Smart Filler – game design contest
Unfortunately the COVID situation didn’t allow us to make it at Essen SPIEL nor at the XVday party we were organizing, but we did a live streaming to show the results of the contest!
You can find the recording of the stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/803812278
3rd place: TALETE by Claudio Oliviero
2nd place: BITE THE PUMPKIN by Giuliano Polverari. This game will be published in 2021 by Nestorgames!
1st place: NINE QUEENS OF SENUSRET by Karl Lange. This game will be published in Bagstract format in Q4 2021 by XVgames!
thanks to all the partecipants, to the selection team and the jury. See you in 2 years!
The ten finalists have been selected!
Bite the pumpkin – Giuliano Polverari
Divide and conquer – Federico Latini
Flowerfence – Alessandro Bianchi
Hex Isle – Predrag Stevanovic
Neighbour garden – Karen Angelucci
Nine queens of Senusret – Karl Lange
Qubit – Daniel and Julian Danzer
Talete – Claudio Oliviero
Totem – Alessandro Bianchi
Troll hunter – Helios Pu
now their games will be send to the international juree, that will evaluate them during summer. The winner will be announced at our XVday convention on sunday 15th november 2020.
Smart Filler – international board game design contest
The Smart Filler contest is born as challenge for game designers to create products in the main focus of XVgames’ line.
We strongly believe that Smart Fillers are a great addition
to modern board game industry, thanks to their characteristics:
– they are easy to learn, so most of the brain strength focuses on developing
strategies more than trying to remember the rules.
– They are fast to play, so they can be brought on the table more often.
– Having few components, they are cheap to buy, that is a great plus in an
– They are quick, but having perfect ( or almost perfect) information rulesets they
can reach deep strategical layers.
For these reasons, we want to give the opportunity to international designers to explore
this category of games and enjoy its peculiarity.
first edition – 2020 – download the informations to join the contest here invitation