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Launch Lab is a streamlined print-on-demand service for fast production of retail-quality custom tabletop and board games, providing printing options in small batches, from 1 to 1000.
Start your prototyping journey with Launch Lab.

A Simple Process, Professional Quality

Whether you are prototyping or in need of printing out physical copies of your custom-made games for playtesting, pitching, marketing, or small production runs, Launch Lab provides unprecedented quality for print-on-demand board games that your games deserve. Our streamlined workflow and user-friendly online system are packed with convenient features that help you make games easier, faster, and better. Learn how Launch Lab works.

You can build and manage many game projects or custom-printed card games. It is possible to have any part of your board game customised, including your game components and other accessories.

Build and manage multiple game projects

Get your artwork ready for custom board game printing. Our simplified and professional preparation modes will make your artwork shine. Perfect for your next game project.

Simplified and Professional modes for artwork preparation

We will ensure the best results for your custom board game. From your box to the game board, you have automated artwork quality checks on upload. Try our service today.

Automated artwork quality checks on upload

Our platform provides real-time quotes and worldwide shipping options for the delivery of your custom board game.

Real-time quotes with shipping options worldwide

How it works

Create your own custom board game using Launch Lab’s simple online tools. With thousands of retail-quality board game components to choose from and real-time order costs, you get all the options without the guesswork. Sign Up, Build, Customise, Upload, Order, and Ship. Launch Lab takes care of the production details so you can focus on your vision.

Find out how to create your board game with Launch Lab.

We have revolutionised game production with our Launch Lab. Upload your artwork, and customise your game tokens, gameboard, and accessories. Then place your order. Your custom game will arrive your doorstep before you know it. Start creating your game today.
Sell your game worldwide without inventory with print-on-demand game production. Learn more about Launch Lab's innovative model.

Custom board game components to suit any game

Launch Lab's range of components and materials is ideal for producing almost any type of game. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional, you'll find the right components to get your game up and running. Choose from a range of card stocks and sizes, apply your desired texture, and select the perfect box size, shape, and finish to create your dream board game online. With options for plastic, wood, and more, you'll have all the tools you need to make your game shine.

View the Launch Lab component range.

Find the perfect components for your game with Launch Lab. Choose from a range of materials and customize texture, size, and finish. It is possible to customise any item in your game. We even offer custom game cards in many sizes, from Mini-American to Tarot to Poker and more.
Impress your players at the first glance with our perfectly-fitted game boxes. Smooth opening action and secure fit. No more 'box fart'. And do not stop there, we help you to make each part of your game special. No matter if it is the gameboard, tokens, or player screens, they will impress.

Print-on-demand

Print-on-Demand (POD) technology from Launch Lab allows creators to produce retail-quality board games on demand, eliminating the need for costly inventory storage. This includes printing custom game cards, board game components and much more in small batches or small-scale production runs. With POD, you can offer unique, custom-made and personalised gaming experiences while reaping the benefits of faster production and lower costs.

Get ready to launch faster and smarter with Launch Lab's Print-on-Demand services.

Learn more about Print-On-Demand.

We invite you to discover our print-on-demand technology. It's ready for your customised board game. You can custom-make its components, accessories and everything else you need for a great game. Retail quality without costly inventory storage. At Launch Lab, you get personalised gaming experiences easily.
Save money with custom board game printing using POD. Only pay for what you need, making small orders more cost-effective for game designers.

Frequently asked questions

Launch Tabletop uses a series of statuses to communicate what is happening in regard to your order. A detailed description of each status is as follows.

  • Draft: Your order is in draft mode. This allows you to modify the order and make changes at a later date, incase you're not quite ready to complete the order. A draft order can be completed at any stage.
  • Awaiting payment: Your order requires payment. This occurs if you have not successfully paid the invoice required to proceed with the order. Note: Your order cannot proceed any further until payment has been made.
  • In review: This occurs when your order is being reviewed by a Launch Tabletop representative. Once the review has completed, your order status will progress to the next step, or a Launch Tabletop rep will be in contact to talk you through the issues that need resolving.
  • In production: This status will occur once you’ve passed Content review and Pre-press checks. This status now indicates that your order is with the production team where your order will be created.
  • Shipped: This status indicates that your order has shipped and should be in transit to your designated shipping address.

Launch Tabletop aims to be as transparent and as communicative as possible.

If your order has an issue, the order status of your order will indicate an issue and a Launch Tabletop representative will list all known issues that need resolving. You reply to the representative and have a threaded conversation.

A Launch Tabletop representative will either check and verify your work or will be there to respond to any queries.

