Game Pieces Only Challenge


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Eric Jome, the host of Midwest Tabletop Game Design (Meetup and Facebook) and Protospiel Milwaukee presents the Game Pieces Only Challenge.

Let's get back to our game design roots and design a game without any fancy printing. Design a game using only bits.

The game should consist only of bits available through The Game Crafter parts store. This means the only printables would be a rulebook and a box; no cards, mats, tiles, stickers, or boards are to be used. Use of paper and pencil is strongly discouraged.

Eric Jome will be judging the contest. You can test your game with Eric at Protospiel Milwaukee a week before you submissions for the contest are due!

Here's the official BGG Forum Q&A about this contest.

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.

Board Game Geek thread about the contest: New Board Game Design Contest at The Game Crafter: Game Pieces Only Challenge |


The winner shall receive all of the following prizes:

One runner up shall receive $50 in cash (paid via PayPal by Eric Jome)

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