FREE GAMES

Free Board and Card Games

We’re proud to offer board and card games absolutely free for you to try. If you like them, when and if you’re able, throw us a donation. These are offered under the basic Creative Commons license, which allows you to copy and distribute the file as long as you don’t sell or alter it. Enjoy!

EASY-TO-PRINT GAMES

Most of the games below require little or no printing, so in most cases you can download the PDFs and read them from your mobile device, or just print the rules and go. Sometimes, like with Palomino, there’s an optional board in case you want to get fancy.

A helmeted, shirtless man with a large hammer on a round circle with stats.

BUTTON MEN
A strategy dice game played with lots of dice. Now with 48 free characters!

A man in armor and a pointy helmet stands with his arms and legs spread over the text "Fightopia!"

FIGHTOPIA!
A 2-player chessboard game with small, medium, and large robots.

The Flip logo positioned over a pair of dice.

FLIP
A quick strategy game using ten 6-sided dice.

The Mapple logo over a colorful map.

MAPPLE
A simple territory control game you play with coins.

The Pairs logo, featuring a large green pear and the text "A New Classic Pub Game."

PAIRS
A pub-style card game (you can print our deck, or use cards from three poker decks).

A stylized golden horse galloping over a circle of green grass, with a green rectangle background. The Palomino logo is written beneath it.

PALOMINO POKER
A casino-style card game played with a single poker deck.

A scowling man white white hair and a long white handlebar mustache and wearing an old-fashioned suit (top hat included) glowers out from behind a white banner reading "Pennywise."

PENNYWISE
A simple strategy game starring your pocket change.

Stylized text reading "Poker Suite" on a green background beneath a deck of "Tally-Ho" playing cards.

POKER SUITE
14 original games that you can play with a standard deck of cards.

"Queensland" written in white in front of a gray-and-blue checkerboard with arrows and pieces on it.

QUEENSLAND
A simple strategy game played with a checkers set.

"Red Baron" is written in red below a red propeller plan in front of a blue circle.

RED BARON
A blackjack-style game played with a custom deck (of standard cards).

A grid of gold flowers on green behind a red die and a golden "1K" seal.

TAKE-BACK-TOE
An award-winning 2-player strategy game with chips and a 6-sided die.

 
 
CARD GAMES

The Agora badge features a Grecian shopper with a basket in front of a courtyard.

AGORA
A tile game about building an ancient marketplace, for 2-4 players.

The Big Cheese badge shows a game box behind a few cards from the game.

THE BIG CHEESE
A bidding game about workers, projects, and managers, for 3-6 players.

The BRAWL badge shows Pearl, a BRAWL character with red pigtails and green eyes.

BRAWL
A real time card game with 6 character decks, for 2 players.

The "FALLING" badge shows a man with a long face falling in midair. His hair, tie, and glasses are all askew in the wind.

FALLING
A real time card game about falling to the ground, for 4-8 players.

The "Gold Digger" badge shows a woman in mining clothes with her arms spread wide in celebration. She holds a shovel in one hand and piles of gold sit behind her.

GOLD DIGGER
A press-your-luck card game about digging for gold, for 2-4 players.

The "Light Speed" badge shows a sleek orange and yellow winged space ship on a blue background.

LIGHT SPEED
A real time card game about space combat, for 2-5 players.

The "Renfield" badge shows a pudgy gravedigger eating a bug sandwich. A graveyard sprawls in the background.

RENFIELD
A trick-taking gambling game about gravediggers eating bugs.

The "Starbase Jeff" badge shows a "+"-shaped piece of hardware over a blue background.

STARBASE JEFF
A gambling puzzle game about building a space station.

The "TimeLine" badge has squiggly lines with game pieces.

TIMELINE
An abstract tile game about time travel, for 2-5 players.

The "Unexploded Cow" badge shows a cow dancing with a bomb.

UNEXPLODED COW
A card game about mad cows and unexploded bombs, for 3-6 players.

 
 
BOARD GAMES
These games have boards, and some have cards too. They can represent a logistical challenge to assemble, but we know you’re up to it. The result will be a professional-quality board game that cost you nothing. Unless, of course, you would like to support us with a donation.

The Deadwood badge features a determined-looking actor sits atop a fake horse on wheels in front of a screen depicting clouds and sky.

DEADWOOD
A super-solid and funny game about bad actors on a western backlot, for 2-6 players.

A simplistic bunny with ears like horns leans diagonally across the "Devil Bunny Needs A Ham" badge.

DEVIL BUNNY NEEDS A HAM
An absurd game about climbing a building, for 2-5 players.

The "Fish Cook" badge, featuring the Fish Cook logo and a chibi anime girl in a chef's outfit holding a fish in one hand and a knife in the other.

FISH COOK
Fish Cook: a simple board game about cooking fish.

The badge for the free edition of "Kill Doctor Lucky" features the tradition stylized outline of the good doctor, who wears a bowling hat and carries a cane.

KILL DOCTOR LUCKY
A famous board game of murder in the dark. For 3-8 players.

A militant shopper wielding a rifle and a paper shopping bag is featured on the "Spree!" badge.

SPREE!
A fast and furious game about looting a shopping mall, for 3-8 players.

The badge for "Tak" shows several wooden game pieces on a checkerboard.

TAK
An abstract strategy game based on the works of Patrick Rothfuss.

The "Tishai" badge features a photo of plain brown Chess castle piece.

TISHAI
A chess variant from the mysterious past, for 2 players.

The "Witch Trial" badge features a sketch of a grumpy man with cross arms who wears an old-timey suit and curly white lawyer's wig.

WITCH TRIAL
A card game about lawyers, witches, and money, for 3-7 players.

 
 
GAMES IN BETA TEST

The Cagway Bay badge is a blue outline of a double-masted ship.

CAGWAY BAY
A pirate minis game with sailing, shooting, and loot!

The badge for "Tak" shows several wooden game pieces on a checkerboard.

TAK
A new abstract strategy game based on the works of Patrick Rothfuss.

 
 
ACCESSORIES

CHEAPASS GAMES MONEY
Nine different bills, ten to a page, suitable for all your gaming needs.

CHEAPASS GAMES POKER CHIPS
Designs for nine different chips, and instructions for ordering them online.