Make Your Own Game for Button Shy’s 2017 Wallet Game Contest!

Have you ever wanted to create your own wallet game? Well now’s your chance! Button Shy Games is holding their 2017 Button Shy Wallet Game Contest.

Last year they received over 70 entries. First place went to Circle the Wagons (which is Kickstarting April 4th) and  Find Your Seats and Turbo Drift came in 2nd and 3rd. For this year the winning designer in each category will receive $100 and the Runner-Ups will receive $50. All entries may be considered for publication.

To enter you need to create a game that fits one of these two categories: Wallet Game & Wallet Game Plue. The requirements for both are listed below.

 

WALLET GAME

  1. 12-18 Cards
  2. Vinyl Wallet
  3. Score Paper/Pen
  4. Rules (Note: We print on a small 8 panel rules sheet. Take a look at any of our previous games for an example of how much room we’re working with)

WALLET GAME PLUS

    1. 12-18 Cards
    2. Up to 10 coins to be used as tokens, markers, etc
    3. Vinyl Wallet
    4. Score Paper/Pen
    5. Rules (Note: We print on a small 8 panel rules sheet. Take a look at any of our previous games for an example of how much room we’re working with)

To submit your game you’ll need to send the following to buttonshycontest@gmail.com:

  • Pitch Video (5 minutes or less)
  • You will need to provide a link to a video elevator pitch of your game. This may also include examples of play. This video can be hosted either on your own site or a public one like YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Rules
  • You will need to provide a link to a complete rules document that is sufficient for a reader to learn to play the game. The rules can be hosted on either your own site, or a public one like Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • Game Description
  • Including Game Title, Player Count, Estimated Play Time, Recommended Ages (if any), Brief Description of the gameplay and theme (if any).
    Contact Information

You can submit your game from Monday March 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST until Sunday April 23 at 11:59 PM EST.  Finalists will be notified by Monday May 22, 2016 and will have until Friday, May 26 at 11:59 EST to provide an up-to-date Print and Play copy of their game. Winners will be announced Monday June 19, 2017

Jess: I am a patron of the Button Shy Board Game of the Month Club and their wallet games are always really nice quality. This contest is a great way for newer designers to try their hand and creating and a fun way for seasoned designers to play around with some smaller ideas. Head on over to the Button Shy Games Contest to learn more about this awesome contest!

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