Thermopylae is a free print and play wargame about the classical era battle between Greeks and Persians.
Mini Rogue is a free print and play card game “profoundly inspired by roguelikes and roleplaying games. ” The entire game is on nine cards, so there’s a minimal amount of printing.
Smash Monster Rampage is a print-and-play board game with paper miniatures.
From the author:
The ‘Smash Monster’ is a huge monster, taller than the highest skyscraper, and it’s attacking your city. Mobilise your troops and exterminate the beast before every building becomes a heap of rubble. The victorious task force will score more hits and rescue more survivors than their opponent.
Players compete to rescue survivors and win the most ‘Monster Hit’ cards. The ‘Monster Die’ generates random actions for the Monster making the beast npredictable and dangerous. It sets buildings ablaze, creates devastating quakes and destroys everything in its path. Taking turns to move their Tank and/or Helicopter Units, players get into position to attack the Monster. Win ‘Monster Hit’ cards by successfully firing at the Monster and fulfilling the conditions on the cards. Act fast, if the city is flattened before the Monster is killed, the Monster wins!
Hat Tip to Martyn for the link.
Avalance Games offers the third edition of its Panzer Grenadier board game as a free download. There’s a lot of assembly, but its a good way to try it out with minimal cash investment.
I love Dr. Who. Here’s a solo game that lets you help the Doctor save the universe. From the game description:
‘Doctor Who’ is a paragraph based solitaire story game. You read various numbered sections one after another but the sequence of the paragraphs is determined by rules and tables. Each describes a new situation, or provides rules about the choices and actions you can make. There are plenty of events and situations, so each game will be a new, fresh experience.