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Over 300 FREE Board Games to Play At Home, Print-and-Play Board Games, Card Games & More

Stuck at home? Here is a list of free board games to print and play (or play digitally) to help keep you busy during the COVID-19 lockdown.


To help encourage folks to stay at home and play at home, and to help combat the continent-wide case of cabin fever that we’ve got brewing up, many publishers and game designers have been offering free print and play versions of their games.

From board games and card games to miniature games, from indie to mainstream, from expansions to standalone games, this list has a bit of everything — aka any tabletop gamer should be able to find SOMETHING to help keep them occupied while social distancing.

While this list is mostly print-and-play games I also included a few free digital board games. I think print and play board games and free apps are a pretty cool way to help support tabletop gamers, and our favourite hobby, during these exceptional times.

I have been spotting these tabletop gaming freebies all over the web, on Facebook pages, on Twitter, on Board Game Geek, you name it, and I thought it might be helpful to round them all up in one place.

This list is a work in progress. I will be updating it as I continue to find more pnp board games available for free (Last updated May 25th, 2021).

If you’ve spotted a free print and play board game, card game or any other free tabletop goodies, that I’ve missed please let me know.

Note:

If you’re looking for sites online that allow you to play digital versions of boardgames for free, check out this article where we compare and review three of the most popular online tabletop gaming sites.

I’ve also made a list of over 50 free roleplaying games that you can download right now.

And you might like to check out this list of 25 Free Games you can play with just some standard dice — Free Printable D6 Games.

Over 300 Free Print and Play Board Games, Card Games and More

Free Print and Play Board Games and Card Games Available Online, sorted by publisher

Academe Games

Academe Games, and designer Uwe Eickert, are offering a Solo Mission Book for Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42 with ten converted solo missions (base game required).

Angry Cyborg Games

Angry Cyborg Games has a free print and play available for their micro strategy card game, Outpost 18.

Asmadi Games

Asmadi Games has a print and play copy of the card game Red available.

Asmodee

Asmodee is offering free print and play version of some of their most popular family games:

They have also released a solo challenge version of Nusfjord which uses some of the cards from the upcoming Salmon Deck expansion (haven’t tried it yet, I think this requires the base game and rules).

Asmodee is also offering several of their games for free in digital format:

BFF Games

BFF Games is offering a free print and play version of Hidden Leaders (Read About It | Print and Play)

Bicycle

Bicycle has released print and play editions of It’s Blunderful, Tattoo Stories, and Pokeno. They’ve also put out Gin Rummy score sheets, a printable cribbage board, printable poker chips and more. You can find all of this on the Print and Play page of their website.

Big Potato

If you sign up for their newsletter, Big Potato is offering print and play versions of several of their games, including:

  • Don’t Get Got: Working From Home Edition
  • Mr Lister’s Quiz Shootout
  • Obama Llama (UK Version) or Goat on a Boat (USA Version)

 

They are also offering a couple of free apps:

  • Cinco Linko on Tabletopia
  • Herd Mentality on Tabletopia
  • Linkee (for iOS or Android)
  • Umm: Super Simple Word Game (for iOS or Android)

Blue Orange Games

Blue Orange Games, and designer Bruno Cathala, are offering a free print and play expansion for Kingdomino, Kingdomino: The Court.

Blue Orange Games, and designer Bruno Cathala, are offering a free print, colour, and play edition of Okiya.

Bombyx

Bombyx, and game designers Bruno Cathala and Florian Sirieix, have released a two-player expert variant for the Imaginarium: Chimera expansion (you need to own both the base game and the expansion to use these new expert rules).

Button Shy Games

Button Shy has released several free Print and Play games:

C3i Magazine

C3i Magazine is offering an ebook edition of issue Nr 25, which includes a standalone game: Battle for Moscow.

They are also offering a special ebook edition scenario for Pandemic. COVID-19: A Pandemic Scenario, quote: “introduces a new Action – Social Distancing – which allows players to explore the costs and benefits of this activity in a cooperative game environment”.

Carcassonne & Co / Hans im Glück Verlag

Carcassonne is offering Carcassonne: The Land Surveyors mini-expansion, available as a free print and play.

They are also offering solo variant rules for Carcassonne (it says “Not available for purchase” scroll down and look to the left to find the free download link).

