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The Board Game Workshop Design Contest 2018

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The Board Game Workshop Design Contest 2018

Contest Details

You may enter as many games as you like. You must provide the following requirements for each game entered. Patreon supporters get one free entry, each additional entry will require the $5 fee.

Note that your entries may be discussed publicly on social media.

Round One

$5 Entrance fee or free entry for Patreon supporters. https://www.patreon.com/TheBoardGameWorkshop

Pitch video describing your game (maximum 2 minutes).

Short text description of your game (500 character limit).

Round Two

Pass Round One

English Rules PDF

How To Play Video (no time limit, but you will be judged on how well you explain the game.)

Updated short text description of your game (500 character limit).

Round Three (5 finalists)

Pass Round Two

Send a complete and playable physical prototype, including english rules and all necessary components. Art is not required but the game should have all necessary graphic elements for play.

Updated short text description of your game (500 character limit).

Interview about your game on The Board Game Workshop.

Judging

Round One
How innovative is the game?
How excited are you to play the game?
How well was the game idea presented?
Should this game move on to Round 2?

Round Two
How clear are the written rules?
How clear is the how to play video?
How innovative is the game?
How excited are you to play the game?
Should the game move on to Round 3?

Round Three
Play tests and audience vote.

Prizes

1st Place $100

4 runners up $25 each

Random prize drawings for all participants.

And the most valuable prize, judges’ feedback for every round.

Calendar

Using UTC -12 time zone for deadlines. So if it is the due date somewhere on earth it’s still valid.
Dates subject to change.

August 8 - Announcement
August 22 - Submissions Open
September 19 - Round 1 Submissions Due
October 3 - Round 1 Results Posted
October 17 - Round 2 Submissions Due
October 31 - Round 2 Results Posted
November 28 - Round 3 Submissions Due
December 26 - Winner Posted

Eligibility

You must be 18 years or older to enter.

You must pay the $5 entrance fee for each game submitted to the contest. Patreon supporters of The Board Game Workshop at any level get one free entry. https://www.patreon.com/TheBoardGameWorkshop

Your game must be a board, card, or dice game. No video games. No role playing games.

Your game must be your original work.

You must have the right to use all art assets in your game.

Your game must not be available for sale, pre-order, or crowdfunding before January of 2019.

Judges of this contest are not allowed to enter.

The Board Game Workshop reserves the right to remove your game from the contest for any reason.

Questions

Send any questions to contest@theboardgameworkshop.com

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