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Hidden Movement Challenge


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All Us Geeks presents The Hidden Movement Game Design Challenge.

To celebrate All Us Geeks reviewing games for over 5 years now: We want you to design a game that uses hidden movement, or secret unit deployment, as the featured mechanic. For this type of mechanic, look at games like Letters from Whitechapel, Fury of Dracula, Specter Ops, and Nuns on the Run.

Jeff King and Jordan Steinhoff, from All Us Geeks, will be judging the contest.

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

  • Your game must implement the mechanic: Hidden Movement/Secret Unit Deployment.

  • The game must be playable by 2 or more players.

  • You are welcome to use any printables or game pieces available in our shop to create your game.

  • The cost of your game cannot exceed $34.99.
  • A rules document must be downloadable from your game's shop page and also included in the game itself. Can be in booklet or document form.

  • The game must be publish ready (as it relates to our shop, not as it relates to being finished). This means it has a logo, backdrop, shop ad, action shots, description, and cool factors. It must also have all images proofed, and have a box.

  • This must be a new game created for this contest. It cannot have existed on TGC prior to the start of the contest.

  • All artwork must be your own, commissioned by you, licensed to you, or in the public domain.

  • All entries must be submitted through TGC's game editor (by clicking on the "Contests" button) no later than Noon UTC (6am US Central) on October 23, 2017.

Contestants may submit multiple entries to this contest. Each entry will be judged separately.


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. There will be a 1 week timeframe between judging rounds where you can make minor changes to your game (last minute artwork came in, or missed edits to a rulebook, etc..).

See complete details.


The winner shall receive all of the following prizes:

  • Automatic Showcase status for their game on

  • 100,000 crafter points.

  • $100 of shop credit on

  • $200 cash.

  • The possibility of judging a future contest.

  • Induction into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame.

Second place will get $100 cash.

Third place will get $50 cash.

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