HABA USA 2020 Game Design Contest

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Contest nameHABA USA 2020 Game Design Contest
Contest organizerHABA USA
Contest start06/05/2020
Submission deadline22/06/2020
Entry fee$6 USD
Monetary prizes?none
Other prizes?

3-5 winners will be selected. The selected winners will receive a HABA games bundle or gift card, and their games will be shown to the HABA Germany Games Development team for review as a potential future HABA release. We cannot guarantee that a winner’s game will be published, but it will be given a fair look.

More information

While we are limiting 1 kit per household, there is no limit to the number of games submitted from each household.

Art does not need to be finalized; these are prototypes. Temporary art or no art, either is great!

To submit your game design please email your complete rules to HABAContest@gmail.com with the header “Game Contest Submission” no later than 6/22/20.

With your game submission, make sure to include your contact information, title of the game, a text document of the rules (.docx, .txt, .pdf are fine), and if possible, pictures of your game in play.

A panel of judges will review all of the game rule submissions and select the top 20 games. These top 20 semi-finalists will be asked to ship their game to HABA’s Games Manager for playtesting and review. From these semi-finalists, 3-5 winners will be selected.

Contest requirements

This year's contest is US-only.

Each household participating will receive a design kit that they will use to create new games. Each kit will be unique and will include random items from HABA games, including puzzle pieces, wooden figures, dice, blocks, board sections, and more.

You MUST purchase the Game Bits Kit for $6 USD

Games designed must adhere to the following rules:
• 2 – 5 players with a 15 - 45 minutes game play time
• Have a minimum recommended age of no higher than 8 years old
• Use at least three of the items from the kit (using the same item multiple times is allowed)
• Using other items not included in the kit is allowed.
• Have complete written rules (the rules and setup should allow anyone to play the game without the designer there to explain).
• Only include intellectual property you own or have rights to use.
• Be a family weight game.
• Theme and mechanics are up to you!

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