London Playtest weekday meetup

The 4th weekday meetup for the London Playtest UK group will be on Monday 12th May from 6pm in the Jugged Hare, Victoria.

If you've designed a game, bring it along and give it a play or just enjoy playing other people's prototypes in a friendly and constructive atmosphere.

Please feel free to add details of your game in the comments section below. As the weekday meetup is less structured than the weekend meetup, it might be more useful for very early prototypes and concepts as well as full game tests. As usual the formula will be playtested and tweaks made along the way.

(Please note that as a condition of our use of the Jugged Hare, only food and drink bought at the pub can be consumed on the premises.)

List of Prototypes to be playtested (tbc):

The Front Nine (Nick Case)

Untitled Vampire Game (Chris Keating)

First, The City! (David Dawkins)

Battlefields (Dave Turner)

One of Our Aircraft is Missing (Mark Rivera)

Rus (Mike Ibeji)

Doomsday (Chris Leigh)

Towers (Andy Yiangou)

You can follow the group's blog at www.playtest.co.uk

We also have a guild page on BGG: 

www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/1398

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  • Nick C.

    Great to see others peoples new game designs and very helpful to get candid feedback on my design.

    May 14

  • Nick C.

    Many thanks to Bez, Andy, Rob and Dave for some very useful feedback. The rules have been adjusted!

    1 · May 13

    • Rob H.

      Really enjoyed your golf course building game, and not just because I won ;)

      May 13

    • Nick C.

      Could I beg a favour from those who played? The Front Nine has a BGG page and it would be helpful to raise its profile there. If you have a BGG account and a spare 5 minutes, would you mind recording the play? A comment, be it good bad or indifferent would be the icing on the cake but if you don't usually do this then no problem. Thanks again.

      May 14

  • Mike I.

    Got to play a good game but didn't get to test my own game

    1 · May 13

    • Chris K.

      come along on Sunday - Rus looks really interesting, though not easy to test in 90 mins ;)

      May 13

    • Rob H.

      The weekday meetup is a more informal bring-and-playtest experience; the Sunday meetup is more structured with a timed schedule, so your prototype should get a play there.

      May 13

  • Mark R.

    Really useful

    1 · May 12

    • Rob H.

      Great to have you along.

      May 13

  • blunder1983 (.

    Alas I am not going to be able to come, cat feeding duties are mine!

    May 12

    • Rob H.

      Hope to catch up next time.

      May 12

  • Mike I.

    Prob'ly won't get there till 7 due to work. Hope that's ok.

    1 · May 12

  • Behrooz S.

    Might be able to come tonight! Need to leave by 21:30 though. What time does it go on until, usually?

    I'd like to playtest further my awesome physical party game. Now 33% simpler and arguably better, thanks to Ben.

    1 · May 12

    • Rob H.

      Some of us are usually there until about[masked]pm. Hope to see you later. Cheers, Rob

      May 12

  • blunder1983 (.

    I'm really hoping I'll be able to come, I'll be bringing Doomsday complete, would love some written feedback as its with VPG right now! :O

    1 · May 11

    • Rob H.

      Be great to see you, Chris and congratulations on placing your game with Victory Point. Cheers, Rob

      May 11

  • Mike I.

    On reflection, since I don't want to hi-jack my first meeting with you, I'll bring Rus, since it can be played to a time limit. This means it can be set to 60-90mins with 2-7 players. This does result in a slightly unbalanced game, but gives a good flavour of how it plays.

    1 · May 9

    • Rob H.

      Hi Mike, Welcome to the group. I think all games designers have at least three designs 'in the bag' everytime they leave the house ;) Look forward to seeing Rus. Cheers, Rob

      May 9

  • Mark R.

    Hoping to come along with my latest game design, One of Our Aircraft is Missing.

    1 · May 7

    • Rob H.

      Hi Mark, Look forward to seeing you and trying your new design. Cheers, Rob

      May 9

  • Dave T.

    If I can get the rules typed up I'm going to bring along my simple wargame which I've now sort of decided to call 'Battlefields'. If I do I'd like a couple of people to play it while I watch.

    1 · May 7

    • Rob H.

      Really enjoyed playing this one last time. Quick and satisfying battle.

      May 9

  • David D.

    I'll bring along my tweaked version of First, The City! A tile and card game of vices and crimes. Should play in under an hour.

    1 · May 6

    • Rob H.

      Hi David, Your game has been added to the list. Cheers, Rob

      May 9

  • Chris K.

    Ok, I'll be bringing Untitled Vampire Game for its first trip outside the house. A bit more about it;

    Card game, hopefully with roleplaying elements. 3-4 players, don't know how long it takes but will fit within 90 mins.

    Players take the role of vampires newly arrived in the Paris of the late 18th century. Starting with nothing, they must feed on blood to survive, gradually increasing the number of characters they have as their thralls. You win by bringing the curse of eternal darkness to powerful and glamorous people like Princesses and Cardinals.

    Each card represents a character, and charming characters means you can not only feed on them, but make use of their more mundane skills and abilities - anything from baking bread to healing wounds to throwing characters into the Bastille.

    Of course, you also need to watch out for the wicked vampire-hunters who lurk the streets, wanting to put a stake through your heart....

    1 · May 5

  • Nick C.

    The Front Nine is a 45 minute card game for 2-4 players. The aim is to obtain designs for individual holes of a golf course which are then developed and laid on the table to depict the actual course. The game has been uploaded to BGG so if you are interested you can see some images and the latest rule set.

    1 · May 4

    • Rob H.

      Hi Nick, Great that you can make it along. Looking forward to trying you prototype. Cheers, Rob

      May 9

  • Nick C.

    Hi Mike

    What are the playing numbers and playing times?

    May 8

    • Mike I.

      Oops - pressed wrong button. Meant to say the + gets bigger with the number of players.

      May 8

    • Mike I.

      Rus: 2-5 players & 2+ hours. Evolution: 3-6 & 2+ hours; Black Gold: up to 9 & 3+ hours (though I don't think I'll bring this one on Monday).

      May 8

  • Mike I.

    I have 3 strategy games & 1 (relatively) quick & dirty Gunfight game to choose from. So what do people fancy? Rus: The rise of Medieval Russia (a strategy game which freely borrows from Settlers & Puerto Rico).

    Evolution: world domination through extinction on an ever-shifting mapboard.

    or Black Gold: best described as 1830 with oilwells.

    Looking forward to trying other people's games too.

    1 · May 8

  • Nick C.

    I'd like to bring my card game along, The Front Nine. Plays 2-4 for c45 minutes. How do I book this in?

    May 2

    • Chris K.

      Just to note - there isn't a formal "booking in" process (unlike the weekend meetups) - more a case of get something out and grab some spare players - though Rob does try to make sure everything gets played during the evening :)

      1 · May 6

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