Spacebug’s Robo Rally Courses

Robo Rally is a board game where you program your robot with your hand of cards, and race other players’ robots to finish the course first.

I used to play on GameTableOnline, but they closed down. I’m currently playing on Tabletop Simulator. I recommend DRaine’s Robo Rally 2016 rendition of the new version of the game.


These are screenshots of courses I made for the now-defunct GameTableOnline website. Some of these can be used as suggested flag layouts for using my downloadable boards or official boards.  Others I considered too un-fun to make a separate board for.

toggle boggle too
Toggle Boggle Too – A course that uses the special Toggle Boggle rules on the official board Chop Shop.  Special Rules: Your team’s robots can touch the flags in any order, claiming them for your team. Control them all at the same time, and your team wins! Just one little thing: your claim lasts only until the other team touches the flag. Whenever a robot touches a flag, place its Archive marker on top of any others to show which team controls it. If a robot is destroyed, that player must sit out for a full turn before reentering the game (follow the normal reentry rules).
love knot for bots
Love Knot for Bots – This course layout is based on a Celtic Love Knot. The flags move with conveyors.
Love Knot 2 – The sequel to Love Knot for Bots. The flags move with conveyors.
a fishy knot
A Fishy Knot – So called because of its fishy appearance. Based on two overhand and two figure of eight knots. The flags move with conveyors.
twist and shoot
Twist and Shoot – This course is not based on any knot in particular. The flags move with conveyors.
carrick and josephine
Carrick and Josephine – Inaccurately named for the Josephine Knot and the almost-identical Carrick Bend. The flags move with conveyors.
twisted strands
Twisted Strands – Winner of the 2010 Map Editing Contest. The flags move with the conveyors.
fancy frogging
Fancy Frogging – Flags move. It reminded me of that fabric decoration thing called frogging, hence the name.
Pretzel – It’s a giant pretzel!
Endless Knot – This course has no Starting Board! It also has 6 flags, so is a bit longer than many of my other courses.
Doodle – No Starting Board. Again, I was playing about with the knot motifs I like so much! I ran out of inspiration when it came to giving my courses titles!
killing floor
Killing Floor – Deathmatch course, no starting board. Special rules – 30 second timer,no powering down. Based on Bumper Pool by bmrr. Named for the arena in Johnny Mnemonic.
merry go round
Merry go round – The first course I made using the map editor. No special rules. Just a simple little course.
obstacle course
Obstacle Course – A short and rather silly course. Each aisle has two bots in it (so an even number of players is required). The first bot to the flag is the winner.
Charybdis – Moving Targets not big enough for you? Charybdis is a giant version of the official Moving Targets course, complete with moving flags.
carricks bend
Carrick’s Bend – This board is based on a single Carrick Bend knot. Flag 5 moves with the conveyors.
Turntable – A “flippy board” course. It uses a 4×12 starting board at each side, with repairs on each spawn point. When a flag is touched there is a 50% chance that the centre board (12×12) will rotate 180 degrees.
This is Madness – A rather silly course: Sparta’s answer to diplomacy problems seemed very relevant to Roborally. (don’t get kicked into the pit)


Spacebug’s Boards

Spacebug’s Map Editing Tutorial

Robo Rally 2016 for Tabletop Simulator by DRaines

Massive collection of RoboRally boards