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BGDL 36 - Hermann Luttmann: How to Design a Solo Game

Hermann Luttmann, designer of Dawn of the Zeds, talks about how to design a solo game.

Hermann has created numerous games meant for only one player and offers a ton of interesting insight on how to craft the solitaire experience.

Check out the episode here:

New Game Pieces Available: Bugs

The Game Crafter - New Game Pieces Available: Bugs

We've added Bugs to our online board game parts shop! They are made of wood and we have 7 different colors to choose from.

New Game Pieces Available - Male & Female Farmers

The Game Crafter - New Game Pieces Available: Male & Female Farmers

We have added farmers to our online parts shop. We offer both male and female farmers and they come in 7 different colors.

New Game Pieces Available - Windmills

The Game Crafter - New Game Pieces Available: Windmills

The Game Crafter has added Windmills to our online game parts shop! We have two sizes available. The Large Windmills come in 7 different colors and the Small Windmills come in 6 colors.

Dungeon Brawl Final Draft rules


I received a PDF maker from andrew2 over at thegamecrafter, so now I'm able to make PDF rulebook! This rulebook I've made is pretty much final draft. Thanks to all of you here for finding the last errors and clarifications! If there is anything super glaring, let me know. I bought 10 copies of my game for preview copies and every one has this version of the rules.

GameCrafter PDF rules link:
DeviantArt PDF rules link:

New Game Design Asset Shop at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter - New Game Design Asset Shop

We’ve just launched a new department in our shop for game design assets. You’ll find over 200 sets of illustrations, card designs, currency, and icons, with more being added every day. Click here to see our official announcement with additional images.

Walled-In® Family tabletop Strategy Game

Walled-In® Family tabletop Strategy Game

Hi everyone,
I'm new here and wanted feedback on a game that I've invented called Walled-In. Any advice greatly appreciated.

You can view it here:

I'm wanting to do a Kickstarter for it next year now and any help or guidance will help.:-)


Monster Keep: Re-visiting an older design

Finally I can BLOG about the new developments with an older design known as "Monster Keep"!

Just for some future notes, here is a link to a "breakthrough" in the design:

Finalists Announced for The Manhattan Project Challenge!

The Game Crafter - The Manhattan Project Dice Challenge 2017

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce that the finalists for The Manhattan Project Challenge have been announced! See the official announcement and the list of finalists at

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