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2nd Roll & Write Contest – March 2021

After the successful completion of the first-ever Roll & Write Game Design Contest, we are proud to announce the 2nd Roll & Write Contest on




Winners Announcement Video

1st Prize

Plantations of Karnataka by Juan Maiolino

2nd Prize

Punjab by Ajay Anthony and Nandighosa by Sidhant Chand

Entries Received

  1. Vallam Kali by Ashis Saha
  2. Punjab by Ajay Anthony
  3. Plantations of Karnataka by Juan Maiolino
  4. Save the Sangai by Charlie Jackson
  5. Thattukada by Deepak M.
  6. Nandighosa by Sidhant Chand
  7. Assam by Davide Carcelli
  8. Terraced Gardens of Pinjore by Rutvik Sanghvi

Theme & Requirements:

  1. The theme for this contest is the Indian States. Your game must include at least one unique aspect from any one of the 28 states of India. Note: The game theme should focus on one state only.
  2. Your game must include a Solo mode.
  3. Your submission (rules & player sheet) should fit on 4 A4 sized pages.
  4. You can use up to 5 dice (D6, D10, or D20) in your game design.

Contest Rules

  1. Share your interest to participate in the contest via this email before 1 March 2021 15 March 2021.
  2. Submit a game designed to meet the theme & requirements.
  3. The deadline for submissions is 28 March at 11:59 PM IST.
  4. The game should be a Roll & Write game as per the definition at Board Game Geek.
  5. Your submission to this email, in English, should include the following:
    1. Player Sheet(s)
    2. Rules
    3. Brief description about the game (2-4 lines)
  6. You are free to share a link to a digital prototype or a gameplay video.


  1. Judging will commence from 29 March and the winner will be declared by 1 May 2021.
  2. After the initial round of judging or voting, 5 games will be shortlisted as the finalists. The finalist games will be judged by two members from the industry.
  3. The judging criteria will involve:
    1. Adherence to the theme & requirements
    2. Innovation
    3. Fun to play
    4. Clarity of rules
  4. If you are interested in judging the initial entries, please contact me.


  1. The winning entry will receive the following courtesy of Dice Toy Labs:
    1. Board Game Design Kit
    2. An offer to publish the game on with a favorable percentage, and
    3. 5,000 Indian Rupees (approximately $70).
  2. The second-place entry will receive a prize of 2,500 Indian Rupees (approximately $35).

General Rules

  1. You should include intellectual property you own or have rights to use.
  2. The game you design should be targeted at ages 8+.
  3. The game should not be available for sale, preorder, or crowdfunding prior to or while it is in the contest.
  4. You can enter one game in the contest.
  5. Your design will be shared publicly by “India Board Games” on the website, the sponsors, and with the judges.
  6. You must be at least 18 years old to enter the contest.
  7. The judges’ decision is final and you will not hold the organizers of this contest or the judges liable for any matters related to this contest.

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