When we released the strip mat last week a few of you asked that we create another one that would fit the medium pro box, so say hello to the sliver mat. Enjoy!
By popular demand, we’re pleased to bring you Circle Cards. Enjoy!
A lot of you like to create pixel art for your games. This is an easy way to do it while creating 3d models which you can render in multiple angles for your game.
The Gamers Table Reviews Homestead
We provide tools and tutorials to help ensure you get great color from the prints you run through us, and we calibrate our equipment constantly, but a lot of stuff related to color is outside our control. The calibration of your screen, your perception of color (eyes don’t see colors the same way), and most importantly that paper reflects light while computer screens emit light. All that said, John Bintz has come up with a way that gives him colors he’s happy with, so we thought we’d share that trick with you: http://johnbintz.com/blog/2013/08/29/getting-great-colors-on-your-the-game-crafter-printouts-with-imagemagick
Featured Article - Movie Mashups: The Card Game, is available on Kickstarter!
Movie Mashups is a casual, collaborative team style movie trivia game for 4-12 players and it’s now on Kickstarter! This card game causes you to see movies in a whole new light. Multiple movies are mixed up, and it is your team’s job to figure out which movies they are.
- $20 gets you a copy of either series of 80 cards, fully printed, with shipping to the United States.
- $40 gets you both series of 80 unique cards plus a sand timer.
How To Play
Gameplay is simple.
- One team reads a clue to the other team
- The other team tries to guess the movie title, gaining points for each title portion guessed.
- If they cannot guess the entire title, the other team can steal the remaining points
- Play continues clockwise.
To read a review of Movie Mashups, click here
For our facebook page with bonus digital copies of the cards, click here
And lastly, for more information or alternate rules, visit our website
The Game is Nearly Complete!
The game has been written and playtested. Its been played in hobby shops, book stores, reunions, and at Mensa. On October 26th, there will be a Movie Mashups tournament at the Chicago Mensa Halloweem Regional Gathering. Next week, there will be a radio contest on WOMC giving away advanced copies of the game.
Currently there are four local hobby shops and bookstores who will be carrying the product starting in January.Now we need your help, to make the finished product a reality! Support Movie Mashups on Kickstarter today!
Note: This article is being promoted on TGC News because the designer is participating in The Game Crafter’s Crowdfunding Promotion. If you would like to be promoted by The Game Crafter then read the details here.
Introducing Large Hex Mats. They come 2 to a sheet and at 9.5 inches vertex to vertex, they are great for building a configurable game board.
Don’t Wait, Plan Ahead, Order Early
If you’re going to a convention or have a special occasion where you’re going to need your games, don’t wait until the last second to place your order. Plan ahead. Make sure there’s plenty of time for both manufacturing and delivery.
In the cart, on the checkout page, and on the receipt after you check out we provide an estimated ship date for your order. This estimate is generated based upon the number and size of the orders in the queue ahead of you, but keep in mind it’s only an estimate. Before you place an order you can also see what the queue is looking like on our status page; this can help you plan ahead.
Just as important is how long it may take to ship to you. If you live in the United States shipping times are usually about 3 days. If you live in Canada, it’s 12-15. If you live in Europe it can be as much as 30 days in some countries.
Add a buffer. Delays happen both in manufacturing and in shipping. Don’t cross your fingers and hope you get what you need, plan ahead and ensure you get what you need. We provide these tools to aid in your planning, but they don’t help if you don’t use them.
Speaking of planning ahead, Christmas is right around the corner. Like many companies, we support a huge number of shoppers during the holiday season. Get your orders in by the beginning of December to ensure delivery, because unlike most shops who are selling wares you give at Christmas, we also have to manufacture your items before we ship them.
Sometimes you just need a long skinny strip to make a player aid. Hence, the strip mat. Enjoy!
New Cost Estimator
We’ve replaced our outdated old cost estimator with a new more accurate version. You start by going to our pricing page. Then click on the cost estimator button in the top right corner.
Then you can enter quantities of cards, boards, tiles, boxes, etc.
And at the bottom you’ll have the opportunity to enter the costs of any non-printed parts you want to add to your game, if any, and see a total estimate.
Brian Koch created this neat little video showing you how to design gem images.
TIP: Make sure you bleed your color all the way to the edge of the image, not just the cut line.
The Gamer’s Table Reviews Stones of Fate
Craig Stewart continues is ongoing series on board game design. This is part 3.
We’re adding a few new types of parts today that people have asked us to add. First is the clear gem. Second is a zombie circus clown to fit in with the hordes of zombies we already have. And third is a tape measure for people looking to do miniatures games that require distance measurements. Enjoy!