How it Works

We are creating tabletop games in collaboration with YOU.

( Tabletop games = board games, card games, roleplaying games, party games, and pretty much every other type of game played on top of a table. )

The Process

A New Game

We begin each project by finding a great idea. Our staff Design Lead evaluates community suggestions, feedback on our original concepts, portfolio fit, and commercial viability.

Behind The Scenes

Be part of the creativity as it unfolds. Interact and contribute during design and development live streams, brainstorming sessions on the forums, and chatting on our server.

Early Access

You will have access to every printable prototype and all beta files. Many games will also be playable in beta on digital platforms like Tabletop Simulator. Play it, critique it, and tell us how to improve it.


We are a studio/publisher hybrid. We will produce some games ourselves, while others we might license to another publisher. Top creative contributors will be cited in the credits with our thanks.

You are invited to participate in creation like never before.

We are part of a community of creation.

Our forums and chat channels are hosted on TableTopolis, a creative gaming community.

For all those who want to create games with others, can contribute ideas or feedback, have skills that will help, or just want to watch:

Welcome Home

How to Begin

First, join the community.

Then, connect with us:

Sign up for TableTopolis, and head over to the Join In Games studio category.
We recommend connecting your Patreon account for future convenience.

Scope out our Twitch channel, and make sure to follow us.
Turn on notifications to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Our channels on the TableTopolis Discord are where we gather to playtest.
You’ll also find lots of discussions about games and creativity.

Some Examples in Action:

Problematic Cards™ is our first game, and it is primed for community contribution.

Coming soon, you could:

  • Head over to its sub-forum to propose a new theme for an expansion.
  • Check the latest beta files to see if any cards need a suggestion.
  • Download the printable prototype to playtest with friends at home.
  • Install the Tabletop Simulator package, and use the #ProbC-LFG chat channel to find some people to play with.
  • Post a playtest report with results and feedback from you and your fellow players.

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