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Contest nameSimple Elegance Contest
Contest organizerThe Game Crafter
Contest start19/03/2019
Submission deadline17/06/2019
Entry feenone
Monetary prizes?$500 store credit
Other prizes?

Automatic Showcase status for their game on
The possibility of judging a future contest.
Induction into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame.

More information

We’re looking for the next great game of simple elegance. The game play needs to be simple, but not lacking planning or strategy. So while the decisions are not complex, they are meaningful. Examples would be:

No Thanks
Kingdom Builder
Take 5
That’s Pretty Clever
King Domino
You are welcome to use any theme, mechanic, or component you like in your game. Your game may support any number of players you like. Initial rules explanation should be less than 10 minutes (ideally less than 5), with total game play less than 60 minutes (ideally 30 minutes).

Maxine Ekl of Clever Playing Cards will be the judge.

Contest requirements

To qualify, your game must comply with all of the following rules:

Your game must be explained in less than 10 minutes.
Your game must play in less than 60 minutes.
Your game must be of simple design, but still have important choices.
The total cost of your game must be less than $29.99.
A rules document must be downloadable from your game's shop page. Basic out of the box rules will suffice, so long as it's clear how the game is played.
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, and have packaging.
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 June 17, 2019.
Contestants may submit multiple entries to this contest. Each entry will be judged separately.

Is this a recurring contest?No