Tom tells and sells his squirrel tale

Biggar-based artist and musician Tom Sudall is about to add yet another profession to his CV - games inventor.

Tom Sudall with his Squirrel Game invention.

Multi-talented Tom has already attracted the support of the government’s Creative Scotland agency for his new, two-player “Squirrel Game”.

He intends to manufacture and distribute the hand-crafted pocket-sized board game, aiming it at young players and families.

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Tom, who operates all his interests under the ‘umbrella’ name of Format 15, has now launched a crowdfunding appeal to get “Squirrel” out into a potentially highly lucrative market. The cash raised would be used to manufacture the initial batch of 150 games.

He told the Gazette: “In the past I have promoted countless small-scale music, art and gaming events from gigs and exhibitions to children’s art workshops and board game playtesting sessions.

“ I hope this campaign will help to build my reputation as a game designer and artist and will give me a platform from which to launch and promote further games and related products like game making workshops.” Tom’s crowdfunding page can be found on and will be open until April 11.