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Click here to see the full post with photos...


But if you can't be stuffed reading it here's verdict:

Overall, I recommend The Game Crafter wholeheartedly for a great prototype. The main areas where they fall short is the box folding and gluing. I also hold back from recommending it for commercial sales and actually making a profit as the price per component is a little on the high side (they gotta make a buck too). But hey! You don’t care about money do you?

Pros:
Cards look great,
Colour matching is great
Quad fold game board is good
Card drift was better than expected


Cons:
Box folding can use some more attention
Some cutting could be improved to reduce fraying
Prices are a little high if you want to make a profit (so only use for prototypes).
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Grace McDermott
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Could you maybe post some pics of your prototypes?
 
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I think the link above has some pics.

I've used both TGC and printplaygames and gotten good results.
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crazybyzantine wrote:
I think the link above has some pics.

I've used both TGC and printplaygames and gotten good results.


Agh, I'm...less than observant. -_-
 
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Ah don't feel bad the link wasn't very obvious -_-

I've added a couple in the post, should make the link more visible now.
 
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Thanks for the review Peter. Very useful for those of us considering getting our own prototypes done in the future. Be fantastic if there are similar reviews of other prototypers - the pros and cons of each of them.
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Thanks! And Michael I LOVE the artwork for Fusion! You've got a great looking game there!
 
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bluebright wrote:
Thanks! And Michael I LOVE the artwork for Fusion! You've got a great looking game there!


Thanks Peter - an absolute labour of love, this whole game-designing thing. My brother's the artist - I'll pass on your compliments.
 
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Those look good, do you know what the largest size board they can do? We went with Print and Play for our most recent but after a peak on Game Crafter they would have been a bit cheaper.
 
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I just received my first order from them. Loved the quality of the cards: dice sticker sheets, however, were just thrown in the box and a bit mangled.
 
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spyglassgames wrote:
Those look good, do you know what the largest size board they can do? We went with Print and Play for our most recent but after a peak on Game Crafter they would have been a bit cheaper.



The largest board is 18" x 18" that folds in half twice. It's pretty good, I think the quality of the board is good.
 
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