Game On! IP Challenge 2023

Posted on 24 Feb, 2023
By IPOS International


Join our very first GAME ON! IPTM challenge where youths get to co-create their very own tabletop game on intellectual property (IP). Through a 3-day design thinking bootcamp, you will brainstorm ideas and create live prototypes for tabletop games together with like-minded youths. Pitch your concepts to our mentors in the tabletop games industry for a chance to turn your ideas into reality. Who knows – your idea may just be the next big thing! Sign up now to register your interest for this interactive hands-on workshop, as spots are limited.


Are you the chosen one? Are you a youth aged 13 to 35 who is passionate about tabletop games and dreamed of creating your own? Are you a team player who is curious to learn from other like-minded youths and industry mentors, in a fun and creative environment? We’d love to hear from you if you are a creative person, have an artistic flair or possess an entrepreneurial spirit!  


This 3-day design thinking bootcamp consists of a step-by-step programme by our IPOS International instructors and guest mentors, such as our media partner justsaying.ASIA. We will share key concepts on intellectual property and intangible assets in the innovation journey, and bring you through the design thinking process. You will form teams to brainstorm and create prototypes, followed by a live pitching session to our mentor judges. The best ideas will win a chance to be commercialised (through a partner company) and profiled in the media. Or you may choose to strike out on your own through crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter – our mentors will share tips and guidelines on this option too.


15 to 17 March 2023 (Wednesday to Friday, 9am - 6pm daily, during the March school holidays in Singapore). You will need to commit all 3 days for this face-to-face bootcamp.


Venue will be confirmed closer to date and accessible by public transport. This is an in-person event and physical attendance is required for all 3 days. 


7 great reasons to sign up now: 

  • Learn about tabletop game creation, design thinking and intellectual property

  • Master tips and tricks from mentors in the tabletop game industry and intellectual property experts

  • Interact with other like-minded youths passionate about playing and creating tabletop games

  • Win a chance to commercialise your game and make it a reality in the marketplace

  • Gain an opportunity to be profiled in the media

  • Enjoy a complimentary bootcamp if selected, as all meals, snacks and drinks will be provided over 3 days

  • Limited spots available for the right participants


This event is proudly organised with IPOS, our media partner justsaying.ASIA and our community partners National Youth Council, *SCAPE, and Origame, with guest speakers from Origame and Capital Gains Studio

Guest Speaker

Daryl Chow

Daryl Chow, PhD, is a globally acclaimed and award-winning board game designer with extensive international experience, having designed over 20 successfully published games for companies worldwide. Some of his notable works include Overbooked (Jumbo, Netherlands), The Artemis Project (Grand Gamers Guild, USA), Remember Our Trip (Saashi and Saashi, Japan and dlp, Germany) and Wok and Roll and Plantopia (Origame, Singapore). Daryl loves collaborations and designs with the purpose of spreading happiness and culture. The games produced through Origame are the closest to his heart.


Xeo Lye

Xeo Lye is the co-founder and CEO of Capital Gains Studio, a Singaporean tabletop game publisher and consulting company. He has designed and published award winning financial literacy tabletop games such as Wongamania, Debtzilla and Zombielife Insurance. He is also a producer for Mercat Games which publishes fast playing, family friendly games for the Asian families and is one of the editors of Singapore Boardgame Design, an online portal that seeks to showcase designers, artists and community leaders within Singapore’s tabletop gaming community. He is also the leading serious tabletop game consultant in Singapore and has worked with government agencies and multi-national companies, helping to create games and curriculum on the subject of game-based learning and gamification.


Steve Ng

Since joining the boardgame design industry in 2018, Steve has had multiple published titles across various genres and has worked with many public and private agencies to bring their ideas and dreams to the tabletop. Some titles he has worked on include ‘Cryptocurrency’, ‘Check Out’ and ‘Hotpot Havoc’.

With boardgames being large part of both his personal and professional life, Steve holds a high personal standard, with feet planted firmly on the sides of both the consumer and business. 

In games, he searches for interesting mechanics that provoke thought and curiosity whilst staying elegant. His current favourite game is Viscounts of the West Kingdom.


About justsaying.ASIA

justsaying.ASIA is a Pop Culture, Entertainment and Lifestyle Online Magazine.

Launched in 2013, and based in Singapore, justsaying.ASIA is a regional pop culture entertainment and lifestyle online magazine. The magazine is for the trendy, all-rounded individual with content that ranges from reviews to news and regional exclusives in entertainment, pop culture, tech and lifestyle spaces.

About National Youth Council

At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.

About *SCAPE

*SCAPE Co., Ltd. is a non-profit organisation with its mission and vision rooted in support of youth, talent and leadership development. As the integrated talent and resource hub for young people in Singapore, *SCAPE offers a holistic network of programmes, communities, partners and facilities to support youths in their pursuit of interests and passion areas. Through guidance and facilitation, the youth of today will be inspired and empowered to DREAM IT AND LIVE IT at *SCAPE!

For more information, visit

About Origame

Origame designs, publishes, and champions Modern Asian Board Games. Origame collaborates with creative Asian talent to create fun, meaningful and beautiful board games that tell stories about our Asian culture and heritage. Origame is also home to Asia's largest English speaking board game event, the Asian Board Games Festival. Play our games to experience a new side of Singapore!

About Capital Gains Studio

Capital Gains Studio is an award-winning Singapore-based tabletop game design consultancy and publisher. We have published award winning games such as “Cryptocurrency”, and “Dirty Money” and “Zombielife Insurance”. We also publish light family games under Mercat Games, with a focus on Asia culture, stories and way of life. We are the leading serious game consultancy in Singapore and helps government agencies, corporations and individuals to design and produce games for the learning needs of their organizations and customers since 2013.


For enquiries on this event, please email [email protected]

Register your interest today and transform your ideas into assets!