Celebrating Tradition with the Campy Carving Contest

The Beat 10/27/2021
October 27, 2021
The Beat

The leaves are changing colors. Pumpkin spice is in the air. Pumpkin carving tools have been sharpened for their coveted once per year use. It’s the season of traditions, and Keymaster has one of our own - the Campy Carving Contest!

Every year, Keymaster hosts a Pumpkin Carving Contest featuring the monsters of Campy Creatures. Free carving templates are offered (you can find them here) showcasing the stars of the b-movie bluffing game. Print them out, set a date with your pumpkin carving crew, go pumpkin shopping, and you’re on your way! Carving snacks are essential. Do you go apple cider donuts or start in on the Halloween candy early? 

Carve it, paint it, sculpt it, draw it. There’s something for everyone. The templates include Easy, Medium, and Hard options for all different skill sets. You’ll also find a kid’s coloring page, so they can do pumpkin designing their way, free of sharp objects. Choosing a creature template is just like choosing a creature in the game. Once you commit, you’re all in. 

We partnered with some awesome board game content creators to help us celebrate this spooky tradition. The Funkhousers, who run the Facebook group Board Game Spotlight, went for pumpkin eyes, inspired by the eye-cons (get it?) in Campy Creatures. There’s a little less carving involved in those templates, but you still have to watch out for some tight corners.

Mik, Starla, and Grant, of Our Family Plays Games, added a Campy pumpkin to their pumpkin painting tradition this year. We loved learning how their family tradition started and seeing how it's evolved over the years.

Things Get Dicey’s Paula brought her best snack game to the pumpkin carving experience on her weekly livestream so we could experience all those twists and turns of the carving knife right alongside her.

The Burrell family, from Kidsplaining, experienced pumpkin carving as a family for the first time, and Alison said “it has now been adopted as something we plan on doing here on out!” That’s a win in our book.

The Campy Carving Contest runs through Halloween (October 31st). Submit your campy creations here! Two winners will be selected the following week, including a judged winner for the coveted Campy Creatures Carving Set. And check out Campy Creatures, the game, here! Happy Halloween 🎃

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