Ragnar Brothers Games! 

Now funded via Kickstarter - here is the link we would be very happy if you would take a look and maybe then order the game from our shopping page here on this site or just enjoy the  sketches we have been posting from the map - which is gorgeous by the way!

Video Review and Demo

Please note that the demos use pre-production samples including prototype cloth maps.

Rick Royal (Box of Delights) has reviewed the solo game:

Part 1  https://youtu.be/H_WTbz3PE9U 
Part 2 https://youtu.be/sZ373h3xzlI

'Backpacks and Blisters' is having a re-boot (little walking joke there...). We designed this game in 1993 and sold some three thousand copies to a world coming to terms with video-gaming at the expense of boardgames. Since then, many have asked about re-printing in full colour and we have made it happen with your help. In preparing the project we couldn't resist re-configuring some aspects of the game (including new Equipment cards), designing the game for solo play (now 1-6 players) and we feel these to be a great improvement on the original. .

Here is a selection of images from Backpacks and Blisters - rules will be posted on BGG as soon as finalised and formatted.

The Lake District is a fabulous place - Chris Bonnington (famous mountain climber going back a bit) called it 'the pocket Alps' and you may have recently seen it and been unaware - have a look at this footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens



  • Giant full colour mapboard 
  • Deck of 74 Walking cards (including over 20 new locations)
  • 6 Equipment tiles (see above)
  • Wooden playing pieces (Walker and 20 Cairn stones per player)
  • Money and Chocolate counters
  • Change of Weather marker
  • Walking target markers
  • 8 page illustrated rules booklet (stream-lined)
  • ​Cloth map available for purists!