Chicago Game Designers Meetup

The purpose of this Meetup is to build the game design community in Chicago by bringing together game designers of every stripe. During meetings we share ideas, playtest, brainstorm, work on current projects and start new ones, meet one another, and generally help connect game designers to the resources they need to create and improve their games. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month in your friendly, neighborhood English pub: the Red Lion in Lincoln Square (4749 N Rockwell... two blocks north of the Rockwell stop on the Brown line). The Red Lion is also accessible by the Lawrence bus (Lawrence and Rockwell) and there is plenty of free parking nearby.


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  • James H.

    A fine get-together with designers and publishers with a lot of potential for the future.

    1 · February 15, 2013

  • wizard

    Is this for designers of board games only, or are computer games also covered?

    February 9, 2013

    • David Z.

      We are hoping that all designers can come together and support each others' work. Being creative is awesome. Support your fellow designers of all stripes just as they support you. :)

      1 · February 10, 2013

  • Will B.

    It's an actual 2 dimensional table-top game (family entertainment & leisure time game), therefore board game designers would probably be more interested, but I would love feedback from any game designer present.

    February 9, 2013

  • Will B.

    Will it be okay to bring one of my game designs to have others play and critique?

    February 9, 2013

  • Brad L.

    Playtesting a game for Kickstarter...

    February 7, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Would like to attend, but 5pm is hard for me. Will be there later hopefully before 6:30

    1 · February 5, 2013

  • Andy P.

    The meetup has been changed to Wednesdays. Good catch on the previous date!
    NOTE: Normally this meetup will meet at 7pm, however, due to the large crowd the owner of the Red Lion expects on the 13th due to Ash Wednesday, we will be meeting early at 5pm that night.

    February 1, 2013

  • brian c.

    Lion is closed Mondays..

    February 1, 2013

  • brian c.

    Not a designer yet, but prepping for a an entry into the field in the near future.

    February 1, 2013

  • Nate C.

    The Red Lion is closed on Mondays.

    February 1, 2013

  • Nate C.

    Gentleman I am a publisher and regular of the Red Lion. They are not open on Mondays. Tuesdays are better for the meetup.

    February 1, 2013

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