Physical Game Jams

This listing includes all itch.io jams which explicitly accept physical games, including board games, card games, and roleplaying games. It is updated daily. Entries are sorted by end date by default, but you can click on any column header to sort by that column. If you see errors, please email me.

Name Start Date End Date Host(s) Hashtag
MechJam V July 04, 2024 at 07:00 AM July 18, 2024 at 07:00 AM dungeon #mechjam
Queer Joy Jam 2024 June 14, 2024 at 04:00 AM July 19, 2024 at 04:00 AM catsket, DanikaFaye, Bamubi #QueerJoyJam2024
Permafrost Jam - Estate 2024 July 05, 2024 at 10:00 AM July 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM Mammut RPG #permafrostjam
Songs and Sagas Game Jam May 21, 2024 at 04:00 AM July 23, 2024 at 04:00 AM Fari RPGs (René-Pier Deshaies) #SongsAndSagasJam
QUEER COMMUNIST GAME JAM 2024 June 28, 2024 at 04:00 AM July 26, 2024 at 04:00 AM MizuMiaw #queercomgames
Unlocked with Passkey Jam May 30, 2024 at 01:00 PM July 30, 2024 at 01:00 PM Penflower Ink  
One Game a Month #37 July 01, 2024 at 03:00 PM July 30, 2024 at 03:00 PM sneeky_09 #OGAM
Tiny Library: CCG Jam #3 (creature) June 30, 2024 at 11:26 PM July 30, 2024 at 11:26 PM Long Tail Games  
Indiepocalypse Issue #57 (Paying Anthology) July 04, 2024 at 05:44 PM July 31, 2024 at 05:44 PM PIZZAPRANKS  
Trans FURY Jam July 03, 2024 at 05:23 AM August 02, 2024 at 05:23 AM EfanGamez  
Indie TTRPG Generator Game Jam March 21, 2024 at 11:43 PM August 03, 2024 at 11:43 PM Lucky Newt Games #IndieTTRPGgen
72 Hour Murderboy Mayhem Jam 2024 August 01, 2024 at 04:00 AM August 04, 2024 at 04:00 AM catsket #MurderboyMayhem2024
Bundle Jam: Free Zine Week July 16, 2024 at 05:49 PM August 04, 2024 at 05:49 PM Beth and Angel Make Games #FreeZineWeek
July Sixth Park Dinojam 3 July 06, 2024 at 07:00 AM August 06, 2024 at 07:00 AM Chubby Crow Games #J6Dinojam
The electric zine jam! Summer 2024 June 07, 2024 at 12:00 AM August 10, 2024 at 12:00 AM MyDogStoleMyLiver  
My First Game Jam 2024 July 27, 2024 at 07:00 AM August 10, 2024 at 07:00 AM ludowoods, Adrienne Lombardo #MyFirstGameJam
Barkeep Jam June 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM August 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM Prismatic Wasteland  
Liminal Horror Twisted Classics Jam May 14, 2024 at 07:00 AM August 15, 2024 at 07:00 AM Goblin Archives  
Scratch Game Jam #17 August 02, 2024 at 12:00 AM August 16, 2024 at 12:00 AM cocrea #scratchgamejam
DOS Games July 2024 Jam July 15, 2024 at 04:00 AM August 18, 2024 at 04:00 AM Michael Klamerus  
OPR Writing Jam #11 August 16, 2024 at 07:00 PM August 18, 2024 at 07:00 PM onepagerules #oprwj11
One-Page RPG Jam 2024 July 21, 2024 at 11:00 PM August 24, 2024 at 11:00 PM Unknown Dungeon #1pRPGjam
2024 Collegiate Summer Jammathon June 05, 2024 at 04:00 AM August 25, 2024 at 04:00 AM UNC Game Dev, treatyofparis  
Trans Representation Jam 24 June 21, 2024 at 10:00 PM August 25, 2024 at 10:00 PM Hatoge, sleepyboydev #transrepjam
Pip the Mimic's Magnificent Module Jam 2024 August 08, 2024 at 03:00 AM August 28, 2024 at 03:00 AM DinosaurPower, design.af  
VAARN SUMMER JAM '24 May 31, 2024 at 11:00 PM August 30, 2024 at 11:00 PM graculusdroog  
TTRPG Practice Game Jam #1 August 01, 2024 at 02:00 PM August 31, 2024 at 02:00 PM cloudyheavengames  
Bring Our Your Ghost August 18, 2024 at 04:00 AM September 09, 2024 at 04:00 AM manonamora, sophiades, Lapin Lunaire Games, Autumn Chen #boygjam
Make Up A Guy Jam May 10, 2024 at 04:00 AM September 10, 2024 at 04:00 AM swanchime  
Dice Exploder Pregen Jam July 15, 2024 at 05:00 AM September 15, 2024 at 05:00 AM Lady Tabletop, Sam Roberts, sdunnewold, greenbriar  
Tension Engine Jam July 01, 2024 at 05:00 AM September 30, 2024 at 05:00 AM Gamenomicon #tensionenginejam
12 Days of Sketchoween 2024 September 11, 2024 at 11:00 PM October 12, 2024 at 11:00 PM Drentsoft Games #12daysofsketchoween24
mecha trans/yuri/BL jam June 19, 2024 at 08:42 PM October 30, 2024 at 08:42 PM SWANCHIME  
The Post-Weird Dream Jam March 31, 2024 at 11:00 PM October 31, 2024 at 11:00 PM Lichen Arrowsmith  
CBR+PNK Jam 2024 July 22, 2024 at 11:18 PM November 27, 2024 at 11:18 PM Emanoel Melo #cbrpnkjam24
Yuri Game Jam 2024 September 30, 2024 at 11:00 PM December 01, 2024 at 11:00 PM sabrina_tvband #yurijam2024
Forever Open Source 2024 January 01, 2024 at 05:00 AM December 31, 2024 at 05:00 AM Rev Casey #ForeverOpen
Crust Jam 2025 March 31, 2025 at 11:00 PM April 09, 2025 at 11:00 PM PotaJoe #CJ25
Now Help Me Plug It Into The Wall Jam June 07, 2024 at 12:03 PM May 30, 2025 at 12:03 PM Riverhouse Games  
#RPGenesis 2026 August 01, 2026 at 11:00 PM August 08, 2026 at 11:00 PM dreamup, Lady Entropy  
Sherlock Holmes Is Public Domain Now January 01, 2023 at 05:00 AM July 11, 2028 at 05:00 AM slugzuki #sherlockpublicdomain

Last updated: July 18, 2024.

This list is semi-automatically generated by a bunch of Python code. The code repo is here.

Much thanks to Emmy Verte, who inspired this project and who gave me gracious permission to pick up the torch.