Brisbane, QLD: Table Tyrant Games is the newest division to join Australian board game publishers Rule & Make. The freshly-minted deal both opens Table Tyrant Games’ catalogue to Rule & Make’s growing international audience and gives Rule & Make a broader catalogue of thematic games as well a strong team ready to grow that catalogue further.

This alliance begins with Table Tyrant Games’ upcoming title, Smiths of Winterforge, which will be co-managed by Rule & Make when it launches on the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in mid-October, instead of the previously announced September 16.

“This partnership excites us greatly,” says Table Tyrant Games’ head of game design and marketing Dylan Shearer. “We’ve known Alistair and Allen since we started making games and have always had a sense of comradery between Rule & Make and Table Tyrant Games, particularly with both companies being based in South-East Queensland. Now, both Aaron and I are delighted to grow both businesses through this alliance, and see our games the hands of more players.”

“We’re delighted to welcome the Table Tyrant Games team to the Rule & Make family,” says Rule & Make’s Head of Production, Alistair Kearney. “We’ve been greatly impressed with their approach to game design and game publication so far, and we’re therefore very excited to add their expertise to our growing games development area.”

Rule & Make will continue to actively seek out and encourage submissions from the Australian gaming community and, with the added development capabilities of both the in-house development team and Table Tyrant Games, Rule & Make has an even stronger capacity to assess and incubate these submissions.

About Rule & Make: Rule & Make is a tabletop games publisher based in Australia that also make gaming accessories. R&M have so far published four games including ‘Robots & Rockets’, ‘Ninja Dojo Fight’, ‘Entropy’ and the Freeplay Award winner (2015 – Best Non-Digital Game Award) ‘Rise to Power’. Their next game, ‘Burger Up’, received more than 5x its initial funding goal on Kickstarter! Founded by two friends in Australia’s sunny state, Queensland, Rule & Make aim combine clever and well-designed game systems with interesting and immersive themes.

About Table Tyrant Games: Table Tyrant Games is an Australian game design and publishing studio based in Brisbane, Queensland. It was co-founded by Aaron Sparke and Dylan Shearer in 2014 with the purpose to publish Australian board games designed by Australian designers to a global audience. To find out more, please visit

Dylan Shearer – Co-Founder, Game Design & Marketing Lead
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