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You can use your love of board games to do something useful. Help local indie designers and publishers playtest prototype games. Play expansions for some of your favorite games before they release and get some SWAG. For designers, network, test your games and get practical hands on advice. Our goal with this group is to cross-promote with many of the board game groups in the Bay Area to bring designers and play testers together.

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Play (and playtest) Games at Game Kastle Mountain View

Game Kastle (Mountain View)

Come by Game Kastle Mountain View to get your game on! Prototype games are welcome. It's a relaxed chance to try new games, get feedback on your own prototypes, and get advice on the games industry. New designers and interested players welcome! Please be courteous to other designers and stay to test their games if you are bringing your prototype to be tested. If you are bringing a prototype game, try to comment below with a quick blurb including player count and time, and when you think you might arrive at GMKV. ex. "Ticket to Ride is a lightweight game about building train routes. 2-5 players, 30-60 minutes" Point of contact and organizer: John Brieger Kids are welcome, though some games played will not be age-friendly for children.

Daytime Playtesting at Game Kastle Mountain View

Game Kastle (Mountain View)

Come playtest games at Game Kastle Mountain View. We'll be working and playtesting from 10am to 5pm. It's a more relaxed chance to try new games, get feedback on your own prototypes, and get advice on the games industry. New designers and interested players welcome! Please be courteous to other designers and stay to test their games if you are bringing your prototype to be tested. I'd expect games to start around 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30, though schedules will shift depending on length of games and who is attending. We'll spend the first part of each day making a rough schedule and chatting. There may also be a brief lunch break. If you are bringing a game, try to comment below with a quick blurb including player count and time, and when you think you might arrive at GMKV. ex. "Ticket to Ride is a lightweight game about building train routes. 2-5 players, 30-60 minutes" Organizer / Point of Contact: John Brieger Kids are welcome, though some games played will not be age-friendly for children.

Play (and playtest) Games at Game Kastle Mountain View

Game Kastle (Mountain View)

Come by Game Kastle Mountain View to get your game on! Prototype games are welcome. It's a relaxed chance to try new games, get feedback on your own prototypes, and get advice on the games industry. New designers and interested players welcome! Please be courteous to other designers and stay to test their games if you are bringing your prototype to be tested. If you are bringing a prototype game, try to comment below with a quick blurb including player count and time, and when you think you might arrive at GMKV. ex. "Ticket to Ride is a lightweight game about building train routes. 2-5 players, 30-60 minutes" Point of contact and organizer: John Brieger Kids are welcome, though some games played will not be age-friendly for children.

Daytime Playtesting at Game Kastle Mountain View

Game Kastle (Mountain View)

Come playtest games at Game Kastle Mountain View. We'll be working and playtesting from 10am to 5pm. It's a more relaxed chance to try new games, get feedback on your own prototypes, and get advice on the games industry. New designers and interested players welcome! Please be courteous to other designers and stay to test their games if you are bringing your prototype to be tested. I'd expect games to start around 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30, though schedules will shift depending on length of games and who is attending. We'll spend the first part of each day making a rough schedule and chatting. There may also be a brief lunch break. If you are bringing a game, try to comment below with a quick blurb including player count and time, and when you think you might arrive at GMKV. ex. "Ticket to Ride is a lightweight game about building train routes. 2-5 players, 30-60 minutes" Organizer / Point of Contact: John Brieger Kids are welcome, though some games played will not be age-friendly for children.

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Daytime Playtesting at Game Kastle Mountain View

Game Kastle (Mountain View)

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