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London Playtest meetup

The May Meetup will be on Sunday 19th May from 1pm to 8pm.

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 Friday 17th May. Be sure to include the name of the game, the amount of players, the expected duration and a brief description. 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.

This meetup should mark the debut of a video countdown and also a timer for breaks between sessions.

(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 www.playtest.co.uk

We also have a guild page on BGG: www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/1398


Games to be playtested (TBC):

Londoners - travel strategy game, 20-45 mins, 2-5 players (Ben Finn)

Mecha-Dwarves - deck-building, simultaneous movement & dwarves![masked] mins, 4-5 players (James Larner)

Starships - space combat game, 90 mins, 4-6 players (Lawrence Davies)

Soul Binder - trading card game, 20-45 mins, 2 players (Daniel Forster)

Warhost - The Runestar Saga - fantasy wargame, 30-60 mins, 2 players (Selim Talat)

Breakthrough - World War One card game, 60 mins, 2 players (Phil Richardson)

Moodkee, Anglo-Sikh wargame, 60 mins, 2 players (Phil Richardson)

Snag a UFO, space battle game, 10 mins, 1 player (Phil Richardson)

Trinity - Dice rolling, card drafting, variable card powers game, 60 mins, 2-5 players (Matt Dunstan & Brett Gilbert)

Sim City - tile-building, action selection game, 60-75 mins, 2-4 players (Matt Dunstan)

Civilisation card game - drafting, action selection and tableau building game, 60 mins, 2-5 players (Matt Dunstan)

Space Race - dice rolling, push your luck game, 30-45 mins, 2-6 players (Matt Dunstan)

The Empire Engine - action selection card microgame, 30 mins, 2-4 players (Matt Dunstan & Chris Marling)

Pareto - economic game,[masked] mins, 3-4 players (Johan H.W. Basberg)

Con*lation - family card and tile placement game, 20-30 miins, 2-4 players (Dave Cousins)

Brent Crude - oil industry game,[masked]mins, 2-5 players (Andrew Bond)

Art Dealer - fine art themed set collection game, 90 mins, 3-4 players (Andrew Bond)

Angkor Thom - city-building game, 60 mins, 3-4 players (Brett Gilbert)

Aegea - family strategy game, 45 mins, 2-4 players (Brett Gilbert)

Untitled - Kickstarter themed economic/party game, 70 mins, 4-12 players<5-7> (Behrooz Shahriari)

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  • Rob H.

    If anyone would like to add further comments about the prototypes they played on Sunday, I have created a geeklist at BGG here: www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/157522/playtest-london-meetup-sunday-19th-may-2013

    May 23, 2013

  • Behrooz S.

    As always, thanks to folk for their input. And other folks' stuff was as fun and inspirational as always.

    May 21, 2013

  • Dave C.

    Didn't seen as many people but still some great games on test and personally received some very useful feedback on my contribution.
    Thought the timer was an excellent idea, the hooter also.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may be late

    May 19, 2013

  • Andrew S.

    I have 3 games to playtest today.

    May 19, 2013

  • Behrooz S.

    I want to just bring my KS-themed party game. Had a couple of plays since last time. Featuring all-new tile types, all-new rules and the much-needed player screens.

    I'm really not sure about the time. untitled - Kickstarter-themed economic/party game. 70 minutes 4-12 players (preferably 5-7)

    1 · May 16, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Added to the list.

      1 · May 17, 2013

  • Brett G.

    Rob,

    I'll have a new, streamlined version of Angkor Thom (city-building, 60 mins, 3 or 4p); and a new, slighty nudged version of Aegea (family strategy, 45 minutes, 2–4p), too. (Matt has already given you Trinity, and we've now got another, yet nameless one up our sleeves too, which we've not even played yet!)

    Brett

    2 · May 15, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Added to the list.

      May 15, 2013

  • Andrew B.

    Plan to be there again this Sunday. Will bring the latest version of 'Brent Crude', my oil industry game which needs a little injection of .... something. Will also have Art Dealer with me, ready for a re-test.

    1 · May 14, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Added to the list.

