Happy Halloween – Spot The 10 Scary Things!

Happy Halloween everyone! For a bit of halloween fun, can you find all 10 of the spooky things hiding on the Ghostel box cover? Click the image to download a high-res version of the file and see if you can find: All Four Ghosts A Snake A Doll A Clown Face Three Spiders  

Ghostel Top 10 Family Game Celebration Sale!

To celebrate Ghostel being named in The Dice Tower’s Top 10 Family Games of 2017 by Tom Vasel, Tinkerbot Games are going to run a sale from now until the end of January! You can get Ghostel for a discounted price of £29 with FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE. So if you have a bit of Christmas […]

The Best Board Game Video Ever?

Greg Cornell has just released quite possible the most amazing board game video ever. It’s about Ghostel, so I might be slightly biased, but check it out! It’s stop motion and truly brilliant. The stop-motion ghosts …. just watch. (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEMkEZMzsJs&feature=youtu.be&a=)    

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 […]

Ghostel Expansion: Trick or Treaters, Families, Basements and New Ghosts

I was wrong. So very, very wrong. You see, after the campaign for Ghostel had ended, we at Tinkerbot Games had a sit-down and decided on what we should do next as a company. Bevan felt like we should expand Ghostel, offer new and exciting ways for players to enjoy the game, and add more […]

Ghostel Wins Family Silver Award 2017

Today the Imagination Games (IG) Awards were released and we’re very proud to announce that Ghostel was awarded a Silver Award for Family Games. Imagination Games used the following criteria for the Family Game category:   The key element of a good “family” game for us, is that everyone can play it… with everyone else… […]

S3E2 – How many players?!

http://media.blubrry.com/talkingtinkerbots/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/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