Talking Tinkerbots - A Board Game Podcast
By Tinkerbot Games
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Gino, Bevan and Tony talk about a variety of aspects of the board gaming industry including: Design, prototyping, events, guest interviews and more!
||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.||14 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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.||16 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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 G.||12 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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!||27 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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||22 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT#25 – Solo gaming and an interview with Ghostel artist Tyler Johnson||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.||5 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT#24 – Ghostel is ALIVE! (on Kickstarter now!)||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/ ——||26 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT#23 – It’s a MFGCast/Talking Tinkerbots Cross-over!||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,||17 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT#22 – A look back to 2015, a look forward to 2016 and the 2015 TT quiz!||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||4 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT#21 – New Music, Ghostel is coming and Spreading the Love!||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 aweso||6 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #20 – Board Gaming Etiquette, The Bespoke Geek and More Beeps Than Ever!||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.||31 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #19 – A MONSTROUS interview with Kim Brebach||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 successfu||28 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #18 – Hate Mail, Bananas & Interviewing Cool People||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||16 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #17 – UK Games Expo Advice, XCOM Giveaway, Funky Dice & We Do a Video Review||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!||28 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #16 – We’ve got chemistry with John Coveyou!||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 da||3 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #15 – Exciting News and Interviews: Tabletop Day Special (Hi Steve!)||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!||20 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #14 – Luck in Board Games and a BIG SCARY Announcement||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||1 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #13 – Aether Magic: An interview with Jeff and Lee of Happy Mitten Games (inc the Jumanji Question!)||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!||23 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #12 – Sorry Huw, Being on The Dice Tower and a Board Game Cafe||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 R||5 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #11 – Crowd Sales, UK Games Expo, The 5×12 Challenge and a baby!||In episode 11 of Talking Tinkerbots: 0:32 – Bevan’s board game magic moment 5:30 – Crowd Sales from The Game Crafter 21:15 – UK Games Expo! 22:20 – Meeting people in real life 24:20 – Jamie’s blog about podcast 25:47 – The Tinkerbots||22 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #10 – Kickstarter leaving Amazon, Holiday Gaming and The Clumsy Cat and the Radiator||In episode 10 of Talking Tinkerbots: 0:26 – Kickstarter is leaving Amazon 13:40 – The games we played/got over the holidays 15:50 – The clumsy cat and the radiator ————————————— Kickstarter leaves Amazon – http://t||11 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #9 Xmas Special – Tinker Tactics (Free Microgame!), The Board Game Quiz, Xmas Games and Top Contributors of 2014||In episode 9 of Talking Tinkerbots: 1:45 – Bevan recommends games to play at Christmas 12:40 – Gino explains the Camel Up/Cup thing 20:15 – Christmas Boardgame Quiz 40:20 – Tinker Tactics (Free Microgame!) 50:30 – Top Contributors to the Boar||23 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #8 – Tinkerbot Awards, Christmas Party and Waggle Dance||In episode 8 of Talking Tinkerbots: – We went to a Christmas party and won stuff! – We played Waggle Dance and loved it! – We want you to nominate someone who has made the biggest contribution to the board game industry this year.||10 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #7 – Games you can’t get to the table, Taking your money and a Marriage Magic Moment||In episode 7 of Talking Tinkerbots: – We’ve had even more feedback, including a new Magic Moment! – My cat gets stuck in my laptop – Someone we know won a thing! – We discuss games that we don’t get to the table as often as we’d like to||5 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #6 – Meeple Lovers, Mega Feedback and a Magic Moment||Gino, Bevan and Tony are all present in this episode! This week: – We’ve had the biggest feedback ever and we discuss what we can do to improve our podcast – A magic moment about old friends and new games – We discuss how to tell people that th||25 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #5 – A Woozling Magic Moment, The Apprentice and Ignoring First-Time Designers||This week is brought to you by Gino and Bevan! On this episode: – A Board Game Magic Moment about Christmas games for Niblings (Feed the Woozle: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/130624/feed-woozle) – Bevan tells us about an episode of The Appren||18 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #4 – The Jumanji Question and an Interview with Jon Adams (Cartography)||All three tinkerbots are joined by game designer and kickstarter campaign runner Jon Adams of Cartography! Also on this episode: – Board Game Mashup follow up – The best of the suggested mashups from our listeners.||9 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #3 – Board Game Mashups||Gino and Bevan talk about Board Game Mashups! The episode begins with our latest board game magic moment from listener Richie Janukowicz. Then we discuss board game mashups – merging multiple games into one super-game!||5 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #2 – Saving $7500 from your production costs||In this episode Gino introduces a new segment about board game design “From Design to Delivery”. Gino first explains the design background of each of the Tinkertbots and then relays how one simple question to a board game manufacturer may have saved||29 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #1 – Halloween Games and Magic Moments||This episode features all three tinkerbots: Bevan, Gino and Tony. In this first full episode Gino tells of a listener submitted Board Game Magic Moment (Moments where something has happened in the board game related world which makes you smile) involvi||22 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||TT #0 – Board Game Magic Moment (Pilot)||In this pilot episode Gino talks about Board Game Magic Moments – Moments where something has happened in the board game related world which makes you smile. Gino talks about his favourite Board Game Magic Moment when a father has gone to his local Fr||15 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
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.
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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