Sunday update 20th August 2017

Hi all,

Welcome to the weekly update where we’ll be showing progress on our free to play games available from our Patreon page, our playtesting updates and any other exciting news!

Firstly for August we have released two games, downloadable here. August is family friendly month so check out our cute new games attached to the August post.
Emotions cars and book shown

We are looking forward to Social Deduction September and are looking at releasing a firm Playtesting favourite “Mystery on the SS Sandbrook” – a game that’s been in development for over 2 years and playtested over 200 times! Download it from the Patreon (for free!) In our September post coming soon.
Two cards shown for the doctor, injure and kill

Playtesting

With the club closed for the summer not much to say!

Other

Interested in a physical copy if any of our upcoming board or card games? Let us know here. Thanks!

Good luck to all those recieving exam results this week!

We’re busy making new fun educational stuff too so check out our TES store too if you are a teacher!

Finally a massive thank you to Paul and everyone else helping us out by joining the Patreon by pledging a dollar or more! Every dollar we get each month helps to provide free resources and keep the tabletop club running as a space for kids to be safe and have fun. Keep up the good work!

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Sunday update 13th August 2017

Hi all,

Welcome to the new weekly update where we’ll be showing progress on our free to play games available from our Patreon page, our playtesting updates and any other exciting news!

Firstly we have released two games for August, downloadable here.

  • Emotions is a family friendly matching game designed for families with cute custom artwork made specifically for it.
  • Cat Academy is another family friendly game, but this time competitive with players trying to score the highest points before every player has 5 cards or more. With no way to discard except passing cards it can become frantic fun.

Emotions cars and book shown

A new poll is up ready for September for Patrons too, let us know what you would like to see released for September. Currently were looking at Social Deduction September and we’ve got an awesome game being finalised for it – Mystery on the SS Sandbrook – a game that’s been in development for over 2 years and playtested over 200 times.

Two cards shown for the doctor, injure and kill

Playtesting – as you may know the club is closed over the summer break so little playtesting gets done – however we have been playing Village Life on TableTopSim quite a bit this week, which is coming along well!

Interested in a physical copy if any of our upcoming board or card games? Let us know here. Thanks!

Finally a massive thank you to Paul for helping us out by joining the Patreon! Every dollar we get each month helps to provide free resources and keep the tabletop club running as a space for kids to be safe and have fun. Keep up the good work!

Mystery on the SS Sandbrook

Sneak peak at some of the characters in the upcoming free print to play game SS Sandbrook. A social deduction game currently in final editing ready for an Autumn release! Get this and others from our website!

An easy win for the cultists… Play three damage ship cards and you too can join Cthulu!

The doctor should really stick to his oath of healing…

August free ‘Print and Play’ details

Hi all – Here is your monthly update. Check back soon as we are completing Cat Academy as we speak so there will be at least two games released this month.
Check out the below for details on how to download:
August Download Post – Click Here
General Game / Company info -Click Here
August Print and Play Downloads:
Emotions 1.0 – All ages mix and match game with a cute theme and lots of replayability. Commisioned art. Check it out!
Check back for more updates soon as we are close to release on two games that have been in playtesting for over two years!
Game Jam:
Available Now: Graveyard Jazz; Music theme -a social mini game where players decide the best music to fit a place from whats available in their hand. (Game jam winner)
Available within 2 weeks: Cardinal’s Indulgences; fun social game about trying to get forgiveness for your terrible, terrible sins. Over 100 cards for replayability.

Other resources;

 

Published/Ebooks/Educational:
Emotions colouring books to support the release of Emotions Card game: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/8079677-emotions-colouring-and-literacy-bookhttp://www.blurb.co.uk/b/8084890-emotions-colouring-book
TableTopSim links:
A massive thanks to our Patrons; Chris, Howard, Andrew and Paul for supporting our ongoing work!!

Sunday Progress Update: 5th August 2017

Hi all! Here’s our roundup of this week’s progress, playtesting, what’s available and what’s coming soon. Stay tuned!

On Monday there will be a special update with free print and play downloads and further updates to our Patreon

What have we been doing this week?

Emotions version 1.0 card game, colouring and literacy books release.

Emotions has been released, a quick matching game for all ages with vocabulary descriptions and cute artwork. See here.

Emotions is available for download for all Patreon Subscribers or from the TES store. If you get it from the TES store you also get the eBook of the colouring book free!

Emotions Colouring book – Click here!

Update: Now available on Amazon! Check it out here!

