LA Board Game Jam is a board game design competition where five teams will have the Gateway 2016 weekend to brainstorm, design, test, and complete a board game. Each team will be given an identical set of materials and a broad theme to use as a starting point. Then on Sunday at 1pm teams will present the games they created and judges will play a few rounds. The teams with the best entries will then be announced and given prizes!
Last year at Gamex 2015 we had 7 teams and 39 participants who created boardgames based on the theme of "Roommates". Last year at Gateway 2015 we had 4 teams of 15 participants who created boardgames based on the theme of "Home repair".
This time we will be hosting the event over the entire convention weekend in the Newport B Room and hope to see what creative and amazing games are created next!
When / Where?
The competition is sponsored by and will take place at Gateway 2016, one of the largest board game conventions on the west coast. The competition will take place during September 2nd-4th in the Newport B Room. Attendees must check in at one of our orientation sessions on Friday 6pm or Saturday 10am for rules, team assignment and the theme announcement.
Click the Sign Up button and fill out the registration form!
If you already have friends who want to be in your team, make sure to include their names in the form. If you don't, no problem! We will assign you to a team the day of the competition.
Please make sure to purchase following in order to attend the jam:
- A full pass to Gateway.
- Friday, Sept 2, 6pm-6:30pm: 1st Intro Meeting for the LA Board Game Jam competition
- Saturday, Sept 3, 10am-10:30am: 2nd Intro Meeting for the LA Board Game Jam competition
- Saturday, Sept 3, 4-6pm: Game Design Clinics
- Sunday, Sept 4, 1-4pm: Presentation and Judging period
All events are at the Newport B Room. The room will be open the weekend for teams to come in and work on their designs.