October Release

wp-image-638129599Thank you for all your ongoing support this month!! Its been incredibly busy start to the new academic year, but with your help we are able to continue making new educational materials including a Mood Journal for our students, especially those with mental health issues. We are also playtesting a huge number of games every day to get them ready for you to download.

You will find your free monthly release download on the Patreon page

This month’s release:

Strazenhorn Museum Collection – A fun auction game for up to 6 players. Take the role of art collector and auctioneer in a quick little game. You will need coins or paper to track money. Make sets of Japanese artwork for the Museum to win- but be careful, sneaky players may try and outbid you. Keep an eye on your funds!

We are also looking to update this with a new game style in the near future when it has been fully tested. Keep tuned!

Other resources;  Published/Ebooks:

Mood Journals available to download as an ebook or purchase in book form at the below links:

TES Ebook
Amazon Link
Lulu Link
Blurb Link

Emotions colouring books to support the release of Emotions Card game from last month:
Literacy book Link
Colouring Book Link
You can also find them on Amazon.

Thank you to all our supporters on Patreon, TES, Instagram and WordPress – with your support we are able to keep our tabletop club open and create educational and support materials for our students.

Where does the money go?
Income from Patreon and our online shops goes directly into keeping the tabletop club running for students that would otherwise have nowhere else to go at lunchtimes and after school. It also goes into printing and making resources for our students to play, as well as materials for mental health and education in local schools.

Specifically so far we have:
Professionally Printed Emotions colouring and literacy books as well as a number of mood journals for our partner schools and students with mental health issues.
Professionally printed Emotions playing cards for SEN and EAL students in our partner schools
– Created and provided free educational games and materials to our local school.
Created and made available multiple print and play games and a number of smaller scale games all for free to the public.
Supported between 15 and 25 students every lunchtime and after school most days for the past school year with a safe, supportative and fun place to go.

Want to help buy dont want to sign up to anything? Check out our ebooks and educational materials on TES or check out the link below.

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Challenge: Day 29/30

Day 28 of the 30 days, 30 ideas challenge where I create 30 ideas for games over the next 30 days. See other days here.

Neko Punch!

Game type: card game, 1-4 players, kids

Length: 5 mins / round

Idea:

Players pick cards to get the best set of cards until the cat attacks them!

Game themed on playing with a cat until it punches / attacks you.

Stroke cards: 1 point

Tickets cards: 3 points

Scratch belly cards: 5 points

Neko punch, card game idea

Neko punch!!

Fancy helping our tabletop club survive? Want to help us make more games and receive them when they are completed? Check out our Patreon page! It really helps to fund the club!

 

Pocket Munch – Print and Play

Hi all!

I made today’s challenge into a little print and play for you to have a look at – a little (very) silly game for a slow Saturday!

Pocket munch, can you match 4 the first?

Enjoy!

You can find the Challenge here

You can download the Print and Play here: Pocket Munch Print and Play 1.1

Just a quick one here! Simply match 4 cards the same colour first by taking from the deck or taking a random one from another player. Game ends when all players have 4 cards.

*Updated to 1.1* 16/06/2017

Fancy helping our tabletop club provide free games and a safe space for disadvantaged students? Want to help us make more games? Check out our Patreon page! It really helps to fund the club!

Challenge: Day 27/30

Day 26 of the 30 days, 30 ideas challenge where I create 30 ideas for games over the next 30 days. See other days here.

Salad wars

Now a silly prototype!

Game type: card game, 1-4 players, kids

Length: 5 mins / round

Idea:

A mini game where players have to match 4 cards together to get the winning set. 

Four types of cards – salad, meat, cooked meals, animals (herbivore, carnivore, human/omnivore).

Players get points by matching all the same, all different, with a bonus if they also have the correct animals.

Winning combos in order:

3 of the same with the correct animal

3 of the same without the correct animal

2 the same with the correct animal… Etc

Order of play is:

Deck is placed on table. 

Players pick up one card each turn either from the deck or from another player (randomly).

Players must discard a card if they have more than 4. 

If the deck runs out the discard is shuffled and makes a new deck.

Game ends when one player has a full set.

Alternative rules: game ends when all players have 4 cards.

Card ideas:

Salad – lettuce, leaves, potatoes

Meat – cow, sheep, pig

Cooked – hamburgers, cheese, cake

I was thinking of having cooked as unhealthy previously… Could also be omnivore to fit in with the theme, winner then would be omnivore + 3 different types of food (fruitivore??)

Fancy helping our tabletop club provide free games and a safe space for disadvantaged students? Want to get this and other games made up for you? Check out our Patreon page!

 

You don't win friends with salad!

You don’t win friends with salad!

Challenge: Day 26/30

Day 26 of the 30 days, 30 ideas challenge where I create 30 ideas for games over the next 30 days. See other days here.

Detention disaster!

Game type: card game, 2-6 players

Length: 15 mins

Idea:

Quick detention escaping game – one player is the teacher who has to look after a number of students trying to escape detention.

The student must work together to play cards that put the teacher to sleep or make them run away by doing pranks on them, with cards making pranks that can be linked together, such as making the teacher fall over onto a chair with a pin on it etc

Fun! (Except for the poor teacher!)M

Fancy helping our tabletop club provide free games and a safe space for disadvantaged students? Want to get this and other games made up for you? Check out our Patreon page!

Free Cards: Photography Cards – free Print and Play

Hi all!

Heres something I made some years ago and thought I would make into a print and play for anyone who wants to use them.

Once printed you should choose one randomly each day to encourage you to take a different kind of photograph each day (or several if you like!).

Wildlife photography of a deer

The cards also have a set of five different areas / types to photograph such as creative , landscape etc shots, that you can use to help find a good shot.

Photography helper card

The card back also remind you what the icons mean at any time – so go and take some good photos!

Let us know how you get on! You can download them for free here: Photography cards

You can also see the cards below:

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All photos and design used in the cards are my own, no stock here!

Fancy helping our tabletop club provide free games and a safe space for disadvantaged students? Want to get this and other games made up for you? Check out our Patreon page!

Free games:New wallet games for all Patrons

Two new mini wallet sized games are now available for free to our Patrons! They are:

  1. Cat Academy Micro Battle! – a quick play point scoring card game to get the best cat by building the best cards that fit your character.
  2. The Lowest Bidder – a fast paced social game where players have to make their pitch using the cards they are dealt, with hilarious consequences

If you are interested in following our upcoming releases, free wallet games or just help maintain our tabletop club for students, please visit our Patreon today.