Big Box Challenge


This contest is complete, and the winner has been chosen.

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We want you to design a completely unique big box game. We're not limiting theme or mechanics with this challenge. It is as free form as it gets. There are only a few requirements: It must use a large retail box, it must play between 1 and 2 hours, and it must have a cost of at least $30 and not more than $60.

This is your chance to let your creativity off its leash. Whatever game you've had an itch to build, you can build it, so long as it's not simple or short. We're looking for the next Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Stone Age, or 7 Wonders here. The Captain is Dead is an example of a big box game on The Game Crafter that fills all these criteria. So if you've ever felt constrained by time or budget or rules by our contests, this contest is the one you've been waiting for. Get out your pens and paper, and get to work!

Alex Coulombe, winner of the Mashup Challenge, will be personally judging all entries.

To qualify, your game must comply with all of the following rules:


You retain all rights to your game and are welcome to sell it in our shop during and after the contest, regardless of the outcome of the contest.

The first round of judging is handled by a community voting process. The final two rounds are handled by the judge. See complete details.


The winner shall receive all of the following prizes:

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