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

I also wanted to take a moment to apologize for the lack of updates. Work has been very worky recently. There are many great PNP games to talk about and I will be doing so soon. Tonight, I'll be relaxing with family at a BBQ but I'll start posting updates this weekend. Thanks for your patience.
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PNP News - March 16 - 31, 2019

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

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

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



New Games

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

Image credit: Joseph Propati



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

Image credit: Eric T



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

Image credit: Chris Hansen



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

Image credit: Danko Petrovic



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

Image credit: B Stephens



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

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



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

Image credit: Molotail Confushia



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

Image credit: Onthewayover Anonymous



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

Image credit: Onthewayover Anonymous



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

Image credit: Jacob Schmidt-Madsen



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

Image credit: Bill Rasmussen



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

Image credit: MingYang Lu



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

Image credit: Matthew Heiti



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

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



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

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



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

Image credit: nazareno properzi



Redesigned and Updated Games

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

Image credit: Ryan H



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

Image credit: William Hoyt



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

Image credit: Arif Nezih Savi



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PNP News - March 01 - 15, 2019

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

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

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



New Games

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

Image credit: Tomas Uhlir



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

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



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

Image credit: Emiel Ament



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

Image credit: Martin Gonzalvez



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

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



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

Image credit: Robert Carroll



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

Image credit: Sergi Sanchez Labrador



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

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



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

Image credit: Todd Sanders



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

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



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

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



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

Image credit: Juanlu Varela



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

Image credit: Joseph Propati



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

Image credit: Marko Raos



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

Image credit: Sébastien Castelbou



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

Image credit: Moritz



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

Image credit: Marco Baglioni



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

Image credit: Ernest Jutte



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

Image credit: Rachel Bruner



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

Image credit: Brian Garthwaite



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

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



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

Image credit: Jason Meyer



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

Image credit: Flavio Ezio



Redesigned and Updated Games

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

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



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

Image credit: Bruce Anderson



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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Image credit: 7isprime



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Hi everyone! Welcome back to the PNP News and the first post of 2019! (Or at least the first post covering games released in 2019.)

First off, I wanted to announce that Print and Play Games News is now on Twitter. It may be slightly redundant if you're already subscribed to the blog on BGG, but I thought it could be fun nonetheless.
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I'd like to periodically cycle through my banner pictures to highlight different PNP games. I have lots of games that I photographed to use, but if you'd like me to feature your game, please send me a geekmail. (You need to own the copyright or have permission of the copyright owner to request that.)

Before we get to the news, I also wanted to talk briefly about one of my other interests (it can't be games all the time). I volunteer at a school to teach children the basics of coding and introductory robotics. I write most of my own lesson plans and a few other teachers have asked if they could use them. So I've created a new blog where I'll be posting those lesson plans but also just posting my ideas and experiences with various technologies. There isn't a ton there yet since it's still fairly new, but I'm hoping it grows into something fun. It may be a little bit niche at times (i.e. my last post was on programming my high school graphing calculator) but hopefully others occasionally find the content interesting.
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I have also created a Twitter account for the blog as well.
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I've posted a Paper Circuit Valentines Card for kids, a project for the Makey Makey, and some comparisons of Scratch and Snap!



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
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.

Completed Contests
2018 Mint Tin
This annual contest focuses on games small enough to fit into an Altoids tin. It wrapped up earlier this month and winners were announced on Feb 07. The winning game was Pack It Tin by Rob Sparks.
Full Winners List



New Games

Skud Pai Sho designed by Zach Burnham
Skud Pai Sho is a 2 player game. This is an abstract strategy game loosely based on Avatar The Last Airbender. Players are attempting to place and arrange flower tiles into harmony rings. The PNP file includes a large board divided over several pages and the flower tokens.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Skud Pai Sho



Hemispheres with design and art by Ryan Byrd
Hemispheres is a 2 player game. Players represent different sides of the same brain - both trying to gain superiority over the over. Both players have the same cards and must try to outguess the other as cards are revealed simultaneously. Once played, cards can't be used again immediately so you'll need to carefully choose your moves. The PNP file is just 18 cards, which includes the rules.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



