'm very excited about it!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Viva La Revolution!
Image credit: Edward Farren



Wildfire Rescue! with design and art by Karl Juhlke
Wildfire Rescue! is a 2 to 4 player game. You are park rangers who must battle a forest fire in order to rescue campers. The forest is randomly generated and you will need special tools to make it through the different terrains. The fire spreads through a random die roll at the end of each turn. The PNP file includes a sheet of cards and double sided tiles. I kind of love the simple artwork in this!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Wildfire Rescue!
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Apothecary designed by Thomas Wells with art by Meredith Wells
Apothecary is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, you are playing as medieval herbalists who have come to a small town to cure the sick. You may take two different approaches - actually work to collect the proper herbs to do your job, or function as a snake-oil salesman. But be careful, if you commit too much fraud and they will kick you out of town. The PNP file includes a large board and several individual cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Apothecary
Image credit: Thomas Wells



Dice Phalanx! designed by Hunter Fox
Dice Phalanx! is a 2 player game. This is a wargame played entirely with dice. The dice are the units and can be arranged into formations. Values are compared as players try to break up their opponent's army. There are no PNP components to craft - just dice!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Dice Phalanx!
Image credit: Chris Hansen



The Dark with design and art by Simeon Smith
The Dark is a 1 to 7 player game. Players in the game are adventurers exploring a dungeon. Each character has unique abilities and traits. One player lays out the dungeon cards and the others explore. For each torch an adventurer can light, he or she gains a victory point. The game includes 12 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the black and white version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

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



Tempus Imperium with design and art by Chris Anderson
Tempus Imperium is a solitaire game. This is a roll-and-write style game, but instead of using dice - the game use the date and the current time to generate events. In the game, you are building roads and defeating enemies in order to collect the most gold. The game is printed on a single sheet.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

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



Tempus Quest Episode 0: Some Re-Assembly Required designed by Chris Anderson with art by Robin Gibson
Tempus Quest Episode 0: Some Re-Assembly Required is a solitaire game. This is another game in the new Tempus series. In this one, a stranded crew must repair their spaceship by building 6 replacement parts for it. The game uses the same innovative diceless time mechanic. The PNP file is a single sheet.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tempus Quest Episode 0: Some Re-Assembly Required
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Saca la Lengua designed by Marc Figueras, Òscar Oliver, Marià Pitarque, and Ivan Prat with art by Bascu
Saca la Lengua is a 3 to 5 player game. This is a game about the science of maintaining healthy bacteria in your mouth. The game was developed with scientists as part of a study. The PNP files are only available in Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Saca la Lengua
Image credit: Marc Figueras



Shitty City Lights Committee with design and art by Jake Staines
Shitty City Lights Committee is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are trying to create the best Christmas lights display for their towns. The game uses a rondel to select available actions and a dice drafting mechanic to determine how effective each player will be at those actions. This is the annual Christmas gift PNP design from Jake Staines and everything needed to play is available on a single sheet.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Shitty City Lights Committee
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Tussie-Mussie designed by Elizabeth Hargrave
Tussie-Mussie is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a game about the Victorian tradition of assigning meaning to flowers that are given as gifts. The game uses a unique mechanic where the players take turns dividing two cards into a face-up and face-down pile. The other player than chooses the card he or she would like to take. The PNP file is only 18 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in this thread: Files.

Board Game: Tussie Mussie
Image credit: JoeAubrey



Prince's Gambit designed by Justin Achilli
Prince's Gambit is a 6 to 8 player game. This is a vampire themed horror cooperation game. Players must work together to gain the favor of the vampire prince, but they must also deduce which players are the traitors. (The traitor players all know each other but the others do not.) The game uses a bidding mechanic which can either raise or lower the attempt to win the prince's failure. The PNP file contains several sheets of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available on WargameVault.

Board Game: Prince's Gambit
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Tricky Kitty designed by Joe Hout
Tricky Kitty is a 3 to 6 player game. This is a trick taking game. The winner of each round will collect all the cards and score points based on the amount of kitties. But be careful because the player with the most kitties will not score points. The PNP files include 6 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the black and white version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Tricky Kitty
Image credit: Joe Hout (Note that the free PNP files are in black and white.)