They are also offering Hadara: The Plague Doctors mini-expansion as a free print and play.

Casual Game Revolution

Casual Game Revolution is offering a free copy of Casual Game Insider which includes a full print and play of the game Banned Books from Button Shy.

Catan Studios

Catan Studios is offering a number of free print and play Catan scenarios and add ons:

There is also a free Catan: Global Warming scenario which was self-published by designers Sam Illingworth & Paul Wake (with permission from Catan Studios).

Cheapass Games

Cheapass Games has released over forty of their games as free print and plays. Many of these games require you to have some game components on hand or allow you to skip printing out some parts if you have the right things on hand (think tokens, pawns, dice, standard playing cards, etc).

Be sure to also check out their tips on how to make print and plays.

CMON

CMON has released a print and play edition of Foodies, while it is technically free to download they ask that you make a donation to support NAACP.

They have also released a full print and play version of the out of print Xenoshift: Onslaught.

CMON has released a print and play “taster” version of Dream On, Dream On: Afternoon Nap Version.

They have also released a number of other print and plays expansions and scenarios:

Concrete Canoe Games

Concrete Canoe is offering a Black and White Kickstarter preview version for several games:

Crab Fragment Labs

Designer James Ernest of Crab Fragment Labs is offering a print and play dice game called Ducks in a Bucket (you will need five dice in a matching colour plus one more die in a different colour).

They are also offering a free print and play English edition of Gloria Mundi (open beta version two of the Rio Grande classic).

Crab Fragment Labs also has print and play alpha or beta versions of several other games including:

Cubicle 7 Entertainment

Cubicle 7 is offering Tugboats, a free two-player family friendly card game (Print and Play | Tabletop Simulator).

Czech Games Edition

Czech Games is offering a print and play edition of Under Falling Skies (Rules | Regular Size Cards | Oversized Cards).

They have also released single-player variant rules for both  Adrenaline and Sanctum.

As well, they have put out a video that details instructions for playing Codenames over the internet (you need to own a copy of the game), as well as a video that shows how to play Trapwords remotely (again, you need to own the game).

They have also released a digital version of Codenames Duet. Yes, you can play full games of Codenames Duet online for free.

Czech Games has also released new solo content for Lost Ruins of Arnak as well as a print and play solo campaign for Lost Ruins of Arnak (you will need to own the base game to play).

Days of Wonder

Days of Wonder, and game designer Sebastian Pauchon, are offering a Free Print & Play version of Corinth.

They are also offering a 1-3 player pdf scenario for Deep Blue, The Captain Returns (base game required).

As well as solo variant rules for Five Tribes (base game required).

Days of Wonder, and game designer Alan R. Moon, are offering a special print and play Stay At Home expansion for Ticket to Ride (base game required).

Need a friend to play with? Alexa can play against you on your copy of Ticket to Ride or Ticket to Ride Europe (If you don’t have an Alexa device, you can download Alexa on your phone.) Say: “Alexa launch Ticket to Ride”. (Haven’t tried this personally, not sure about the details of how it works?).

Direwolf Wolf Digital

Direwolf Wold Digital is offering new solo rules for Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne (base game required).

Dr. Finn’s Games

Dr. Finn’s Games is offering a new mini-expansion for Cosmic Run: Regeneration, the Ternion Expansion Pack, as a free print and play.

They are also offering a two-player print and play adaptation of Let Them Eat Shrimp! called Let Them Eat Shapes!

Elf Creek Games

Elf Creek games is offering a Print and Play expansion for Atlantis Rising Second Edition (requires base game, free / pay what you want with proceeds going to WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund).

Eurydice Games

Eurydice Games is offering their Zombology Card Game as a free print and play.

Fabricate.IO

Fanricate.IO is offering a free print and play of their roleplaying card game, Expedition.

Facade Games

Facade Games is offering a print and play version of Tortuga 1667.

Fantasy Flight

Fantasy Flight is offering several Keyforge print and play options:

Fantasy Flight is also offering a printable challenge scenario and parallel investigator for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Read or Die with Daisy Walker (Arkham Horror The Care Game Core Set and The Dunwich Legacy Deluxe Expansion are both required to play)

They have also published tips for playing Arkham Horror The Card Game remotely (you need to own the game), as well as tips for building your deck for a solo campaign of Arkham Horror The Card Game (again, you need to own the game).

