2020 Contest Data

You can help judge the contest here.

Below are some statistics on the feedback judges are submitting.

Feedback Forms

The goal for round one is to get 15 feedback forms for each game. With 97 games in the contest that requires a minimum of 1,455 forms.

Word Count

The Board Game Workshop Design Contest is all about getting designers feedback on their games. Each form is required to have a few sentences of feedback, but many judges go far beyond that requirement.

Minimum, Median, Average, and Maximum of word counts over all forms.

Here are a few examples to give you an idea of how many words that is.

  • A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin – 56,533 words
  • The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett – 65,113 words
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell – 88,942 words
  • The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien – 95,356 words
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen – 122,189
  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë – 183,858 words
  • A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin – 298,000 words
  • Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace – 543,709 words

Innovation Scores

The count of each score given over all forms.