Playing games help us grow, think, and find solutions to problems. The Gaming Contest calls for all entries about playing games and projects that pay tribute to your favorite games. Video game guides, easter egg tips, tabletop games, and tribute projects — if it’s inspired by a game you love to play, it's eligible for this contest!

Prizes include an Apple iPad Mini, Canon Powershot camera, cat ear headphones, and more. Share your tips and tricks, original games, and other game-related projects to win. "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” - Plato

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The Gaming Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt and deck of Instructables themed playing cards.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Feb 29, 2016 and Apr 11, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Gaming Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.