Fantasy Flight has released a new solo variant for Civilization: A New Dawn.

They have also released another new parallel investigator for print-and-play: “Skids” O’Toole with the All or Nothing challenge scenario.

Five24 Labs

Five 24 Labs is offering several of their “mint tin” games, including Mint Control (with solo mode), Mint Cooperative, Mint Works and Mint Delivery.

Free League Publishing

Free League is offering a printable demo version of Tales From the Loop: The Board Game (Read About It | Print and Play)

Gamewright

Gamewright is offering a print and play version of Metro X (Rules | Print and Play).

They are also offering a print and play edition of Splurt!

They have also released a special social-distancing Sneaky Cards deck to play at home.

Good Games Publishing

Good Games Publishing has full print and play versions available for several of their games:

Good Little Games

Good Little Games is a collection of free games published by Brett J. Gilbert & Matthew Dunstan, co-designers of ‘Elysium’, ‘Costa Rica, ‘Pyramids and ‘Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time’.

You can take a look at their website to check out the full list of free print and plays that they’ve produced.

Here are a few that caught my eye:

Helvetiq 

Helvetiq has released a virus-themed print and play of Bandido called Bandido COVID-19 Unwanted.

They have also put out a print and play of WineIQ.

Hemisphere Games

Hemisphere Games is offering a print and play of Karmaka, a unique card game that plays out over multiple lives.  

Institute of Digital Games (University of Malta)

The University of Malta is offering a print and play game called Construction Boom!

Interformic Games

Interformic Games has published a PDF containing variant rules for several classic games, including RISK, Clue, Axis & Allies and Acquire (you will need a copy of the original game to play the variant rules).

They also have a variety of print and play games available:

Jelly Bean Games

Jellybean Games has a variety of games available for Print and Play:

Kids Table Board Gaming

Kids Table Board Gaming is offering a free print and play version of Food Fighters.

Kolossal

Kolossal, and designer Chris Hamm, are offering a special Print and Play edition of Totemic with both standard and solo play rules (Print and Play | Rules).

KYF Edition

French publisher KYF Edition has released an English Language print and play version of Fou, Fou, Fou!

Lone Shark Games

Lone Shark Games is offering a free print and play expansion for Lords of Vegas, Underworld.

Lucky Duck Games

Lucky Duck is offering a free print and play. Chronicles of Crime: The Power Behind. You can play this without owning Chronicles of Crime. (Print and Play | Rules)

MAD Games Ltd.

MAD Games is offering a print and play version of their latest Kickstarter game, Division: Throne Room.

Mattel

Mattel is offering a print and play version of Fun-Employed (adult game, suggested 18+).

Mantic Games

Mantic Games is offering a free digital edition of Project Pandora: Grim Cargo for the Star Sage Core game (you will need a copy of Star Saga and additional miniatures to play, you can grab a free copy of the Star Saga rules right here).

Motor City Gameworks

Motor City Gameworks and Dice Hate Me Studios are offering a free print and play of Tiny Farms (Rules | Game)

Nuts! Publishing

Nuts! is offering a print and play version of The Picrocholine Wars (Download | Read About It).

They are also offering a print and play demo of Mini Rogue (Download | Read About It).

Nuts! has also released a free print and play version of 300: Thermopylae, which uses components from 300: Earth & Water(but you can probably substitue for bits on hand) (Download | Read About It).

If you would like to test out Fitna: Global War in the Middle East you can download the free Vassal module (look under RESOURCES).

Odam Publishing

Odam Publishing is offering a print and play demo of Card Weaver.

One Free Elephant

One Free Elephant is offering a print and play of their “mint tin” game, Microbrew.

Out of Order Games

Out of Order Games is offering a print and play of Bloc by Bloc (you will need lots of wooden cubes on hand to play this one).

paradigmQ

paradigmQ (a Portland based escape room) is offering Search of Sasquatch, a free digital escape room that you can play through at home.

Plaid Hat Games

Plaid Hat Games has released a solo mode variant for Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein.

They also have a pdf download for a Stuffed Fables add-on story, Lost Story #1.

Player Lair

Player Lair is offering Satchel: A Journey Unknown as a Free / Pay What You Want print and play.

