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Sanity Test Before and After

The Game Crafter's new Sanity Test service has been in operation for just over a week and already many people have been using the service to improve their games. William Mandry of Mandry’s Gaming Co. has already used it twice on his game Survivalistic.

The Gamers' Table needs our help!

The Gamers' Table Needs Our Help!

The Gamers’ Table (TGT) has been a long time friend and supporter of The Game Crafter community. In late 2011, they launched a new independent edition of their show, (sponsored by TGC), and have aired 68 episodes so far. Most of these are from The Game Crafter community and they have done so without charging designers a dime. They do it for the love of games and because they enjoy supporting indie board game designers.

Introducing Sanity Tests at The Game Crafter

Sanity Tests at The Game Crafter

A sanity test is a professional review of your rules and shop page to ensure they are complete, clear, and enticing. We know it can be hard to get high quality feedback on your rules documents, so that’s why we created the sanity test.

Our sanity testers have a background in both game design and editing. A sanity test costs just $25 and here are 3 examples of the feedback you can expect:

Lacuna Expanse

To The Table is now reviewing games from The Game Crafter!

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To The Table is a website by David Taylor that provides reviews and discussions of board and card games. He reviews games from a family perspective to show what benefits the game offers. His purpose for the reviews is to promote the gaming hobby as a family hobby, help game buyers make educated decisions when purchasing, and help bring attention to independently designed and published games. He provides both video and written reviews, and also contributes to IndieConquest.

Mystery Challenge Finalists at The Game Crafter

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Our judge, David Sheppard, has narrowed the list of semi-finalists in The Game Crafter's Mystery Challenge down to seven finalists. They are:

The Flux Capacity Publishing Challenge Chat

Josh Bricker, president of The Flux Capacity, will be in a scheduled chat on The Game Crafter on Wednesday, March 12 at 8PM Eastern. This is a great chance for you to get all your questions answered about The Flux Capacity Publishing Challenge. Hope to see you there.

Kickstarter Stretch Goals

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When we ran our Shrink Wrap IndieGoGo project last year it was all about enhancing The Game Crafter service based upon features that were heavily requested. This year we decided we wanted to try to get game buyers more involved, so we did a game-oriented Village in a Box Kickstarter campaign. Our plan was to mix in stretch goals that would also enhance the service, because people have been requesting that we do exactly that.

The Flux Capacity Publishing Challenge

The Flux Capacity is an up and coming board game publisher in Canada with two great titles under their belt, and more to come soon. TFC is looking for another game to add to their line-up and that’s where you come in. This is another great board game design contest at The Game Crafter!

All TFC games have significant replay value with a strong theme and solid mechanics. Their games are targeted at families with players aged 13 or older.

Our New Idea Box

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Since the dawn of The Game Crafter we have had an ideas forum where you could tell us what you thought was missing from the site. We often rifle through it and pick the ideas we like from it and implement them. This has happened hundreds of times over the years. However, there’s a few big problems with this process, most importantly, we don’t know which ideas are most important to you. For that reason, we’ve launched our new ideas system.

Semi-Finalists for Mystery Challenge

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The votes are in and The Game Crafter is pleased to officially announce the list of semi-finalists for the Mystery Challenge.

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