Inhibited designed by Giulio Zambon
Inhibited is a 3 to 8 player game. Draw two cards that indicate where you should touch your fellow gamer and with which body part. Game or harassment lawsuit waiting to happen?
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Inhibited
Image credit: Giulio Zambon



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

As Long as the Grass Grows: The Conquest of the American West 1845-1881 designed by Philip Jelley
As Long as the Grass Grows: The Conquest of the American West 1845-1881 is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a major update to the game with all new roles for the players. Event cards, counters, and rules have all been significantly updated to improve the game play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Version 2.0 of the game.

Board Game: As Long as the Grass Grows: The Conquest of the American West 1845-1881
Image credit: Philip Jelley



Star Trek: The Dice Game designed by Carl White with redesigned art by chas Isaac
Star Trek: The Dice Game is a solitaire game. These are fan made expansions to the game with two-player rules (this is normally a solitaire game) and a sheet of custom made dice labels.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Two-Player Rules and Custom Dice Labels.

Board Game: Star Trek: The Dice Game
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Star Trek: The Dice Game designed by Carl White with redesigned art by S. Goulart
Star Trek: The Dice Game is a solitaire game. These are fan made low ink cards for players who want to try the game without spending a lot on ink. The cards have the minimum amount of graphics needed to play the game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Low Ink Cards.

Board Game: Star Trek: The Dice Game
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Secret Hitler designed by Mike Boxleiter, Tommy Maranges, and Max Temkin with redesigned art by Sander De Cuyper
Secret Hitler is a 5 to 10 player game. This is a fan-made expansion that adds Events to the game that could change the course of play or modify characters. The PNP file includes 7 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Event Deck Expansion.

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



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Welcome to the PNP News! There are tons of active design contests right now and - as always - lots of amazing games.

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Let's get right to it!



PNP Design Contests

Current Contests
2019 54-Card Game Design Contest hosted by Dustin Culbertson.
This is the second annual contest dedicated to 54 cards games. The challenge here is to design a game with no other components other than the cards. There are geekgold prizes, cash prizes, and even the chance at getting published!
Entry Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Voting Deadline: June 30, 2019

2019 9 Card Game Print and Play Design Contest
This is the fourth annual contest dedicated to games that are contained entirely on 9 cards and a few common gaming items. This is my first year hosting the contest. The contest dates were recently extended (due to an illness and other personal delays on my end) and is now accepting entries until March 31, 2019. This contest is always a lot of fun and the design limitations generate some really innovative ideas. Also, thanks to the small size, all of the games are really easy to print and assemble.
Entry Deadline: March 31, 2019
Voting Deadline: May 12, 2019
An additional note on this contest: Professor Ethan Ham (simenzo on BGG) has invited his students studying game design at Bradley University to participate in the contest. There are tons of new and unique games entered in the contest this year from these first-time designers. Come check them out!

2019 Two-Player Design Contest
This is the seventh annual contest focused on two-player games. If you primarily play games with a significant other, this is the contest for you. This contest always generates some really great stuff. The contest is no longer accepting new entries so it is time to play all the awesome games already there.
Voting Deadline: April 30, 2019

2019 Roll and Write Game Design Contest
I believe this is the first ever BGG contest dedicated to Roll and Write Games. (There have been other contests but not hosted on BGG.) There are already several great games entered so try them out or enter some of your own!
Entry Deadline: 01 June 2019
Voting Closes: 15 June 2019



New Games

12 Patrols designed by Scott Allen Czysz with art by Ilya Baranovsky
12 Patrols is a solitaire game. This is an abstract strategy game in which you must place 12 patrols on an 3x3 grid of cards. There are specific rules about how they can be placed by card and by row and column. The PNP game is just 9 cards and requires a few cubes and dice to play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 12 Patrols
Image credit: Scott Allen Czysz



