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Various publishers are offering Free PNP versions of their games, free Scenarios, free digital RPG rules books and modules, free Magazines, free video games. . . etc, in response to the Covid-19 situation.

This geek list is to highlight these offers, which most likely for a limited time, and thanks the publisher for making these offers.

General rules
1) This is for digital content that was not "free" before the crisis. (this applies to the version offered only, if it was previously free but not for a while or a demo version is free but not a full version..etc) We have better Geek lists for always free stuff, this is for Covid-19 response only
2) Please acknowledge who is making the free (Author, Publisher. . .etc.
3) Point to Announcement and/or source URL Quote announcement if possible
4) Thank the Publisher, go buy something from them after this.

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1. Board Game: Corinth [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1665]
Board Game: Corinth
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DOW Facebook Page wrote:
To help you stay entertained during the lockdown we've decided to offer you a print and play version of Corinth

You'll need:

? 12 dice
? Download the files here: https://tinyurl.com/txz3rmr

We hope that will bring you joy!

Thanks to Sebastien Pauchon, the designer of the game.

⚠️ Rules in French, German, Spanish, Dutch are available on our website.
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2. Board Game Publisher: RBM Studio
Board Game Publisher: RBM Studio
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C3i Magazine Ops Center wrote:
To be brief, we hope everyone is weathering the storm of this coronavirus pandemic as best as possible. In light of the fact that social distancing and self-quarantining have become part of our daily lexicon, we want to help out in our own small way by offering our C3i Nr 25 ebook for FREE to everyone for the next two weeks. Just add it to your cart, checkout, and you can download it from the comfort of your own home.

Stay safe out there!

Best,
Steve and Rodger
https://www.c3iopscenter.com/pages/wargame-room-store/#!/C3i...

This includes a full Game Battle for Moscow: Operation Typhoon October-December, 1941 + plus normal counters, supplements and articles (this is a good issue)

Also

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C3i Magazine / RBM Studio is proud to present Trevor Bender's COVID-19 Scenario for the strategy boardgame Pandemic
The scenario introduces a new Action - Social Distancing - which allows players to explore the costs and benefits of this activity in a cooperative game environment, perhaps giving additional reason to what we are doing in society during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020
Available for Free, Exclusively at the WarGame Room
https://www.c3iopscenter.com/pages/wargame-room-store/#!/eBo...
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3. Board Game: Frostgrave [Average Rating:8.18 Overall Rank:1578]
Board Game: Frostgrave
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The Renaissance Troll wrote:
I have been talking with Osprey Games about how we can help out with all of the people who are currently stuck at home, either by government order or because they are helping by self-isolating. It seems like this is a time when everyone could use a little solo gaming! I suggested that we give away Dark Alchemy, since that has 3 solo scenarios… but that only helps people who already play Frostgrave. So, in the end, we just decided to give away the Frostgrave rulebook too!

Right now, you can go onto the Osprey Publishing website and download both the Frostgrave Rulebook and Dark Alchemy as FREE PDFs using the code: FGV2020.

But that didn't seem quite enough for what is likely to be a long lockdown, so we are also giving away the first section of Frostgrave: Perilous Dark, which includes 3 more SOLO scenarios, as well as some advice on creating your own solo scenarios.

So, if you’ve ever wondered about the game, but weren’t sure, here is a chance to give it a look! You can even try it out, solo-style, by using the scenarios found in Dark Alchemy and Perilous Dark

And don’t worry – Frostgrave has always been a game about using whatever miniatures and terrain you have – no need to buy anything new to start. So, have some fun, roll some dice, fight some monsters and see if you can survive. Then hop online to the Frostgrave Facebook Page, Board Game Geek, Reddit, Lead Adventure, or any other wargame hangouts and share your stories and your pictures, so we can all share in the adventure.

Good luck!

P.S. Play Dark Alchemy first, Perilous Dark is much harder!
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Dark Alchemy https://ospreypublishing.com/frostgrave-dark-alchemy-38833
Frostgrave rulebook https://ospreypublishing.com/frostgrave
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4. Board Game Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Board Game Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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Free weeks are over.

Free books each week - Week3 https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/Free_eBooks_week_4/

Osprey Blog wrote:
Many people all over the world are staying at home to combat the spread of COVID-19. While self-isolation might be a bit daunting, it’s also a great opportunity to catch up on your reading. To help pass the time, we are giving customers five free eBooks each week for four weeks. Read through this week's options, add the eBook to your basket and use the code FREEBOOKS4 at checkout to get your free eBooks.


