What we're about

Have you ever wanted to design a board game? Or seen a cool game on a store shelf and said to yourself, "I wonder how they came up with that?"

ABGD&P is a board and card game incubator and social club, where playful yet deadly serious game designers and board game enthusiasts meet to explore and test board game mechanics, themes, playing styles and everything in between. Whether you've tinkered with a game idea, pitched and published games, or are passionate about sharing your insights to help make good projects better, we'd love to help you refine your ideas and make you a better game player in the process.

Come make great games with us!

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We're linked to the Facebook Group of the same name. Why not join us there too (https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinboardgamedesigners/)?

Upcoming events (5)

Special Zoom Event: Learn Tabletop Simulator

Online event

Tabletop Simulator is the go-to digital platform most game designers and publishers use to test games online, and a great way for board game enthusiasts to get a chance to play new games in development. In this session, we'll spend the first half hour focused on the player experience of TTS, then do a deeper dive into digital tools for designers to help bring your game to the virtual table.

Part 1: 7:00 - 7:30 CST
Playtesters will learn how to use Table Top Simulator (the go-to digital playing platform for most game designers and publishers) and also learn about groups where they can get involved, including how to be included in publisher pre-releases and Kickstarter previews.

Part 2: 7:30 - 9:00 CST
Designers and the design-curious can stick around to look under the hood. We will take a sample project full-cycle, from designing cards in an Excel file and generating components in prototyping software to uploading your digital assets and bringing it all together in something you can play online.

Sign up and we’ll see you online for this free event!

South Austin Playtesting

Tribe Comics and Games

We will be meeting monthly on the 4th Saturday of each month, space permitting at Tribe Comics and Games

PLAYTESTERS are more then welcome.

South Austin Playtesting

Tribe Comics and Games

We will be meeting monthly on the 4th Saturday of each month, space permitting at Tribe Comics and Games

PLAYTESTERS are more then welcome.

South Austin Playtesting

Tribe Comics and Games

We will be meeting monthly on the 4th Saturday of each month, space permitting at Tribe Comics and Games

PLAYTESTERS are more then welcome.

Past events (242)

In-Person Playtesting: Tuesday Night Long Play

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy

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