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2-6 Players | 20 Minutes | Ages 7+

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The Keeyp is a Roguelite-inspired board game where you build out the dungeon as you play, making each game feel fresh and exciting!

Explore the dungeon each turn, gather unique items, and engage in combat with other players. The first player to get the Key and escape through the Gate wins (or the last player standing if nobody has escaped).

Can you find the Key and make it to the Gate first? 

What’s Does the PDF Come With?

  • Keeypling Printable Cards (x14)
  • Keeyp Printable Tiles (x35)
  • Item Printable Cards (x36)
  • Key Printable Card (x1)
  • PDF Rule Booklet

What Supplies will You Need?

  • Ink Printer (x1)
  • Printer Paper (x12)
  • Scissors/Xacto Blade* (x1)
  • 6 Sided Dice (x7)

What's The Keeyp?

Build your Keeyp

Tired of playing the same map every game? In The Keeyp, players build out the map while they search for the key. Once someone finds the key, it's up to everyone to stop them from finding the gate and escaping.

Unique Characters

The Keeyp currently features 12 quirky characters known as Keeyplings. Each one has its own special ability and stats. Make sure to choose your Keeyplings wisely.

Get Equipped

Along your journey, you'll find weapons, shields, and other helpful items. Use them to make allies or ruin friendships as you race to the gate.

This item is the digital PDF download redeemable via direct download.

Be extremely careful when cutting! Make sure to ask an adult for help.

Join our Discord Server and tag Goodgis or JankyBread to get your Keeyp-related questions answered
: https://discord.gg/BhVRust


Buy Now$12.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12 USD. You will get access to the following files:

TheKeeyp - Instructions.pdf 722 kB
TheKeeyp - Instructions (B&W).pdf 754 kB
TheKeeyp - Printable Cards.pdf 12 MB
TheKeeyp - Printable Cards (B&W).pdf 8 MB
(BONUS) Keeypling Character Cutouts.pdf 1,008 kB


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Hey Firith Studio! @Goodgis @JankyBread @KiwiBee @Bonzo @Crepe 

I loved your game so much I made a mega expansion that basically doubles the game. Double the items, double the Keeplings, added a dungeon, and double the fun! I would love to share it with you and see if we can join forces and breathe new life into the game. Please email me if you are interested. thearchitect44@gmail.com


could you just print the front on cardstock and then flip it over and print the back?


Seems doable. See if the Keeyp community has done so over on Discord


Hello! So I have a 2 questions on 2 Keeyplings abilities, 

1. Maxwell, does Maxwell like, make the opposing character HAVE to attack Max or is it totally different?

2. Hat-Nip, I’ve read through the comments and apparently Hat-Nip gets to swap 2 two tiles but I don’t get the full picture, does Hat-Nip get to like swap ANY tiles?

I’m sorry to add this note but please make it easy for me to understand 🤣


You can ask those questions on Discord

Hi! Got a quick rules question!

My son got me this game (and print & cut all the pieces, in a card box he drew title art on!) for my birthday.

One thing we’ve discovered is that it’s unclear if Items are ever used up. There’s no rule about it either way, so we assume none of them have to be discarded, but just wanted to be clear.

Two is that Sheildon getting the Shiny Shield seems to break the game a bit: we were playing a four player game (with lots of items on the table and folks with various characters in play) and he just couldn’t be stopped. Especially because he had items of his own for flexibility.

If that’s just part of the play then that’s cool, but wanted to be sure!


Please ask us on Discord

I actually made a version for tabletop simulator if anyone is intreste

it has a different name? I could not find it

i am


why can't you make it in tabletop simulator yourself?


Why won't Tabletop Simulator create official DLC?


well you are an entire team you can make a tabletop simulator game you could maybe even turn it into its own game



I wanted to purchase your fun game, but I encountered a problem. I have a 17-digit card number, while your system only accepts 16 digits. I kindly request your assistance in resolving this issue so that I can proceed with buying your game and enjoy playing it.

Thank you, Mcsus


Does anyone know if this is the developers fault or Itch.io's fault?


