Prototopia is a collection of professional and hobbyist board game designers who get together to playtest each other's games, offer feedback, and discuss the publishing process. Our goal is to support one another as we pursue our passion and endeavor to hone our designs and get our games published. Whether they are just starting out or have published titles under their belt, we expect our members to be serious about development and actively pursuing projects. Be prepared to receive a lot of pressure to continually iterate and improve your prototypes. Be prepared for (occasionally soul-crushing) constructive criticism on your mechanics, theme, components, or business plan.
This Meetup group also features meetings cross-posted from other design and playtesting organizations. We currently list information from the Colorado Game Designer's Guild (CGDG) who coordinate events through facebook. ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoGDG/ ) We also list design and playtesting events independently hosted by Board Game Republic. ( https://www.boardgamerepublic.com )