The best things in life are other people’s things.

Freeloader is a game about mooching off others. You will wander the streets trying to “borrow” food, clothing, and shelter, and maybe score a few points with the finer things.

The game board is a loop of six houses (the Doctor, the Lawyer, the Gambler, etc.) plus a deck of things they will absentmindedly lend you. The finer things are worth more points, but without Food, Clothing, and Shelter, you haven’t got a chance!

Freeloader is a hard-to-find Cheapass Game that was printed only once and never really took off. Did it get a fair chance? We have no idea. You should take a look and find out for yourself. And hey, it’s free!


Freeloader supports 3-6 players and takes approximately one hour to pay. Download the print-and-play all at once via a handy .zip, or access individual files below:

In addition, you will need a pawn and about 30 counters for each player, and four 6-sided dice.

Make your print-and-play the pride of your shelf. Check James Ernest’s how-to videos for making game boards and playing cards!