The Quiet Year


A map drawing game about the struggles of a community living after the collapse of civilization and their attempt to build something good during their “quiet year”. 

SKU: BWC-TQY Categories: ,


Published by Buried Without Ceremony
Distributed by Deernicorn Distro

The Quiet year is a map game. You define the struggles of a community living after the collapse of civilization. The 52 cards each correspond to a week of the year and trigger certain events – bringing bad news, good omens, project delays and sudden changes in luck. Your decisions will define the values and future of the community and be added to an evolving collaboratively drawn map. This map blends literal cartography with symbols, creating a rich visual record of land and people.



• Burlap bag
• Instructions booklet
• Deck of tarot-sized cards
• 20 skull contempt tokens
• 6 project dice



“I could see myself using it to break ice with new people, because it’s so portable, requires so very little to teach and to start.”
-Shut Up & Sit Down

“This game where you describe a small community made a small community out of us.”


Example of Play

The Gist of the Quiet Year 

Drawfee Plays The Quiet Year

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea Prologue 


Additional information

Weight.6 lbs
Dimensions6 × 9 × 3 in
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