Simple Elegance Contest


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

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We’re looking for the next great game of simple elegance. The game play needs to be simple, but not lacking planning or strategy. So while the decisions are not complex, they are meaningful. Examples would be:

You are welcome to use any theme, mechanic, or component you like in your game. Your game may support any number of players you like. Initial rules explanation should be less than 10 minutes (ideally less than 5), with total game play less than 60 minutes (ideally 30 minutes).

Maxine Ekl of Clever Playing Cards will be the judge.

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:

Final Scoring Rubric

You can earn up to 80 points in scoring via the following scoring rubric:

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