To qualify, your game must comply with all of the following rules:
Your game must fit in a 3.75” x 2.375” x 0.75” (external) Mint Tin. Internal dimensions of the tin are 3.5625" x 2.5" x 0.75". A 54-card Bridge Tuck box is a good reference as to whether your game components will fit. CARDS LARGER THAN A BUSINESS CARD WILL NOT FIT IN A MINT TIN.
All rules must be completely contained on the front and back of one “Business” size card. You may include additional reference cards, but the reference cards should not contain rules not present on the rules card.
Design a 3” x 2” sticker for the front and back of the Mint Tin using The Game Crafter's custom sticker feature. We've provided the cut file for the Custom Mini Sticker here.
The total cost of your game must be less than $24.99.
Player count may be anywhere between 1 and 4 players.
You may use any components available or printed at TGC as long as they will fit in the mint tin in their finished form. Acrylic is allowed as long as the cut parts fit in the Mint Tin.
Play time should be no more than 20 minutes, once you've learned the game.
Any theme or narrative is allowed and unique themes are encouraged.
A rules document must be downloadable from your game's shop page.
The game must be publish ready (as it relates to our shop, not as it relates to being finished). This means it has a logo, backdrop, shop ad, action shots, description, and cool factors. It must also have all images proofed.
Packaging is not necessary for this contest, but we do recommend using a 54 card bridge tuck box as a proxy for the mint tin.
This must be a new game created for this contest. It cannot have existed on TGC prior to the start of the contest.
All artwork must be your own, commissioned by you, licensed to you, or in the public domain.
All entries must be submitted through TGC's game editor (by clicking on the "Contests" button) no later than Noon UTC (6am US Central) on October 28, 2019.
Contestants may submit multiple entries to this contest. Each entry will be judged separately.
Semi-Finalists will have one week from announcement to make alterations to their games. This could be layout, grammatical errors, or other small changes.
Got a few unruly kids at the restaurant while you wait for your order to arrive? Need a gaming experience that's shorter, portable and way more durable than the others you are used to? Don't know what to do with the downtime between heavy games at game night? Mint tin games are your answer! Mint tin games learn quick, play fast, are portable and use highly durable, metal containers that easily fit in a pocket. Mint tin games are a unique take on the micro game theme and are perfect for gamers of all types!
We would like you to design a game that’s small but feels big and fits into a Mint Tin