IGF 2013 Finalist - Student Showcase

"If you're an RPG fan of any kind, you'll love Knights of Pen & Paper." -- Eurogamer, 9/10

"This is Role-Playing in its purest form." -- Kotaku-US

""An indie turn-based retro style pixel-art RPG." I love every single one of those adjectives." -- IGN

"It’s clever, charming, customizable, and virtually infinitely replayable." -- 148 apps, 4.5/5

Set out on a grand adventure in this turn-based, retro style, pixel-art RPG, inspired by the great titles of the 90's. This +1 edition features an extended campaign, more dungeons to explore, new attacks to use in combat, and the Tavern – a place to store your adventurers.

Take on the roles of in-game players taking on the roles of their characters in a traditional pen and paper RPG session in the ultimate meta roleplaying experience. As both the playing characters AND the dungeon master, players can choose which battles to fight. Put together a bunch of monsters to make for a challenging fight and your efforts will be equally rewarded!

Choose from multiple classes, such as knights and mages, pick your characters to control those classes, like grandma or kid brother, and take on the loads of quests, monsters, items and equipment littered throughout Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition. Blacksmiths, enchanters, mining, gathering, hidden treasures and a whole lot more await, giving players a lot of room to personalize their gameplay experience.
Don’t wait any longer, the Pen & Paper world needs you!

- The ultimate pen and paper RPG simulation experience
- Put together your own role-playing group complete with the game master, the role-players and their respective classes
- Fight and explore your way through a perilous fantasy world to defeat the dark mage
- Level up and get your hands on more gold to unlock epic items and gear for your party
- As the game master, you can set up the fights yourself and choose how many monsters to battle

What's New

Version 2.32

- Cloud Saves: Log in via the black-and-white Paradox Accounts button on the menu screen, and transport your save games between devices!
- Miscellaneous bugfixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

163 Ratings

163 Ratings

A really long one trick pony

Bleu Whale

In the first minute, this game absolutely captivated me. You select your player, your class, you sit down, and... whoosh! The narrator begins, the backdrop rolls back, and you find yourself in a half tabletop, half visualized story. Absolutely amazing.

That was all the game has to offer. Once you get past that first battle, there is near-zero story, narration, development. Each location has a single setting, there is no exploration. Each character has one go-to skill that you use in battle, but even if you use multiple, the strategy for every battle is pretty much the same. I got pleasure for some time from the simple act of leveling up, filling up the empty seats at the table, etc., but in the end it felt like wasted time since it all builds to nothing.

Cool concept. The opening showed what the game was capable of. But the rest of the game, it turns out, is nothing but grinding for grinding's sake.

What Happened?


First off, I love this game. I put easily over 100 hours into it on multiple devices a couple of years ago. I decided to re-download it after I beat the second game. However, I want to know what happened. This game hasn't had an update since 2015 and there are still many graphical bugs. Almost anything that moves floats off screen, including (but not limited to): Enemies, Primary weapons in combat, pets (like the mana-steal robot), beds when resting, and sprites in the blacksmiths menu. It has been over 2 years. I'm disappointed that Paradox can't take the time to fix these simple bugs. If this were fixed, it would easily deserve more than 5 stars.
If you can get past the bugs, it's still a great game.

A wonderfully fun game utterly broken

Sir glidus

I'm a long time fan of this game and have enjoyed off and on for well over a year. Normally I have no problems with giving a game like this 4-5 stars, but several glitches exist in the iOS version that range from annoying to completely unfair.

If the sprites aren't moving off of the screen (enemies and status effects included), then the definite lack of grindstones is the most annoying, which prevents you from upgrading the blacksmith early in the game without spending all of your hard earned gold. Even late-game, you'll grind gold and drops just for those stones in order to not waste time or money on failed upgrades.

This is a great game and under normal circumstances, I'd recommend it, but without a fix of some sort, I can't give it more than it deserves.


Paradox North AB
136.2 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2012 Paradox Interactive
In-App Purchases
  1. Gold Pack $4.99
  2. Haunted Fall $1.99
  3. Gold Pack $0.99


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