After last year’s challenge, which saw 500 party game proposals and plans for Hasbro to publish The Mister Toast Card Game, the company follows up this year with a search for “games that are enjoyable for families and casual gamers that are also exciting for long-time enthusiasts.” Hasbro Gaming Lab’s 2016 Next Great Game Challenge ramps up the reward too, offering a prize to the winner of $25,000 in addition to the trip to Hasbro headquarters.
Submissions to the challenge—including game rules and a photograph—are due by May 15th. From these, Hasbro will choose 15 semi-finalists to submit full prototypes and then five finalists to pitch their projects to the public with crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo. Each of the finalists will receive $2,000 and mentoring support from Hasbro and Indiegogo but the grand prize winner will be chosen by a separate panel of judges in early December.
Entries this time will be welcome from the U.S., U.K., Canada (excluding Quebec), France, and Germany.