The Canonical List of Free Print-and-Play Games A-D
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The 'list' is a work in progress -- it is my goal that every single game that is freely available on the internet will be listed here. A lofty goal, to be sure, but a noble one....

Since there are literally hundreds of free games available on the internet, I've decided to break the list into alphabetical chunks.

The format I'm using is pretty simple -- name, designer, publisher, status (free, shareware, demo, etc.), a short summary, and the website where it is available.

All summaries are either taken directly from the designer's/publisher's website, from the rules, or from the BGG entry. Any references to 'me' or 'I' refer to the designer, not yours truly...

Feel free to add to the list, but please only add games that have been released to the public by their designer or publisher -- don't add games that could be made for free using details and rules found on the internet but are actually commercially-published games. Also, please don't add public domain games such as chess, backgammon, poker, etc -- this would make the list unwieldy, to say the least.

Also, if you have played any of these games, please leave your comments.

A version of this list is also available at:
http://www.runestoneit.com/~dseagraves/canonical_list.html
http://www.runestoneit.com/~dseagraves/list_a.html
http://www.runestoneit.com/~dseagraves/list_b.html
http://www.runestoneit.com/~dseagraves/list_c.html
http://www.runestoneit.com/~dseagraves/list_d.html

Links to the other Canonical Lists of Free Print-and-Play Games:
0-9: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
E-H: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
I-L: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
M-P: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
Q-T: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
U-Z: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
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1. Board Game: Davy Jones' Locker [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Buccaneers Board Game
Ben Morayta
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Davy Jones' Locker (previously Buccaneers) is a VP-collection game with a unique moving-target mechanic that provides a good amount of player interaction, a bit of take-that and just the right amount of luck.
Each player controls two ships: The pirate ship can bury treasure, which becomes a target for other players to dig out, and can attack other ships to steal from them, and the sailing ship must move onto landmarks on the board using limited movement dictated by a “wind” die, while being also a target for attacks.
Both the treasure and the actions players can use come from chits drawn from a bag throughout the game.
You win by having the most points in hand, buried under your treasure markers on the board, or from collected landmarks.
The game can be played from 2 to up to 6 players.
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2. Board Game: Cultures of Man [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Cultures of Man
Hector Flores
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Round Rock
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Designers: Hector Flores and Edgar Fisher
Publisher: N/A
Print-n-play

PnP files are located in the files section on the 'geek page for this game.

A 2-5 player game about developing civilization and achieving objectives.

Players control a population at its infancy, growing and managing their population to achieve enough objectives to win the game. Each action a player takes will affect how that player’s population accumulates culture. Culture is a powerful tool that can give your population a competitive edge. Your population can take on aspects of Nomads, Seafarers, Merchants, and more, each enhancing your population through simple card play. Obtain enough culture cards and your population transforms mightily.

Players manage population tokens, gold, trade routes, and culture cards to achieve a set of public and private objectives that change with each game. With a modular board that players build at the start of each game, a variety of objectives, and 9 different cultures, Cultures of Man delivers an epic experience for a family evening.
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3. Board Game: Battleground: Hostile Intentions [Average Rating:8.50 Unranked]
Board Game: Battleground: Hostile Intentions
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It is the near future. A rebel coup has destabilized a small corner of the world, and border nations are moving in to grab whatever territory they can.

You command the forces of one of those nations. You have established a command center in a section of the country, but you face rivals for control of the area. Now you must build up your command center by erecting defenses and constructing facilities that train soldiers, manufacture weapons, tanks, aircraft and other vehicles.

Achieve victory by destroying your opponents’ command centers or capturing and holding critical objectives located throughout the area.
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4. Board Game: Age of Sovereigns [Average Rating:8.43 Unranked]
Board Game: Age of Sovereigns
Sergey Dembitskyi
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At its core, "The Age of Sovereigns" is a military strategy, but the game is not limited strictly to combating. An important part of gameplay is the construction of buildings (common and special buildings, 26 total). Due to these constructions players can multiply their wealth and / or fame, along with the development of the army.
The game is divided into various stages. In the era of "Kingdoms Rising" players gradually get bonuses specific to the kingdom. In the era of the "End of Times" all events are resolved. These two steps constitute the main part of the game, when the players give a variety of orders and fight. In the era of "Destiny" victory points and fines are scored.
The dice are not used during the battles, so the game is not that much random
The game has low downtime and relatively short playing time (30 minutes per player).

