Mint Tin Challenge


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

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Got a few unruly kids at the restaurant while you wait for your order to arrive? Need a gaming experience that's shorter, portable and way more durable than the others you are used to? Don't know what to do with the downtime between heavy games at game night? Mint tin games are your answer! Mint tin games learn quick, play fast, are portable and use highly durable, metal containers that easily fit in a pocket. Mint tin games are a unique take on the micro game theme and are perfect for gamers of all types!

We would like you to design a game that’s small but feels big and fits into a Mint Tin. Here are some examples of already produced mint tin games:

You are welcome to use any theme, mechanic, or component you like in your game.

Chris Rossetti, Nick Rossetti, Stephen Rossetti and Tim Harms, from Rampage Games, will be judging the contest.

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

Special Sizing Note

This is a business card sized card in relation to the tin. You can see that it doesn't fit due to the corner rounding on the tin. Business cards can be pressed in, but are not easy to get out.


If you're looking for the largest card that will fit, try out the mint tin deck instead.


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.

Here is a link to the judging procedure: Judging Procedure


The winner shall receive all of the following prizes:

2nd Place:

3rd Place:

Additional Publishing Deal

Any game submitted to this contest that includes a video on the shop page and has an uploaded sell sheet will be considered by Alley Cat Games for publishing.

Semi-Finals Scoring Rubric

ou can earn up to 50 points in scoring via the following scoring rubric, which will also count for 20% of the total score:

Finals Scoring Rubric

You can earn up to 50 points in scoring via the following scoring rubric, which will account for 80% of the total score:

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