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In 2008ish, Jay Tummelson of Rio Grande Games held a game design competition for a group of designers in Utah. After this, he decided this would be a good way to give an opportunity to unpublished game designers. So, in 2009 he held a nationwide contest that ended with him picking 4 designs to be published. He held the contest again in 2010, and again picked to publish 4 designs.

These are the designs that he chose. As of now, most of them are not in the BGG database. I chose to make this list now though since the first game was just released, and I know at least a couple more are well into the process of having the artwork done.
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1. Board Game: The Heavens of Olympus [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:15863]
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The Heavens of Olympus is the game that won the first design competition for the group of designers in Utah.

Designed by: Mike Compton

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Lawrence
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2. Board Game: Quilt Show [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:4929]
Board Game: Quilt Show
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Judy Martin's Quilt Show

Designed by: Steve Bennett & Judy Martin

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Grinnell
Iowa
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3. Board Game: Cavemen: The Quest for Fire [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:5008]
Board Game: Cavemen: The Quest for Fire
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Cavemen: The Quest for Fire

Designed by: Dan Cassar

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Oreland
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4. Board Game: Oktoberfest [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:15153]
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Oktoberfest

Designed by: Joshua Balvin

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Los Angeles
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5. Board Game: Spin Monkeys [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:12874]
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Spin Monkeys

Designed by: Mark Sellmeyer

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6. Board Game: For Crown & Kingdom [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:6023]
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For The Crown

Designed by: Dave Mansell

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7. Board Game: Gladiators [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
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Gladiators

Designed by: Sam Liberty & Kevin Spak

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8. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:2877]
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Chairman

Designed by: Jonathan Hager

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Beaverton
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9. Board Game: Pressure Cooker [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:10071]
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Pressure Cooker

Designed by: Kane Klenko

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