Engage the Nazi occupation of France in la petite guerre to throw off the yoke of the oppressors and free your homeland!
Maquis is a solitaire worker-placement game with variable goals and a play time of approximately twenty minutes. The player places his resistance agents on spaces around town to achieve his goals - blowing up trains, publishing underground newspapers - but at the same time Milice collaborators and Wehrmacht soldiers patrol the area. Agents who can't make it back to the safe house at the end of the day are arrested, and never seen again.
Maquis won the Best Game, Best Art, Best Hand-/Resource-Management, Best Small Game and came joint second place for Best Written Rules in the 2013 BGG Solitaire Game Design Contest
To construct Maquis, download the archive below, which contain all the files you need to make your own copy. You may also want to find:
- fifteen worker tokens (five each in blue, white and red; I used these 'Standing Man' pieces from SpielMaterial)
- thirty coloured cubes or discs (four each in green, purple, red, yellow, black and blue; six in white; I used 15x5mm discs)
but those pieces aren't necessary - there's alternatives for all of them on the printed sheets, including paper stand-up figures for the workers.
The archive contains instructions on construction; in brief, the board, the player board, the tokens and the spare room tiles should ideally be mounted on reasonably thick card, while the stand-up figures should be mounted on thin card and then folded & glued into a 'T' shape, and the cards should just be mounted on thin card. I find printing everything directly onto full-sheet label paper simplifies construction.
To print on A4, simply print at 100%; to print on Letter paper, print at 95%.
Firstly, a set of cards for Maquis, at the correct dimensions to be printed by Printer's Studio, a print-on-demand custom-cards (and other things) company:
Secondly, a template to make a telescoping box for Maquis, large enough to hold all the pieces if you construct the board such that it folds in half: