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!

New places, new resources…

Busy an aside to let you know before the weekly update of a few changes.

1. we’ve finalised and released Emotions to our Patreon subscribers.

2. We’ve changed the Patreon to monthly early access to reflect more our business model.

3. Weve also opened a new store on TES (Times Educational Supliment) to reflect some of the other games and materials that we have been working on, especially during Summer break. You can check it out below!

Thanks all!

Summer Shutdown

Morning all!

Those of you who follow this blog know that as a teacher the bulk of my playtesting is done with my students in a school club at lunchtimes and after school. Well today is the last day of the Summer term!

What this means is that you’ll see a change in the weekly schedule as there isn’t likely to be any playtests – however that doesn’t mean that work stops! We’ve got a few things lined up in the pipeline including :

Will link to these as they come out above 👍

Keep up the good work all – have a great Summer break!

Thursday Roundup: 06th July 2017

Playtesting this week :

Tatorship by MakerofGames

This week we have started looking into a guest card game called Tatorship – a competitive game where players fight to become the first (or best) dictator, with a cute potato theme. We got the rules down pat so will let you know how the full game pans out next week!

Sins of Satan / Demon Controller 0.8

Name change and update this week, so testing for the newer edition. Have also created a tile based quick version which is being printed off and will be on the list of things needing playtesting!

We’ve playtested it 4 times for far this week with an equal amount of Demon to Good wins which is looking positive so far!

Also played a couple of rounds of SS Sandbrook 0.7 to get us ready for the new printed version of 0.8a’s arrival in the post – currently residing somewhere in Russia lol. We learnt that fun is good and there should be more of it.

See you all later!

Due for testing…
SS Sandbrook v.0.8a: Have ordered professionally printed version, due to arrive around the 20th, which is the day the club closes for Summer (of course!)

Snollygoster, by Mr.Lovens. printed, awaiting playtest.

Human Hunting; by Iceaxe games, printed, awaiting playtest.

Want our games as soon as they are released? Want to play this and other games right now? Want to help our tabletop club stay open and provide free educational and mental health games to local schools?  Check out our Patreon page! It makes a massive difference to our members!

Thursday Roundup: 29th June 2017

Playtesting this week :

Not much to report this week! Between not being in and playing Munchkin there isn’t much to report, so just a quick summary today.

Emotions 0.3 – Mechanics work well, playtesting it some more but waiting for artwork to print out 0.4. There’s some new cards added in the next version so that will need playtesting in the next few weeks when it’s ready. It’s a simple mix and match so shouldn’t need much playtesting to bring to 1.0.

Village Life (alpha 0.3/0.4)- Board game; Explore, Expand, Elect.  

Only one proper playtest this week so not much to add! 

Heist! 0.4

New version of Heist! Has been made with an additional character, and some balancing. Playtesting this week has focused on balance, with the Mastermind winning one more time than the Investigator – at 6 wins to 5. 

We look next to playtesting the new character in the coming weeks, this also changes around the amount of cards per character so will be interesting to see how this version plays out.

Have also started collating the playtesting win resukts using ScorePal -let me know what you think of this app in the comments below!

Due for testing…

SS Sandbrook v.0.8b; looking to print it out professionally. Players are currently regularly playing version 7 – but doesn’t need playtesting any more.

Snollygoster, by Mr.Lovens. printed, awaiting playtest. Still – sorry!

Human Hunting; by Iceaxe games, printed, awaiting playtest. Still!!

Want our games as soon as they are released? Want to play this and other games right now? Want to help our tabletop club stay open and provide free educational and mental health games to local schools?  Check out our Patreon page! It makes a massive difference to our members!