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OBACHAN PANIC is a roleplaying game where neurotic grandmas & aunties save the world—and look good doing it!

Everyone has one: a wonderfully quirky, slightly naggy grandma (or aunty). But little did you know that they saved your home and country countless times from alien invasions, government conspiracies, untold monsters, the singularity, economic collapse and deflated soufflés—AND made it home in time to make you that casserole you like.

 Beloved by tabletop designers and celebs and featured by Kickstarter as one of the hits of Zinequest #1, Obachan Panic! is MONSTER OF THE WEEK x MONSTERHEARTS, but with adorable grannies and aunties, wrapped in neuroses and served with a side of chicken soup and weaponized guilt.

  • Simple storygame rules (Powered by the Apocalypse)
  • Arts & craft character creations - comes with standees you can cut and color!
  • Lots of "Build your own obachan" random tables - including what's in your purse!
  • Act out by triggering your inner obachan (ie. why you never call? unmarried young people!) and use your neuroses to activate your OBACHAN SUPERPOWERS (ie. thousand yard death stare, summoning Marie Kondo)
  • Gossip mechanic that helps give newer players a way to help craft the story
  • Available as PDF download or limited edition risograph print zine (comes with character sheets and standees!)
  • Art created by Oddsbod (Electric Bastionland) from real grandmas and aunties from our backers! 


Buy Now$9.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Obachan Panic.zip 78 MB


Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.


  • Limited edition print copy with hot pink and purple risograph inks that will melt your eyes!
  • Includes printed cardstock standees of obachan character art that you can cut and color!
  • Plus a print character sheet and superpower moves sheet + PDFs (of course)
  • Comes in a pretty pink, custom printed envelope, lovingly shipped by my real mom
  • Signed by the creator!
  • Note: For some international locations, we may contact you for additional shipping, although it's unlikely as it's priced in

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This game came into my life a few hours before I got word that one of my uncles died. Thank you for understanding how awesome aunties are, for embracing their foibles with warmth and gusto. Thank you for Gossip and Purse. Thank you for giving me +1 forward on a hard day.

This game was literally made for my grandma's birthday and she proudly walks around with a copy in her purse (she is the one holding the baseball bat). And my mom does all the mailings. In short, Obachan pride! :D I'm so glad to hear this helps even just a little bit. This greatly motivates me to finish one of my incomplete stretchgoals, which was the Ojichan (uncle) character class.

This game is unapologetically fun: how many RPGs do you know where you get to play a badass grandmother and save the world while doing it?

The game's not only fun, however, it's also very well done with short but on-point GM advice, sample adventures and advice on how to create others and a lot of playing advice, including my favorite part: the GM is always in character!

Thanks so much! GM = grandma master, who is always in character from the moment you welcome guests into your home to play and serve up some tea, the gossip begins!