What has TGIK Games been up to? #10

Update of Current Games

I think the big news for us is that we are going to attend UnPubMini in San Diego, Nov 15th. We will be taking Charge! and Priests of Olympus with us. We are looking forward to meeting new people and getting to play our games at an unpub event for the first time.

Soccer GM

We did not have a chance to work on Soccer GM this weekend. Aidan is the lead for Soccer GM so he may have put some work into Soccer GM during the week. I think we are at a point were we need to run two or three more test between the two of us and we need to make an alpha board and we will be ready to test with real live people!

Arrrsteroid Miners

I didn’t get a chance to look at this project this week.


We have ordered new decks for the upcoming UnPub event in San Diego. We have some promotional material to work on over the next week or two and we we need to keep plugging away on the rules.

Dice Inc. / Priests of Olympus

Priests of Olympus will be making its first public appearance at UnPubMini in San Diego. We have the prototypes made already and we need to make a nice place holder art version of the prototype so we can get some people to sit down at our table.

Line Drive

In the interested of moving stranded projects along, we have made a board for Line Drive, our baseball game. Since we were done with the rules and ready to test, it made more sense to have a board for the game, so we made one, and now we are going to test it. No time like the present.

The Flicked Element

The Flicked Element is a dexterity game we whipped up months ago, tested it with some friends and it worked really well. The problem has always been the board we used was a piece of poster board, which is tough to transport, and we could never find a reasonably sized substitute for the board. We ended up finding a precut presentation foam core board that folds up and lied flat. There is a small issue with a warp in the board but I think we can fix it with some time and some weights. As soon as that is fixed (as much as it can be) we are going to test the game.


Looks like we have a lot of testing ahead of us. I am really looking forward to it since it would be nice to have a “portfolio” of options to test with people at our FLGS and the 2-3 game groups we game with during the month.


Jon from Sarcastic Robot and myself have recorded the first pilot test episode. It is now on me to get the editing done and out to our test listeners so they can give us some initial feedback.

If you would like to listen to our pilot episode, please email me at c.renshall.tgik.games@gmail.com. The Podcast will be a 15-20 minute microcast focused on the design side of board games. We want to provide a window into the world of design while exploring the use of design concepts and ideas.

Side Projects 


This is a bit long term-ish idea but I really like the watch it played speed play of Five Tribes. I talked to Aidan about the idea of doing something similar with our own twist. Do you think that is something you would watch? If you knew all the information at the table, would it be fun to watch the players in the game make bad guesses or errors in judgement? Tell me what you think, I am really excited about the possibilities of doing this project and would like some initial thoughts.


He is a busy man, I can’t keep up with his schedule!

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