TINDERBOX TALES: Three Standalone Games, One Magical Town (Canceled)
Will you trade with a wizard, bluff a dragon or blame an ogre? Play out your favourite Tinderbox Tale for only $19 or all three for $49
Tinderbox Tales features three beautifully Illustrated small box games, presented in the style of bound books.
Each is unique in style, providing you with a gaming experience for every occasion. Back your favourite or collect the set!
For some small box strategy, reach for The Trader's Tale - sharpen your trading tactics with this 2 - 4 player game of worker placement and resource management.
When it's time for party sized fun with friends, old or new, it's time for The Barmaid's Tale! - 4+ players, Social Strategy, 20 minute playtime - Ice Breaker and Party Game.
For a more intimate head-to-head challenge with a favourite friend or foe, reach for The Damsel's Tale - 2 Player, Asymmetrical Strategy, 25 minute playtime - Hand Management.
As the name suggests, each game includes a short story set in the fantasy town of Tinderbox, weaving all three Tales into a storyline rich with the history, politics and characters of the town.
Players can then recreate key events in the story for themselves through the game-play of these three unique games.
Each player has a Wizard with a roster of adventurers that they need to hire to win the game. The adventurers each have a different cost to hire.
Players place their Wizard and 2 assistants around the board and trade on the Merchant areas to buy and sell resources at the market rate.
Once they have enough resources, it's off to the tavern to hire the adventurer they need for their party.
Only the Wizard with the most of a resource when the price peaks will get to choose which adventurers are available, so trade carefully.
Set in the Ratcatcher’s Rest, one of Tinderbox’s more “colourful” establishments, The Barmaid's Tale is a social strategy game for 4 or more players.
It is the job of players to assign blame to each other for the failure of a recent quest while literally “Passing the Buck”.
Light, fun and fast with plenty of banter, The Barmaid’s Tale makes for a great icebreaker or social game experience.
Place a coin on the blame coaster and pass to another player, telling them why it is their fault.
The player may accept the blame or place a higher value coin and pass it on explaining why it's actually another player's fault.
If a player ends up with 3 coasters, the game ends and the player who collected the most value in coins is the winner.
The Damsel’s Tale is a two player asymmetrical strategy game of hide and sneak, where the dragon is trying to alert his mother to the presence of a devious knight sent to steal from their ancestral treasure pile.
Both the Knight and Dragon players draw a hand of 4 cards and choose 1 to play simultaneously. The card with the lower value resolves first.
The Knight's goal is to manage their cards and move through the Lair unseen to the Treasure Pile
The Dragon's player uses their cards to counter the Knight and move the mumma dragon token. If the Knight is caught in the open when the mother dragon reaches the cave, they're toast!
Taking the Barmaid's Tale up to an 8 player game, this stretch goal includes all the extra coins, character cards and coasters you need to make the party even bigger!
This Stretch Goal includes a new Knight character and new Dragon Pup complete with unique action cards to add into the deck, customising their play style.
Introducing a new Wizard card with new art and abilities to expand The Trader's Tale.
Linen finishes for all cards accross all 3 games!
Our narrator, Godfrey Cobbler, is a journalist on his first assignment! He has been charged with collecting stories from the residents of Tinderbox, but in the process he is unlocking the secrets of its history and uncovering the powers that would shape its future!
Look out for Godfrey's Journals in updates though out the campaign.
Tinderbox is a town that was born in fire as a part of Red Genie Games first Kickstarter "The Brigade" that successfully funded in 2017.
During the development of The Brigade we were lucky enough to attract the talents of writers Ivan Nevill and Ben Harnwell and artist Antonio "Nunoh" Diaz of Lagoon Art Studio. Through their imagination and creativity, what started as fun theme of fantasy firefighting soon blossomed into a rich tapestry of characters, location and backstory - and The Vague World was born.
Tinderbox Tales continues the expansion of the narrative with the short stories included with each game weaving together to provide more detail into the history and politics of Tinderbox.
We have big plans for The Vague World, having already attracted the talents of many game designers eager to see their creations come to life as a part of this ever expanding fantasy landscape. To be part of the conversation join us at the Vague World Adventurers Guild on Facebook.
Welcome to Tinderbox... Where a magical fire storm has appeared above the Pyromancers University and fireballs are raining down on the city. Take control one of four rival fire wardens and build up your brigade to protect the citizens of Tinderbox. Putting out fires will earn the loyalty of the townsfolk and see you elected to the position of Fire Chief of Tinderbox, and win the game.
Red Genie Games break out success was The Brigade, funded with the help of over 2000 backers in 2017. Following the initial print run came the inevitable tweaks and updates to the game thanks to the feedback from its backers, and the fresh eyes of our new manufacturer and production team.
Click here to see all the game details from the campaign on the Red Genie Game website.
The non exclusive stretch goals from The Brigade campaign were all combined to form the first expansion "The Way of the Wardens" bringing a host of new options to the base game.
4 New Ways to PlayCo-Op mode: Team up with upto 3 friends to save Tinderbox Solo Mode: Go it alone for all the GloryAll Versus One Mode: It’s the Pyromancer against the Wardens in a 4 Player or 5 Player Team Competition, plus The Rise of the Phoenix Campaign! Take on this 4 Chapter Campaign in Co-Op or Solo Mode and stop the evil Cult of the Cuckoo from summoning the dreaded Phoenix!
3 Content ExpansionsThe Tinderbox Night Wardens: Choose from 5 new Wardens to lead your crew to victory
Fire Festival Special Events: 4 new event cards
New Brigade Equipment: Visit the Firehouse Forge and buy a host of helpful items to use in Co-Op and Solo Games.
The FIREWATCH mini expansion for The Brigade includes 8 new Location Tiles and 6 new Crew Member Cards featuring characters and locations from the new Tinderbox Tales games. Tiles can be ordered for first or second edition versions of The Brigade, backers will update their preferences in the Pledge manager after the campaign.
For all the details check out the Firewatch Page on the Red Genie Games Website.
Meet the Artists
Meet the Team
Risks and challenges
This is our second Kickstarter and we have learned a LOT from the trials of our first board game project The Brigade which funded in September last year.
Since then we have heavily researched a brand new manufacturer and have contracted a professional production manager to make sure that the design and quality of the games are up to a standard we can all be proud of.
There are always risks with any project that relies on outsourced manufacturing and fulfillment services but we are committed to providing our backers the best product we can, no matter what obstacles we may face.
Thanks for reading our whole Kickstarter page!
Lots of Love,
Ben, Alex, Jill, Nicolas, Ivan, Ben, Tristan, Paul, Josh and Scott.
- (22 days)