2019 BostonFIG Fest Tabletop Showcase Submission, Harvard Athletic Complex, Saturday, 14. September 2019

Submit your game for consideration in the Tabletop Showcase!
We're looking for quality independently-developed tabletop games to exhibit at the Boston Festival of Indie Games on September 14, 2019!
Please read the full submission guidelines on !

The BostonFIG Tabletop Showcase is open to all indie game designers worldwide.
Since there are no perfect criteria for what an “indie” game is, we will take submissions on a case-by-case basis and work with designers/studios to determine what games make sense from a community standpoint.

All types of tabletop games (card games, board games, tabletop RPGs) can be submitted.

Only unpublished games or games that have been released after October 2017 can be submitted.

All submitted materials must be original property of the designers/developers. BostonFIG will not, in any case, be held responsible for counterfeit or plagiarized games.

Games that have been shown in previous BostonFIG showcases are eligible to re-submit if changes have been made to their game since they last showcased. Games that have won Figgies in past years are ineligible.

There is no criterion for game length. However, if a game longer than 30 minutes is chosen to be showcased, designers/developers should present a short slice of their game at BostonFIG, as this tends to work best for exhibiting.

If you have any questions about the eligibility of your game, please contact timothy@bostonfig.com and ben@bostonfig.com. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Video Submission
Designers/developers who are interested in submitting a game should prepare and submit the following before April 15, 2019:
1. The submission form, along with the $35 fee, through EventBrite.2. A 5-10 minute video showcasing your game. Videos should:

Be no longer than 10 minutes in length - If you go over 10 minutes, only the first 10 minutes of your video will be judged.
Show the designer talking about the game, concept, and story behind it
Show the game itself
Show any unique aspect(s) of your game
Talk about the target audience for the game
Be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or other video sharing site - Do not make videos private (we suggest making them “unlisted” instead), as our judges may not be able to view private videos.

Note: The quality of the video (editing, entertainment value, etc.) will not be judged, only the content. However, audio should be clear.
For more information about what videos should or shouldn’t contain, please see the article we’ve published here:
Curation judges will provide structured feedback on the following aspects:

Originality and Innovation
Gameplay and Mechanics
Artistic and Visual Direction (including theme)
Overall Impression of Game

All video submissions will receive feedback by at least five curation judges. Feedback will be sent to the designers after the videos have been reviewed, on or around June 1, 2019. Designers will not be notified of their acceptance until August 1, 2019.

Showcase Acceptance, The Festival, and The Figgies
Accepted designers will be notified of their acceptance on August 1, 2019 and must confirm via an acceptance survey by August 15, 2019. Accepted designers will be given a booth at the festival. Booths will come with a choice of a 6-ft round or 6 ft long table, and 4-6 chairs. Designers/developers are expected to show their game for the entirety of the festival. Games currently available for purchase may be sold.
All accepted games will automatically be eligible for Figgie Awards, to be determined by Curation judges. This year’s Tabletop Figgie Awards are:

Best in Show - This award will go the game that judges consider the best overall
Most Dynamic - This award will go to game that best incorporates theme, art, mechanics, and player interactions
Most Innovative - This award will go to the game that uses the best implementation of the most original mechanic, component, or other element
Best Hobby Game - This award will go to the best game that is intended for the hobby game market (euro-style games, 4-X, etc.)
Best Family Game - For the game that plays best with all age groups
Best Game in Progress - This award will be given to the best early-stage game/prototype
Audience Choice Award - This award will be determined by audience voting at BostonFIG

Terms & Conditions

By submitting to BostonFIG, you agree to the above stated process and that failure to comply with it can lead to your game being rejected from submission without refund. You also understand that if your game is not accepted into the BostonFIG showcase, your entry fee will not be refunded.

You agree that BostonFIG will not be held responsible for any damages incurred through participation in the showcase and submission process including, but not limited to: audience, media, and judges’ reactions to your game; rejection from the showcase; failure to receive a Figgie; and feedback given by other constituents.

You agree that all game content and other materials are owned solely by you and fellow developers and designers. You agree that you have appropriate permissions from all developers and designers to enter your game into the showcase. You also agree that BostonFIG will not be held liable for any legal disputes that arise from your participation in the showcase and submission process.

2019 BostonFIG Fest Tabletop Showcase Submission

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