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Test and share board game prototypes with local game designers and game-designers-in-training! Get feedback, give feedback.

We welcome both playtesters and game designers of all levels!

Upcoming events (4)

Online Playtest Meetup

Emerson's Engagement Lab

Interested in indie board game development? Bring a prototype or just a critical eye to New England's largest group of tabletop game developers and playtesters! NOTE: IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP AS A DESIGNER, YOU MUST RSVP BEFORE SEPTEMBER 19 SO THAT WE CAN SET UP THE SPREADSHEET AHEAD OF TIME. To sign up as a designer, please complete this form here: http://www.gamemakersguild.com/virtual/ For more information about membership, please visit http://www.gamemakersguild.com/about/membership/ How this will work: 1. Respond in your RSVP with your game, game info, platform. and 2-3 sentences about your game. Remember, if you're bringing a game, respond 2 days early. 2. A few minutes before 7:30, we'll split up the RSVP into groups. 3. At 7:30, go to the "General Chat" in the Discord server (https://discord.gg/ewwU563). We'll split last-minute people up there. 4. Players will break up into the appropriate voice channels and join the necessary games and then play! NOTE: Virtual playtesting is relatively new to us, so please be patient as we work out the kinks. Also note that we're not sure how things are going to work with numbers of designers and playtesters. If we don't have enough playtesters, we'll play games this on a first-come, first-served basis according to when you RSVP'd.

Discord Social

Online event

This is not a playtest meeting. Hang out on the GMG Discord.

Online Playtest Meetup

Emerson's Engagement Lab

Interested in indie board game development? Bring a prototype or just a critical eye to New England's largest group of tabletop game developers and playtesters! NOTE: IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP AS A DESIGNER, YOU MUST RSVP BEFORE OCTOBER 3 SO THAT WE CAN SET UP THE SPREADSHEET AHEAD OF TIME. To sign up as a designer, please complete this form here: http://www.gamemakersguild.com/virtual/ For more information about membership, please visit http://www.gamemakersguild.com/about/membership/ How this will work: 1. Respond in your RSVP with your game, game info, platform. and 2-3 sentences about your game. Remember, if you're bringing a game, respond 2 days early. 2. A few minutes before 7:30, we'll split up the RSVP into groups. 3. At 7:30, go to the "General Chat" in the Discord server (https://discord.gg/ewwU563). We'll split last-minute people up there. 4. Players will break up into the appropriate voice channels and join the necessary games and then play! NOTE: Virtual playtesting is relatively new to us, so please be patient as we work out the kinks. Also note that we're not sure how things are going to work with numbers of designers and playtesters. If we don't have enough playtesters, we'll play games this on a first-come, first-served basis according to when you RSVP'd.

Online Playtest Meetup

Emerson's Engagement Lab

Interested in indie board game development? Bring a prototype or just a critical eye to New England's largest group of tabletop game developers and playtesters! NOTE: IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP AS A DESIGNER, YOU MUST RSVP BEFORE OCTOBER 17 SO THAT WE CAN SET UP THE SPREADSHEET AHEAD OF TIME. To sign up as a designer, please complete this form here: http://www.gamemakersguild.com/virtual/ For more information about membership, please visit http://www.gamemakersguild.com/about/membership/ How this will work: 1. Respond in your RSVP with your game, game info, platform. and 2-3 sentences about your game. Remember, if you're bringing a game, respond 2 days early. 2. A few minutes before 7:30, we'll split up the RSVP into groups. 3. At 7:30, go to the "General Chat" in the Discord server (https://discord.gg/ewwU563). We'll split last-minute people up there. 4. Players will break up into the appropriate voice channels and join the necessary games and then play! NOTE: Virtual playtesting is relatively new to us, so please be patient as we work out the kinks. Also note that we're not sure how things are going to work with numbers of designers and playtesters. If we don't have enough playtesters, we'll play games this on a first-come, first-served basis according to when you RSVP'd.

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