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New Board Game Pieces - Brazier & Cauldron

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Brazier & Cauldron

We added a Brazier and Cauldron to our Board Game Pieces Shop! These pieces have a high level of detail and are great for use in your RPG and board games. (17mm Meeples included for scale)

Multiplayer Arena Shooter Card Game

Persona Card

12/28/18:
This is the beginning of my design document for my multiplayer arena shooter card game (working title).

Setting: I'm very much a 'top-down' designer. I start with the theme or an idea, and then try to come up with rules (mechanics) that quickly and easily represent said themes or ideas.

Crafter Con 2018 - Robert Lawler: Intellectual Property for Board Games

Attorney Robert Lawler gave a 1 hour presentation at Crafter Con 2018 on intellectual property law as it relates to board games, and then answers some questions from the audience.

Robert “Bo” Lawler has been an attorney specializing in intellectual property since 2005, working at several firms in Wisconsin as well as serving at the US District Court in Iowa.

Stay tuned for more recorded sessions from Crafter Con over the next 2 weeks.

Watch the presentation on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anFYoHl8JsQ

New Game Box at The Game Crafter - Large Stout Box (11" x 11" x 3")

The Game Crafter - Large Stout Box - 11" x 11" x 3" Custom Printed Board Game Box!

We have one final product to introduce in 2018 and it's a big one. This is the Large Stout Box! It measures 11x11x3 inches, and can be printed in a bunch of configurations ranging from $8-$24.

Watch our new video for the Large Stout Box at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzBvMRUthsU

Learn more about the different versions of this box through the links below:

Large Stout Box (Full Box Printed):
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/LargeStoutBox

Large Stout Box (Top & Sides Printed): https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/LargeStoutBoxTopAndSide

Holiday Design Contest at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter - Holiday Design Contest

We’re pleased to announce the new Holiday Design Contest. Despite the time of year we’re in, this is not a Christmas contest. This is a contest to design a game themed to your favorite holiday, whatever that may be. Details at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/holiday-design-contest

Crafter Con 2018 - Robert Lawler: Intellectual Property for Board Games

Attorney Robert Lawler gave a 1 hour presentation on intellectual property law as it relates to board games, and then answers some questions from the audience.

Robert "Bo" Lawler has been an attorney specializing in intellectual property since 2005, working at several firms in Wisconsin as well as serving at the US District Court in Iowa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anFYoHl8JsQ

Troy Pichelman Inducted Into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame!

The Game Crafter - Hall of Fame - Troy Pichelman Inducted Into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame

Troy Pichelman has been inducted into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame because his game, The Stars Are Burning, won the Hidden Movement Challenge. Congratulations! Read the full designer interview at http://news.thegamecrafter.com/post/181082384352/troy-pichelman-inducted...

Crafter Con 2018 - Bryan Winter: What Do Retailers Expect from Kickstarted Games

The Game Crafter - Crafter Con 2018 - Bryan Winter: What Do Retailers Expect From Kickstarted Games?

Our first recorded session from Crafter Con 2018 is on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3BR81Z79N4. It took place 2 weeks ago on Thursday, November 29th and will be held again in Madison, Wisconsin in October 2019. We have several more videos we’ll be releasing over the next couple weeks. Learn more about Crafter Con at http://www.craftercon.com.

Here's a summary of this 1 hour presentation:

Board Game Designer Workshop Contest Finals

I made it to the finals for the Boardgame Designer Workshop Contest, and was interviewed for the podcast. I'm not going to lie, I sound like a nervous chipmunk. That's what I get for using my recorder as a mic for the first time without pre-testing it.
Anyway, all of the finalists were interviewed, and we're mailing our games in to the judges to be played for last round.

New Board Game Pieces - 3 Types of Trees

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Green Tree, Small Tree, and Large Tree

3 new types of trees in our Board Game Pieces Shop! From Left to Right: Green Tree, Small Tree, and Large Tree. Green Tree fits lighter themed games and the Small & Large Tree are great in RPG or board games requiring more realistic terrain. Available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts?q=tree

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