Monday, March 8, 2021

PRESS RELEASE - Unmatched Deck Design Contest Winners Announced

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Four winning submissions and eight additional heroes to appear in upcoming sets.

Sunrise, FL – March 8, 2021. Today, Restoration Games revealed the winning submissions to its Unmatched Deck Design Contest. Restoration ran the contest last summer, inviting fans to design original decks for their hit tabletop game. The winning designers and their decks are:

        Adil M. Geresu, “The Genie of the Lamp”

        Sam Crane, “Harry Houdini”

        Jonathan Guberman, “William Shakespeare”

        Chet Dudick & Charles Peters, “Rosie the Riveter”

Restoration Games originally intended to select only four winning decks and had planned to feature them in a single set. However, due to the overwhelming response to the contest and high quality of the submissions, eight additional decks were chosen as unofficial “runners-up” and will also appear in future sets. Those additional entrants and their decks will be revealed when the sets are announced.

Rob Daviau, lead creative at the company, commented on the surprising results: “We were stunned at the response we received to the contest and impressed by the thought and effort put into so many of the submissions. We quickly realized we had more than four good decks, and we were excited that additional heroes meant we could be flexible in designing cohesive sets with strong themes.”

The first planned set from the winning entries will be Unmatched: Houdini vs. The Genie. Geresu and Crane have been working to further develop their decks with many of the other entrants in a private Discord channel with feedback from the Restoration team. “This whole experience has been a delight,” said Brad Dilley, one of the runner-up designers. “Everyone involved has been really encouraging and insightful. It blows my mind seeing all that goes into getting just one character published and I’m excited to share what we’ve all been working on.”

In addition to their winning submission, Dudick, with his design partner and dedicated tester, Peters, managed to pull off an amazing daily double: Their second entry was one of the other runners-up. Guberman has already made a name for himself in the Unmatched community with his web app at, featuring a robust fan deck creator and more. More information about the winning designers and their decks will be revealed over the next few days.

About Unmatched

Unmatched is a streamlined skirmish game, featuring heroes of myth, legend, history, and fiction, each with their own custom battle deck. Players can mix and match heroes from any set to create surprising matchups such as Little Red Riding Hood vs. Bruce Lee. Unmatched is published in partnership with Mondo Games, who publish licensed sets, such as Jurassic Park, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the upcoming Marvel sets.

About Restoration Games

Restoration Games is owned and operated by attorney Justin D. Jacobson. Design is overseen by their Chief Restoration Officer, the award-winning designer, Rob Daviau. Together, they identify old games that just need a little love and spit and polish to be restored to their former glory and beyond.

Restoration Games and the Restoration Games logo are trademarks of Restoration Games, LLC. Unmatched and the “In Battle, There Are No Equals” tagline are registered trademarks of Restoration Games, LLC.

Additional Resources

For additional information, please contact Suzanne Sheldon, Master-of-Fireworks, at

More information about Unmatched can be found at

Media assets can be downloaded directly from our designated dropbox folder: Unmatched Brand Assets.

More information about the contest winners can be found at

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