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Welcome, one and all to my celebration of Game'pril Fools Month of Gaming!

Last year, during the month of April I had some local friends over several nights throughout each week for pre-planned gaming sessions. I called this "Game'pril Fools Month of Gaming". This year, in the spirit of 'social distancing', I've elected to continue this tradition by inviting all of YOU to join me each day by playing the same game as me and other attendees to the Con, wherever you are! Amidst this ongoing COVID-19-driven quarantine, most of us are either at home by ourselves, with a select couple roommates, or with our small nuclear family units - such as it will be for the indefinite future. By joining me for Game'pril Fools Month of Gaming, we can share gaming alone, together!

This, for all intents and purposes, will be a month-long Solo(able)Con. Each day during the month of April 2020, a suggested solo(able) game will be listed as the game to play that day; in some instances, a two-player game might preferentially be highlighted for a given day for one reason or another. For the most part, the chronology will follow a day-wise alphanumeric selection from #'s through A-Z. Thus providing 27 days-worth of selected games. Each of the remaining unaccounted-for 3 days will interrupt the alphanumeric progression at predetermined dates - namely, April 12th, 13th, and 20th. Suggested games will be highlighted in each of the below Geeklist items, with preferred backup options, and additional backup options to account for variance in attendees' game collections.
[Edit: By request, I will be adding select Print & Play alternative options in the coming days.]

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Feel free to SHARE this Convention with your friends and family to have them participate with us!

To participate, simply play one of the listed games on its specified date, and Comment/Reply to that day's Geeklist item, to start a discussion based on your play of the game(s). Feel free to include scores, digital photographs, thoughts, comments, &cetera!



If you have any suggestions on how to improve this Convention, feel free to Comment at the bottom of this Geeklist in the general comments section or send me a direct GeekMail with your thoughts.

*If you are a publisher and would like to offer prizes/giveaways/promotion codes/discounts/etc. to Con attendees for playing your game or otherwise, please send me a GeekMail directly, and I will disseminate the information or add the information to this header. Thanks!

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1. Board Game: 18Lilliput [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:2275]
Board Game: 18Lilliput
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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Board Game: 18Lilliput
Board Game: The 7th Continent
Board Game: 30 Rails
Board Game: 51st State: Master Set
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Preferred playing option:
1. 18Lilliput
1-4 Players

Objective: Defeat Gulliver!
-- | Christopher H won in a narrow victory against Gulliver - $2,303 to $2,150 |
-- | Deb J joined in by this being her first ever non-roll & write solo game! Congratulations


Primary alternative options:
2. The 7th Continent 1-4 Players

-- | Schoolmarm5 escaped with her life (but penniless ) in The Crystal's Song! |
-- | J J made some progress but exhausted his reserve in The Dark Chest of the Damned! |
-- | d b played this for the 2nd time, and this time got off the mini-island! |

3. 30 Rails 1-8 Players
(Download: 30 Rails rules, 30 Rails game sheet)
Score to beat: Werra with 97 points!
-- | Lynn - 79 points | David Wiley - 56 points | Schoolmarm5 - 48 points | Kerri Acosta - 46 points | Jeff McLeod - 43 points |
-- | Jesse Hickle - 42 points | Joshua Acosta - 34 points | Maria S - 32 points | Simran Soni - 29 points | Tony Zipeto - 24 points |
-- | Kevin Shaud - 21 points |


Secondary alternative options:
4. 51st State: Master Set 1-4 Players

(Solo-able with Campaign Mode rules)
5. 1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties 1-8 Players
(Solo-able with Solitaire rules found on GMT website)
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Board Game: 7 Dice Wonders

Print & Play alternative options:
9. 7 Dice Wonders 1-4 Players

(Download: Rules, Game materials, Score card)
Score to beat: Maria S - 17 points
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2. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:23]
Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game
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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Board Game: Aerion
Board Game: AuZtralia
Board Game: After The Virus
Board Game: Arkham Horror (Third Edition)
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Barbados / St. Lucia
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Cuba & Sicily
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Hawaiian Islands
Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Jamaica / Puerto Rico


Preferred playing option:
1. Arkham Horror: The Card Game
1-2 Players

Beginner "Learn-to-Play" scenario: The Gathering
If you have played this scenario before, feel free to choose whichever scenario you like!
-- | "The Gathering" played by Tony Zipeto & Joshua Acosta |

Primary alternative options:
2. Aerion 1-2 Players

-- | Trace squeaked out a win in her play WITH an expansion! |
-- | Jesse Hickle managed to win this game on a first play! |
-- | Scott Schmitt - a narrow lost against the Hellkite expansion. He will be avenged! |

3. AuZtralia 1-4 Players
-- | Played by Val (Details HERE!)
4. After the Virus 1-3 Players
5. Arkham Horror 1-6 Players

-- | Played by Anne Reynolds - Defeated Yig! |

Secondary alternative options:
6. Age of Steam: Barbados map 1 Player

-- | Played by Carl Soderlund - Won with 21 points & Christopher H - lost |
7. Age of Steam: Cuba map 1 Player
-- | Played by Carl Soderlund - lost |
8. Age of Steam: Hawaiian Islands map 1 Player
9. Age of Steam: Puerto Rico map 1 Player

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Board Game: A4 Quest
Board Game: Abstract Network
Board Game: Ada Lovelace: Consulting Mathematician
Board Game: Adamastor
Board Game: Austerity

Print & Play alternative options:
10. A4 Quest 1-2 Players

(Download: Rules, Character standees, Walkthrough adventure, A4 Quest 01 "Into the Abyss")
-- | B B slayed the monster that prowled in the depths of the cave! |
11. Abstract Network 1-3 Players
(Download: Rules, Solo rules, Cards)
^^Voted Best Game in the 2017 BGG Two-Player PnP Game Design Contest
-- | Played by Rainer Schira - Won the solo game & Schoolmarm5 - beat her hubby 3-1! |
12. Ada Lovelace: Consulting Mathematician 1 Player
(Download: Rules + PnP)
-- | Played by
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David Wiley]/user] - 66 points | Schoolmarm5 - 54 points | Jeff McLeod - 40 points | Sara Bear - 31 points |

13. Adamastor 1-2 Players
(Download: Rulebook, Cards) Note: You will need to supply a few cubes on your own.
14. Austerity 1 Player
(Download: PnP .zip file) Note: You will need to supply a few cubes on your own.
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Board Game: Alchemist
Board Game: Amyitis
Board Game: Antike Duellum
Board Game: Antiquity
Board Game: Apocalypse au Zoo de Carson City
Board Game: Argo
Board Game: Armadöra

Board Game: Assyria
Board Game: Atlantis
Board Game: Atoll
Board Game: Attika
Board Game: Automobiles
Board Game: Axio

Online gaming alternative options:
Alchemist, Amyitis, Antike Duellum, Antiquity, Apocalypse at the Carson City Zoo,
Argo, Armadöra, Assyria, Atlantis, Atoll, Attika, Automobiles, AXIO (Link 1, Link 2)
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3. Board Game: Blight Chronicles: Agent Decker [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:6868]
Board Game: Blight Chronicles: Agent Decker
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Friday, April 3, 2020

Board Game: Blight Chronicles: Agent Decker
Board Game: Bottom of the 9th
Board Game: Baseball Highlights: 2045
Board Game: Bios: Origins (Second Edition)
Board Game: Burgle Bros.


