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Updated 3D Box Viewer

Our 3D Box Viewer now works in more web browsers and supports the 36 Card Jumbo Hook Box & the Mint Tin. You can also select a background color so that your box stands out better. Details at tgc.link/boxviewer

Fail Faster Playtesting Journal - Now Available!

The Game Crafter - Board Game Accessories - Fail Faster Playtesting Journal

We’re happy to be the official retailer of the Fail Faster Playtesting Journal. This was previously funded on Kickstarter and has received a lot of praise. This is an excellent tool for game designers to keep track of playtesting notes, game progress, and more. Available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/fail-faster-playtesting-journal

New Board Game Design Contest at The Game Crafter - TGC Staff Roll and Write Challenge

The Game Crafter - Board Game Design Contest - TGC Staff Roll and Write Challenge

We’re pleased to announce our next contest is the TGC Staff Roll and Write Challenge! Learn more at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/tgc-staff-roll-and-write-challenge

The Semi-Finalists have been announced in the Mint Tin Challenge!

The Game Crafter - Board Game Design Contest - Mint Tin Challenge

The semi finalists have been announced in the Mint Tin Challenge! Details at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/mint-tin-challenge

Quest Adventure Cards(tm) — 2nd Edition : Designing some cards

Well I just DESIGNED the "First" of six (6) LEGENDARY cards:

Purse of Plenty = Item (Purple), +1 Orange, Stockpile = 2Y + 2O + 2R

I realized one (1) of the cards previously drawn/illustrated was NOT going to be used by this 2nd version. I don't know WHY... It seems like during the sorting, the card was removed from circulation.

And so I decided...

Crafter Con 2019 Video - JT Smith: Designing for Cost

In this recorded session from Crafter Con 2019, JT Smith (co-designer of “The Captain Is Dead” and CEO of The Game Crafter) talks about how you can design your game to be more cost effective. He gives several examples of how this has been done in his own games on The Game Crafter and explains how often times this helps to streamline things and makes the game better.

Watch this video at https://youtu.be/G6qTtCtjOGc

Watch all of the Crafter Con Videos from 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019 on our Youtube playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKVKd4HlOVD9qPj1d_-qmUolU8fNPLTID

Heroes & Treasure: Arena — prototype

Heroes & Treasure Arena prototype pic_0.jpg

Decided to order a couple of prototype decks from The Game Crafter. Not bad! Cost me about $40 for two sets, shipped.

(that's 108 cards, 20 crystals, 20 chips, and an unprinted box)

I had my artist do some work last month.. she gave me some crystal images and several card borders. The cards were created in NANDeck, which exported appropriately sized PNGs, which were imported into TGC directly.

My daughter had an appropriately excited reaction when she saw the blue crystals, so that's good.

Mint Tin Challenge Voting Has Begun!

The Game Crafter - Board Game Design Contest - Mint Tin Challenge

Mint Tin Challenge voting has begun! There are 184 entries in the Mint Tin Challenge that need your vote. Check out all the game entries at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/mint-tin-challenge

New Board Game Pieces - 19mm Fancy Poker Chips

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - 19mm Fancy Poker Chips

We added these Fancy Poker Chips to our Board Game Pieces Shop! They are 19mm in size and come in 6 colors. (Red, Yellow, Green, Purple, Blue, and Black). 17mm Meeple included for scale. Available at https://tgc.link/fancypokerchips

Quest Adventure Cards(tm) — 2nd Edition : Player Layout

That's the "Player Layout" for "Quest v2". It's still very much a Work-In-Progress... But I think I'm homing into a layout that is functional and original.

I've use the term "Expend" to indicate that a "Treasury Card" has been used.

I have since corrected the diagram to a more "realistic" representation.

Enjoy the preview... No doubt something MAY change. We'll see!

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by Dr. Radut