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My game, Void Zone (Formerly Jolt) is being published

Void Zone Demo Prototype

Hi folks,

Just creating a blog to say that my game, Void Zone, (formerly called Jolt) has been picked up by an up and coming publisher and is set for Kickstarter this year. It has been picked up by Board Game Hub who ran a great Kickstarter for Tranquility in 2019, set to fulfil next month.

I really appreciate all of the help and advice that Ive received on here. I have been more of a lurker recently but this is one of my most frequently visited sites.

Mint Tin Challenge - Winner Announced!

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

We're pleased to announce that "Starforge" won the Mint Tin Challenge! See the scoring rubric & feedback for finalists at

Thank you to all who participated in this contest. Don’t forget to get your entries in for the Roll and Write Challenge at

New Board Game Pieces - Half Chess Sets

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Half Chess Sets

We added Half Chess Sets to our Board Game Pieces Shop! These chess pieces meet all chess tournament standards and regulations. They are a standard staunton design and have a 3¾" tall King with a 1½" base. Half set with 17 chess pieces (extra queen included) and a felt paper base. We have 8 colors to chose from. 17mm Meeple included for scale.

Available at

Cardboard Edison Best Practices 2020 - Now Available!


Cardboard Edison Best Practices 2020 book is here & The Game Crafter is proud to be a sponsor of it!

Monster Keep vs. Crystal Heroes

Okay so a new debate has surface concerning the game that I am working on. In a way, it's not really a complicated matter ... but there are reasons for making a decision either which way. Let me explain.

So in essence the change is pretty SIMPLE: Changing the name to "Crystal Heroes" instead of "Monster Keep".

Why this new name change? Well it's got to do with REASONING:

1> I don't feel like the game is about MONSTERS. It's more about HEROES even if there are Villainous ones.

New Board Game Pieces at The Game Crafter - Rocket Dice

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - D6 Rocket Dice

We added Rocket Dice to our Board Game Pieces Shop! These rocket themed six-sided dice are made of plastic and are available in 12 different colors. Our team absolutely loves them and we hope you will too! 17mm Meeple included for scale.

Available at

Monster Keep — Draft/Preview of the Elvish Crusader

Here is a COOL "Preview" of the Elvish Crusader... She's just kicked a whole lot of Undead rubbish and lit the mess on ... FIRE!

The illustration was a combined effort... Madison drew the Crusader in this "Taking Care of Business" pose ... And then I suggested: "How about a pile of undead monsters she's just defeated?!"

Can't wait to see the COLORED rendition! Enjoy.

The Game Crafter Official Podcast - Episode 216

The Game Crafter Official Podcast

The Game Crafter Official Podcast - Episode 216 - Congratulations to the Mint Tin contest for breaking the old record of 144 entries with an amazing 184 entries! JT and Jeff take this episode & cover a few of the entries they noticed for the Mint Tin contest. What made these particular games stand out for JT and Jeff? Listen at


I just added some more hand drawn isometric play mats to the artwork file.

I have more to design for the upcoming novel franchises. Not published yet of course.

4 more novel sets to go with about 80 more plus chapter (expansion) decks to develop.

This consists of about 5 more years into development for the prototype but the game plays really well. This is why Dymino Monsters epic fantasy rpg game can not be rushed.

I only update the post when another section of the game is complete to be posted.

Ravenhall's Town Crier #10

Here is the second quarterly Town Crier. Our website is still down for construction, and we are still perfecting our quarterly update.



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