Hasbro has just teamed up with popular crowdfunding company Indiegogo, and announced a new contest for the best face-to-face party game. Ever dreamed of becoming a board game designer? This could be your chance!
According to the website, the grand prize winner will receive $10,000, and a trip to Hasbro HQ to work with their game development team, ultimately making your game a reality. The deadline for submission is September 30th. Out of the submissions, five finalists will be chosen, and they will get their own Indiegogo campaigns that they will run, promoted by Hasbro. The finalists get to keep their earnings from the campaign. Out of the finalists, one grand prize winner will be chosen.
For any aspiring designers out there, this could be a fun challenge to take on. I know how easy it is to have ideas, but a lack of motivation and drive to see them through to the end. Sometimes a contest (and a deadline) is just what you need to get those creative juices going. Unfortunately, there’s no sort of mention on the site about royalties, or any kind of monetary benefit aside from the prize money, which makes it seem like they’re willing to take someone’s design and make boatloads of cash, without having to do the thinking themselves. That’s slightly disheartening, but as they say, all publicitiy is good publicity. If you’re an aspiring board game designer, or simply someone who feels up for a challenge, take a look at the website! It could be the start of something big for you.
The contest page can be found here.