Online Resources

Design Assets

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The Noun Project 
(Icons)
http://thenounproject.com/
You must create a free account, but there are many great free icons under a public domain (free to use) and creative commons (must source the artist) licenses. Icons can be downloaded as a .svg or as a .png file.


Game-Icons.net
(Icons)
http://game-icons.net/
Great resource for game related icons, all under a creative commons license so the artists musts be credited. Icons can be downloaded as a .svg or .png file. No account needed.


Dafont.com (Fonts)
http://www.dafont.com/
Really awesome resource to get some fonts, you can search by style, theme, etc. and specifically public domain/100% free ones.

CG Textures (Textures/Backgrounds)
http://www.cgtextures.com/
If you need a texture or a background this site has tons and is very organized. Though you must make an account and you’re just limited to how many you can use. Be sure to mention where you got the artwork from.


Open Game Art 
(Art/3D Models/Backgrounds)
http://opengameart.org/
A lot of different art resources here from 3D models to sprites to backgrounds. The site is mostly for digital games but there are a lot of assets and as usual please cite your sources that you use.


Creative Commons Search
(Images/Art)
http://search.creativecommons.org/
Cool search engine for searching creative commons art and images. You can narrow your search to specifically search clip art or google images.

Game Pieces


The Game Crafter 
(Game Pieces/Printing)
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/
There are a ton of pieces that you can get for your game. There are also lots of printing services for boards, cards, tiles and boxes. Just be aware that it takes some time to ship items to you so plan accordingly.


Meeple Source 
(Game Pieces)
http://www.meeplesource.com/
Lots of little wooden resource tokens, just be aware that it takes some time to ship items to you so plan accordingly.

 

 

On-Demand Printing


Print & Play Production
(Board/Card/Tile Printing)
http://www.printplaygames.com/
An on-demand service specifically for board games. There are printing services for boxes, boards, cards and a ton of other pieces. Just be aware that it takes some time to ship items to you so plan accordingly.


Printers Studio
(Card Printing)
http://www.printerstudio.com/
Lots of on-demand printing options, a good service for printing cards. Just be aware that it takes some time to ship items to you so plan accordingly.

 

Online 3D Printing


Shapeways 
(On-demand 3D printing/Pre-made 3D models)
http://www.shapeways.com/
An online 3D Printing service where you can upload your own model or print from pre-made models. Just be aware that it takes some time to ship items to you so plan accordingly. Also be sure to mention where you got the artwork from and cite the artist.


I Materialise 
(On-demand 3D printing)
http://i.materialise.com/
An on-demand 3D printing service that you can upload a 3D model and order it printed. Just be aware that it takes some time to ship items to you so plan accordingly.