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Gearing Up for HeroTec with a Contest

Posted by Mike Mullins on

Here at Buttonshy HQ, we're always playing prototypes. Whether we're polishing the next wallet game, developing Board Game of the Month Club content, or judging our wallet game design contest, more prototypes hit our tables than we can count. Admittedly, we can't count very high unless we take our shoes off, but that's not the point!  The point is that we love working with you to achieve our goal - creating memorable experiences that come in small packages.  Recently we found ourselves confronted with a bit of a problem; an order was going to print and we were two cards short...

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2017 Button Shy Wallet Game Contest

Posted by Ryan Sanders on

2017 Button Shy Wallet Game Contest

Button Shy Games would like to announce our newest design contest, the 2017 Button Shy Wallet Game Contest. You may recall that last year we had over 70 entries, with our recently Kickstarted games Find Your Seats and Turbo Drift coming in 2nd and 3rd place. First place in our 2016 Wallet Contest went to Circle the Wagons which will be on Kickstarter this April 4th. If you are looking for a challenge, this is it - designing a game with only 18 (or less cards) with limited or no extra components. So get those creative juices flowing and submit to us your best...

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Button Shy 2016 Nano Game Contest Finalists

Posted by Ryan Sanders on

Button Shy 2016 Nano Game Contest Finalists

It's time to announce the Button Shy 2016 Nano Game Design Contest finalists! We'd like to thank everyone who submitted to the contest. We've narrowed down to 15 entries breaking it down to 5 in each of the 3 categories. We will be playing the games over the next 10 days and announce winners on 12/19/16. Small Fry My Heart’s Dream – Rob Cramer Planetary Conquest – Greg Loring-Albright Clever Girl – Andrew Wagers Chase Through The Kraken Field - Achim Zien Dungeon Coinquest – Chris Anderson Cards Only Starship Babel – Robin Gibson Zen Garden – Jason Meyers Mustachioed – Jason Slingerland Bring...

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Button Shy Nano Game Contest

Posted by Ryan Sanders on

Earlier this year we had a very successful Wallet Game design contest (which will return next year with a twist). But now we are back, with something even smaller!If you thought 18 cards was a tight design space, welcome to the 1-9 card design contest!   TimelineSubmissions will be accepted from Sunday November 13, 2016 until Wednesday November 30, 2016 at 11:59PM EST.Finalists will be announced Friday December 9, 2016Winners will be announced Monday December 19, 2016CategoriesThere are three categories and you may submit one game in each category. (a co-design counts as one game)CARDS ONLY (1-9 Cards)SMALL FRY (1-4...

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25 Word Story Contest - Week 8 (Fantasy Category)

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

Welcome to Week 8 of our 25 Word Fantasy Story Contests. If you missed the introduction it’s right here. Last week's winner was reddit user Just_Danny. Congratulations!  This week’s inspiration is: Rules: Create a 25 word story based off of the illustration. Submit it as a response to this post, via email to ButtonShyGames@gmail.com, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Reddit before 11:59PM EST Sunday 3/1/15.  Prize: A winner will be chosen and announced on Monday 3/2/15. Each winner will be entered to win our end of year prize of $50 and an original illustration by Campbell Whyte. The more weeks that you win, the better your chances. More details on...

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