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COM 32: B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO by Steve Pace
Illustrated by Jim Laurier

WPN 2: The Rocket Propelled Grenade by Gordon L. Rottman
Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro, Tony Bryan

WAR 38: Fallschirmjäger by Bruce Quarrie
Illustrated by Velimir Vuksic

CAM 256: Fallen Timbers 1794 by John F. Winkler
Illustrated by Peter Dennis

MAA 445: Medieval Polish Armies 966–1500 by David Nicolle, Witold Sarnecki
Illustrated by Gerry Embleton, Ian Rotherham




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5. Board Game: Melee [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:2929] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
Board Game: Melee
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Steve Jackson Games wrote:
Stuck inside? Time for an adventure! The Fantasy Trip: Melee is now available for FREE on PDF! This is the perfect way to learn The Fantasy Trip roleplaying game.
Then, you can expand your game with Wizard, adding magic, and Death Test 1 & 2, which adds solo play! Both modules are available for 50% off starting today. Start your adventure today!
Melee: http://www.warehouse23.com/products/SJG30-3452
Wizard: http://www.warehouse23.com/products/SJG30-3453
Death Test 1 & 2: http://www.warehouse23.com/products/SJG30-3454
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6. Board Game Publisher: Portal Games
Video Game Publisher: Portal Games
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Shelbyville
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Portal Games is releasing a number of free PNP scenarios for their games, including Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game (can be played without the base game), Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North, Neuroshima Hex! 3.0, Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write and Prêt-à-Porter. They keep adding more, so check this link to see what's the latest:

https://portalgames.pl/en/stay-at-home-and-play-for-free/
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7. Board Game: Rolling Realms [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:4440]
Board Game: Rolling Realms
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Jamey Stegmaier wrote:
n the middle of the coronavirus, a time of self-isolation for many people, Jamey decided to create an infinitely scaling roll-and-write game to teach and play with people around the world via Facebook Live. Originally called Nine Worlds (until Jamey learned that there’s already a game with that name), Rolling Realms features 9 minigames, each inspired by a different Stonemaier Game. You use 3 of these realms per game, adding up the scores of 3 consecutive games to determine the overall winner.
Rolling Realms is free to download and play, whether it’s with Jamey live, against Jamey in the past (see playthroughs on YouTube), or against your friends (in person or remotely). It’s a living game with Jamey’s rudimentary graphic design in that it will continue to evolve, and it wasn’t created with the intent of mass production.
Feel free to share your feedback in the comments (here or on BoardGameGeek).
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8. Board Game: Explorers of the North Sea [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:1000] [Average Rating:7.35 Unranked]
Board Game: Explorers of the North Sea
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Portage
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Message from Garphill Games on Facebook:

“It seems that a lot of the world has gone into isolation at this time. Here in NZ, schools are now closed and we are mostly confined to our houses for at least the next 4 weeks. So with that in mind, I've decided to release a free print-and-play mini expansion for Explorers. This supports solo and also works with the Rocks of Ruin expansion. You can download it for free here:”

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R41dMuKQKCMpeFPfIFPbgLgf264...
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9. Board Game Publisher: Button Shy
Board Game Publisher: Button Shy
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These offering are no longer free, but other free games available on PnP Arcade

“ButtonShy twitter wrote:
We just made 4 games free at PNP Arcade for everyone stuck inside again this weekend.
Ahead in the Clouds by @dnlnwmn,
Twin Stars: Adventure Series I (solo) by @jtagmire/ @bluedevilduke,
Arcane Bakery Clash by @metalsnail and
In Vino Morte by @BlueCubeBGs
Check them out at:https://pnparcade.com/collections/button-shy-games?sort_by=p...
I’ll make a personal plug for Button Shy, their game have been of high quality, with some real gems in the 18 card format. Their PnP offerings are well laid out for easy home construction (and their physical “wallet”, are inexpensive)

The man behind this is:
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Who is also behind PnP arcade https://www.pnparcade.com

Which has an outstanding collection of free PnP games (in addition to paid version) at https://www.pnparcade.com/collections/free-games Button Shy’s Universal Rule can be found there now, as well as several other gems.
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10. Board Game: Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:3117]
Board Game: Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade
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WizKids are offering a pdf of the "Carniball" table for their new pinball-themed roll-and-write that's due to be released in full in the fall of 2020. This game can also be played solo!

