Friends, strangers, game-loving folks,Game Chef 2014 starts this Saturday.
Since our planet has a couple dozen time zones, it may well start on your Friday evening.Game Chef
is an annual tabletop game design competition. It's multilingual and global. On day one, a theme and four 'ingredients' are revealed. By day nine, you'll have submitted a finished game. This year's theme is a doozy. A befuddling challenge. And call me biased, but this year's ingredient list is absolutely my favourite yet (narrowly beating out 2006's "A" set).
The competition runs in eight languages this year, each with a separate coordinating team: English
, Brazilian Portuguese
, and sites for Polish, Slovenian, and Italian to come soon
English Game Chef is making use of a Google+ Community to share design ideas in motion.
My hope for this year is that lots of people will create weird hot messes that are more ground-breaking than they are polished. And that people will have fun.