Preferred playing option:
1. Blight Chronicles: Agent Decker
1 Player

Scenario: Stage 1 "Get In"
*Bonus points! Continue playing through Stage 2A "Blend In" or Stage 2B "Alternatives"
-- | Joshua Acosta played through Stage 1 and got "in". Will move onto "Alternative" options in the near future. |

Primary alternative options:
2. Bottom of the 9th 1-2 Players

-- | Scott Melvin - nearly held on with a couple early wins but couldn't clench it in game 4 |
3. Baseball Highlights: 2045 1-4 Players
-- | Tony Zipeto - Got the New York team the whole way to the final game of the world series and lost in a 6-3 upset! |

Secondary alternative options:
4. Bios: Origins (Second Edition) 1-4 Players

-- | Scott Melvin went heavy-prehistoric testing his wits in a game with Hobbits and hallucinogens |
5. Burgle Bros. 1-4 Players
-- | Schoolmarm5 held her Raven close, but the guards said "Nevermore!" |
-- | Rainer Schira 'n' Company almost made it to the chopper but were nabbed at the last moment. |
-- | Jesse Hickle had the Peterman escape by the skin of their teeth, but made away with the goods! |

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Board Game: Friday

BONUS! Friday #PlayFridayEveryFriday
-- | Mira Kay - failed to get Robinson off the island because tired ol' man Friday got scared to death. |
-- | Joshua Acosta - failed 3 times to get Robinson off the island, but next week vengeance will be his! |
-- | Rainer Schira - Friday was no help at all to Robinson, and he died prematurely. |
-- | Val - despite dealing with a Suicidal Robinson in the early game, nearly failed the final hazard. |
-- | Christopher H managed the liberate Robinson and defeated both pirates! Score: 52 |
-- | Lynn shook off the dust and played a rusty two games, but alas Robinson stays stranded. |
-- | Deb J - Rescued Robinson with a strong finish! arrrh


Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. The Bloody Inn 1-4 Players

-- | Noam Rosen scored an all-time best with 200 francs! |
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Board Game: Barbarian Prince
Board Game: Below Mars
Board Game: Bibliogamo
Board Game: Black Hole
Board Game: Black Sonata
Board Game: Bumbling Bees

Print & Play alternative options:
9. Barbarian Prince 1 Player
(Download: Full set of game files on the Dwarfstar Games website, or the .zip file, if you prefer)
10. Below Mars 1 Player
(Download: Game files submitted for the 2018 Solitaire Print and Play contest)
11. Bibliogamo 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Board, Cards)
-- | David Wiley played some catch-up with this game and scored 42 points! |
12. Black Hole 1 Player
*Playable with a standard deck of cards!*
-- | Maria S Got back into gaming and played thrice! Best score: 50 points |
-- | Jeff McLeod was thwarted by the pompous king but scored a respectable 48 points |

13. Black Sonata 1 Players
(Download: Rules, Components, Informational booklet)
-- | B B identified the Black Lady in a "golden" victory - 27 points |
14. Bumbling Bees 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Game sheet)
-- | Schoolmarm5 - 35 points ("Good job! Hive five!") | Rainer Schira - 5 points ("Ouch! That stings.") |
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4. Board Game: Coffee Roaster [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:886]
Board Game: Coffee Roaster
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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Board Game: Coffee Roaster
Board Game: Castellion
Board Game: Card City XL
Board Game: Chronicles of Crime
Board Game: CO₂: Second Chance
Board Game: Carcassonne
Board Game: Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure


Preferred playing option:
1. Coffee Roaster
1 Player

East African bean selection to roast: Kenya (beginner), Burundi (advanced), Ethiopia Sidamo washed (expert)
^^I assume the available beans in the Stronghold Games edition are the same as those available in the Saashi & Saashi editions.
If not, please see THIS IMAGE for the bean selection.

-- | Trace broke out this game for the very first time and, after a practice run, scored (an asterisked) 46* points in the East African challenge! |
-- | Deb J roasted some coffee for the first time in awhile. |
-- | Christopher H handled the kinks of his virtual roaster and showed himself to be a Middle-Level Roaster with 35 points (bean selection: Mexico, Colombia Supremo, Indonesia Mandheling G1 Special) |

-- | Joshua Acosta struggled with the beginner-level beans but made out to show as a Middle-Level Roaster with 37 points. |


Primary alternative options:
2. Castellion 1-2 Players

-- | Scott Schmitt came out with a swift victory in the Admiral's Academy! |
-- | Jesse Hickle tried this game twice in the School of Architects. A rough first game made way for a victorious game 2!

3. Card City XL 1-4 Players
4. Chronicles of Crime 1-4 Players

-- | Noam Rosen played through Noir - The Thelma Dott Affair |

Secondary alternative options:
5. CO₂: Second Chance 1-4 Players
6. Carcassonne 2-5 Players

-- | Maria S was dealt a crushing blow by her roommate in a 48-27 loss. |
-- | Snooze Fest shook off the dust, dove head-first into a 3-expansion game, and came out victorious in a 152-130 game! |

-- | Val was able to squeeze this one in to an already-packed 4-game day! |
-- | Jessica Eccles lost her play against another on Brettspielwelt. |
-- | B B threw in the Hunters and Gatherers expansion, scoring 152 points! |

7. Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure 2-4 Players
Also acceptable: Clank!: The Mummy's Curse, Clank! In! Space!, Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse!, Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk, or Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated
-- | Lynn and her husband made some great headway in finishing up their campaign of Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated! |

Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Catan 3-4 Players

-- | Snooze Fest played an online game on Brettspielwelt but lost in a Longest-Road upset |
*. Coimbra 2-4 Players
-- | Val lost in a 150-166 solo game. |
*. The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game 1-5 Players
-- | Jeff McLeod dealt with unruly monks for a score of 38 point. |
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Board Game: Castle Itter
Board Game: Cheese Chasers
Board Game: Colony 9
Board Game: Count of Nine
Board Game: Crystallo

Print & Play alternative options:
8. Castle Itter 1 Player

Winner in the 2015-16 Wargame Print and Play Contest - 1st Place: Best Solitaire Game, Large Game, Innovative Mechanic, Artwork | 2nd Place: Best Overall Game, Rules Writing, Design Notes
(Download: Rulebook, SS Cards Front/Back, Counters, Board <36"x18">, Defender Actions reference, Defender Attributes reference, SS Cards reference, Defender Reference cards, Companion Book)
9. Cheese Chasers 1-4 Players
2009 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
(Download: Solitaire rules, Multiplayer rules, Cards & Mouse Tokens)
10. Colony 9 1 Player
Winner in the 2009 Solitaire Print and Play Contest - 1st Place: Best Greyscale Printed Game, Best Deck/Pool Building Mechanic | 2nd Place: Best Medium Sized Game
(Download: Rules & Components)
11. Count of Nine 1 Player
2018 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
(Download: Rules, Cards)
-- | Schoolmarm5 impressed the King with a respectable 19-point game. |
-- | David Wiley played this one twice, improving a score of 13 to a score of 18! |

12. Crystallo 1 Player
Winner 2018 Solitaire Print and Play Contest - 1st Place: Best Overall Game, Best Original Artwork, Best Graphic Design, Best Puzzle/Abstract | 2nd Place: Best Regular PNP Build
(Download: Rules, Cards) (source)
-- | Deb J got in 2 plays of this one. |
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5. Board Game: Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:2040]
Board Game: Dual Powers: Revolution 1917
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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Board Game: Dual Powers: Revolution 1917
Board Game: Dragon Keepers
Board Game: Dinosaur Island
Board Game: Duelosaur Island
RPG: Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)


