Tag Archives: catan

Tile Extractin’ Backing Action

One part of my Catan boards that doesn’t get enough attention is the backing. The backing is almost invisible during play, and it is obviously critical to keeping the frame together, but there’s one feature of the backing I haven’t … Continue reading

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Grand Opening on Amazon.com

Last week, I launched Boardcrafting on Amazon. It was a bit of a challenge jumping through all their hoops – particularly for a small company like mine, as I don’t have any UPC codes or any pictures with a white … Continue reading

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Blair Nisley’s Custom 5-6 Player Catan Board

Blair got a Kit of my Boardcrafting tiles and did a pretty sweet paintjob (see closeup here). He reports there’s a technique to painting: I did do some experimeting and the best way to paint these is to leave the … Continue reading

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Jared Nichol’s Boardcrafting Action Shots

Jared has been working diligently this year on using the Boardcrafting vector source files to make his own boards. He recently sent me some photos of the results. You can see he’s using birch that is a little thicker than … Continue reading

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Prototyping a Laser-Cut Catan Water Tile

I used up some of the scrap wood I had lying around today. After having a lot of fun playing around with tesselated patterns in Inkscape (Edit->Clone->Create Tiled Clones) I tried some of them out on the laser cutter.

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Oliver Lewis’s Custom Stained Catan Board

Oliver Lewis is one of my backers on Kickstarter who got the Boardcrafting vector art files. He used them to create this incredible board. (flickr gallery). In the gallery, you can see the manufacturing steps laid out. I love seeing … Continue reading

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Beautiful painted wood Catan board

Maker makendo designed and built his own Catan board out of wood that I quite like. A particularly brilliant part of the design is the clay quarry tile, which has a cut-out section that works because it reveals the bottom … Continue reading

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New showcase pages

Mmmm… pretty macro photos. I’ve now added showcases for the pips as well as the robber I think this is the first time I’ve talked about the robber design. I wanted something that was abstract and intuitive. The anthropomorphic robber … Continue reading

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Showcase Showoff

I’ve just created a gallery of images for the completed prototype. I intend to make a “showcase” for all of the items available in my Kickstarter campaign. The Board Showcase

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Kickstarter Campaign Launched!

I launched a Kickstarter campaign! Go go gadget internets! Check out my sweet video (it’s the first video I’ve ever made for the interweb) Boardcrafting Kickstarter Page So yeah, if you want to spread that link around and get all … Continue reading

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