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      Board Game Jam 2019 in Leeuwarden

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      June 28, 2019

      Friday   6:00 PM

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      Board Game Jam 2019

      The theme reveal, brainstorming about silly game ideas, playing around with prototype cards and tokens and eventually seeing everything come together in an actual playable game. It's one of the best feelings in the world, and it's not much longer before we can experience it all again... So join us for the Board Game Jam 2019! We are going to create a positive and relaxed environment all geared towards developing your skills whether you are an absolute beginner trying to get off the ground or an accomplished designer about to move to the next level. The Board Game Jam is also a great place to meet other designers, play testers and other great people involved with the craft. 5 year anniversary! This is already the 5th edition of the Board Game Jam, which means the jam is officially 5 years old! Of course we are going to celebrate this by making this edition a little bit more special than previous years. How? You will see! What is the Board Game Jam The Board Game Jam is an event where you gather a team of 2-4 people and build a board game in 1 weekend. During this time, you and your team touch all the aspects of creating a board game, from early brainstorming to building a prototype to playtesting and tweaking your game over and over again until it is perfect (or at least playable). The Board Game Jam has been around for 5 years now and was inspired by a similar event in the video game industry called the 'Global Game Jam'.  How does it work Find a team! You can create a team beforehand, gather your team or join an existing team at the start of the jam. It is advised to have a team of around 4 members. Themes reveal. The jam will start with the revealing of 2 themes, the themes determine what your boardgame should be about. The themes serve as a guidance for your ideas and prevents participants to work out their ideas before the event. You can send in theme suggestions when you buy your ticket! Start brainstorming. Come up with ideas, write them down, elaborate, collaborate. Work out your idea. Put it down on paper or in a digital document, work out the rules and details, start making the basic components of your game. Playtest your game. Start playing as soon as possible, only then will you know if your game works and if it is fun. Keep on improving. No game is perfect or even fun in the first run, improve, iterate, change the rules, add and drop rules. Make sure your gameplay is as smooth as possible. Location The jam will be held in the Kanselarij in Leeuwarden, another historical building near the centre of Leeuwarden. The address is Turfmarkt 11, 8911KS Leeuwarden. Food and drinks The event will include dinner on Friday and Saturday, brunch on Saturday and Sunday and plenty of coffee, tea, water and soda.  Tools, materials and printing We will supply some basic boardgame prototyping tools and material and ofcourse printing equipment. Facilities The location has 1 large room in which the main part of the event will take place and a second closed room that will serve as a canteen/discussion/relaxation space. The rooms offer enough tables and chairs for every team to work on. Accomodation It is not possible to sleep or spend the night on location. If you don’t live nearby, there are many hotels and b&b’s in Leeuwarden, but you can also use the facebook event page to find a place to crash. T-shirts! We are happy to announce that Pinteezy has put in some blood, sweat and tears to lift our t-shirts to the next level. And as you can see in the banner of this page, the result is amazing! So if you want to show dedication to the jam and keep a souvenir of the weekend, order your ticket with a complimentary t-shirt. The t-shirt is optional, you can purchase it when you buy a ticket. Look for the 'additional options' at the bottom of the order form. Size table female shirt ('l' is length, 'w' is chest width):S: 63cm (l), 41cm (w)M: 65cm (l), 44cm (w)L: 67cm (l), 47cm (w)XL: 69cm (l), 50cm (w)XXL: 71cm (l), 53cm (w) Size table male shirt ('l' is length, 'w' is chest width):S: 70cm (l), 48cm (w)M: 72cm (l), 51cm (w)L: 74cm (l), 54cm (w)XL: 76cm (l), 57cm (w)XXL: 78cm (l), 61cm (w)

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