Launch the Dragonslayer! with design and art by Onthewayover
Launch the Dragonslayer! is a solitaire game. In this dexterity game, you must launch your brave hero (we'll call him Clippy) from a stack of dice into a world of adventure! The game is played over several sessions until you are finally able to meet and defeat the dragon. The game requires just 9 cards and a few other common components.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Launch the Dragonslayer!
Image credit: Onthewayover Anonymous



Kar-kas-onn designed by Giulio Zambon
Kar-kas-onn is a 2 to 5 player game. This game is inspired by Carcassonne with a few big differences. It is set in space and the tiles are double sided. Some tiles trigger special events that do things like award bonus points. The PNP file includes 9 pages of tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Kar-kas-onn
Image credit: Giulio Zambon



Oligotrophic with design and art by Quinn Washburn
Oligotrophic is a 2 to 5 player game. Players are trying to grow and develop marine microorganisms in this educational game. This is a strategic game where one lifeform can steal resources and hurt other organisms as they play. The PNP file is available in full color or low ink and includes several sheets of hexagonal tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



Adventure Post: A Path of Self-Learning designed by Eric Higby and Shawn Hescock with art by Dark Realms Maps and Indi Martin
Adventure Post: A Path of Self-Learning is a solitaire game. This is a postcard sized adventure game in which you must develop a character over an adventure of self-discovery. These games are the first part of a larger campaign but are fully playable on their own as well.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Adventure Post: A Path of Self-Learning
Image credit: Shawn Hescock



Adventure Post: 2018 Holiday Teaser designed by Eric Higby and Shawn Hescock with art by Dark Realms Maps and Indi Martin
Adventure Post: 2018 Holiday Teaser is a solitaire game. This is a postcard adventure where you must help Kringle Klaws retrieve her stolen mystical orb from Kris Kringle so that she can deliver gifts to the children of the world.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Adventure Post: 2018 Holiday Teaser
Image credit: Shawn Hescock



Silent Crash designed by Glenn Ford
Silent Crash is a 3 to 11 player game. This is a bidding and bluffing game in which players are trying to control key shares of stock. The PNP file is a single sided token sheet and a small board.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



TINfluence designed by Tobias Heinzen
TINfluence is a 2 player game. This is a space exploration game in which players are trying to gain the most influence on a planet through a series of drafted actions. The PNP file includes several hex pieces and a few cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



The Dance designed by Élanor Grace Rodeffer
The Dance is a 2 player game. This is an abstract strategy game. Each players has five pieces and can move them to adjacent empty intersections or jump over an opponent. If an opponent is jumped, the player may move that piece to any unoccupied space on the board. The goal is to isolate one opponent piece in the center of the board or by getting three of your own pieces across the center of the board. The PNP file includes the rules but no board. It is fairly simple though and could probably be drawn or created on a digital medium fairly easily.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Dance
Image credit: Clark Rodeffer



Lobster Claw designed by Matthew Briggs
Lobster Claw is a 3 to 10 player game. This is a party game where players are trying to add dice to a lobster shaped formation. You can either add your dice to the formation, or cut off a piece of the lobster and give those dice to your opponents. The goal is to be the first player to get rid of all his or her dice. The PNP file is just the rules and lots of dice are required to play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Lobster Claw
Image credit: Chris Hansen



Jotunheim designed by Michael Van Biesbrouck
Jotunheim is a 2 player game. This is an abstract strategy game in which players move their pieces around the board and build up the terrain as they go. Pieces can only move one level up so the goal is to trap your opponent in an unmovable position. The PNP file includes a few cards. You also need stackable tiles. There are 3D Printer files available but you can use any square tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Jotunheim
Image credit: Michael Van Biesbrouck



Robot Barbarossa: Russian Front 1941 designed by Lou Coatney with art by Lou Coatney and Robert Scott Coatney
Robot Barbarossa: Russian Front 1941 is a 1 to 3 player game. This science fiction re-imagining of WWII explores what would have happened if the Axis powers had invented robot warriors. I'm actually just kidding. The "robot" in the title refers to an AI that allows this game to be played solitaire. The game uses hidden Russian units in a traditional hex-and-counter wargame covering Operation Barbarossa.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Robot Barbarossa:  Russian Front 1941
Image credit: Lou Coatney



