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You like board games? We LOVE board games! We play all kinds of stuff, from Power Grid to Ad Astra to Settlers of Catan to Zombie Dice to Munchkin and everything in between. So this week we want you to get all board gamey. Show us your best ideas for board games, people playing board games (and, since you're gonna do it anyway, animals playing board games), or perfectly depict your ultimate game night, complete with snacks and last minute winning dice roll. Go nuts! Within these rules:

No Mario/Zelda/Star Wars. Definitely don't use any current, copyrighted board game imagery.
No text only designs.



Narfcake


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Please tell me there will be more Walmazan/Kevlar51 collabs ...

cdrewlow


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Narfcake wrote:Please tell me there will be more Walmazan/Kevlar51 collabs ...



This. I'm already excited to see what they come with.

orabbit


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Does no text include spots or numbers on dice?

kevlar51


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oooooooooooh!!!

cdrewlow


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orabbit wrote:Does no text include spots or numbers on dice?



You can use text, your design just can't be only text.

orabbit


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cdrewlow wrote:You can use text, your design just can't be only text.



Oh, the guidelines have been changed in the last 5 min. It originally said no pop culture and no text.

kevlar51


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Hi Mods,

Could I get some clarification on "Definitely don't use any current, copyrighted board game imagery."

Does that mean nothing specific, i.e. don't show a Monopoly board with Boardwalk, etc? Or does it mean don't do anything with Monopoly at all?

For an example, would my previous collabs with walmazan--Do Not Pass Go and In The Library With The Wrench been OK with this rule in place, or would they have been rejected in this derby?

Thanks!!

j5


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In b4 the "Game of Thrones" onslaught.

move along

rasabi


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j5 wrote:In b4 the "Game of Thrones" onslaught.



Haha. They just rejected this like tuesday...



I'm tinkering with it and will sub anyway though :P. Was going to add a base with icicles and fire...

Do people get the symbols on the chairs?

PS title is Game of Fancy Chairs

kevlar51


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rasabi wrote:Haha. They just rejected this like tuesday...



I'm tinkering with it and will sub anyway though :P. Was going to add a base with icicles and fire...

Do people get the symbols on the chairs?

PS title is Game of Fancy Chairs



Nice--and the symbols are good "extras" for those who have read the books, as they don't emphasize the house crests as much on the show.

Maybe make the Iron Throne entirely gray though? Just a thought.

aerc712


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rasabi wrote: They just rejected this like tuesday...

I'm tinkering with it and will sub anyway though :P. Was going to add a base with icicles and fire...

Do people get the symbols on the chairs?

PS title is Game of Fancy Chairs



Perhaps just having thrones, not necessarily getting super specific with the details/symbols, would be a way around another rejection? I figure it's one thing to have a collection of thrones, another if they are explicitly tied to the series. Just an idea on that.

Naolito


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Uhm... Would the ouija be considered a board game?

rasabi


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aerc712 wrote:Perhaps just having thrones, not necessarily getting super specific with the details/symbols, would be a way around another rejection? I figure it's one thing to have a collection of thrones, another if they are explicitly tied to the series. Just an idea on that.



I actually subbed two versions, one without any symbols. Travis didn't mention anything about copyright concerns, and I made sure they weren't symbols used in the show or anything... not that this is a guarantee they won't axe it of course, but I'm not too worried about the symbols themselves.

shikausstan


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kevlar51 wrote:Hi Mods,

Could I get some clarification on "Definitely don't use any current, copyrighted board game imagery."

Does that mean nothing specific, i.e. don't show a Monopoly board with Boardwalk, etc? Or does it mean don't do anything with Monopoly at all?

For an example, would my previous collabs with walmazan--Do Not Pass Go and In The Library With The Wrench been OK with this rule in place, or would they have been rejected in this derby?

Thanks!!



I would like some clarification on this too! Does that mean don't just rip off their box art, or don't even parody with the stuff?

midgerock


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I'm thinking of subbing these 2 designs. What do you think?

Mavyn


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midgerock wrote:I'm thinking of subbing these 2 designs. What do you think?



JMO, but that's not really a board game. Probably me being pedantic, though

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

kairanie


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midgerock wrote:I'm thinking of subbing these 2 designs. What do you think?



I love both of them! I would definitely buy the first one if it printed.

midgerock


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Mavyn wrote:JMO, but that's not really a board game. Probably me being pedantic, though



I know many may not consider D&D a board game but there are many board games which use to 20 sided die.

tjschaeffer


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midgerock wrote:I'm thinking of subbing these 2 designs. What do you think?



