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playtestNW runs numerous playtesting events all across the Greater Seattle area. We visit game stores, coffeehouses, and gamer pubs to bring you new games and eager game designers looking for YOU to help them make their games better.

We test all sorts of new games – you may play a Eurogame at one event and three light card games at another. No two events are ever the same, but at every event you can expect some confusion, some "Ah-ha!" moments, some laughs, and some serious contemplation of game mechanics. With your help we're the game designers are hoping to find out what's good and what's broken.

So, if you like learning new games that no one has ever heard of and you like getting your fingers into the fiddly-bits to see what happens when you adjust this rule or change that mechanic, then you'll have a good time at a playtestNW event.

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playtestNW Events

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  • 8h ago · 12:00 PM

    playtestNW at Round The Table

    9 Playtesters

    Join us at Round The Table Gamer Pub  from Noon to 5pm to playtest all sorts of new tabletop game prototypes from local game designers. Help them make their games better... Learn more

  • 3 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Wednesday at playtestNW HQ

    7 Playtesters

    Welcome to playtestNW HQ at 8535 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103  (Google Maps) Wednesday nights are when we playtest games in development for Daily Magic Games and... Learn more

  • 6 days ago · 2:00 PM

    playtestNW at Raygun Lounge in Seattle

    2 Playtesters

    The third Sunday of every month is Prototype Playtesting Day at The Raygun Lounge. We have a great time testing out new games that are under development and we hope... Learn more

  • July 13 · 6:00 PM

    Wednesday at playtestNW HQ

    4 Playtesters

    Welcome to playtestNW HQ at 8535 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103  (Google Maps) Wednesday nights are when we playtest games in development for Daily Magic Games and... Learn more

  • July 6 · 6:00 PM

    Wednesday at playtestNW HQ

    7 Playtesters

    Welcome to playtestNW HQ at 8535 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103  (Google Maps) Wednesday nights are when we playtest games in development for Daily Magic Games and... Learn more

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