Christmas mini Meeple Jam!

Christmas Meeple Jam!Christmas themed mini Meeple Jam! Artwork by Daniel Kokesh.

Join Spielmasons for this special Christmas design event:

Spielmasons will be meeting from 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM on December 16th for a Christmas themed mini Meeple Jam! We will be designing games in small groups from 7:00 until 9:00. At 9:00 we will be testing all designs and selecting a winner. Feel free to bring game-related white elephant gifts for the winners as well as snacks and cookies for all to share.

As always, anyone and everyone is invited to join in the design and testing for this event. Contact spielmasons (at) spielbound.org with any questions.

Spielmasons 'Power Barons' challenge!

Spielmasons 'Power Barons' Challenge!

Hi all!

The Spielmasons announce a new design challenge. The Spielmasons ‘Power Barons’ challenge is a component challenge in which the only requirement is that components from the 1986 Milton Bradley game ‘’ are utilized in the design.

In addition to our standard post-assessment scoring, entries will be scored on the proportion of Power Barons components that play a significant role in the design. All entries will be scored during our November 4th and November 18th meetings.

The winner of this challenge will have their version grace the shelves of the Spielbound library with their picture on the box!

Join the Spielmasons at our next meeting on September 23rd from 8PM to 11PM at Spielbound.


Spielmasons Big Payback results!

Components for Floyd's 'The Big Payback'.

'The Big Payback' design challenge results!

Congratulations to Floyd Pretz and his design for winning Spielmason’s ‘The Big Payback’ design challenge! Floyd’s ‘Sidekicks Big Payback’ design and theme achieved the highest scoring in post-test assessments among a field of challenge entries.

From Floyd: Sidekicks Big Payback is a set-collection, hand-management, take-that, strategy card game that is all about one-upping each other. You are the sidekick flunky of a famous adventurer. She gets all the glory and the gold, and you don't get squat. Who washes goblin blood out of her clothes? You! Who is constantly refilling her mana vials? You! Who has to wash troll poop out her hair? You! You and your fellow squires all finally decide that enough is enough. Tonight you will get your … Big Payback.

Spielmasons Meeple Jam!

Spielmasons Meeple Jam!

This Saturday marks the inaugural Spielmasons Meeple Jam!

Where: Omaha Code School at 1258 S 13th St, Omaha

When: This Saturday, August 15th at 10 AM until around 8PM

What To Bring: Anything that you feel will assist in game design as well as some snacks/drinks

Details: A theme and mechanics for a design will be randomly generated on Saturday morning. Designers have until 5PM to create a game based on the theme and mechanics. Designers may work in groups or individually. At 5PM game testers will arrive to test the games and share in the snacking.

Who To Invite: A few people you know who can arrive at 5PM and be part of testing the games designed during this awesome event.

Please contact myself or Marcus Ross with any questions.



'The Big Payback': A new game design challenge from Spielmasons!

The Big Payback.

The Spielmasons are hosting a unique game design challenge open to anyone with an interest in designing a game. The challenge is called "The Big Payback" and here are the design specifications:

  1. The game must be titled "The Big Payback" and it must have a theme that fits the title.
  2. The game and all of its components must fit in this beautiful, aptly named, wooden box.

The box dimensions are 12" long by  8" wide  by  3.5" tall.

If you are interested in being part of the challenge, design a game based on the above specifications and bring it to a Spielmasons meeting during the month of July. Spielmasons welcomes all contestants (and anyone interested in testing the games) to be part of the testing for all challenge entries. The winner of the design challenge gets the "The Big Payback" box for their game!

Feel free to visit a Spielmasons meeting to learn more about the challenge and game design in general. All Spielmasons meetings are open to anyone with an interest in game design or to anyone who wants to test games in the process of being designed.  No experience necessary!

Spielmasons meet every other Wednesday evening from 8PM to 11PM at Spielbound. &Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 20th.

Spielmasons is hosting a cooking themed game design contest!

Spielmasons Cooking Theme

Spielmasons is hosting a cooking themed game design contest!

This contest is free to anyone interested in submitting a design. To be a contestant, submit a design to the Spielmasons prior to the end of December 2014.

Contest entries will be tested during the month of January 2015 with a winner announced at a February Spielmasons meeting.