• 5th Street Games declares bankruptcy

    So last week I got the sad news that 5th Street Games has had to file for Bankruptcy. As a big user of Kickstarter for funding their game production, this has led to several projects entering the zone of no fulfilment.…

  • What is a Board Game Design Hack?

    Ok, so you’re probably at this page because you’e wondering what a board game design hack is. Here’s the general idea: What’s a design hack? A design hack is an event where like-minded people get together to share ideas, discuss…

  • Kanzume Goddess – What can it teach?

    This weekend was one of those rare ones where the schedules amongst my gaming friends matched up and we were able to get together Saturday for some tabletop cardboard-based hijinks. Amongst the great games we played (Ticket to Ride, Risk…

  • Intuition in gameplay and design

    This week I’d like to talk about an article from my new board game design go-to book, the Kobold Guide. In this article, Rob Daviau (designer and co-designer of Risk 2219 A.D., Heroscape, Axis & Allies:Pacific, Risk Legacy, SeaFall and…

  • A first look at Wyrm Farm and making a game fun

    Hi folks! By now you’ve probably guessed I like a board game or two, and if you’re reading this you also know we at Tinkerbots are aspiring to become published game designers ourselves. We have a couple of titles getting…

  • TT #12 – Sorry Huw, Being on The Dice Tower and a Board Game Cafe

    http://media.blubrry.com/talkingtinkerbots/p/tinkerbotgames.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/Talking_Tinkerbots_Ep_12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:40 — 30.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn episode 12 of Talking Tinkerbots: 0:30 – Feedback and follow-up about The Game Crafter’s Crowd Sales system 7:15 – We were on The Dice…