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Introducing Market Based Pricing

Market Based Pricing on Game Pieces at The Game Crafter

When it comes to all of the game pieces we stock at The Game Crafter, many of our suppliers vary their prices every time we order. Sometimes the prices go up due to material cost increase. Other times the prices will go down because we’re now ordering in larger volume. Because these prices are so volatile, we needed to update our system to reflect those changes more easily. The result is market based pricing.

New Protospiel Accolade at The Game Crafter

Protospiel Accolade at The Game Crafter

We encourage all designers in The Game Crafter community to find a Protospiel event near them and get their game tested by other designers. And if you do, you can earn this new accolade.

Mystery Challenge Winner Announced!

Sinister has won the Mystery Challenge, just barely edging out Refuge. Congratulations to Mark “Shmitz” Major of Whirling Derby Games for winning his second contest at The Game Crafter.

Supersized Game Pawns Now Available at The Game Crafter!

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce a new line of supersized game pawns! These game pawns will help you step up your game and have some real fun. Bigger pawns, bigger play! Supersized tokens coming soon!

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Sanity Test Before and After

The Game Crafter's new Sanity Test service has been in operation for just over a week and already many people have been using the service to improve their games. William Mandry of Mandry’s Gaming Co. has already used it twice on his game Survivalistic.

The Gamers' Table needs our help!

The Gamers' Table Needs Our Help!

The Gamers’ Table (TGT) has been a long time friend and supporter of The Game Crafter community. In late 2011, they launched a new independent edition of their show, (sponsored by TGC), and have aired 68 episodes so far. Most of these are from The Game Crafter community and they have done so without charging designers a dime. They do it for the love of games and because they enjoy supporting indie board game designers.

Introducing Sanity Tests at The Game Crafter

Sanity Tests at The Game Crafter

A sanity test is a professional review of your rules and shop page to ensure they are complete, clear, and enticing. We know it can be hard to get high quality feedback on your rules documents, so that’s why we created the sanity test.

Our sanity testers have a background in both game design and editing. A sanity test costs just $25 and here are 3 examples of the feedback you can expect:

Lacuna Expanse

To The Table is now reviewing games from The Game Crafter!

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

To The Table is a website by David Taylor that provides reviews and discussions of board and card games. He reviews games from a family perspective to show what benefits the game offers. His purpose for the reviews is to promote the gaming hobby as a family hobby, help game buyers make educated decisions when purchasing, and help bring attention to independently designed and published games. He provides both video and written reviews, and also contributes to IndieConquest.

Mystery Challenge Finalists at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter - The Leading Print On Demand Game Publisher

Our judge, David Sheppard, has narrowed the list of semi-finalists in The Game Crafter's Mystery Challenge down to seven finalists. They are:

The Flux Capacity Publishing Challenge Chat

Josh Bricker, president of The Flux Capacity, will be in a scheduled chat on The Game Crafter on Wednesday, March 12 at 8PM Eastern. This is a great chance for you to get all your questions answered about The Flux Capacity Publishing Challenge. Hope to see you there.

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