Dates and short info


  • Update: Due to the corona crisis, the 2021 competition did not start. We will publish more information shortly!
  • Application phase:
  • Preliminary round: until November
    • Our editors review all pdf-applications
  • Main round: November 2019 to March 2020
    • The best applications will be requested as a physical prototype for the main round. The Hippodice asks the respective game designers by email, to send in their prototypes to the Hippodice by post. The postal address and the exact closing date will also be communicated in this email.
  • Final round: usually March 2020
    • This is the end of the competition in this year. The winners will be announced within a few days.

For more information

For authors

  • Contact to many publishers
  • All authors of the main round receive feedback: Praise, criticism, suggestions and suggestions for improvement — summarised from the evaluation sheets of the test rounds
  • Award ceremony and result report increase awareness (Hippodice website, delivery to publishers and press representatives, BGG, social media)
  • Good publishing opportunities for successful prototypes
  • Numerous publications of participating games, among others: West of Africa, Ruhrschifffahrt, Mombasa. Many more examples in our long list of published titles.

For publishers

  • Compressed presentation of the best rated prototypes from the main round
  • High-quality prototypes selection thanks to numerous independent test rounds with evaluation system
  • Wide range of different genres and game types
  • High number of published prototypes proves high quality of games
  • Numerous international participants


  • Only unpublished game ideas
  • Board-, card-, dice- and other games
  • Everyone may participate as a game designer
  • National and international attention
  • Dates of the next competition will be published on our website in 3rd quarter of each year.

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