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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 Game Design Contests - August 2019

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

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

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



PNP Design Contests

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

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

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

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

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

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



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PNP News - Feb 11 - Feb 28, 2019

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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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PNP Design Contests

Upcoming Contests (maybe)
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



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PNP News - November 16 - December 31, 2018

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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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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



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Where has time time gone? It seems like I just finished a big catch-up post and now here I am starting another one. Sorry for the long delay but thank you all for your patience. As usual, life is busy - at home, at work, and on BGG.

*** Skip this section if you aren't interested in my contest programming escapades ***

As many readers know, in addition to this blog, I also host several PNP design contests here on BGG. I really enjoy this, but I've been feeling recently like the overhead of managing the contest has gotten kind of overwhelmed with the administrative tasks as the contests have grown in popularity. I've spent hours updating Entries List, categories, manually assigning volunteer playtesters, and writing giant voting forms and each year brings more entries than the year before. (I'm not complaining about that, I'm thrilled to see so many people enjoying the contest!) It was getting unfeasible to keep track of all the changes happening in the game threads and I felt it was distracting me from actually playing the games.

So I had the "brilliant" idea to create a small website to automate some of the administrative tasks, such as generating the Entries List and creating voting forms. I thought, "How hard could it be?" and got to work. Unfortunately, I didn't know much about website design (the last site I built was a static page in the HTML 3 days). So I jumped over to W3Schools, did the PHP lessons and got to work building a dynamic site.

I thought I would just need a few forms and a few pages of output. However, the site quickly grew beyond my initial ideas - early users had tons of great ideas and I'm still not finished building everything I want for it. I should have known that coding projects are never small, but I'm glad I underestimated it at first. If I had known how much work it would be, I'm not sure it would have started - so I'm glad I didn't know that. The site isn't much to look at, but I'm proud of it. Outside of the time spent on the thousands of lines of code I've written, it has already saved me a lot of time. I will be using it for all future contests that I host.

You can check it out below.
Game Design Contest Resource (GDCR)
There's also a GDCR Guild here on BGG where you can make suggestions, report bugs, and ask questions.

By the way, I'm thinking of making an extension to the site where PNP designers can directly submit games that they'd like to see on this blog. That's probably a few months down the road but I think it could be useful to the community and help me get content out on a faster basis.

*** We now resume our regularly scheduled PNP News ***

You may have noticed that the last post ended on April 30, yet this one covers July. There isn't a particular reason for that, it is just the way things worked out this month. I've got a list of all the games from May and June which I'll be adding as soon as I can. I've got a ton to catch up on, but don't worry, I have it all backed up in Excel, I just need to type up the entries.

In the mean time, please enjoy these awesome games which were released (roughly) in the last month.



PNP Contests

Current Contests

2018 Solitaire Print and Play Contest
The 8th Annual Solitaire PNP Contest is now online and already has over 60 entries! If you're a fan of solo gaming, this is one of the best events of the year, though I may be a bit biased...
The contest is currently looking for volunteer playtesters to help play all the incredible games that have been entered and provide feedback to the designers.
New entries are still being accepted as well. It's a great community so please come join the fun!
Entry Deadline: Subject to change - you've got at least a month.

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

24 Hour Contest - August 2018
This is the month contest in which you must try to design and create a PNP entirely within a 24 hour period. This month's theme is "Clown". You must incorporate that into your game in some way. The entry deadline is any time during the month.



New Games

Quilterful designed by Drew Bowling with art by Joshua Norton
Quilterful is a 2 player game. This is a tile laying game where each player is adding patterns to a quilt. Tiles can either be played to draw more tiles or they can score points. You want to gain as many tiles as possible for the best score but also play the high scoring tiles before your opponent does. The PNP file includes 5 pages of tiles 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: Quilterful
Image credit: Drew Bowling



Tiananmen Square: The Unknown Protester designed by Ref Tom Green with art by David Helber
Tiananmen Square: The Unknown Protester is a 2 player game. In this game, players recreate the events of June 5, 1989 where an unknown protester blocked approaching tanks in Tiananmen Square. The game is simple to build (the file includes 3 copies of the game on a single sheet) and is intended to invoke discussion about the significance of the protest.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the game's BGG gallery.

Board Game: Tiananmen Square: The Unknown Protester
Image credit: Tom Green



Dominion of the Stars designed by Eric Vannoy
Dominion of the Stars is a solitaire game. You control a growing empire that must send ships to distant stars to colonize new planets. However, a hostile alien force controlled by an AI will be attempting to stop you. The game includes several sheets of cards, maps, and tokens.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Dominion of the Stars
Image credit: Eric Vannoy



Paint the Roses with design and art by Ben Goldman
Paint the Roses is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a cooperative game set in the Queen of Hearts Garden. You and your teammates are working to paint the roses according to the whims of the Queen. However she changes her mind often and you must communicate this info to the other players so they can paint the garden correctly. Each turn you will draw a card and then place a tile with a clue about the card's instructions that the other players must work together to solve. The PNP file includes the board, cards, and tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Paint the Roses
Image credit: Ben Goldman



