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Just like the Title says.

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26. Board Game: Richelieu [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1397]
Charis
Switzerland
Genève
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The Ravensburger game Richelieu has been out of print for a couple of years, so Michael Schacht has been all of the Richelieu materials and rules available for download on his website, Spiel aus Timbuktu. As is his habit, Schacht has tweaked the game a bit and includes rules for playing with 3 or 4 players in addition to the standard two-player rules.

http://www.spiele-aus-timbuktu.de/richelieu.html
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27. Board Game: Talisman [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1330]
Aaron Tubb
United States
Fuquay Varina
NC
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Talisman (2nd edition), along with all the expansions for it, are available in one big download on Talisman Island:

http://www.talismanisland.com/downloads.htm

The package is called "Tal-is-poor" and it has everything you need to print and cut out to play Talisman with any of the official expansions you want.

The rules for each expansion are individually listed here:
http://www.talismanisland.com/rules.htm
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28. Board Game: Star Fleet Battles Cadet Training Manual [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:4816]
Guidance is internal.
United States
Cleveland Heights
Ohio
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This was published but now is freely downloadable. See thread in game entry. It is, for all intents and purposes, Star Fleet Battles. To illustrate relationships:

Star Fleet Battles: Fine Bourbon.
SFB Cadet: Small Batch Microbrew.
Federation Commander: Light Beer. (I may be being a bit flippant here)

Anyways, you can print and play a complete game of SFB. You can play the included scenarios to your hearts content (also includes rules for solo play) and there are enough ships included to either hold your interest long enough to get sick of SFB or to get addicted and buy the entire game. The rules are suprisingly comprehensive.

I apologize if I am going against the spirit of this list, but to me this is a previously published free version of a complete game.
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29. Board Game: Chain Reaction 3.0 [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
Mr Mahon
Poland
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Chain Reaction and then Chain Reaction 2.0 were commercial games.
Chain Reaction 2.0: Fully Loaded was later released for free as an introduction to Two Hour Wargames rulesets.

Now their successor, Chain Reaction 3.0 is a free but complete ruleset, available from the publisher's website: http://www.angelfire.com/az3/twohourwargames/CR3.0.htm
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30. Board Game: Fortune's Colony [Average Rating:5.86 Unranked]
P.D. Magnus
United States
Albany
New York
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This print-and-play game was originally sold by Microtactix. Having recently regained rights to it, I made it available under an open license.
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31. Board Game Publisher: TSR
E Butler
United States
Hughesville
Pennsylvania
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Dungeons and Dragons - A few different incarnations:

Original D&D - mid 1970's version
http://www.swordsandwizardry.com/?page_id=4



Basic and Expert D&D (1981 red cover 1983 blue cover) - This is the version most of us owned as kids - came in a box with B2 Keep on the Borderland module
http://www.goblinoidgames.com/labyrinthlord.htm


Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1st edition)
http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/



Star Frontiers
http://www.f4fbbs.com/StarFrontiers/

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32. Board Game: Button Men [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2237]
Alex U
United States
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The Soldiers and Vampyres sets are free to print and download on the Cheapass Games website, and the Brom expansion is coming soon. They've been re-releasing a bunch of their old games like this, relying on donations instead of charging for the downloads.
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33. Board Game: Knights and Knaves [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Hiroyuki Nishimura
Japan
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Interesting miniatures rules for historically oriented wargamer.
Now the rulebook and all expansions are free downloads from the publisher's site.
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34. Board Game: Seekrieg (Fourth Edition) [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:6234]
Hiroyuki Nishimura
Japan
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After publishing new fifth edition in 2004, the designer released the previous edition ($24.95 retail) as free download for personal use only.

I must warn this is NOT a game for beginners. Probably THE MOST maniacally detailed simulation of naval warfare, in particular in its gunnery resolutions. Some historical knowledge and experience in naval wargaming is strongly recommended.

http://www.seekrieg.com/Seekrieg4DownloadPage1.htm

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