GAME COMPONENTS (For Two Players):
A. PnP files include:
1) 3 sovereign cards for each player;
2) 5 destiny cards;
3) 40 combat cards;
4) 8 kingdom bonus cards;
5) 14 End of Times cards;
6) 2 sets of 10 order tokens for each kingdom;
7) 2 sets of 33 building tokens for each kingdom;
8) 2 sets of 15 army unit tokens for each kingdom;
9) 2 sets of 2 (Barbarians) and 3 (Paladins) special army unit tokens for each kingdom;
10) 5 rebellion tokens;
11) other tokens: 6 revolutionary tokens, 9 plague tokens, 1 glory token, 2 Great Conqueror tokens; 6 defend token.
12) 1 playfield for two players.
B. Components NOT Provided (May be Taken From Other Games):
Tokens to represent gold talents. Besides, it is preferable to substitute the tokens of common and special army units by the miniatures from other games (we use Risk: Godstorm).
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5. Board Game: BrikWars [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:9818]
Board Game: BrikWars
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BrikWars
Designer: Mike Rayhawk
Free

BrikWars is a miniatures wargame, which means that players pit miniature models of military units in simulated combat against each other. Much like chess, except a lot funnier.

Unlike more serious wargames, BrikWars is intended for battles between toys, and especially plastic building bricks and other construction toys. The BrikWars rules let players take turns moving toy troops and toy vehicles through toy terrain to attack one another with toy weapons and die horrifying toy deaths.

The game places no limits on what kinds of units and terrain can be constructed, or on what types of toys can be used, although the brick construction toys produced by The LEGO® Company are an overwhelming favorite.

http://www.brikwars.com/
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6. Board Game: BrickQuest [Average Rating:8.20 Unranked]
Board Game: BrickQuest
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BrickQuest
Designer: Peter Guenther
Free

BrickQuest is a game of small-scale fantasy combat similar to HeroQuest, Warhammer Quest, or MageKnight Dungeons. It requires at least two players to play and can be played easily by four to six players.

One player takes on the role of the BrickMaster. His job is to create, using construction blocks, a variety of dungeon rooms in which the game will take place, and creatures to inhabit them. Ideally these rooms will be modular so they can be added to the table one at a time as players enter them or get sight of them.

The remaining players will play heroic characters who enter the dungeon in pursuit of gold and glory.

Since BrickQuest is a boardgame, it uses a higher level of abstraction than roleplaying games. Rather than trying to capture all the nuances of fantasy combat, it uses simplified rules for quick and balanced play.

http://www.brickquest.com/brickquest/
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7. Board Game: Cuban Missile Crisis: 1962 [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Cuban Missile Crisis: 1962
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Cuban Missile Crisis - 1962
Designer: Brandon Gajda
Free

In Washington, after midnight on the morning of October 29th, President Kennedy faced his advisors. He had reached a decision. His look was unknown by the men seated around him, but would have been easily recognized by the sailors who served on a torpedo boat in the Pacific. 'Contact Atlanta Command. Execute Operation Scabbards in 24 hours. If we have to fight, then we will choose the time and the place.'

The United States was going to war!

http://axisandallies.metalsaber.com/CubaMain.htm
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8. Board Game: Bonaparte [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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9. Board Game: Battle for Brikopolis [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Battle for Brikopolis
Dan Enders
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Battle for Brikopolis, or BFB, is a miniatures skirmish game in which two or more players create miniature Super Heroes (or Villains) and battle to protect the city, while simultaneously destroying it. It can be played using any sort of toy and building block, but is played most commonly with LEGO(r) bricks.
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10. Board Game: Combat in the Lists [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Combat in the Lists
Joseph Propati
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Combat in the Lists

Board Game: Combat in the Lists

Board Game: Combat in the Lists



Combat in the Lists is a small hand to hand combat game/simulator that incorporates card management and strategy.

During the medieval period skilled knights were famous throughout the land and the lords of the realm would hold grand tournaments to demonstrate the skills of each knights in his service. These tournaments brought together knights from across the realm to fight for glory and honor. “Combat in the lists” is a game of hand-to-hand combat that pits knight against knight in pitch battle. These battles were never fought to the death and the weapons used were usually dull or blunted to render an opponent unconscious but sometimes deaths did occur. It wasn’t uncommon for a battle in the list to last for hours and end only when the last knight was left standing. It was this lone knight that was honored as the tournament champion.

The goal of the tournament was to be the last knight standing inside the list!

