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Publishing

From outstanding ideas we create outstanding games.

Topic

● Games with special components (no games only using cards, dice, and tiles)
●  All themes and genres are welcome!

Jury Criteria

● Elegance (Easy rules that still provide interesting and engaging gameplay)
 Technical Excellence (Well-rounded rules without loopholes or imbalances)
● High Replay Value
 Originality
 Games with an interesting use of timers will get an advantage in the judge process

Entry Conditions

●  Both new and experienced authors may participate
●  Only original, unpublished games
●  Rules may be sent in English or Korean
●  No submissions by Korea Boardgames employees are allowed

Required Submission Content

● Complete rules (.pdf, .doc or .ppt)
● 1-2 pictures of the game in progress
● Game Description (not more than one A4-page)
● Author Information Sheet with (scanned) signature. Find the form here.
● Prototype (only if selected for the final round)

Prizes

Gold
US $1000 + the offer to publish the game at Korea Boardgames with a $1500 royalty down payment

Silver
US $500

Jury and Selection Process

● The Jury will consist of the Korea Boardgames Editorial Team.
● Jury decisions are final and there is no right of appeal.
● No reason for elimination from the contest will be given.

Special Entry

The 2018 design contest is open to games with special physical devices. 
Entries with these devices will not need to send prototypes after passing the first round. 
However, a detailed explanation that clearly explains the device will be necessary.

Other Rules

● The rights to the games remain with the authors at all times.
● Submissions should be sent to: go@koreaboardgames.com
● Korea Boardgames is not to be held liable for any unsolicited mailings
● Entries that don’t fulfill the requirements outlined in section 3 of these rules will be disqualified
● In case of fraud by participants, KBG reserves the right to withdraw or reclaim prizes as appropriate
 
Timeline

Contest Announcement
February 12th

Submission Period
February 12th to June 1st

Finalist Announcement
July 23rd

Prototype Sending
July 23rd to August 17th

Finalist Testing
Until October 8th

Announcement of Winners
October 8th

Previous prize-winning games

Games

Authors

Release
2017

The Age of Discover
Hoon Min Jeong Eum
Grand Museum

Joo Bong Hwan
Park Na la
Rob Cramer

2016

Model Citizen
The Best Traders
Defuser

Park Minhu
Kim Seonghyeon
Liuxiao

2015

Star Plus
Pancake
Shake it

Park Taewoo
Go Taeyun
Bernhard weber

2017 release
2017 release
 

2014

Last Dice Standing
Drakkar
Bank Job

Kim Keewoong
Rojo Arias, Victor
Kang Huiwon

2016 release
 
 

2013

Memory Field
San Francisco
Window Cards

Shin Hyungkyu
Kim Chohee
Torsten Landsvogt

2016 release
 
 

2012

Love Means Nothing
Grazing Land
Promises, Promises

Ariel Seoane
Christwart Conrad
Carlos Moreno Serrano

2014 release
2014 release