Summer designed by Enrique Blasco with art by Maria Blasco Arnandis
Summer is a solitaire game. This is a game about building sandcastles. When water and sand mix, you add a tower to build up the structure. You score based on the height of your castle and the number of unplayed cards. The game requires only 18 cards and a few items to make a tower with.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Summer
Image credit: 7isprime



WARLINE: Tactical Fantasy Battles designed by Justin D Leingang with art by Chen-chi huei
WARLINE: Tactical Fantasy Battles is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a large wargame set in a fantasy world but tied to real tactics and strategies. Players both control the armies and carry out actions as individual soldiers. This is a sandbox systems that allows for multiple styles of play, ranging from defeating your opponent through attrition to psychological warfare. This is a large PNP game with many sheets of components.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Free PNP Edition.

From gallery of ElJayPlay
Image credit: Justin Leingang



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Sword and Sail designed by Big Little Games with redesigned art by Janusz Kuśnierek (Skyscraper)
Sword and Sail is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a full graphic redesign with a new redrawn board and action cards. The goal was to make the artwork simple and remove some of the clutter from the original game. The files also include a new rulebook wupdated with the new art and some clarifications.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: The Refreshed Pack.

 
Image credit: Janusz Kuśnierek



Secret Hitler designed by Mike Boxleiter, Tommy Maranges, and Max Temkin with redesigned art by Jp Arévalo
Secret Hitler is a 5 to 10 player game. This is a fan-created expansion for Secret Hitler that adds a new position of Propaganda Minister and two new targets. It is designed to add new features to games with lots of players. The PNP file includes several new cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Propaganda Minister Expansion.

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



Richthofen designed by Mark Jerome and Michael Maners with redesigned art by Bob Bickart
Richthofen is a 2 player game. This is a new fan made expansion that allows the player to enjoy this game solitaire as either the Axis or Allied player. There are also new player mats and boards available in the file section.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Solo Action Cards and Rules.

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



Pocket Landship: Free Trial Version designed by Scott Allen Czysz
Pocket Landship: Free Trial Version is a solitaire game. This is an expansion to the free PNP version of Pocket Landship that brings in new mechanics from the published version of the game. This adds new enemies and new players cards with new actions. The PNP file is 9 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Pocket Landship Expansion.

From gallery of Narrow Gate Games
Image credit: Scott Allen Czysz



The Abstractionist with design and art by Jonas Lidström Isegrim
The Abstractionist is a 1 to 6 player game. There are two new mini-expansions for the game. The Colour Market and the Black and White tiles. These add new mechanics to the game, such as adding colors to the common color pallete or adding rules about how you can paint. Both expansions are small and easy to craft.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

From gallery of Quadrante
Image credit: Jonas Lidström Isegrim



Kaiju Siege with design and art by zombie homer
Kaiju Siege is a solitaire game. This is an expansion for the game based on the North Korean Godzilla ripoff, Pulgasari! The expansion includes the board and two new cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Pulgasari Expansion.

From gallery of zombie_homer
Image credit: zombie homer



Spring designed by Enrique Blasco with art by Maria Blasco Arnandis
Spring is a 2 to 3 player game. This is an update to the garden growing game with clarified rules and beautiful new artwork. The PNP file includes 18 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Spring
Image credit: 7isprime



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

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Hi everyone! Welcome back to the PNP News!

This post wraps up the newly released and updated games from the end of the year. It also includes information on several PNP design contests currently happening now and coming soon.

I will be revisiting 2018 in an upcoming post. I think I missed a few games that were released during the summer (I had an insane summer and fell behind) so I'll be checking over my saved links to make sure nothing is left out.

I also have a long list of games that I've saved to follow up on. These are games that are labeled as PNP on BGG, but as far as I can tell, the designer never released files for the game. I'll be going through the list again to see if there's been any updates to any of those games. Hopefully some of those designers have been able to finish up those games.

Let's jump into the news with the PNP Contests!



