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New Board Game Parts Available at The Game Crafter

We’ve added a bunch of unrelated board game parts and bits recently. Check them out at

Prepping files in Component.Studio

Alisha Volkman shows you how doing some basic file preparation before using https://Component.Studio saves game designers even more time.

Voting begins for the Gamehole Dungeon Crawler Challenge

Voting begins for the Gamehole Dungeon Crawler Challenge! There are 24 entries. Go register your vote today at

The Game Crafter Effect

Jason Glover at Grey Gnome Games wrote up an awesome article about The Game Crafter effect. He talks about our print on demand service, our community, design contests, and our effect on the indie board game scene.

Read the full article at

New Premium Game Parts Available

The Game Crafter - New Premium Game Parts Available at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce that we've added a bunch of new Premium Game Parts. This is in addition to the other premium parts we announced a few weeks ago. In this batch you'll find brains, treasure chests, magnifying glasses, hearts, pumpkins, dogs, and skulls. As usual, you can purchase them in any quantity and bulk orders receive automatic discounts in the shopping cart.

See all of our premium parts at

Welcome to TGC 5.0!

The Game Crafter - Welcome to TGC 5.0!

We’re happy to tell you about a new revision to our web site. There’s hundreds of small changes, too many to list individually. And still some that we want to add to this, but let’s talk about the major new features of 5.0!

The Game Crafter Community Game Night at Gen Con!

Gen Con is only 35 days away and we’re excited for our upcoming community events happening there!
This will be our 5th annual TGC Community Game Night and this year Gen Con made us an official PREMIER EVENT! This basically means we’re a top-notch event and we’ll be promoted on their website, event guide, and e-mail blast.

Big Box Challenge Finalists

The Game Crafter - Big Box Challenge - Board Game Design Contest

Our judge, Alex Coulombe, has narrowed the list of 20 semi-finalists down to just 7 finalists:

Meeple Factory
Plutocracy: 3022
Ice Fortress

Alex also built out this scoring sheet to show you how he narrowed the list and to provide feedback to the contestants.

The Game Crafter now makes Custom Acrylic Dice!

The Game Crafter - Custom Etched Acrylic Dice are now available at The Game Crafter!

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce the release of Custom Acrylic Dice! Just like with our custom wood dice you can upload any pattern you want and we’ll etch them into the dice. But unlike the wood dice we’ll ink these dice for you as well. It’s just shy of $9 to do 1 die, but if you’re doing a set then that price drops to less than $5 per die. They come in the 4 colors shown in the photo.

Game Designer Testimonial: Peter Dunlap-Shohl

The Game Crafter - The Game Crafter Official Podcast

On Episode 126 of The Game Crafter Podcast, JT and Jeff are joined by Peter Dunlap-Shohl to discuss his discovery of The Game Crafter, being a cartoonist for a newspaper, writing a book about dealing with Parkinson's disease, and his blog; The Frozen Grin.

Peter created the White House of Cards on The Game Crafter and has seen quick success with the product.

Click here to listen to the podcast

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