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Young Games Inventor of the Year 2014

Young Games Inventor of the Year 2014

Full of bright ideas? Imagination running wild? Your child could be just who we're looking for!

If your child has a great idea for a board game, we want to hear about it. Simply fill in the form below with details of their game to be in with a chance of becoming the 2014 Young Games Inventor of the Year.

What's it all about?

Children are the perfect inventors. You only need to look at the games they play or the things they make, or listen to the stories they tell! They’re full of creativity and ideas and imagination. They’re not constrained by what anyone else thinks is realistic or achievable; they don’t know what ‘impossible’ means. They view the world through a lens of opportunity and fun.

The trouble is that, however brilliant their inventions are, children are not normally able to do anything with them; to turn their ideas into reality. So we thought we would bridge the gap with a national Young Games Inventor competition. It's a chance for children to use their natural flair for invention to come up with a new board game – with the winner having their game made by the team here at the Green Board Game Company. The finished article might even be stocked by our friends at Ocado!

How does it work?

There are two prizes: The Judge's Award (chosen by a panel of judges including Gary Wyatt, Founder of The Green Board Game Co) and The People's Choice (voted for by the Great British public). Entries can be made up to midnight on Sunday September 21st, with the winners announced on Monday October 6. Entering could not be easier. Simply send us some details of your child's game using the handy little form below.

To help you and your child come up with a great idea (and put it into writing), why not download our FREE Ultimate Guide To Creating A Board Game.

What's the prize?

The winner(s) will be invited to our design studio to see their game in production, before being presented with a finished version at the Toy Fair in London in January 2015. (See what happened with last year's winner, Jacob Steele!) The winner of each category will also win their height in BrainBox games, along with £100 in Ocado vouchers. The finished article might even be stocked by our friends at Ocado!

Click here to enter the competition!