Please review the following process as well as our entry requirements.
ENTRY FEE: Manufacturers should review entry fees and deadlines indicated on the entry form. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted. Should your game not be approved for competition, a refund of 70% of the entry fee will be issued.
PHOTO: The photo used in the Judge’s Directory and Mind Games® Web site must be in .jpg or .tif format, at least 3” x 3”, and 300 dpi minimum. Please name the file with your game’s name. If we do not receive the photo in an acceptable format by the entry deadline, the directory will not contain the picture.
REVIEW: The Chief Judge is the individual who qualifies your game for competition. The Chief Judge will review the game based on preliminary information provided in the entry application as it applies to the entry’s aesthetics, instructions, originality, play appeal and play value.
Upon completed review of your game by the Chief Judge, your game will be approved for entry. After it is approved for entry, you will receive a confirmation email and the shipping address to send six (6) copies of the game and ten (10) additional game instructions (identical to those supplied with each game). We must receive the games and additional instructions at the shipping address by the deadline stated on the entry form. (Do NOT send games to Arlington, Texas.)
If your game is not approved for entry, you will receive an email detailing the issue.
COMPETITION: If your game is approved for competition, it will face its competitors at Mind Games®, and the player-judges rate the games on aesthetics, instructions, originality, play appeal and play value.