Ultima Ratio Regis designed by Ignacio Torres Siles with art by Jesús Peralta García
Ultima Ratio Regis is a 1 to 7 player game. This is a wargame covering the history of Europe from the late 1400s through the French Revolution. The game includes cards, map, and counters. The game is only available in Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Ultima Ratio Regis
Image credit: Jesús Peralta García



Crime Chicky with design and art by Todd Sanders
Crime Chicky is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are heroes trying to defend the city from the evil Crime Chicky. You must save civilians from her stink eggs and ultimately arrest the villain. The game includes 4 pages of components including custom dice.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Crime Chicky
Image credit: Todd Sanders



Star Trek: The Dice Game – Away Team with design and art by Carl White
Star Trek: The Dice Game – Away Team is a solitaire game. This is an expansion to Star Trek: The Dice Game with new missions on new worlds. The PNP file includes 4 sheets of cards (not including the backs).
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Star Trek: The Dice Game – Away Team
Image credit: Carl White



Dice Tiles with design and art by Ryan Scott Moore
Dice Tiles is a 2 to 8 player game. This is an abstract game in which you can choose to add tiles to the playing area or place dice on the tiles to score more points. The game requires just a few tiles and dice in various colors.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Dice Tiles
Image credit: Ryan Moore



Movable Type designed by Robin David
Movable Type is a 1 to 6 player game. This is a word building game. Players will lay down letter cards and score based on the words they create. Impressive words give the player an author card which is grants special abilities. The PNP file includes several sheets of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Movable Type
Image credit: Robin David



Deduction Name Game designed by James Hron
Deduction Name Game is a 7 to 17 player game. This is a party game in which each player writes a secret name on a sheet of paper. The names are then read out load and players must guess who wrote each name. The PNP file is easy to make and you can print as many cards as you'd like.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Deduction Name Game
Image credit: James Hron



Bargain Basement Bathysphere with design and art by Scott Slomiany
Bargain Basement Bathysphere is a solitaire game. This is a legacy roll-and-write game that evolves as you play. No crafting is required to start playing, but the game will be modified as you work your way through. You have a Bathysphere that you're using to explore the depths and your adventures depend on you.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Bargain Basement Bathysphere
Image credit: Mike Vande Ven Jr.



Darling in the Franxx: Training Grounds designed by MingYang Lu
Darling in the Franxx: Training Grounds is a 4 player game. This is a PvP game based on an anime. You'll pick characters and use special abilities to fight.
The free PNP files for the low art version are available on Link to PNP files.

Board Game: Darling in the Franxx: Training Grounds
Image credit: MingYang Lu



Code Geass: Knightmare Chess designed by MingYang Lu
Code Geass: Knightmare Chess is a 2 player game. This is an extension to chess using a theme from an anime. You'll use cards that bend the rules of chess and give you unique abilities to win.
The free PNP files for the full game are available on Link to PNP files.

Board Game: Code Geass: Knightmare Chess
Image credit: MingYang Lu



Taifa: Intriga y guerra en la Hispania Medieval designed by Victor Catala, Alex Folch, Jesus Peralta, and Ignacio Torres Siles with art by Jesus Peralta
Taifa: Intriga y guerra en la Hispania Medieval is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a historical wargame set in Spain of 9th century. Players represent the different Muslim and Christian kingdoms in power at the time. Players use event cards to drive the game. The graphics are fantastic! It is available in Spanish only.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Taifa: Intriga y guerra en la Hispania Medieval
Image credit: Jesus Peralta



Charlatans designed by Jeff Toth
Charlatans is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are psychics, trying to outguess each other to determine information about the other players. The cards use misdirection and guesswork. The PNP files are 5 pages of cards and email signup required to get the files.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

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



CatheDraw: Revolt with design and art by Niklas Hook
CatheDraw: Revolt is a 1 to 5 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players are competing to build cathedrals. You gain resources each turn that you can use to build with. If you gain too much unused gold though, it could lead to a revolt in the population. The game just has a few pages to print.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: CatheDraw: Revolt
Image credit: Niklas Hook



Niimura Station designed by Nathan Hansen
Niimura Station is a solitaire game. In this game, you are managing a train station in Japan and must take care of the passengers' needs as they pass through. The game includes 18 pages of cards (which includes fronts and backs) and a board. Several cubes are required as well.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Niimura Station
Image credit: Nathan Hansen



Map Maker with design and art by demon9t
Map Maker is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which you and fellow adventures go out exploring, fighting monsters, and finding new dungeons. At the end of the day, you will return to your base and create a new map. This is a demo version of the full game.
The free PNP files for the black and white version are available on WargameVault.

