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Micro Game May

Micro Games are special. They travel with us to lots of different destinations. They help us connect over coffee or a meal. They fill the time in between larger games at game nights, or even just keep us company on their own with a good solo mode. I think micro games need a bit more…

99 Ninja on Tabletop Simulator

A demo version of 99 Ninja is now available on the Steam Workshop for Tabletop Simulator. Subscribe to the module to be able to play it before launch!

Micro Bots and Micro Dojo – Late Pledges

The pledge manager for Micro Bots is now live on Gamefound, allowing you to late pledge for a copy of Micro Bots: Duel (for just £10/$12) or add the Power Up expansion (for a total of £18/$22). Check out the page below for more details: Micro Dojo & Express Shipping If you missed the previous…

Micro Bots Print-and-Play on itch.io

The Micro Bots Print-and-Play files are now available on itch.io. Check out the Prometheus Game Labs Print-and-Play section for details on all of the available games.

Sbotlight on Brains & Flash

Brains and Flash are the two bots included with the Power Up expansion, and both are a little more technical to play than the bots in the base game. Like the other bots they each have a specialism in one aspect of the game, so let’s take a look. Brains is all about tech, which…

Sbotlight on Power Up

Micro Bots was designed to fit as much game as possible into a tiny mint tin, but during the design process we just had too much good stuff to fit into a single tin. The Power Up expansion adds two new bots and 14 new upgrade cards. It also includes a new Power Up mechanic,…

Sbotlight on Henry & Astro

Henry and Astro are the more complex of the two bots in Duel, with Astro requiring time to setup for a strong play and Henry requiring some finesse to bait your opponent into poor situations. Henry is all about power tokens – an important part of the game and one that most often triggers the…

Sbotlight on Turbo & Sparky

This update is the first of a few s-bot-lights (get it?) on some of the bots and other features of Micro Bots. This time, we’ll be taking a look at the two bots gracing the front cover of the game, Turbo and Sparky, and diving a little into how to play with (and against) them.…

Micro Bots Live and Funded!

I’m so happy to announce that Micro Bots has funded, and so we can guarantee that some little mint tins will be packed full of fun and making their way to you in future. If you’ve already backed the campaign then thank you! From myself for being with me again on this journey, and a…

Micro Bots Launching in 24 Hours

Tomorrow, I’ll be hitting the big launch button and the campaign for Micro Bots will be live. You can pick up the base game for just £‎10 (~$12), or get the Power Up expansion included for just £‎8 ($10). As a mint tin game, shipping worldwide is super cheap, so don’t miss your chance for…

Micro Bots launching 1st February 2023 (Press Release)

Prometheus Game Labs is launching Micro Bots, by Simon Beal, on Kickstarter on February 1st 2023. The campaign is running for 23 days, during which backers can pledge funds to support production and in return receive a copy (or multiple copies) of the game. The game fits into a mint tin, and offers a head-to-head…

Stonemaier Games publishes Micro Dojo: Rolling Realms

Earlier in the year I bought the roll-and-write game Rolling Realms by Stonemaier Games, and I fell in love with it. So much so in fact that I wrote an article analysing the games framework and then used that analysis to create a version of Micro Dojo that would could be played alongside Rolling Realms.…

The Champion of the Micro Dojo Building Playoff!

After 22 whole weeks and tons of votes cast, you the players have chosen your favourite Micro Dojo Building of all! With an overwhelming victory, the Stables has been chosen as the winner, with the Guard House and Theatre tied for second place. Thanks to everyone who took part, and I hope you enjoyed reading…

Final Round – Guard House vs Stables vs Theatre

This is it. The final 3! There isn’t must left to say that hasn’t already said about these Buildings, so get to voting and next week we will crown the champion! To get involved in the voting, click on the link here for the Micro Dojo Facebook Group.

Round 21 – Brewery vs Theatre

The last round of the semi-finals is here, and almost the last week of the playoffs! As the Shinchoku buildings were all eliminated in earlier rounds we have 2 final Tsuyo buildings pitted against each other. Both of these are pretty wild from a design point of view, as they disrupt two parts of the…

Round 20 – Barracks vs Stables

The last two of the base game buildings here in our almost last round of the playoffs. For a final showdown, these two buildings are quite different. The base game has three categories of buildings – resource generation, movement, and scoring, with these two buildings in the last two categories. The similarity between them is…

What is Micro Bots?

Micro Bots is the first signing from Prometheus Game Labs – a game designed by Simon Beal and co-developed over the past year. Packed into a mint tin, Micro Bots delivers a tight two-player dueling experience in 15-30mins. Micro Bots: Duel, along with the expansion Power Up, is launching on Kickstarter in February. Click below…

Round 19 – Guard House vs Toll Gate

Wow we’re into the final stretch! Just 4 weeks to go to settle the most popular Micro Dojo building. It seems already that the Tsuyo were the most popular clan (as none of the Shinchoku clan buildings made it to the semi-finals), and here we have the first base game vs expansion playoff. By coincidence,…

Round 18 – Tea House vs Theatre

The final round of the quarter finals is here, with the last of the Loyalty & Deceit buildings and the last Shinchoku clan building still in the running! The Tea House is super efficient, not only granting 2 resources per turn (in addition to any other effects like Action or Build that the Loyalty space…

Round 17 – Shrine vs Stables

Just like last week, we have two very different buildings to compare. The Shrine is a simple points scoring building, that ideally you would want to use 2 or 3 times over the course of the game (to make it more efficient than just using the Donate action). The Stables with its single Food activation…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Ben. Security consultant, acro yogi, and board game enthusiast. I started work on a game concept called TwinStick Pirates back in June and, though it hasn’t come to fruition (yet), it did spawn a whole host of other game ideas. My plans very rapidly went from designing a board game, to becoming a board game designer, to becoming a board game designer, and marketing expert, and manufacturing liaison, and customer service manager, and all the other things it takes to bring a board game to life. Like all good stories this one is still being written.

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