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Cheaper Shipping Options at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce that USPS First Class shipping for small games inside the United States is now available. What that means to you is that if your game fits into a small pro box or a tuck box, then you can ship it to yourself and your customers much cheaper than you could before.

Another disapointment

I just had two games released from their contracts because the publisher has changed their focus and is not going to make games. Not the first time I have gotten close to have it fall through and probably not the last.

Anyone know of a publisher of children’s games other than Haba that I might submit them too? One is for 6-8 year olds and the other 10 + speed game and would fit the family market.

Better Bulk Pricing at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

Last week we announced bulk order fulfillment, and now we’re making it even better with better bulk pricing.

Due to our always ongoing efforts to improve our processes and technology, we’re able to offer better bulk pricing than we could six months ago when we last announced an improvement in our bulk pricing. We’ve improved our bulk pricing in the following ways:

Ultimate Football

As you can tell from my last post, I have been working on my game for many years. Ultimate Football won the Game Design Contest at Kubla Con in 2011. It is nearly ready for a Kickstarter campaign.

ULTIMATE FOOTBALL is currently being reviewed by GotGameTesters, in Idaho. They put up a board game review each week and one of the great things is they review your game while it is in the PLAY TESTING mode. So you can find out if your "GAME" as "GOT GAME" (Their expression) before you go spend tons of money on it.

New Game Design Contest - The Classic Arcade Challenge

The Game Crafter's Classic Arcade Challenge Game Design Contest

Whether you like classic kinetic games such as skee ball or pinball, or if you like early electronic games such as Pacman and Gauntlet, there’s no doubt that for many of us arcade games bring about a sense of wonder and nostalgia. It is with this in mind that The Game Crafter introduces its latest tabletop game design contest: The Classic Arcade Challenge!

Play testing Broken Lance - pt 2

Broken Lance play test - pt2

Working on Broken Lance again. Was looking back through the notes and noticed I had made a comment about hit tokens. Also, setting up a board that has joust, melee and behourd all in the same area. Broken Lance will have 3 games in one. It’s a proper Medieval Tournament.

Working Title: Pa'ani 15

I started thinking about designing a card game about a month ago. When I was younger I played a lot of traditional trick-taking card games like Euchre and President (known by another name when I played). I like trick-taking games, so I started looking at rules for other games with this mechanic.

Working on a couple of different games

Looks like I'm going to be making a few different games. RPG game with smugglers, pirates, military and civilian outposts in space. Much like AD&D but Star Wars mindset.

Naval battles

Medieval knight jousting tournaments with jousting, sword and mace combat. Complete with a defend your kingdom (AD&D like RPG) only no fantasy creatures - pubs and more.

Broken Lance - Play test part 1

Broken Lance - Full set test

Play testing this thing is a b!&%#. I can’t get over how time consuming and aggravating it is to go through initial testing on my own. I keep overlooking one important thing; what seems to work on paper won’t always work in practice. Theory vs. Practicality — Oh how you’ve kept me grounded all throughout high school.

Kings Cube - A new concept design in playing chess.

Kings Cube

All the characters are played the same as in regular chess.

Link to view photos: http://www.quirky.com/ideations/559820

1)One difference is that the characters are on a cube. And once a cube has been moved from its Pawn position... the player must rotate it foward with the exception of the King.

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by Dr. Radut