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The Game Crafter 2014 Year In Review

As we rapidly approach the end of 2014 we like to do a bit of year in review of how our community has grown and what accomplishments we’ve all achieved. Note: the official announcement has tons of links to all of the resources we mention. You can read it at Otherwise, happy reading!

Super-Bee! Board Game

Hi guys,

My new game is called Super-Bee! and its main target audience are children age 5-12. It can be played in 3-6 players and, once every players knows the rules, each game can take up to 20 minutes to be played.

The aim of the game: Find as many Honey Jars as you can and store them in your honeycomb. The player with the most Honey Jars collected wins.

There are 101 tokens (90 regular tokens and 11 special tokens) that gives players special abilities and bonuses and can cause trouble for the opponents.

.75" Small Square Chits now available!

Small Square Chit - Custom printed at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter has one last Christmas present for game designers... the Small Square Chit! They come 150 to a sheet for $9.49. Like all of our chits, they are custom printed on both sides. Download the template and get started today! Enjoy!

Tradewars - Homeworld: about publishing!

What sort of *frustrates* me is how well my game is perceived by other game designers and how "neutral" Publishers seem to be.

I was asked to "pitch" the game and came up with: "it's a mash-up of Dominion, San Juan and Magic: the Gathering".

Time Challenge Finalists Announced!

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

The finalists for The Time Challenge are:

- Singularity
- Oaxaca
- The Game Builders
- A Dragon Show for the King
- Tears of Asgard

Our judge, Mark Major, will receive the games shortly and begin playing them. He will then narrow the list of finalists down to just 1 winner. While we wait for that, you can read all the detailed scores of the semifinalists.

Also, don’t forget to get to work on the Sprue Challenge.

11 More "Need to Knows" about Game Design

This 12+ minute screencast is primarily for aspiring designers, not for professionals.

Jason Glover to Judge the Sprue Challenge

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

We're pleased to announce that Jason Glover of Grey Gnome Games (creator of Plague, Dungeons Deep, Dig Down Dwarf, and many other titles) has agreed to judge the Sprue Challenge at The Game Crafter. Get to work today!

108 card bridge card tuck boxes are now available!

108 card bridge tuck box now available at The Game Crafter!

A couple weeks back The Game Crafter released a 54 card bridge tuck box. Today we’re doubling it with a 108 card bridge tuck box. Download the templates and get started. Enjoy!

Custom printed circle shards are now half their old price!

Circle Shards at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce that we’ve worked out a new process for producing Circle Shards. In this new process, the shards are punched out into slugs rather than individually. The player will then punch the shards out of the slugs.

Other than the shards coming on slugs, you’re probably wondering what difference this will make for you as a game designer. There are two main differences:

Hardy's Design Blog - Cadence

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Hey everyone,

So about a month ago, I saw this contest going on on BGG:

The contest has one big limitation and that's it: Make a game that has 18 cards(no more no less) and no components other than that. Is it extremely difficult to make a game with just 18 cards? Well, apparently, its easy; the contest already has 75+ entries. My game 'Cadence - Road Racing Championship' will also be included in that.

Cadence - Road Racing Chaampioship

2 players
45-60 minutes
Ages 12+

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by Dr. Radut