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New Board Game Pieces Available: People

The Game Crafter - New Game Pieces Available: People

People come in all shapes and sizes. The Game Crafter is pleased to release several types of wooden people. We have the fedora wearer, the white and green figure, and the blue gnome. Your towns and cities will be bustling with these additions.

New Game Design Contest: Escape Room Challenge

The Game Crafter - Board Game Design Contest - Escape Room Challenge

The Game Crafter is announcing another board game design contest! This one is called the Escape Room Challenge. The official announcement was posted at


Letiman Games presents the Escape Room in a Box Game Design Challenge.

With the popularity of escape room games on the rise, we thought it would be fun to run contest with escape room in a box as the featured theme. For this type of mechanic, look at games like Unlocked! and Exit.

New Game Design Contest: Hook Box Challenge

The Game Crafter - Hook Box Challenge

New Game Design Contest Announced at The Game Crafter! This one is called the Hook Box Challenge. Design a small game capable of fitting in an 18-card hook box. Get all the details and rules at

Hidden Movement Challenge: Semi-Finals

The Game Crafter - Hidden Movement Challenge

The Hidden Movement Challenge Semi-Finals is upon us!

The Game Crafter Official Podcast - Episode 141: Magnetic Parts & Releasing Bad Games

The game Crafter - The Game Crafter Official Podcast

What happens when an episode looks like it is going to be too short for even JT? He asks Jeff to pull a second listener request!

So tonight, JT Smith and Jeff King discuss not one, but two topics requested by listeners. The first, is a listener looking for magnetic parts and the viability of The Game Crafter offering them. The second is a discussion about putting out a bad game. Are there any benefits? JT attempts to convince Jeff that there might be, but does Jeff agree?

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New Game Pieces Available: Pyramids

The Game Crafter - New Game Pieces Available: Pyramids

New Game Pieces Available in The Game Crafter's Online Parts Shop! Pyramids are here. They are made of wood and come in 7 different colors. Click the link below to learn more.

New - Out of Stock Alerts!

The Game Crafter - Out of stock alerts for board game designers

We have implemented "out of stock" alerts for game designers at The Game Crafter. You'll now be notified via email if a part runs out and you have it in your game. You’ll then be notified again when the game part is back in stock. With this new system, you’ll be able to keep your game published by switching out parts that run out and then switch them back as soon as we have them back in stock. This is a feature that you, the community, told us was important and so we have delivered on it. :)

A bunch of new features released for Component.Studio

We’ve released a whole bunch of new features for https://Component.Studio:

- Boxes, Circles, Hexes, and Polygons can now use gradients and hatches as fills in addition to solid colors.

- You can now use the Overprint Black option on all visible steps.

- Added a named colors key.

- Image Grids now skip empty / null URLs rather than stopping at the first empty.

- Image Grids now allow you to specify a color in the URL field so you can add a placeholder when you don’t yet have an image.

Crafter Points Spending Changes

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The Game Crafter has implemented a few Crafter Points (CP) spending changes we want you to know about:

1. You can now spend 5,000 CP once per day to promote your game to our Twitter feed.

2. We’ve changed our Facebook promoter to allow you to do it once per week rather than once ever. Still costs 10,000 CP.

3. You can not use the Twitter or Facebook promoters if your game does not pass safe search.

4. You can spend 10,000 CP to bypass the 10 day waiting period to publish your game.


New Game Pieces Available: Nobles

The Game Crafter - New Game Pieces: Nobles

The Game Crafter is pleased to release these new nobles into our online board game parts shop! They come in 5 colors and 2 sizes (Large and Small) and are perfect for representing the aristocracy in your games.

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