Talking Tinkerbots - A Board Game Podcast

Sinopsis

Board games, design and play!

Episodios

  • S4E1 – Rob Daviau, Emma Larkins and Matt Leacock

    S4E1 – Rob Daviau, Emma Larkins and Matt Leacock

    30/08/2020

    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

  • 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.

    14/06/2017 Duración: 42min

    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 …

  • Season 3 Episode 3 – Geeks in Wales and Escaping!

    Season 3 Episode 3 – Geeks in Wales and Escaping!

    16/05/2017 Duración: 49min

    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 …

  • Season 3 Episode 2 – How many players?!

    Season 3 Episode 2 – How many players?!

    12/04/2017 Duración: 47min

    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 …

  • We’re Back! Season 3 Starts Here with special guest Mike Barnes

    We’re Back! Season 3 Starts Here with special guest Mike Barnes

    27/03/2017 Duración: 57min

    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 …

  • TT Bonus Episode – Ghostel Kickstarter Final Days

    TT Bonus Episode – Ghostel Kickstarter Final Days

    23/02/2016 Duración: 27min

    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 …

  • TT#25 – Solo gaming and an interview with Ghostel artist Tyler Johnson

    TT#25 – Solo gaming and an interview with Ghostel artist Tyler Johnson

    05/02/2016 Duración: 36min

    Bevan and Tony host as they talk about the seeming increase in board games featuring a solo mode, and Bevan interviews Ghostel artist Tyler Johnson. We finish up with an update on the Ghostel Kickstarter campaign. 0:00 – Intro with Tony and Bevan 1:43 – We discuss the apparent increase …

  • TT#24 – Ghostel is ALIVE! (on Kickstarter now!)

    TT#24 – Ghostel is ALIVE! (on Kickstarter now!)

    26/01/2016 Duración: 01min

    Ghostel is live on Kickstarter right now! http://www.tinkerbotgames.com/ghostel —————————————   Order board games online, support a FLGS and get Free P&P in the UK! Amazing! Rules of Play – http://rulesofplay.co.uk/ —————————————  

  • TT#23 – It’s a MFGCast/Talking Tinkerbots Cross-over!

    TT#23 – It’s a MFGCast/Talking Tinkerbots Cross-over!

    17/01/2016 Duración: 45min

    Gino and Bevan chat to Kurt from the MFGCast, a cracking podcast about tabletop and video gaming from across the Pond. In this cross-over episode, we discuss the the difference between board gaming in America versus in Britain, and Bevan puts Gino and Kurt through their paces with a quiz …

  • TT#22 – A look back to 2015, a look forward to 2016 and the 2015 TT quiz!

    TT#22 – A look back to 2015, a look forward to 2016 and the 2015 TT quiz!

    04/01/2016 Duración: 01h01min

    The whole gang is back! We have a look at the awesome year of gaming that was 2015, Bevan puts Gino and Tony through their paces with a 3 round quiz on the industry in 2015 and we finish with what we’re looking forward to in 2016 (psst, spoiler: the …

  • TT#21 – New Music, Ghostel is coming and Spreading the Love!

    TT#21 – New Music, Ghostel is coming and Spreading the Love!

    06/12/2015 Duración: 09min

    In this short and sweet episode Bevan is going solo! There’s a quick set of updates of all that happening on the upcoming Ghostel Kickstarter campaign, and a few shout outs to a couple of industry chaps and chapettes we feel that are pretty darn awesome, plus our brand spanking …

  • TT #20 – Board Gaming Etiquette, The Bespoke Geek and More Beeps Than Ever!

    TT #20 – Board Gaming Etiquette, The Bespoke Geek and More Beeps Than Ever!

    31/08/2015 Duración: 01h20min

    In this episode Gino and Bevan discuss the Dos and Don’ts of board gaming etiquette! Also Bevan interviews Kara Gander about her Kickstarter campaign ‘The Bespoke Geek’ for geeky clothing, and we give you a Ghostel update. 0:00 – Board Gaming Etiquette 1:01 – Interview with Kara Gander of The …

  • TT #19 – A MONSTROUS interview with Kim Brebach

    TT #19 – A MONSTROUS interview with Kim Brebach

    28/06/2015 Duración: 50min

    In this episode Gino interviews Kim Brebach about his Kickstarter campaign for tactical dexterity game MONSTROUS. Take a listen if you’re interested in commissioning artwork, making critical funding decisions and more lessons about running a successful campaign. ————————————— Get on our podcast! Read our credits for us because Gino can’t …