Board Game: Map Maker
Image credit: Jeff Clarke (note that the free files are in B&W)



Rack Patrol designed by Geoffrey Greer
Rack Patrol is a solitaire game. This is a card-driven submarine war game. You take on the the command role of a single Gato-class submarine during WWII, on the hunt for Japanese targets in the Pacific. The PNP file includes 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: Rack Patrol
Image credit: Martin Gonzalvez



Destination Earth with design and art by Andy Nicholas
Destination Earth is a solitaire game. In this game, you will control two surviving crew members after their ship is attacked by aliens. You must keep them alive while navigating to Earth. The PNP file includes a board and about 5 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: Destination Earth
Image credit: MadLad Designs



Lost Artifact with design and art by Pasko Zhelev
Lost Artifact is a solitaire game. In this game, you are an explorer trying to find an artifact from a map you discovered at another site. The game includes 2 pages of cards 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: Lost Artifact
Image credit: Pasko Zhelev



Sector 7 designed by Matthew Peter Bailey
Sector 7 is a 2 player game. This is an abstract space fighting game in which the players move ships around a circular board through the use of cards and try to eliminate their opponent. The PNP file includes a board and 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: Sector 7
Image credit: Matthew Bailey



Constellation Cosplay with design and art by Tim W. K. Brown
Constellation Cosplay is a 1 to 99 player game. This is a party game to be played at conventions. You will write down the name of a character next to each constellation and the first person to see Cosplay of each of the characters wins. The game is printable on a single sheet and requires no cutting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available .

Board Game: Constellation Cosplay
Image credit: Tim Brown



The Drawing Game: The hilarious sketching race.
The Drawing Game: The hilarious sketching race. is a 5 to 20 player game. This is a drawing game in which players on two different teams race to draw a picture and be the first to have their team guess what it is. The PNP file includes several sheets of words and it requires no cutting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available .

Board Game: The Drawing Game: The hilarious sketching race.
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Evolution Island designed by Aleksandar Saranac with art by Marko Stamatovic
Evolution Island is a solitaire game. Players in this game are trying to grow and sustain evolving lifeforms on a remote island. You must balance the goal of becoming the dominant species without causing extinction to the others. The PNP file includes 3 pages of tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available .

Board Game: Evolution Island
Image credit: Aleksandar Saranac



Task Forces and Convoys: A Naval Chess Game with design and art by Lou Coatney
Task Forces and Convoys: A Naval Chess Game is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a fast playing WW2 naval wargame. You have your choice of playing either on a grid of squares or a hex map. The game is simple enough for children to play or there is a historic option for those wanting a more advanced game. The PNP file includes several options for boards, counters, and charts.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Task Forces and Convoys:  A Naval Chess Game
Image credit: Lou Coatney



SPQF designed by Grant Rodiek with art by Sid Quade and Fredrik Skarstedt
SPQF is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a civilization building deck management game where you are developing your people. You can choose their areas of focus but you must be careful since other players will always be trying to steal your ideas. The PNP file includes 11 pages of cards and boards.
The free PNP files for the low art version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: SPQF
Image credit: Grant Rodiek



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Dice of Arkham designed by Mads L. Brynnum with redesigned art by Brother Iato
Dice of Arkham is a solitaire game. This is a redesign of the game's board with awesome new thematic graphics. Just a single page and it looks great!
The free PNP files for the full game are available Dice of Arkham Custom Playmat.

Board Game: Dice of Arkham
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Fairy Tale in my Pocket designed by Rebekah Bissell with redesigned art by Martin Gonzalvez
Fairy Tale in my Pocket is a 1 to 2 player game. This is an artistic redesign of the classic PNP game with a Legend of Zelda theme.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Zelda in My Pocket cards.

Board Game: Fairy Tale in My Pocket
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Games Cards designed by Igor Larchenko
Games Cards is a 1 to 99 player game. This PNP game is designed to help you choose what game to buy or play next. The designer just released an update of newer games to keep your potential play list up to date. The PNP file includes 5 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: Games Cards
Image credit: Igor Larchenko



Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

Assembly designed by Janice Turner and Stu Turner with art by Mike Jessup
Assembly is a 1 to 2 player game. In this cooperative game, players are trying to build a spaceship to escape a space station. A virus on the ship has killed everyone and you must escape before it can kill you as well. The game is fast playing and small enough to fit in your pocket.
The free PNP files for the full game are available on Kickstarter.

Board Game: Assembly
Image credit: Ann Jones



Fantastic Factories designed by Joseph Z Chen and Justin Faulkner with art by Joseph Z Chen
Fantastic Factories is a 1 to 5 player game. You are racing against the other players to build the most factories and produce the most goods in this Simultaneous Action Selection game. You'll choose to bid on blueprints or hire contractors and you'll assign your workers to various tasks or train them to do more things. The PNP file includes 16 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available on Kickstarter.

Board Game: Fantastic Factories
Image credit: Eric



Blood Royals designed by Jason Tagmire with art by Bryan Fischer
Blood Royals is a 2 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which you must navigate an ever changing political landscape. The PNP version includes one sheet to try out the game.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available on Kickstarter.

Board Game: Blood Royals
Image credit: Jeff Niekamp



Star Maps with design and art by Bryan Fischer
Star Maps is a 1 to 99 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which you must discover and chart new star systems. The PNP file includes a single sheet for trying the game out.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available on Kickstarter.

Board Game: Star Maps
Image credit: Jeff Niekamp



Sabotage designed by Tim Fowers and Jeff Krause with art by Ryan Goldsberry
Sabotage is a 2 to 4 player game. Sabotage is a game of team stealth tactics. Two teams compete - Spies trying to save the world, and the Villains trying to stop them. Spies must be clever and quiet, while the Villains must deduce and hunt. The game is based somewhat on Battleship but with several new components added. The PNP game comes with 5 pages of components.
The free PNP files for the low art version are available on Kickstarter.

