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Simple Elegance Challenge - Winner Announced!

The Game Crafter - Board Game Design Contest - Simple Elegance

And the winner of the Simple Elegance Challenge is As The Earth Crumbles by Slinky Gibbon Games.

Our judge Maxine Ekl provided this spreadsheet with full scoring and comments.

See the other game design contests at The Game Crafter at

Headhunter: Hilarious Hires from history is LIVE!

Headhunter: Hilarious Hires from history 2nd Ed. is live on Kickstarter! We would appreciate it if you would check it out!

Thanks! :)


The Game Crafter has upgraded our card stock!

The Game Crafter - We have upgraded our paper to 12pt 320gsm black core card stock!

We are pleased to announce that we’re now using a higher quality card stock for all orders after 208000. The new paper is 12pt 320gsm black core card stock and it is a nice upgrade over what we were using. Best of all, we're able to do this without increasing prices!

Monster Keep — Simplified 90% design

Well if you've read one of my earlier threads, the "LOOT" Tactical system has "revealed" a *new* way to handle combat within the game. This new combat system is much, much, much simpler than the one using the Online Calculator such that I can REMOVE both the "Calculator" and the "Scoresheet" from existence. That's right with this new system, those electronic add-ons are no longer necessary.

View Your Game Boxes in 3D at The Game Crafter!

We’re giving a sneak peek at a new publishing system that we’re developing. This is just one of the features. It’s called the Box Viewer, and it allows you to see your boxes in 3D so that you can proof them better before ordering them! This is the future, folks. :)

Watch the official announcement video at

Jonathan Gilmour Explains Why He Loves The Game Crafter

We had a chance to talk to Jonathan Gilmour at Grand Con last year. Not only is he an accomplished professional game designer with amazing titles like "Dead of Winter", "Dinosaur Island", and "Kids on Bikes", he's also a great human being and a member of The Game Crafter community. He's been using our service for several years now and we asked him why he loves The Game Crafter. Watch his testimonial video on youtube at

In addition, he is now head of game development at Pandasaurus Games. Check out all their games at!

A card game

So, I'm thinking about a card game.

I have the basic design done, and I was playing a few early rounds with my 6yo a few months ago, until suddenly my "Darkness & Light" Kickstarter funded and I had to change priorities.

Our Gen Con 2019 Experience

We’re all back home now and trying to recover from 4 busy days of Gen Con. As in past years, this was a great show for us and you can read about our experience at

We include details about:

- The Game Crafter Community Social
- Our Board Game Candy Shop Booth
- The Game Crafter Community Game Night
- Our vendor table in the First Exposure Playtest Hall

For those of you who missed Gen Con and our Board Game Candy Shop, we are happy to announce that we will be running it at PAX Unplugged. :)

Cyber enthusiasts, my RSA 2020 submission: Humans, evolution of games, and how to teach cybersecurity to grandpa

Many information security professionals are often surprised by how little people outside the community (and in some cases, within the herd,) know about the space. With a little introspection, we may quickly see how we are part of the problem and what we can do to change things. The thing we tend to miss is that not everyone has the same technical literacy, however, a good fraction is reasonably smart enough to understand important concepts and almost everyone, loves to play!

1 Year and a horizon may be in reach.

It's been over a year since I've blogged. If you remember, I've been working on Dungeon Brawl for 5-6 years. FINALLY I got a big break. This year at SD Comic Con, I thumbed through the book for panels. I found a few interesting ones: Pitch panel and mentor panel.

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by Dr. Radut