Contact itch.io


Me and my friends live far from each other, so we didn't get to enjoy the beauty of this game, so I would like to make a digital version of this game where you will post it on whatever platform you desire and at whatever cost you desire, but I recommend choosing epic or steam at the price of 15$ and reducing the print version to 5-10$.

I consider this a better future for the game as in the digital version expansions and changes get added easier, any engine could work, but I think that a lightweight easy to run engine like unity could work the best, but to make any money you need a paid version.

On the other side, an engine like unreal engine allows you to make money without need of a paid version.

The graphics won't be something flashy, as I think that a cleaner childlike art style will be perfect for the gameplay, for the dungeon making part of the game I am thinking of 2 ways of doing it:

Making it as some 2d cards placed on the table(like monopoly),

Making it as a 3d dungeon where every card you place will extend the dungeon

This game should have a in-game chat, but voice chat will be bad because I wouldn't want to listen to Little Timmy scream racial slurs when I kill him.

The main menu should have the options for server creating, server joining, the official discord, patreon, workshop for custom cards and expansions made by the community, options and an exit button.

In the server creator menu you can chose to make a game public or private via a password and there you can add all the expansions and rules you want. For custom expansions, only the server creator should own them as in real life.

In the server join menu there will be a server list with a search button and a tab where you can see what servers your friends are in.

The discord button will send you to the official discord and same for the patreon button.

In the workshop menu you get send to the steam workshop for the game where people will download fan-made expansions, paid or free, because a part of the cash will get to you anyway.

Options should include sound, graphics, fullscreen or window.

Exit button is self explanatory.

I hope you will read this message and find it as a good idea.


did the price go up?

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That will be 1 million rupees, sir 🫰

The answer is no



I just love your content at Firith Studio. I also have a game challenge for Goodgis: Add an outer space section with evil stars to Dewdrop Dynasty.


Amazing idea


Is it by any chance possible for me to collaborate with Goodgis on Scratch?


Goodgis is really busy, but you can reach out to him through email: goodgis@firith.studio

I'm a kid though and can't use that

you dont have email lol


So is there another way perhaps?


Is it possible to buy the board game version of this and if so where?


If you can find a used copy, then yes. Otherwise, not until we get a publisher


where are the used copys 





Why expensive? the printer is already expensive


Wait for a sale


Hello! I want to try making an expansion for me and my friends to play, but without the right font, it doesn't really fit in. Is there anywhere I can buy/download the fonts used?

Contact Goodgis or JankyBread


can you make it cheaper


Be on the lookout for Firith sales

Wo kann man das Spiel kaufen?

Should I print on paper or cardstock?


I have a question about the rules, can you move after attacking some one if you still have more speed.

Speed only indicates how far you can move in a single turn. 

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What software did you use to make the art for the Keeyp

We used Adobe Illustrator, but you could use other vector software like Affinity Designer (cheaper) or Inkscape (free)

Thank you.

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Hello again....
I made a free sketch of a new character to make an update for TheKeeyp's expansion "Garden Games"

I would like to be part of the keeyp team :3 and work with us.




Hey I'm wonder what art software you use to make this art.



Thank you

Where can I contact to the owner of the art of the game?

To negotiate copyright permissions for art use, because I have a project and I liked this design.

btw: I Love this game so much!!!

The artist for The Keeyp also were the creators. Unfortunately, none of The Keeyp artwork and assets copyrights are available for sale.

Oh, okey...
Thank you so much for the answer :3

Is it possible to pay somehow with for example a Google play card? 

We're not aware of any way to pay with a Google play card. 

Why 7 dice?


1 to roll them all
6 for the Keeypling kings

But in all seriousness, you need 1 for rolling and 1 dice for each player.

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Hi, I am from India and trying to but this print and play edition however I have tried different cards and all of them got declined. I have checked my international transactions with my bank and all are good to go but I am still unable to make a purchase. Can you please help me with this?

Send an email to goodgis@firith.studio 

how do I print it out?