Dive Dive Dive! with design and art by Andrew Muhling
Dive Dive Dive! is a 1 to 4 player game. Players are crew-members on a U-boat that must survive through 4 missions. Cards are played along the game board and actions are determined by die rolls. The PNP files include 3 sheets of cards, tokens, and all the boards needed to play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Andrew Muhling



Pizza Ninja designed by Tobias Heinzen
Pizza Ninja is a solitaire game. You are a ninja delivering pizzas in an office building. Unfortunately, pirates have come to steal your pizzas! You must balance pizza deliveries with battling the pirates with your ninja skills. This may possibly be the greatest game theme ever made. The PNP components include a 4 page board, a sheet of counters, and two 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: Chris Hansen (composite image from game files)



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Growl designed by Joey Vigour with redesigned art by Heiko Günther
Growl is a 4 to 7 player game. This is a Werewolf style game with some creative twists. Wolves and humans are secretly battling and trying to give each wounds or heal each other. This adds several unique elements to the traditional game. There is a low art version and rules available in the file section and you can get the redesigned files from Heiko's geeklist.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Heiko Günther



The Herald designed by Paolo Pellegri with redesigned art by Janine Viglietti
The Herald is a solitaire game. This is a very nice looking graphic redesign to the classic PNP games with all new artwork. The other big change is that Janine has divided up one of the boards into cards which alters the setup somewhat. The files include two sheets of board and two sheets of cards (including the card backs).
The free PNP files for the full game are available Cards and 25.

Image credit: Janine Viglietti



Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game designed by Mark Tuck with redesigned art by Imaginary Thomas
Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game is a solitaire game. This is a set of triangular tokens that can be used with the game instead of dice. Just rotate the token to show the current value.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Alternative tokens.

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



Grit & Gold with design and art by Richard Swan
Grit & Gold is a solitaire game. This is an update to the Old West solitaire PNP game. It includes a new set of rules and components which allow two players. Both players are prospectors trying to find and rob the bandits' gold mine. The game allows for cooperative or semi-competitive play. There are three pages of components.
The free PNP files for the full game are available PNP Components and 25.

Image credit: Richard Swan



Crane & Wave: Samurai at War designed by Martin Sellmair
Crane & Wave: Samurai at War is a 2 to 6 player game. This is an updated edition of the game with an overhauled map and revised play leading to shorter game play time. The PNP file includes 9 pages of cards, a 6 page map, and all the counters needed for play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Updated 2.0 Version.

Image credit: Martin Sellmair



Propati Corner

Several of Joseph Propati's older games have recently been added to BGG. If you missed any of these games the first time around, you can finally download them again! I'm very happy to see this games available again - as well as a new one (Potion Maker). For each game, you'll find everything needed to play in the game's file page.

The Potion Maker with design and art by Joseph Propati
The Potion Maker is a solitaire game. You are the potion maker for the king - who is demanding a new magical formula. You've got to create and sell enough other potions to raise money for the ingredients needed for your powerful new potion. The game is built using just 9 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Joseph Propati



Quick Joust with design and art by Joseph Propati
Quick Joust is a 1 to 6 player game.

Image credit: Joseph Propati



I Am Legend with design and art by Joseph Propati
I Am Legend is a solitaire game.

Image credit: Chris Hansen



Roll for the Tournament with design and art by Joseph Propati
Roll for the Tournament is a 2 to 4 player game.

Image credit: Joseph Propati



Attack on Omaha Beach with design and art by Joseph Propati
Attack on Omaha Beach is a solitaire game.

Image credit: Chris Hansen



A Day at the Track with design and art by Joseph Propati
A Day at the Track is a 2 to 4 player game.

Image credit: Joseph Propati



Tiny Garden Growers with design and art by Joseph Propati
Tiny Garden Growers is a 2 to 3 player game.

Image credit: Joseph Propati



Tiny Token Toss with design and art by Joseph Propati
Tiny Token Toss is a 1 to 2 player game.

Image credit: Joseph Propati



The Card Tower with design and art by Joseph Propati
The Card Tower is a 2 to 4 player game.