PNP Design Contests

Upcoming Contests
2019 54-Card Game Design Contest Discussion Thread
This contest limits games to only a deck of cards with no other components. It's a very cool design challenge. If you'd like to join in the conversation to help shape the future on the contest, please join in the discussion thread.

Current Contests
2018 Mint Tin
This annual contest focuses on games small enough to fit into an Altoids tin. It is accepting entries until January 11, 2019. There's still a few days to finish up your entries!

2019 9 Card Game Print and Play Design Contest
This is the fourth annual contest dedicated to games that are contained entirely on 9 cards and a few common gaming items. This is my first year hosting the contest. The contest is accepting entries until March 03, 2019. This is always a lot of fun and the design limitations generate some really innovative ideas. Also, thanks to the small size, all of the games are really easy to print and assemble.

2019 Two-Player Design Contest
This is the seventh annual contest focused on two-player games. If you primarily play games with a significant other, this is the contest for you. You may enter games in this contest until February 14, 2019 (appropriately for the contest - Valentine's Day!) This contest always generates some really great stuff.



New Games

Solitary Journey designed by Karen Deal Robinson
Solitary Journey is a solitaire game. This is an in-hand card game (no table required) in which you are travelling through several different regions and meeting others who may help or hinder your journey. You are attempting to discover tools and magic that will allow you to settle in a new home. The game requires only a standard deck of cards and the rule book.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Solitary Journey
Image credit: Karen Deal Robinson



Dungeon Cruller with design and art by Brian Garthwaite
Dungeon Cruller is a solitaire game. In this game, you are the proprietor of a donut shop operating in a dungeon. You must develop the best business strategy to sell donuts to the adventurers and inhabitants of a dungeon crawler. You must save enough money to retire before the demand for dungeon donuts dries up! The game includes about 10 pages of components, which includes cards backs.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Dungeon Cruller
Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



Kansho with design and art by Pete Sanders
Kansho is a 2 player game. This is an abstract area control game. Players are trying to cover and control as much of the board as possible. Opponent pieces can be removed by surrounding them. The PNP file is a single board.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Kansho
Image credit: Pete Sanders



Catastrophic designed by Florian Block, Ben Kirman, Kerry Knox, Matthew Shepherd, Matthew Topham, Pen Holland, Rosie Murton, Ruta Czaplinska, and Katylily Westbury-Hawkins
Catastrophic is a 2 to 5 player game. Players in this game are attempting to colonize a new planet by pairing plants and animals to form a new ecosystem. Players may sabotage each other by releasing new predators or parasites into the environment. The PNP file contains all the cards needed to play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Catastrophic
Image credit: Ben Kirman



Civ Dice designed by Eddy Sterckx
Civ Dice is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a civilization building game in which players select dice from a common pool to build up armies, technology, or discover new lands. The dice may possibly modify the values of the dice using the army strength and technology already existing. The PNP file contains 7 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Civ Dice
Image credit: Eddy Sterckx



Ravioli Roadhogs designed by Steve Dee, Hayley Gordon, Shannon Kelly, and Alex Wynnter with art by Chloe Walsh
Ravioli Roadhogs is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a racing game in which hedgehogs are trying to be the first to reach three delicious pasta dinners. The game includes two sheets of cards, a few tokens, and requires some dried pasta such as elbow noodles or shells.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



Pin-up Rummy with design and art by Arif Nezih Savi
Pin-up Rummy is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are trying to collect the greatest collection of vintage pin-up girl artwork. The game is based on Utopian Rummy. The PNP file includes a deck of cards.
The free PNP files for the low art version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Pin-up Rummy
Image credit: Arif Nezih Savi (Note that the free version is watermarked)



Liniell designed by Moritz Dressler
Liniell is a 2 player game. This is an abstract tile laying game. Players try to control the lines and shapes formed by laying the tiles and creating rhombus shapes. The PNP file includes one page of components with optional backs.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Liniell
Image credit: Moritz Dressler



