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Custom Printed Bi-Fold Game Boards Now Available!

The Game Crafter - Custom Printed Bi-Fold Game Boards are now available!

Ever since we introduced the Quad Fold Game Board, people have been asking for smaller and larger versions of it. Today we’re introducing the new Bi-Fold Game Board. It’s just like the quad-fold, but 2 fewer panels. It’s printed edge to edge on one side (9 x 18”) and has that beautiful black textured cover on the back. Download the templates to get started.

Introducing Crowd Sales!

Song Froggy - A crowd sale at The Game Crafter

In the beginning you either found a publisher or took the super risky route of self-publishing. Then crowd funding came along and mitigated much of the risk of self-publishing, but introduced a whole slew of it’s own risks. We felt there had to be a better way, so we created crowd sales.

Announcing Crafter Con 2015

After much prodding from our community, we are pleased to announce Crafter Con 2015. Crafter Con is The Game Crafter’s very own game design convention, and 2015 is Crafter Con’s inaugural year. We know you have questions, so we’ll do our best to answer them.

Announcing Protospiel Madison 2015

Protospiel Madison 2014 - Hosted by The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter is bringing Protospiel back to Madison again this year with Protospiel Madison 2015! Last year we had over 80 attendees, and this year we’re expecting even more. If you are a game designer and you want honest feedback from other game designers, this is the event for you to attend! Save the date: October 23-25, 2015.

Game Designer Interview w/ Mark & Christina Major @ Whirling Derby Games

Mark and Christina Major are a talented husband & wife team of game designers who have been longtime members of The Game Crafter community. They designed Jupiter Rescue (previously Jupiter Deep, now published by Twilight Creations), Chimera Station (published by Tasty Minstrel Games - available in 2015) and zerpang!, which was a finalist of Tabletop Deathmatch in season 1. They also have other titles available in The Game Crafter online shop.

Mark and Christina took a few minutes at Gen Con to share their experience, insight, and some tips for new game designers.

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!

.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!

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.

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!

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