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New Board Game Pieces - 8mm Chevrons

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - 8mm Chevrons

We added 8mm Chevrons to our Board Game Pieces Shop! They are made of wood, come in 8 colors and can be stacked on top of each other. Need to stack more than 4? Consider our wider 21mm Chevrons instead. 17mm Meeple included for scale.

New Board Game Pieces - Wood Pile

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Wood Pile

We added this Wood Pile to our Board Game Pieces Shop! These tokens are made of wood and are a great fit for resource management games. 17mm Meeple included for scale. Available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/wood-pile

Protospiel Madison & 2 Tickets Left to Crafter Con!

The Game Crafter - Protospiel Madison - Board Game Design Event in Madison, Wisconsin

The country's best game design convention has come to Madison, Wisconsin on October 18-20. Welcome to Protospiel! Playtest your game with 100+ designers or enjoy other new board games & help shape them. Watch a quick promotional video for the event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xZuwDDtiuw

Get your badge at protospiel-madison.org.

New Board Game Pieces - Bust Tokens

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Bust Tokens

We added 4 types of Bust tokens to our Board Game Pieces Shop! These tokens are a silhouette of a figure from the shoulders up. There are two shapes available in both blue and green. We like these unique tokens and hope you do too! :) Available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/game-pieces?q=bust&hPP=32&idx=products&p=...

Component.Studio Tutorial: Rapid Card Creation

Mike Wokasch is a game designer, owner of Fairway 3 Games and a big fan of https://Component.Studio. In this detailed tutorial, Mike shows how to quickly create a deck of 108 cards in Component.Studio. https://www.theindiegamereport.com/2019/08/component-studio-rapid-card-c...

New Board Game Pieces - Cobalt

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Cobalt

We added Cobalt to our Board Game Pieces Shop! This is a wood token that works great in resource management games. With this new addition, we now have 21 different types of mineral tokens available. See https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/cobalt-wood

Crafter Con - Board Game Design Convention

The Game Crafter - Crafter Con - 2019 Schedule

Crafter Con is The Game Crafter’s very own board game design convention that focuses on education to make you a better game designer. It happens the day before Protospiel Madison and features a track of seminars, workshops with industry experts, and a play testing room to work on your games with other designers 1 on 1.

New Staff Pick at The Game Crafter - Space Colony Hex (by Andrew Hanson)

The Game Crafter - Staff Pick - Space Colony Hex (Designed by Andrew Hanson)

New Staff Pick at The Game Crafter - Space Colony Hex. Construct a new space colony with your fellow players while trying to make it meet your own personal objective. Designed by Andrew Hanson and available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/space-colony-hex

The Captain Is Dead is becoming a video game!

The Game Crafter - Alumni News - The Captain Is Dead is becoming a video game!

We’re proud to announce that a video game version of The Captain Is Dead is being developed by Thunderbox Entertainment. The planned release date is early 2020. You can signup for their mailing list to be an early tester at http://thunderboxentertainment.com/captain/ or add it to your wishlist on steam.

Live Stream Tonight! Crowd Chat with Cassie Elle w/ Special Guest: Gunter Eickert

The Game Crafter - Crowd Chat with Cassie Elle - Live Stream Show on Monday Nights

In this live stream, Cassie will be talking to Gunter Eickert of Academy Games to discuss their Kickstarter campaigns and how they’ve brought in their crowds.

The average backer count for their eight Kickstarter campaigns is 2,825 backers, with one campaign reaching 6,937 backers alone.

Watch the Crowd Chat livestream tonight at 7 PM EST on all of The Game Crafter social media channels to find out how Academy Games has grown their Kickstarters to such awesome numbers!

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