Tabletop Game Jam Summer10


Create a tabletop game such as a board game, card game, or tile based game. Work in teams of 2-5 people to create the concept and balance the gameplay. We will brainstorm some themes at the beginning of the jam in case teams have difficulty deciding on one.

The jam will also serve as an end of semester pizza party.

Date & Time

August 24, 2010 - 11am-8pm
Location: Room 3040 at SFU Surrey

This schedule may change. Please let us know if you are going to be late.

  • 11am - Brainstorm themes and form teams
  • 1pm - Pizza time
  • 4pm - Stop working on games and start playing them
  • 8pm - competition ends


  • Games should take no more than 30 minutes to play
  • You own all the rights to the game you make
  • You give the Game Developers Club the rights to display your names, pictures, and information about the game for promotional purposes


We cannot provide enough supplies for everyone so you'll have to bring your own. Here is a list of suggested material to bring. If you're making a board or card game you'll likely want to bring art supplies to create them. Also there is a dollar store in the mall if you need additional supplies.

Bring some snacks and drinks of if you like.

  • paper
  • drawing materials (sharpies, crayons, pencil crayons, pens)
  • paint and brushes
  • scissors
  • exacto knives with cutting mat (if you are working with thick cardboard)
  • ruler
  • glue(sticks and the wetter stuff too)
  • tape
  • dice (D6, D10, D20 etc.)
  • play money
  • playing cards
  • tokens (even pennies are useful)
  • recipe cards (very useful)
  • thin cardboard (like from cereal boxes)
  • thick cardboard
  • foamcore (if you are hardcore or rich).
  • LEGO (people and blocks)

These items are not allowed

  • any cards not from a standard deck of cards (eg. Magic The Gathering)
  • boards from already made boardgames (like snakes-and-ladders or monopoly) [unless you are going to turn them over and glue paper to the other side for YOUR game board]
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