Guildhaven City with design and art by Mike Heim
Guildhaven City is a solitaire game. This is a superhero role playing game replicating the golden age of comic books. You will create a hero and battle villains through a combination of card play and die rolling. Your decisions will affect the overall story in the campaign. The PNP files include all the cards and books needed to play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Guildhaven City
Image credit: Greentea



Martial Cards designed by Al Jameson and Ramel Nasseri
Martial Cards is a 2 player game. This game is an homage to the kung fu movies and games og the 80s and 90s. Players use hand management mechanics to battle each other and determine the victor. The game includes two decks of cards representing different types of martial arts.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

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



The Combatants with design and art by Jonas Lidström Isegrim
The Combatants is a 2 to 100 player game. This is a dueling game that allows players to recreate a variety of dueling styles such as sword fighting and pistols at dawn. The game uses resource management mechanics and lots a dice based combat system. The PNP file includes 4 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Combatants
Image credit: Jonas Lidström Isegrim



Invaders from Galaxy X with design and art by Gilad Yarnitzky
Invaders from Galaxy X is a solitaire game. This is a sci-fi wargame. You must defeat aliens that are attacking the planet before they can call in for reinforcements from their home planet. You must build your defense so it will hold until the last spaceship is destroyed. The PNP file includes a map and a single sheet of counters.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Invaders from Galaxy X
Image credit: Gilad Yarnitzky



Robogram designed by Kornel Farkas
Robogram is a 2 player game. This is an educational game designed to teach programming concepts. Players control robots that are trying to hack into their opponent's servers. The PNP file includes four sheets of cards and a two page board.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Robogram
Image credit: Kornel Farkas



Moscow Assailed, 1941 with design and art by Lou Coatney
Moscow Assailed, 1941 is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a hex-and-counter wargame covering the 1941 Battle of Moscow. The game uses a press-your-luck combat style and has German Offensive Solitaire rules. The game includes a single map and a half page of counters.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Moscow Assailed, 1941
Image credit: Lou Coatney



Crazy Volley designed by Marco Baglioni and David Trambusti with art by Marco Baglioni
Crazy Volley is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a volleyball themed game in which each player controls a team competing to win the championship. The PNP files are currently only available in Italian.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Crazy Volley
Image credit: Marco Baglioni



Card Capture designed by Lucas Gentry
Card Capture is a solitaire game. This is a deck building game which can be played with a regular deck of playing cards or the custom robot themed cards. In the game, you will start with a hand of low value cards and work to purchase the higher value cards. You must also protect your hand from getting captured. The game includes the rules and optional deck of themed playing cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Card Capture
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
Battle of Golems: The Algorithmic Card Game is a 2 to 4 player game. This is an expansion deck using the Scratch Programming Language. (My personal favorite way to teach programming concepts.) This adds to the ability of the game to teach children about programming using the easy to understand Scratch language. The PNP deck includes 5 sheets of cards with optional backs.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: Scratch Programming Cards.

Board Game: Battle of Golems: The Algorithmic Card Game
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Lords of Maleryth designed by Matt Rylatt
Lords of Maleryth is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a deck management game in which you are trying to protect your tableau of cards from your opponents. The game uses a unique mechanic in which the longer you take to think about your turn, the more your opponents are able to scheme against you. The PNP file is fairly large with 20 pages of cards and 8 pages of counters and tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Lords of Maleryth
Image credit: Matt The GM



Till Dice Do Us Part designed by Courtney Murdock
Till Dice Do Us Part is a 2 player game. This game recreates a relationship through the first time a couple meets through a life long relationship. You'll encounter several obstacles along the way that you must overcome. Every turn you will roll two dice from which you can choose to generate outcomes or trigger events. The PNP file includes 26 pages of cards and components (including backs).
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Till Dice Do Us Part
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Moogic designed by Tom Harvey
Moogic is a 2 player game. In this game, players are competing cattle ranchers and must develop the best farm. You can milk, breed, and slaughter your cattle. You may even charge your opponent to graze on your land. The PNP file includes 11 pages of udderly fantastic cards!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Moogic
Image credit: Tom H