Each game includes the following:
* Game board – hex tiled Combat arena
* [6] Player status reference sheets
* [1] six sided dice
* [1] Marshal piece
* [18] Player pieces - 3 per player representing each weapon
* [6] Direction Decks – [7] cards per deck
* [1] Special Decks – [32] cards per deck
* [18] Attack Decks – 6 Crushing, 6 Stabbing, and 6 Slashing decks – [40] cards/deck
* [6] Defense Decks – [60] cards per deck
* [42] Seven similar colored cubes per player
* [6] Sneak attack reference cards
* [12] Left & Right hand tokens
* Rule book

The rules and files can be found here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/files/thing/118017
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11. Board Game: Browns Island [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Browns Island
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12. Board Game: Dungeon Hack: The Dice Game [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked]
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Synopsis:
“You are a party of stalwart adventures looking for riches and glory albeit you’ve never actually explored a dungeon or fought monsters. You’ve been traveling the roads for days, haggard and worn, you find yourself in a small quite town that seems almost abandoned. You make your way to the local inn and settle down for a nice hot meal when suddenly the door to the inn bursts open and what looks to be the local blacksmith calls out, “Derek’s farm on the outskirts of town has been attacked and the entire family has been slaughtered!” Never one to shy away from danger you walk over to the distraught blacksmith and ask about the family and what happened. He tells you of a giant Red Dragon that has been terrorizing the town; sending out his minions to attack the town folk and raid for supplies. These monsters seem to be coming from a dungeon just outside of town and there’s nothing the town folk can do about it. The blacksmith tells you that he has heard of riches beyond imagination within the dungeon but also monsters of unspeakable evil. After getting the location of the dungeon entrance you return to your party and talk excitedly about the current situation of the town and the Red Dragon. Again, never one to walk away from a good adventure, although this would be considered your first, your party agrees to find this dungeon, destroy the dragon and all its minions forever!
With everyone in agreement you procure a room for the night and settle in with visions of hundreds of screaming villagers chanting your name and praising your heroisms for killing the mighty red dragon and saving the town. Yet it doesn’t take long for a slight chill to run down your spine as your vision turns dark and terrifying with the sight of a massive red dragon and it’s all-consuming, breath of molten fire engulfing the entire party and turning everyone to ash! You quickly shake off the nightmarish vision and tightly close your eyes because tomorrow the adventure of your life begins!”

Dungeon Hack – The Dice Game: is a Solo Dice chucking, Dungeon crawling, Dice Placement, character advancing, card game. You’ll take [4] first-time adventurers’ [Fighter, Cleric, Thief, and Wizard] through a randomly generated dungeon with Rooms, Junction Rooms, Corridor Rooms and Corridors. You’ll have to organize your party with two characters in front and two in back just how you would normally travel in a 10’ wide dungeon corridor. The [4] “Multi-level” Character cards allow YOU to decide your party’s order. This creates Front Line attackers/defenders as well as second line defenders. Your characters will advance to the next level once they’ve accumulated enough experience killing monsters.
You’ll explore dungeon corridors and rooms, fight monsters, try to avoid and disarm traps, discover gold and magical items, and complete quests. Each turn you will roll the dice, evaluate your choices and perform your actions; destroying monsters, resolving traps and traveling deeper and deeper into the depths of the dungeon till you finally reach the ultimate goal – The Giant Red Dragon.
If you can stay alive and escape the dungeon with at least three of your party members, you earn the right to live as heroes; enjoying the spoils of victory.
Lose two or more of your party and you lose the game; becoming the next tragic story told at the local inn of a group of intrepid heroes seeking adventure and glory who never returned from the Red Dragon dungeon.
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13. Board Game: Company Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked]
Board Game: Company Leader
Patrick van Gompel
Netherlands
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Company Leader is a company level based wargame, meaning that players are playing with company sized playing pieces. As a commanding officer you try to win the battlefield by scouting and destroying the enemy and by capturing urban areas.

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Company Leader is not meant as a simulation of statistics, but as a game in which you are challenged to take the right tactical decisions in order to win. Therefore, the aim is for fairly simple rules. The game focuses on scouting, concealing and movement of your troops.

Board Game: Company Leader


Fog of war is the root of Company Leader and this is symbolized by gaming pieces on the game board. At the start of the game your troops are not visible to the enemy, neither can you see his. You will have to scout to reveal them and keep scouting to prevent them from hiding again.

http://companyleader.free-creativity.com
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14. Board Game: Canvas Eagles: War in the Skies 1914 - 1918 [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:4384]
Board Game: Canvas Eagles: War in the Skies 1914 - 1918
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Canvas Eagles
Designer: Eric Hotz
Free

Sweep the skies free of the dreaded Fokker scourge!
Lead the Flying Circus in a Jabo over the Allied trenches!!

