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You are a pastry in a cozy café. 

You can feel yourself slowly becoming stale.


Inspired by Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller, You are a Muffin is a cozy solo journaling game from Exeunt Press, creator of the ENNIE-nominated Exclusion Zone Botanist.

Unlike most games where you are playing the role of another person, in You are a Muffin you are a pastry in a cozy café or coffee shop. Each customer will place an order, and perhaps take a seat to stay a while. There’s a chance that they might choose you as their snack, but that’s fine. After all, that’s why you were made.

This 22-page solo journaling game includes:

  • Recommended music while playing
  • Character creation rules
  • Six different pastry types to choose (not just muffins)
  • Mechanism for slowly becoming stale
  • Questions and prompts for describing customers
  • Character sheet

Make a cup of coffee or tea, put on some music, grab a pen and enjoy.

Get it in print

You are a Muffin is now available as a high quality printed zine! Get this game and other at the Exeunt Press Shop.

Watch it played

1UP RPG has posted some videos of his playthrough of You are a Muffin on Instagram (Intro, First Customer, Turn 3) and TikTok. His videos also include charming little sketches.

If you'd like to share your playthroughs, please tag them #MuffinRPG or send me a message.


"Beautifully creative and strangely evocative. I never knew how peaceful it could be to be a cheesy scone in a cozy cafe. Wonderful layout and easy to pick up rules. Excellent game!" -- brandontlee

"Wholesome, fun and heartwarming." -- IreneStormcrow

Similar games

If you enjoy thematic solo games like You are a Muffin, you might also like:

  • Exclusion Zone Botanist: An ENNIE-nominated solo drawing hex crawl game. Explore a dark forest, documenting the flora. Get out before it corrupts you.
  • Eleventh Beast: A solo monster hunting game set in 1746 London. Investigate rumors. Learn its secrets. Hunt the Beast.


CW: Loneliness, Phagophobia

As a solo game, You are a Muffin is obviously intended to be played alone.  If you are struggling with feelings of loneliness or feeling isolated, help is available. 

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Updated 28 days ago
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
AuthorExeunt Press
GenreRole Playing
Tagschill, coffee, GM-Less, journaling, Singleplayer, solo, Solo RPG, solorpg, Tabletop
Average sessionAbout an hour


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

EXEUNT - You are a Muffin - Character Sheet.pdf 449 kB
EXEUNT - You are a Muffin - Spreads.pdf 39 MB
EXEUNT - You are a Muffin - Pages.pdf 40 MB

Download demo

EXEUNT - You are a Muffin - Character Sheet DEMO.pdf 449 kB