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The Game Crafter - Board Game Design Contest - Phase Shift Dimensions Challenge

Please cast your vote in the Phase Shift Dimensions Challenge at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests/phase-shift-dimensions-challenge

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I have no crafter points and

I have no crafter points and can't vote, I guess, but.. yikes. I read a bunch of them.

(One of the games appears to sell you an empty box.. it doesn't even contain the game's rule sheet. One of the games IS an empty box, and you can buy it for $9.99)

You earn Crafter Points when you spend money on TGC

I have almost 200,000 Crafter Points... You can use them to advertise your games from the main page, voting on new ideas (improvements), voting in contests, TGC auctions (for prizes), etc.

It's like Canadian Tire money or Air Miles points you get free when you spend money buying from TGC's website!

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An empty box? Lame. I'll need to look them over again since I didn't look at them all. I actually entered the contest this time just to give it a shot- I've never entered a contest before. The artwork is definitely my weak point since I didn't hardly do much of anything. I was primarily interested in the theme and to play around with it and see what people would come up with.

This is the one that just

This is the one that just lists a box:

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/stealth-shoppers

There's also a note that says "This game does not come in a box".

So someone entered a TGC contest with a game that has literally no components. Not sure that's in the spirit of "board game" :)

Hopefully that one's not yours, MAR...

Is it mine...nope

Is it mine...nope :) I just looked at it immediately. I just don't understand. Now I will say, I don't remember because I submitted my game months ago, but I didn't put rules in my game to save on cost for the user. Instead I kept it as a free download. Either way, it will be interesting to see which games are selected.

I think...

It's compliant to the rules of the contest and sufficient enough for explaining the purpose of the game without having to or needing to design each and every bit, component, and card in the game.

It's sort of like BGDF's old Design Showdowns: you write a page of rules and maybe add a Graphic to explain the game (rules) and give one image teaser preview of the game (to earn more votes).

But most of the game is not playtested or even fleshed out. It's just a game ideas with SOME rules...

I think that's what this entry is ALL ABOUT. It's NOT just a Box. That's probably the bare minimum of components require to make the game: you need a box.

It's actually probably very CLEVER and the contest officials double checked if that entry probably satisfied the rules for the contest. And since it is there, my guess is that's the minimum required for submitting a game "CONCEPT/IDEA"...

Kinda beating them at their own game (or contest)...

I read the game's Description

And what the BOX is for ... is simply a "Placeholder". The game happens in REAL-TIME at any of your LOCAL "Grocery Stores" with a group of friends...

It's just procedurally how you have to DESIGN the items needed to be on each player's "Shopping List". The rest is procedural and you can follow the simple rules and play the game with any of your friends, if you can agree to the format of the lists.

It clearly states that if a RECIPE requires 3 Tomatoes, if there are 3 players (friends), on each player's LIST you must have 1 Tomato each.

He's not making any money on the game... It's just the minimum required by his game. Obviously he could have designed the "Shopping Lists" and used the "Score Pads" for designing the Shopping Lists... Oh well you need to use your own paper (In this instance).

I read the games description.

Yes I agree it does comply with the rules in that regard. I was thinking from the perspective that you needed physical components to purchase as a game, not simply an abstract concept. But yes, I see what your saying. Either way, I'm not the judge, so we'll see what happens.

Did you READ the entries?

Did you READ the entries? It’s not a placeholder. The game has 0 parts. And the other one is literally a box. The”game” is that everyone puts a hand on it and whoever stays on longest wins. $9.95.

I can’t believe that a game that consists of a paragraph of text complies with the spirit of the rules of a tgc contest.. but I’m also sure it will not win so whatever. It can't be sold on the TGC site, because it has nothing except a downloadable rule "sheet".

questccg wrote:It's sort of

questccg wrote:

It's sort of like BGDF's old Design Showdowns: you write a page of rules and maybe add a Graphic to explain the game (rules) and give one image teaser preview of the game (to earn more votes).

But most of the game is not playtested or even fleshed out. It's just a game ideas with SOME rules...


Well, not exactly.. the Game Crafter contests, as I recall, all require something that's essentially ready to publish, even if it might still undergo some revision. You need full art, etc.

TGC wrote:
The game must be publish ready (as it relates to our shop, not as it relates to being finished). This means it has a logo, backdrop, shop ad, action shots, description, and cool factors. It must also have all images proofed, and have packaging.

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