Image credit: Joseph Propati



The 19th Hole with design and art by Joseph Propati
The 19th Hole is a 1 to 2 player game.

Image credit: Gene Haas



Escape the Alps! designed by Joseph Propati with art by Joseph Propati and Giampiero Randazzo
Escape the Alps! is a solitaire game.

Image credit: Joseph Propati



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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

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.

Image credit: C East



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PNP News - November 01 - 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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New Games

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Image credit: Chris Hansen



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Welcome back to the PNP News!

Today, I am going to finish up the list of games that were released or updated in October. Over the next few days I'll post about the games from November and post an update about the various PNP Contests.



New Games

Mr. Cabbagehead is Away and Neddance Saves the Day with design and art by Todd Sanders
Mr. Cabbagehead is Away and Neddance Saves the Day is a solitaire game. This is a mini postcard game set in the Cabbageverse. (I just made that term up - you're welcome!) The hero from Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden is on holiday so it is up to Neddance to protect his garden from the annoying neighbors. But for every neighbor she drives away, the others are more determined to steal the vegetables! This is a simple-to-make PNP game with a single page board and a few chits.
The game is not currently available as PNP. (See the comments below.)

Image credit: Scott Allen



Guerrillas of the Peninsular War with design and art by Joe Schmidt
Guerrillas of the Peninsular War is a 2 player game. This is an 18 card wargame covering the French invasion of Spain in 1808. Spanish insurgents must protect their farms and villages from the French - who need to capture supplies. The game recreates hex-and-counter style games using a card layout.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Richard Orpen



New Rome, Inc. designed by Philip Jelley
New Rome, Inc. is a solitaire game. This is a wargame covering the fall of Rome and the rise of Constantinople. You must appoint statesmen, manage taxes, and deploy soldiers to hold back invading Barbarians. The PNP file includes a double sided countersheet and three multi-page maps.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Philip Jelley



Standard Deck Dungeon
Standard Deck Dungeon is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a dungeon exploration game that is played entirely with a standard deck of cards. The cards are laid out randomly and the soldiers must enter, perform their mission, and escape. The PNP files are just a few player aides. No components need to be cut or assembled.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



Torpedo Dice designed by Chris James
Torpedo Dice is a 2 to 4 player game. In this roll-and-write game, players attack each other with torpedoes, which are fired in formations matching the pips on rolled dice. The PNP file is just a board and requires no cutting or assembly.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Jan



LOSS! in Space with design and art by Karl Juhlke
LOSS! in Space is a 1 to 4 player game. 4 planets in a dying solar system must race to another planet capable of supporting life. Unfortunately, it can only support one planet's population. You can chose to build up your own space ship, sabotage another player, or build up your defenses for protection against your opponents. This is a fairly large PNP game with several decks of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Karl Juhlke



Egge on Thine Face designed by Rob M Harper with art by Cathryn Orchard
Egge on Thine Face is a 3 to 5 player game. This is a party game where players try to avoid drawing rotten egg cards. On each turn, players will draw egg cards and smash them on their foreheads (figuratively). The player who avoided the most rotten eggs will win. The game only has 9 cards but more could be added for multiple players.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Rob Harper



Field of Victory designed by Jason M. Kruse
Field of Victory is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a Napoleonic wargame that focuses exclusively on engagements within the battle. (i.e. There is no maneuvering around the battle field.) The game is played with terrain cards and long blocks that represent unit strength. The game includes random and historic commanders. The PNP file includes a few sheets of blocks and terrain cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



Pencils & Powers with design and art by Mark A. Jindra
Pencils & Powers is a 1 to 8 player game. This is the first science fiction adventure for the game. In this roll-and-write adventure, you must direct your crew to repair your ship after it is hit by an asteroid. The game is a single sheet and requires no cutting or assembly.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Asteroids.

