Tinderbox Games Club



On Saturday mornings, we get together in-person and online to hang out, play games, and make our own, supported by a team of creative tutors & game designers. 

Together we play, research and make games, as well as design our own artwork, audio & code needed for them! We use different forms of technology to make games, but we also use traditional methods such as hand-drawn art, board game making, clay-sculpting, crafting with recycled objects, and more. Along the way we may also explore other types of creative technology such as virtual reality (VR), electronics & circuit-building, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and 3D printing! 

Everyone is welcome to get involved, and no game design or programming experience is necessary. You can join us whether you are brand new to gaming or if you play & make your own games already!  

Check out the information below to register for a place and we’ll be in touch with more information about joining sessions. Feel free to get in touch with us at lab@tinderboxcollective.org with any questions.

This weekly club is for young people aged 10-16.

Register here:


Games Club – Autumn Term 2023

This term the games club will be a hybrid club – bringing together the in-person and online clubs to collaborate, play, & create games together!

Hybrid Games Club Sept-Dec 2023

Ways to Join!

Join the games club in person this term at:
📍 Duncan Place, Leith, Edinburgh

Or join the games club online via Zoom! 
After you have signed up, we will contact you with a link to join the call.

Key Info

Saturday 23rd September – 14th October
Saturday 28th October
Sun 5th November
Sat 11th November – 16th December
No session on 21st Oct & 4th Nov

In-person sessions from 11am – 12:30pm
Online sessions from 11:30am – 12:30pm


PlayAway Pop-up Workshops!
We are running a series of one-off, pop up workshops across Edinburgh and Online! Keep an eye on this space for updates, or sign up to our lab newsletter here!

Tinderbox also run a series of music clubs in-person and online, among many other things! Check out our What’s On page for more details 🌱


Pop-Up Workshops

Games Jams Granton 714 Oct
The next pop-up workshops/game jams are below – we’ll be getting creative making short interactive comics, stories, and zines!

SAT 7th OCT 230-4pm

EDINBURGH COLLEGE (Muirhouse Library entrance)
348 W Granton Rd, EH5 1QE

For S1-S6 – all levels & beginners welcome | Free

SAT 14th OCT 230-4pm

EDINBURGH COLLEGE (Muirhouse Library entrance)
348 W Granton Rd, EH5 1QE

For S1-S6 – all levels & beginners welcome | Free