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Announcing the GenCant 2022 Game Design Challenge - Create an 18 Card Flip and Write Game

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

We’re pleased to announce that GenCant and Button Shy Games are back, after the huge success of the 2018 contest (which resulted in both Tussie Mussie and Seasons of Rice), with a new challenge for GenCant 2022.  GenCant is an “unconventional unconvention” created to bring some gaming thrills to folks who cannot attend Gen Con. The winner of the 2022 challenge will become the official game of GenCant 2022 and be made available for people to print-and-play at home during the event - and published by Button Shy as part of their product line.  CREATE AN 18 CARD FLIP AND...

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The 18 Card Challenge - Numbers on Cards (Round 2)

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

NOTE: This is identical to Round 1 except it ends on June 30, 2022. Make sure you get your games in by June 30 as this is the final round. The 18 Card Challenge is back! This challenge we are doing something a little different. For $5 (plus shipping) we will send you a blank wallet filled with cards numbered 1-18. Your job is to design a game that uses the numbers on the cards. You will physically draw and write on the cards and wallet. When you're done you send it back to us and we will judge the games!...

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The 18 Card Challenge - Numbers on Cards (Round 1)

Posted by george tagmire on

 NOTE: Round 1 has concluded and round 2 is open now. We are accepting submissions until June 30, 2022. Please make sure your game is submitted by June 30th to enter. This is likely the last round of the challenge.  The 18 Card Challenge is back! This challenge we are doing something a little different. For $5 (plus shipping) we will send you a blank wallet filled with cards numbered 1-18. Your job is to design a game that uses the numbers on the cards. You will physically draw and write on the cards and wallet. When you're done you...

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The 18 Card Challenge - Role-Playing Game

Posted by george tagmire on

Hey Designers, guess what's back... The 18 Card Challenge!  Before we start let me introduce myself. I'm George, Jason's brother. A few weeks ago I started helping him out with Button Shy. One of the thing's we discussed was getting the 18 Card Challenge back up and running. My plan is to assist with organizing the contest, judging the games and work with Marty Cobb and Jason on the results. Most importantly, we plan to bring the 18 Card Challenge to you more often and more efficiently.  Ok, so lets get to the fun part! This challenge we are looking...

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The 18 Card Challenge - Worker Placement

Posted by Jason Tagmire on

It's time for a new challenge. We had two in mind. One was easy, one was hard. We went with the hard. Sorry! JUNE/JULY CHALLENGE: Create an 18 card worker placement game. First lets define a worker placement game: REDDIT: A mechanic where players have a number of available tokens, usually referred to as "workers", and take turns assigning them to different "action" spaces. Depending on the game, actions may resolve immediately or only once the worker is removed from the board. In most cases, a worker being present on an action space prevents another player from occupying it, or...

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