With a printer of course! Or you can find a professional printing service.
You can ask others in our Discord server: https://discord.gg/BhVRust
Check out #TheKeeyp text channel

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What font does "Keeyp" in the title use


he made his own he is a graphic designer


Does this pdf include the expansion?


We're planning on releasing some expansions later this year.

When and how do you play the ATK and DEF cards? I wasn't able to find that in the instructions.



Attacking happens after the key is found. When someone lands on a space that is already occupied by someone else they enter into battle. This is when you would use ATK if attacking and DEF if defending. We like to hide all our items and flip at the same time, that way no one knows who is using what. It is up to whoever is playing as long as everyone does the same thing. Some people play that the attacking player has to show the weapon first.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Bread 🍞 


Hello ! You're game is so cool and unique ! It have alot of potential. I bet the expansions that you mentioned in your videos will be as such.

But I'm French and some cards explanations aren't that clear on how you can uses them.

Here are the ones I got problems with:

1) What does Blue Jazz power do ? (It's to hard for me to translate / understand)

2) What does Hat-Nip power do ? (It's to hard for me to translate / understand)

3) Does Shieldon use the "DEF" points of shields items as "ATK" points ?

4) What are all the situations where I can use a "Not an apple" ? Can I use it :

  • at the start of my turn,
  • after I mooved my keepling some tiles,
  • at the end of my turn,
  • at the start of a fight,
  • at the end of a fight ...

5) At the start of a fight, who can use an item first ? The attackant or the deffender ? I think that the attackant must choose first and then the player that is defending. Is it like that ?

Thank you in advance for answering my numerous questions ! :)

I am glad you enjoy the game!

1) Blue Jazz attacks from a distance. He does not have to be on the same space as someone to attack them. And the further away he is the higher his ATK is. 

2) Hat-Nip can move two of the tiles by swapping their position with one another. But it cannot break the dungeon into two sections. So the two tiles have to be on the outer edge of the map.

3) Yes

4) you can only use food items at the start of your turn

5) it is truly up to whoever is playing as long as everyone does the same thing. We like to hide all our items and flip at the same time, that way no one knows who is using what.

Thanks for playing!

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Hey, does passing a chest count as landing on it? For example, if a chest is right in front of me and I move two spaces instead of one meaning my player is behind the chest, I passed by the chest while going behind it. Does that mean I can draw an item? Also, can you draw an item from the same chest twice? Like, you get an item from a chest, move on to somewhere else, and then a few turns later you go back, does that mean you get to draw another item? And if a player gets an item from a chest, can other players also get an item from that same chest? I'd like to know everything about how chest and obtaining items works, because it seems strange that there are so many items and that there is an item maximum that you can hold and that it says in the rulebook what to do if the item pile runs out, and there only being a few chest tiles that you can print.

Does passing spike/slime count as landing on the spike/slime or is it just like if you end your turn on a spike or slime, on your next turn you roll the die?

And does the blue jazz's ranged attack ignore defense or not

Does blue jazz's ability add onto it's current attack? Blue jazz has 1 atk, if someone is 5 tiles away from you and you shoot, do you deal 6 damage because 5 + 1 is 6?

Does Big Look's ability only activate when it moves onto an empty space or does it activate whenever, and does it get to put the tile card it gets on any empty space it wants?

Can you get a key from a chest?

Does Klepto-mari's turn end when it uses its steal ability or can it still use its speed to get away?

Can Slip Kid use its ability at any time or only at the start of its turn? Can it walk and THEN use its ability?

Can you use an ability and item on the same turn and if so, in what order?

Are surprise tiles only found once per game or do they go back into the tile pile after used

What does the Switch item do? Does it let you turn into another keeypling, and if so, does it restore your health to 6? Or does it swap your position with another player? Do you become another player and if so, does it turn your health to the player you swap into?


For your question about chests: you have to land on a chest tile to pick an item. Meaning you stop moving to get an item and cannot use any remaining SPD that turn. Chests can be used as many times as you like. And for the items once they run out it is up to you whether you shuffle and reuse or choose to run out of items.

Spikes/slime: every time you leave one of these tiles you roll. Whether you start your turn in one or are just passing through. 

