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Sprue Challenge Finalists Announced!

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce the finalists for the Sprue Challenge!

Here are your Sprue Challenge Finalists:
- Forces of War
- Reign Makers
- HOPE
- Leaders of _______
- Allies and Aliens

Our judge, Jason Glover, has provided a great deal of information in this PDF about how he came to this list of finalists. Jason will spend the next month or so playing these games to determine a winner.

Math in games

I have a lot of difficulty grounding games in sound mathematical theory which causes me to design via trial and error. I would like to build mechanisms using a solid mathematic approach, or at least have some knowledge of how to do so, and was wondering if anybody could point to resources where I can learn to do so.

Toy Fair 2015 short report

I've just returned from exhibiting at the Toy, Hobby & Licensing Fair in Melbourne and I've written a short blog post about it.

http://www.pocketsports.com.au/#!2015-Toy-Fair-wrap/c1ghd/54fa5c820cf2458597770153

I thought I had a lot of ideas in my head before going, I need to make room for more!

Tradewars - Homeworld: Now in BETA!

Well we had yet another group playtest our game with some very interesting feedback. We owe this to Joe (The Professor), who is doing a very good job of putting the game into the hands of gamers, so that we can get as much feedback as we can.

The question everyone must be asking themselves is "How much feedback did you get and what is the outcome of it?"

Okay so we got feedback mostly on the ten (10) roles in the game. Each turn a player may choose one out of the ten possible roles. This obviously expands what a player can do on his turn.

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Crowd Funding A Board Game

The Game Crafter - 7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Crowd Funding A Board Game

The Game Crafter just released a new video for game designers who are considering crowd funding their board game. Tavis Parker guides you through the 7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Crowd Funding A Board Game and provides some answers.

Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZNAA-R5h7U

New and Improved Dice Stickers

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We’ve improved our dice stickers quite a bit. They’re more accurate, have a higher quality edge, peal from the slug nicer, and now there are 225 per sheet instead of just 120. So if you need a lot of custom dice, you can do that. Perhaps best of all, we’re dropping the price by $1.10 per sheet down to $2.99 per sheet. That means that dice stickers went from 3 cents each to just 1 cent each!

Click here to see a video of the new dice stickers

Pocket Sports - GridIron

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Another couple of prototype team cards for Pro Mode specialized plays

Counters out - cards in

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I had been working on team counters for the two new games (Gridiron & Cycling) for specialized moves/plays to enhance both games.

The idea was to include a set of 6 tokens for 1 team in each game when sold. Then if people liked to collect teams, they could purchase the others on the website.

Killer Gamer's Remorse Challenge

The Game Crafter's Latest Game Design Contest!

Objective: a player elimination game that is implemented in such a way that it is still fun. Maybe it is a quick game like love letter. Maybe it is a longer game but the eliminated players still have a role to play like in werewolf via the “ghost writer” ability. Or maybe you finish is off in the most glorious fashion possible, so humorous that we are dying laughing for the next 30 minutes.

Sprue Challenge Semi-Finalists Revealed

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce that our guest judge, Jason Glover, is hard at work narrowing the list of entries in the Sprue Challenge to a list of finalists. Head on over and check out the list of semi-finalists and feel free to leave them a comment about what you think of their designs.

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