Canvas Eagles is a multi-player air combat game set in the time of World War One 1914-1918. Canvas Eagles provides the details of aerial combat: how the aircraft fly, and how they fight. Players then choose their aircraft and fight out their encounters using 1/72nd or 1/144th scale model aircraft.

http://www.generalissue.com/canvas.html
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15. Board Game: Alphabet Runner [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
Board Game: Alphabet Runner
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Alphabet Runner
Designer: Rasib Khan
Publisher: Alphabet Runner Ltd.
Commercial/Free for personal use only

From the 'Press Releases' forum on BGG:

It’s more than just a game – it’s a battle of wits where imaginations are fired and words are the weapons of choice.

recommended age 4+
The alphabet cards are available in upper and lower case Alphabet to download and print out. (recommended paper 260gm photo paper). The cards can be used to play snap, pairs and various other games or create your own card games yet remain educational.

The word game: recommended age 8+
Play one on one by dealing five cards each, choose one of the four colours Green, Red, Blue, or Yellow as your player colour. Using the alphabet letters on your 5 cards plus any other letters matching your player colour, create and memorize or write down the longest word possible. Simple!!!

Play without the board using just the cards: Home, Train, Plane, Airport, park etc.

Free Educational cards and game for personal use only.

http://www.alphabetrunner.com/without_flash/index_wflash.htm...
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16. Board Game: Absorption [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
Board Game: Absorption
Steve Sisk
United States
St. Paul
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Print and play abstract strategy game developed by my brother. Very simple to put a set together, use a chess board and any 36 two sided pieces (I have colored stickers on poker chips).

Rules are here.

From the game page:

Each player has 18 two-sided pieces that move in stacks of three or less on an 8x8 square grid.

The idea is to absorb your opponent's pieces into your own by surrounding them with at least 1 more piece value (so a 2 piece stack would be absorbed if surrounded by 2, 2 piece stacks, or a 3 piece stack and a 1 piece stack). When you absorb the pieces, you turn them over to your color and add them to the capturing stacks.

The first person to reduce their opponent to 3 pieces or less wins. In developing the game it has become a balanced and subtle game; very simple to learn, but potentially complex in strategy.
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17. Board Game: Aguirre [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
Board Game: Aguirre
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I've uploaded free PNP files for my new board game, Aguirre!

Aguirre is a historical board game in which players must survive the ill-fated El Dorado expedition of Lope de Aguirre, one of the great villains of South American history. Aguirre is an action/role selection, card drafting, set collection game where the available actions/roles diminish over the course of the game as Aguirre executes them!

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I've already entered Aguirre in one major international board game design competition and plan on entering it in more as they become available before soliciting the game to various publishers. It's my hope that Aguirre becomes available for distributed purchase before too long. In the meantime, enjoy the free PNP files!

Board Game: Aguirre
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18. Board Game: Don't let them get you [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
Board Game: Don't let them get you
Don´t let them get you
is a solitaire card game that might look like your standard solitaire but plays as an escape the dungeon adventure.

The setting of the game is entirely up to the player´s imagination.
The game provides the maze to fulfil your tasks in and some bad guys to run away from.

In case the player prefers a preset scenario there is a choice between two thematic add ons:

escape from outer space

the last job

The game was originially designed for the solitaire print and play contest 2014
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19. Board Game: All Time Championship Soccer [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:11281]
Board Game: All Time Championship Soccer
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All Time Championship Soccer lets you can relive the excitement, passion, glory and defeat of taking a national team through the World Cup. Choose from 64 national teams, representing that country’s best team ever to play in the World Cup. Each team is statistically generated to match its performance in the World Cup. Attempts, shots on goal, defenses, strategy, formations, yellow and red cards, corner kicks, penalty kicks, free kicks, injuries, key players, offside traps, marking players, long ball tactics, counter attacks, packed in defenses, home field advantage, hand balls, disallowed goals, bad calls by referees, penalty shootouts and sudden death are all present for you to maneuver through group play and the knock-out rounds with the hopes and dreams of making it ultimately to the Finals. All Time Championship Soccer is a strategic level game that still lets you make game changing decisions by selecting from 9 different formations, 3 distinctive strategies, and 7 unique tactics—all while allowing play of several games in a matter of minutes. Each game only takes 5-15 minutes to play, allowing you to play an entire tournament in a few hours. There are 6 levels of play: Basic, Advanced, Premier League, Tournament, Solo and Quick Play. However, each level is relatively easy to grasp and you should be playing a game within minutes of reading these rules.