The designer also released an instructional video:

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11. Board Game: Foodfighters [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:6141]
Board Game: Foodfighters
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Kids Table Board Gaming's shop is offering a free print and play version of their Food Fighters.
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12. Board Game: Kingdomino: The Court [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked]
Board Game: Kingdomino: The Court
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Blue Orange Games wrote:
Announcement! Tomorrow we are launching a free Print & Play expansion for your favorite game: Kingdomino! Stay tuned and get your scissors ready! It will be a lot of fun!
The Court PnP expansion link (English): https://mcusercontent.com/8dde54add11fbd24609db38a8/files/54...
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13. Board Game Publisher: Worldshapers
Board Game Publisher: Worldshapers
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Free game Witching Weald

Wordshaper wrote:
For those of you who are Quarantined, with out anything to do.
We have prepared a small game that you can print and play for FREE!
Witching Weald is a game for 1-10 players that takes under 15 minutes. In the game you are a Witch hunting sending your familiar to hunt for ingredients in a scary forest.
Rules: https://bit.ly/3dR7Xmq
Components: https://bit.ly/3bAlEnN
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14. Board Game Publisher: CMON Limited
Board Game Publisher: CMON Limited
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MASSIVE DARKNESS SPECIAL SCENARIO: THE CURE https://cmon.com/news/massive-darkness-special-scenario-the-...
CMON has also put up some stuff for XENOSHYFT
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15. Board Game: Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:1230]
Board Game: Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein
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Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein added Solo Mode

https://www.plaidhatgames.com/news/1055?fbclid=IwAR3JyGVtm92...

(They also release a variant to shorter the game back in October in case you missed that: https://www.plaidhatgames.com/news/1035)
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16. Board Game: Penny Assassin [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Penny Assassin
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We're back to work. Thanks to 1234 people that picked up free copies.


https://www.wargamevault.com/product/301701/Penny-Assassin

The PNP version was going up for sale this month. After this hell unleashed, we decided to make it free. Enough things to fret about these days.

Run around the streets of Rorcester for free!


https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2394713/corona-cabin-fe...
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17. Board Game: Bullfrogs [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:2461]
Board Game: Bullfrogs
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Thunderworks games wrote:
BULLFROGS PRINT & PLAY IS FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME

We're offering free downloads of our Bullfrogs board game so you can print and play it at home!

Bullfrogs is Thunderworks Games' first published board game.

Visit the Downloads page for more information and score yourself a copy.
A demo PnP was available before, this is the full art version

https://www.thunderworksgames.com/download-bullfrogs.html

PDF FILES Rulebook https://www.thunderworksgames.com/uploads/1/1/6/3/11638029/b...
Cards and Tokens https://www.thunderworksgames.com/uploads/1/1/6/3/11638029/b...
Solo Rules https://www.thunderworksgames.com/uploads/1/1/6/3/11638029/b...
Solo Dice "Stickers" https://www.thunderworksgames.com/uploads/1/1/6/3/11638029/b...
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18. Board Game: VACCINE [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Board Game: VACCINE
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This one violates my “always free” rule, but the designers heart is in right place so here it is.

Mars Fløe wrote:
Why did you make this game?
- Many people worldwide are isolated in their homes right now to prevent spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). If making and playing a simple board game can keep people indoors for even just a little while longer, we can add that to the prevention of the spreading of the virus.

- Scientists are working hard to find the best possible vaccine for the virus. If, or when, the time comes to administer the vaccines, the number of vaccinated people will directly impact its effectiveness. It’s a scientific fact that people fear what they don’t know. By educating people on vaccines - even if just a little bit through playing games - we’ll be able to reduce that fear and make the vaccines more effective.

- On a personal level, this is my contribution to help fight against the global COVID-19 crisis (and similar in the future). I hope to inspire you to find your own way to contribute, and to remind you that help comes in all shapes and sizes.
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19. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:276]
Board Game: Love Letter
Michael Walker
United States
Illinois
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Love Letter: Sender
https://www.zmangames.com/en/news/2020/4/1/announcing-love-l...

Some cards are slightly different from the regular game, and have different images
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20. Board Game: Yggdrasil Chronicles [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:3519]
Board Game: Yggdrasil Chronicles
Michael Walker
United States
Illinois
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https://www.ludonaute.fr/2020/03/gift-new-scenario-yggdrasil...

a new free scenario called The Utgardloki’s Challenges
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21. Board Game Publisher: AndHeGames
Board Game Publisher: AndHeGames
Andrew Miller
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Nebraska
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I recently launched a Quarantine pack full of coloring pages and creative games and goodies:

https://www.andhegames.com/quarentine-pack/

I've been trying to do what I can for people in quarantine, and I'm running a Kickstarter where people who are facing job insecurity can get a free printable copy of the game.

Also, backers who are financially secure can "sponsor" those affected by COVID, and send them a copy of the game. I'm really trying to do what I can for people who are suffering.

Board Game: The Cloud Dungeon 2: Sunken Dungeon


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andhegames/sunken-dunge...

Anyone can message me and be put on a list to get the printable game when it's done. Everyone so far will also be getting a free physical copy of the game, we've had a lot of backers who have sponsored people.

Thanks for putting that list together, it's great.

