Print and Play Games News

This blog is on hiatus.
Recommend
129 
 Thumb up
42.75
 tip
 Hide

PNP News May 07, 2013 - A Month's Worth of News

Chris Hansen
United States
Riverton
UT
flag msg tools
designer
If given the option, I would prefer to play with the green pieces, please.
badge
Beep boop.
Avatar
Microbadge: 2019 Solitaire Print and Play Contest participantMicrobadge: Classic Arcade fanMicrobadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level VI -  Is six any more shiny? ... Well, it's one shinier isn't it? ... Okay, why don't you just make five a bit more shiny and then that would be the most shiny? ... Because these go to six.Microbadge: Raspberry Pi fanMicrobadge: U.S. National Parks fan
Well, so much for my goal of posting these more regularly... Real life kicked my butt the last few weeks but I’ve survived and am back with a full month’s worth of news. There are 26 new games, 4 rethemes, 9 Kickstarter games and tons of updates and translations. There should be something on this list for everyone!

Many of the games on this list come from the 2013 Two-Player Print-and-Play Design Contest which is currently in the voting stage. Only a handful of the entrants have been entered into the database (a requirement for being discussed in this blog) so make sure you check out the contest thread to see the other games. Give them a try and vote! There are some excellent games in there.

Also, please note that some of the Kickstarter games are ending very soon. If you’re interested in pledging support to get the PNP files, make sure you go check them out quickly.

New Games

Mage Clash by Todd Sanders
Mage Clash is a new two player game in which each player is a mage in the Seven Cities of Gray to determine which one will reign supreme. Todd Sanders was very kind and named one of the seven cities after me (see the second image)! The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Mage Clash
Image credit: Todd Sanders
Board Game: Mage Clash
Image credit: Todd Sanders

***

1066: Year of the Comet by Tim Taylor
This block game covers a favorite era of history for me, the conquest of England by Norman forces in 1066. The game also features the Viking invasion at Stamford Bridge. This is a block game so it’s a little more difficult to build but only requires 56 blocks. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: 1066: Year of the Comet
Image credit: Jason Young

***

Mountains of Sorrow by Eli Silver
A solitaire game in which you are a lone soldier attacking an enemy force in their mountain stronghold. The game is free and can be found in the web links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Mountains of Sorrow
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite of images from game files)

***

Insurgence by Mads L. Brynnum
This is a two-player battle game between a large empire and a group of rebels. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Insurgence
Image credit: Mads L. Brynnum

***

No Good Gremlins by Nick Hayes
This is a two to five player card game in which players are racing to build and launch rockets before the gremlins destroy them. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: No Good Gremlins
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite of images from game files)

***

A Fair Battleground by Paolo Pellegri
This is a two-player wargame set in a pseudo-Napoleonic era. It appears to have some very interesting mechanics that focus on maneuvering over brute strength. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

 
Image credit: Paolo G

***

The Amityville Project: Phobos by Michael Andresakis and Alexander Argyropoulos
This is a two to four player game in which players are attempting to survive an onslaught of ghosts and ghouls. If they don’t survive, they become a ghoul themselves! The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: The Amityville Project: Phobos
Image credit: Ed Lovell

***

Quandrum by Ian Thompson
This is a two to four player game in which players are attempting to land their piece on a goal, but the other players can change what each spot on the board does, the location of the goal, and even the rules of the game. Fans of chaotic games should be happy. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Quandrum
Image credit: Dizzy Weasel

***

Xenoid - The Arcade-Style Solo Space-Shooter Card Game by Andreas Propst
This is a solitaire game replicating the old 8-bit space shooters. The game is free and can be found from a link in the game’s forum. PNP Files

Board Game: Xenoid: The Arcade-Style Solo Space-Shooter Card Game
Image credit: Andreas Propst

***

Miniland Adventures! by Eli Silver
A new solitaire dungeon crawl game set on a small island. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Miniland Adventures!
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite of images from game files)

***

The Salem Conspiracy by Javier Martin
This is a two player game using a mix of print and play components and a standard deck of playing cards. The players are witches trying to kidnap powerful merchants. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: The Salem Conspiracy
Image credit: Javier Martin

***

Into Battle by Norman Smith
This is a two player Eastern Front WWII wargame that uses squares instead of hexes on the map. The game comes with several scenarios and also allows for players to create their own. It is available for $6.50 at wargamedownloads.com.

