Free Print & Play games that might actually be worth printing
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Yeah, free games are cool - and we all appreciate efforts to keep the cost of the gaming hobby down.
But the fact remains some games are better than others, and printer ink isn't cheap.
So, I know there are several lists that just list free games, but, what are the really *good* free games?
(I've also selected a sorting by average rating, so we'll see what happens )

(Note to designers: Due to this list basically becoming a dumping ground, I have had to set up a few base rules: To not get deleted, any game added must a) have at least 5 ratings, b) have a rating of at least 6.0, c) actually be available for download. Anything added that doesn't fall into those criteria will be trashed!)
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1. Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition) [Average Rating:8.87 Unranked]
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The classic PNP game is now available as a second edition!

A solitaire paragraph-booklet adventure game where the player assumes the role of the intrepid Time Lord himself - the Doctor!

This web-published game is played using four booklets: Rules, Adventures, Enemies, and Events. Two six-sided dice are also required.

An Adventure begins when the TARDIS lands at a location, be it modern-day London, the wilds of Sherwood Forest, or the distant planet of Raxacoricofallapatorius. Through actions such as Explore and Investigate, references in the Adventure book will lead you to paragraphs in the Events book, allowing you to gather Allies and discover the plots that are in progress.

Eventually you will reveal the Enemy, each of which has its own 1-page section in the Enemy book explaining how you might discover their dastardly Goal. New Actions then open up, allowing you to Plan, Research, and (hopefully) defeat the Enemy. If you fail to reveal and Defeat the Enemy within 12 Turns, the Doctor is killed - maybe your next regeneration will do better (or at least be better dressed)!

All 4 Core books have been redesigned for 2nd Edition with content from previous expansions plus brand new material from the 11th and 12th Doctor's eras.
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2. Board Game: Root [Average Rating:8.30 Unranked]
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Root is an asymmetric game of adventure and war for 2-4 players.
PNP is available here http://bit.ly/RootPrintandPlay
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3. Board Game: Paiko [Average Rating:8.39 Unranked]
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A 2 player strategy game designed to encourage changing tactics and dynamic strategy to adapt to the other players moves. Perfect information.
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4. Board Game: Tactical GameX [Average Rating:8.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.33 Unranked]
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5. Board Game: Unbound: Endless War [Average Rating:8.22 Unranked]
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6. Board Game: Shadow Agent [Average Rating:8.20 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:2464]
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8. Board Game: Castle Itter [Average Rating:8.19 Unranked]
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9. Board Game: Adamastor [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked]
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Adamastor is a 1 to 2 players Co-operative game where you take the role of the Adventurous Captain of a Portuguese Vessel in the Age of Discovery.
In Adamastor, each round you will have to handle several threats in order to keep the order and prevent a mutiny that would end what could be a glorious journey. You must contend with adverse weather, unpredictable storms, and the unrest, fatigue, and disease that will spread among your crew as the voyage advances.
All of this is abstracted in a game that uses a deck of 54 cards, some markers, and 1 pawn to track the position of your fleet (if you don't have markers and 1 pawn, you can even use coins).
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10. Board Game: Democracy under Siege [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:7447] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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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.

Democracy under Siege offers an accurate and detailed historical context, supported by more than 110 game-cards: players deal with historical events and political actions in an effort to achieve the political supremacy. Wars are simulated by an abstract combat system that allows players to intervene and influence the outcome of conflicts.
The main concepts reproduced in the game are the ideological struggle among the major powers, the race for rearming in order to prepare for WW2 and the building up of a network of diplomatic links with minor nations. These elements concur to the determination of the victory conditions.
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11. Board Game: Shattered Olympus [Average Rating:7.78 Unranked]
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Shattered Olympus is a tactical mythological card game for 2-4 players. Two factions fight with unique heroes on a battlefield und can play cards from a central card pool. With crystal as resource, they can built up their fighting forces with units, equipment, spells and locations. To win the game, one faction has to defeat the opponent heroes. The card deck is customizable to provide a huge amount of variety. This game was designed to minimize the impact of luck and therefore doesn’t include dies or coin flipping mechanics.
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12. Board Game: Valor & Victory [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:2895]
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Seems to run very high on the list of free wargames.
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13. Board Game: 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:2836]
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A deep 18XX. All material in files section.
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14. Board Game: Tabernacle [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
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Appears it was removed from the list for some reason... re-adding.
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15. Board Game: Quest for the Open Tavern [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked]
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16. Board Game: Alakazam! [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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17. Board Game: Grease Monkey Garage [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
 
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18. Board Game: Mower Mania [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
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19. Board Game: Haze Islands [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:6722]
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20. Board Game: A4 Quest [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:6400]
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21. Board Game: Aliens: This Time It's War [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:2952]
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22. Board Game: Secret Hitler [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:205]
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My game groups have loved this one.
The "official" PnP is B/W only, however if you look around there are other versions floating around.
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23. Board Game: Star Trek: The Dice Game [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:4327]
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24. Board Game: 1861: The Railways of the Russian Empire [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:1605]
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Game has been made available for download from the All Aboard Games website (link under game page).
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25. Board Game: 18EU [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:2088]
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Another of those great 18xx games, available for PnP
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