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Board Game Designer's Ruler - 36 Tools in 1

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Game Designer's Ruler

Have you seen the Game Designer’s Ruler? It is the perfect tool for prototyping new board games! This acrylic ruler has imperial & metric measurements and stencils for common game components. 36 tools in 1!

New Board Game Pieces - Saltire and Headsman's Block & Basket

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Saltire & Headsman's Block & Basket

We added Saltire and Headsman’s Block & Basket to our Board Game Pieces Shop! These are highly detailed game pieces that will fit perfectly in the dungeons and torture chambers in your RPG or board games.

Andrew Cantrell Inducted Into The game Crafter Hall of Fame - Designer Interview Available

The Game Crafter - Board Game Design Contest - Phase Shift Dimensions Challenge

Andrew Cantrell from WAC Games has been inducted into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame because his game, Greatest Thief, won the Phase Shift Dimensions Challenge. Congratulations! Their designer interview is available at

Crafter Con 2018: Alisha Volkman - The Survival Guide for Design

This recorded session from Crafter Con 2018 serves as a guide on how to pick the best program for you needs when creating and handling your board game files. It also covers the pros and cons of different types of programs. You'll also learn the basic tools of these programs that you will need. Learn to read and understand different manufacturers templates and how to use them in these programs. Learn a bit about sizes and formats for saving them.

Alisha Volkman is a game designer and artist. She does contract art via

Sporktopia Legacy Challenge - Ends in 1 Month!

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

This is a quick reminder that our Sporktopia Legacy Challenge is ending in about 30 days. In this contest, you designers must create a game that uses the legacy mechanism. Please visit the contest page for full details.

All entries must be submitted through TGC’s game editor no later than Noon UTC (6am US Central) on February 4th, 2019.

New Board Game Pieces - Tree Stumps

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Tree Stumps

We have 2 new types of tree stumps in our Board Game Pieces Shop. These have a lot of detail and can serve as great scenery in your RPG or board games. (17mm Meeples included for scale)

New Board Game Pieces - Brazier & Cauldron

The Game Crafter - Board Game Pieces - Brazier & Cauldron

We added a Brazier and Cauldron to our Board Game Pieces Shop! These pieces have a high level of detail and are great for use in your RPG and board games. (17mm Meeples included for scale)

Crafter Con 2018 - Robert Lawler: Intellectual Property for Board Games

Attorney Robert Lawler gave a 1 hour presentation at Crafter Con 2018 on intellectual property law as it relates to board games, and then answers some questions from the audience.

Robert “Bo” Lawler has been an attorney specializing in intellectual property since 2005, working at several firms in Wisconsin as well as serving at the US District Court in Iowa.

Stay tuned for more recorded sessions from Crafter Con over the next 2 weeks.

Watch the presentation on youtube at

New Game Box at The Game Crafter - Large Stout Box (11" x 11" x 3")

The Game Crafter - Large Stout Box - 11" x 11" x 3" Custom Printed Board Game Box!

We have one final product to introduce in 2018 and it's a big one. This is the Large Stout Box! It measures 11x11x3 inches, and can be printed in a bunch of configurations ranging from $8-$24.

Watch our new video for the Large Stout Box at

Learn more about the different versions of this box through the links below:

Large Stout Box (Full Box Printed):

Large Stout Box (Top & Sides Printed):

Holiday Design Contest at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter - Holiday Design Contest

We’re pleased to announce the new Holiday Design Contest. Despite the time of year we’re in, this is not a Christmas contest. This is a contest to design a game themed to your favorite holiday, whatever that may be. Details at

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