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Custom Printed Mint Tins and Mint Tin Deck at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter - Board Game Boxes - Custom Printed Mint Tins

The Game Crafter is pleased to announce our new custom printed Mint Tins and Mint Tin Deck (cards shaped precisely for the Mint Tin). We expect that people will love these to go along with the Mint Tin Challenge.

Details for Mint Tin: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/MintTin

Details for Mint Tin Deck: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/publish/product/MintTinDeck

Mint Tin Challenge:
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/mint-tin-challenge

New Game Accessories - Tall Black Parts Bag

The Game Crafter - Board Game Accessories - Tall Black Parts Bag

We added a Tall Black Parts Bag to our Game Accessories Shop! The bag has a height of 9″ (229mm), width of 6″ (152mm), and is made of black cloth. If this bag isn’t what you need, be sure to browse our collection of 23 different parts bags in our shop. Available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/parts-bag-tall-black

Simple Elegance Challenge - Winner Announced!

The Game Crafter - Board Game Design Contest - Simple Elegance

And the winner of the Simple Elegance Challenge is As The Earth Crumbles by Slinky Gibbon Games.

Our judge Maxine Ekl provided this spreadsheet with full scoring and comments.

See the other game design contests at The Game Crafter at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests

The Game Crafter has upgraded our card stock!

The Game Crafter - We have upgraded our paper to 12pt 320gsm black core card stock!

We are pleased to announce that we’re now using a higher quality card stock for all orders after 208000. The new paper is 12pt 320gsm black core card stock and it is a nice upgrade over what we were using. Best of all, we're able to do this without increasing prices!

View Your Game Boxes in 3D at The Game Crafter!

We’re giving a sneak peek at a new publishing system that we’re developing. This is just one of the features. It’s called the Box Viewer, and it allows you to see your boxes in 3D so that you can proof them better before ordering them! This is the future, folks. :)

Watch the official announcement video at https://youtu.be/_nRz7ey9EmM

Jonathan Gilmour Explains Why He Loves The Game Crafter

We had a chance to talk to Jonathan Gilmour at Grand Con last year. Not only is he an accomplished professional game designer with amazing titles like "Dead of Winter", "Dinosaur Island", and "Kids on Bikes", he's also a great human being and a member of The Game Crafter community. He's been using our service for several years now and we asked him why he loves The Game Crafter. Watch his testimonial video on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-BRtdi7sfU

In addition, he is now head of game development at Pandasaurus Games. Check out all their games at pandasaurusgames.com!

Our Gen Con 2019 Experience

We’re all back home now and trying to recover from 4 busy days of Gen Con. As in past years, this was a great show for us and you can read about our experience at https://news.thegamecrafter.com/post/186818072717/gen-con-2019-summary.

We include details about:

- The Game Crafter Community Social
- Our Board Game Candy Shop Booth
- The Game Crafter Community Game Night
- Our vendor table in the First Exposure Playtest Hall

For those of you who missed Gen Con and our Board Game Candy Shop, we are happy to announce that we will be running it at PAX Unplugged. :)

The Game Crafter is running its Board Game Candy Shop at Gen Con 2019! (booth 2555)

The Game Crafter - Gen Con 2019 - Board Game Candy Shop Booth

The Game Crafter is running its Board Game Candy Shop at Gen Con. It's in the same booth as last year (2555) and we'll have 300+ different game pieces for sale at just $.25/gram. Fill a full bag and get 50% off that price! Details and exhibit hall map at: https://news.thegamecrafter.com/post/186541913674/board-game-candy-shop-...

New Board Game Pieces - Citizens

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Citizens

We added a limited supply of Citizens to our Board Game Pieces Shop! There are 5 colors available and the 17mm Meeple was included in the photo for scale.

This is just a small collection of the 2,100 different board game pieces, game accessories, and game upgrades we have in our shop. Swing on by our website and check out everything we have to offer board game designers. Have a great day!

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

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

Got a few unruly kids at the restaurant while you wait for your order to arrive? Need a gaming experience that’s shorter, portable and way more durable than the others you are used to? Don’t know what to do with the downtime between heavy games at game night? Mint tin games are your answer!

Mint tin games learn quick, play fast, are portable and use highly durable, metal containers that easily fit in a pocket. Mint tin games are a unique take on the micro game theme and are perfect for gamers of all types!

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