Portal Games

Portal Games is offering free print and play scenarios for several of their games:

Renegade Game Studios

Renegade, and designer Shem Phillips, are offering a free print-and-play crew expansion for Explorers of the North Seas (this supports solo play and also works with the Rocks of Ruin expansion).

Roll & Write Games

Roll & Write Games is offering several free print and play roll and write games, all available in both Spanish and English:

Roxley Games

Roxley is offering a two-player print and play demo version of Dice Throne (you will need ten D6 to play).

Scorpion Masque

Scorpion Masque is offering a free print and play version of Decrypto.

Smart Play Games

Smart Play Games is offering Pencil Park, 2020 Edition: Pipsburg & Inkstanbul as a free print and play.

Snaggle Gap Games

Snaggle Gap Games is offering a free print and play card game called Cactus. They also have two games designed for remote video play. You can find all three of these on their website.

Space Cowboys

Space Cowboys is offering some printable add-ons for Splendor including new noble tiles (required base game) and a promo tile for the Cities of Splendor expansion (requires base game and Cities of Splendor expansion).

Space Cowboys is also offering a free print and play of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective (one full case from The Thames Murders box).

They are also offering print and play resource for remote play of all three of the Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective game (one player must own a copy of the game to play, others can join in remotely by printing up their own copies of the clues etc): The Thames Murders | Carlton House & Queen’s Park | Jack the Ripper

As well as a free print and play of T.I.M.E. Stories Revolution (full demo Time Stories game that they normally run at conventions: Damien, 1958).

Stonemaier Games

Stonemaier Games is offering a free print and play of a new game designed by Jamey Stegmaier, Rolling Realms: An infinitely scaling roll-and-write game inspired by all other Stonemaier games.

Storm Chaser Games

Storm Chaser Games is offering a print and play “sampler” edition of Medium.

Story Machine Games

Story Machine Games is offering several free print and play games including:

They are continuing to add new games, keep an eye on their webpage.

Sunrise Tornado Game Studio

Sunrise Tornado Game Studio is offering a special Roll for Nile edition of Cat Sudoku (Print and Play | Rules).

Tabletop Gaming Magazine

Tabletop Gaming Magazine is offering 14 free microgames that you can print and play.

Tasty Minstrel Games

TMG has a print and play version of Coin Age available.

Thunderworks Games

Thunderworks Games is offering a free print and play edition of Bullfrogs.

USAopoly

USAopoly is offering printable solo rules for Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle.

War Games LLC

War Games is offering Rolling Plunder as a print and play game.

Wiz Kids

Wiz Kids has released a free print and play edition of Super-Skill Pinball Roll & Write, Carniball table.
You can also check out this how to play video.

Wiz Kids has also put out a free print and play version of Time Barons.

Worldshapers

Worldshapers is offering a free print and play game, Witching Weald (Rules | Print and Play).

XYZ Game Labs

XYZ Game Labs is offering a free print and play of their Robotlab Card Card (Read About It | Print and Play)

Z-Man Games

Z-Man Games is offering both Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America and Pandemic: Hot Zone – Europe as free print and plays.

Z-Man Games is offering a print and play version of Love Letter: Sender. (This is a modern spoof on Love Letter which was released on April 1st. However, it is not just a joke and is truly available as PnP.)

You can also find a printable version of the original Love Letter on the Asmodee website.

Designer Matt Leacock has released rules and tips for running a Pandemic Survival tournament over Zoom (each party taking part needs a copy of the game).

Z-Man Games is also offering printable solo rule variants for several of their games (for each of these you will need the base game):

Game Designers offering free PNP Board Games & Card Games

Designer Alex Bardy is offering a black and white print and play version of his deck-building game, Aliens Ate My Planet (Read About It | Print and Play).

Designers Ben Crenshaw and Chris Pallace have released a print and play version of Numbers League.

Designer Benjamin Schultz is offering CLOU Roll & Heist as a free print and play (Rules | Scenarios | Characters).

Designer Blaž Gracar is offering CoronaLine, a 2-player paper-and-pencil game.

Designer Bruno Cathala is offering PQltistes as a free print and play (PQ is a French term for toilet paper, this is a silly game about Toilet Paper Wars, the rules are in French)

Designer Dan Ackerman is offering the Deluxe Print and Play version of Techlandia (Read About It  | Print and Play).