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



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PNP News - March 3, 2018 - April 30, 2018 - part 3

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Hello everyone and welcome to the PNP News!

This is the last in a series of 3 catch up posts that brings us current to April 30th. (Games released in May will be in the next post).

This post includes tons of games from the 2018 9-Card Nanogame Print and Play Design Contest which I've highlighted in a special section of the post. Each of these games is only 9 cards, uses just a few dice or cubes, and is super easy to make and get crafting. The contest is wrapping up soon so if you haven't already, please go and check out the thread, make some of the games, and vote for your favorites.

Let's get to the new games! There are over 30 games in this post ranging from trivia to wargames. You're sure to find something you'll love here.



PNP Contests

Completed Contests

2018 Two-Player PnP Game Design Contest
This contest recently completed and announced its winners. Congrats to the following games!
d10-1 Seasons of Rice by Corry Damey
d10-2 The Lost Socks by Jessica Loredo
d10-3 Disloyal Royals by Brad Perry
The full list of winners in other categories can be found in here.

Current Contests

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

Contests in the Voting Stage

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

Upcoming Contests

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



New Games from the 9 Card Contest

Count of Nine designed by Scott A with art by Giampiero Randazzo
Count of Nine is a solitaire game. This is a euro-style game in which you are trying to build the most valuable buildings. Cards show various buildings and the resources needed to create them. Some buildings will give you the resources to build others. I've really enjoyed this game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Count of Nine
Image credit: Scott A



Carnival Games with design and art by Rachel Bruner
Carnival Games is a 1 to 3 player game. You have taken a child to the local carnival and want to win him or her the biggest carnival prize they have. You must play the different games and trade in smaller prizes for larger ones. Each player determines a skill that will help with some games and will work together to win them all. The game is a series of mini-dice games where you must roll certain values or numbers to win.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Carnival Games
Image credit: Chris Hansen



Quaterni Lapilli designed by Francesco Ubbiali with art by Francesco "Rugerfred" Sedda
Quaterni Lapilli is a 2 player game. You and an opponent are low level Roman politicians during the Gallic Wars who have been charged with managing the city, collecting taxes, and defending against Barbarian attacks. You must outwit your opponent to earn the field promotion.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



Cambridge with design and art by Scott L. Hill
Cambridge is a 2 player game. This is an abstract area control game. Players deploy units into villages and strongholds and then finally have a battle to determine the winner.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



Goblin Mountain with design and art by Roman Flückiger
Goblin Mountain is a 1 to 2 player game. In this game, you've raided a goblin cave to steal their treasure. Unfortunately, they've discovered you so you must escape before they can capture you. You must fill your pockets with as much treasure as possible on your way out.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Goblin Mountain
Image credit: Roman Flückiger



The Coin Tribes' Revolt: Boudica's Rebellion Against Rome designed by Laurie Phillips with art by Karin McClure
The Coin Tribes' Revolt: Boudica's Rebellion Against Rome is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a miniaturized version of the COIN system covering the Boudica led rebellion against Rome in 60 AD by Boudica.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: The Coin Tribes' Revolt: Boudica's Rebellion Against Rome
Image credit: Luke Ray



Wokou with design and art by Joe Schmidt
Wokou is a solitaire game. You are the sole survivor of a massive attack that killed everyone in your village. You've managed to track the attackers to their village and found them drunk and asleep. You must search their village for your stolen sword and then get your revenge. Each turn you'll reveal enemy cubes on the cards and draw dice to determine if you were able to successfully attack them while avoiding detection.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Wokou
Image credit: Joe Schmidt



New Games

Desolate with design and art by Jason Glover
Desolate is a solitaire game. In this game, you are the only survivor of a rescue mission to a station on a remote moon. You must explore the station, find items, defeat foes, and escape. This game looks pretty cool. The PNP file is 8 pages of cards which includes backs.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Desolate
Image credit: Jason Glover



Gunfighter designed by Derrick Hwang with art by Finn McAvinchey
Gunfighter is a 2 player game. In this game, you an an opponent are having an old west gun fight. You must determine what skills your fighter has at the beginning of the game. Each turn you'll chose one skill to use when firing. You must also balance keeping your gun loaded and avoiding getting hit yourself. The PNP file includes 6 pages of cards with optional backs.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

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



Big Time Stickball designed by Andrew S. Fischer
Big Time Stickball is a 2 player game. This is a baseball style card game in which players must try to anticipate the pitches and hitting styles of their opponent. It comes with 11 pages of cards and a board.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Big Time Stickball
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Innkeepers designed by Nick Shaw
Innkeepers is a 2 player game. In this game, players are competing to be the best innkeepers by brewing and serving excellent beers. The PNP file includes 9 pages of components.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Innkeepers
Image credit: Nick Shaw



Paradox: The time travel card game
Paradox: The time travel card game is a 2 to 4 player game. You are one of the children of a time traveler who wishes to hand over his legacy. You must use time travel to prevent your siblings from being born so that you can claim the inheritance. Players track various timelines as they progress through the game. The PNP file is 13 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

