BOARD GAME DESIGN SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Gameland&Yaofish is Officially Accepting Board Game Design Submissions!

Yaofish and Gameland are affiliated under the same company, with a profound 18-year history in the board game industry. We have our own in-house teams for original rule design and illustrations, along with a complete production, sales, and after-sales team. Our vision is to bring families together through board games, inspiring children to explore and expand their horizons. Visit our website to explore our published board game products, which will give you an idea of the games we choose. If you believe your game would be a good fit for us, feel free to submit your game design to us.

 

GAME REQUIREMENTS

Party games, children’s games, family games, or any other games rated 2.5 or lower on weight.

1. Original Party Game, including but not limited to:

1.1. Verbal Battles (Players persuade and debate due to certain similarities or differences in game objectives).

1.2. Drawing Challenges (Drawing or other forms of creation).

1.3. Construction Challenges (Maintaining balance while building).

1.4. Identity-based Games (Each player has a different identity, leading to mutual suspicion).

1.5. Trick-Taking Games (Card games involving taking tricks).

2. Children’s/Family Game, including but not limited to:

2.1. Knowledge-based Games (With knowledge of natural history or other knowledge content).

2.2. Logic Games (Learning or exercising logic in the game).

2.3. Prop-based Games (Incorporating special props for a unique gaming experience).

2.4. Storyline Games (Games with interconnected stories and a complete gameplay structure).

Note: The above are just some examples. If the games you design meet the requirements of the broad categories, they can still be considered.

 

WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR GAME

1. Ship the completed game prototype to the Submission Team

    Submission requirements:

1.1. Clear and legible markings on board game components.

1.2. The game must function seamlessly.

1.3. Include a complete rulebook/video with clear content.

2. Designers located overseas or in areas with inconvenient courier services can email their printable test game designs to rules@gamelandcn.com.

    Submission requirements:

2.1. Design drafts with a resolution of 150DPI or higher.

2.2. Components should be printable for seamless functionality.

2.3. Include a complete rulebook/video with clear content.

PS: Games submitted using method one will receive priority evaluation. Unless under special circumstances, designers are recommended to use the first method for submissions whenever possible. The mailing details are as follows:

Recipient: Submission Team

Address: E-201, Shi Fang Hua She, NO.30 Hu Xia Road, Yinzhou, Ningbo, China

Postal Code: 315100

Phone Number: +86-18067166187

 

PLAY-TEST AND FEEDBACK

Yaofish Team will conduct multiple rounds of playtesting for games that meet the requirements and provide specific feedback within 1-2 months. Designers can then make modifications based on the feedback and resubmit their games.

If the submitted games pass the initial selection, we will establish a dedicated project team for the contributing designer to further advance the project’s subsequent work.

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