April 2020: 

Game Design Challenge

Design an 18-card deduction game.

Gameplay Rules:

Failure to submit a game that follows the rules below will result in disqualification. 

The focus of your gameplay should be that of deduction. This does NOT mean that your game must be a secret role game. 


One game should take no more than 30 minutes.


Your game may include nothing more than 18 cards. These cards may be double sided, and can all be unique. 

The rulebook and cards for your game must be submitted in a PDF format.

Be creative! Do as much as you can with only 18 cards!

Additional Details:

All submissions must be totally original and not currently published and/or for sale in any capacity.

Designs do not need to have any original or finalized artwork (free-use, placeholder artwork is fine, if necessary).


Any designs submitted will remain the intellectual property of the designer.

Submission Guidelines:

You may submit your design using the form below until Friday, April 24th, 2020.

Submissions should be in a PDF format and include both final rules and all printable components. 


ALL valid submissions will receive constructive feedback on their design and rules including thoughts on what worked best, ideas for improvements, etc..

The winning design will have their game featured in the May edition of Board Game Bulletin, a free online magazine that includes

interviews with game designers, featured content creators, gaming news, upcoming Kickstarter projects and more...

Good luck to everyone and have fun!!!