What we're about
We're focused on building a community of active designers looking to improve their games and their craft. Designers and developers of all levels are welcome.
Please join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/chicagoboardgamedesigners/) to follow up on other discussions and announcements about this group.
Although the meetups are still adapting to the needs of the group, we're generally focused on the following types of activities:
• Playtests // Majority of meetups are focused on members bringing their prototypes and playtesting them to collect feedback. Prototypes at all levels of design and development are welcome.
• Evaluations // In addition to playtests, members might seek feedback about other aspects of the development of their game, including graphic and visual design, component design, etc.
• Discussions // Group discussions that dig into a particular topics of game development, including discussions around game mechanics, design process, kickstarter, marketing, manufacturing, etc.
If you have anything else you'd like to bring up during one of our meetups, make sure to comment below or in a specific meetup event page.
Meetings occur biweekly, alternating between Sundays and Thursdays. Check our schedule to see where and at what times we'll be meeting.
Safe Space Policy
This meetup is an inviting, inclusive, and safe space to create & present ideas. We do not welcome those who act aggressive, racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, or otherwise biased. If a discussion or a playtest is going to have overtly violent or have mature themes, we will ask that those details be disclosed before-hand so those who may be uncomfortable can opt out.