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The Finalists for the Flux Capacity Game Design Challenge

Here are your Flux Capacity Challenge Finalists:

- Jötunn
- Builders of Babylon
- Seance: The Other Side
- Ogre Chef
- Little Knight’s Adventure
- City Pizza
- Dicegeon

Josh, from The Flux Capacity, also provided a spreadsheet showing how he narrowed the list.

Congratulations to all of our finalists. Good luck in the final round of the competition.

How Turbulence Came To Be

You probably know by now that Turbulence is part of The Captain Is Dead kickstarter. We asked Turbulence’s designer Andrew Enslow to tell us a little about himself and why he designed it. Here’s what he had to say:

I am an undergraduate mechanical engineer in California. I grew up on Star Wars Epic Duels, Risk and monopoly. It wasn’t until 2012 that I began expanding to all sorts of board games with my friends. From there it was a short leap to making a few of my own, which they all graciously helped me play test.

Better Bulk Pricing For Small Campaigns

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The Game Crafter has always been the champion of the small game designer, and we want to further that today by offering bulk pricing that matches the kinds of orders created for crowd funding campaigns and conventions. So rather than give you our best pricing at 400 or 500 copies, we’re offering our best pricing at 250 copies now! And as always, you can start accruing discounts at just 25 copies!

The Captain Is Dead is finally here!

The Captain is Dead - Now on Kickstarter!

Tonight at 6pm US Central time, The Game Crafter is launching its second Kickstarter campaign. The Captain Is Dead. As with our last campaign, we have decided to do another bundle, this time with 3 large games rather than 8 tiny games. You get 3 big games for $99, including shipping! But if you don’t want the big bundle, you can back just one or two of the games as well.

Live chat tonight with Phil Kilcrease about 5th Street Game Design Challenge!

Tonight at 8pm US Central time chat with Phil, the owner of 5th Street Games and sponsor of our new contest, The 5th Street Challenge. Join us in The Game Crafter Chatroom tonight to get all your questions answered about the new contest, Phil, 5th Street Games, and the meaning of the universe.

5th Street Challenge - Game Design Contest

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5th Street Games is teaming up with The Game Crafter to create a contest with the ultimate prize: a publishing deal for your game! Welcome to the 5th Street Challenge.

5th Street Games is an indie board game publisher based in Salt Lake City with a steadily growing library of titles (nine and growing!). 5SG is looking for another game, and has once again turned to The Game Crafter.

The Flux Capacity Publishing Challenge Voting Begins!

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For nearly 3 months, The Game Crafter community has been working on entries for The Flux Capacity Publishing Challenge. The grand prize is a publishing deal with The Flux Capacity. Now the community is going to vote and narrow the 30 entries down to just 20. Click here to see the rules for the game design contest and all of the games that were submitted.

Pricing Changes

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It has been our pleasure to be your game manufacturer over the past nearly 5 years. We want to support you in everything we do. We’re constantly refining our processes, upgrading our raw materials, and equipment, and as a result our costs increase. After careful analysis we found we’ve been losing money on several items. In order to stay in business for another five years, we unfortunately find ourselves in the difficult position of raising prices on some of our printed components.

Champion of the Small Designer

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The Game Crafter got into this business to help the small designer realize his or her dreams. We’ve been working hard over the last 6 months to introduce new bulk and crowd funding features that provide great discounts, save time, and are genuinely useful to designers.

Introducing Community Auctions

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve built a new auction system that we’ll use to auction off specialty items, rewards, and services from time to time. However, these aren’t regular auctions, in these auctions you’ll be bidding with Crafter Points.

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