Tuesday 09 March 2021
10am - 5pm

Confetti Board Game Jam

Open to all students, work collaboratively to make a board game against the clock!


Open to all levels at Confetti, students will be set the challenge to create a board game – against the clock!

This could be a card game (e.g. Gwent, Magic: The Gathering, or Exploding Kittens), a board game (e.g. Monopoly or Risk) or a role-playing game (e.g. Dungeons & Dragons).

You’ll work alongside fellow students, and we’re looking for those with experience in (or an enthusiasm to try out) games design, game art and illustration, graphic design, social media promotion and marketing, live-streaming, interviewing and soundbite creation (audio and visual), narrative and script-writing, event organisation and more.

During the jam, we’ll have some industry experts popping in to give students some helpful tips and insight into the games industry – check the out below!

This Game Jam is kindly supported by SpecialEffect, the gaming charity that works to make gaming media more accessible to everyone. All profits from the challenge will be donated to the charity to help fund the fantastic work they continue to provide. Please donate here.

SpecialEffect has asked that you keep accessibility in mind when designing your table-top games so that everyone, regardless of disability or health condition, can play your creations.

Rob Symes

Rob is the creator of The Honest Wargamer, the best independent source of tSports coverage in the world, and prominent tSports commentator based in Nottingham UK. Formally of the Warhammer Community Team and Host on the Games Workshop Twitch Channel, Rob has been described as ‘a breath of fresh air’.

The Honest Wargamer helps new and experienced players grow and develop their communities, supporting events and covering the growing worldwide tSport movement.

Rob Symes at Industry Week 2021

Paul Allen

Paul is a games designer and co-founder of Stone Sword Games, a brand new developer studio based in Nottingham. Paul is the project manager of several successful Kickstarter board games and is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry.

Paul has a fantastic approach to graphics and layout on the tabletop and beyond, having experience across genres into VR and immersion-driven experiences that extend beyond the tabletop! Paul works with a range of talented games artists to produce a range of exciting board and card games for original and existing IPs, as well as designing escape rooms and VR escape room experiences.

Paul Allen at Industry Week 2021

Tom Donovan

Tom is the fundraising events coordinator at SpecialEffect.

SpecialEffect put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye control, the charity are finding a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities. But they’re not just doing it for fun. By levelling the playing field, SpecialEffect are bringing families and friends together and having a profoundly positive impact on quality of life. Tom has extensive experience in event and volunteer organisation and is the charity’s go to man for all things literative and cultural.

Tom Donovan at Industry Week 2021

Alexander Huntley

Professional sculptor and founder of Warploque Miniatures, a family business selling unique fantasy figures for wargamers, collectors and painters, Alex cast and sold his first Warploque Miniatures figurine at the end of 2010.

Since then it was pretty steady away until the launch of the first ArcWorlde Kickstarter in August 2013. Due to the amazing support from the war-gaming community, ArcWorlde was successfully funded, and Alex has been frantically sculpting ever since.

Alexander Huntley at Industry Week 2021