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DS Video game now Android project

Although this is NOT a Video game forum, I simply wanted to share some of my discuss what has been going on for those wondering where "Tradewars - Homeworld" is?!

"Tradewars - Homeworld" is being reviewed by a Publisher, it has almost been 1 year (in review). We really want to make a deal with a publisher however we realize that all efforts need to come to a conclusion and feel that 1 year to wait for a response is NOT unreasonable.

96-Card Square Tuck Boxes

96-Card Square Tuck Box - Now available at The Game Crafter

We’ve had a lot of call for a square tuck box, so we’re happy to release our new 96 card square tuck box. It will hold 96 square, hex, or circle cards. In addition, it will hold approximately 20 of our large square and large hex tiles. And it is priced at just $2.79, the same price as our other tuck boxes. Download the templates and get started. Enjoy!

Video screencast: 10 "Need to Knows" about Game Design

Note: I saw someone refer to this as 10 need to knows about tabletop game design. No, this applies to ALL game design.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Hello from The Game Crafter!

I know it seems to be ridiculously early to be talking about holiday shipping deadlines in October, but it is that time of year again. If you’re working on a game you plan to give as a Christmas present, then please place your orders no later than December 3rd to receive it in time for Christmas. If you live outside the US, it will take much longer to arrive so plan accordingly.

We’ll provide another update as we get closer to remind you to get those orders in. Happy designing!

Stealth - glitches and probable solutions

Laying down the final art has started. We are still
facing the problem of very very few play testers.
Some mechanics have been modified. Duel
initiation and run away mechanics have changed
to remove a few glitches. The glitches and
changes made were:

Knife: after some final solo testing, I found out a
glitch in the knife's limitation/ability. It states
that a knife can only be used when moved on the
same block and you have to use one turn to do it.
In rare cases, when a player is left only with a
knife, and he starts dueling with another player,

China Guangzhou Int’l Game & Amusement Exhibition(CIAE2015)

"Octagon" map with nodes

China Guangzhou Int’l Game & Amusement Exhibition(CIAE2015)
Date: March 28th -30th, 2015.
Venue: Guangzhou Pazhou International Sourcing Center
ADD: East Avenue, Haizhu District, Guangzhou Pazhou International Sourcing Centre, Guangzhou No. 8, 18th Floor, East Tower

China Guangzhou International Game & Amusement Exhibition(CIAE2015)is one of the most important and well-known game show in China and has been successfully held for ten sessions in every March.

Henchmen! is now on Kickstarter and we need your help fellow designers!

My game Henchmen! is now available for pre-order through Kickstarter. We have some awesome rewards and special earlier back promotions to give away. We just launched 11 hours ago and already we're at $500! Help us bring you one of the best games of this generation!

Prepared for Siege - board game in progress!

Hi guys,

I'm designing my first board game, I'm very excited and I want to share my project with you guys.

Players; 2-4
Playing time: 30-50 min.
Object tokens: 96
Gold tokens: 23
Dice: 2 (3 faces dice)
Inventory board for each player (4): 3 slots for weapons, 6 inventory slots, one big slot for gold;
Board: 10X10 units(grid - one unit = 2.5cmx2.5cm) + 6X4 units in each corner (representing players' castles)

Object tokens:
- resources: CORN, WINE, ROPE, BOLT;
- weapons: spear, shield, helmet;
- "power-up"/"power-down" (attack, defense);

A Few More Tickets for Protospiel Madison 2014

Good news, we were able to get a slightly bigger room, so we have more tickets available for Protospiel Madison 2014. Get them while they’re still available, because they are going to go fast.

Really Small Games (Card Version)

I attended a meeting of a NC game designers’ guild for the first time last week. The organizer, Matt Wolfe, asked about my design Sea Kings, which is currently on Kickstarter run by Worthington Publications ( ). At some point I said it was, at about 45 minutes, inevitably a filler game; and he responded, that’s not a filler game any more, fillers are 20 minutes!

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