Your project cannot be shipped without a container/box, as your components could be damaged in shipping. If you would like to proceed with an order, your project must contain either a Standard Game Box, Deck Box, Tuck Box and Mint Tin.

The two most important things to consider are:

  • The size of the board you need when it's unfolded and ready for play; and
  • What size box you need to fit it into when folded to be put away.

Taking those two things into account, decide on whether you prefer a bi-fold or a quad-fold board, whether you want to print on 1-side or both sides of the board, choose a finish on the printed sides, and select from the sizes available. For more compact board games, you may prefer a bi-fold, whereas long epic adventures may require a large quad-fold board to create an immersive tabletop experience. Read more about our game board options.

The preset templates for components in print-on-demand board games are compatible with products like Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, and Affinity Publisher and Designer.

Yes! With Launch Lab, you can easily make as many board games as you want. Create and manage multiple game projects using our custom-developed online tools. You can also choose from thousands of retail-quality components and obtain production quotes with shipping options worldwide.

We have a range of sizes for both bi-fold and quad-fold custom-printed game boards.

Our bi-fold game boards are rectangular in shape and come in 3 sizes:

Folded

Unfolded

Small - Bi-fold

101.6mm x 152.4mm x 6mm

203.2mm x 152.4mm x 3mm

Medium - Bi-fold

152.4mm x 228.6mm x 6mm

304.8mm x 228.6mm x 3mm

Large - Bi-fold

190.5mm x 266.7mm x 6mm

381mm x 266.7mm x 3mm

Our quad-fold game boards are available in square and rectangular shapes. The square quad-fold game boards come in 4 sizes, whereas the rectangular game boards come in 3 sizes:

Square:

Folded

Unfolded

Small - Quad-fold

152.4mm x 152.4mm x 12mm

304.8mm x 304.8mm x 3mm

Medium - Quad-fold

228.6mm x 228.6mm x 12mm

457.2mm x 457.2mm x 3mm

Large - Quad-fold

266.7mm x 266.7mm x 12mm

533.4mm x 533.4mm x 3mm

Extra-large - Quad-fold

304.8mm x 304.8mm x 12mm

609.6mm x 609.6mm x 3mm

Rectangle:

Folded

Unfolded

Small - Quad-fold

152.4mm x 101.6mm x 12mm

304.8mm x 203.2mm x 3mm

Medium - Quad-fold

228.6mm x 152.4mm x 12mm

457.2mm x 304.8mm x 3mm

Large - Quad-fold

266.7mm x 190.5mm x 12mm

533.4mm x 381mm x 3mm

We also have the right-sized game box for your custom game board. Your game box can fit your customised components and other accessories. Learn more about our game board options.

The components in your game should match the atmosphere of the game's narrative. Customising your game's components draws your players in, creating an immersive game experience before the first move is even made. Not only can we create custom board game boxes to keep all the pieces in one place, but also other items, such as drawstring bags, to keep the components organised and in good condition within these boxes.

Keep in mind that having specialised components for your project will affect production costs and timelines. Learn more about how we can become your custom board game manufacturer for larger orders.

Yes, we do. We aim to create board games that are accessible to everyone and this includes providing colour options for custom board game accessories such as dice and meeples that work just as well for players with colour-vision deficiency. These colours are clearly marked for you to choose from when creating your game.

If customising these pieces, it's important to make sure that the foreground and background colours can be distinguished from each other. We use and recommend Who Can Use to determine whether the colours selected provide enough contrast for all types of vision.

Apart from your game board and box, you can customise game components and accessories. These include custom names, quantity, size/shape, finish, 1-sided/2-sided printing, and colour. Here is more detail on the customisable options available:

  • Name: The option to give a custom name to a component for easy identification.
  • Quantity: You can select how many components you need.
  • Size/Shape: Options are available for the size and shape of components, such as tokens and dice.
  • Finish: Many textures, and coatings, such as gloss, matte, linen, and smooth are available.
  • 1-Sided/2-Sided Printing: You can customise printed cards and game boards by printing custom art on one or both sides.
  • Colour: Many colour options are available for components like tokens, dice, and meeples.

Options may vary depending on the component type. With our many options, you have the flexibility to create any game from your imagination. Learn more about customisation.

Creating a board game with Launch Lab is straightforward, even if you don't use Adobe InDesign or Affinity Publisher. For non-Adobe and non-Affinity users, we have created Simplified Mode with a custom designed and developed tool called the PDF Stitcher which takes PNG or JPG files and assemble them into a PDF that meets production requirements. We provide PNG templates for use with programs like GIMP, Paint, Paint.NET and even Canva: using artwork templates.

Have any questions that aren’t covered above? You may find the answer over in our Knowledge Base.

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