One Paper Games
These games only require you to print a single sheet of paper and find a pen(cil) somewhere!
You can download, explain, carry, play or pause these games instantly, because of their simplicity and low requirements.
Additionally, they are language-independent: only one person needs to understand English to read the rules, all other files don't have (essential) text.
Do not think them easy, however! These games are the most innovative games I've ever made and are often complemented by a small website for cool expansions and play variants.
Coming soon ...
You are all simultaneously building advanced cities in space. On the same planet. And no, this is not a cooperative game.
You are brewing a secret potion to defeat your greatest enemies—as witches tend to do—but the High Witch is terrible at communicating the recipe ...
Oh no, a terrible pandemic is raging across the country! Will you be the heroic medics ... or will you play the virus?
Steal enough treasures and flee the city, before the police catches you!
List of Games
Pick any game you like! It's free, it's fun, I love seeing people enjoy my games.
Some of these games are available in multiple languages (because I'm actually Dutch), but don't worry, I translated each of them manually and tried to keep it as simple as possible.
The first ever hybrid board+smartphone game for 1–8 players about transporting exotic goods across the jungle!
Wie is de trol? (NL)
Iedereen probeert in uitdagende opdrachten zoveel mogelijk geld te verdienen ... behalve de trol. Die probeert alles te laten mislukken, zonder te worden gepakt. Kan jij de trol ontmaskeren?
(This game is only available in Dutch, as it's based on a popular Dutch TV show.)
Try to race to the finish ... with all players steering the same car at the same time!
Swerving Shots (NL/EN)
You're dueling cowboys ... but everyone shoots simultaneously and their bullets must follow the paths you created.
Collisions might occur. And that means you might just shoot yourself.
The Animal Bandit (NL/EN)
Tiny, simple card game in which everyone has a single rule: smuggle the fabulous unicorn out of the city.
Copyright? I maintain the motto "Don't steal my games, share them". Feel free to play these games, share them with others, customize them to your liking, and let them inspire you. Do not copy the name/concept, rules or graphic assets and/or present them as your own, especially not for commercial purposes. Credit me when talking about my work, to support the free creation of these games and to keep this website online.
Remark: The label "NMT" means "needs more testing". The game is tested and finished, but for whatever reason, I was unable to playtest the game in certain configurations. If you can, please play the game with your group and report the results!
Remark: For years, I also maintained a full list of all my boardgames (even the first ones I ever made), with Dutch explanations. This page still exists: Bordspellen
Print & Play
It means you can download the game files, print them yourself, and then play them — for free!
This system has a few obvious disadvantages: the components aren't as nice and game quality isn't guaranteed.
But there are also numerous advantages: you get free games, I can create any game I want (not just whatever is "commercially viable"), and games are constantly updated (using your feedback)!
How does it work?
Click on a game, any game.
This will take you to the official game page, with a big button labeled "Download".
Clicking it leads to a folder with all the files. (I use Google Drive, which is quick, freely accessible to anyone, and always works.)
The structure is always as follows:
- Rules contains the rulebook (sometimes multiple versions/languages)
- Files contains any files you need to print (sometimes split between one-sided, double-sided, and other variations)
Can I help?
Of course! If you've tried a game, any feedback about the page, rules, files, whatever is welcome. I am human, I make mistakes. These games will only improve if I know what everyone is experiencing.
Additionally, because the games are free, but keeping a website online surely is not, I ask for financial support if you can give it. You could ...
Buy any of my video games (Pandaqi on Itch.io). They are all free, but you can "donate" by giving a tip when downloading.
Donate via PayPal:
Give me a project to do as a freelancer! I work as a writer, musician, graphic designer, programmer and some things in between. (Rode Panda - Portfolio)
Or you could support me via one of the big "Buy me a Coffee" websites: