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If you've designed a game, bring it along and give it a play or just enjoy playing other people's prototypes in a friendly and constructive atmosphere. If you would like to bring along a new design, contact Rob Harris (Organiser) and we will add your game to the list. Deadline for pre-registering games is 11:59pm on the Friday before. Be sure to include the name of the game, a brief description of the gameplay, the expected duration and the amount of players. [name] [description] [duration] [amount of players] If you bring more than one design, add a preference for which one you would like to show first. Please feel free to still bring extra prototypes on the day. They will be added to later playtesting rounds. (Please note that as a condition of our use of the Jugged Hare, only food and drink bought at the pub can be consumed on the premises.) You can follow the group's blog at We also have a guild page on BGG: Games to be playtested (TBC): Spy Game - a strategic area control/hidden auction game, 60 minutes, 2-6 players (Dean Morris) The Castle War - a card game about trying to control castles, set in the time of the war between King Stephen and Empress Matilda, 30+ mins, 2 players (Rob Harper) Worms the Boardgame, 45-60 mins, 2-8 players (Iwo Jaros) Rise of Titans -[masked] mins, 3-6 players, (Poseidon Aivalis) Merv - euro-game, 60+ minutes, 3-4 players (Fabio Lopiano) Bringing Shamans: Battle of the Elements - 90 mins including set-up and feedback, 2 players (PJ) MakeHay, combine harvesting - 30mins, 2-4 players (Gavin Birnbaum) Paras - area control, 30mins, 2-4 players (Gavin Birnbaum) Night before Christmas - delivering presents, 30 mins, 2-4 players (Gavin Birnbaum) Pples - Continue a story 1 sentence at a time, but with extra constraints (e.g. not using certain letters) each time, 10+ mins, 2+ players (Joost Dantuma) Unnamed game, 90 mins, [masked]) players (Nicolas Oury) Mickell/Muckell- word game, blind playtest, 2 x 20-30 mins, 2+1 players (Bez) Matchabell - blind playtest, 1-7 min, ? players (Bez) Now Trending - tableaux building, card game, 45 mins, 3-5 players (Paul Spencer)

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172 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, SW1V 1DX · London


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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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