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 courses I made on the now-defunct GameTableOnline website. These are suggested flag layouts for use with my custom downloadable boards, and one official board.

Official Boards


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).

Custom 12×12 Courses – Good Ones


Love Knot for Bots: – This course layout is based on a Celtic Love Knot.
Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.


Love Knot 2: The sequel to Love Knot for Bots.
Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.


A Fishy Knot: So called because of its fishy appearance. Based on two overhand and two figure of eight knots.
Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.


Twist and Shoot: This course is not based on any knot in particular.
Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.


Twisted Strands: Winner of the 2010 Map Editing Contest on GameTableOnline.
Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.


Fancy Frogging: It reminded me of that fabric decoration thing called frogging, hence the name.
Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.

Custom 12×12 Courses – Bad Ones


Carrick and Josephine: Inaccurately named for the Josephine Knot and the almost-identical Carrick Bend.
Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.
Note: I added some upgrade squares to the start board for this course.


Pretzel: It’s a giant pretzel!
Note: There are no repairs or upgrades on this course.


Turntable: A “flippy board” course. It uses two of Starting Board B from the 2005 edition.
Special Rules: Every spawn point is also a repair. When a flag is touched there is a 50% chance that the centre board will rotate 180 degrees.


Merry go round: The first course I made using the map editor. No special rules. Just a simple little course

Custom Odd-Shaped Courses


Endless Knot: This course has no Starting Board! It also has 6 flags, so is a bit longer than many of my other courses.
Size: 11×11


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!
Size: 11×11


Carrick’s Bend: This board is based on a single Carrick Bend knot.
Special Rules: Flag 5 moves with the conveyors.
Size: 11×11 with 4×11 start board


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.
Size: 10×10

Custom Odd-Shaped Courses – Really Bad Ones

The following courses are low quality screenshots from GameTableOnline.  I consider them bad enough to not be worth recreating with better graphics.

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.
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