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Contest name18 identical card contest
Contest organizerButton Shy Games
Contest start03/09/2019
Submission deadline30/09/2019
Entry feenone
Monetary prizes?$100
Other prizes?

Exposure, feedback

More information

Games must use 18 poker-sized cards that are identical in every way and NOTHING else. You can't put holes in the cards.


We will feature the game images and submission videos on our YouTube channel. We will discuss the finalists in detail and judge them on video as well. We will not be providing feedback on all entries, but watching the subsequent videos will show why specific games made it to the finalists or won. We plan to keep comments positive, and highlight why a game won instead of why a game lost.

Contest requirements

For your submission, you will need to send the following to with "September Design Challenge - [your game name]" as the subject:

Game Description: Including Game Title, Player Count, Estimated Play Time, Recommended Ages (if any), Brief Description of the game play.
Print-and-Play File: This should include the rules and play sheet(s). The file can be hosted on either your own site, or a public one like Dropbox or Google Drive, or emailed as an attachment.
Short Pitch Video: No more than 3 minutes. This doesn't need to be any more than a handheld phone video, but we just request to see some visuals of the gameplay.

Additional Restrictions

Designs must be original works that do not infringe on any intellectual property. Submission must not be publicly available through any retail, secondary or print-on-demand market and may not be currently under consideration for publication by other publishers.

One submission per entrant.

Designers must be 18 years or older to enter.

While designs need not have final artwork or graphics, they should be complete and usable. All designs remain the intellectual property of the designers.

Is this a recurring contest?No