BGA Hacks, a 24 hour challenge to create a board gaming project, begins tomorrow, May 10th

This weekend marks the first-ever BGA Hacks, Board Game Atlas’ 24 hour challenge to create an innovative board gaming project. While geared towards software engineers, Board Game Atlas makes it clear that everyone is welcome to compete.

The aim of the hackathon is to enrich the community with event great new apps and hacks, whether they be a website, mobile app, or hardware. The opening ceremony begins at 6:00PM PDT Friday night followed by hacking officially beginning at 6:30PM. Here is the official schedule for the event:


  • 6:00 PM: Opening Ceremony
  • 6:30 PM: Hacking Begins
  • 7:00 PM: Idea Discussion
  • 7:30 PM: Board Game Atlas API Demo
  • 8:00 PM: Intro to NodeJS
  • 9:00 PM: Web App Workshop


  • 9:00 AM: API Q & A
  • 12:00 PM: Trent Ellingsen AMA
  • 3:00 PM: Project Demo from Trent
  • 6:30 PM: Hacking Ends
  • 7:00 PM: Judging Begins
  • 8:00 PM: Award Ceremony
  • 8:30 PM: Closing Remarks

Our very own Mike Dunn will be one of the judges at this event. There will also be prizes from the sponsers at the event such as Czech Games Edition and Iello. If you’d like to sign up to participate in the event, visit the official Board Game Atlas website.

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