Image credit: Mark A. Jindra



Counter Space: The CGME Space Opera Gameworld designed by Stephan Beal
Counter Space: The CGME Space Opera Gameworld is a 2 player game. This is a space combat wargame. This was originally released in Counter Moves magazine in 2002 but the developer of the game just uploaded the PNP files - I believe for the first time.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Rami S



Xeno Siege designed by zombie homer
Xeno Siege is a solitaire game. You are the only survivor after an alian invasion on your ship killed the entire crew. You must wisely manage your remaining resources to destroy the aliens and their Queen. This is a simple to build PNP game and requires very little assembly.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Zombie Homer



Fall's Leaves Fall designed by Haralampos Tsakiris
Fall's Leaves Fall is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players are the wind trying to blow leaves off of the trees. Players can also blow the seeds of dandelions. The game requires only two boards (available in the image section), dice, and a few colored pencils.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Haralampos Tsakiris



Access Denied with design and art by Gregory Love
Access Denied is a 1 to 3 player game. This is a push your luck game in which a team of hackers must steal data from a computer system and deliver it to your mysterious employer. The game ends when you've hacked all five computers or when all your hackers have been arrested. The PNP file includes several tiles and cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

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



Bad Day Wilderness designed by Alejandro Alarcón
Bad Day Wilderness is a 2 player game. You are explorers searching for an amulet. You are surrounded by dangerous creatures that you must protect yourself from. You can use the animals to attack your opponent. The game includes 9 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.

Image credit: Alejandro Alarcón



Grecia, Imperios del Pasado
Grecia, Imperios del Pasado is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a wargame covering various Grecian wars. Players can recreated Trojan wars or the campaigns of Alexander the Great. The game is currently 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.

Image credit: Alen Sei



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Hello and welcome to the PNP News!

I'm sorry for another long gap between posts. I've had an insanely busy few months at work. There was an emergency project that ate up every second of free time that I had. We finally finished got everything wrapped up though so I'm excited to get back to the world of PNP games.

This post has many of the new, updated, and resigned games from September and October - but almost certainly not all of them. I still need to go back through my links and check for anything I missed, which I'll do in the coming days. (There's still several games from the summer months that I need to catch up on too.) Even though I know I don't have every game, I wanted to get this post out now because it was getting pretty long. As usual, I'll do my catch up posts in chunks.

I'll post in a day or two with information about design contests and current Kickstarters, but in this post I'll just be covering the regularly released PNP games. There are tons of very cool games in this post - many of which do not even require crafting - so I'm sure that everyone will be able to find something they'll enjoy.



New Games

Seasons of Rice designed by Corry Damey with art by Jerome Damey and Corry Damey
Seasons of Rice is a 2 player game. In this game, players are trying to build the best rice paddies by placing cards into personal and shared rows during the wet season, and then taking cards from the shared row during the dry season. Players are trying to arrange the best paddy and enclose it by paths if possible. The game is only 18 cards and won first place in this year's 2 Player Design Contest.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Links to the WIP thread and PNP files.

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



The Thrifty Collector with design and art by Rachel Bruner
The Thrifty Collector is a solitaire game. In this game, you are hitting the thrift stores trying to grow your collection of awesome finds. You can find items to add to your collection or trade for other more valuable items. The PNP game includes a deck of 54 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Rachel Bruner



Royal Espionage with design and art by Rachel Bruner
Royal Espionage is a solitaire game. You are a double agent in the king's court, spying for both the king and a usurper. You must determine is who loyal to the king, and be on the side of the conqueror at the end of the game. The PNP file includes 5 pages of cards and some tokens.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

 
Image credit: Rachel Bruner



Micro City designed by Michał Jagodziński with art by Paweł Niziołek and Jarosław Wajs
Micro City is a solitaire game. In this game, you must build all of the required buildings to create a city. The cards can be used either as buildings or as events. You have a limited amount of time and materials and the game is apparently quite a brain burner. The game 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.

