The 2015 Tinkerbots 5×12 Challenge

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Last year we had the 10×10 Board Game Challenge. The challenge was to pick 10 board games you want to play more of, and over the year 2014 play those games 10 times each. The purpose of the challenge was to encourage people to play more games over the year.

This year we decided we wanted to come up with a new challenge. We wanted it to somehow help the board game industry as well as be fun for us. The challenge we settled on was the Tinkerbots 5×12 Challenge.

The 5×12 challenge is simple. Each month of 2015 introduce 5 new people to board games. That’s it! 5 people per month (hence the x12)

We felt that introducing new people to board gaming is one of the best things we can do because:

  • It increases the number of people we can play games with
  • It increases the number of people who might go out and buy board games (thereby supporting our amazing FLGSs)
  • It shows more people the amazing new games out there (“Stop playing Monopoly and check this out”)

Why 5 people? Why not more or less? Well we asked around and the numbers each person felt they could manage varied quite a lot. We settled on 5 people as it’s a number that’s possible for most people so the challenge is accomplishable, but if you get more people in one month, great! Keep up the good work!

So what to do next? Go out there and spread the word!

  • Tell your regular board game friends about this challenge and see if they want to take part too (use the share buttons at the bottom of this page, it’s almost too easy)
  • Start introducing people to board games! Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

And tell us how you’re doing! Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us.


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