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Improved Shrink Wrapping at The Game Crafter!


Good news! The Game Crafter has upgraded the process for shrink wrapping tuck boxes. It comes out much more clear and seamless now, and is slightly more durable as well. This is a free upgrade! Enjoy.

Tile, Sticker, and Box Upgrade

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The Game Crafter has upgraded the papers used on tiles, stickers, and boxes to a new matte finish. This gives the them a more professional look and feel, and makes them have a bit less glare in the light. The paper is also slightly heavier weight, although it’s not really noticeable by human hand. This affects all orders starting with 65593, some of the orders already in the production queue.

Perhaps best of all, we offer this upgrade free of charge to all customers. Enjoy!

New Game Board Available: Sliver Boards!

The Game Crafter - Sliver Board - New print on demand game board

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce the Sliver Board. Sometimes you just need a small game board that can be used as a player aid, or as a hallway in a dungeon crawler. Download the templates and get started today! Enjoy!

Introducing Art Tests

The Game Crafter - Art Tests

The Game Crafter is always trying to provide board game designers with tools to help them make better games. Last year we introduced sanity tests, and now we’re introducing art tests. Art tests are a quick and inexpensive way for you to get 100 opinions on the layout, design, and illustration in your game.

Click here to see the official announcement with photos

Premium Grab Bags

The Game Crafter - Premium Grab Bags full of game pieces, parts, and bits!

People love our grab bags for building out their parts kits. Today we’re pleased to announce our premium grab bags. These have a lot of the same parts as our normal grab bags, but are also more than half filled with premium parts such as dice and miniatures. Every premium grab bag has several metal pawns/tokens in it and the bag itself is even a cloth bag of random color and size, rather than a plastic baggie. Each bag is worth over $15.00 if we were to sell the parts individually, but in this form they are just $8 each.

The Printed Component Process

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In Episode 9 of The Game Crafter Podcast, Jeff King from All Us Geeks attempts to get a 6-month preview schedule for printed components. Instead, JT explains the printed component process and why The Game Crafter does not release such a schedule.

This is a great podcast that explains how much work goes into making new custom printed products at The Game Crafter.

The Game Crafter has released a new game board. The Skinny Board!

Skinny Game Board

The skinny mat is one of the most popular at The Game Crafter, so we’re happy to introduce it in board form as the skinny board for those of you who want a more durable version. Enjoy!

Sprue Challenge Finalists Announced!

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

Here are your Sprue Challenge Finalists:
- Forces of War
- Reign Makers
- 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.

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

New and Improved Dice Stickers


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

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