► "The RPG Game Master's best friend." -
► "A life-saver." -

Throw away that graph paper, Ye Olde Map Maker is the perfect app for creating quick and easy maps for your RPG adventures. Design RPG game maps in the palm of your hand and then export them to your Camera Roll to email and print.

In a rush? There are 1000's of of user-created maps instantly available in our Public Library. In settings such as dungeons, castles, inns, and caves, these maps are ready to download and print - an incredible resource for your next campaign!

This app works with our free online browser version. Save your maps locally or to our online server. Your maps will be available across any device connected to the internet!


• Design maps to fit across one, two, or four 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper
• 1000's of free maps available now
• Export as .jpg to CameraRoll to email and print
• Maps use near 1" grid size, perfect for minis.
• Save locally or online (either public or private)
• Access maps from your computer at


The Ye Olde MapMaker app works with our desktop browser version. By creating a free account you can save your maps to our server and access them from any computer by going to


We are small team of 3 (humanoid, CR 4) who love RPGs. When we are not facing the daily adventures of fighting dragons and raising families we love to create tools to help gamers.

If you have any questions or comments, please visit and leave a note on our Facebook page or forums. We love to hear from you!

What's New

Version 2.0

Version 2.0 is an important update filled with bug-fixes and user interface improvements that will make Ye Olde Map Maker run smoother on your device.

- Scrolling Lists for objects and wall tiles have been disabled (because they were awful) a new SCROLL BAR has been added that works much better. We'd love to hear what you think of this change. If you like it, we can update the rest of the scrolling lists in a future update.

- Some small bug fixes

- Updated the old, back-end code to new, shinier code.

Customer Reviews

2.1 out of 5

32 Ratings

32 Ratings

So Sad


So the app really looked good online and the graphics were exactly what I was looking for in a map creation tool. I read some of the reviews, no one seemed to like the UI much but I figured I would work with it. I download and install on my iPad so I can go right to work. I create a small map and attempt to save it and the application locks up. No big deal. I realize I need to register and create an online account in order that my device has an online location to store data. Of course I think that’s what the problem is. So I register. I restart the app and login. I create a map, and the app freezes when I try to save. No matter what I do, save, save as, the app freezes. It does not save a map I have been working on. It essentially is 100% useless to me in its current state.

I really hope that my $1.99 goes a long way towards QA and development of a version of this that actually works.



While I applaud the effort and some of the pre-made maps are really handy. The potential of this app is crushed by the unfriendly interface. There is unfortunately nothing easy, intuitive, or standard about the interface. Large graphics in the UI lead to lots of scrolling or stepping through content, and I found that when scrolling it would continually reset to the top of the list causing great frustration and aggravation. What little I was able to do with the editor was also clunky drawing over or next to existing walls would delete them rather than connect them even though the was a separate delete button. All in all I was very disappointed in the experience I had hoped for a much smoother app but for now it seems I'll stick to pen and paper.

Great Potential, Needs A lot of Work


While the app offers you the ability to create maps on the fly, along with access to a database of pre generated material, it still falls very short of a releasable product. The UI is intuitive, but hampered in usability. Icons are a bit too small, which, combined with insta-jump scroll bars, you are left often in frustration trying to get that one piece you need.

Scrolling takes a bit of finesse to master, along with placing objects. However, it does look like the app may build out the object feature with the More feature - but for now it is only a larger view of what's already available.

BUG 1: While placing an object near the bottom edge of the map, then pressing the SCROLL icon, locks the interface in object mode forever. You can't delete it. If you try to save and reopen, the map loads with the object free floating, and stuck in object mode.

BUG 2: When exporting a large map to the image library, the upper left quadrant gets exported twice, then the bottom two quadrants get exported. The upper right never gets exported.

While the app has great potential as an ad hoc map creation tool - it still has a very long way to go.


Kelsey Doherty
45.3 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Thinking Impaired Studios


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