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

Recent Meetups

  • August 22 · 11:00 AM

    Round The Table

    5 Playtesters

    Join us at Round The Table for an afternoon of prototype board and card game playtesting.  Here's what we'll be playing...
  • August 19 · 6:30 PM

    Wednesday at PlaytestNW HQ

    4 Playtesters

    Welcome to our new office at 8535 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103  (Google Maps) Click here to enlarge the pic Tonight we will be playing Merchants of Araby and, time... Learn more
  • August 15 · 1:00 PM

    playtestNW at Blue Highway Games in Queen Anne

    5 Playtesters

    Every Saturday we have a prototype demo event at a game store, coffeehouse, or game pub in communities across the Greater Seattle area. On August 15th, we will be going... Learn more
  • August 12 · 6:30 PM

    Wednesday at playtestNW HQ

    3 Playtesters

    Welcome to our new office at 8535 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103  (Google Maps) Click here to enlarge the pic Tonight we will be playing Magical Mayhem and, if time... Learn more
  • August 7 · 2:00 PM

    PlaytestNW at Dragonflight 36 in Bellevue

    5 Playtesters

    PlaytestNW will be hosting 132 table-hours of prototype playtesting at the annual Dragonflight Game Convention at the Bellevue Hilton Hotel in Bellevue WA This is a... Learn more
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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