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?

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Playtesting

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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!


Sunday Progress Update: 30th July 2017

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

What have we been working on and playtesting this week?

Emotions version 1.0 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. We are currently looking into ways of making it more widely available.

Patreon changes to early access

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! Consider joining us here and get early access and discounts on our games, resources etc.

New Educational games: GCSE Keywords Dominoes and flashcards.

We recently created a set of GCSE RS Dominoes and flashcards available on the TES store. I am hoping to expand these out to other subjects, especially to expand our mental health reach like with Emotions. These are currently available here.

Any profit from this store will go to creating further resources and providing them to schools as with the Patreon.

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Instagram and Facebook initialisation
Have opened a page on facebook and an Instagram

Playtesting

End of Summer Term! Playtesting on hold in the club until September.

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!

$5/20 Early Access for August: 

SS Sandbrook latest pre 1.0 version print and play, see below

Sandbrook Heist Alpha

Cat Academy Beta

Village Life 0.5

Sins of Satan Beta


Current progress of all games not mentioned above:

Betas

Village Life 0.5: Explore, Expand, Elect. 

Village life printed pieces

Latest printed version

New updates to the artwork shown below:

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Latest tile artwork

How to play here!

We have been working on ideas for expansions too! – see 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. Will put up photos when it arrives in the post!

More info here. A quicker playthrough designed for a younger audience.

0.8 available to download to Patrons!

Picture of all the demon controller cards showing virtues and sins

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! A 3 round board game where players build up their plant and animals over 3 seperate rounds. Taking on a different plant/animal each time with winner takes (eats?) all. Printed but not Playtesting due to time restraints. Pre-alpha stage.

Tranquility Station: Players arrive, job cards in hand to their first job on a space station. Chaos ensues as traitors, aliens and viruses spread through the ship. Board game for up to 8 players. More info here. Pre-alpha stage. Check it out on TTS here, but it is unfortunately not feature complete…


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!

Emotions Colouring Book
Emotions Colou…
How do you feel today?
By Simon Palmer
Photo book

Emotions public release!

Hi all, checking in before the weekly update to tell you some exciting news!

We’ve been working hard and have finally released Emotions 1.0 as our first release!

Download is available on the TES store (as its predominately an educational game) but we are also using Patreon and personal money to professionally print it for local students in our West London schools.

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Cards are available in both 72 card game version or 52 card version which includes the game plus poker lettering (2-10,JQKA). Let us know if you need a professionally printed copy!

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We’ve also been hard at work updating Village Life to 0.5 and beyond! 0.3D is available to all Patrons to download but the latest 0.5 version is available to $5 and higher Patrons for the next month as an early access bonus. Get involved with out new Instagram @harlegames or find us on Facebook for more information.

Village life cards online

Want to help provide educational resources to local schools and help run a tabletop club for students to design, create and play games as a daily activity? Join our patreon today!

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!

Game Jam Challenge 1: Winner!

Game Jams are a way of coming up with new games with a set theme or mechanic. Each fortnight a new GameJam will be posted with my own ideas here. Sometimes I will also be reviewing others’ ideas.

This page will be updated as the idea progresses…

This week’s Game Jam: Music, 30 mins

Due: 26th July 2017

Initial idea:

Party game variant, with mechanics similar to games such as ‘snake oil’.

Players recieve a card each from the deck, initial deck will be a mini game of 18-24 cards.

Card backs have a place eg “disco”, “pirate ship”, “rollercoaster” etc.

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Music needed for a haunted house – apply within!

Card fronts have types of music eg “rock”, “jazz”, “Irish jig”.

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Ad jingles or wedding music? Difficult to argue this one!

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Kpop or Gospel? For a haunted house?

Players each receive one card each. The starting player states that they need music for a “place”. Players then chose one option from the back of their card and must argue that their type of music is the best fit.

The starting player then choses a winner, who keeps the place card as a “point”. First player to get three place cards is the winner.

Prototype:

Check it out here!

Have a play on Table Top Simulator here!

Final Jam Result:

Winner! In the best possible way – by default! Huzzah! But really that’s a naff way to win lol

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Game Jam Rules:

Jams will run for 2 weeks with a theme as the starting point.

Must be playable in either a Print and Play or an online medium (Tabletop Simulator, Roll 20, etc)

Must have some sort of rules sheet

Must follow the theme of the contest and time requirement

Must be submitted before the deadline

Winners will be determined by popular vote and will be given a special tag in the server until they are overthrown

Want to see the other entries? Join the Tabletop Collaboration Discord