by Carl de Visser
Final Decrees (zip file, extracts to 5 pdf files.)
Final Decrees is a board game based on a monstrous incompetent bureaucracy. Players play the upper echelon of the various departments. The player with the least blame at the end of the game wins. The game is for 4-5 players and takes 60 to 90 minutes to play. You can get the unzipped pdfs here.
In addition to a printer and paper you will need scissors to cut up the cards and mats. Card slips would be useful but aren't essential. You need a whole lot of counters (I use black Go stones) to represent blame. You will also need a pawn for each player and a rubber stamp (for rubber stamping decrees), although a pen would do.
As of August 2009, I am releasing Final Decrees under a Creative Commons licence. Specifically the New Zealand Attribution licence. I will update the pdf files to reflect that soon.
This allows you to change Final Decrees and/or sell it for your own profit, as long as I get credit for it.
If you liked Final Decrees, you should also check out Endeavor from Z-man Games. Endeavor is by Jarratt Gray and myself, and I consider it vastly superior to Final Decrees.
To read pdf files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, go here to get it.
Other people do free and freeish board games. BoardGameGeek has a firstname.lastname@example.org