32 episodes

Gino, Bevan and Tony talk about a variety of aspects of the board gaming industry including: Design, prototyping, events, guest interviews and more!

Talking Tinkerbots - A Board Game Podcast Tinkerbot Games

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Gino, Bevan and Tony talk about a variety of aspects of the board gaming industry including: Design, prototyping, events, guest interviews and more!

    S4E1 - Rob Daviau, Emma Larkins & Matt Leacock - Game Design & Pitching Panel Discussion

    S4E1 - Rob Daviau, Emma Larkins & Matt Leacock - Game Design & Pitching Panel Discussion

    Rob Daviau, Emma Larkins & Matt Leacock - Game Design & Pitching Panel Discussion







    Join host Gino from Tinkerbot Games as we hear from our panel of board game design experts as they share their insights and experiences about designing and pitching board games. There will be a panel discussion to begin, followed by an audience Q&A.







    Our panel:







    Rob Daviau - A 20-year industry veteran, Rob has worked on over 80 published games including Risk Legacy, Pandemic Legacy (Seasons 1, 2, and the upcoming 0), Death May Die, Mountains of Madness, Ship Shape, and Betrayal Legacy. He is the inventor of the legacy game concept and is a co-founder of Restoration Games, a company that brings old games back to life.







    Matt Leacock - Designer of games such as Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, Thunderbirds, Forbidden Island and more, Matt is known for creating popular family games and cooperative games.







    Emma Larkins - Co-host of the Ludology podcast, Sci-Fi author and designer of games such as Heartcatchers, …and then we died, Abandon All Artichokes.







    Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utanLoos6Nk







    Get Ghostel on Sale - https://tinkerbotgames.com/product/ghostel/

    S3E4: - Gino is missing, Bevan wipes a guest's memory, and everyone learns 3 heads are better than one in a game design challenge.

    S3E4: - Gino is missing, Bevan wipes a guest's memory, and everyone learns 3 heads are better than one in a game design challenge.

    Bevan leads this podcast, introducing Mark and Eric from his designer play test group. We attempt the ten minute design challenge using themes and mechanics randomly generated by the excellent Boardgamizer website. Can we each come up with something playable or not?







    Links



    Boardgamizer - http://www.boardgamizer.com/



    Our music provided by Black Jam Circus



    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/black-jam-circus/id1191960878

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/blackjamcircus



     







    Ghostel! - http://tinkerbotgames.com

    Subscribe to the tailored newsletters - http://eepurl.com/QgY2z

    Rate/Review us on iTunes - http://tinyurl.com/qag9sp8

    Titles by Jane Davies







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    Contact Gino on twitter: @ginobrancazio (https://twitter.com/ginobrancazio)

    Contact Bevan on twitter: @zombevan (https://twitter.com/zombevan)

    Contact us: @TinkerbotGames (https://twitter.com/TinkerbotGames)

    Email the Tinkerbots: info@tinkerbotgames.com

    Check out our website for reviews, designing and prototypes: http://tinkerbotgames.com/



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    • 42 min
    S3E3 - Geeks in Wales and Escaping!

    S3E3 - Geeks in Wales and Escaping!

    Bevan and Gino are joined by guest host Jamie Gibbs from Geeks in Wales, where we talk about escape rooms and the escape room style board games now in vogue in the industry, and Jamie's work in promotion of geeky Welsh culture. Gino talks about launch events and bringing the crowds to your crowd funding campaign! We round off with news and looking ahead to UK Games Expo 2017







    Links



    Our music provided by Black Jam Circus



    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/black-jam-circus/id1191960878

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/blackjamcircus



    Jamie Gibbs (Geeks in Wales): https://www.geeksin.wales/



    Show Me Yours:



    Takenoko by Asmodee: https://www.asmodee.us/en/games/takenoko/







    Ghostel! - http://tinkerbotgames.com

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    Contact Gino on twitter: @ginobrancazio (https://twitter.com/ginobrancazio)

    Contact Bevan on twitter: @zombevan (https://twitter.com/zombevan)

    Contact us: @TinkerbotGames (https://twitter.com/TinkerbotGames)

    Email the Tinkerbots: info@tinkerbotgames.com

    Check out our website for reviews, designing and prototypes: http://tinkerbotgames.com/



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    • 49 min
    S3E2 - How many players?!

    S3E2 - How many players?!

    Bevan and Gino on the podcast this time, talking about designing with regard to player counts in games. We espouse one of our favourite games in Show Me Yours, and Gino talks about the getting those funds after a Kickstarter campaign has completed in Getting Kicked! We round off with news and looking ahead to TableTop Day 2017.







