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FrugalWeekendFunFilter: Zombie In My Pocket is a free print-and-play solitaire boardgame that only uses three sheets of paper. Elegantly designed and well balanced, it has inspired a bunch of alternate versions, from Wolfenstein in my Pocket to the classic-dungeon-crawl-inspired Dungeonquest in my Pocket to Star Wars in my Pocket. (Complete list of variants and user-created scenarios - all are free.) There's also a cellphone version, if paper-and-ink isn't your thing.
posted by jbickers (10 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I played it for a while when it was first released, but it got a bit boring. It's nice to see new scenarios.
posted by LSK at 5:57 PM on May 8, 2009


Neat -- reminds me of Games Workshop's old Chainsaw Warrior game.

iPhone versions of both, plzkthx.
posted by rifflesby at 10:47 PM on May 8, 2009


There's also a long series of books under the flag "Lone Wolf", which require at most a pencil a sheet of paper and the book. Designed and written by Joe Dever, Wikipedia has some keen insight into his motivation: "He was the first and possibly only British person to compete in the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Championship of America, which he won in 1982."
posted by pwnguin at 11:05 PM on May 8, 2009


If you have a Nintendo DS with homebrew capability, you can get some really good implementations of the first two Lone Wolf books here.

Pity the project seems to have stalled out.
posted by rifflesby at 11:41 PM on May 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


There's also a long series of books under the flag "Lone Wolf", which require at most a pencil a sheet of paper and the book.

I liked the Lone Wolf ones... but the daddy of them all were really the Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:57 AM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


iPhone versions of both, plzkthx
I was thinking the same (as an iPhone developer).
posted by lowlife at 9:19 AM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Lone Wolf books are playable online.
posted by juv3nal at 10:47 AM on May 9, 2009


Since it's semi related. I just released my own print and play pocket dungeon crawler Friday. You can check out the projects post here, or go directly to the boardgamegeeks page for it here.

I'm a long time fan of ZIMP! Go Jeremiah Lee!!
posted by JonnyRotten at 6:28 AM on May 10, 2009


Another great print a play game to check out, is anything based on the Island of D.

Especially the Dungeon of D.
posted by JonnyRotten at 6:30 AM on May 10, 2009


iPhone:

http://www.mywiferocksproductions.com/
posted by srt19170 at 6:58 AM on May 11, 2009


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