Past Meetup

London Playtest weekend meetup

This Meetup is past

40 people went

Jugged Hare Pub (meet UPSTAIRS table)

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

How to find us

We are upstairs on the gallery level. Turn right and go up the stairs.

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The January Meetup will be on Sunday 19th January 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 January. 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.

(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):
Newsy - current affairs party game, 30 mins, 3 teams of 2 players (Alunga)
Smart Cards (working title) - 30 mins, 2-4 players (Ivan Allen)
Distant Worlds - space exploration, colony-building, trading and piracy game,[masked] mins, 3-6 players (Chris Keating)
~Heart of the Underworld~ - dungeon crawler, 90 mins, 4 players + Underworld Master (Selim Talat)
UFO Panic - flying saucers attacking our planet, 60 mins, 1-6 players (Phil Richardson)
The 12 Apostles - variant on Terry Pratchett's Unlikely Hero game, 10-15 mins, 3-5 players (Lawrence Davies)
Putt Putt Pirates - memory and matching card game, 30 mins, 4 players (Barry)
Thro' the Portal - dice game, 15-20 mins, 4 players (Gavin Birnbaum)
Slippery Slope - dice game, 15-20 mins, 4 players (Gavin Birnbaum)
Sumo - dice game, 15-20 mins, 4 players (Samuel Murray)
Hole of Doom - spinning tops,15-20 mins, 4 players (Samuel Murray)
T'rain - hex based, track-laying, resource collection. 60-90 mins, 2-4 players (Dave Cousins)
Ewe.F.O. - game of sheep abducting aliens. 30 mins, 2-4 players (Dave Cousins)
Terrain - Tile placement game, 15-20 mins, 2-5 players (Dave Cousins)
Dolus - card game, 30 mins, 3-5 players (Jack Harrison)
Atlantis - light strategy game where players are seeking to uncover the ruins of Atlantis with their loyal submarine crew, 60-75 mins, 2-5 players (Matt Dunstan)
Pyramids - a card game where players enlist the help of the Egyptian Gods to build the best Pyramid, 30-40 mins, 2-5 players (Matt Dunstan & Brett Gilbert)
Trailblazers - a globe-trotting, light-strategy, map-based, card-driven, route-building family game! 45-60 mins, 2–5 players (Brett Gilbert)
Towers - a card game, 45-60 mins, 4 players (Andy Yiangou)
Judtho - chess-based board game,[masked] mins, 2-4 players or 2 x 2 (Rick)
Dexikon - deck-building spelling game, 60 mins, 2-5 players (Andrew Rowse)
Cursed Temple - secret roles and queue manipulation, 40 mins, 2-5 players (Andrew Rowse)
Untitled - 3D abstract strategy game, 15-20 mins, 2 players (Gokce Balkan)
Hold the Front Page - newspaper game, 30-90 mins, 2- 6 players (Andrew Bond)
Art Dealer - art collection game, 90 mins, 2-5 players (Andrew Bond)
Life's a Beach - deckchair tile laying game, 60 mins, 2-4 players (Andrew Bond)
Venice: City of Trade - light-strategy family-euro, trading and building game, 60-75 mins, 2-4 players (Brett Gilbert & Matt Dunstan)
Can you do this? - party game involving physical challenges, <15 mins, 2-4-? players (Behrooz Shahriari)