Preferred playing option:
1. Dual Powers: Revolution 1917
1-2 Players

-- | Joshua Acosta fell face-first in the mud in this political tug-of-war. Lost on Level 1! |
-- | Christopher H had a glorious victory completely altering the course of Soviet history! |
-- | Deb J managed to fit in a play of this one, as well. |


Primary alternative options:
2. Dragon Keepers 1-6 Players
3. Dinosaur Island 1-4 Players


Secondary alternative options:
4. Duelosaur Island 2 Players
5. Dungeons & Dragons (5e) 2-∞ Players


Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Diamant 3-8 Players

-- | Jessica Eccles played with 3 friends and won! |
*. Detective: City of Angels 1-5 Players
-- | Noam Rosen showed off his sleuthing abilities, playing through the "Heist to Nowhere" case |
*. Discover: Lands Unknown 1-4 Players
-- | Maria S managed her way through the first scenario but her actions left her stranded going into scenario two! |
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Board Game: D100 Dungeon
Board Game: Deep Space D-6
Board Game: Deity
Board Game: Reiner Knizia's Decathlon
Board Game: Memoir '44
Board Game: Do Not Forsake Me (Oh My Darling)
Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second Edition)
Board Game: Dungeon Hack: The Dice Game
Board Game: Dungeon Solitaire: Tomb of the Four Kings
Board Game: Dwarf

Print & Play alternative options:
6. D100 Dungeon 1 Player

(Download: Version 2.2 PnP)
-- | Jesse Hickle led Qarl on the epic quest to forge the fabled Hammer of Antiquity - at least, that's who's credited on the museum plaque. |
7. Deep Space D-6 1 Player
(Download: Rulebook, Print & Play files)
-- | N/A was lost at space when her spaceship fell apart. |
8. Deity 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Cards, Score Sheets)
9. Reiner Knizia's Decathlon -4 Players
(Download: Game sheet)
-- | Snooze Fest won't be making it to the Olympics this time around with just 148 points. |
-- | Schoolmarm5 showed off her athletic prowess with a respectable 193 points! |
-- | BB set records and turned heads with a score of 233! |

10. Desolate 1 Player
(Available for only $3.00 at PnP Arcade!)
11. Do Not Forsake Me (Oh My Darling) 1 Players
(Download: Rules and Cards)
-- | Deb J played this! |
12. Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition) 1 Player
(Download: Rule booklet, Enemy Booklet, Event Booklet, Adventure Booklet, Beginner's Guide, Tenth Doctor expansion)
13. Dungeon Hack: The Dice Game 1 Player
(Download: Game files)
14. Dungeon Solitaire: Tomb of the Four Kings 1 Player
2015 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
(Download: Game files)
15. Dwarf 1-5 Players
(Download: Rules and Cards, Optional Tokens)
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6. Board Game: Escape Plan [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:453]
Board Game: Escape Plan
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Monday, April 6, 2020

Board Game: Escape Plan
Board Game: Eldritch Horror
Board Game: Everdell
Board Game: Explorers of the North Sea
Family: Series: Exit – The Game


Preferred playing option:
1. Escape Plan
1-5 Players

-- | Joshua Acosta could not defeat the corrupt cop Lieutenant Costa with detective Sandra hot on his tail. Lost 530-710 |
-- | Christopher H also tasted defeat against Lieutenant Costa. His score: 510. |


Primary alternative options:
2. Eldritch Horror 1-8 Players
3. Everdell 1-4 Players


Secondary alternative options:
4. Explorers of the North Sea 1-4 Players

-- | Val went exploring with expansions! 78 points |
5. EXIT: The Game 1-6 Players
Choose ANY of the published EXIT: The Game titles.
-- | Deb J played one of the EXIT games and got out safely (with some help)! |

Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. The Epic of Gil & Ennis 1-2 Players

-- | B B got this one back to the table after almost a year of not playing it! |
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Board Game: Epidemic
Board Game: Elemintary
Board Game: Elevenses for One
Board Game: Empire
Board Game: Endless Nightmare
Board Game: Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game

Print & Play alternative options:
6. Epidemic 1 Player

(Download: Rules, PnP files)
7. Elemintary 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Tiles and Cards, Card Backs, Tokens, and more)
8. Elevenses for One 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Cards)
-- | Noam Rosen tried his hand at this for the first time but lost with 11(ses) points. |
-- | JJ clinched the victory with just one minute to spare! |
9. Empire 1 Player
(Download: Cards and Rules) Note: you will have to supply 9 cubes and 9D6 dice.
10. Endless Nightmare 1 Player
(Download: Rulebook, Game Board, Die Board)
-- | Schoolmarm5 had the courage to give a presentation in her underwear, but not enough to outrun her shadow. Ended with 0 points! |
11. Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game 1-6 Players
(Print and Play files available through the game's dedicated website)
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7. Board Game: Feudum: The Queen's Army [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
Board Game: Feudum: The Queen's Army
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Board Game: Feudum: The Queen's Army
Board Game: Fields of Arle
Board Game: Fleet: The Dice Game
Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Family: Series: Forbidden Games (Gamewright)


Preferred playing option:
1. Feudum: The Queen's Army
1+ Players

Feel free to add in one or more expansions. Not guaranteeing rules clarity for the specifics of how the expansion(s) integrate with the solo game
(1+: This is a solo expansion that is able to be used in a multiplayer setting, as well.)
-- | Val tackled this challenge and wrote about it HERE! |
-- | Christopher H broke out this one for the first time and "Became a wealthy vassal" against the dastardly Queen, defeating her 179-168! |


Primary alternative options:
2. Fields of Arle 1-2 Players
3. Fleet: The Dice Game 1-4 Players

(Online Play: Play on Tabletop Simulator)
-- | Joshua Acosta showed off his fishing skills and defeated Kerri Acosta 92-81! |

Secondary alternative options:
4. Flash Point: Fire Rescue 2-6 Players*
5. Forbidden Games 2-4/5 Players*

^^Choose ANY of the Forbidden Games (Forbidden Desert, Forbidden Island, or Forbidden Sky).
*("Solo-able" by playing more than one character.)

-- | B B made it out of the Forbidden Desert with the help of the Meteorologist and Water Carrier! |
-- | Snooze Fest succumbed to the harshness of the Forbidden Desert, leaving the Explorer and Water Carrier stranded. |


Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Fujisan 1 Player

-- | Jessica Eccles played this! |
*. Friday 1 Player
-- | Noam Rosen couldn't get Robinson past the green hazard level. Hope you like eating coconuts, Robinson!
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Board Game: Fantastic Factories
Board Game: Fairy Tale in My Pocket
Board Game: Fortune Fame & Glory
Board Game: Free Trader

Print & Play alternative options:
6. Fantastic Factories 1-5 Players

(Play on Tabletop Simulator/Tabletopia OR Download: Print & Play files)
-- | Amy Bills scored a personal best, tying the machine with 24 points! |
-- | Deb J played this! |
-- | Schoolmarm5 defeated Martin Lightheart and their two youngest children in a 26/22/21/20 blowout! |

7. Fairy Tale in my Pocket 1-2 Players
(Download: Core Game files, Character Pawns, Enchantress of the Dark Wood and other Tales Scenario Book, 10-Scenario Fan Expansion)
8. Fortune Fame & Glory 1 Player
(Download: Cards & Rules)
9. Free Trader 1 Player
2009 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
(Download: Re-written rules for clarity, Planets V1, Planets V2, Events V1, Events V2, Redesigned Playmat and Tokens)
(Original Rules, Version 1 files with alternate art, Version 2 files with alternate art)

*Version 1 is easier than version 2.
Suggested option would be Re-written rules, Planets V1, Events V1, and use player aid/money tracker from Page 4 of alternate art files, as well as spaceship playmat from page 8 of alternate art files.
Highly recommended review video HERE.
Of course, there is a "Deep Space" expansion for this game, as well, but I will leave that to your curiosity.
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8. Board Game: The Gallerist [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:59]
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Board Game: The Gallerist
Board Game: Glass Road
Board Game: Gloomhaven
Board Game: Ghost Stories
Board Game: Gùgōng


Preferred playing option:
1. The Gallerist
1-4 Players

-- | Joshua Acosta got absolutely pummeled by Kerri Acosta in their play. Score: 76-129! |
-- | Val saw what I formidable foe Lacerda can be but achieved a fair score of 113 points! |


Primary alternative options:
2. Glass Road 1-4 Players

Glass Road Solo Challenge! -- April 2020
-- | J J attempted this month's challenge and achieved a fair score of 27.5! |
3. Gloomhaven 1-4 Players
Finally open that box and start playing! OR Continue your current campaign (solo or with a friend).

