About Us

The Game Crafter (TGC) is the world’s first web-to-print game publishing company and offers a print on demand game publishing service. TGC empowers game designers around the world by allowing them to make a board game, card game, and custom playing cards through a website. Using the latest web technology, TGC developed a website platform that simplifies the design, manufacturing, and retail processes related to tabletop games.

Our Service

Designing and publishing a tabletop game used to be extremely difficult. The Game Crafter gives designers an easy-to-use system to make a board game, card game, or custom playing cards. TGC offers templates, instructions, videos, and proofing tools to help designers create a quality product.

Game designers love the service because they can purchase a single copy of their game, or as many as they need. There is no risk involved to the designer and they can start making a profit on the first sale! Best of all, the game designer keeps the full rights to the game and can sell it to a worldwide audience through the TGC online shop.

Our Team

The Game Crafter was founded in 2009 by JT Smith, Tavis Parker, and Jamie Vrbsky. JT came up with the business idea when he discovered how difficult it was to publish his game. 6 months later the service was launched and the rest is history.

The co-founders of The Game Crafter (JT Smith, Tavis Parker, and Jamie Vrbsky) and Cog, the TGC community mascot at GenCon 2012.

All three co-founders LOVE gaming but they are also serial entrepreneurs and enjoy starting new projects and businesses. Each partner has unique skills that help guarantee success:

  • JT Smith is an accomplished technical visionary who develops the software behind The Game Crafter website and builds the automation used in the production processes.
     
  • Jamie Vrbsky is an experienced operations manager who oversees finances, logistics, and personnel. He's the one who makes sure all of our 821 game parts are in stock!
     
  • Tavis Parker is a passionate marketeer who loves meeting new people and enhancing The Game Crafter brand. He stays busy with promotions, SEO, social media, and copywriting. 

Community

The Game Crafter Community has over 20,000 game designers and gamers!

There are currently over 34,000 users in The Game Crafter community and it's expanding quickly with 2000 people joining each month! Game designers around the world have created over 31,000 different game titles on our servers with over 1,340 of them available for purchase in our online shop.
 

Game Pieces and Parts

game pieces and parts, vintage game parts, replacement game parts available at The Game Crafter

The Game Crafter has 875 board game pieces and parts in stock at the online shop. Game designers can purchase the parts independently or choose to add them to the games that they are designing. Game parts are sold in any quantity (no minimum orders) and volume discounts are automatically applied at checkout.

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