Eavesdropped – Monster Couple

I overheard this comment the other day.

Monster Couple

Eavesdropped is a drawing game for 1 or more.

You play it like this:

1. Listen out for snippets of conversation you hear as you go about your daily business – people overheard in a cafe, or a fragment of conversation in the street, that kind of thing.

2. Turn the first coherent comment you overhear into a picture.

The Solar Wind Tunnel

This week’s weather machine, from our board game ‘Stormy Weather’, is The Solar Wind Tunnel: for when your sunny day just isn’t burning hard enough.

Visit our kickstarter page for more.

Solar Wind Tunnel

The Solar Wind Tunnel is definitely one of the more evil and preposterous looking machines in the game, and yet for all that it’s also the only one I based on something that actually existed.


The ‘war tuba’ was built in Japan in the 1930s as a kind of acoustic location device intended to detect aircraft in the days before radar. It’s a reminder that if you’re looking to create something that looks bizarre, ridiculous, dangerous and downright insane you have to look no further than the things people have actually attempted.

ps – The shortlisted entries in our competition to come up with two new mad scientist taunts to include the the game are here! Visit our facebook page to cast your vote.

Christmas Monster

Christmas Monster


This Christmas monster was featured as part of an online advent calendar created by Paul Morton of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. You can see the whole calendar as it counts down towards the 25th here. We’re already over halfway there!

I wanted to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and new year and also say a huge thanks to everyone who comments, likes, follows and otherwise responds  to this blog – whether here or elsewhere online. I’m unforgivably lax about replying but it’s always lovely when someone leaves a note to say something struck a chord with them.

Thank you and all the best to everyone for 2014. I’ll see you again in the new year!