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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

Crafter Con 2019 Video - JT Smith: Designing for Cost

In this recorded session from Crafter Con 2019, JT Smith (co-designer of “The Captain Is Dead” and CEO of The Game Crafter) talks about how you can design your game to be more cost effective. He gives several examples of how this has been done in his own games on The Game Crafter and explains how often times this helps to streamline things and makes the game better.

Watch this video at https://youtu.be/G6qTtCtjOGc

Watch all of the Crafter Con Videos from 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019 on our Youtube playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKVKd4HlOVD9qPj1d_-qmUolU8fNPLTID

Mint Tin Challenge Voting Has Begun!

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

Mint Tin Challenge voting has begun! There are 184 entries in the Mint Tin Challenge that need your vote. Check out all the game entries at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/mint-tin-challenge

New Board Game Pieces - 19mm Fancy Poker Chips

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - 19mm Fancy Poker Chips

We added these Fancy Poker Chips to our Board Game Pieces Shop! They are 19mm in size and come in 6 colors. (Red, Yellow, Green, Purple, Blue, and Black). 17mm Meeple included for scale. Available at https://tgc.link/fancypokerchips

Crafter Con Live Stream! (October 17th from 9am-9pm CT)

The Game Crafter - Crafter Con - 2019 Schedule

Crafter Con is The Game Crafter’s very own game design convention and it happens TOMORROW!
(Oct 17th) Its focus is on education to make you a better game designer. It features a track of seminars and workshops with industry experts.

The event has sold out, but you can watch the live stream on several of The Game Crafter’s social media channels from 9am-9pm CT. (note the breaks for lunch/dinner)

Facebook - https://facebook.com/thegamecrafter

Youtube - https://youtube.com/thegamecrafter

Twitter - https://twitter.com/thegamecrafter

Don’t forget, Protospiel Madison begins the next day and runs from Oct 18-20. You can still get badges at www.protospiel-madison.org.

PROTOSPIEL MADISON - Starts in 3 days! (Oct 18-20)

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

PROTOSPIEL MADISON - STARTS IN 3 DAYS!

The country’s best game design convention comes to Madison, Wisconsin on October 18-20.

Game Designers: Get professional level feedback from other designers. Over 100+ other designers in attendance so you’ll have the opportunity to playtest your designs many times throughout the weekend. You’ll also have access to a TGC Designer Table full of blank components and game pieces!

Gamers: You get to play the latest games and help shape them before they hit the shelves of stores or the pages of Kickstarter.

Crowd Chat - Live stream tonight at 7pm ET with Dan Letzring

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

Tonight on Crowd Chat, Cassie will be interviewing Dan Letzring from Letiman Games to discuss his most recent Kickstarter, Adventure Tactics! Adventure Tactics brought in over 1400 backers and over $100,000 in funding. They will be discussing the marketing techniques and decisions behind the campaign tonight, at 7 PM EST, on all the Game Crafter channels!

Watch it live at crowdchat.live or on The Game Crafter’s Twitter, Facebook, or Youtube.

New Game Box Available - Jumbo Hook Box

The Game Crafter - Board Game Boxes - Jumbo Hook Box

We are pleased to announce our new Jumbo Hook Box! This is similar in design to our Poker Hook Box, but larger so that it can hold our 3.5″ x 5.5″ Jumbo Cards. It is made of 16pt matte card stock and holds 36 Jumbo Cards. It is fully printed on all sides, which means you can print your rules on the inside of the box! Learn more at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/JumboHookBox36

New Board Game Pieces - Dark Gold Indented D6 Dice

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Dark Gold Indented D6 Dice

We added these Dark Gold Indented D6 Dice to our Board Game Pieces Shop! With this new addition, we now have 15 different colors of Indented D6 Dice. Available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/d6-indented-blank-dark-gold.

They work perfectly with our Dice Stickers and you'll find more info on that at https://help.thegamecrafter.com/article/88-dice-stickers. The indentation on each side of the dice protects the sticker during rolling. 17mm Meeple for Scale.

Another reason to go to Protospiel Madison!

The Game Crafter - Protospiel Madison - Free Components for Designers!

The country’s best game design convention has come to Madison, Wisconsin on October 18-20. Welcome to Protospiel Madison!

Game Designers: Get professional level feedback from other designers. Over 100+ other designers in attendance so you’ll have the opportunity to playtest your designs many times throughout the weekend. You’ll also have access to a TGC Designer Table full of blank components and game pieces!

Gamers: You get to play the latest games and help shape them before they hit the shelves of stores or the pages of Kickstarter.

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by Dr. Radut