Cruciverbalist designed by Crystal Pisano
Cruciverbalist is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players are competing to create the best crossword puzzle. Some words are unique to individual players and others may be shared. The PNP file includes all the game sheets needed to play and requires no cutting or assembling.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Cruciverbalist
Image credit: Alex B



Sask. Watch with design and art by Brad Perry
Sask. Watch is a solitaire game. You play the role of the Sasquatch and must avoid being photographed by 6 people trying to improve your existence. When you encounter a photographer, you must construct a scene that will make the scene as blurry as possible. The game includes 13 pages of tiles or an option to use regular playing cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Sask. Watch
Image credit: Brad Perry



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Highlands designed by Scott Allen Czysz with art by Janine Viglietti
Highlands is a solitaire game. This is a major update to this amazing PNP game with an all new board, cards, and encounters. The game now features more positive encounters, new combat rules, and mechanisms to adjust the difficulty of the game. The PNP file includes 5 sheets of cards (not including card backs), a large board, and a new player mat.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Highlands
Image credit: Scott Allen Czysz



Map Maker with design and art by demon9t
Map Maker is a 1 to 4 player game. The full color version of this game has been released! (Previous PNP versions were only B&W.) The PNP game includes just a few sheets and requires no cutting or assembly.
The free PNP files for the full game are available here: [filepage=166911]Full color version[/filepage].

Board Game: Map Maker
Image credit: Hua Yin



30 Rails with design and art by Julian Anstey
30 Rails is a 1 to 8 player game. This is a variant of the original PNP game with a much larger map and some differences in the layout. The game has also added marsh squares which can be built on, but with a penalty. The PNP file is just a page and requires no cutting or assembly.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: 30 Rails
Image credit: Julian Anstey



Thrive designed by Martin Grider
Thrive is a 2 player game. This is an update and renaming of an older PNP game called Eigenstate. The game has been updated to include rules for paper and pencil rules that will greatly reduce the complexity of building a copy. This is an abstract game in which you move pieces and then add pegs (or fill in circles) that give greater options on future moves. The PNP file includes a board and a few playing pieces.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the game's forum: Link to the free PNP.

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



Zombies in our neighborhood designed by Joseph Propati with art by Joseph Propati and Rob Robinson
Zombies in our neighborhood is a solitaire game. This is a major update to the popular zombie game. You must rescue your family from various homes in the neighborhood during a zombie outbreak. The PNP file has updates rules and artwork and looks better than ever. There are now separate cards for easy and hard versions.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Zombies in our neighborhood
Image credit: Joseph Propati



Real Time Tower Defense designed by Chris East
Real Time Tower Defense is a 2 to 4 player game. This is an update to the original PNP game with streamlined rules and modified components.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Real Time Tower Defense
Image credit: C East



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PNP News - November 01 - 15, 2018

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Welcome back to another round of the PNP News! In this post I'll be taking a look at game released during the first two weeks of November.

Let's take a quick look at a few PNP Design Contests.
Upcoming Contests
I have posted a discussion thread for the 2019 9 Card Contest. It will start early in January. We're discussing a few potential rule changes and a new category focused on micro Legacy style games. If there's something you'd love to see changed from previous years, please come and join the conversation.
2019 9-Card Game Design Contest - Discussion Thread

Current Contests
2018 Mint Tin
This annual contest focuses on games small enough to fit into an Altoids tin. It is accepting entries until January 11, 2019.

2018 Children's Game Print and Play Design Contest
I host this annual contest focusing entirely on games for families to play with young children. There are separate categories for different ages to make it easy to find appropriate games. The contest is accepting entries through December 16, 2017.