 
Image credit: Pete Sanders



Drinkuisition designed by Matthew Gregory and [person=104859]Carmelo Spatazza[/person] with art by Matthew Gregory
Drinkuisition is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a trivia game in which players must take a drink upon getting a wrong answer. The PNP file includes 40 pages of cards (which includes the card backs).
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

 
Image credit: Matthew Gregory



Dragons vs Unicorns designed by with art by Louise FleetingEmber
Dragons vs Unicorns is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players use magical elements to battle each other. You can also hire mercenaries to do some of the work for you. You can win either by eliminating your opponent, building up your life to 99 health points, or hiring all the mercenaries. The choice is up to you. The game includes 21 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: Dragons vs Unicorns
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Listit designed by Erik Ahsgren, Bjorn Bergstrom, and Bjorn Torstensson
Listit is a 3 to 12 player game. This is a trivia game in which players are given a question from a card and each will write down 5 possible answers. They get a point for any answer that matches those of other players. The PNP demo file includes three pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the demo version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Listit
Image credit: Bjorn Bergstrom



Myth of Theuth designed by Davide Bevilacqua
Myth of Theuth is a 2 to 7 player game. In this game, you are exploring the history of communication throughout history in order to discover the invention of writing. The game is very large and contains multiple pages of components in several files.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Myth of Theuth
Image credit: Myth of Theuth



Invasion Busters with design and art by John Kean
Invasion Busters is a 2 to 9 player game. You are working to defend an island from outside pests such as non-native insect life that stowaways on ships and airplanes. This is an educational game designed to teach children about biosecurity and is based on actual techniques used in New Zealand. The game contains 10 pages of cards and a large board.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Invasion Busters
Image credit: John Kean



Flipping Zombies with design and art by Robin Gibson
Flipping Zombies is a solitaire game. This is a dexterity game in which you are flipping bullets at zombies. Each card is marked with a circle and you must flip a token (such as a bottle cap) with your finger and have it land in the circle to kill the zombie. The game is just 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: Flipping Zombies
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Spring designed by Enrique Blasco with art by Maria Blasco Arnandis
Spring is a 2 to 3 player game. This is an abstract strategy game where you are laying matching symbols of flowers on top of each other in an attempt to get the largest connected bed of your flowers. The PNP file is just 18 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Link to the PNP files.

Board Game: Spring
Image credit: 7isprime



Equilíbrio with design and art by Wagner Gerlach
Equilíbrio is a 2 to 4 player game. This is an abstract strategy game in which you are trying to balance the five elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. It is played on a modular board. There are three pages of pieces in the PNP file.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Equilíbrio
Image credit: Wagner Gerlach



Scissor Fight designed by Glenn Ford
Scissor Fight is a 2 to 6 player game. In this game, you must cut up paper to fit inside pre-determined shapes. You may not compare sizes before cutting so you take a chance by cutting larger pieces. The PNP file is a single sheet.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Scissor Fight
Image credit: Chris Hansen



Confident? designed by Ceri Price and Natalie Podd
Confident? is a 3 to 99 player game. This is a trivia game in which you answer questions using a range instead of a direct answer. You must have the smallest accurate range to win. The PNP file is 9 sheets which includes rules and all components.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

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



Scavenge designed by Dan Chou with art by Henry Hammond
Scavenge is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a press-your-luck game in which each player is a raccoon trying to collect the most garbage. But if they get too greedy they might knock over a garbage can and alert the home owners. The PNP file includes 8 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available .

Board Game: Scavenge
Image credit: Dan Chou



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

KaijuDice! designed by Monsieur Bons with redesigned art by Marianne Waage
KaijuDice! is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a redesign of an older PNP game with all new artwork for the monsters. It is designed to fit within a 6 inch tin. The PNP file has just a few components to craft.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Redesign of the game.

Board Game: KaijuDice!
Image credit: Marianne Waage



Micro Space Empire designed by Robert Bartelli with redesigned art by Ltn Koen
Micro Space Empire is a solitaire game. This is a fan-made update that include 8 new cards for added variety of this classic PNP game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available New cards to expand the game.

Board Game: Micro Space Empire
Image credit: Magic Erwt



Star Wars: Stolen Plans Card Game with design and art by Matthew Meadows
Star Wars: Stolen Plans Card Game is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a new expansion of 18 cards to bring the characters and events of The Last Jedi into the game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Last Jedi Expansion.

Board Game: Star Wars: Stolen Plans Card Game
Image credit: Matthew Meadows



Cthulhu Zap designed by Nicholas Fletcher
Cthulhu Zap is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a revised version of the original game with streamlined rules and an updated board. The PNP file only requires printing the board.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Cthulhu Zap
Image credit: Nicholas Fletcher



Imperium: From Republic to Empire designed by Mike Mollineaux
Imperium: From Republic to Empire is a 3 to 5 player game. This is a revised edition of the game with rules designed to shorten the game and give it a more euro feel. The artwork has also been updated and improved.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

 
Image credit: Mike Mollineaux



Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition) designed by Simon Cogan
Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition) is a solitaire game. There is a new expansions for this game. These expansions included the 5th doctor with his companion.
The free PNP files for the full game are available The 5th Doctor Expansion.

Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second Edition)
Image credit: Simon Cogan



Space Frontier designed by Aaron Dona and John Mathison with art by Chris Pritchard
Space Frontier is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a 4x space game in which players are trying to expand into a new region of space and command the most influence. The game uses a modular map that is built as the players explore the area. You can choose to focus on trade, research, or conquest to become more powerful.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Board Game: Space Frontier
Image credit: Aaron Dona



Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden with design and art by Todd Sanders
Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden is a 1 to 2 player game. In this game, you are a trying to grow a garden that will win an award. But your neighbors keep coming over to bother you so you've got to go on vacation - during which time your neighbors will eat some of your produce. You've got to keep match your vegetables next to each other to win the prize. Also, all the characters in the game are personified vegetables. The Kickstarter campaign has been updated and does not include a PNP file, but you can still download the original PNP game from the file section on the game's BGG page.
The free PNP files for the full game are available on Kickstarter.

Board Game: Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden
Image credit: Scott Allen



The Neverland Rescue designed by Scott Almes with art by Michael Cofer, Jacqui Davis, Danny Devine, and Jeff Wallace
The Neverland Rescue is a 2 player game. This is a two player game where one player controls Peter Pan and the other Captain Hook. Each player has different goals, with Hook using clues to try and discover Pan's hiding place and Pan trying to rescue the kidnapped inhabitants of the island. The PNP file includes 11 pages of cards, tokens, and other components.
The free PNP files for the prototype version are available on Kickstarter.

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



Enchanters: Overlords designed by Rafał Cywicki with art by Mariusz Gandzel, Mateusz Michalski, and Bartek Repetowski
Enchanters: Overlords is a 2 to 4 player game. Creatures and the overlords are attacking your villages and you must defend against them. The game is very quick to learn and set up. The PNP file includes 12 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available on Kickstarter.

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



Mad Love designed by Darth Rimmer with art by Daryl Toh Liem Zhan
Mad Love is a 2 player game. This is a coop Lovecraftian game. You and your partner are trapped in a nightmare and must send each other dreams to find the way out. You must also fend off madness in order to save each other. The PNP file is just 18 cards.
The free PNP files for the black and white version are available on Kickstarter.

Board Game: Mad Love
Image credit: Travis Watkins (note the free PNP files are in black and white)



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PNP News - March 3, 2018 - April 19, 2018 - part 1

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Hey everyone! Welcome to the PNP News! As happens from time to time, I'm a bit behind, but I'm finally here with a batch of 25 updates! There are several games still on my list to do, but I wanted to get this post out now instead of making you wait for the full list. I've got a list of games ready to go for the next batch (and more get released almost every day!) so I will hopefully have the next post out much quicker.

But first, let's take a look at what's happening in the world of PNP Design Contests!



PNP Contests

Completed Contests

2018 54-Card Game Design Contest
This contest recently completed and announced its winners. Congrats to the following games!
d10-1 Fallen Angels by John Kean
d10-2 Dolphin Overlord by Thomas Gowen
d10-3 Deck of Many Dungeons by Adam Perry
The full list of winners can be found in the contest thread.

Current Contests

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

Contests in the Voting Stage

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

2018 Two-Player PnP Game Design Contest
This is the 6th year for the contest dedicated exclusively to two-player games. This is the perfect contest to find games to enjoy with your significant other or just a coworker over lunch.
Voting Deadline: May 14th, 2018

Upcoming Contests

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



New Games

Fallen Angels designed by John Kean
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Fallen Angels is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a very unique cooperative game in which players have cards with distinct symbols on both sides. However, only some of the symbols from the front of the card are on the back of the card. You must fan yours cards so the others can see the symbols on the back and play cards from their hands that match the symbols they can see. You must then deduce what symbols are showing on your card. By doing this, you will be able to arrest the criminals shown on the cards. The PNP includes 10 sheets of cards which are printed front and back.

Board Game: Fallen Angels
Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



Villagers with design and art by Haakon Gaarder
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Forum Threads on the game BGG page. Link to PNP
Villagers is a 1 to 5 player game. In this game, survivors of the black death are trying to rebuild medieval Europe after the population has been ravaged by the disease. Each player will build his or her own village and try to make it the most prosperous. Players will produce food, use that to support more people, and build new industries. The PNP file includes 21 pages of cards.

Board Game: Villagers
Image credit: Dave Clarke



The Invitation designed by Zain Rizvi
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
The Invitation is a 3 to 5 player game. This is a coop game in which players are working together to solve a mystery in an old mansion before they go mad. The mansion map is built as it is explored so every game is different. The game includes several cards and room tiles.

Board Game: The Invitation
Image credit: Zain Rizvi



Incognito: Road Trip designed by Cliff Robinson
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Incognito: Road Trip is a solitaire game. This is an adventure game played with a standard deck of cards. The different suits all represents different elements of the game such as heroes, money, and enemies. You must safely navigate across the kingdom, defeating enemies on the way.

Board Game: Incognito: Road Trip
Image credit: Karen Robinson



Recycling designed by Martino Chiacchiera and Jon Perry
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Recycling is a 2 to 5 player game. This is a roll and write game designed to teach children about Recycling. Each turn you roll dice which can either be used as material to be recycled or for a special power. There is one page to print and some optional dice that can be made. The game is only available in Italian.