Secondary alternative options:
4. Ghost Stories 1-4 Players

-- | Amy Bills tried her hand at this ever-challenging game and lost twice! |
5. Gùgōng 1-5 Players

Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. The Grizzled 2-5 Players

-- | Noam Rosen played a couple losing games of this but remembered how great it is! |
*. Ganz schön clever 1-4 Players
-- | B B scored a respectable 205! |
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Board Game: Galactidice BSG
Board Game: Gelatinous Cube Dice
Board Game: Germania: Drusus' Campaigns 12-9 BC
Board Game: Gladiator Gauntlet
Board Game: Going Further
Board Game: Grit & Gold
Board Game: Grow
Board Game: Grunts
Board Game: Guildhaven City

Print & Play alternative options:
6. Galactidice BSG 1 Player

(Download: Rules and Game Sheet)
7. Gelatinous Cube Dice 1 Player
Most Innovative Mechanic - 2016 Mint Tin Game Design Contest
(Download: Rules and Cards)
-- | Schoolmarm5 ambled around the dungeon in a semi-solid state for a score of 0, 1, and 2 in three different games! |
8. Germania: Drusus' Campaigns 12-9 BC 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Map and Pieces)
9. Gladiator Gauntlet 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Cards)
10. Going Further 1-4 Players
(Download: Rules, PnP Files)
11. Grit & Gold 1 Player
(Download: Rules, PnP Files)
12. Grow 1 Player
(Download: Rulebook and components)
13. Grunts 1 Player
2014 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
(Download: Rules, Game files)
14. Guildhaven City 1 Player
2018 Solitaire Print and Play Contest - 2nd Place: Best AI System in a Game | 3rd Place: Best Advanced PNP Build, Best Dungeon Crawl | 5th Place: Most Thematic Game
(Download: PnP Materials)
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9. Board Game: Healthy Heart Hospital [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:2660]
Board Game: Healthy Heart Hospital
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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Board Game: Healthy Heart Hospital
Board Game: Hostage Negotiator
Board Game: Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr
Board Game: Herbaceous Sprouts
Board Game: High Frontier (Third Edition)
Board Game: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle


Preferred playing option:
1. Healthy Heart Hospital
1-5 Players

-- | Joshua Acosta won this game on his 3rd attempt and scored 50 points! |
-- | JW van der Meulen won this on his first attempt after a year without playing it! |


Primary alternative options:
2. Hostage Negotiator 1 Player

-- | Warren Tutwiler played this seven times! Negotiated successfully with Arkayne Massua and Edward Quinn, but Donna Scarborough proved too slippery. |
3. Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr 2-4 Players*
(*"Solo-able" by playing multiple nurses.)
BONUS! To better empathize with those who are currently suffering due to COVID-19, keep Billy stable through all 10 scenarios or until Billy dies.


Secondary alternative options:
4. Herbaceous Sprouts [b]1-4 Players

5. High Frontier (Third Edition) 1-5 Players
6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle 2-4 Players*

(*"solo-able" by playing more than one character.)
BONUS! Play all seven games (years) and/or watch the book-based movie(s) for the game(s) played!


Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Herbaceous 1-4 Players

-- | J J proved to be a "Talented Gardener" with 47 points on their second play of the day! |
*. Hanamikoji 2 Players
-- | B B got creative with some UNO cards and played both sides against one another. |
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Board Game: Hall of the Dwarven King
Board Game: Hands of Time
Board Game: Haze Islands
Board Game: Highlands
Board Game: Honey
Board Game: Horde of the Dead Minigame
Board Game: Hot Air: Solitaire
Board Game: How to Host a Dungeon

Print & Play alternative options:
7. Hall of the Dwarven King 1 Player

(Download: Game files)
-- | Noam Rosen found this to be fun and thematic, and scored a whopping 285 points! |
-- | Schoolmarm5 almost built her second throne room and scored 177 points! |
-- | Matt goofed up early on but came away with a score of 84! |

8. Hands of Time 1 Player
2018 54-Card Game Design Contest - 2nd Place: Best Solo Game | 4th Place: Best Overall Game
(Download: Rules, Cards)
9. Haze Islands 1-3 Players
2016 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
(Rules, Cards)
10. Highlands 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Game Board, Encounter and Mission Cards, Playing Piece Tokens)
11. Honey 1-4 Players
(Download: Solo Standard Rules, Solo Survival Rules, PnP Files)
12. Horde of the Dead Minigame 1 Player
(Download: Version 1, Version 2)
13. Hot Air: Solitaire 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Tiles and Counters, Ground Tile Backs, Air Tile Backs)
14. How to Host a Dungeon 1 Player
(Download: Picture-less free version, Game counters)
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10. Board Game: Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:2654]
Board Game: Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp
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Friday, April 10, 2020

Board Game: Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp
Board Game: In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg
Board Game: Iron Helm
Board Game: Imperial Settlers
Board Game: Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North


Preferred playing option:
1. Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp
1 Player

-- | Joshua Acosta developed a vaccine against the nasty bacteria and won the game - The masses rejoice! |
-- | Warren Tutwiler played his first game of this and almost saved humanity but came up just shy by 3 vaccines! |


Primary alternative options:
2. In Magnificent Style 1 Player
3. Iron Helm 1 Player

Note: A very low quantity of this game was sold in a small crowd-sale on the publisher's website. You can purchase the game HERE)
(Alternatively, you can Print & Play a copy for only $3.00 at PnP Arcade!)[/i]

Secondary alternative options:
4. Imperial Settlers 1-4 Players
5. Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North 1-4 Players


Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. IceDice 2-4 Players

-- | Jessicle Eccles played this! |
*. Island of D 1 Player
-- | Schoolmarm5 failed on her first quest and died on the way back to town. |
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King 1-5 Players
-- | J J played the solitaire variant and scored 61 points! |
-- | Maria S tried out this solo variant three times total for scores of 82, 100, and 63, respectively! |
-- | Jeff McLeod played this a few times and scored as high as 63! |

*. Age of Steam: Ireland map 3-4 Players
-- | Snooze Fest got in a 4-player online game of this using VASSAL! |
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Board Game: Friday

BONUS! Friday #PlayFridayEveryFriday
-- | Joshua Acosta played this on Level 1 and scored his best yet - 80 points! |
-- | JW van der Meulen tried four times in-a-row on Level 4 to get Robinson off the island, but he was unsuccessful. |
-- | Val vanquished one of the pirates standing between Robinson and freedom, but came up just shy on pirate ship #2 |

