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New Game Piece Available at The Game Crafter - Treasure Chests!

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Treasure Chest

Treasure! Fill up this empty treasure chest with whatever your game players desire, close it up, and wait to see their faces when they finally reach it and feast on their haul. Get yours at


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

Casino Heist

Conundrum: Candy Factory

Trapped! Bermuda Triangle

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

Learn more about the Small Stout Box at

Four Tribes is available in The Game Crafter shop at

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

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!

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

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:

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

Watch the product announcement video on youtube at

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