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Return of the Print and Play Games News Blog - Jan 6, 2014 - Crowdfunded PNP Games and Coin Age Extravaganza

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Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I’ve updated the blog and there has been a ton of PNP news that I haven’t covered. I had several real-world things going on the last few months and I was never able to find time to sit down and write a giant post catching up on the last several months of news. None-the-less, I have all of the news in a spreadsheet and I’m finally ready to start hacking through it. I will divide the news into several posts to make them more readable and easier to write.

Today I am going to start by covering Crowdfunded games that include a PNP option. One of these games in particular has exploded in popularity with tons of re-themes and translations made available by the fan community so I’ll be covering that game in a bit more detail. That game, of course, is…

Coin Age by Adam P. McIver

Board Game: Coin Age
Image credit: Adam P. McIver

Coin Age is a fast playing two player area control game that you play with a handful of coins and a single card. If you haven’t downloaded the game yet, grab it from the BGG Page. It’s the easiest PNP game you’ll ever make.
Coin Age Print & Play

Coin Age had a very successful Kickstarter campaign last month. If you missed the campaign, you’ll still be able to buy the printed game when it is available. In the mean time though you can enjoy the original PNP game or any of the many rethemes.

Coin Age Rethemes
The game was designed to be played with regular coins, but the designer has released stickers to put on the coins that make the player sides easier to differentiate.
Coin Sticker by Adam P. McIver
PNP Coin Stickers

Board Game: Coin Age
Image credit: Adam P. McIver



Redesigns by Tom Van 't veld

Tom Van 't veld has designed several maps and coin sticker sheets for Coin Age with Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and other themes. All of his redesigns are available in the Coin Age Image Gallery.

Star Wars Theme

Board Game: Coin Age

Board Game: Coin Age

Board Game: Coin Age


Game of Thrones Theme

Board Game: Coin Age

Board Game: Coin Age


Solar System

Board Game: Coin Age


Milky Way

Board Game: Coin Age


Belgium Map

Board Game: Coin Age
Images credit: Tom Van 't veld



Guldenland redesign by Kai Bettzieche

Kai designed a new map with only seven spaces instead of the usual ten so the areas will be battled over much more aggressively. The board is round instead of rectangular but the money-based puns are just as awesome as the original version. This retheme is available in the Coin Age Image Gallery.

Board Game: Coin Age
Image credit: Kai Bettzieche



Star Wars Theme by David Thiel

David Thiel has created a Star Wars theme that uses the various planets from the franchise. He’s also made a nice cover for that version.

Board Game: Coin Age

Board Game: Coin Age
Image credits: David Thiel



Lord of the Rings redesign by Gravey
Lord of the Rings fans can enjoy either this Middle Earth map by Gravey or the one below by Lukas Ostgaard. Who am I kidding, you should enjoy both of them! They are available in the Coin Age Image Gallery.

Board Game: Coin Age
Image credit: Gravey



Lord of the Rings redesign by Lukas Ostgaard

Board Game: Coin Age
Image credit: Lukas Ostgaard



South Korea redesign by Weston Stapleton
Coin Age - South Korea Map
Weston designed this map for his target in the PNP Santa exchange but after several people asked for a copy, he agreed to share it with everyone here on BGG. It is available in the file section using the link above.

From gallery of goatfarmer03
Image credit: Weston Stapleton



Game of Thrones redesign by Will Clark
Will Clark designed a map for Game of Thrones fans.

Board Game: Coin Age
Image credit: Will Clark

Will also made blank templates so that users can easily make their own variant maps. Each template is available in the Coin Age Image Gallery.

Board Game: Coin Age
Board Game: Coin Age
Board Game: Coin Age




Blank Cards by Benjamin Titus
blank coin age maps for DIY
Will’s blank cards have colored backgrounds. If you prefer to make your own designs using a plain white background then Benjamin Titus has made the template for you. This template is available in the Coin Age File Section at the link above.

Board Game: Coin Age
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite of images from game files)

If you make your own version of Coin Age, please post it to BGG and I’ll add it to the PNP New Blog.



Coin Age Translations

Rules translated to Czech by Tomáš Hubka
Rules translated to Dutch by J. M.
Rules translated to Hungarian by Zsolt Farkas
Rules translated to French by Ghislain Leveque
Rules translated to Hebrew by J.H. Twizp
Rules translated to Norwegian by Christian Simonsen
Rules translated to Spanish by Javier Esteban
Rules translated to Italian by Antonio Di Cecco
Rules translated to Italian by MindbendeR MindbendeR
Rules translated to Chinese by Wong Yik Han
Rules translated to Polish by Mikolaj Laczynski

That’s all the Coin Age news for now but I’m sure we’ll continue to see more rethemes and translations in the coming weeks.



Crowdfunded Games
In the months since I last updated this blog, several Kickstarter campaigns featuring PNP offerings have come and gone. I apologize to those that there were missed. I’m not going to list them all here, but if you’re interested in seeing some of the past campaigns, the Kickstarters with PnP versions available (& other crowdfunding) Geeklist is an excellent resource.

A few of Kickstarter games had free PNP versions available on BGG or on the Kickstarter page. If the PNP game is still available, I’m listing it below.

Expired Crowdfunded Games with Free PNP Options

The Trilateral Conspiracy by David Allison
The PNP Version is available for free (not final art) on the BGG page.

Board Game: The Trilateral Conspiracy
Image credit: David Allison



Two Rooms and a Boom by Alan Gerding
The PNP Version is available for free on the Publisher’s page.

Board Game: Two Rooms and a Boom
Image credit: Ryan



Get Lucky by James Ernest and Rick Fish
The PNP Demo Version is available for free on the Publisher’s page.

Board Game: Get Lucky
Image credit: Mike Selinker



Tattletale by Will Emigh
The PNP Version is available for free on the BGG page.

Board Game: Tattletale
Image credit: Jon Brunette



Current Crowdfunded Games with PNP Options

Ruckus: The Goblin Army Game by Matthew Papa
Ruckus: The Goblin Army Game is available on Kickstarter until January 11, 2014. The PNP version is available for US$35 (includes the published game).

 
Image credit: Michael Lubbers



Palatine by Zeke Abuhoff
Palatine is available on Kickstarter until January 07, 2014. The PNP version is available for US$10.

External image
Image credit: Kickstarter Page



Warring Kingdom by Harry Gao
Warring Kingdom is available on Kickstarter until January 08, 2014. The PNP version is available for US$15 for Color - Free for B&W on the publisher website

Board Game: Warring Kingdom
Image credit: Ender Wiggins



Tricked-Out Hero by William Sininger
Tricked-Out Hero is available on Kickstarter until Ended. The PNP Demo Version is available for free on the Kickstarter page.

Board Game: Tricked-Out Hero
Image credit: John Harris



Clusterfight by Sam Liberty and Kevin Spak
Clusterfight is available on Kickstarter until Ended. The PNP Demo Version is available for free on the Kickstarter page.

Board Game: Clusterfight!
Image credit: Jon Brunette



Space Junk by Mike Friesen
Space Junk is available on Kickstarter until January 27, 2014. The PNP Version is available for CAN$2.

Board Game: Space Junk
Image credit: Mike Friesen



Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front by Byron Collins
Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 Eastern Front is available on Kickstarter until January 20, 2014. The PNP Demo Version is available for Free Demo in the BGG File Section .

Board Game: Spearpoint 1943: Eastern Front
Image credit: Ron A



That’s it for this post. There are tons of other rethemes, PNP Updates, translations, and new games to discuss. I’ll be posting the next batch soon. As always, geekmail me with any PNP news you'd like to see in this blog.
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