Blue jazz does not ignore DEF stat. And yes I’m that example he would have 6 ATK. 

Big look’s ability activated when you are drawing a new tile. You can choose to draw three instead on one and pick your favorite to put in that space.

The key can only be attained from the key tile or by beating someone in combat.

Klepto can still use speed with his ability. (He is my favorite character)

Slip kid’s ability is his SPD for that turn. So you can either use your SPD or slide in a straight line.

For an item and ability at the same time: Depends on the Keeypling. Some abilities are used during combat or when drawing cards. But in general if the rules don’t say you can’t do it, then go for it! Makes it interesting.

Surprise tiles are only meant to be found once, but you can always shuffle them back in for more surprises if you like.

The switch item is treated the same as if you were swapping Keeyplings on the start tile. You keep the HP you currently have. And you would just be swapping between the two Keeyplings you have.

Hope this helps, I’m not usually on itch that much, but when I saw these questions I thought I’d respond.

Bread 🍞 

can u add stuff like tuff toof or sheldon or the garden games expansion pack?


Yeah, definitely! We haven't gotten around to it yet, but don't worry!

Thank you very much!


For Hat-Nip what does outside tiles mean?


A tile that isn’t surrounded. On the outside of the map.

Hola el juego es de un creador llamado Godgis si quieres ir a apoyarlo ve a su canal de Youtube es de habla inglesa y ahí aclara varias cosas del juego

¡Muchas gracias!


Hi! I've recently just discovered this game. I really like the mechanics of the game. tile-laying games are one of my favorites--never the same game twice. Just wanna ask what app or program you use in designing/creating the art for The Keeyps? I'd really like to try it out. Your designs are so pleasing to the eyes and I was wondering if I could do that kind of art too. Thanks! And more power to you guys! :D


Thanks! We used Adobe Illustrator to make this artwork, but you could use  a free and open source program like Inkscape to create similar artwork.


Rule Questions

  • If two players are in combat is it just one round and then their turn is over, and does the attacked player can run away or do they have to fight?.
  • Is a round = Moment + placing a tile. Do you always place a tile at the end of your turn?
  • If a player has the key and dies does it go to the winner of the combat? Or back ton the key tile?

1. It's 1 round of combat so they both get a turn to fight.
2. You only place a tile if you move off into an empty space.
3. Key goes to the winner.


thanks so much the we were placing a tile every time and it seems like it was moving way to fast 🤣

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Hello! I own the physical version, and i just need a template for making custom cards. could you supply a template please?

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Love the game concept. I want to know I am buying print and play version and i from india. So I am paying INR to USD so how much tax i want to pay for this.

The game is extremely affordable. Especially now that it's on sale.

Thank you so very much ❤️

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How long is the sale on for

Hey Jesse! For a couple more days.


Question: are there going to be translations available for this? Maybe if you provide vector PDFs we can do it, so you do not have to. :)

What language would you like to see?

Spanish, basically. I am from Perú, so it would be great to also be able to play with someone who does not understand english very well. :)

Italian will be really appreciated too :)

Portuguese, I am from Brazil and my family dont realy know inglish

Is french possible ? I kinda didn't uderstand Blue Jazz and Hat-Nip power.


Love the Keeyp and I’m so happy to finally have my hands on the game! I saw the video on it but it was too late for me to participate in the Kickstarter so the print and play was a great alternative.

Just curious though, are there any plans to make a print and play version of that Garden Games expansion that seems to have been available at one time? I’d absolutely love to get my hands on it for some more gameplay variations. 

Thanks for the support!

We'll probably add the expansions to Print & Play Edition around Q1 of next year.

Will there be more than one expansion or only Garden Games?

Maybe more than Garden Games!


I received the pdfs though kickstarter and was attempting to cut and engrave the tiles into wood with a lasercutter. I noticed the pdf essentially just contains pixel images and was wondering if it would be possible to get vector graphics of the black and white version.

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It's possible to convert raster to vector with programs like Adobe Illustrator, but we'll look into it.

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