TGX Indie Board Games

The home grown tabletop scene is bursting and we’re proudly presenting a fantastic variety of new indie board games you can sit down and try at the show

Join us to explore these games at The Game Expo on March 23-24, 2024.

See the full list of Indies for Video and Tabletop here

The List


Collarts (Australian College of the Arts), located in Melbourne, is an independent tertiary education institution specializing in creative industries. It provides real-world industry experiences and high-quality, future-focused education in areas such as advertising, audio engineering, dramatic arts, entertainment journalism, fashion marketing, film, graphic design, interior design.


Introducing Wrong Answers Only, the ultimate game of wit, creativity, and deception! In this hilarious and competitive card game, players are challenged to make convincing arguments for incorrect answers to a wide variety of questions. From historical figures to pop culture icons, Wrong Answers Only tests players’ ability to think on their feet and come up with the most convincing and absurd explanations. Containing over 400 cards, the game’s unique concept, dynamic gameplay and endless entertainment possibilities, makes it guaranteed to be a hit among your friends and family.


Those Who Dare: Founder’s Edition is a tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) created by Friends of the Table. The game is set in any era of human history and features high-stakes, high-reward gameplay with simultaneous turns. The game has a snappy and fast-paced system that allows players to create their own characters and develop their skills.

The game is designed to be played with 3-6+ players and offers a unique experience for each era of history. The game is currently in development and is available for pre-order on Gamefound

Tabletop Game Designers Australia (TGDA)

Tabletop Game Designers Australia (TGDA) is an organization dedicated to promoting, advocating, facilitating, and connecting individuals involved in designing, developing, and commercializing tabletop games in Australia. Their primary goal is to support the growth and success of the local tabletop game industry. They offer various resources including annual competitions, discussions, networking opportunities, and educational events.

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Frayed Ally

Frayed Ally is a card game created by Button Fox, a company based in Australia. This battle card game features mystery, strategy, and elements of luck through bombs that resemble those found in games such as Exploding Kittens.

Players take on the role of anthropomorphic characters, each with distinct traits, competing against each other in a battle royale set in the fictional city of Sewer City. The game requires quick thinking, tactical decision-making, and timing to outsmart opponents and avoid traps concealed within the deck. With its simple ruleset and fast pace, Frayed Ally offers a fun experience suitable for three to six or more players

Travel Bug

Travel Bug is a board game that takes players on a virtual trip around Australia, allowing them to collect photos of landmarks, plants, and animals while earning points by traveling and collecting souvenirs. The game can be played by the whole family and is designed to bring them together around the table, encouraging quality family time and conversation about past travels and future plans. The game is Australian-designed and made, and players can travel by road, rail, air, or sea. The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins.


Kitsunedo is a fast-paced battle-royale card game packed with strategy, bluffing, and social psychology, designed to be easy to pick up but hard to master…

Find your kindred Spirit Lord and wield their unique powers to develop your own tactics and playstyle. Whether you’re turning back the threads of time with the Fox of the Mirage or harnessing the power of the Deep, your path to victory will be different.


One Last Score is a high stakes heist game of strategy and deception. You and your friends play as rival criminals assembling crew members to try and outfox each other and walk away with the most loot.

Picture this, you’re a master criminal walking the Las Vegas strip when there’s a sudden citywide power outage. There has never been a better time to get your old crew together for ONE LAST SCORE.

However, you’re not the only master criminal in the city of sin, so if you want to pull off as many heists as possible, you’ll have to be clever.

You’ll need to choose your heists wisely, because one wrong move could cost you the game, but playing too carefully can be just as risky. Every game will have you weighing the risks and either celebrating or commiserating once the cards are on the table.


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Incubator Melbourne

Incubator Melbourne is a monthly board game playtesting group, based in the Melbourne CBD.
We are dedicated to bringing together local game designers to share their experiences, knowledge and perspectives.
Come along and test those prototypes you have been working on, or just pop in and see what we are all about, new faces are always welcome 🙂

The Score

THE SCORE is an all-new kind of collaborative story game that lets you create the world’s greatest heist movie with just 18 cards in under 18 minutes of game time. It’s a revolutionary take on shared storytelling that needs no GM, no complex rules, no hefty rulebooks and gives you all the idea prompts you need to be the mastermind.


Striker is a science-fiction role-playing game that can be played in the style of a space opera, or fit within any noir-style cyberpunk-ish adventure.


Nabstones is a competitive card game designed for 2-4 players. The objective of the game is to strategically collect gems to achieve the highest possible score. The game is set in a mystical world where players take on the role of Nabsters, creatures that collect and trade Nabstones, which are magical gems that hold immense power. The game features a unique scoring system that rewards players for collecting sets of Nabstones and for having the most of a particular type of Nabstone.

The game is designed to be easy to learn but challenging to master, with each game lasting around 20-30 minutes. Nabstones is created by The Murmuring Mystic, an independent game design studio based in Australia.