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We meet every month to play test new board and card game ideas, and occasionally other types of games. We discuss game design, work out mechanics, and so on.

Likewise, even if you're not working on a game, but like to play cool games then come play with us.

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Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 11:00 AM

    Prototype Play-test Day

    6 Designers

    Bring some snacks and a friend, and don't forget your games!

  • 6 days ago · 5:30 PM

    EssenBugHaus Redux

    6 Designers | 5.00

    Join team-players with exciting chess variant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bughouse_chess (pieces you capture get placed by your teammate on future moves) usually with... Learn more

  • May 18 · 12:00 PM

    Afternoon Playtest Meetup

    3 Designers

    Join designers and game enthusiasts to playtest tabletop games over the lunch hour. Bring your prototypes that can play in an hour or less (or plan to only play part of... Learn more

  • May 15 · 5:30 PM

    EssenBugHaus

    2 Designers | 4.00

    Join team-players with exciting chess variant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bughouse_chess (pieces you capture get placed by your teammate on future moves) usually with... Learn more

  • May 11 · 12:00 PM

    Afternoon Playtest Meetup

    5 Designers

    Join designers and game enthusiasts to playtest tabletop games over the lunch hour. Bring your prototypes that can play in an hour or less (or plan to only play part of... Learn more

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  • JT Smith founded Madison Game Design Cabal

    on September 1

 

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