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Finalists in the Mint Tin Challenge have been chosen!

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

So the finalists in the Mint Tin Challenge at The Game Crafter have been chosen! In addition, our judges have created a detailed spreadsheet with feedback to all the contestants at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V9bhGofbF2ynvIwcU2Ei4Y2sjavzxWtb...

New Board Game Pieces - Large Dragons

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Large Dragons

We added Large Dragons to our Board Game Pieces Shop! They are 1.5″ tall, made of wood, and come in 4 colors: Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow. 17mm Meeple included for scale. Available https://www.thegamecrafter.com/game-pieces?q=dragon%2C%20large&hPP=32&id...

Changes to Templates for Folding Game Boards

The Game Crafter - News - Changes to Templates for Folding Game Boards

We’ve added a new black border in the templates for our Quad-Fold Game Board, Six-Fold Game Board, and Medium Six-Fold Game Board to represent the approximate area on the face of the game board where the black backing will be visible. We’ve also moved the blue dotted Safe Zone line in by about 2mm to better represent the actual area where your text and images will not be at risk of being cut off.

This change may impact your Folding Board images, please update your files as needed, to ensure they print accurately.

Choices should benefit multiple strategies

[Cross-posted from my blog]

Like many people, I enjoy Ticket to Ride – but the card-drafting mechanic has always fallen flat for me. Every turn, you may either draft two cards or play a set of matching cards to claim a route. While claiming a route scores points and advances your progress toward your secret objectives, drafting cards just feels like the chore you do in between the exciting route-claiming turns.

Review Request: "Coal N' Write"

RULES UPDATED TO VERSION 2. Thanks to the input so far!

I'm developing a roll n' write game currently called Coal n' Write for fun and contest submissions, and would love some feedback on my prototype components (well, worksheets) and rule set.

-About the Game-

This is a roll n' write game that takes about 20 to 25 minutes to play. It supports solo games as well as multiplayer competitions.

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...

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by Dr. Radut