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It's the late 2000s, school's out for summer, and you're headed out of town to stay with your grandparents in the idyllic Yorkshire village of Wymton-on-Tee. Your summer plans include exploring the countryside, and most importantly enjoying Grampy's famous chocolate chip cookies.... except that you're pretty sure that Vladimir Alucard, Grommy and Grampy's new neighbour is an evil bloodsucking vampire.

And none of the adults will believe you.

The Vampire Next Door is a roleplaying game for 3-7 players, intended for single-session or short form play. It's an homage to classic shows like Scooby Doo, Mona the Vampire, and Gravity Falls, where it's down to the kids to be smarter than the adults and save the day.

Not only does this game rest on a wonderful central concept, it's tied together with neat and intuitive mechanics, and genuinely fun writing and visual design which immerse you in impeccable 2000s vibes.


Purchasing this product gives you access to The Vampire Next Door provided in the following formats:

  • Fully formatted colour PDF, single pages
  • Fully formatted colour PDF, spreads
  • Plain text ePub
  • Plain text HTML
  • Plain text .docx
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(21 total ratings)
AuthorCat Elm
GenreRole Playing
TagsHalloween, nostalgia, Spooky, Tabletop role-playing game, Vampire
Average sessionA few hours
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer


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:

The Vampire Next Door - singles.pdf 13 MB
The Vampire Next Door - spreads.pdf 13 MB
The Vampire Next Door - simplified doc html.html 40 kB
The Vampire Next Door - simplified doc docx.docx 1 MB
The Vampire Next Door - simplified doc epub.epub 13 kB

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Just finised a playthrough of this run by a friend of mine. It was delightful, immersive, and very easy to learn and play. We played for a total of five hours and had fun using kid logic to solve problems, outfit ourselves with wild garlic and (probably) holy water, and managed to stop Vlad before he bit nice old Miss Florence!

Thanks for making this, it's great!


Innovative, flexible, super-cute, and really well-written! I was immediately taken back to the pulpy kids books I used to devour. 

Absolutely worth picking up, it's a ton of fun.


With a simple but highly flexible ruleset and incredibly strong theming The Vampire Next Door is a fantastic short roleplaying game. One of it's greatest strengths is it's immediately clear concept that will help even new roleplayers get into the setting and story. 

It also has brilliant layout that both displays the information well and helps communicate the intended vibe of the experience!

It's seriously worth picking up! 


One of my friends ran this game for us last month. I enjoyed the fact that character creation was super easy, and we had a lot of fun snooping around town trying to find clues. Finding four clues was a bit difficult to do in the four hours we had, but I think it serves as a great introduction to roleplaying for anyone who hasn't done it before.

Hello! And apologies for the delayed reply.

I'm so happy to hear you played this and had a good time! I definitely think a big part of the fun is the fairly simple rules and getting to play at snooping round and investigating things.

You're right that 4 pieces of evidence is probably a bit much for a single session game, I'll have a look at adding/amending that when I revise a few things.

Thank you for your feedback!