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Board Game: I, Dungeon
Board Game: Inception: Solo card game
Board Game: Incognito: Road Trip
Board Game: Infection Express
Board Game: Inspector Moss: House Arrest
Board Game: into the woods
Board Game: Irish Freedom
Board Game: Island Of D 2: The Shadow of Dawn

Print & Play alternative options:
6. I, Dungeon 1 Player

(Download: Rulebook, Tiles)
7. Inception: Solo card game 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Cards 1 of 3, Cards 2 of 3, Cards 3 of 3)
8. Incognito: Road Trip 1 Player
*Playable with a standard deck of cards!*
(Download: Rules)
9. Infection Express 1-2 Players
2010 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
(Download: Rules, Map, and Tracker)
10. Inspector Moss: House Arrest 1 Player
2012 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
(Download: Rules, Components)
-- | Noam Rosen did some great sleuthing and managed to solve the case on a second try! |
11. into the woods 1 Player
2015 Solitaire Print and Play Contest - 1st Place: Most Thematic Game, Most Innovative Mechanic, Best Artwork, Best Greyscale Game | 2nd Place: Best Medium Game
(Download: Rules, PnP part 1, PnP part 2, building instructions, storage envelope cover)
12. Irish Freedom 1 Player
2013 Solitaire Print and Play Contest - WINNER Best Wargame
(Download: Rules, Board, Counters, Cards)
13. Island of D 2: The Shadow of Dawn 1 Player
(Download: Game Manual, Misc Cards Front/Back, Pow Cards Front/Back, Designer's Notes)
**Download Epilogue, ONLY if you win!
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11. Board Game: John Company [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:1477]
Board Game: John Company
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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Board Game: John Company
Board Game: Journal 29: Interactive Book Game
Board Game: Jabberwocky
Board Game: Jambo
Board Game: Jump Drive


Preferred playing option:
1. John Company
1-6 Players

Scenario: Early Company & The Campaign Game (1710)

Primary alternative options:
2. Journal 29: Interactive Book Game 1 Players

-- | Noam Rosen blazed through several puzzles in this book, looking at it with fresh eyes. |
-- | Joshua Acosta also played through several puzzles in this book, but not as many as Noam! |

3. Jabberwocky 1-7 Players
(Download: FREE Print & Play PDF on the Publisher's website.)
^^Contains Bandersnatch, a solo game & Borogroves, a 2-player map-making game
-- | Schoolmarm5 played Bandersnatch thrice, scoring 4, 6, and 20! She also played Borogroves and lost by one point to Hubby. "...and the mome raths outgrabe." |
-- | Martin Tutwiler lost his first game but won his second of Bandersnatch with 14 points! He also solo'd Borogroves for a 44-point skin-of-the-teeth victory! |


Secondary alternative options:
4. Jambo 2 Players

-- | Snooze Fest started an online game of this! |
5. Jump Drive 2-4 Players*
(*Can play solo using jgatkinsn's Solo Custom Campaign rules)

Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Just One 3-7 Players

-- | Jessica Eccles played this over group chat with some friends! |
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Board Game: Jacked In
Board Game: Jasper and Zot
Board Game: Java Man
Board Game: Journey in the Underworld

Print & Play alternative options:
6. Jacked In 1 Player

(Download: Rules and Components)
7. Jasper and Zot 1 Player
(Download: Original Rules & Components)
8. Java Man 1-8 Players
(Download: Rulebook, Original Game Files, The Lovinski Files, The Benson Files)
9. Journey in the Underworld 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Cards)
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12. Board Game: Welcome To...: Easter Egg Hunt & Doomsday Thematic Neighborhoods [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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Sunday, April 12, 2020
Hoppy Easter!

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Board Game: Easter Island
Board Game: Bunny Kingdom
Board Game: Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot
Board Game: Dixit
Board Game: Cottage Garden: The Easter Bunny


Preferred playing option:
1. Welcome To... Easter Egg Hunt
1-50 Players

(Download: Easter scoring sheet, Easter Egg Hunt rules, & solo play rules)
-- | Snooze Fest scored a whopping 93 points in the Deep Water Games live stream! |
-- | Noam Rosen was a little bit too enamored with huntin' for them eggs! Scored 53, but boy did he get some eggs! |
-- | Deb J joined in on the fun! |
-- | Trace scored 71 points! |
-- | Maria S scored an amazing 101 points! Get them eggs! |
-- | Joshua Acosta tied with Trace with a score fo 71 points! |
-- | Aishwarya Arun joined in the QuarantineCon fun for the first time and scored 91 points! |


Primary alternative options:
2. Easter Island 2 Players
3. Bunny Kingdom 2-4 Players

-- | Annie Paulin and her boyfriend played this, and she scored 140 points! |

Secondary alternative options:
4. Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot 2-8 Players

-- | Schoolmarm5 played what sounds like a wild game of this one before her youngest daughter pulled the rug out from under everyone for a quick win! |
5. Dixit 3-6 Players
6. Cottage Garden with The Easter Bunny promo 1-4 Players
(Download: Rules)
-- | Maria S played a 2-player game of this one using the Easter Bunny and achieved a collective score of 96 points! |
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Board Game: The Cottonwood Contest
Board Game: The Hydrologically-Challenged Haunted Hayride at Hank's Hen Hatchery

Print & Play alternative options:
7. The Cottonwood Contest 1-4 Players

(Download: Rules, Cards, Solo Scoresheet)
8. The Hydrologically-Challenged Haunted Hayride at Hank's Hen Hatchery 1 Player
(Download: Game Files)

Edit: On Easter, the Catan website dropped an official Catan scenario "Easter Bunny"
Check it out HERE!

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13. Board Game: 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:676]
Board Game: 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis
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Monday, April 13, 2020

Board Game: 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Board Game: 13 Minutes: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Board Game: 13 Sheep
Board Game: Catan
Board Game: 13 Ghosts
Board Game: 1313 Dead End Drive
Board Game: Friday the 13th


Preferred playing option:
1. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis
2 Players*

Playable as a "solo" game using THIS home-brewed variant.
-- | Joshua Acosta and Kerri Acosta tried out this game for the first time, and Kerri came out victorious*, winning with 1 Prestige in the aftermath (asterisk intended!). |

Primary alternative options:
2. 13 Minutes: The Cuban Missile Crisis 2 Players
3. 13 Sheep 1-10 Players

(Download: Free Print & Play)
-- | Warren Tutwiler played this game twice and saw how challenging it can be! Scored 1 point (A side) and 5 points (B side) |
-- | Noam Rosen also discovered how tough this one can be but improved his score dramatically from zero (yike!) to 3 to 16! |
-- | Maria S joined team Print&Play and put some miles in on the new printer with 3 plays of this, scoring 8, 12, and 8 on the B side! |
-- | Schoolmarm5 continued her Print & Play gaming streak with a quick game of this, scoring 5 points! |

4. Catan* 3-4 Players
(It's board game #13 in the BGG system)

Secondary alternative options:
5. 13 Ghosts 2-4 Players

-- | Schoolmarm5 and Hubby were very creative choosing the 13 Chefs 2-Player re-themed variant of this game for today! Hubby won the game 3-2. |
6. 1313 Dead End Drive 2-4 Players
7. Friday the 13th 3-6 Players

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Board Game: Scrabble

BONUS! Scrabble It's National Scrabble Day!
-- | Annie Paulin and her boyfriend celebrated the day by playing a game. She lost in a very close game 221-231! |
-- | Maria S and her roommate had a rematch (on the correct day) to celebrate the occasion, and she smoked her opponent, showing off some story-telling skills. Score: 292-232. |

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Board Game: 13
Board Game: Friday 13th: Jason in San Juan

