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Introducing the Deck Box!

The Game Crafter - Deck Box

The Game Crafter can now make custom printed Deck Boxes! They come in 3 versions: Blank ($5), Top and Sides Printed ($8), and Fully Printed ($9). The interior dimensions are 3.75 x 8 x 3 inches and it has the same rigid 2mm chipboard construction as our Stout Boxes.

Watch our product video on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCiYJKYKLd8

New Board Game Accessories - Mini Storage Box

The Game Crafter - Board Game Accessories - Mini Storage Boxes

We added 4 new types of Mini Storage Box to our Board Game Accessories Shop! These plastic boxes are stackable and come in 4 different colors with each color having different dividers inside. They work great inside game boxes when you need to keep your game components organized.

Introducing the Medium Stout Box!

The Game Crafter - Game Box - Medium Stout Box now available at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter has a new custom printed game box that it can make for board game designers. It’s called the Medium Stout Box and it matches the premium quality and durability of our Large Stout Box and Small Stout Box. This game box is made of rugged 70pt chipboard and it measures 6.125 x 9 x 2.25 inches (156 x 229 x 57 mm).

Sporktopia Legacy Challenge Semi-finalists

The Game Crafter - Board Game Design Contest - Sporktopia Legacy Challenge

The semi-finalists in the Sporktopia Legacy Challenge can be viewed at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/sporktopia-legacy-challenge. The judge is busy trying to figure out who will make it into the finals. Good luck to all designers!

New Game Pieces Available: I-Beam, Pumpkin, 13mm Transparent Orange D6

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - I-Beam, Pumpkin, 13mm Transparent Orange D6

Today we added a several new items to our Board Game Pieces Shop! We have a new silver colored I-Beam that you may recognize from The Manhattan Project by Minion Games. We also added a wooden Pumpkin which may be useful for those of you who are working on a new game for our Holiday Design Contest. Last but not least, we added a 13mm Transparent Orange D6 and we’re loving the color of these dice! (17mm Meeple included for scale) All of these pieces are available at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/game-pieces

Board Game Blueprint: Episode 23 - Discussion about composing a rule book

The Game Crafter - Board Game Blueprint

In this episode of Board Game Blueprint, Ben hosts a Design Discussion about composing a rule book in a slightly different format; slides!

In the next episode, JT will go over a useful tool that’s new to The Game Crafter, the Game Designer’s Ruler.

Large Pro Box is discontinued

The Game Crafter - Large Pro Box Discontinued

After a 7 year run, The Game Crafter has decided to discontinue the Large Pro Box. The Large Pro Box served us well in the early days when The Game Crafter did not have a lot of options for packaging, but its inability to be fully printed is no longer representative of our customer’s needs and desires, especially when there are great alternatives available.

New Board Game Pieces - Laser Fences

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Laser Fences

We added Laser Fences and Laser Fence Posts to our Board Game Pieces Shop! Put them together and you have some awesome laser fences for your RPG or board games! They come in 5 different colors (Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow) and are available in 3 different sizes. (Short, Medium, Large). Get your own laser fences at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/search?q=laser%20fence&hPP=32&idx=product...

New Board Game Pieces - Vintage Cars

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Vintage Cars

We added Vintage Cars to our Board Game Pieces Shop! They are made of wood and come in 5 different styles. (Classic, Jalopy, Model, Roadster, and Softtop)

New Board Game Pieces - Dinosaurs

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Dinosaurs

RAWR! We added Dinosaurs to our Board Game Pieces Shop! 8 types available: Ankylosaurus, Brontosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, and Velociraptor. (17mm Meeples included for scale)

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