Aspiring authors, this message is for you!

A must-see attraction at the Brussels Games Festival, the Protozone is the perfect place to discover the games of tomorrow!

This year, 16 prototypes will be selected to take part in the Golden Meeple Pis competition, which returns after a 5-year absence!

Registrations for the Protozone are open, you have until June 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM to fill out the form available on our website!

A selection will then be made by the Brussels Games Festival committee and candidates will be notified of the result by July 10 at the latest, regardless of the committee’s decision.


For this 2024 edition, our Meeple Pis d’Or winner will be chosen both by the public and by a jury of professionals from the gaming world (authors, academics, associations, etc.). Each party counts for 50% of the total points.

Festival visitors will receive a ballot to vote for their favorite game among the prototypes they have played. The more prototypes they test, the more weight their vote will carry.

Voting will close on Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 PM, and an award ceremony will be held around 5:00 PM.

The winner of the 2024 BGF Protozone will also qualify to participate in the Creators Contest, organized by La Ruche Ludique during the 2025 edition of FLIP in Parthenay.


The rules can be found here, which must be read before registering.

Here is the form for the registering.

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