39. Concours de Boulogne-Billancourt: Author Competition
The competition is open to all game authors, provided that the rules of the game are available in English or French. Only prototypes are admitted. Already published games are not admitted; not even those published by the authors themselves. The aim of the competition is to highlight and award prizes to four games that not only convey a sense of playfulness, but are also distinguished by an original mechanism or a clever mix of already known mechanisms. The most important criterion in the decision is originality.
The registration period for the 39th edition of the Game Designers' Competition in Boulogne-Billancourt (a suburb of Paris) is open and will end on Friday 31 January at 23:59, unless the maximum number of 120 participants is reached before then. (As a rule of thumb: in the past five years, only once was the contingent not exhausted after 2 weeks). The Boulogne-Billancourt Game Designer's Competition has existed since 1977 and is the oldest event of its kind in the world.
The games awarded in the competition are usually immediately taken over by game publishers. Over 90 contest winners have been published; some of them with worldwide success. These include Abalone, Bruxelles, Condottiere, Himalaya, Mare Nostrum, Méditerranée/Serenessima, Not Alone, Quadropolis, Quarto, River Dragons, Smallworld, Tokaido or Yspahan.
More information on the website of the organizers.
Centre Ludique de Boulogne-Billancourt, 17 allée Robert Doisneau, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, www.centreludique-bb.fr