The Tabletop Deathmatch is an independent game design contest organized by Cards Against Humanity. We’ve assembled a panel of expert judges to pick an exceptional unpublished boardgame. The winning game will receive a first printing by AdMagic (our printer) funded by Cards Against Humanity. We’ll bring the winning game to Gen Con 2014 to join us on the show floor.
In May, we opened up submissions for independent games by unpublished designers. Almost 500 games were submitted, and the judges picked 16 finalists. Those 16 finalists will present their games to the judges at Gen Con 2013. The deathmatch and those presentations will be filmed by our friends Loading Ready Run and released as a web-series later in 2013.
Josh Dillon, Daniel Dranove, Eli Halpern, Ben Hantoot, David Munk, David Pinsof, Max Temkin, and Eliot Weinstein Co-creators, Cards Against Humanity
Mike Selinker President, Lone Shark Games, formerly of Wizards of the Coast and Avalon Hill
Luke Crane Creator of Burning Wheel
Greg Bilsland Producer, Dungeons and Dragons
Rodney Thompson Game Designer, Dungeons and Dragons, Lords of Waterdeep
Chris Cieslik Owner, Asmadi Games
Paul Peterson Game Designer, Smash Up, Guillotine
Derek Guder Event Manager, Gen Con
Mike Trotzke Founder, Red Army Games; Cofounder, SproutBox
Chris Rowlands and Aaron Donogh Media Production Coordinator and RPG Expert, Card Kingdom
Shari Spiro Founder, Ad Magic
The Tabletop Deathmatch is sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, Gen Con LLC., Ad Magic, and Maxistentialism Inc. It’s produced by Dammit Liz Productions and Loading Ready Run. Prize money is furnished by Cards Against Humanity, AdMagic, and Maxistentialism Inc.
For press inquiries or more information, please contact us at CardsAgainstHumanity@gmail.com.