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I very much enjoy print and play games for both the printing and playing aspects! I have a primary geeklist that catalogs my chronological builds, but I wanted to single out a side project I've put together over the last few months. While I like to build big, deluxe PnP projects with lots of components and cardboard, I also have a soft spot for the fantastic pen-and-dice games that have come out of the print and play community over the years.

Earlier this year, my sister went abroad for a while and due to long flights and a lot of alone time, asked that I put together some good solitaire games for her which were very portable. After much research, I realized that the best solution would be to compile many of the excellent pen-and-dice games available on BGG and put them into a three-ring binder in plastic sleeves, which would then allow for dry-erase markers to write directly on the pages for easy reuse. I included some generic dice and cubes for use with many of the games.

My sister loved it. In fact, she loved it so much she said she's keeping it. Fine by me, frankly, I never intended to take it back! However, months have gone by and I realized that I, too, want my very own binder-of-solitaire-games, so I made a new one! This way, I can carry a whole bunch of engrossing games with me anywhere, and play without having to replenish materials or printed pages.



As always, any commentary on the games, binder, or anything else are welcome. I'll keep this list updated as I modify or add anything to the binder for current and future use. I'm already toying with the idea of building a sturdy chipboard dice tray that can velcro to the back flap, perhaps with a magnetic lid to keep everything stowed... maybe one for the cubes, too...



UPDATE:

Here is the full collated file:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3_V8AtwQh7daUJ3aU1mQWJyUz...

However, the rules for The Herald are password protected by the designer, so I could not include them here. That said, you can still download it from his files page on BGG and print it manually:

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/97172/rules
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