Tinker Tactics

Tinker Tactics is a free, abstract microgame for 2 or 4 players and takes around 5-10 minutes to play.

To see how it’s played, watch this video (if it doesn’t load, click here to go directly to YouTube)

If you’d like to make your own set of cards, Print and Play files can be found here: Tinker Tactic Cards


  • 1D8, 2D6, 2D4
  • Each player rolls dice but hides them from opponent
  •  Each player announces score. All players adjust dice to match the highest score (except highest scorer)
  • All players arrange dice as they wish on their board
  • Players reveal and connect board to each other
  • Players take it in turn to move each die. Die move the same number of spaces as pips on the die
  • They can move across filled spaces but must land on empty space
  • Dice cannot move diagonally, nor are diagonally situated dice affected by enemy dice
  • Any enemy dice adjacent reduce number on die by 1
  • Any dice reduced to 0 are removed from the board
  • A player is eliminated from the game when they have only 1 die left
  • The last player remaining is the winner

There is also a 4-player variant:


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