7 easy to make print and play games you can make at home
Print and Play games are a great way to add new board games to your gaming collection these are 7 that are very easy to make and as an added bonus they are all 100% free.
Unlock is a series of escape rooms in a box this cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles.
Players can Unlock very easily using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, and monitor time remaining.
This game is super easy to print and create as you are only putting together a deck of cards and the companion app does most of the heavy lifting.
2. Lord of the Fries
This is one of my favourite card games around and with only the need of some D6 dice, it’s super easy to create just print the cards on some cardboard and maybe throw them in some sleeves for good measure.
In Lord of the Fries, players are trying to fill orders by combining ingredient cards to make combo meals. Each round, a customer orders a dish, and the first player who can make it with cards from their hand gets to play those cards and start the next order.
Cards that you play are worth points, and cards that you don’t play count against you. It’s a simple game with plenty of laughs, and like its elder brother, Lord of the Fries survives to this day in a Superdeluxe edition, with full-colour cards and alternate decks for different restaurants.
But if you are ok with Black and white you can Download the print-and-play all at once via a handy .zip file from the Cheapass website.
But if you are like me you might find yourself buying a colored version.
3. Pandemic: Hot Zone
Designed by Matt Leacock and based on his best selling Pandemic titles,
Pandemic: Hot Zone features the same nail-biting cooperative experience but in a smaller, quicker form that you can take anywhere. Work together to discover cures for three diseases threatening the continent. Travel from city to city treating cases and preventing outbreaks as you research the cures together.
Use your character’s unique abilities and devise a strategy that plays to each player’s strengths—cooperation is key to keeping disaster at bay!
This game is perfect if you have an old copy of pandemic legacy as you can use exiting game components from your old copy of legacy to do the hard work of creating this Print and Play Game.
4. Seasons of Rice
Seasons of Rice is an 18-card game where players will take on the roll of Cambodian farmers expanding their rice paddies to ensure the most bountiful of harvests.
Its a stunning and beautiful Card game that contains only 18 cards and will only require two pieces of cardboard and a pair of scissors to get started.
Best of All ITS FREE!
Monikers is a party game based on the public domain game Celebrity, where players take turns attempting to get their teammates to guess names by describing or imitating well-known people.
In the first round, clue givers can say anything they want, except for the name itself. For the second round, clue givers can only say one word. And in the final round, clue givers can’t say anything at all: they can only use gestures and charades.
This Free Print & Play edition of Monikers includes 485 names (missing only the illustrated cards), plus a sheet for creating custom cards and is easy to make just need some cardboard a printer and a pair of scissors.
Designed by Elizabeth Hargrave, the creator of the bestselling birdwatching board game Wingspan, this tiny card game is based on the Victorian practise of exchanging small bouquets of flowers, with each bloom carrying its own subtle message of love or friendship.
Along With the stunning artwork by Beth Sobel this game Features I-Split-You-Choose drafting, players draw 2 cards and offer one face-up and another face-down to their neighbour. The neighbour takes their choice and the active player receives the other. After everyone has 4 cards, face-down cards are revealed and everyone scores their collection. After 3 rounds the scores are totalled to determine a winner!
It’s a beautifully simple game that is easy to create due to its low number of components
7. Ticket To Ride Stay at Home
NOTE: This game is an expansion and requires that you use the game parts from one of the previous versions of Ticket to Ride (Ticket to Ride, Ticket to Ride Europe, Ticket to Ride Germany or Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries).
However, having to use exiting game components makes this a perfect addition to this list as these existing components do the hard work of creating this Print and Play Game.
Designed during the great lockdown of 2020, Ticket to Ride Stay at Home is a fun, quick and beautiful new version of the classic Ticket to Ride which will guarantee some amazing family moments around the gaming table.
So hurry up! Grab a pair of scissors, some adhesive tape and your copy of Ticket to Ride base game, and enjoy Ticket to Ride Stay at Home.