What is BGA Hacks?
We’re inviting hundreds of software engineers all over the world to create innovative board gaming projects in 24 hours. We released the new Board Game Atlas API connecting everyone to our growing game database, users, and forum.
We're pushing the board gaming hobby into the modern era of technology.Developer Interest Sign Up
Meet the Judges
All the submissions will go against a community vote as well as a panel of judges. The judges come from all across the board gaming community.
Creator of the YouTube channel Take Your Chits.
Board game reviewer and creator of What's Eric Playing.
Executive Producer & Lead Tabletop Editor of Gaming Trend.
Board game photographer and creator of Peace, Love & Games.
Publisher of Board Game Quest – Board Game News, Reviews, and More!
Founder and chief content-monkey of The Cardboard Herald podcast, reviews, and video channel.
Creator of the the board gaming app Scorepal.
Content Creator for SAHM Reviews.
Creator of Plumpy Thimble; board game reviews and entertainment.
The Board Game Minimalist
Jason "JT" Taylor
Creator, Owner, Operator, Eater of Worlds, Reviewer Extraordinaire, and Humble Host of the G-Club Channel on YouTube.
Creator and Reviewer for The Mega Meeple.
Neilan - BoardGame Barrage
I'm a co-host of the Board Game Barrage podcast, and a video game technical artist, I love puzzly Euros and social deduction games.
Tabletop Crier and Girls’ Game Shelf contributor.
Has beaten Ghost Stories.The UX Coder.The Tabletop Gamer. The Video Maker. Games Manager at HABA USA.
Carla, Weird Giraffe Games
Software developer and board games publisher dedicated to creating engaging games focused on player choices & layered with strategy.
|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|
What is a hackathon?
It's an event where individuals and teams work to build something in a short amount of time with a theme or specific resources.
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate! It's geared towards software engineers but if you've got the talent to make something in another way, you can join!
What can I build?
The theme is to push the board gaming community to new heights with new apps and hacks. It can involve a website, mobile app, or hardware!
What if I don't have an idea?
No problem! I've got several ideas to get you started on what kind of things to build!
How much does it cost?
It's free to participate!
Are there prizes?
Yes! Many of our sponsors have provided board games as prizes! We'll have a raffle, participation prizes, and top scoring prizes.