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Worker Placement Challenge


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Letiman Games presents The Worker Placement Challenge

We want you to design a game that uses worker placement as the driving mechanic. You can consider using 1 worker per player like in Harbour, many workers like in Lords of Waterdeep, or even consider using dice as workers like in Kingsburg. It is completely up to you how you create your workers, how many you have, and what the workers are doing for you.

So what types of games does Letiman Games really like? We typically like all-inclusive games that work with gamers and non-gamers, children, adults, timid gamers, alpha gamers, EVERYONE. We like to keep our games simple and quick to act as great gateways or fillers during a heavy game night, so please keep the games 60 minutes or less. We want the games to be medium sized or smaller, so your entry must come in either a Small Pro or Medium Pro box.

Dan Letzring of Letiman Games will be personally judging all entries.

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

  • Your game must implement the mechanic: Worker Placement.
  • Your game must come housed in either a Small Pro or Medium Pro Box.
  • Your game must not exceed 60 minutes in gameplay.
  • 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, meaning it has a logo, backdrop, shop ad, action shots, description, and cool factors. It must also have all images proofed, and have packaging.
  • This must be a new game created for this contest. It cannot have existed on TGC prior to 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 on May 30, 2016.
  • 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 before, 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:

  • Consideration for publication by Letiman Games, LLC.*
  • Automatic Showcase status on
  • 100,000 crafter points.
  • $50 of shop credit on
  • A copy of two Letiman Games: Dino Dude Ranch and Dirigible Disaster.
  • Induction into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame.

* Consideration for publication is open for discussion. Commitment to publishing the winner automatically is not fair to the designer or the publisher. If there is a good turnout for this contest and an entry fits the bill, then I will certainly give the winner a hard look. Who knows, maybe more than one contract could be handed out.

Contact Dan if you have any questions:

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