Board Game: Into Battle
Image credit: Norman Smith

***

Six-Gun, The Cowboy Action Game by Sam Smith
This is a two player shoot-out out that uses a mix of print and play components (with nice hand drawn artwork) and a standard deck of playing cards. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Six-Gun, The Cowboy Action Game
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite of images from game files)

***

Mall of the Deads by David Cheng
This two to six player game has been a long time coming but the components are finally all available. The game looks like a fairly intensive build, but if you’re into zombie games, it should be worthwhile. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Mall of the Deads
Image credit: David Cheng

***

Whack & Slaughter: Express by Kai Bettzieche
This is a two to four player express version of the designer’s original Whack & Slaughter. The game uses a Capture the Flag scenario to get players into the action. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Whack & Slaughter: Express
Image credit: Kai Bettzieche

***

Duel at Dawn by Kai Bettzieche
This is a two player game using new print and play components plus the designer’s original Damage Deck. Players battle on an island that can be endless customized with terrain. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Duel at Dawn
Image credit: Kai Bettzieche

***

Slender: The 8 Pages by Eli Silver
This is a solitaire horror game based on a computer game (which I’m not familiar with). The player must recover 8 pages before getting killed by a Slender monster. The game is only one page to print and doesn’t use much ink. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Slender: The 8 Pages
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite of images from game files)

***

Intelli Wars by Francisco Colmenares
This is a one to two player space strategy game simulating a battle between two space empires. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Intelli Wars
Image credit: Francisco Colmenares

***

Prospectus by Chad Krizan
The BGG admin with everyone’s favorite avatar has turned game designer with this three to four player game. Players are mages buying potion components - with the twist that they can see into the future when placing making their purchases. The game uses a cube tower so you’ll either need to build your own or borrow one from another game. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

 
Image credit: Chad Krizan

***

Plastic Hell by Mike Ricotta
This game is a set of rules for a two-player miniature game using toy soldiers and other small toys. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Plastic Hell
Image credit: Mike Ricotta

***

Hermit Crab Havoc by Roxanne Clark
This is a two to four player game in which players are Hermit Crabs seeking gifts from the Hermit Crab God so they can worship at the Hermit Crab Temple. Personally, If you only play one game about religious Hermit Crabs this year, make it this one! The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Hermit Crab Havoc
Image credit: Roxanne Clark

***

Experior by Matteo Perlini
This is a two player game in which an elf and a human battle in a fantasy world. The game has very few components and should be easy to make. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

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

***

Shafted! by Roland D. Stone
This is a two to six player game in which players are mining for gold. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Shafted!
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite of images from game files)

***

Island Emergency by Roxanne Clark
This is a one to four player game. A huge storm has devastated an island leaving a handul of survivors. Players race to collect the most survivors as either a search-and-rescue helicopter, an alien abductor, or a starving dragon. The game is free and can be found in the web links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Island Emergency
Image credit: Roxanne Clark

***

Shades and Glamour by Mary Robinette Kowal
This is a three to eight player game taking place in alternate Regency England (basically the same history but with magic). The game uses a combination of print and play components and a standard deck of playing cards. The game is free and can be found in the web links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Shades and Glamour
Image credit: Rob ZoBell

***

Boss Monster: Master of the Dungeon by Johnny O'Neal
This is a two to four player card game based on classic video games. Players are end-level bosses trying to survive ten hero attacks. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game
Image credit: Carlos "Koey"

***

Rethemed Games

Chunky Fighters new characters by Toy203 and Jim Robinson
There is a new batch of Chunky Fighters based on Pokemon Characters. Full details in the thread below.
Pokemon Chunky Fighters 2

Board Game: Chunky Fighters
Board Game: Chunky Fighters
Board Game: Chunky Fighters
Board Game: Chunky Fighters
Board Game: Chunky Fighters
Board Game: Chunky Fighters
Board Game: Chunky Fighters
Board Game: Chunky Fighters

Image credit: Toy203

***

Epic Solitaire Notebook Adventures redesign by Eli Silver
Eli Silver has written a Lord of the Rings retheme for this game. The retheme is free and can be found in the web links section on the game’s BGG page.

***

Voyage of the B.S.M. Pandora redesign by Ryan Shannahan
Ryan Shannahan has redesigned some of the components for this game to make the game easier to play. This is not a retheme of the full game - only the game board. Players will still need the counters and rules. The retheme is free and can be found in the web links section on the game’s BGG page.

From gallery of Ryanmobile
Image credit: Ryan Shannahan

***

Crowdfunded Games

Creekos: The Card Game by Emmanuel Economakis
Creekos: The Card Game is available on Kickstarter until May 10, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $5.00.
This is a two or four player trick taking card game in which players compete to achieve the 12 Labours of Hercules.

 
Image credit: Creekos Card Game

***

Twin Tin Bots by Philippe Keyaerts
Twin Tin Bots is available on Kickstarter until May 10, 2013. The PNP Version is available as a Free Demo.
This is a two to six player player movement programming game in which players are trying to get their robots to mine for crystals.

Board Game: Twin Tin Bots
Image credit: Keegan Fink

***

Tasnia by Jason Glover
Tasnia is available on Kickstarter until May 16, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $5.00.
This is a two to four player resource gathering and building game. Players are trying to earn the most points through completed buildings.