Print & Play alternative options:
8. 13 1+ Players

You can make your own copy of this game with just 13 cards!
(Download: Rules)
9. Friday 13th: Jason in San Juan 1-4 Players
(Download: Rules, Card Sheet 1, Card Sheet 2, Card Sheet 3, Card Sheet 4, Cards and Standees Sheet, Game Board)
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14. Board Game: Kepler-3042 [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:1728]
Board Game: Kepler-3042
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Board Game: Kepler-3042
Board Game: K2
Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster
Board Game: Kitchen Rush
Board Game: KeyForge: Call of the Archons
Board Game: Keltis
Board Game: Karuba


Preferred playing option:
1. Kepler-3042
1-4 Players


Primary alternative options:
2. K2 1-5 Players
3. Kingdom Death: Monster 1-4 Players
4. Kitchen Rush 1-4 Players

-- | Schoolmarm5 and her 3 daughters played this and won on normal difficulty for the first time! |

Secondary alternative options:
5. Keyforge: Call of the Archons 2 Players

-- | Noam Rosen rose up against some challenging decks and game out victorious in 1 of 3 games, but that's basically a WIN given the circumstances. |
6. Keltis 2-4 Players
7. Karuba 2-4 Players


Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Kalah 2 Players

-- | Jessica Eccles played this ol' gem! |
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Board Game: K-Day: Kaiju War!
Board Game: Kaiju Siege
Board Game: Kidnap Machine
Board Game: Kinga
Board Game: Kobayashi Maru: A Test of Character

Print & Play alternative options:
8. K-Day: Kaiju War! 1 Player

(Download: Rules, Game Sheet, Alien War! Mini-expansion)
9. Kaiju Siege 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Game Sheets, Pulgazilla variant, Shin Zillasaur Kaiju variant)
10. Kidnap Machine 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Obscura variant rules, Components and Game Sheet)
11. Kinga 1 Player
*Playable with a standard deck of cards! (+2 Jokers)*
(Download: Rules)
12. Kobayashi Maru: A Test of Character 1 Player
(Download: Game files)
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15. Board Game: Leaving Earth [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:563]
Board Game: Leaving Earth
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Board Game: Leaving Earth
Board Game: Lisboa
Board Game: Loup Garou
Board Game: Last Frontier: The Vesuvius Incident
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: Le Havre
Board Game: La Granja
Board Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?


Preferred playing option:
1. Leaving Earth
1-5 Players

-- | Joshua Acosta, Aishwarya Arun, and Warren Tutwiler met up over Facebook video for a 3-player virtual-physical game using EVERY expansion! Final score: Joshua 43, Aishwarya 30, Warren 19. |

Primary alternative options:
2. Lisboa 1-4 Players
3. Loup Garou 1 Player
4. Last Frontier: The Vesuvius Incident 1 Player


Secondary alternative options:
5. Lewis & Clark 1-5 Players
6. Le Havre 1-5 Players
7. La Granja 1-4 Players
8. Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? 1-2 Players


Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Limes 1-2 Players

-- | Jessica Eccles played an online version of this using THIS website and scored 48 points! |
-- | J J also played this online and was right behind Jessica with 47 points! |
-- | Snooze Fest kept pace with J J and tied with 47 points! |
-- | Noam Rosen pulled up the rear, tailing everyone with 44 points! |
-- | Maria S surprised everyone with a last-minute attempt score of 52! |

*. Lord of the Rings: the Card Game 1-2 Players
-- | Noam Rosen played his second-ever game of this! |
*. Livingstone 2-5 Players
-- | Maria S played a 3-player with her roommate and friend, and came in first with 76 points! (76-70-null) |
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Print & Play alternative options:
List of PnP games incoming. Will update before 9:00AM EDT on April 15th, 2020!

Edit (10:16AM) : Terribly sorry, everyone, for the lapse on my part. I had to attend a 4-hour lecture this morning on COVID-19, and the morning got away from me. I am about to play Leaving Earth solo over video-chat with a couple people, and won't be able to really update this list for several hours. The following is a list of Print & Play games that I was able to find using the Free Solo Print and Play Geeklist, but I have not yet had time to vet them or to ensure that they have available files. If you would like to play a Print & Play game for today, please peruse the following list for possible options. I will update this Geeklist item later today with my selections and will include download files:
-Labyrinth Runner
-Ladybug
-Land 6
-Land of Enin
-- | Schoolmarm5 had a very successful game sweet-talking an old woman, stealing a key, and finding her kingdom and all of the magical items! |
-Lassos & Longhorns
-Launch the Dragonslayer!
-LazerKnight
-Leaky Boat
-Lest We Forget
-Letter Chess
-Lingering Hues
-Look-Ka!
-Loot Boxer: The P&P Roll & Write Game of Epic Unboxing!
-Lord of the Rings: The Adventure Deck Game
-Lost Artifact
-Luftstreitkrafte Dieselpunk
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16. Board Game: Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:2675]
Board Game: Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden
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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Board Game: Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden
Board Game: The Maiden in the Forest
Board Game: Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Board Game: Mound Builders
Board Game: Maquis
Board Game: Mice and Mystics
Board Game: Merkator
Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game
Board Game: MechAge
Board Game: Mint Works


Preferred playing option:
1. Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden
1-2 Players

-- | J J joined in for the headliner game! With only minimal neighborly disturbance, scored 83 points! "The Yellow Ribbon and cordial applause" |
-- | Joshua Acosta scored his best score yet! 109 points: "The Red Ribbon and a hearty handshake" |


Primary alternative options:
2. The Maiden in the Forest 1 Player

-- | Val completed The Path in 8 cycles! |
3. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition 1-5 Players
-- | Warren Tutwiler went insane with his daughter in the Vengeful Impulses case from Beyond the Threshold... Daughter was too insane to win, but Warren stuck it out! |
4. Mound Builders 1 Player
5. Maquis 1 Player

-- | B B Liberated the Town and won! |

Secondary alternative options:
6. Mice and Mystics 1-4 Players
7. Merkator 1-4 Players
8. Mage Knight Board Game 1-4 Players
9. MechAge 1 Player
10. Mint Works 1-4 Players

-- | Schoolmarm5 tried to be crafty with the long-game strategy in her 4-player game with her family, but came in last place. Final score: 7/4/3/1. |

Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Mein erster Kalender 2-4 Players

-- | Jessica Eccles played a 2-player game against a friend, and her friend won. |
Mars Open: Tabletop Golf 1-8 Players
-- | Noam Rosen spent his afternoon playing several rounds of Martian golf. After a great start on the front-9, he ended with 21 above part on 27 holes! |
*. Merchants of Araby 2-5 Players
-- | Aishwarya Arun dusted off this game's box from her shelf of unplayed games, played 3-players with her family, and had a great time! |
*. Multiuniversum 1-5 Players
-- | Val braved the unknown from different dimensions and scored 37-32 in a solo game! |
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Print & Play alternative options:

Edit: (4:49AM EDT) Similar to yesterday's selection, I have not yet vetted the Print & Play options for today. After my play of Leaving Earth with Aishwarya and Warren, I got into a sleeving/organization frenzy, and am just now sort of coming down from that! So, here are the possible options I've found for Print & Play today. I will do my best later today (Once I've woken up!) to vet these games to see which ones would be the most fun &cetera and to format these options to be consistent with that of the previous days' selections.

Here is a list of possible solo-able Print & Plays that I found using the Free Solo Print and Play Geeklist, pending refinement.

