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What is the Board Game Design Lab?

BGDF is partnered with the Board Game Design lab - an effort by BGDF user Gabe Barrett to create and curate regular content for game designers.

The Board Game Design Lab:

  • Curates articles from around the web, guiding users through the process of game design and publishing.
  • Publishes a podcast, with insightful interviews with industry veterans
  • BGDF is happy to have Gabe in our community, and his contributions to the site through BGDL.

    Take me back to the BGDL blogs!

    Funding the Dream on Kickstarter: Episode 317 - "More Backers More Savings. How Crowd Sales Change the Crowdfunding Approach."

    Funding the Dream on Kickstarter: Episode 317 - More Backers More Savings. How Crowd Sales Change the Crowdfunding Approach.

    Funding the Dream on Kickstarter: Ep 317 - "More Backers More savings. How Crowd Sales Change the Crowdfunding Approach". The Game Crafter's CEO, JT Smith, explains how Crowd Sales lower the price for backers as you overfund. Listen: https://www.buzzsprout.com/4646/1242152-ep-317-more-backers-more-savings...

    Quest Adventure Cards(tm) — The Adventure Starts Anew!

    Well it has been quite a while since I have worked on (or blogged) with regards to "Quest Adventure Cards(tm)", the Second (2nd) Edition. Of course the design was "in-the-pipe"... but not really going anywhere.

    New: The Game Crafter Laboratory - 100% Custom Board Games, Components, and Trade Show Displays

    The Game Crafter - Laboratory - 100% Custom Made Board Games, Board Game Components, and Trade show displays

    We’re pleased to tell you about our newest service, The Game Crafter Laboratory. If you’ve ever wanted something completely custom like an oversized game, or a bunch of custom components for a crowd funding campaign, or something extra special for a trade show display, then TGC Laboratory is your answer. We can build you literally anything. Check it out at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/laboratory

    New Board Game Pieces - Donkey

    The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Donkey

    We added a Donkey to our Board Game Pieces Shop! These are made of wood and are a fine addition to our collection of almost 80 types of animal game pieces.

    New Board Game Pieces - 20mm x 5mm Wood Discs in 9 colors

    The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - 20mm x 5mm Wood Disc

    We added 20mm x 5mm Wood Discs to our Board Game Pieces Shop! They are made of wood and come in 9 different colors. If you are looking for another size or type, we carry 116 different wood and acrylic discs in stock!

    Board Game Design Lab Challenge 2019

    So I entered the BGDL challenge at the last minute whilst preparing for the UKGE.

    I just got word today that Jolt! made it through the first round as one of the top 30 games from an original entry of 143 games.

    The list of games that made it through are here:

    Im very grateful to the help in the early iterations of the game that you guys gave me.

    The community vote lasts until Friday so fingers crossed the general public enjoy it too :)

    Ravenhall's Town Crier Monthly Highlight #7

    Here is the monthly Town Crier highlight. (Notice our bias and excitement for our upcoming game Headhunter on Kickstarter)

    https://legendsofravenhall.com/2019/06/01/town-crier-monthly-highlight-7/

    Thanks,

    -Austin

    New Board Game Pieces - Cone Pawn

    The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Cone Pawn

    Check out the new Cone Pawn we have in our Board Game Pieces Shop! This pawn has a 3/4″ base that comes to a point and gives it an extended handle for easy player piece maneuvering. 17mm Meeple included for scale. Available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/cone-pawn-black

    New Board Game Pieces - Large Gold Star & Thin Grey Star

    The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Large Gold Star & Thin Grey Star

    We added Large Gold Star and Thin Grey Star to our Board Game Pieces Shop! Use them as victory points, to track accomplishments, or as a first player token. 17mm Meeple for scale. 18 types of stars are available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/game-pieces?q=star&hPP=32&idx=products&p=...

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