Announcement 2021

Art. 1 – The game must allow participation by at least two players, and must have a declaration of a winner at the end of a match (draws and cooperative games are permitted).

Art. 2 – The inspirational theme of the game for this year 2021 will be: “Contemporary Italian Art”.

Art. 3 – The game must include:

a maximum of 110 cards, set in a 6 cm x 9 cm format (designers are free to divide these cards into several decks, using different card backs)


a maximum of 55 cards, set in a 6 cm x 9 cm format (designers are free to divide these cards into several decks, using different card backs), plus a zipbag containing a dice and/or a maximum of 5 standard pawns.

Art. 4 – The rulebook, which must be in Italian or English, must be printable on A4 or A5 sized paper, and cannot exceed 10,000 characters or be longer than 6 A4 sheets (or 12 A5 sheets), including covers.

Art. 5 – Drawings and other images may be included in the rulebook.

Art. 6 – Designers are encouraged to include examples of gameplay situations in the rulebook.

Art. 7 – Prototypes must be sent in printed format: TWO complete copies of the printed version of the game must be sent, including all printed and cut-out cards plus the game rulebook (so, TWO decks and TWO rulebooks).

Art. 8 – We recommend all designers to pay particular attention to the packaging of the parcel to avoid damage during shipping.

Art. 9 – All printed materials must be sent, at designer’s expense, before FRIDAY, MARCH 1st, to: LUCCA CREA s.r.l. – GIOCO INEDITO corso Garibaldi, 53 55100 LUCCA – ITALY • All materials received will not be returned. The physical prototypes become property of Lucca Comics & Games.

Art. 10 – In addition to sending the game in both electronic and printed format, designers must also fill out the online registration form at: For the electronic version, the deck should be included as a single file containing all cards, including any that are repeated. The cards must be laid out to print on A4 sheets (9 cards per sheet, maximum total of 13 sheets plus an additional 13 sheets for the card backs). The rulebook must be in a separate file. For both cards and the rulebook, any of the following formats are acceptable: pdf, doc, rft, txt, odf, jpg, png, or gif. It is recommended that designers use the pdf format, and to compress all graphic elements to minimize the file size. It is highly suggested to send the cards in a format suitable to be loaded on either Tabletopia or Table Top Simulator, in order to ease to tests if these cannot be performed in presence.

It is highly suggested to send the cards in a format suitable to be loaded on either Tabletopia or Table Top Simulator, in order to ease to tests if these cannot be performed in presence.

This announcement will be published on the contest website ( as well as the Lucca Comics & Games and dV Giochi’s web sites. The organizers reserve the right to publish further clarifications on those websites, should they deem it necessary. Lucca Comics & Games’ forum (http:/, created specifically for the “Gioco Inedito” contest, will answer questions from aspiring designers (posts may be in Italian or English). By submitting a game to this contest, all designers agree to the publication of their unmodified works on a public website, from where they may be freely downloaded. Any personal information (including any pictures) about the designers or their collaborators included in the rulebook or the deck files may be made public for the purposes of this contest. Designers implicitly agree to the publication of all such personal information that they include in these files. Any personal details provided on the registration form will be used only for the purposes of this contest and will not be disclosed to any third party. If necessary in order to enhance the published game, the organizers retain the right to change the graphic layout, and to reach an agreement with the designer of the “GIOCO INEDITO 2021” winning design for eventual minor and reasonable modifications to the rules set. A lack of collaboration on the designer’s part in this respect will not prevent the awarding of the prize, but could compromise the publication of the submitted prototype. In these circumstances, publication will be negotiated for the prototype judged the second best. The designer of the “GIOCO INEDITO 2021” winner will receive 100 copies of the edition of the game published by Lucca Comics & Games and dV Giochi as sole payment for the publication rights to the contest-winning edition. The remaining copies of this edition will be used by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs for their purposes and/or used by Lucca Comics & Games for promotional purposes. If necessary, the contest organizers holds the right to intervene on final product’s graphics and to decide, together with the author, some reasonable changes to the game’s rules in order to be publishable. Any design entries that contain pornographic, vulgar, or extremely violent content, or which include explicit references to any works, characters, or images protected by copyright will not be evaluated. An exception is made for images and reproductions related to artworks hosted within the Collezione Farnesina. These artworks may be eventually subject to copyright restrictions due to a loan. According to specific circumstances, some modifications could be imposed before the game’s publication.

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, MARCH 1ST 2021. Any entries received after the deadline will not be evaluated, regardless of the shipping date. The jury reserves the right not to assign the prizes to any of the submitted prototypes in the event that all submitted games do not conform to the quality standards sought for this contest. The contest organizers will be available to provide any clarifications needed up to the submission deadline. In case of any controversy or translation issues, the Italian language version of this announcement and any future announcements always takes precedence. Staff members of Lucca Comics & Games, as well as all associates and employees of dV Giochi and of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. may not participate in this contest.