Great Games and Good Eating for April

Five days into April and we’ve already had scorching sun and hailstones! The seasons are definitely changing and I’ve started to think about when to plant out the seedlings that have been growing quietly inside, so this month’s post is inspired by the seasons and growth.

TT#22 – A look back to 2015, a look forward to 2016 and the 2015 TT quiz! Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:20 — 56.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThe whole gang is back! We have a look at the awesome year of gaming that was 2015, Bevan puts Gino and Tony through their paces with a 3 round quiz on the industry in 2015 and we finish […]

Damage Orbs! (Board Games Anagrams)

Can you figure out all 10 board game anagrams? Hey folks, how about a bit of light fun today? Below you’ll find 10 board game anagrams, how many can you solve without looking it up? (click on the anagram to reveal the answer)

Ghostel Design Blog 1 – Why a ghost game?

For the first blog piece, I thought I’d start at the very beginning: why a ghost game? Well, in a bizarre twist, it was actually the mechanics of Ghostel that I designed first, with the idea of a haunted house just kind of wrapping neatly around them. So where did the mechanics come from? Well, […]

TT #18 – Hate Mail, Bananas & Interviewing Cool People Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:28 — 48.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS0:08 – We read out hate mail 2:40 – Tiger-grrs 3:30 – Bananas 7:15 – The UK Games Expo review 20:00 – XCOM competition winner! 23:20 – Tinkerbot Spanner of Approval 25:18 – John Robertson of The Dark Room interview 30:35 – […]

Oh My Gods! – Reviewed by Bevan Clatworthy

POSITIVES A light game with more depth of strategy than you would expect in a small game Tight and efficient mechanics mean no holes in the rules, smooth gameplay easy learning NEGATIVES Some god cards are more powerful than others, so a rare bad draw may leave you behind the other players The artwork has […]

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 new concepts and have an opportunity to practise their design skills. We’ll be taking this […]

TT #13 – Aether Magic: An interview with Jeff and Lee of Happy Mitten Games (inc the Jumanji Question!) Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:12:50 — 66.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn episode 13 of Talking Tinkerbots Gino and Bevan interview Jeff and Lee from Happy Mitten Games about their experiences so far in their Kickstarter campaign Aether Magic. We discuss: A secret campaign update! Hear it here first! Asking […]