Image credit: Michał Jagodziński



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 wargame based on the events in the American West in the late 1800s. It is based on the COIN games, it includes several scenarios, and plays well solitaire. This is a large PNP file with several pages of cards, rules, and a map segments.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Philip Jelley



Flowchart of Life
Flowchart of Life is a 1 to 6 player game. This is a roll-and-move game where you traverse a flow chart representing the decisions a person can make in life. There are 4 different boards and the game uses simple rules.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Jan Gamer



Bowie with design and art by Daniel Bullock
Bowie is a 3 to 4 player game. In this game, players take on the various personas of David Bowie and try to become the most influential and important. If any of the personas die, everyone loses the game. The PNP file includes 52 cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Daniel Spaniel



Do not Short Circuit! designed by Aleksandr Kazantcev and Michael Kazantsev with art by Aleksandr Kazantcev
Do not Short Circuit! is a 2 to 3 player game. This is an educational game designed to teach the basics of electrical engineering. You must repair a robot and light some bulbs without short circuiting. The PNP file includes 3 sheets of doublesided tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Aleksandr Kazantcev



Entanglion designed by Maryam Ashoori and Justin D. Weisz with art by Aaron Cox and Michael L. Kenney
Entanglion is a 2 player game. In this game, players are working together to discover a quantum computer developed by an ancient race. This is an education game designed by IBM to teach players about quantum computing.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

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



Lest We Forget designed by Wesley H. Fung
Lest We Forget is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a small scale wargame that is meant to cover what is happening in a single hex of larger games. In the game you will lead a band of soldiers to conduct small pieces of larger battles. The PNP file includes 12 sheets of maps and cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Wesley H. Fung



Power Surge: Cyber Security Academy – The Card Game designed by Aleksandar Saranac
Power Surge: Cyber Security Academy – The Card Game is a 1 to 2 player game. In this game, you are in the Cyber Security Adamy and must fight three different criminals on the web. The game comes with two dedicated modes, solitaire and two player. There are several pages of cards and tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Aleksandar Saranac



My Little Castle with design and art by Bubulce
My Little Castle is a 1 to 4 player game. In this game, players try to lay diamond shaped tiles in triangular or hexagon patterns to build castles and towers. The game includes one sheet of tiles (double sided).
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: F. Bubulce



Big Time Boxing designed by Andrew S. Fischer
Big Time Boxing is a 2 player game. In this game, players are boxers trying to win the round or knock their opponent out. The game does not use dice and all actions are card based. The game includes about 6 sheets of cards and a few chits.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Andrew S. Fischer



Dash Arena designed by Miroslav Petrović with art by Marko Vidaković
Dash Arena is a 2 player game. In this game, players are jetpack handball players and must try to outmaneuver the other team. The game is played by rolling dice and choosing actions based on the results. The PNP file includes the boards, counters, and a few standup characters.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Links to the PNP files.

Image credit: Miroslav Petrović



Asteroid Field designed by Toni Espinosa
Asteroid Field is a solitaire game. In this game, you must determine the shortest and safest path through an asteroid field. Your goal is to use the least amount of fuel and not get destroyed. The PNP file includes 6 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: Toni Espinosa



Crane & Wave: Samurai at War designed by Martin Sellmair
Crane & Wave: Samurai at War is a 2 to 6 player game. Players are Samurai during the year 1567 vying for control to become the next Shogun. This is a card driven game with events that can change the course of the game. This PNP file includes everything you need to play, including the 10 page boards, 7 pages of counters, and 9 sheets of cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Martin Sellmair



Merca-Tiny designed by Michele Fabbri
Merca-Tiny is a 2 to 4 player game. In this game, players are developing shops in a newly opened shopping district. They must place their shops strategically because the customers move according to predefined rules that you must capitalize on. The PP file includes all tokens and boards. The rules are only available in Italian.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Ab3 Thegamer



Strait of All Saints designed by Jeroen van der Valk
Strait of All Saints is a solitaire game. You control Magellan's fleet as it tries to find its way from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The game uses a combination of exploration (laying down new tiles) and resource management to replicate the historic journey. The PNP file includes two sheets of hex tiles, the board, and a few counters.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Jeroen van der Valk



Debacle: Dutch East Indies and Malaya 1941-42 with design and art by Lou Coatney
Debacle: Dutch East Indies and Malaya 1941-42 is a 1 to 4 player game. This is an abstracted WWII game covering air, land, and sea operations in the Malaya area. The game includes a large map and all the counters you need to play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Lou Coatney