  • TT #18 – Hate Mail, Bananas  Interviewing Cool People

    TT #18 – Hate Mail, Bananas & Interviewing Cool People

    16/06/2015 Duración: 52min

    0:08 – We read out hate mail 2:40 – Tiger-grrs 3:30 – Bananas 7:15 – The UK Games Expo review 20:00 – XCOM competition winner! 23:20 – Tinkerbot Spanner of Approval 25:18 – John Robertson of The Dark Room interview 30:35 – Adam Porter and Rob Fisher interview (Playtest UK) 33:50 – Ignacy Trzewiczek of …

  • TT #17 – UK Games Expo Advice, XCOM Giveaway, Funky Dice  We Do a Video Review

    TT #17 – UK Games Expo Advice, XCOM Giveaway, Funky Dice & We Do a Video Review

    28/05/2015 Duración: 35min

    1:50 – A transcript of our interview with John Coveyou for a deaf follower (Thanks Terrance) 3:00 – Banana Banana Banana 6:20 – Gino is betrayed by Bevan and Tony 7:15 – Tips and advice for the UK Games Expo 14:45 – Gnolems! – Bevan’s game in the Redesign Competition 17:30 …

  • TT #16 – We’ve got chemistry with John Coveyou!

    TT #16 – We’ve got chemistry with John Coveyou!

    03/05/2015 Duración: 51min

    The tinkerbots interview featured guest John Coveyou. John is a successful board game designer and kickstarter campaign runner! He shares with us some excellent insights into running a crowdfunding campaign as well as design tips so if you’re one day hoping to have your game on a shelf in your friendly local …

  • TT #15 – Exciting News and Interviews: Tabletop Day Special (Hi Steve!)

    TT #15 – Exciting News and Interviews: Tabletop Day Special (Hi Steve!)

    20/04/2015 Duración: 01h02min

    In episode 15 of Talking Tinkerbots: 0:24 – Finding Tony 1:02 – Follow-up: Luck in board games 5:08 – Why tweets are 140 characters 14:48 – Exciting news! 21:35 – Tabletop Day 25:10 – More things speeled wrong 26:25 – Steve! 29:35 – The Tabletop Day Interviews ————————————— Ghostel! – http://tinkerbotgames.com/portfolio/ghostel …

  • TT #14 – Luck in Board Games and a BIG SCARY Announcement

    TT #14 – Luck in Board Games and a BIG SCARY Announcement

    01/04/2015 Duración: 38min

    In episode 14 of Talking Tinkerbots: 1.00 – The best method ever for picking a topic 2:08 – Luck in Board Games 23:45 – Ghostel! ————————————— Ghostel! – http://tinkerbotgames.com/portfolio/ghostel Our Weekly Blog – http://tinkerbotgames.com/blog/ Subscribe to the Monthly Summary – http://eepurl.com/QgY2z Rate/Review us on iTunes – http://tinyurl.com/qag9sp8 ————————————— Games we mentioned Lords of Waterdeep – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/110327/lords-waterdeep Camel Up – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/153938/camel …

  • TT #13 – Aether Magic: An interview with Jeff and Lee of Happy Mitten Games (inc the Jumanji Question!)

    TT #13 – Aether Magic: An interview with Jeff and Lee of Happy Mitten Games (inc the Jumanji Question!)

    23/02/2015 Duración: 01h12min

    In episode 13 of Talking Tinkerbots Gino and Bevan interview Jeff and Lee from Happy Mitten Games about their experiences so far in their Kickstarter campaign Aether Magic. We discuss: A secret campaign update! Hear it here first! Asking for feedback from backers Hotdogs and gherkins Paying for advertising Opening …

  • TT #12 – Sorry Huw, Being on The Dice Tower and a Board Game Cafe

    TT #12 – Sorry Huw, Being on The Dice Tower and a Board Game Cafe

    05/02/2015 Duración: 33min

    In episode 12 of Talking Tinkerbots: 0:30 – Feedback and follow-up about The Game Crafter’s Crowd Sales system 7:15 – We were on The Dice Tower! 8:40 – Sorry Huw… 9:45 – Tony’s Board Game Magic Moment 11:50 – Tinkerbot 5×12 Challenge Recap 13:20 – Bevan’s Birthday Party at The Thirsty …

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