Board Games Jam Vratsa is the only event of its kind in Northwest Bulgaria and one of the few in the whole country focusing on the creation of an original board game by young people. It is organized by the All-A-Board Games Club at the Vratsa Youth Center and our friends at Player Lair. The event aims to encourage the creativity and imagination of young people, giving them the opportunity and a platform to create their own board game from a pile of pieces of paper, a few dice, a dozen markers and a lot of imagination. To take part in Board Games Jam Vratsa you need to form your own team, but even if you come alone we'll always find a place for you! Don't worry if you don't understand anything, on the spot you will have the opportunity to learn everything you need to know about how board games are developed, what the basic mechanics are, what makes a game good or bad. Then you'll be able to practice what you've learnt, creating your first board game in a few hours as a team. All prototypes will be evaluated by a competent committee, and the best teams will receive prizes!
Board Games Jam Vratsa is held every first Saturday of July, and has already had two successful editions. Stay tuned for details about the upcoming third edition in the coming months by following the Vratsa Youth Centre website and the Open Vratsa tourism portal.