Andrew

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22. Board Game Publisher: Story Machine Games
Board Game Publisher: Story Machine Games
Jakob M.
United States
Syracuse
New York
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To help people stay connected during this time, Story Machine Games is releasing multiple Print & Play games that play super well on videochat, messaging apps, and livestreams.
Board Game: Rosetta: The Lost Language

While the full game hasn't been released yet, we're putting out a free Print & Play version of our game Rosetta: The Lost Language, a cooperative puzzle game for 2+ players. We've been playing this on a weekly livestream on our Facebook page, with the chat section making all the decisions. It's been a super fun way to play with people all over the country at once!

We're also working on some roll-and-writes and other print and play games that we'll be releasing for free weekly. Just today, we put out Warden, a roll-and-write about escaping Alcatraz. You can download Warden and all our other Print and Plays as they're released here: storymachinegames.com/print-and-plays.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay gaming!
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23. Board Game: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:92] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
Board Game: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
Paul Franzosa
United States
Arlington
Massachusetts
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Space Cowboys fb page wrote:

Hello! Many players suggested this idea… and, true enough, it is a great one!

So we are pleased to introduce (drum roll) the Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective material for remote play!
During this social distancing period, you’ll be able to play with your friends by phone or various online apps (Skype, Discord, etc).

To prepare, go to the Sherlock Homes Consulting Detective page of our website:

https://www.spacecowboys.fr/sherlock-holmes-consultingdetect...

Then, choose your box:

- The Thames Murders & Other Cases;
- Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures;
- Carlton House & Queen’s Park

Participants can download the newspapers, directory, and maps from the link at the bottom of each page. They can look this material up anytime during the game.

At least one person must have the game box.

That player reads aloud the introduction to the case, the leads the players choose and, of course, the final envelope!

All in all, almost all is as usual!
Enjoy your game and of course take care of y
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24. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:2785]
Board Game: Unpublished Prototype
Peter Loop
United States
Issaquah
Washington
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Tabletop Gaming Magazine wrote:
Stuck at home? Try these FREE microgames Each month Anna Blackwell curates a free game for you to play in the mag, and now you can get them all at once

A teacher reached out to us yesterday to say that our microgames have been a good source of entertainment, in particular for children still at school because their parents are key workers.

But of course, unless you have a copy of the mag (you can subscribe here, FYI) with the special link in, you won’t have been able to find them anywhere.

So, we thought we’d change that today.

Here’s 14 Microgames you can play for absolutely free (minus printing cost and the labour used with a pair of scissors of course).
https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/features/stuck-at-home-try-...

1 Ghost Writer By Jay Iles. Two player programming RPG. One person plays the scanner, the other programmer, and you’ll have to answer the question: does it scan?

2 Ninja vs Robot By Experimental Playground (Jason Sondoh & Robertson Sondoh Jr). Can you make it all the way to the castle before succumbing to the robots?

3 Space Planes by Glenn Ford. Two to six player space war game using a pack of cards and some dice. Feel free to use your own spaceships from the third dimension.

4 Passenger by Zachariah Zark. A collaborative RPG where each player plays as a parasite controlling one part of a host body.

5 SPORTS MUTANTS by Noah Eadie. SPORTS but in your MIND.

6 The Witch Is Dead by Rowan, Rook and Decard (a London-based RPG company comprising of Mary Hamilton, Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor). Play as a cute woodland animal attempting to get bloody revenge on a Witch Hunter.

7 What Have You Done? RUN, NUN, RUN! By Matt Bear Jones. Players take on the roles of Nuns who have just committed a terrible crime. The Nuns know what they did, but none of the players do, yet…

8 Wreckdivers by Tim Barribeau. Dive deep and exploit the shipwrecks you find at the bottom of the ocean.

9 Islanders by Anna Blackwell. A solo or co-op game that is designed for playing on the beach using handy rocks. We’d suggest using something from the garden instead at this time.

10 The Holy Moutain by Elizabeth and Jay Iles. Play as a group of pilgrims visiting shrines on their holy walk. A constructed story-telling game.

11 Death in Venice by Côme Martin. A Venice partygoer refuses to die, and so makes a deal with death.

12 Secret Squirrels by Anna Blackwell. A competitive hunting game where teams of squirrels (you!) try and track down all your nuts.

13 The New Gods of Babel by Brian Molina. A world-building game that uses a Jenga tower to represent the precarity of our society.

14 Word Wars by Anna Blackwell. A word game for three or more friends.

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25. Board Game: Fou Fou Fou ! [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:11804]
Board Game: Fou Fou Fou !
Matthieu
United States
San Francisco
CA
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From the BoardGameGeek news:

" If you're looking for games to play at home, French publisher KYF Edition has released an English-language print-and-play version (link) of Fou Fou Fou!, a game by Corentin Lebrat and Théo Rivière in which you just have to follow the rules on the cards in order not to lose points, with more and more rules entering play over the course of the game and with you being ejected should you lose your third point."
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