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The Game Crafter Now Offers Card Sleeves

The Game Crafter - Board Game Accessories - Card Sleeves Now Available at The Game Crafter!

We are pleased to announce that we now offer Card Sleeves in 5 different sizes! This has been a popular request in our community and we always try to give you folks what you want. :) You can add packs of sleeves to your game or you can purchase the packs separately in our Game Accessories Shop at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/game-accessories?q=sleeve&hPP=25&idx=prod...

Please note that we only sell sleeves in packs of 100 and we do not put cards in sleeves when we manufacture games that include them.

Component.Studio Updates

The Game Crafter - Component.Studio - Board Game Design App

We’ve made a bunch of small changes to Component.Studio:

1. Added character count to fields in data set editor.
2. Exporting to TGC auto-selects similarly named game and components.
3. You can now update a font in place by clicking on it’s preview image.
4. Fit to box now scales down fonts 1 pixel at a time rather than 5.
5. Updates for GDPR compliance.

Start your free trial today at https://component.studio

Just Launched - The Game Crafter's Bargain Bin

The Game Crafter - Bargain Bin

We have just launched The Game Crafter’s Bargain Bin at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/bargains. Here you can find the best deals on The Game Crafter each and every day. The Bargain Bin includes:

New and Used Mass Market Games
New and Used TGC Games
Deal of the Day
Sales
Specialty Bundles

New Board Game Pieces - 15mm x 4mm Wood Discs

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - 15mm x 4mm Wood Discs - 7 Colors Available at The Game Crafter

We now have 15mm x 4mm Discs in our online parts shop! They are made of wood, measure 15mm x 4mm, and are available in 7 colors. We continue to add more variations of the discs because they are such a generically useful piece to so many game designers.

Get them at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/game-pieces?q=disc%2015mm%20x%204mm&hPP=2...

Good formatting of a rules document is just as important as good writing

The CEO of The Game Crafter, JT Smith , was inspired to write this article about rules formatting after an experience at a game night with friends.

"Good formatting of a rules document is just as important as good writing in a rules document. This past weekend some friends and I learned Fast Forward: Fortress, and it’s a blast of a game. I highly recommend you check it out. However, it has a fatal flaw in our opinion."

Read the full article at http://news.thegamecrafter.com/post/174886921070/plainblackguy-good-form...

New Sanity Tester - Eric Jome

The Game Crafter - Sanity Tester - Eric Jome

Please welcome our newest Sanity Tester, Eric Jome.

Eric is a life-long game player as well as a developer and designer of several games. He has extensive knowledge of many genres from board and card games through miniatures wargames to role playing games. Eric is the host of Protospiel - Milwaukee and the Midwest Tabletop Game Design guild and a strong proponent of collaborative design. He is a professional software developer with over 20 years experience, bringing attention to details and process to testing.

TGC Community Game Night at Gen Con 2018

Going to Gen Con? Be sure to get your $4 ticket to The Game Crafter Community Game Night. This is a great opportunity to play new prototypes, get feedback on your own game, and meet other people in the community! Tickets available at https://www.gencon.com/events/127817

We have added 11 new colors of 10mm wood cubes

We recently announced that we now offer new colors of 8mm wood cubes. We’re going to keep the good news coming and tell you that we’ve also added 11 new colors of 10mm wood cubes! Here are the new colors we offer:

Gold, Tan, Natural, Dark Blue, Off White, Dark Orange, Olive Green, Dark Red, Gloss Black, Sky Blue, Magenta

View all of our 10mm wood cubes and ice cubes at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/game-pieces?q=Cube%2C%2010mm&hPP=25&idx=p...

New Sanity Tester - Ken Franklin

The Game Crafter - Sanity Tester - Ken Franklin

Please welcome our newest Sanity Tester, Ken Franklin.

Ken has been designing and collecting games for 55 years, and published his first Apple 2 game in 1980. During his 40 years in military, academic and family medicine, he published 5 more titles for desktops and iPhones. He recently retired from medicine to focus on game design. His first tabletop title, “The Mansky Caper,” will be released by Calliope Games this summer.

What is a Sanity Test?

New Game Pieces - 14mm Discs

We now have 14mm Discs in our online parts shop! They are made of wood, measure 14mm x 4mm, and are available in 11 colors at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/game-pieces?q=Disc%2C%2014mm%20x%204mm&hP...

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