3 Person Chess? Here you go, just take my money.

In all seriousness (I do love the shirt and the idea), the one thing I'd beware of is that fact that I believe "Bazinga" is trademarked/copyrighted/whatevs. Just a word of caution that might get you rejectionated. Otherwise I love it.

midgerock


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tjschaeffer wrote:3 Person Chess? Here you go, just take my money.

In all seriousness (I do love the shirt and the idea), the one thing I'd beware of is that fact that I believe "Bazinga" is trademarked/copyrighted/whatevs. Just a word of caution that might get you rejectionated. Otherwise I love it.



possibly but I want to point out this currently #1 in the reckoning.
I hope both designs get an opportunity.

spkidwell


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midgerock wrote:possibly but I want to point out this currently #1 in the reckoning.
I hope both designs get an opportunity.



I thought it said by Bazin"gal", since it's by Midgerock. I assume you could get away with that.

tjschaeffer


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midgerock wrote:possibly but I want to point out this currently #1 in the reckoning.
I hope both designs get an opportunity.



Yeah, I was going to make a comment regarding The Formula for Success, but couldn't put it into words. I think that shirt manages to skip past the trademark issue by displaying the word as more than just that combination of letters. It's kind of similar to the way that you can manipulate a trademarked logo and be okay, but not use the logo as is.

Just my .02. Like I said, I love the design and will totally vote for it either way

midgerock


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tjschaeffer wrote:Yeah, I was going to make a comment regarding The Formula for Success, but couldn't put it into words. I think that shirt manages to skip past the trademark issue by displaying the word as more than just that combination of letters. It's kind of similar to the way that you can manipulate a trademarked logo and be okay, but not use the logo as is.

Just my .02. Like I said, I love the design and will totally vote for it either way



to be safe, I gonna remove it. Thanks for the heads up.

wirdou


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midgerock wrote:I'm thinking of subbing these 2 designs. What do you think?



Man that 3 chess players design is just great! You have my vote for sure hahahah

j5


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midgerock wrote:to be safe, I gonna remove it. Thanks for the heads up.



If you make it "By:Zinga!" It will phonetically get the message across without encroaching.

move along

nathanwpyle


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Title suggestions welcome - work in progress...

kalira


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j5 wrote:If you make it "By:Zinga!" It will phonetically get the message across without encroaching.



I had wondered that myself, but it might possibly bring about the anger of the sleeping giant Zynga (of Farmville and several thousand other Facebook games fame), which would rain down fire and angry fan-cows and fan-sheep upon us all.

sillesix


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nathanwpyle wrote:Title suggestions welcome - work in progress...



Love it! Please do it on a bright shirt, I'm so tired of the dark shirts everyone has been doing.

graffd02


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can't decide whether to submit this or can it and start over on a new idea...

Leahbh


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midgerock wrote:I'm thinking of subbing these 2 designs. What do you think?



the thing that bothers me about this one is that dice is plural of die. You only have 1 die, not dice.

4khaos


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nathanwpyle wrote:Title suggestions welcome - work in progress...


Bees playing Catan, the best board game ever? For sure, GMV!

lyonscc


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Here's one I finished a while back (for the RPG derby, but then realized that Fluxx really isn't an RPG, but just a game played at RPG conferences), based on Fluxx.

nathanwpyle


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4khaos wrote:Bees playing Catan, the best board game ever? For sure, GMV!



Thanks so much! I meant to draw this simple visual pun a while ago, and this derby reminded me.

lkackman


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graffd02 wrote:

can't decide whether to submit this or can it and start over on a new idea...



Use it! This is a classic game you can recognize easily, maybe play with the color and place it on a better background color.... grays or black would have more appeal.

lkackman


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lyonscc wrote:Here's one I finished a while back (for the RPG derby, but then realized that Fluxx really isn't an RPG, but just a game played at RPG conferences), based on Fluxx.



Made me laugh, than again I like fluxx and got the reference.

shikausstan


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graffd02 wrote:

can't decide whether to submit this or can it and start over on a new idea...



Looks a lot like another design I found on google. Type in "usual suspects clue" and look at the first two options...

graffd02


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shikausstan wrote:Looks a lot like another design I found on google. Type in "usual suspects clue" and look at the first two options...





thanks for the heads up... looks like it's back to the drawing board...

jasneko


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Settlers fans - any suggestions/help with how to phrase this? Thanks!
(hopefully the sheep surplus - and occasional drought - isn't something that just happens in the games I play!)

Vote!

lyonscc


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jasneko wrote:Settlers fans - any suggestions/help with how to phrase this? Thanks!
(hopefully the sheep surplus - and occasional drought - isn't something that just happens in the games I play!)



Realize that the "wood for sheep" joke is a sexual riff that the mods will likely reject, since I doubt Woot wants to sell a shirt with a sheep-sex joke on it...