9 card contest

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Contest name9 card contest
Contest organizerJoseph Propati (kingspud) on BGG
Contest start06/01/2020
Submission deadline31/03/2020
Entry feenone
Monetary prizes?none
Other prizes?


More information

The following components are not allowed:
1 A pencil/pen. No writing instruments are allowed. (This includes using writing down scores for a game. You must think of other ways to keep track of score using the components allowed.)
2 Custom components including tiles, counters, etc. The only PNP components allowed are the 9 cards.

Contest requirements

The games in this contest are required to fit within the following parameters:

1 Exactly 9 Cards printed on A4/Letter paper. The preferred layout is a 3x3 grid - although other layouts are acceptable. The cards must be standard poker sized (approximately 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches / 63.5mm x 88.9mm) You may use both sides of the cards. The back side of the cards can be used for gaming purposes (i.e. both the front and back of the card are used in game play), a game logo, or be left blank (i.e. The games are not required to have card backs).

The cards may serve any game purpose. For example, cards may be used as the game board, playing pieces, random events, etc.

With the exception of the Legacy Category (see the Category section below), games may not require players to cut, bend, or mutilated the cards.

2 A4/Letter size PDF rules sheet(s) - There is no restriction on the number of pages in the rule book. The rule book may have reference information, charts, diagrams, and tables, but it may not be used as a game component. This means you can't place components on it or have it act as a component during game play. (i.e. The player should be able to play the game without the rule book once the rules are learned.)

3 The games entered in the contest should be new. To be eligible for this contest, a game must meet the following criteria.
The game cannot have been entered in a previous contest. Games that were entered in previous contests but not completed (i.e. Withdrawn or Uncompleted Entries) are still eligible to be entered in this contest.
The game cannot be publicly offered for download on BGG, a WIP Thread, or other websites prior to the Earliest Date for Games to be Publicly Available. The game may be described and discussed online so long as it is not actually available for download.
The game cannot be entered into other current contests. After this contest ends, you are free to enter your game in other contests provided it is allowed in their respective rules.

4 You may not publish or launch a crowdfunding campaign for your entry during the contest timeframe. (Once the contest is done, you may take steps to publish your game entry but please do not do so until voting in the contest has completed.)

5 Designers need to have full legal right over the games entered into this contest. Games should not contain artwork or characters that are protected by copyright or trademark without permission from the owner. Games may include content protected by Creative Commons or Copyleft licenses so long as the rules regarding redistribution and derivative works are followed. Artwork or characters in the public domain are of course allowed.

6 All game files should be freely available online for the duration of the contest. Game files may be hosted on your own web server or online storage sites such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, etc. The files must be freely available to anyone with the link and users should be able to download them without needing to create an account on the hosting service.

E The games may also use a limited number of optional components, which are discussed in the Game Components Section below.

Each game entered in the contest may optionally use up to a total 18 of the following components.
d10-1 Cubes.
d10-2 Coins. You may use a use a different sizes of coins in your game. (i.e. a US dime, nickle, and quarter.) Be mindful of international players when designing games with two sided coins.
d10-3 Paperclips. You may use metal or plastic clips in a variety of colors.
d10-4 Discs/squares.
d10-5 Meeples. You may use standard single color meeples from games such as Carcassonne.
d10-6 Dice. Only standard six-sided dice with plain pips are allowed.
d10-7 Crystals/glass beads. Versions that are commonly found in craft stores or other games may be used.
d10-8 Bags/cups. These can be used for randomly drawing other components. Bags and cups do not count toward the 18 component limit.
d10-9 A player aid. This may be a summary of the rules with key charts or diagrams used for quick reference during play. Player aids may not contain rules not found in the rule book or be used as components in play. Player aids do not count toward the 18 component limit.

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