Board Game Redesign Finalists revealed

Five Games go forward to UKGE Final

The 2013 Board Game Redesign competition led to many entries. A shortlist of 5 have been announced by the judges headed by Kara of Leisure Games (seen above playing one of the games). These 5 games will be playable in the Monarch Suite during trade hours Saturday and Sunday at UKGE. One of them will win the competition. You can play the games. Maybe one of them will be a hit game one day. We thank Leisure Games, Shut Up and Sit Down, Surprised Stare and Playtest UK for their hard work and the hours they committed.

Drum roll time. Here is the short list:

Grubs up!
by Daniel Howard 2-5 players

Players are stone-age chefs, competing to get the best ingredients to throw in their bubbling stew. They must dispatch hunters to various environments surrounding the village. Each ingredient has a tastiness factor, with the chef with the tastiest stew is the winner! 

Wilderness: A World Destroyed

By Matt Green and Sam Mercer 2-4 players

A  tactile dexterity game. You control a massive mining ship, keen on harvesting natural resources of a newly discovered world. By flicking your Barge around the map, you will compete to find the best mining spots, collect resources, and advance your technology.

Epic Lab Time!
By Gino Brancazio and Tony Beard 3-4 Players

It's a humorous resource management game, each player is a scientist trying to build the best lab and take over the world, while completing secret personal goals. But watch out for science experiments gone wrong and sabotage from other players.

Hack the Block.
By Bevan Clatworthy 2-6 Players

You play the part of a computer hacker, using your Hack Module to take down the Block, the faceless organisation running the world. Install Upgrades and Apps, choose your targets and modify your Hack style to earn Reputation amongst your rivals, but beware! The Block is always watching...

Seychelles
By Jennifer Freeman 2-4 players

In the newly independent Seychelles players are trying to improve their islands economy, take advantage of fluctuating markets and build tourist attractions; but a coup is looming. Who can best run their economy and gain the most influence by bribing the coup ringleaders?

Well that is the roundup. Be sure to take a look in the Monarch suite near the Playtest area. Don't forget that YOU could be one of these games in 2015 by entering the 2014 event wihch launches at UKGE.

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