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New Games

Raindrops designed by Gregg Jewell with art by Marianne Waage
Raindrops is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a children's dexterity game. Players take turns dropping raindrops onto seed cards in an attempt to flip them to their flower side. The first player to grow all of their flowers is the winner. The PNP file includes two pages of double sided tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Raindrops
Image credit: Marianne Waage



Candy Craze designed by Lance D. Schricke and Theo Strempel with art by Theo Strempel
Candy Craze is a 2 to 5 player game. In this game, players are trick-or-treaters trying to knock on doors and collect as much candy as possible. This is a roll and write game and you fill your candy bag with specially shaped candy pieces according to the roll. The PNP file includes a single page map of the neighborhood and the candy bag grids.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Candy Craze
Image credit: Marianne Waage



Rest In Peace: The Asylum designed by John Kean and Thomas More
Rest In Peace: The Asylum is a solitaire game. This is a horror game in which you must enter an abandoned asylum, explore it, and rid it of evil. When you enter each room you will find a relic. By solving clues, you will hopefully identify which relic is cursed before the ghost can capture you. This is a small and easy to craft PNP game with only a single sheet board and a page of tokens.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Rest In Peace: The Asylum
Image credit: John Kean



Postcard Dungeons designed by Joseph Limbaugh with art by Kristen Immoor
Postcard Dungeons is a 1 to 6 player game. This is a dungeon crawl game using a dice allocation mechanic. All dungeons and hero strength values are set by initial die rolls. When treasures are earned, players can choose between using them for victory points, or as bonuses in the next dungeon. The game is printed on a single sheet and requires no crafting.
The free PNP files for the black and white version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Postcard Dungeons
Image credit: Joseph Limbaugh



Big Time Football with design and art by Andrew S. Fischer
Big Time Football is a 2 player game. This is a US football simulator. Players use charts to keep track of playtime and score. The game is based on NFL aggregated stats and not any particular team so players are on equal footing. The PNP file includes just a few cards and is very easy to craft.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Big Time Football
Image credit: Andrew S. Fischer



Mongoose vs. King Cobra: Indian Ocean Carrier Raid Apr42 with design and art by Lou Coatney
Mongoose vs. King Cobra: Indian Ocean Carrier Raid Apr42 is a 2 to 3 player game. This is a wargame covering the Indian Ocean Carrier Raid (Operation C) in April of 1942. The game includes a large map and a set of naval counters.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Mongoose vs. King Cobra:  Indian Ocean Carrier Raid Apr42
Image credit: Lou Coatney



After School Curse Club designed by Noah Patterson
After School Curse Club is a 1 to 4 player game. In this roll-and-write game, some school children have accidentally summoned a demon into their high school. They must search through the school to find 6 talismans that will banish the demon. The game contains two player boards and requires no construction. It is available for free or pay-what-you-want.
The free PNP files for the full game are available on WargameVault.

Board Game: After School Curse Club
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Jumping designed by David Trambusti and Marco Baglioni with art by Marco Baglioni
Jumping is a 2 player game. This is an abstract strategy game. Players jump their token from card to card on a numbered grid. Each time you jump, you remove a card to reveal a lower number. Eventually one player will not be able to move and the other will win. The PNP file is a deck of numbered cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Murderer's Row designed by William Retert with redesigned art by Brad Olson
Murderer's Row is a solitaire game. This is an update to the retheme of this puzzle game. There are now new birds and rules to make the game a bit more difficult. The PNP file includes a few sheets of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Birds on a Wire retheme.

Board Game: Murderer's Row
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Obelisk designed by Eliot Aretskin-Hariton with art by Eliot Aretskin-Hariton, Bruno Heridet, and Thomas Tamblyn
Obelisk is a 1 to 4 player game. In this game, you are protecting the kingdom while the Queen is away. When stone demons begin to appear, you must capture the demons by deploying towers that will trap the demons and turn them into stone when the sun comes out. The PNP file is just a five pages of tiles. The PNP file is free for the first 250 downloads. Last I checked there were still some available!
The free PNP files for the full game are available in this forum thread.

 
Image credit: Eliot Aretskin-Hariton



Elves Under Hoof designed by Dan Verssen
Elves Under Hoof is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a classic holiday wargame in which Santa's reindeer must defend the north pole from an army of elves. The game is being offered for free during the month of December. The PNP file includes a map and a few counters. It's pretty easy to build with simple rules - but very difficult play. Those elves are vicious!
The free PNP files for the full game are available on the DVG Store.

Board Game: Elves Under Hoof
Image credit: Chris Hansen



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

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