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.
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.
With the club closed for the summer not much to say!
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!
Hi all! Here’s our roundup of this week’s progress, an overview of what’s available and what’s coming soon.
What’s available to download or order now?
Free for anyone
Pocket Munch: see here
Let’s Photograph: see here
Free to Patrons
Cat Academy Micro Battle 0.8: a wallet game version of Cat Academy, see below.
The Lowest Bidder 1.0: a simple wallet card game where player’s compete to sell their products.
SS Sandbrook 0.7 print and play, see below
Sandbrook Heist Alpha 0.2, see below
Cat Academy Beta 0.7, see below
Don’t forget Patrons are only charged when a full, complete card or board game is released not every month, and it doesn’t cost you a penny to sign up!
What have we been working on this week?
Village Life: currently working on prototype 3, an economy game designed for teenagers, but with a complexity that adults will also enjoy. We have been Playtesting version II this week and the players are enjoying it, but the economy needs a little tweaking to make it more enjoyable. Playtime currently between 30 minutes to an hour. More info here, and here.
Game mechanics: 0.4
Rules and rulebook: 0.4
SS Sandbrook: A social deduction card game for 3- 9 players. Version 0.7 has been playtested fully and we are now finalising version 0.8 for printing. We hope to have this as the first finished release to Patrons in the next month or so. An expansion is also currently on hold at 0.3 whilst we complete the main game. More info here and here.
Game mechanics: 0.8
Rules and rulebook: 0.6
Sandbrook Heist! A quick social deduction card game. Currently playtesting version 0.2 with an update to 0.3 in the pipeline.
Game mechanics: 0.5
Rules and rulebook: 0.3
Unnamed kid’s matching game, basic emotional vocabulary. Idea stage. To be used in schools / young parents. Likely to be released free to Patrons.
What’s also in the pipeline?
Current progress of all games not mentioned above:
Cat Academy Battle: 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.
Version number: 0.7
Game mechanics: 0.7
Rules and rulebook: 0.5
Evolve! A new 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.
Sins of Satan: My own card game based on “Secret Hitler”, where players try to to promote virtues and stop Satan from playing Sin cards. More info here. A quicker play through designed for a younger audience.
Version number: 0.7
Game mechanics: 0.7
Rules and rulebook: 0.7
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.
Game mechanics: How close we are to having the mechanics tested and set in stone
Artwork: How much artwork we have completed for the game, usually the final part.
Rules and rulebook: How much the rules are set and the rulebook written and edited.
Costings: How far we have cost/benefited the game and considered publishing costs etc.
0.0 – 0.4: Game/area 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? Please let us know in the comments below!