Tableau Games: Collaborative Cinematic Storytelling

News: Unlock your storytelling with the ‘Print-N-Fold’ Tableau Core ꩜ Rules Booklet! The essential rules available in PDF at ‘Name Your Own Price’! More details here!

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Tableau Games invites you to a collaborative, cinematic storytelling experience for 2-5 players ages 14 and up. Within a typical playtime of 2-3 hours, you’ll use engaging rule cards, story prompts, and inspirational imagery to craft narratives instead of merely playing a game. Each playset deck caters to various genre and theme combinations, requiring only index cards, paper sheets, markers, and an optional six-sided dice. Each session of Tableau ushers you into a new realm of creativity, where the potential for unforgettable tales is limitless. The best stories are the ones we tell together!

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Core Rules 📜 (Booklets):

Tableau Core ꩜ Rules Booklet 📖 Cover Card

Playsets 🎞️ (Cards):

Twilight Road 🛣Playset 🎞 Cover Card Gate Watch 🚪Playset 🎞 Cover Card Tableau Improv 🎪 Playset 🎞 Cover Card

Storysets 📖 (Booklets):

Courtly Shadows 👑 Storyset 📖 Cover Touched by the Veil 🪦 Storyset 📖 Cover Trials of Tenacity 🍽 Storyset 📖 Cover


Gate Watch: 1st Edition (2019)

The original 18-card version of Gate Watch, successfully Kickstarted in 2019.

Monster Smash: The Next Page (2001)

Where Play-Doh creatures grow fangs, legs, wings, tentacles, poison stings & more, and players compete for the right to smash them. My goal was to just to see how simple and elegant I could make a board game. All the rules, table of costs for the “monster parts,” a monster tracking sheet, and even the ruler needed for range attacks, all fit on a single sheet of paper.

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