    Links



    Our music provided by Black Jam Circus



    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/black-jam-circus/id1191960878

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/blackjamcircus



    Show Me Yours:



    Happy Salmon by North Star Games: https://www.northstargames.com/products/happy-salmon



    Mijnlieff by Hopwood Games: http://www.hopwoodgames.co.uk/games.html







    Ghostel! - http://tinkerbotgames.com

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    Contact Gino on twitter: @ginobrancazio (https://twitter.com/ginobrancazio)

    Contact Bevan on twitter: @zombevan (https://twitter.com/zombevan)

    Contact us: @TinkerbotGames (https://twitter.com/TinkerbotGames)

    Email the Tinkerbots: info@tinkerbotgames.com

    Check out our website for reviews, designing and prototypes: http://tinkerbotgames.com/



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    • 47 min
    S3E1 - We're Back! Season 3 Starts Here with special guest Mike Barnes

    S3E1 - We're Back! Season 3 Starts Here with special guest Mike Barnes

    Bevan and Gino host with special guest Mike Barnes from Who Dares Rolls. They discuss BGG ratings, Who Dares Rolls and Gino talks about the power of Thumbnails for Kickstarter Campaigns on our new section Getting Kicked!







    Links



    Who Dares Rolls

    That Ghostel Review: http://www.whodaresrolls.com/boardgames/ghostel-2/

    Home page: http://www.whodaresrolls.com





    Our music provided by Black Jam Circus

    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/black-jam-circus/id1191960878

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/blackjamcircus







    Ghostel! - http://tinkerbotgames.com

    Subscribe to the Monthly Summary - http://eepurl.com/QgY2z

    Rate/Review us on iTunes - http://tinyurl.com/qag9sp8







    Send us your thoughts by contacting us below or tweet us.



    Contact Gino on twitter: @ginobrancazio (https://twitter.com/ginobrancazio)

    Contact Bevan on twitter: @zombevan (https://twitter.com/zombevan)

    Contact us: @TinkerbotGames (https://twitter.com/TinkerbotGames)

    Email the Tinkerbots: info@tinkerbotgames.com

    Check out our website for reviews, designing and prototypes: http://tinkerbotgames.com/



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    • 57 min
    TT Bonus Episode – Ghostel Kickstarter Final Days

    TT Bonus Episode – Ghostel Kickstarter Final Days

    Bevan solo-hosts for this super-special bonus episode of the podcast. He first gives an update of the campaign (spoiler: it's mega-close!), then rolls into an interview with Rachel Dobbs, the graphic designer who has put together all the art pieces on Ghostel. Bevan then finishes with a quick recap of how you guys can get in contact.



    0:00 - Intro with Bevan

    0:16 - Bevan gives a quick update on the Ghostel Kickstarter

    4:25 - Bevan interviews Rachel Dobbs about her gaming experience, graphic design and the Ghostel project

    26:45 - Bevan wraps up with how you can get in contact and a message from our sponsor



    Get on our podcast!

    Read our credits for us because Gino can't spell his own name. Record yourself saying the following and send the file to podcast@tinkerbotgames.com. Feel free to tell us your Jumanji game at the end of the recording (i.e. What game would you Jumanji into and why?)



    "Hi, I'm and this is the Tinkerbot Games Credits! You can get in touch with the Tinkerbots in the following ways. The website is www.tinkerbotgames.com or you can contact them directly by email at info@tinkerbotgames. You can get Gino on twitter @ginobrancazio which is G-I-N-O-B-R-A-N-C-A-Z-I-O, or for something easier to spell you can find Bevan on twitter @bluecatgames or you can find Tony representing all the tinkerbots on twitter @tinkerbotgames"

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    Links



    How to play Ghostel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQk1kyqfME4



    Tyler Johnson

    Home page - http://rachel.we-are-low-profile.com/

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    Ghostel! - http://tinkerbotgames.com/portfolio/ghostel

    Our Blog - http://tinkerbotgames.com/blog/

    Our Lovely Sponsors - http://rulesofplay.co.uk/

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    Order board games online, support a FLGS and get Free P&P in the UK! Amazing!

    Rules of Play - http://rulesofplay.co.uk/



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    Send us your thoughts by contacting us below or tweet us.



    Contact Gino on twitter: @ginobrancazio (https://twitter.com/ginobrancazio)

    Contact Bevan on twitter: @bluecatgames (https://twitter.com/bluecatgames)

    Contact us/Tony on twitter: @TinkerbotGames (https://twitter.com/TinkerbotGames)

    Email the Tinkerbots: info@tinkerbotgames.com

    Check out our website for reviews, designing and prototypes: http://tinkerbotgames.com/



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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

cultofshezmu ,

A fantastic podcast!

The Tinkerbots are a great trio, as gamers as well as podcasters. Their insight into the board game design industry has been a great help, and their passion for gaming really comes through.

They've agot a great balance of banter, interviews and news that a lot of veteran podcast aren't able to boast, so it's great to see them go from strength to strength.
Go Tinkerbots!

Emmacossey ,

A must-listen for board game geeks

Funny, insightful and full of tips about up and coming board games, this is a gem of a podcast.

Rob - London ,

Winning at podcasting

Very enjoyable podcast from 3 guys based in the UK, sharing their experiences with board games and game design.

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