Board Game: Tasnia
Image credit: Jason Glover

***

Romans Go Home! by Eric B. Vogel
Romans Go Home! is available on Kickstarter until May 09, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $5.00.
This is a two to four player card game in which players are members of Caledonian clans competing to capture the largest and most valuable Roman forts along Hadrian's Wall.

Board Game: Romans Go Home!
Image credit: Eric B. Vogel

***

A Study in Emerald by Martin Wallace
A Study in Emerald is available on Kickstarter until May 24, 2013. The PNP Version is available as a Free Demo.
This is a two to five player deck building game based on Neil Gaiman’s novel combining Sherlock Holmes with the Lovecraftian mythos. Apparently, this is a very complex game.

Board Game: A Study in Emerald
Image credit: João Menezes

***

Dungeon Dice by Potluck Games
Dungeon Dice is available on Kickstarter until May 25, 2013. The PNP Version is available as a Free Demo.
This is a two to five player dice adventure game. Players battle monsters, use potions, and enhance their equipment entirely with dice.

Board Game: Dungeon Dice
Image credit: FrozenHoHos

***

Moby Dick, or, The Card Game by King Post
Moby Dick, or, The Card Game is available on Kickstarter until May 30, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $5.00.
This is a one to four card card game based on the classic novel. The game is cooperative to a point - everyone works together to find and kill the whale, but only one player can win.

Board Game: Moby Dick, or, The Card Game
Image credit: King Post Productions

***

Drunk Quest by Athena Cagle and Jasn Painter
Drunk Quest is available on until June 1, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $5.00.
This is a three to six player game in which you must drink to defeat monsters. Players can make it harder by requiring you to drink more.

Board Game: DrunkQuest
Image credit: Tiffany Ralph

***

Ars Victor by Stephen DeBaun
Ars Victor is available on Kickstarter until June 1, 2013. The PNP Version is available for Free.
Ars Victor is a two-player sci-fi wargame. It has long been available as a print and play game, but it is now being published through Kickstarter. The game uses a unique bidding system to buy units and achieve victory.

Board Game: Ars Victor
Image credit: Stephen DeBaun

***

PNP Updates

Kols
Corrections to the English Rules

***

R.I.G.S.
Version 2 of the game

***

Them
New maps for the game

***

Shattered Olympus
Updated Cards

***

Shattered Olympus
Updated Rules

***

Skirmish Tactics Apocalypse
Updated Components and New Factions (Low Res available in the file section)

***

8Bit Flashback: Super Mario Bros 3
New Score Tracker

***

Cow Tipper
Updated Rules

***

RoboDerby: Express
Rules version 2 using Tron graphics
All components - oversized
All components - 19 mm dice (A4)
All components - 19 mm dice (Letter)
All components - 16 mm dice

***

Horde of the Dead Minigame
Player Board and Counters

***

Timestreams
[filepage=83946]Updated Rules[/filepage]

***

Chaos: Path Maker
Update in the Web Links Section of the game's page.

***

Arkham Investigator: Core set
Version 2 of the game

***

Gem Tactics
New pieces

***

Into the Fire
Player Action Summary

***

Lands Unknown
Rulebook Version 2.0

***

Space Relics
Updated Rules

***

Cards Against Humanity
New Pax Cards

***

Stardust Imperium
New Cards

***

Munching Monsters
Pocketmod Rulebook

***

Zombies at the door
Updated Rules

***

Advanced Wizard's Quest (fan expansion for Wizard's Quest)
Revised Treasure Cards

***

Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game
New Enemy Cards

***

Four Operations Math Deck
Democracy Rules

***

InterSpace
Typo Fixes

***

PNP Translations

8Bit Flashback: Super Mario Bros 3
Rules translated to English by Eli Silver

***

Twenty One Turn Hero Minigame
Rules translated to Japanese by Eiichi Kuramoto

***

Giant Battle
Rules translated to Japanese by Eiichi Kuramoto

***

True Hero Minigame
Rules translated to Japanese by Eiichi Kuramoto

***

Horde of the Dead Minigame
Rules translated to Japanese by Eiichi Kuramoto

***

They Who Were 8
Rules translated to German by Tina Trillitzsch
Cards translated to German by Tina Trillitzsch

***

Space Marvels 6 Express
Rules translated to Portuguese by Igor Mascarenhas

***

Age of Industry Expansion : Great Lakes & South Africa
Rules translated to French by Claude Sirois

***

Stratelite
Rules translated to English by Bflat Eflat

***

That’s it for this entry. Please let me know if I’ve missed anything and as always, please geekmail me with news that you’d like to see discussed in this blog.
Twitter Facebook
20 Comments
Subscribe sub options Wed May 8, 2013 5:48 am
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}

Subscribe

Contributors