Designer Frederic Moyersoen is offering The Black Rat as a free print and play (unpublished prototype).

Designer Isaac Shalev is offering a free print and play of his dice-drafting roll-and-write, Mosaic.

Designer Jake Staines is offering a free print and play, Maquis.

Designer Karl Juklke has a website featuring several print and play games, such as Loss! In Space and Project Icarus.

Designer Lachlan Kingsford has released a print and play for 18Dracula, an 18xx game with a kooky theme.

Designer Mads Fløe is offering a print and play, Vaccine: An Anti-Viral Board Game.

Designer Mark Tuck is offering a free print and play of Orchard: 9 Card Solitare Game.

Designer Rachel Bruner is offering a free print and play, Royal Espionage.

Designer Stephen B Davies is offering a free print and play, The Lucky Penny Diner.

Designer Zsolt Batki is offering The Pooper Heroes Card Game as a free print and play.

The creators of Kaleidos released their game as a free print and play. The rules are in Italian, but you can find an English edition of the rulebook here.

The creators of Oh, Sheep! are offering their card game as a free print and play.

Designers Pedro Kerouac, Orlando Sá, and André Santos are offering PAPER ROLL & Write, a free roll and write game about hoarding toiler paper (Rules | Game).

Free Print and Play Miniature Battle Games and Resources, sorted by publisher

CMON

CMON has released First in Battle: A Mini-Campaign for A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniature Game (Beta mode).

Fantasy Flight

Fantasy Flight has released an Open Alpha of solo rules for Star Wars: X-Wing (and yes that refers to single player mode and not a certain popular smuggler).

Interformic Games

Interformic has several print and play games available:

Mantic Games

Mantic Games is offering a free digital edition of the Deadzone: Nexus Psi supplement, which includes rules for solo play (you will need a copy of the Deadzone rules to play, which you can grab for free right here).

Mantic is also offering a free digital solo play expansion for The Walking Dead: All Out War, No One Stands Alone (you will need a copy of The Walking Dead All Out War Core Game as well as Prelude to Woodbury ).

Modiphius

Modiphius is offering The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms core rulebook, tutorial, and even print and fold dice, all available for free on DriveThruRPG.

Osprey Games is offering Frostgrave: Perilous Dark Sample Section which includes 3 solo scenarios and advice on creating your own solo scenarios (base game required).

They are also offering free PDFs of solo rules for Zona Alfa (base game required) and solo/co-op rules for Last Days: Zombie Apocalypse (base game required).

Plaid Hat Games

Plaid Hat Games is offering two downloadable Tail Feathers scenarios.

Pulp Alley

Pulp Alley is offering free pdfs of their rulebook, starter deck, solo deck, horror deck, counters and character cards (you will need some miniatures and dice).

Tabletop Gaming Themed Printable Colouring Sheets & Activity Books

Looking for more free games to play at home?

I’ve also made a list of over 50 free roleplaying games that you can download right now.

And you might like to check out this list of 25 Free Games you can play with just some standard dice — Free Printable D6 Games.

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13 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for sharing all these free Print and Play Games!!
    My best friend and I are working on a card game that we would like to launch on KS this year (fingers crossed).
    We also have a free Print and play available and would love to share it with you, would be awesome if we could get added to your list 😀
    Our free P&P is available here:: http://www.ohsheepcards.com/print-and-play/

    Thank you!!

    1. Hey Justin,

      I’m glad people have been digging this list. We’ve got your game on the list to add.

      Thanks for commenting,
      Moe T.

    1. Hey Aaron,

      Thanks for the heads up on Tiny D10, we will be sure to add it to our list.

      Thanks for the comment,
      Moe T

  2. Hello, thank you for this list, I’ve translated it to spanish and posted it in my website with some additions and modificactions, giving proper credits to your site, of course.

    1. Hey Good Game Guy,

      Let us know what you think out of any of the games you try. Which are the best?

      Thanks for the comment,
      Moe T

  3. Hi! Thanks for sharing my game, Royal Espionage! I hope others have enjoyed it. Just an fyi that my last name is spelled Bruner with an n, not an m. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for the heads up Greg.

      It’s been a while since we’ve updated this post and will check out that site the next time we do.

      Thanks,
      Moe T

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