Board Game: Recycling
Image credit: dV Giochi



Air, Land, and Sea designed by Jon Perry
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Air, Land, and Sea is a 2 player game. Players are fighting a war with naval, air, and land forces. Each players has cards that can be used in a specific theater when played face up or in any theater when played face down (for a lower value). The PNP file is just 18 cards.

Board Game: Air, Land, & Sea
Image credit: Jon Perry



Vanquisher designed by Gimo Barrera
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Vanquisher is a 2 to 4 player game. Vanquisher is a strategic kingdom building game. Players take turns constructing buildings, growing their armies, and bribing officials in order to spread their influence on the unclaimed territory. It is up to the players to manage their resources to help grow their kingdom, and stop others from growing theirs. (Description from the game). This is a large PNP project with several files included.

Board Game: Vanquisher
Image credit: Gimo Barrera



The Court of Xiang Chi with design and art by Todd Sanders
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
The Court of Xiang Chi is a solitaire game. In this game, you must manage your kingdom while preventing the Daemon Princes from taking over the court. You must manage what cards are in your court so that you can use military strength to remove Daemon Princes but also carry out other tasks. The PNP file is 52 cards. The game was removed from BGG for some time due to publisher interest, but it is now available again as PNP. If you missed it the first time, now you can finally check it out.

Board Game: The Court of Xiang Chi
Image credit: Chris Hansen



Skyline 54 designed by Nick Shaw
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Skyline 54 is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are using cards to build skyscrapers. Points are earned based on which skyscrapers are the tallest and which landscapes are the widest. The game uses a standard deck of cards but an optional thematic deck is provided as well.

Board Game: Skyline 54
Image credit: Nick Shaw



Batalha espacial with design and art by Wagner Gerlach
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Batalha espacial is a 2 player game. This is a space combat game where players are competing for resources. The game uses a dial that players will spin to receive resources. The PNP file is just three pages. The dial is designed to be printed and glue to the lid of a margarine tub.

Board Game: Batalha espacial
Image credit: Wagner Gerlach



Hands of Time with design and art by Rachel Bruner
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Hands of Time is a solitaire game. In Hands of Time, you are trapped inside of time itself and must escape by building a clock that will allow you to escape. But Father Time is trying to catch you so you must constantly avoid him while trying to complete your clock - all before 12 hours have passed! This game is a single deck of 54 cards. Side note: I've interacted with the designer several times and she's one of the nicest people on BGG!

Board Game: Hands of Time
Image credit: Rachel Bruner



Banquet designed by Chris Manley and Nick Shaw
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Banquet is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, you are lords during the time of King Arthur. You are trying to be seated at the royal banquet next to the most influential people in the kingdom. But other players (and a rogue AI) will continually mess up your plans. The PNP game is just 54 cards.

Board Game: Banquet
Image credit: Nick Shaw



Boat Survival with design and art by William Snuzzlebutt
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Boat Survival is a solitaire game. In this game, you are exploring the seven seas in a row boat. This is a roll-and-write dice rolling game where you're trying to survive the elements and explore with starving to death. The game is printed on a single sheet.

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



1859: The Railroad Card Game designed by Andrew S. Fischer
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
1859: The Railroad Card Game is a 2 player game. Players are competing rail barons trying to connect US cities by train. They must win contracts, maintain enough labor and cash to fill them, and get investors. The game is played over 11 rounds and includes 9 pages of cards.

Board Game: 1859: The Railroad Card Game
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Blooms designed by Nick Bentley
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Blooms is a 2 player game. This is an abstract territory control game where players are trying to create areas of solid color on the board. Each player controls two colors which makes the game much more vibrant than your typical abstract. You are attempting to capture your opponents colors by completely surrounding them. The PDF files are just boards of different sizes.

Board Game: Blooms
Image credit: Nick Bentley



Temple of the Feathered Serpent: Expansion Pack designed by David Neumann, Cate Pfeifer, and William Retert with art by Cate Pfeifer and Jody Zipp
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Temple of the Feathered Serpent: Expansion Pack is a solitaire game. This is an expansion for Temple of the Feathered Serpent. This is a set of 9 cards that adds items and dangers to the game. You can add as many or as few of the cards to the base game as you would like.

Board Game: Temple of the Feathered Serpent: Expansion Pack
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Lines of Battle Series 2: Game of Samurai Tactics with design and art by Jason M. Kruse
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page.
Lines of Battle Series 2: Game of Samurai Tactics is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a chit-pull activation wargame set in the Sengoku period. The game is played on a Go style board uses unique symbols for the units and generals. The game comes with several different types of units and six different scenarios.

Board Game: Lines of Battle Series 2: Game of Samurai Tactics
Image credit: Jason Kruse



Matapan: The Naval Battle for Greece, Mar41 with design and art by Lou Coatney
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Web Links Section on the game's BGG page.
Matapan: The Naval Battle for Greece, Mar41 is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a wargame covering the WWII naval battle between Allied and Italian forces on 27-28 March 1941. The game includes a map and countersheet with several variants including dummy units.

