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Troy Pichelman Inducted Into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame!

The Game Crafter - Hall of Fame - Troy Pichelman Inducted Into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame

Troy Pichelman has been inducted into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame because his game, The Stars Are Burning, won the Hidden Movement Challenge. Congratulations! Read the full designer interview at http://news.thegamecrafter.com/post/181082384352/troy-pichelman-inducted...

Crafter Con 2018 - Bryan Winter: What Do Retailers Expect from Kickstarted Games

The Game Crafter - Crafter Con 2018 - Bryan Winter: What Do Retailers Expect From Kickstarted Games?

Our first recorded session from Crafter Con 2018 is on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3BR81Z79N4. It took place 2 weeks ago on Thursday, November 29th and will be held again in Madison, Wisconsin in October 2019. We have several more videos we’ll be releasing over the next couple weeks. Learn more about Crafter Con at http://www.craftercon.com.

Here's a summary of this 1 hour presentation:

New Board Game Pieces - 3 Types of Trees

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Green Tree, Small Tree, and Large Tree

3 new types of trees in our Board Game Pieces Shop! From Left to Right: Green Tree, Small Tree, and Large Tree. Green Tree fits lighter themed games and the Small & Large Tree are great in RPG or board games requiring more realistic terrain. Available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts?q=tree

New Board Game Pieces - Stone Walls

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Stone Walls

Our Board Game Pieces Shop now has Stone Walls. They are great thematic pieces of game terrain for your #RPG and #BoardGames! They have length of 4.11 inches, height of .77 inches, width of .43 inches and cost $2 each. 17mm Meeple for scale.

New Board Game Pieces - Seer's Stone & Altar

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Seer's Stone and Altar

We added a Seer’s Stone and Altar to our Board Game Pieces Shop! These are detailed and thematic pieces of terrain for your RPG or board games. 17mm Meeple included for scale.

Crafter Con 2018 - Livestream sessions available starting today at 9am CT

The Game Crafter - Crafter Con - The convention for board game designers

Crafter Con 2018 takes place Thursday, November 29th and begins at 9am CT. The video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEDqHMF6--A talks about the event as well as Protospiel Madison 2018 which immediately follows it. Sessions will be live streamed on our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/thegamecrafter.

New Board Game Pieces - Furniture

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Furniture

We added several new types of furniture to our board game pieces shop. We now have a Bed, Bookshelf, Round Table, Small Cabinet, and Small Footlocker. We keep adding more game terrain and containers to our shop so that you have plenty of thematic parts use in your RPG or board games. Hmm, now where did I put my keys?

Board Game Blueprint - Component Closeups: Sprues (Space Rangers & Mechs)

In this episode of Board Game Blueprint, Ben assembles his first sprues from The Game Crafter for the latest Component Close Up. Say hello to the Space Ranger, Space Ranger II, and Mechs. Watch all of the episodes at www.boardgameblueprint.org.

New Contest at The Game Crafter - TURKEY DAY GIVEAWAY

The Game Crafter - Giveaway - TURKEY DAY GIVEAWAY 2018

It’s almost Thanksgiving in the USA and we wanted to host another giveaway to show how thankful we are for our awesome community of 200,000 board game designers and gamers. We have some great prizes lined up. Check out the contest page at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/fun to learn more about the prizes and how you can earn entries.

BIG NEWS: Make 100% Custom Plastic Game Pieces at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter - Custom Acrylic Shapes - Custom Plastic Game Pieces at The Game Crafter

Welcome to the fourth epoch of The Game Crafter: entirely custom game pieces!

For a while now we’ve allowed you to make custom punchouts, stickers, cards, and other printable components all to your exact specifications. For the first time we can now do that with plastic game pieces.

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