-Maeshowe
-Magic Realm Light 30
-Malta Convoy: Operation Pedestal
-Marooned Part I: Open Sea
-Marooned! A solo game of survival
-MASH: Field Hospital – Vietnam
-Maze of the Red Mage: A Solitaire Dungeon Adventure!
-Mech Capture
-Mechanical Beast
-Mechanized Warrior
-Mega Tank
-Micro City
-Micro Rome
-Micro Rome: Aegyptus
-Micro Space Empire
-microSRPG
-Milky Way
-Milky Way Express
-Mini Dungeon Adventures
-Mini Rogue: A 9-Card Print-and-Play Game
-Miniland Adventures!
-Mizuage
-Modern Times: Wheels of Industrialization
-Mountain Master
-Mountains of Sorrow
-Mower Mania
-Mr. Cabbagehead is Away and Neddance Saves the Day
-Ms. Sneak-Man
-Murderer's Row
-Muses
-My Little Castle
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17. Board Game: Nemo's War (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:263]
Board Game: Nemo's War (Second Edition)
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Friday, April 17, 2020

Board Game: Nemo's War (Second Edition)
Board Game: Navajo Wars
Board Game: Nautilion
Board Game: Neanderthal
Board Game: Encore!
Board Game: The Networks
Board Game: Nations
Board Game: New Bedford
Board Game: Newton
Board Game: Nusfjord


Preferred playing option:
1. Nemo's War (Second Edition)
1-4 Players

-- | NoamRosen played this twice! First game, the liberated people rejoice and honored their liberator, despite a loss. Second game, a last-minute switch to a War-motivated strategy led to a score of 299 and a win! |
-- | Warren Tutwiler played this one (with an asterisk)*; an inadvertent deck-swap during setup changed the game quite a bit, but low action-rolls forced an early end to Captain Nemo's adventure. |


Primary alternative options:
2. Navajo Wars 1-2 Players
3. Nautilion 1-2 Players

-- | Joshua Acosta played this for the second time and guided his crew of misfits to the Abyss, defeating Darkhouse, and taking home the win! |
4. Neanderthal 1-3 Players
5. Noch Mal! 1-6 Players

-- | Maria S printed and played her first game of this, scoring 39 points in a solo game! |

Secondary alternative options:
6. The Networks 1-5 Players
7. Nations 1-5 Players
8. New Bedford 1-4 Players
9. Newton 1-4 Players
10. Nusfjord 1-5 Players

-- | Aishwarya Arun and her hubby played this for the first time! Hubby won 28-26. |

Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Noctiluca 1-4 Players

-- | Val played this using the solitaire mode, won, and wrote about it HERE! Score: 63-55. |
*. Nature Fluxx 2-6 Players
-- | Schoolmarm5 played this with her family, knocking out an item on two different game-playing challenges! Eldest daughter took the win. |
*. Nations: The Dice Game 1-4 Players
-- | Maria S played her first solo game of this and managed to defeat the AI with 38 points! |
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Board Game: Friday

BONUS! Friday #PlayFridayEveryFriday
-- | Val won her fifth game out of 24 so-far, defeating both (difficult) pirates and a score of 49 points! |
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Board Game: Nahua
Board Game: The Nasi Lemak Stand
Board Game: NeuroPunk: Artificial Intelligence
Board Game: New World Colony
Board Game: Night Terrors: The Sum of All Fears
Board Game: Niimura Station

Print & Play alternative options:
11. Nahua 1 Player

(Download: Rules, Dice, Tracking Board)
12. The Nasi Lemak Stand 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Board and Counters)
13. NeuroPunk: Artificial Intelligence 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Game files)
14. New World Colony 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Cards, and Colony Map)
15. Night Terrors: The Sum of All Fears 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Player Sheet, Cards)
16. Niimura Station 1 Player
(Download: Game files*)
*This game was recently Kickstarted, and the game files are available on the publisher's website for $5.
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18. Board Game: On Mars [Average Rating:8.28 Overall Rank:54]
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Board Game: On Mars
Board Game: Onirim (Second Edition)
Board Game: Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East
Board Game: Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game
Board Game: One Deck Dungeon
Board Game: Orléans: Invasion


Preferred playing option:
1. On Mars
1-4 Players

-- | Aishwarya Arun muddled through several turns of this to learn the rules. |

Primary alternative options:
2. Onirim (Second edition) 1-2 Players

-- | J J played using both The Mirrors and Dreamcatchers expansions! Unfortunately, two doors remained at game-end. |
-- | Noam Rosen Played a total of FOUR games of this, with an impressive win on the last card in game 4. One win with 2 expansions and one win with 3 expansions! |
-- | Joshua Acosta played his 34th game of this, this time with The Glyphs expansion. He lost with 3 doors undiscovered. |

3. Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East 1914-1918 1 Player
4. Orchard 1 Player

(FREE Print & Play - winner of the 2018 9-Card Nanogame Print and Play Design Contest)
Orchard Solo Challenge - April 2020
-- | Jessica Eccles attempted the challenge and achieved a combined two-game score of 78! |
-- | B B played two games on a PnP copy, with a combined two-game score of 62! |
-- | Schoolmarm5 played a "satisfac-tree" first game, followed by another two-game total score of 75 for this month's challenge! |


Secondary alternative options:
5. One Deck Dungeon 1-2 Players
6. Orléans: Invasion 1-5 Players

(This is an expansion for Orléans/Orléans: Deluxe Edition, which adds three solo scenarios: "The Dignitary", "Capital Vierzon", and "Travelling Salesman".)
-- | Warren Tutwiler played "The Dignitary" solo scenario for the first time, with a last-round victory, obtaining his 8th supporter! Unfortunately, a subsequent 2 games of the "Capital Vierzon" scenario bested him. |
*. Oceania 1-2 Players
-- | Maria S played THREE early-morning games of this, scoring 93, 13, and 94! |
*. Obsession 1-4 Players
-- | Val played with the Ponsonby family, and lost out to the Brunswick's. Scored 93-129 and wrote about it HERE. |
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Board Game: Raptor

BONUS! Raptor Happy National Velociraptor Awareness Day!
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Board Game: Oceans Of Space
Board Game: Odin Quest
Board Game: Oh My Lair!
Board Game: One Against the Dead
Board Game: Open Rails Express: Cleveland Interurban
Board Game: Open Rails Origins

Print & Play alternative options:
7. Oceans Of Space 1 Player

*Playable with a standard deck of cards!*
(Download: Rules & Game Sheet)
8. Odin Quest 1 Player
(Download: Rules and Cards, Markers)
9. Oh My Lair! 1 Player
(Download: Rules and Game Files)
10. One Against the Dead 1 Player
*Playable with a standard deck of cards!*
(Download: Rules, Game Sheet)
11. Open Rails Express: Cleveland Interurban 1-2 Players
(Download: Rules and Game Board, 2-page Game Board, Alternate Maps)
12. Open Rails Origins 1-3 Players
(Download: 2-Part Game files)
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19. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:105]
Board Game: Pandemic
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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Board Game: Pandemic
Board Game: Pax Pamir: Second Edition
Board Game: Pentaquark
Board Game: The Perfect Moment
Board Game: Phantom Leader Deluxe
Board Game: Pocket Civ
Board Game: Palm Island


Preferred playing option:
1. Pandemic
2-4 Players*

*("Solo-able" by playing more than one character.)
Objective: Cure COVID-19, Dengue fever, Measles, and Ebola virus disease!!!
-- | Joshua Acosta and company suffered too many outbreaks, with an early spread of Ebola virus in the Middle East, losing the game with 8 turns remaining. |

Primary alternative options:
2. Pax Pamir (Second Edition) 1-5 Players
3. Pentaquark 1 Player
4. The Perfect Moment 1-2 Players


