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Board Game Submission Tips


Board games are usually scheduled in a salon, though there can be exceptions based upon specific need.

Players and Game Length:

Please allow realistic but not excessive time for each game. As examples, a basic Small World game can be expected to run two hours with set-up and tear-down, while basic Shadows of Camelot would run closer to three hours. We want to allow adequate time for players to finish a game, but we hope to schedule many games into the available space.

GM Compensation and Multiple Games:

A GM must provide an aggregate minimum of 30 player-hours serving as aggregate minimum of 5 players other than themselves to qualify for a complimentary membership. for example, two games each seating 5 players for 3 hours would amount to two games of 15 player-hours each, seating up to 10 players. One game running for 6 hours and seating 5 players will also qualify.We will not schedule more than two games for any GM, and we might not schedule more games than necessary to give the GM a full comp. If running one games is more important to you than another, let us know.

Individual games seating less than 3 people will not be scheduled. Multiple iterations of the same game in the same time slot will not be scheduled. On this last point, it also means we will not schedule two different GMs to start the same title in the same session, so as to give potential players alternative times to play their favorite games. Please note that you do not qualify as a player in your own game, so if you want to play in the game, allow for that when you list the number of players you want, or hope you can take an empty seat.

A Note on Tournament Offers

We will not schedule tournaments unless the game is especially suited to a tournament setting, with very quick individual games and a simple set-up. For example, an eight player tournament of Roll for the Galaxy consisting of two 4-player games and two rounds can be held easily in about 3 hours, if not less. Standard board games are ill-suited to tournament format and will not be considered.

Assistant GMs:

Except for very large games, board games do not support a comp for an assistant GM. Such situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Things to be aware of when making your game request

Please read our Game Policies before submitting a game.

The first games start on Friday at noon. Don't ask for an earlier start time, it won't happen.

The last game ends on Monday at 4pm. Don't request a 10- or 12-hour game on Monday!

We accept submissions only via this website, or an e-mail with the necessary information attached or incorporated in the body of the e- mail. We no longer accept submissions via U.S. Mail, as we need a working e-mail address to communicate with all our prospective GMs.