A Shark will guest judge at this year's Next Great Gaming Challenge

September 13, 2016 - 9:46pm
Hasbro's Next Great Gaming Challenge is live and going on through October 23rd. Independent game designers are working on and submitting unique and surprising prototypes up until the last day of the competition, where a panel of judges will select the best of the best and award a hefty 25 grand, a trip to Hasbro, and a chance to publish their design. Joining the panel as a guest this year is Daymond John, a regular titular shark of ABC's Shark Tank. As founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, John has been busy through motivational talks, writing books, and being a staple of a popular television series and is no less excited about being a part of the competition. As quoted in the press release for the Challenge: “It’s an honor to be a part of a program like Hasbro’s 2016 Fall Gaming Challenge that celebrates core entrepreneurial values like creativity, talent, and drive,” said Daymond John. “As both a leader in business and diehard gamer, it’s exciting to get in on the action of providing players with the next big thing in gaming and helping someone’s dreams come true. I enjoy playing games with my own family, and am looking forward to being a part of this challenge to bring families together with new and exciting games.” The Next Great Gaming Challenge pits qualifying designs through a series of criteria, including game play, viability, and theme. Finalists from the past year are seeing the rewards of their victory come to fruition, with Hex Casters available through online retail, and Irresponsibility: The Mr. Toast Card Game coming to Target locations soon. The room for innovation is aplenty and competitions like this with judges of merit have an amazing opportunity to spark something special in gaming history. A big heartfelt thanks to all the panel members for being a part of it, and good luck to all competitors. May the best game win!

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