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Announcing The Micro Game Challenge

Micro Game Challenge Sponsors - Father Geek, All Us Geeks Podcast, and The Game Crafter

Father Geek, the All Us Geeks Podcast and The Game Crafter are proud to present the Micro Game Challenge. When you’re looking to get new people into games, especially around the holidays it’s nice to have a micro game or two. Also, since a dollar doesn’t stretch as far as it used to, it’s nice to be able to buy a game that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. A micro game is a complete game, that fits in a tuck box. It’s small, portable, inexpensive, fast to play, easy to learn and teach, and most importantly fun.

Cyrus Kirby from Father Geek and Jeff King from All Us Geeks have personally put up the money for this challenge, wrote the rules for it, and will also be judging it.


* All components must fit in either a 72 or 90 card tuck box.
* The total cost of the game must not exceed $11.99.
* It must play with at least two players, and not more than four.
*Play time should be no more than 15 minutes, once you’ve learned the game.
* This cannot be a party game where each “player” is actually a team. Instead, each player must be a solitary human.
* Any theme or narrative is allowed.
* A rules document must be downloadable from your game’s shop page. You’re welcome to and encouraged to also include the rules in the game itself.
* 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 (72 or 90 card poker tuck box only).
* This must be a new game created for this contest. It cannot have existed on The Game Crafter 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 The Game Crafter’s game editor, by clicking on the “Contests” button, no later than November 18, 2013 at noon GMT.
* 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 The Game Crafter online shop before, during, and after the contest, regardless of the outcome of the contest.


First Place: $150 in cold hard cash*
Second Place: $100 in cold hard cash*
Third Place: $50 in cold hard cash*

Good luck to everyone. Click here for the Micro Game Challenge

* All payments will be made via PayPal.

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