• TT#21 – New Music, Ghostel is coming and Spreading the Love!

    http://media.blubrry.com/talkingtinkerbots/p/tinkerbotgames.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/Talking_Tinkerbots_Ep_21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:07 — 8.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this short and sweet episode Bevan is going solo! There’s a quick set of updates of all that happening on the upcoming Ghostel…

  • Ghostel Kickstarter live date announced

    Hey folks! So things are really hotting up on the Ghostel Kickstarter campaign and I just wanted to give you guys and gals an update. So the big question is: When will we be going live? Well, the campaign itself…

  • Ghostel Design Blog 4 – Stacking the deck

    Hi all! For this week’s article, I’d like to discuss the use of variable difficulty on the human visitor cards used to occupy the ghost house. Right at the beginning of Ghostel’s development, I always intended there to be different…

  • Ghostel Design Blog 3 – The Phobias

    This week I thought I’d look at one of the more thematic elements of Ghostel; the Phobias. Update: Since the writing of this blog, the Phobias have been renamed as scare tactics. The Phobias started as an evolution of the…

  • Ghostel Design Blog 2 – Scoring Big

    This week I’d like to look at the mechanics used for scoring points. For those who haven’t had a go at Ghostel, players roll dice at the start of each night to determine how scary they are. The players then…

  • 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…

  • Is Tabletopia the future of tabletop gaming?

    Some exciting news from the world of tabletop gaming. A new digital board game client has come onto the scene, boasting all manner of features and a slick 3D presentation as of yet unseen in the industry.

  • Where the blog have we been! Oh yeah…

    Hello Tinkerbot Fans! I’m afraid I’ve been away from this blog for far too long, and I can only apologise for slacking off. To tell the truth, the last few months have been pretty manic. I took over full time…

  • Board Game Design Hack – A Review

    On Friday 12th June, Tinkerbot Games held it’s first Design Hack at the Katiwok Restaurant in Cardiff. For the full details of what a ‘design hack’ is then check out this link, but in a nutshell a Hack is a short…