Junk Nest City (2019);

Junk Nest City is a one-session tabletop heist and decoration game for 4-10 players. You play as a family of tiny borrowers living in a big human home, who have to find objects and decorate their nest without being caught by the humans.

Although playing the game is cute and chaotic (with a musical chairs feel) Junk Nest City also digs into themes of object-hood, trash, permanence, and preciousness. It is played with real objects inside of a real home, and explores the relationships that people build with their things.

The printable PDF of the 8-page playbook is available for any donation including free on itch.io or DriveThruRPG.
4 little sprites carrying small objects

screenshots of the setup from the playbook little borrower sprites on a desk