Board Game: Matapan:  The Naval Battle for Greece, Mar41
Image credit: Lou Coatney



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

1800 designed by Antonio Leal with art by O M
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Colorado Travel Theme map
1800 is a 2 to 3 player game. This is a redesigned map for the game. The PNP file is a single sheet.

Board Game: 1800: Colorado
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Recycling Route designed by Matt Golec with art by Jake Staines
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Files Section on the game's BGG page. Redesigned board
Recycling Route is a 1 to 4 player game. This is an update to the roll and write game in which you are driving a recycling truck. All new graphics have been created that are still easy on the printer. You must design the best route to pick up all the recycling and avoid filling up the landfill. The PNP file is just a single board.

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



Lord of the Rings: The Adventure Deck Game designed by Michele Esmanech with art by alain fa
The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found in the Forum Threads on the game BGG page. Fan Made Map
Lord of the Rings: The Adventure Deck Game is a solitaire game. This is a fan made map for the classic PNP game. The map is available in both English and French.

From gallery of FA600
Image credit: alain fa


Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

Filler designed by Jonathan Chaffer with art by Claire Donaldson
This is available on Kickstarter until April 29, 2018. The PNP files are free for the full game. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Filler on Kickstarter
Filler is a 1 to 5 player game. Players are pastry chefs trying to keep their pantry stocked with ingredients needed to fill their pastries. On each turn, you can either lay down cards as a recipe or restock your pantry for future turns. Some cards have special powers as well. The game has terrific artwork and includes 11 pages of cards.

Board Game: Filler
Image credit: Jason Kotarski



Fire in the Library designed by Tony Miller and John Prather with art by Katie Khau and Beth Sobel
The Kickstarter campaign has ended but the PNP files are still available there. The PNP files are free for the black and white version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Fire in the Library on Kickstarter
Fire in the Library is a 1 to 6 player game. This is a press-your-game in which players are trying to save books from a burning library. The game is filled with special cards that allow you to save more books, contain the fire, or steal from your opponents. The game ends as soon as an entire wing of the library burns.

Board Game: Fire in the Library
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



Unbroken designed by Artem Safarov with art by Alina Marchewka, Nikolai Ostertag, and Jacob Atienza
This is available on Kickstarter until April 25, 2018. The PNP files are free for the prototype art version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Unbroken on Kickstarter
Unbroken is a solitaire game. This is an adventure game in which you are the sole survivor of a band of adventures that failed in their quest. You must create new weapons and fight monsters on your way out of the hostile territory. You must collect resources to both sustain yourself and defend against the battles you'll have on your way home. This is a large PNP build with about 50 pages of cards and boards to assemble.

Board Game: Unbroken
Image credit: Artem Safarov



Crypt designed by Jeff Chin and Andrew Nerger with art by Jeff Chin
This is available on Kickstarter until May 01, 2018. The PNP files are free for the low art version. The PNP files can be found at the following link(s): Crypt on Kickstarter
Crypt is a 1 to 4 player game. In this game, you are a grave robber sending servants into the crypts to steal buried treasures. The game uses a dice placement mechanic so that the harder you make your servant work, the faster they will become exhausted. The PNP file includes 7 pages of cards.

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



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

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



PNP Contests

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

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

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

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

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



New Games

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

Board Game: 9 Card Siege
Image credit: Chris Hansen



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

Board Game: Cats vs Dogs
Image credit: Chris Hansen



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

Board Game: DUNE: Struggle for Arrakis
Image credit: Steffen Beck



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

Board Game: Washing Lines
Image credit: Mark Tuck



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

Board Game: Bear Went Over the Mountain
Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



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

Board Game: Snowbirds: Storms
Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



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

Board Game: Going Further
Image credit: Claudio Moratto



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

Board Game: Barbers!
Image credit: Marianne Waage



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

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



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

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



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

Board Game: Escape From Dinosaur Island!
Image credit: The Maverick



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

Board Game: Supernatural Socks
Image credit: Andrew Birkett



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

Board Game: Tracks on Mars
Image credit: Marco Grubert



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

Board Game: Kagami
Image credit: Gary Boyd



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

Board Game: Killer Dinner
Image credit: Allison Whitney



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

Board Game: War of Warships
Image credit: Evgeniy Zhuravlevich



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

Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second Edition)
Image credit: Simon Cogan



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

Board Game: Pusher Kings
Image credit: Clark Timmins



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

Board Game: BuzzPutt
Image credit: Clark Timmins



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

Board Game: Minty's Bootiful Football Game
Image credit: Alex Bardy



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

Board Game: Starseer
Image credit: Clark Timmins



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

Board Game: Bug
Image credit: James



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

Board Game: Escape Team
Image credit: Fabian Hemmert



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

Board Game: Young Jacob Marley
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

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

Board Game: Ambagibus
Image credit: Marianne Waage



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

Board Game: Yeomen: The 9 Card Agincourt Game
Image credit: Chris Hansen



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

Board Game: Kingdom of Heroes
Image credit: Gláucio Reis



Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

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

Board Game: Street Rod: the card game
Image credit: Jan Willem van Dijk



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

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



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

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