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Contest nameBoard Game Design Challenge 2019
Contest organizerGabe Barrett / Board Game Design Lab
Contest start09/04/2019
Submission deadline17/05/2019
Entry fee$5
Monetary prizes?none
Other prizes?

All participants will receive a 2019 Game Designer’s Coupon Book full of discounts and special offers for things like game components, rulebook editing, development, playtesting, and more.

After the 1st and 2nd rounds, every designer who doesn’t move on to the next round will go into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to Cool Stuff Inc.

The 5 finalists will all receive detailed video feedback from the judges and a $50 gift card to Cool Stuff Inc.

More information

Your game must be a board game, dice game, or card game. No RPGs (DnD style games).

Contest requirements

To participate in the 2019 game design challenge, you must submit a pitch, a sell sheet, and an overview video through the form at the bottom of this page before 11:59 PM (Pacific) on May 17th.

Starting May 18th, your submission will go to the judges for critique and feedback.

The overview video should be no more than 3 minutes long.

You’ll need to upload it to Youtube (or another video site) and provide a link in the submission form.

Just make sure to highlight the key selling points and unique features of the game. Don’t get caught up on rule explanation.

It’s basically a pitch on camera that allows you to show what the game looks like while you talk about it.

Is this a recurring contest?Yes
How often does it reoccur?Once a year.