S4E1 – Rob Daviau, Emma Larkins and Matt Leacock

https://media.blubrry.com/talkingtinkerbots/p/tinkerbotgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/S04E01-Talking-Tinkerbots.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download () | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSRob Daviau, Emma Larkins & Matt Leacock – Game Design & Pitching Panel Discussion Join host Gino from Tinkerbot Games as we hear from our panel of board game design experts as they share their insights and experiences about designing and pitching […]

Tinkerbot Games are launching the Helperbots Network!

Howdy! If you’re reading this, you’ve made the first step to becoming a Helperbot. The helperbots are a group of like-minded board gamers looking to join our little community and help out with play testing, conventions and other promotional work. Each time we have something exciting to do, the Helperbots will be offered a chance […]

399 Days of a Kickstarter Campaign – A Ghost Story

This infographic may be useful to people planning a board game Kickstarter campaign. For everyone else it’s an interesting look at the timeline for fulfilling a campaign like ours. On January 26th 2016 we launched the Kickstarter Campaign to produce our game Ghostel. We set ourselves a deadline of fulfilling all pledges by the end […]

S3E4: – Gino is missing, Bevan wipes a guest’s memory, and everyone learns 3 heads are better than one in a game design challenge.

http://media.blubrry.com/talkingtinkerbots/p/tinkerbotgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TT-Episode-4-Season-3-FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:44 — 39.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSBevan leads this podcast, introducing Mark and Eric from his designer play test group. We attempt the ten minute design challenge using themes and mechanics randomly generated by the excellent Boardgamizer website. Can we each come up with something […]

Post-Expo Breakdown for Small Exhibitors

Overview Tinkerbot Games is a small publisher with 3 members, none of whom work full time for the company. Everything we do is evenings and weekends. This year (2017) we had our first proper stand at the UK’s biggest board game convention, the UK Games Expo in the NEC in Birmingham. The following information is […]

S3E2 – How many players?!

http://media.blubrry.com/talkingtinkerbots/p/tinkerbotgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/TT-Episode-2-Season-3-FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:41 — 43.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSBevan and Gino on the podcast this time, talking about designing with regard to player counts in games. We espouse one of our favourite games in Show Me Yours, and Gino talks about the getting those funds after a […]

S3E1 – We’re Back! Season 3 Starts Here with special guest Mike Barnes

http://media.blubrry.com/talkingtinkerbots/p/tinkerbotgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Talking_Tinkerbots_Ep_27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:58 — 53.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSBevan and Gino host with special guest Mike Barnes from Who Dares Rolls. They discuss BGG ratings, Who Dares Rolls and Gino talks about the power of Thumbnails for Kickstarter Campaigns on our new section Getting Kicked!

Ghostel: A Post Kickstarter Campaign Analysis

This post is an analysis of some data from our Kickstarter campaign for Ghostel. It may be useful for future campaign creators. The information we’re going to discuss: Total Backers Total Pledged Average Pledge per Backer And this will be analysed in 3 different areas: Countries Source/Referral Pledge Levels

Ghostel Design Blog #6 – Breaking the rules with Spookie Favours

Hi there folks! For what is probably my last design blog piece for Ghostel, I wanted to look at the part of the game which gives the most variety to game play, the Spookie Favours. These are cards bought from The Ghost in the Attic during the Day Phase. Each one allows you to bend […]

Ghostel Design Blog 5 – The importance of turn order

For this week’s Ghostel blog piece, I’d like to look at the player order impact. A quick warning: this piece will talk a bit about the strategy of Ghostel and as such could be considered spoilers for those that like to learn as they play. If your that kind of player, I advise you to […]