Tight triangulations are exotic, but highly regular objects in combinatorial topology. A triangulation is tight if all its piecewise linear embeddings into a Euclidean space are as convex as allowed by the topology of the underlying manifold. Tight triangulations are conjectured to be strongly minimal and proven to be so for dimensions ⩽ 3. However, in spite of substantial theoretical results about such triangulations, there are precious few examples. In fact, apart from dimension two, we do not know if there are infinitely many of them in any given dimension. In this article, we present a computer-friendly combinatorial scheme to obtain tight triangulations and present new examples in dimensions three, four, and five. Furthermore, we describe a family of tight triangulated d-manifolds, with 2d − 1⌊d/2⌋!⌊(d − 1)/2⌋! isomorphically distinct members for each dimension d ⩾ 2. While we still do not know if there are infinitely many tight triangulations in a fixed dimension d > 2, this result shows that there are abundantly many.