Not Yet Lost: The Defense of the Polish Post Office in Danzig with design and art by Crash Davis
Not Yet Lost: The Defense of the Polish Post Office in Danzig is a solitaire game. You must defend a Polish post office from German invaders in 1939. The game uses a chit pull system and you must survive 15 turns. The game comes with a counter sheet and a single sheet board.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

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



Heroes of Tenefyr designed by Pepijn van Loon with art by Frank Attmannspacher, Manolis Frangidis, Emanoel Melo, and Jimmy Nijs
Heroes of Tenefyr is a 1 to 4 player game. This is a cooperative deck building game in which each character is an inexperienced adventurer. You must work together to develop new skills, find loot, and clear a dungeon of monsters. The PNP file includes 17 pages of cards.
The free PNP files for the low art version are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Stefano Molinari



Trogdor!: The Board Game designed by James Earnest, Matt Chapman, and Mike Chapman
Trogdor!: The Board Game is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a cooperative game based on the Homestar Runner character. You play as a Keepers of Trogdor and must guide him on his quest to burninate the Kingdom of Peasantry while avoiding archers and knights. The PNP files include all the tiles, cards, and even 3D printer molds needed to play.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Maya Coleman



Dicey Waters designed by Peter Gray
Dicey Waters is a 2 to 4 player game. This is a pirate themed push your luck dice rolling game. Your rolls will allow you to plunder other pirates, fire at them, get booty! The PNP file is only two pages but does require stickering 11 custom dice.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Peter Gray



Wizards of Roygbiv designed by Sam Meurs
Wizards of Roygbiv is a 2 to 6 player game. A wizard fight has broken out in a tavern. Each player will take the role of a wizard and cast spells at the others until they are defeated. The PNP file includes 16 pages of low-ink cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Sam Meurs



The Hydrologically-Challenged Haunted Hayride at Hank's Hen Hatchery with design and art by Scott Slomiany
The Hydrologically-Challenged Haunted Hayride at Hank's Hen Hatchery is a solitaire game. This is a roll-and-write game in which you ,ust design and a haunted hayride attraction and then guide your guests through it. Unfortunately for you, a monsoon will hit during the ride so you'll also have to contend with getting them through during a flood. The game is just a single sheet of paper and requires no cutting.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Scott Slomiany



Blankout designed by Alexander Shen
Blankout is a 1 to 99 player game. This is a roll-and-write game in which players are trying to be the last player to fit a tetromino (Tetris style shape) into a grid. The players will roll to determine the size of the shape they have to draw but the players are free to flip or rotate it as needed. The last person to successfully fit their piece onto the board is the winner. The PNP file includes just a sheet of paper and requires no assembly.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Brett Baumgarten



New Games from Uhlan Games
The last few months have seen several new games from Uhlan Games. There are four new entries in the Last Full Measure Series. Each of the games covers a battle in the American Civil War. The PNP files include all the rules, counters, and maps needed to play.

Last Full Measure: The Battle of Hanover with design and art by Gerald Todd
Last Full Measure: The Battle of Hanover is a 2 player game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Last Full Measure: The Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville with design and art by Gerald Todd
Last Full Measure: The Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville is a 1 to 2 player game.
The free PNP files for the version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Last Full Measure: The Battle of Brandy Station with design and art by Gerald Todd
Last Full Measure: The Battle of Brandy Station is a 1 to 3 player game.
The free PNP files for the version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Last Full Measure: The Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic with design and art by Gerald Todd
Last Full Measure: The Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic is a 1 to 2 player game.
The free PNP files for the version are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Gerald Todd



Musket Diplomacy with design and art by Gerald Todd
Musket Diplomacy is a 2 to 6 player game. This is a Napoleonic Wars style campaign game based on several Avalon Hill classic titles. Each player represents a fictional country and can build up their forces or the forces of players they are allied with. This is a large PNP game with almost 2,000 counters, a large map, and several sheets of cards. There is also a digital version of the game on Zun Tzu for those who prefer to play on the computer.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Gerald Todd



PNP Updates and Redesigned Games

Murderer's Row designed by William Retert with redesigned art by Jeff Rhind
Murderer's Row is a solitaire game. These are two rethemes of this classic PNP based on Star Trek TOS. Both versions are 18 cards, just like the original version.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Women of Star Trek version and 25.

