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From the Game Chef page:

Game Chef is an annual design competition for "analog" (non-electronic) games, challenging participants to write a playable draft of an original game in just over one week, based on a theme and a set of "ingredients."

As our 2006 nomination for the Diana Jones Award said: Each year the competition has spawned a number of powerful, widely diverse RPGs and semi-RPGs and is now one of the best break-in points for new game designers and small press publishers. One of its strongest features is its development of a community of review and interest in one anothers’ projects.

Game Chef has been a proud tradition for more than ten years now, dating back to primordial contests on the Gaming Outpost before being revived in 2002 by Mike Holmes on the Forge.

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This Family entry is used to link all of the various Game Chef annual series together. We will not add the individual game entries to this family.

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2002 - Iron Game Chef
Theme: Iron Game Chef
Ingredients: Africa, Art, Court, Numerology

2003 - Simulationist
Theme: Simulationist
Ingredients: Blood, Song, Sphere, Volcano

2004 - Son of Iron Game Chef
Theme: Fantasy
Ingredients: Assault, Dawn, Ice, Island

2005
Theme: Historical
Ingredients: Accuser, Companion, Entomology, Invincible, Wine

2006
Theme: Time
Ingredients: a) Ancient Committee, Emotion, Glass; or b) Actor, Law, Steel, Team

2007
Theme: FunGameCorp
Ingredients: a) Currency, Drug, Memory, Palace; or b) Inconsistency, Rose, Sacred, Thread

2008 - Artists First!
Theme: Artists First
Ingredients: Variety of art

2009 - Icon Intrigue
Theme: Intrigue
Ingredients: Four icons (fleur-de-lis, dividers, seabird, star)

2009 - Little Game Chef
Theme: Immersion
Ingredients: Burn, Horse, Midnight, Sea

2010 - Sojourner
Theme: Journey
Ingredients: City, Desert, Edge, Skin

2010 - Little Game Chef
Theme: Comedy
Ingredients: Bond, Holiday, Starfish, Recall

2011
Theme: William Shakespeare
Ingredients: Daughter, Exile, Forsworn, Nature

2012
Theme: Last Chance
Ingredients: Coyote, Doctor, Lantern, Mimic

2013 - Icons
Theme: An icon
Ingredients: Four icons

2014 - Unbound Edition
Theme: There is no Book
Ingredients: Absorb, Wild, Glitter, Sickle

2015
Theme: A Different Audience
Ingredients: Abandon, Dragonfly, Stillness, Dream

2016
Theme: Technology
Ingredients: Alarm, Dance, Sketch, Sunlight

2017
Theme: Borders
Ingredients: Yarn, Echo, Smoke, Cut

2018
Theme: Lost Stories
Ingredients: Blunt, Sheepskin, Speedwalking, Weigh

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