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2018 Holiday Gift Guide Board Games Shopping

“Tanks, but no thanks!” – A new Board Game From Tin Robot Games On Kickstarter!

“Tanks, but no thanks!” is a turn-based, close-combat strategy board game that’s simple to play, but difficult to win.

The game comes with a grid-based board map, several sets of tanks, bunkers and base flags. Two to four players, ages eight and up, can join in by setting up their side of the field and advancing one turn at a time.

Two dice control the mechanics. The game movement is determined by the green die, while the red die is for shooting. Each player can only shake one die per turn, though the green die has a little flexibility (you can split your move across several of your tanks). Think hard about whether you want to move or attack!

Tin Robot Games has a modest $10,000 Canadian ($7,700 USD) funding goal to launch the base level of the game, with a single pledge level of $39 Canadian ($30 USD) plus shipping to get a copy of the game and any stretch targets achieved. Funding stretch targets include an expansion pack and several premium upgrades of game components.

“I made this game 24 years ago when I just began University,” says James Staley, the developer and President of Tin Robot Games. “The original version was made on a cookie sheet with tacks and cut up refrigerator magnets. Finally, there is a platform to take independent games to the market through crowdfunding. We spent hundreds of hours playing this game when I was in school. This past year we have spent hundreds of hours developing a retail-ready version of this game, right up to and including manufacturing samples. We just need to get over the finish line with the minimum production run itself.”

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  • James Staley

    This is a great starter game to introduce strategy to your kids, yet keep it light and fun. This past summer there were tournaments at our campsite running between the 8 – 15-year-olds for a solid week!

    If anyone has any questions about this campaign, please contact us @tinrobot games or through our facebook page

    Let’s get them to put their phones down and interact in a more tactile social atmosphere!

    James (the game creator)

  • robin rue

    That sounds like a wicked fun game! I think my kids would love to play this on our next family game night.

  • Amber Myers

    Oh cool, this sounds like a game my husband would love. I can see my daughter enjoying it as well. I hope it gets the money it needs!

  • Candy

    My daughter gets one new game every Christmas. This one looks like a winner

    • Staley James

      We are targeting getting this out before Christmas. Your pledge would help greatly! 🙂

  • Tomi C

    I love seeing budding entrepreneurs launch on Kickstarter. This is perfect timing with the holiday shopping season nearing. I bet my kids would enjoy this game

  • How cool! My son would love this, I think. He is super into games and this seems right up his alley.

  • Tasheena

    This sounds like a game that my kiddos would love. So much fun and bunch of action.

  • Terri Steffes

    Sounds like a game my nephews would love. I am always looking for something that challenges their thinking. Love that!

  • Dennis Littley

    This looks like a game that would be a big hit! Wishing you lots of luck with the kickstarter campaign.

  • Lisa Martin

    This is amazing! My brother in law was a tanker, so my son is obsessed with all things tanks. We definitely need this game.

  • This looks like a great game! My kids would love them. Thanks for the recco.

  • Kathy

    This looks like a fun game. We play a lot of games in our house. I’ll have to check out this one too.

  • Heather

    My kids would like this game. They are old enough now to start to strategize.

  • Jesusa Gilliam

    Looks like a fun game. I have a pre-teen niece and nephew who would really enjoy this game. They are always up for a good strategy game. Just might have to buy this as a gift for them.

  • rika

    My son would love to have this for Christmas! This sounds like a fun game, very entertaining and challenging!

  • Angie

    This looks like so much fun. I’ll bet my stepsons would love it, we haven’t played a game together in too long.

  • Karen Morse

    Sounds like a great game for the whole family to play! It’s good to collect board games for the fam, it helps with the development of a child’s brain.

  • Catalina

    I need this strategy board game. Tanks, but no thanks is the perfect game for my kid, and especially for our special game nights!

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