With thousands of new tabletop titles released every year, it can be tempting to blow all of your hard-earned cash at your friendly local game store. But if you’re looking for a cheaper way to add some great board games to your collection without leaving the house, there’s another option to consider: print-and-play games.
A growing number of designers are making their tabletop titles available to do.w.n.lo.ad at home as print-and-play games. While you’ll need to cut out some components and provide a few extra bits like dice and tokens, there are some varied and brilliant releases to try – often for just a couple of quid.
Best print-and-play board games
Whether you”ve never used your printer for anything more exciting than work documents or you”re already a seasoned PNP pro, we’ve rounded up seven of the best print-and-play board games for you to check out.
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Co-op board game Sprawlopolis doesn’t offer quite this kind of depth, but it crams a powerfully addictive urban management puzzle into just 18 cards. It sees you and your fellow city planners laying down districts as coherently as possible, fitting together industrial, commercial and residential areas. The trick is that you can never discuss the cards in your hand, making it difficult to avoid mistakes that can seriously dent your score.
The really clever aspect is that each card has a different scoring condition on its reverse side, representing demands from city officials. You’ll draw three at random to use for every game, ensuring a fresh challenge each time you play.
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