Image credit: Jeff Rhind



Two Rooms and a Boom designed by Alan Gerding and Sean McCoy with redesigned art by Will Stahl-Timmins
Two Rooms and a Boom is a 6 to 30 player game. This is a minimalist redesign with potentially objectionable imagery and text removed. The game is still an easy build with just a few cards to cut.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Safe for Work Version.

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



Storm Trooper designed by Lloyd Krassner with redesigned art by Felipe Santamaría
Storm Trooper is a solitaire game. This is a beautiful redesign to the classic Warpspawn game. The components include new counters and all cards used in the game. It is only available in Spanish.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Felipe Santamaría Iraolagoitia



Fairy Tale in my Pocket designed by Rebekah Bissell with redesigned art by ThroughTheDeckGlass
Fairy Tale in my Pocket is a 1 to 2 player game. This is a fan-made expansion to the classic PNP game with new scenarios, a new character, and a new event deck. The PNP file includes 6 sheets of cards and 6 new tiles.
The free PNP files for the full game are available Through The... a fan expansion.

Image credit: Rebekah B



Do Not Forsake Me (Oh My Darling) designed by Todd Sanders with redesigned art by Janusz Kuśnierek (Skyscraper)
Do Not Forsake Me (Oh My Darling) is a solitaire game. This is a fanmade scenario designed to add an adventure story feel to the game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available [Scenario/MOD] - "THE VAICOMEE DERELICT" by Skyscraper.

Image credit: Janusz Kuśnierek (Skyscraper)



Highlands designed by Scott A with redesigned art by Janusz Kuśnierek (Skyscraper)
Highlands is a solitaire game. This is a fan made set of variant rules designed to add more action and battles into the game.
The free PNP files for the full game are available "Highlands" Revisited - Variant rules by Skyscraper.

Image credit: Eloy Munoz Galvez



Control: The Fates of the World designed by Dallas Tucker
Control: The Fates of the World is a 2 player game. This is a large update to the game with new artwork and an updated rulebook. Some events were changed so those who have previously printed the game may want to create the new version.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Dallas Tucker



Valor & Victory with design and art by Barry W. Doyle
Valor & Victory is a 2 player game. The Valor & Victory website is now back online. The game includes updates rules and a new box set called H Hour. This is one of the most famous PNP wargames and I'm very excited that it is available to everyone again.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Robert Sibley



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. I listed this game in the previous PNP News update, but at the time it was only available in Spanish. I was excited to see this month that it has been released in English. This is an area control game in which players represent Christian or Muslim groups trying to take control of Spain during the 11th Century. This PNP file includes a board, chits, and cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Jesus Peralta



Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition) designed by Simon Cogan
Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition) is a solitaire game. These are the latest wo expansion for the popular Dr. Who game. They cover the adventures of the 6th and 7th doctors.
The free PNP files for the full game are available All of Time and Space #6 and 7.

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



Outlaws: Adventures in the Old West with design and art by David Murray (II)
Outlaws: Adventures in the Old West is a 2 to 6 player game. This is new edition of this classic western themed PNP game. The cards have had a graphic overhaul and the rulebook has been clarified and divided into core and optional rules. This is a fairly large PNP project with several counters, boards, and cards to assemble.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the Web Links section of the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Andrew Tullsen



Slasher designed by Sam Vincent
Slasher is a solitaire game. Just in time for Halloween! This is an update to the PNP game where you are the killer in a slasher horror movie. You've got to enter homes and murder the residents, but be careful - they fight back! The PNP game includes a board, a few cutouts, and requires a standard deck of playing cards.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Sam Vincent



Evolution Island designed by Aleksandar Saranac with art by Lazar Stanojevic and Marko Stamatovic
Evolution Island is a solitaire game. This game appeared in the last post and it already has an extensive new graphic redesign. The game looks amazing! The PNP file includes two pages of tokens and a sheet of cards (not including backs). The cards must be printed multiple times.
The free PNP files for the full game are available in the File Section on the game's BGG page.

Image credit: Aleksandar Saranac



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