This contest is now closed. We announced the winners here.
We’ve been tweeting about it for a long time; when we reach 1,000 followers on Twitter, we’ll give something away. Like a board game, or something.
Well, we did it, and we did it before Gen Con, which means we picked up some hotness from the show and now we’re going to GIVE IT TO ONE OF YOU.
The prize? Well, actually, we have 3 prizes. That means we pick 3 winners – a First, Second, and Third place winner. First place gets to choose their choice prize out of the 3. Second place gets to choose from whatever is left, and Third place gets the last prize.
So, what are the prizes? First, we’ve got a copy of Asmodee’s brand-new steampunk hit, Spyrium. In case you hadn’t heard of it, it’s a worker-placement, resource-management game that’s all Euro. (You can read Lenny’s first impressions here.) It’s a brand-new release, and it’s pretty hot right now.
Secondly, we’ve got a copy of Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition, including 8 promos: Freedom Six, Dark Visionary, and Eternal Haka. This has been generously provided by Greater Than Games, because they are awesome. This isn’t a brand-new game, but it is a pretty excellent co-op and, you know, superheroes! You can read our review of it here.
Finally, we’ve got another Asmodee game–Jungle Speed. It’s a family-friendly party game good for kids and groups if you’re just looking for a quick and silly way to pass the time. I’m not really sure where the “jungle” comes in, but it’s definitely speedy. And a little silly. So if you’re less of a heavy strategy-gamer and more of a family gamer, this prize is for you.
Winners will be determined by a random drawing from all entrants. Currently there is a first place, a second place, and a third place prize, but hey, we reserve the right to add more prizes later on. Also, note that we will ship the games free to US addresses; internationally, we’ll pay the first $15 of shipping costs.
This contest ends Friday, August 30, at 10 p.m. CST.
Here’s how to enter: leave a comment on this post, send us an e-mail, tweet at us, leave a Facebook or Google+ comment; really, any available method you know of to communicate with us. What sort of message should you leave? Well, just tell us about something you like. There’s a lot of negativity in the world, and we like to encourage positivity wherever we can. So, just tell us something good. Your favorite review on our site, for example. Maybe your favorite reviewer out of the four of us. Your favorite board game. If you’re not good with words, send us a picture. It doesn’t matter. Just let us know something you like. And, it’s sad that we live in a world where I have to say this, but let’s try and keep it family friendly, okay?
Here’s the list of ways to enter and some more clear directions:
Comment: Just leave a comment below. Easy as pie. Eating it, anyway.
Tweet: Tag us in a tweet (@iSlaytheDragon) and use the hashtag #iSlaytheGenContest
Facebook: Leave a Facebook comment on our Facebook wall or on the contest posting.
E-mail: Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, please–that’s Futurewolfie’s. Use the subject line “iSlaytheDragon Gencon Contest”
Google+: Comment on the G+ post about the contest.
Something important to note; you are not required to “share” or “retweet” or “encircle”(whatever G+ does) or “forward to a friend.” We’re keeping it simple; however, it does help us a lot when you spread the word about us around. Doing so will not increase your chances of winning, but it will help us grow, and that’s a good thing. So please, consider sharing/tweeting/+-ing (or whatever) this contest and our blog.
Note: Usually we restrict these things to US Only because of the cost of the shipping, but we came up with a compromise: this contest is open to anyone in the WORLD, but we will only cover the first $15 in shipping to anyone that doesn’t have a US address. We figured that would be better option that just excluding international fans entirely, so now you know the conditions and you can decide for yourself it you want to enter.
Here’s some more legal stuff: No purchase necessary to enter this contest. This contest is in no way affiliated with Asmodee (we just picked up their games). Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition was provided by Greater than Games (thanks!).
This contest is open to anyone the world, with one caveat; for anyone outside the US, we will pay the first $15 in shipping, and you’ll cover the rest. (We will do our best to use cheap shipping options, but it’s just too expensive for us to cover shipping fully. We figured this option is better than just excluding our international fans entirely. If you have a US address we can ship to, we’ll cover the shipping.) Contest will end at 10 p.m. CST on Friday, August 30. All entries will be tabulated, and a random winner will be chosen through use of the website random.org and announced within 72 hours. Currently two prize winners will be chosen, a first prize winner and a second prize winner. The first prize winner will choose between the available prizes. The second prize winner will receive the remaining prize. We reserve the right to add more prizes, and in doing so, draw additional winners.
Winners will be contacted via the method they used to enter the contest–Facebook for Facebook, tweet for Twitter, etc. We will also announce the chosen winners in a blog post. The winners will have 48 hours to respond once they have been contacted/announced. If a winner does not respond, they will be removed from the line. All other chosen winners will move up one slot, and a new winner will be chosen to take the last slot.
We reserve the right to modify the rules or cancel the contest at any time. We will only do this if we discover that something lacks clarification or some element of the contest is being tampered with or taken advantage of. Play it honest, guys, this is for fun and to reward you guys for helping us out.
One entry per person. The four writers and their families are not eligible to win.