Secondary alternative options:
5. Phantom Leader Deluxe 1 Player
6. Pocket Civ 1-2 Players
7. Palm Island 1-2 Players

(Download: FREE Print & Play)
-- | Noam Rosen came just shy of his high score of 39, playing two games of this and reminiscing of simpler times. |

Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Pandemic: The Cure 2-5 Players

-- | Trace had a game similar to that of Joshua Acosta's - outbreaks everywhere! The CDC needed more time to research the cures. |
-- | J J played 4 characters and discovered the final cure in the knick of time! |

*. PARKS 1-5 Players
-- | Maria S tried this solo for the first time and scored a chilly 19 points, using the campfire only minimally. |
-- | Val scored a nice 28 points and wrote about it HERE. |


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Board Game: Hive

BONUS! Compete in Hive.
The 2020 Official Online Hive World Championship BEGINS!
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20. Board Game: High Frontier (Third Edition) [Average Rating:8.26 Overall Rank:1614] [Average Rating:8.26 Unranked]
Board Game: High Frontier (Third Edition)
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Monday, April 20, 2020

Board Game: High Frontier (Third Edition)
Board Game: Zombicide: Green Horde
Board Game: The Mushroom Eaters
Board Game: Backgammon
Board Game: Snowdonia: Puffing Billy


Preferred playing option:
1. *HIGH* Frontier (Third Edition)
1-5 Players


Primary alternative options:
2. Zombicide: *GREEN* Horde 1-6 Players
3. The Mushroom Eaters 2-5 Players


Secondary alternative options:
4. Puff (AKA Backgammon) 2 Players
5. Snowdonia: Puffing Billy 2-5 Players*

^^Play a game of Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set and include this as one of the train options.
OR if you're fortunate enough to own one of the original 100 of these printed postcards, you can include this as a train option while playing the original Snowdonia game. (Thanks for contributing to Asthma UK!)
(*Technically, Snowdonia is 1-5 players. However, this particular card involves playing with more than one person. Alternatively, use this train in a solo scenario versus Botdell.)

-- | Val attempted her first game of this, but the smoke from Puffing Billy had her a little too disoriented to make her score count. |
-- | Joshua Acosta and Kerri Acosta played the Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set scenario "The Once and Future Train" with the Puffing Billy train card. Joshua brought home the win with his *HIGHEST* score yet 174-120. |

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YOU Choose alternative options!
*. Games *HIGH* on your list!

Just choose any game from your top 10, top 20, or whatever and play it! Take the time to appreciate it and enjoy its nuances.
-- | Trace played Welcome To...: Solo Mode and scored her *HIGHest* score yet! 114 to the AI's 92. |
*. *HIGH* priority games!
Simply choose a game from a previous day in this list that you really wanted to play but just didn't get around to playing. OR re-play a game that you played here already and really enjoyed.
*. FREEBIE!
Take the day off. You've earned it! Take a leisure day and write in the Comments section what you did to enjoy the day!
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21. Board Game: Quarantine [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:4968]
Board Game: Quarantine
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Board Game: Quarantine
Board Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg
Board Game: Quadropolis
Board Game: Qwirkle
Board Game: Qwixx
Board Game: The Quest for El Dorado
Board Game: Queendomino
Board Game: Quoridor
Board Game: Quarriors!
Board Game: Q.E.
Board Game: Quelf
Board Game: Tiny Epic Quest


Preferred playing option:
1. Quarantine
2-4 Players

-- | Joshua Acosta and Kerri Acosta played this! Score: Joshua-17, Kerri-12, Simran-14 |
-- | Warren Tutwiler played this with his mum after an 8-year hiatus from the first time they'd played! Score: Warren- 26, Mum-16. |


Primary alternative options:
2. The Quacks of Quedlinburg 2-4 Players

-- | Maria S played using marektupy's solo variant to simulate an AI dummy player and won! Score: 62-56 |
3. Quadropolis 2-4 Players
-- | Aishwarya Arun played this! |
-- | Annie Paulin played this using THIS solo variant and scored 56 points! |

4. Qwirkle 2-4 Players
-- | B B played this with his wife and tied even! Score: 202-202. |
5. Qwixx 2-4 Players
-- | Aishwarya Arun and Deb J played this! |
-- | J J played this using the solo variant and scored 108 points! |

6. The Quest for El Dorado 2-4 Players

Secondary alternative options:
7. Queendomino 2-4 Players
8. Quoridor 2-4 Players
9. Quarriors! 2-4 Players
10. Q.E. 3-5 Players
11. Quelf 3-8 Players


Letter Q-adjacent permissible option:
*. Tiny Epic Quest 1-4 Players

-- | Noam Rosen played a solo game of this, scoring 27 points! |

Unlisted, category-appropriate, attendee-specific selections:
*. Quantum 2-4 Players

-- | Aishwarya Arun played this! |
*. Quests of Valeria 1-5 Players
-- | Deb J played this! |
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Board Game: Queens of Fate
Board Game: Quest for the Auburn Pelt: A PageQuest Game
Board Game: Quest: Awakening of Melior

Print & Play alternative options:
12. Queens of Fate 1 Player

This game can be played using a standard Tarot deck!
(Download: Game Rules, printable 80-card Tarot deck, alternative text-only cards)
13. Quest for the Auburn Pelt 1 Player
(Download: Game sheet with rules)
-- | Schoolmarm5 tried out this game, did some exploring and treasure-finding before meeting an untimely demise. |
14. Quest: Awakening of Melior 1 Player
(Download: Rules, 7-part PnP files)
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22. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:435]
Board Game: Roads & Boats
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Board Game: Roads & Boats
Board Game: Root: The Clockwork Expansion
Board Game: Roll Player
Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
Board Game: RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940


Preferred playing option:
1. Roads & Boats
1-6 Players

April's Roads & Boats Solo Challenge

Primary alternative options:
2. Root: The Clockwork Expansion 1-4 Players
3. Roll Player 1-4 Players

^^Roll Player April solo challenges

Secondary alternative options:
4. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age 1-4 Players
5. RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940 1-2 Players

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Board Game: Planet
Board Game: CO₂: Second Chance

BONUS! Planet 2-4 Players OR CO₂: Second Chance 1-4 Players
Happy Earth Day!
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Board Game: Rack Patrol
Board Game: Ragemore
Board Game: Raging Bulls
Board Game: Raiders in My Pocket
Board Game: Rail Baron Rivals
Board Game: Rest In Peace: The Asylum
Board Game: Rogue's Quest
Board Game: Roll Estate
Board Game: Royal Assassin
Board Game: Royal Espionage

Print & Play alternative options:
6. Rack Patrol 1 Player

(Download: Rules, Cards and Player Boards)
7. Ragemore 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Cards)
8. Raging Bulls 1 Player
2017 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
Playable online at HappyMeeple.com
(Download: Rules, Game files, Further Afield Expansion-- Rules, Game files, Career Scoresheet)
9. Raiders in my Pocket 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Tiles and Cards)
10. Rail Baron Rivals 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Token and Die sheets, Board, Stock Certificates)
11. Rest in Peace: The Asylum 1 Player
(Download: Game files - link to [WIP] thread)
12. Rogue's Quest 1 Player
(Download: Rules, Cards and Tiles)
13. Roll Estate 1-5 Players
2019 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
Available on PnPArcade for only $3!
14. Royal Assassin 1 Player
*Playable with a standard deck of cards!*
Note: I am unable to find the rules for this, but if you can find them, please link them below!
15. Royal Espionage ! Player
(Download: Rules, Cards, Board, and Tokens)
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