For a list of our small, free and experimental games, see the Free Games page
The Climb is a short, six-person, live-action game about an expedition to a virgin peak in the Himalayas. The game requires six players, a large quiet space, and should take 2-3 hours to play. There is no Game Master, but you’ll need one player to organize and facilitate.
Carolina Death Crawl
Carolina Death Crawl is a swampy Southern Gothic roleplaying card game for three or more players. At the height of the American Civil War, your characters have been abandoned deep behind Confederate lines. Can they fight their way through enemy territory and treacherous terrain back to safety? For all but one, the answer is “no!”, but the dark story you tell in trying will be memorable and thrilling. Fun and competitive, the game gives you all the history you need—you supply the desperation, depravity, and destruction.
On a remote planet far from civilization, the worst criminal scum from a dozen star systems have been dumped, charged with building new lives under the watchful eye of Authority. Within a brutal hierarchy of savagery and servility, convicts and guards alike must make hard choices. Every colonist has their own code of conduct and their own aspirations—aspirations that invariably come at the expense of others. This dangerous new world is too small for everyone to succeed. In fact, it may well be too small for anyone to succeed. Only the shrewdest, the toughest and the luckiest will get a chance to find out. Will you be among them?
Fiasco is a game about ordinary people with powerful ambition and poor impulse control. There will be big dreams and flawed execution. It won’t go well for them, to put it mildly, and in the end it will probably all go south in a glorious heap of jealousy, murder, and recrimination. It’s designed to be played in a single session, usually around two and a half hours, with no prep.
The Shab-al-Hiri Roach
A fast paced and hilarious game, The Shab-al-Hiri Roach requires no Game Master and can be played in a single evening. If you enjoy crazed one-upmanship, furious stake-setting, and chanting gutteral commands in Sumerian, The Roach would like to have a word with you.
Grey Ranks takes place during the Warsaw Uprising in the summer and autumn of 1944. In this award-winning game, you take the role of a Polish teen, a former Boy Scout or Girl Guide, vital adjuncts to the Home Army known as the Grey Ranks. The game forces you to balance the personal needs of your character – love, intimacy, and belonging – with those of a nation being torn to pieces from three directions.
Drowning and Falling
Drowning and Falling is a BPG charity project illustrated by five amazing indie comic artists. All proceeds from sales of this game, after taxes and production costs, will be donated to ORBIS International. The mission of ORBIS is to eliminate avoidable blindness and restore sight in the developing world. They do this in part by operating a completely awesome flying eye hospital in a converted DC-10.