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Board Game Blueprint - 3D Buildings Overview with ScrapYardArmory

The Game Crafter - Board Game Blueprint

In our first video for Board Game Blueprint, we're showing off some awesome laser cut Custom Punchouts from ScrapYardArmory to add some topography to games like Sentinel Tactics and even your own designs.

Be sure to come back next week for part two where Brian shares with us his process from drawing board to upload; follow along using pen and paper and the free-to-download Inkscape!

Watch this episode at

Fancy Mini Poker Chips

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Fancy Poker Chips

We have added 3 new types of mini poker chips to our game pieces shop! They have a cool design and we named them Fancy Poker Chips. They come in Yellow, Black, and Green and they stack nicely on top of each other.

See them at

Scott R Smith has been inducted into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame

Scott R Smith has been inducted into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame because his game, Dungeon Drop, won the Game Parts Only Challenge. Congratulations! His designer interview is available at

New Board Game Pieces - 16mm x 10mm Wood Discs

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - 16mm x 10mm Wood Discs

We continue to add more wood discs to our game parts shop and now we’ve got 16mm x 10mm discs in stock! They come in 6 colors (Blue, Brown, Green, Purple, Red, Yellow) and you can see all of the types of wood discs in at

New Board Game Pieces - More Crystals

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Crystals - 6 New Colors Available; 15 Colors Total!

The Game Crafter has sold Crystals for awhile now and they have been extremely popular. We have added 6 new colors which include Transparent Black, Yellow Green, Silver, Gold, Light Blue, and Transparent White.

Click here to see all 15 colors in our game pieces shop

Note: We have a limited supply of the Transparent Yellow Green and Transparent Light Blue. Once they are gone we are unable to get more.

Winner of Escape Room Challenge Announced: Casino Heist

The Game Crafter - Escape Room Challenge - Board Game Design Contest

And the winner of The Game Crafter's Escape Room Challenge is Casino Heist! Congratulations to our winner, and thank you to all of our entrants.

The finalists were:

Casino Heist
Access Denied
Bermuda Triangle
Conundrum Candy Factory
Mayan Temple

The judge, Dan Letzring, left feedback for the finalists at

New Board Game Pieces - 30mm x 15mm Cylinders

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - 30mm x 15mm Cylinders in 5 colors at The Game Crafter

Some of you have wanted taller options when it comes to Cylinders. Well, you’ll be pleased to see that we’ve added 30mm x 15mm Cylinders to our online parts shop! They are 30mm tall, 15mm wide, and come in 5 colors: Blue, Green, Red, White, and Yellow. Available at

Fun fact: We now have over 1,500 board game pieces and parts in our shop!

New YouTube Series - Board Game Blueprint

Check out our new YouTube series, called the Board Game Blueprint. We’ve also created a shortcut to get there:

This video series will show you behind the scenes of various industry events, take you to conventions, and chat with designers in the community about how and why they make the choices they make when designing their games.

New Board Game Pieces - Crab

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Crab

Summer is officially here, and to celebrate we are releasing these new Crab game pieces! They come in 8 colors and are perfect for ocean or beach-themed games. Depending on how you use them, these parts could go well with our treasure chests, merchants & captains figures, and gold doubloons!

Or how about a chef game where you’re trying to cook up the most crab? We’ll leave the designs up to you and keep adding parts to make sure you have freedom to create. Happy designing!

Get the crab pieces at

Lots of Updates to Component Studio

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

We’ve just made a bunch of updates to https://Component.Studio:

* Added several new template functions: sin(), cos(), sqr(), hexstr().
* Enabled shards and stickers.
* Allow literal curly braces to be escaped in templates.
* When you upload a font it will automatically set the name based upon the file name if you don’t set one.
* Allow searching/display of only my fonts.
*Allow bulk uploading of fonts.
* Documented the x operator.
* Documented the \t and {’ ‘} methods for leading white space.

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