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Assembly Rated one of the Top Games in BGG Mint Tin Design Contest

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The results are in for the BGG Mint Tin Design Contest. We are thrilled at how well Assembly: Spaceship Builders did, particularly given that this was the first contest we entered (second we completed). There were a total of 26 entries with Assembly: Spaceship Builders gaining the 4th highest Geek Gold payout and achieved these category rankings:

  • 1st place: Best Written Rules
  • 3rd place: Most Innovative Mechanic
  • 6th place: Best Overall Design
  • 6th place: Best Theme

Well done to everyone entered and thank-you to anyone who voted – we were up against some stiff competition and I’m glad to see that my favourite design (Garrison: A Solo Game) came in the top 3 for best overall design.

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Inca the Tinker: Wins 2nd Place in BGG Children’s PnP Contest for Very Young Children!

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The results are in for the BGG Children’s PnP Contest. Inca the Tinker did rather well given it was our first completed contest and this game was designed in record time. There were a total of 13 entries with Inca the Tinker: Tales of a Mischievous Cat achieving:

  • 2nd place: Very Young Children
  • 3rd place: Pre-School Kindergarten Children
  • 3rd place: Pattern/Matching Game
  • 3rd place: Solo/Coop Game

Well done to everyone entered and thank-you to anyone who voted – we were up against some stiff competition and I can say that the best design definitely won (Otto the Octopus was certainly my favourite!).

Assembly: Spaceship Builders is Contest Ready on BGG

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Assembly: Spaceship Builders is being entered into the BGG 2016 Mint Tin Contest. The graphics are by no means finished but the game is ready for play testings.

Please do download and play it (along with those entered by other designers!). If you get a chance then please do let us know what you think.

If you like it then consider voting for us  and any other games in the contest which you like (link in main contest thread). Voting closes on the 31st December.

Inca the Tinker is Contest Ready on BGG

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Inca the Tinker: Tales of a Mischievous Cat is being entered into the BGG 2016 Children’s Print and Play Contest. The graphics are by no means finished but the game is ready for play testings.

Please do download and play it (along with those entered by other designers!). If you get a chance then please do let us know what you think.

If you like it then consider voting for us  and any other games in the contest which you like (link in main contest thread). Voting closes on the 25th December.

 

 

The Maiden Voyage

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The Maiden Voyage is a challenging, thematic, cooperative sci-fi strategy game with an unique combination of hand and resource management. It has a distinct layout and plays across 2 boards. It utilises more traditional thematic mechanisms such as action and movement, random events and variable player powers then combines these with the more Euro mechanisms of hand and resource management.

The Story

The Maiden is an A.I. controlled spaceship that has been infiltrated by Saboteurs who want nothing more than for its mission to fail. Players take on the role of an AI-bot, each having their own unique specialisms and quirks. Your objective is to safely guide The Maiden and her crew of Scientists to their destination. You must avoid asteroids, deal with unexpected events, help the Scientists into stasis pods, protect against sabotage, visit planets to collect supplies, keep the ship in a good state of repair and ward off a second major attack by Humanity’s Saboteurs.

The success of the mission is in your hands

Find out more about The Maiden Voyage

Assembly

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Assembly is a quick, cooperative, puzzle card game. You control a production line for building spaceships.

Unfortunately the factory designers have given you a very limited set of commands, the layout requirements keep changing and you have a tough deadline to meet.

Can you complete the ship in time?

Find out more about Assembly

Inca the Tinker: Tales of a Mischievous Cat

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Inca the Tinker is a mischievous cat. When the lights go out he gets up to all sorts of naughtiness. Tonight, you are in charge of what he does. You must match the room, furniture and item to his adventures. The first person to match all 3 and tell their story wins.

Inca the Tinker is a colour/item matching, memory and story telling game with the added bonus of word association for older children. It can be scaled depending on the age of the child.

Find out more about Inca the Tinker: Tales of a Mischievous Cat

The Story

Inca the Tinker was a beautiful cat,
Elegantly tall and the inkiest black.

He was loving, adorable and wonderfully sweet,
But hidden beneath he’d a mischievous streak.

His ravenous hunger, each night he’d sneak,
Into the cupboards, open each door with a creak.

What luck he had. What had he found?
His favourite! Broccoli! Quickly gulped down.

His belly satisfied and feeling quite full,
He’d search the porch and shred the green shawl.

Now looking around, he’d want something to hunt.
A coat? A hat? The umbrellas out front?

No matter the thing he just want it all.
If he couldn’t reach he’d yowl and he’d call.

Up got his mistress in the middle of the night,
Petting poor Inca. Had he had a big fright?

Little she knew what mischievous things,
Had naughty Inca done to her things

He’d search all the shelves until he had found,
His favourite treat then upstairs he’d bound.

He’d gleefully hook elastic bands from the drawer,
And flick them and chew them til they were no more.

Next came the lego that he’d chase over the floor.
Then he’d sit there and meow wanting more … More!

But what more is there, one might sit and might think.
But Inca the Tinker would give a knowing look. And a sneaky wink.

Teddy bear brown was the next port of call,
Up came his paw and down it would fall.

The baby awake and crying out loud,
The mistress up again, no sleep she allowed.

Teddy bear found and placed back in cot,
The mistress could sleep and so could the tot.

Tired and shattered from all that he’d done,
He’d look out the window and see the rise of the Sun

At last he was tired and curled up to sleep,
At the bottom of the bed by his mistress’s feet.