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We are a friendly group of board/card game designers and playtesters set up in London in 2010. We meet to play games and each other's design prototypes.

Everyone is welcome to join us and bring along their own designs or settle down to play and give their opinion. Ever designed a game and wanted to see how it plays? Enjoy playing games and being creative? Do you know what makes a game fun? Don't leave your game ideas sitting on the shelf gathering dust; show them off at the next Playtest meetup and get feedback direct from the players. We look forward to welcoming you at the next meetup!

We have regular playtesting meetups across the country in London, Cambridge, Newcastle, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds, Enfield, Bath, Norwich, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bristol, Cornwall, Oxford, Dundee, Oxford, Southampton and SE London.

We host public playtesting at UK Games Expo, Dragonmeet, Essen, London Toy Fair and a few other events during the year. We also run game jams and designer/publisher speed dating events throughout the year.

Please see our listings for details of dates and times. There is a monthly group newsletter.

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Welcome to Playtest UK! - in London, Cambridge, Newcastle, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds & more

Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 7:00 PM

    South East London Playtest meetup

    6 Playtesters | 5.00

    Greg will try to get there by 7:00, but will often be late (toddler care duties).  Please start a conversation on the thread if you plan to get there on-time or earlier.

  • 4 days ago · 10:00 AM

    London DAYTIME playtest (Wednesday Fortnightly)

    5 Playtesters

    Newcomers: By coming, you will be helping to improve the next generation of boardgames. Playtesting can be very different to playing a published game but we hope you... Learn more

  • 5 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Cambridge Playtest meetup

    2 Playtesters

    We are a friendly group of gamers and game designers who meet every week to playtest our own board and card game prototypes. We meet from every Tuesday, from 7:00pm ... Learn more

  • 5 days ago · 6:30 PM

    Bristol Playtest Meetup

    2 Playtesters

    Open to both designers and playtesters alike, we hold a fortnightly playtest group on Tuesday nights at Chance & Counters, Bristol's first board game café. We usually... Learn more

  • April 16 · 5:30 PM

    Brighton Game Playtest Group

    2 Playtesters

    This group is recommended to all those who are interested in game design in general and board games in particular. Both playtesters and games designers are welcome to... Learn more

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