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Do you have the next great game IDEA?

Game Submissions open until 12/31/2019

Top 5 Finalists announced 1/31/2020

Grand Finale at Fair Game in La Grange, IL. - DAte TBA

$1,000 Grand prize + game publishing opportunity With Gray Matters Games.

 

Eligibility of Games:

· Must be an analog board game, card game or dexterity game.

·  Must be 100% your own intellectual property.

·  Must not be available for sale, pre-order or crowd funding while it is in the contest.

·  Must not have previously been available for retail sale or successfully crowd funded prior to the contest.

·  Must not be finished. Participant is willing to make changes to the design to improve it.

·  Must be able to attend the final contest at Fair Game in La Grange, IL.

Types of Games GMG is Looking For:

· Fun, easy to learn party and family games (Ages 8+, 14+ or 17+)

· Unique game mechanics or theme

· Can be learned in under five minutes and plays in under 60 minutes

· Has a unique marketing angle that fits with current trends

· Fits with the Gray Matters Games brand

Terms & Conditions

  • All Intellectual Property associated with the games remains the inventor’s property unless licensed from Gray Matters Games

  • While the license deal is the goal of the competition, it is not guaranteed

  • All game submissions are kept private except to the judges and play testers at the finale at Fair Game

 

Meet the Judges

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Head of game design and operations at Gray Matters Games.

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CEO of Chicago Toy & Game

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Owner of Fair Game Store

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Head of Finance and marketing at Gray Matters Games

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Managing Director at Innovation DuPage

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CEO of The Creative Fold

 

Ready to enter? We can’t wait to hear your game idea!