      May 15, 2013

  • Dave C.

    OK, so I managed to update the Bejewlled vs. Spongebob game...

    Con*lation (Con-star-lation, geddit?)
    2-4 players, 20-30mins (maybe quicker)
    Card and tile placement game.
    Very light family game.

    Cheers,
    Dave

    1 · May 14, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Added to the list.

      May 15, 2013

  • Johan H. W. B.

    And finally bringing the revised and tweaked Pareto; 3-4 players,[masked] min (player dependent).

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Added to the list.

      May 13, 2013

  • Matthew D.

    Rob, I'll just list the games in order of preference to getting them played, as always, I don't expect to get time for everything!

    1. Trinity (co-design with Brett Gilbert), 2-5 players, 60 mins, Dice rolling, card drafting, variable card powers game.
    2. Sim City (working title), 2-4 players, 60-75 mins, tile building, action selection game.
    3. Civilization card game, 2-5 players, 60 mins, drafting, action selection and tableau building game.
    4. Space Race, 2-6 players, 30-45 mins, dice rolling, push your luck game.
    5. The Empire Engine (co-design with Chris Marling), 2-4 players, 30 mins, action selection card microgame.

    Thanks Rob!

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Added to the list.

      May 13, 2013

  • Mo H.

    I'm not sure what time I'm going to make it along (got a meeting beforehand which might drag on) so I won't commit to bringing anything this time!

    May 13, 2013

  • Rob H.

    The deadline for pre-registering games is this Friday. This will be the last Playtest session before the UK Games Expo.

    May 12, 2013

  • Selim T.

    Hey all,

    My first post here. Like ever :)

    I will be bringing Warhost - The Runestar Saga to the next meet up. It is a fantasy wargame, set in a deeply imagined world. At the moment I have a complete game and world in second draft form, so it's something that will take a long time to absorb, but is ultimately worth it. 'The Essence of Man is Catastrophe' is my catchy tagline >_<

    See ya'll soon,
    Sel :)

    p.s. Google therunestarsaga for my blogsite, packed with lore and tutorials!

    1 · May 9, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Hi Selim, Welcome to the group. Please could you post the amount of players and duration for your game, to help with arranging the schedule. Cheers, Rob

      May 9, 2013

    • Selim T.

      2 players, 30-60 minute playing time (this depends on how familiar one is with wargames!)

      May 11, 2013

  • Lawrence

    UPDATE: Following a recent Playtest with Starships, Have revised turn order to make play more interactive (or INTERUPTIVE?), FASTER and abolish downtime! The new game still played with Startrek miniature ships is now called "Starship command" and can play up to 6 players in an hour! Hope you enjoy it :)

    3 · May 11, 2013

  • Daniel F.

    Hi, I will be bringing;
    Soul Binder, Trading Card Game, 20-45 mins, 2 players.

    1 · May 9, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Game added to the list. Look forward to meeting you at the meetup. Cheers, Rob

      May 9, 2013

  • Lawrence

    Hoping to bring my almost finished Starships game along finally. Keep saying I would. 4-6 Players: Federation vs Klingons (max 1.5 hrs)

    1 · April 30, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Added to the list.

      April 30, 2013

  • James L.

    I'm making a special effort to finally make it down :) will bring my proto, mecha dwarves, which combines deck-building and robo rally-style movement. Will also hopefully be able to bring some extra testers from my board game group - beer boards and belly laughs in southend

    1 · April 25, 2013

    • James L.

      Mecha-Dwarves :)

      1 · April 29, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Game added to the list. Cheers, Rob

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may bring the latest (hopefully just about final) version of my tube map game along, though I've tested it out here a few times before so don't mind if it's omitted

    1 · April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Latest working title 'Londoners'

      April 29, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Thanks, Ben. Details updated.

      April 29, 2013

  • Mo H.

    Unless I go to GameCamp, don't think can do both… decisions decisions!

    April 23, 2013

  • David M.

    Can't make this one but see you at UK games expo.

    April 23, 2013

  • Phil R.

    I will have something new by then, promise

    1 · April 22, 2013

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