Two Flags One Nation are a set of rules for do-it-yourself American Civil War board games. The author explains how he generates maps and block pieces with his computer.
Panzer Clash is a free print-and-play card game with a World War II theme for 2-4 players. From the BGG decription:
Pick a side, either Axis or Allies, and build a deck of 40 cards out of a pool of 100 different cards in order to defeat your enemey.
The deck or Supply contains Factories, Units, Events and Terrain Modifiers. Factories are needed to build Units and Terrain Modifiers as well as to power Events. Units and Events, which usually belong to one or more of the four factions (Germans, Japanese, Americans and Soviets) are used to attack and deal damage to the opponent, have certain beneficial effects on the game or are used to weaken the opponent. For each point of damage a Player receives through Units and Events, he or she puts one card from his or her Supply (deck) onto his or her Junkyard (discard-pile). Is a player unable to draw a card from the Supply, he or she loses immediately.
Witch Trial is one of Cheapass games most popular products. You can get a print-and-play version of this game at the link.
In Witch Trial, you play an attorney at a prestigious law firm. You will act as a prosecutor or defender in several cases involving unmarried women, free thinkers, vegetarians, the homeless, and other undesirable types. While witchcraft per se isn’t really a crime, it’s customary to bring suspects into court on related offenses, such as card playing, smoking, and tampering with the post.
This game requires lawyer-like reflexes, a little bit of luck, and the willingness to bargain when you know you can’t win.
Garry Stevens offers a free downloadable board and card game called Henry VIII – Intrigue in The Tudor Court. Garry writes:
In this rambunctious but historically accurate game you scheme and connive to win influence with the King, so that your faction will control his chosen heir and rule all England when the King dies.
The game contains all the important characters of the time, rated for religion, ability and guile. You play Court cards to improve your own standing and confound your enemies. Can you marry a woman of your faction to the King? Perhaps your Ladies of the Bedchamber can persuade Henry of her charms. Your future seems assured if she gives Henry a son. But woe betide you should the King tire of her.
Rich rewards are yours if you can convince the King to give you high office. But how long can you stay in power? You may be placed under secret investigation at any time, only awaiting a dreaded Warrant of Arrest from the Lord President of the Council to send you to the Tower. If the Principal Secretary sends you to the rack, your entire faction could be implicated. Of course, you can avoid the plots that surround Henry by travelling to Europe, but if you are there when the King dies, all your influence is to no avail.
And where do you stand if the King demands a divorce?
Donning the Purple is a 1 – 3 player print and play game about political intrigue in ancient Rome. I have the physical kickstarter game and enjoy it as a solo endeavor.