Resolve the age old question of whether Brazil 1970 is the greatest team of all time. Rematch Germany 1954 against Hungary 1954 and try to recreate the “Miracle of Bern.” See if you can do the impossible—taking Dutch East Indies 1938 from qualification to the Finals!
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20. Board Game: Chevauchee [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
Board Game: Chevauchee
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From the rules: "Chevauchee (translated: 'War Ride') is a simple card-based medieval battle game for 2 players. Players draw cards from several decks to form a Base Force made up of Household units, Commanders, Tactics Cards, Mercenaries, Levies, and Weapons and Equipment. Players can then allocate funds from the war chest to get additional Mercenaries, Levy, or Weapons and Equipment to customize their armies further. Players then proceed to deploy for two combats, the Van, which is an abbreviated engagement, and the Main, which is the heart of the game. Victory goes to the side that sweeps the battlefield of all opposing units by the end of any Main Combat Round (not Van)."
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21. Board Game: Decktet [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:2458]
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The '''Decktet''' is a 36-card deck of cards in 6 suits. Each suit has 10 cards, because most of the cards are double-suited. Most of the cards also employ the pairing of suits thematically, providing a tarot-style name and illustration. The game system is released under an open license.
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22. Board Game: Democracy under Siege [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:4951] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
Board Game: Democracy under Siege
Luca Cammisa
Italy
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Democracy under Siege is a card-driven strategy game that reproduces the geopolitical conflicts and political struggles that led to the Second World War. The game covers the period spanning from 1933 to 1940 and is designed for two or three players. Each player takes the role of one of the three Ideologies that led the major struggle for power during the time-line covered by the game: Democracy, Nazism and Communism.
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23. Board Game: Council of Blackthorn [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:3906]
Board Game: Council of Blackthorn
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Great Northern Games now has the rules and PnP files available for Council of Blackthorn. ~90+% of the artwork and graphic design is done.
If you would like to check this game out and give us any feedback on gameplay or graphic design or art or anything feel free.

Here are Rules: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/125952/council-blackthorn...

Some directions:

- Print all of the pages for the cards (discard the card backs - those are the ones with just the logo on them). (https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/125954/print-and-play-cou...)

- Print just one page of the Player Tokens (no need to have front and backs on them, unless you really want to) (https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/125953/print-and-play-cou...)

- Print the board. (https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/125955/print-and-play-cou...)

- You'll also need some influence tokens. Basically anything to keep track of points during the game that are hidden to others.(We've used Small World VP coins for early playtesting but any coins/VP tokens/pokerchips/etc. will work that you can keep somewhat hidden). We have tokens in the actual game.

- You'll need 4 dice. 1 each of Black, White, Red and Yellow. We have custom 6-sided dice for the game with sides: 0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3. So you can use regular d6s and just have 1=1, 2=2, 3=3, 4=2, 5=1, 6=0 (or make your own dice?).

Thanks for checking this out!

(There are a few cards with placeholder artwork so just ignore that. We are still getting some art in from our artists.)

A link to the KS which is nearly funded: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1044523500/council-of-b...
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24. Board Game: Astromachia [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
Board Game: Astromachia
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Manchester
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Astromachia is a starship combat simulation boardgame for two or more players.

Astromachia is distinguished from other games in this genre by three features: fast, highly interactive play; realistic Newtonian movement; and a strong sense of three-dimensionality.

Players alternate taking very simple actions, such as maneuvering, angling shields, or firing a weapon. This prevents long waits for a chance to do something.

Movement follows Newton's laws of motion. A ship doesn't always move in the direction it is facing. Furthermore, if a ship gets going too fast in one direction, it has to turn around and fire its engines to slow down.

Astromachia is fully three-dimensional. Ships can fly at different altitudes, and can move up or down as easily as moving north, south, east, or west. (These directions are with reference to the local star system, not to a planet.) A ship can have any of 24 different orientations, and is damaged differently depending on whether the damage is coming from the fore, aft, port, starboard, dorsal, or ventral side.
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The game includes 10 different ship designs - ranging from fighters to leviathans, 5 scenarios and ship design rules.

The rules are available under the BGG "files" section, and the playing pieces and board are scanned images in the "images" section. Alternative play aids and a ship design aid are also available from the files section.
 
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25. Board Game: Dreamlands Adventures [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
Board Game: Dreamlands Adventures
Peter Varga
Hungary
Budapest
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This game takes place in H. P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands setting. During the game, the players and their band of Friends will go on a few randomly assembled Adventures to prove their worth as heroes of the land. As the grand beauty of fantasy meets the unspeakable horror of nightmares, the true champion emerges as the next king of Celephais.

Playtime: ~60 min
List of Components:
203 cards
1 d6
~30 generic tokens

Direct link to the cards in one single pdf for home printing
https://www.dropbox.com/s/go4euilq6wf1nhf/da_v2.zip

And the rulesbook
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7e791rkbdwbi98w/da_rules_v2.zip
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