We design tabletop/board games at let-off studios both for entertainment as well as training opportunities/organizational needs. Below is information about our prototypes (games we want to publish), game concepts (finished small games, game mods, and print-and-play offerings), and essays on various aspects of game design.
JUST RELEASED! FREE PnP GAME: ANIMAL HOUSE(S)!
I created a free print n’ play game inspired by both my twin newphews’ upcoming birthday as well as these really cool “woodland creature dice” available at The Game Crafter website.
It’s a fun little dice-picking game for 2 to 4 players about helping animals find a new home, where else but in your ANIMAL HOUSE?!?! You can download the game instructions and print-and-play files here.
D.I.Y. FEST 2020: Tabletop Game Design Workshop
let-off-studios will be facilitating an online workshop in October 2020 focusing on tabletop game design. You can register for it HERE.
GAMES AT NORTH AVENUE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
LET-OFF STUDIOS had a blast at the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange! Stephen led a workshop titled Making Tabletop Games to Change The World. To illustrate some basic concepts of game design and typical mechanics, we’ve developed some original games exclusively for this event! Each can be made with a single deck of 54 (or fewer) blank cards and support somewhere from 2 to 4 players. Game instructions below:
Instructions: NUTS AND GRAINS
Instructions: CROSSING GUARD XL!
OTHER GAME PROTOTYPES
FREE DOWNLOAD: PERSPECTIVES ON GAME DESIGN
I collected info from several fellow designers on creating the Perspectives on Game Design zine. It was distributed for free to the designers I interacted with at Tennessee Game Days IX.