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I thought I had this locked down, but then I really ran the numbers including shipping costs and all that, and now I'm not so sure.

Was thinking about a $49 price point, including shipping in the US (subsidized to ship elsewhere). $18k Kickstarter goal.

When you include handling costs, KS fees, and all that, with a 1000 unit minimum print run, I will lose money outright at $18k (350 units). That's not even including sunk costs like art and marketing. I'd have to sell about double that ($35k) to break even overall.

Finalists for Escape Room Challenge have been announced!

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

Finalists have been announced for the Escape Room Challenge at The Game Crafter. Here they are!

Mayan Escape
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/mayan-escape

Casino Heist
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/casino-heist2

Conundrum: Candy Factory
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/conundrum:-candy-factory

Trapped! Bermuda Triangle
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/trapped-bermuda-triangle

Access Denied!
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/access-denied-

Congratulations to all of the finalists and good luck on the final round! :)

Unboxing: Small Stout Box (featuring Four Tribes)

The Game Crafter - Small Stout Box - Print on Demand game box that's 70pt chipboard and ready for retail shelves.

Our very own Tavis Parker (@tavisparker) did this unboxing video to show off our new Small Stout Box. The game featured in the video is "Four Tribes" by Jason Glover @ Grey Gnome Games and the box (and game) are gorgeous!

Watch the unboxing video on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G692MQLv25M

Learn more about the Small Stout Box at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/SmallStoutBox.

Four Tribes is available in The Game Crafter shop at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/four-tribes

New game pieces at The Game Crafter: 8mm metal cubes in gold, silver, and bronze colors

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - 8mm metal cubes in gold, silver, and bronze colors.

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce the release of 3 new 8mm solid metal cubes. They come in 3 colors (Gold, Silver and Bronze) and are available right now at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/search?q=metal%20cube&hPP=25&idx=products...

New Super Strong Game Boxes at The Game Crafter

It has been a BIG week of new product releases and today is our last one in this batch. To recap, we released the following:

Tuesday: Embedded Games
Wednesday: Booster Packs & Booster Boxes
Thursday: Full Color Printed D6 Dice
Friday: Custom Rubberized Game Mats
Saturday: Strip Chits (3″ x 1″)
Sunday: Today - Watch the video on youtube below for the big product reveal!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rig9rFli4Xg

New Custom Printable Chit at The Game Crafter - Strip Chit (3" x 1")

The Game Crafter - Strip Chit - 3" x 1" Custom Printed Chipboard Chit

Good things come in small packages. Sometimes you just need a long thin chit, and the Strip Chit will suit that need perfectly!

Learn more at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/StripChit

More Photoshop

Heroes & Treasure, Player card for cleric

Well, I've been getting better at doing layout stuff in Photoshop (still GIMP, not actually Photoshop).

I did a mockup card (which I won't post here) in nanDECK. My artist made a nice frame for it (she also chose that font), and I spent a couple of hours making the attached image, plus three more on the same template. Think it was probably 2.5 hours total.

Kinda fun :)

Dungeon Brawl launches on Kickstarter!

Well, don't I have the shakes right now. I think I've done everything I could possibly do aside from throw money at everyone. The e-mails are going out and I'm already tired. I'm just worried I haven't created enough hype. I don't want a repeat of Tile Pile. How else am I going to advertise that I'm live and that this is a product you would want?

If anyone is interested in checking it out:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tableflipgames/dungeon-brawl-a-cust...

The Game Crafter now makes custom rubberized game mats!

The Game Crafter - print on demand custom rubberized game mats

The Game Crafter now makes print on demand custom rubberized game mats. Buy 1 mat or as many as you need. Details at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/SmallGameMat.

Watch the product announcement video on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UinKN6FmNMk

Winner Announced for the Hook Box Challenge!

We’re pleased to announce that Mike Wokasch from Fairway 3 Games has won the Hook Box Challenge (https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/hook-box-challenge) with his game, Cards of Olympus. See the game at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/cards-of-olympus

We’d like to thank all of our entrants! Daniel Grek, our judge, has left feedback for the finalists and it's available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hh9p7tdt6mnyny5/Hook%20Box%20Contest%20Finals%...

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