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Earlier this year we had a very successful Wallet Game design contest (which will return next year with a twist). But now we are back, with something even smaller!

If you thought 18 cards was a tight design space, welcome to the 1-9 card design contest!



Timeline

Submissions will be accepted from Sunday November 13, 2016 until Wednesday November 30, 2016 at 11:59PM EST.

Finalists will be announced Friday December 9, 2016

Winners will be announced Monday December 19, 2016

Categories

There are three categories and you may submit one game in each category. (a co-design counts as one game)

CARDS ONLY (1-9 Cards)

SMALL FRY (1-4 Cards, 1d6 and up to 4 coins)

ANYTHING GOES (1-9 Cards, Cards may be cut to make tokens / half cards, etc.., 2d6, 10 coins, paper and pencil)

REMEMBER: when cards are cut poorly, hidden information becomes known. So keep this in mind when designing for cut cards.

Rules must be brief, but playable.

Submission Requirements

For each submission, you will 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 including gameplay examples. 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).

Print and Play

A print and play copy of the game. It doesn't need to be pretty.

Contact Information


Additional Restrictions

Designs must be original works that do not infringe on any intellectual property. All submissions must not be publicly available through any retail, secondary or print-on-demand market and may not be currently under consideration for publication by other publishers.
Designers must be 18 years or older to enter.

While designs need not have final artwork or graphics, they should be complete and usable. All designs remain the intellectual property of the designers.

Prizes

The winning design in each category will receive $25.

All entries may be considered for publication.
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Great to see the contest back, only smaller!

Curious, though, how a 9-card game and a 9-card game will have 18 cards in total to snugly fit a buttonshy wallet.
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PiHalbe wrote:
Great to see the contest back, only smaller!

Curious, though, how a 9-card game and a 9-card game will have 18 cards in total to snugly fit a buttonshy wallet.


Convenient, right? whistle
 
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Say I have a game which uses only 4 cards. This could theoretically fit into any category, so would I choose which category to submit the game into?
 
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Another question: If I want to make my game last several rounds, can I assume that players can keep track of (single-digit) scores themselves? Or would I need to have a way to track them with components?
 
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nbreecher wrote:
Say I have a game which uses only 4 cards. This could theoretically fit into any category, so would I choose which category to submit the game into?


I would say to submit it into the 4 card category.
 
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PiHalbe wrote:
Another question: If I want to make my game last several rounds, can I assume that players can keep track of (single-digit) scores themselves? Or would I need to have a way to track them with components?


Let me ask the team on this. My gut goes to the ANYTHING GOES category since it requires tracking and you can use pen and paper in that category. If we set a fine line there it might be best. But if it's doable with just memory, and you wouldn't even use pen and paper then CARDS ONLY is probably best.
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Sanders wrote:

SMALL FRY (1-4 Cards, 1d6 and up to 4 coins)

Hi, i may have an entry for this category but i need small clarification.

What is considered as "coins"?
I mean, for example, could i design 4 tokens with 8 different sides?
Do they have to be round or not?

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pecaZP wrote:
Sanders wrote:

SMALL FRY (1-4 Cards, 1d6 and up to 4 coins)

Hi, i may have an entry for this category but i need small clarification.

What is considered as "coins"?
I mean, for example, could i design 4 tokens with 8 different sides?
Do they have to be round or not?

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These would be coins that are provided by the players. It could be 4 of the same coins or up to 4 different coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter for US). You can use up to 8 different sides that way.
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Looking back at the The 2016 9-card Nanogame PnP Design Contest!, are there any games that took your fancy?

And... would games previously made public, or entered into another contest, be eligible to enter?

Thanks.

I'm a big fan of Storyteller Cards and Pretense.
 
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Thanks Charles! Previously made/entered is fine, as long as it isn't published or signed. I'm sure there are awesome things on that list, but I don't want to influence anything. I'm just one of many judges. Now to go check out that contest.. whistle
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Well, that thrashes my idea.
I have four colors but differently distributed on the flip side. Green/Orange, Green/Blue, Red/Orange and Red/Blue.

I suppose card size is strictly poker standard, 2.5 x 3.5 inches?
 
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Can you get them onto a card for the anything goes category? If you can cut them out it might work.

Card size is poker, yes. I'll update all of this on the page.
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Yeah, i could go into 'anything goes' category but i wanted to try myself in this very restricted category, which ironically became more restricted with clarifications.
Careful what you wish, eh?

I'll see what i can do to adapt, it isn't 100% finished game anyway.
Thanks for quick replies,
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I love restrictions, so I can relate. Let's cut it in half!! 2 cards, 2 coins, one die! What's smaller than Nano?

Sorry got carried away there.
 
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jtagmire wrote:
What's smaller than Nano?


Pico - the one card contest
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jtagmire wrote:
Can you get them onto a card for the anything goes category? If you can cut them out it might work.

Card size is poker, yes. I'll update all of this on the page.


Its a shame 'cause I want to use square cards...
 
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It's time to announce the winners! Check it out here: Nano Game Winner Announcement
 
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Did you get many entries?
 
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ex1st wrote:
Did you get many entries?


29 entries.
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Cool. Congratulations! Best luck the the entries. I'm sorry I was able to enter.
 
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