Patreon changes to early access

We’re moving to a free print and play model as a company. More details to come soon but you’ll soon be seeing monthly completed downloadable games here on the site! Get your printers ready!

Please do consider signing up for even just $1 a month helps keep the tabletop club running as much as possible, especially during the autumn and winter months!

With the release of Emotions it makes sense to make some changes to our Patreon model. We’ve changed from a ‘pay at the end’ model to monthly. In practice this means I can budget any income for the club each month alongside any paid resources from the TES store into improving the club for our students as well as printing copies of our educational / mental health resources for local schools. Its not much at the moment but it all helps keep it running! Please do consider joining us on our quest here and get early access and discounts on our games, resources etc.

Instagram and Facebook initialisation

We have revently opened a page on facebook and an Instagram. Check us out and follow us for the latest information and updates!

Game Jam entry for next week:

Working on a silly adult game about sinners trying to get forgiveness from the Cardinal. Will be available to all when complete! Will you be forgiven or damned?

wp-image-1201112723I don’t think he’d like that!

Playtesting

wp-image-2061671481Tea and board games with the family

End of Summer Term! Playtesting on hold in the club until September. Though we did sneak in a couple of rounds of Village Life at home!

What’s available to download or order now?

Free for Anyone

Tabletop Simulator

Graveyard Jazz 1.0 – see here! (Also P&P)

Village life 0.5 on TTS – see here!

(Want to check out the original inspiration? The Regent: Check it out here!)

Cat Academy Battle! – Original version – see here!

Print and Play

Graveyard Jazz 1.0 – Details and download available for free here!

Let’s Photograph 1.0: Photography ideas cards – see here!

Pocket Munch 1.1: Silly quick and simple card game – see here!

Free to all Patrons (see changes above)

Cat Academy Micro Battle: a wallet game version of Cat Academy, see below.

The Lowest Bidder: a simple wallet card game where player’s compete to sell their products.

Emotions 1.0: see above!

Village Life 0.5 Print and play

$5+ Early Access for August: 

SS Sandbrook latest pre 1.0 version print and play

Sandbrook Heist Alpha

Cat Academy Beta

Sins of Satan Beta

Current progress of all games not mentioned above

Betas

Village Life 0.5: Explore, Expand, Elect. 

wp-image-962748501 Latest printed version. New version in the post!

How to play here!

Sins of Satan / Demon Controller: Beta 0.8b.

A social deduction game in the likes of Avalon, Secret Hitler, Warewolf etc. Players try to play either sins or virtues, with corresponding effects for each. There are more virtuous players than demons, and more virtue cards in the pack, but players need to work together if they are going to prevent the demons from winning and taking control.

There is also a new quick paced tile collection game in the works in the same theme. 

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0.8 available to download to Patrons!

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Demon Controller with the new artwork

SS Sandbrook 0.8a

A social deduction card game for 3- 9 players. More info here and here.

Sandbrook Heist! 0.4b

A quick social deduction card game. 0.4 updates and standardises the characters, makes the cat burglar more effective and introduces a final character “Herr Doctor”, a kind of evil doctor that can both harm and help the Mastermind.

Cat Academy Battle 0.7: a fun, fast mix and match game about getting the best Cat you can. Players match adjectives to their Cat cards to earn the most points they can in a round. In Battle! Mode, players also fight for their team – friendly or ferocious.

Other inventions!

Evolve! Pre-alpha stage.

Tranquility Station: More info here. Pre-alpha stage. Old TTS link.


A note on game versions, alphas, betas etc.

Alpha means it is in a playable state, but either untested or needs a lot of work.

Beta means it is playable and has been well playtested, but requires some additional work or finishing off.

Version number: How close we are to completing the game overall.
0.0 – 0.4: Game is in early stages.
0.4 – 0.7: Game has been well Playtesting but requires work.
0.8 – 0.9: Game is in the final stages of completion, usually lacking final editing, artwork etc.
1.0: Game is completed and released. “Free for all” games will have a blog entry with download. Others will be available to download through Patreon as completed.

Comments and suggestions? Want to see something not shown? Got an idea for a game you want making? Let us know in the comments below!


So we made a colouring book….

Hi all!

To celebrate the release of our newest educational game “Emotions’ weve also made a colouring book and magazine – go check it out! The book contains literacy tasks for children and the magazine is just for colouring in!
Edit: We’re working to get this out to more places soon so hopefully you’ll soon see it popping up in Amazon 👌👌


Emotions Colouring and Literacy Book

By Simon Palmer



Emotions Colouring Magazine

By Simon Palmer