Check it Out! – The Zenobia Award

Are you underrepresented in the hobby of historical board games? Are you interested in game design, but not quite sure what your next step should be? Perhaps you should check out the Zenobia Award, a brand new design award that is currently accepting applications from game designers at any phase of the design process.

The Zenobia Award is aiming to provide design mentorship, publication support, and cash prizes to designers and design teams from marginalized groups who submit promising designs for historical board games. The Zenobia Award board members are looking for designers who belong to an underrepresented group in the hobby, “including women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people,” to submit game designs that meet two chief criteria:

  1. The design should be a boardgame or other tableop game that does not rely on role-play or a referee and can be played in under two hours.
  2. The game must attempt to tackle some historical subject– political, social, cultural, scientific, economic, military, or other.

If you or someone you know would be a good fit for the Zenobia Award, make sure to visit their website. The LLST team is excited to see this process unfold, and we are eager for an influx of new designs and designers into the field!