What we're about

playtestNW runs numerous playtesting events all across the Greater Seattle area. We visit game stores, coffeehouses, libraries and gamer pubs to bring you new games and eager game designers looking for YOU to help them make their games better.

We test all sorts of new games – you may play a Eurogame at one event and three light card games at another. No two events are ever the same, but at every event you can expect some confusion, some "Ah-ha!" moments, some laughs, and some serious contemplation of game mechanics. With your help we're the game designers are hoping to find out what's good and what's broken.

So, if you like learning new games that no one has ever heard of and you like getting your fingers into the fiddly-bits to see what happens when you adjust this rule or change that mechanic, then you'll have a good time at a playtestNW event.

Upcoming events (4+)

Livestream Chat on Twitch (Guest or Topic TBA)

Online event

Every Tuesday @7pm PST on Twitch!

Hosts Beau and Nicole invite a game designer guest to share in a fireside-style chat or discuss a current game design related topic.

This Week's Guest or Topic:
TBA

Type your questions in chat or comment below to be part of the Q&A!

Follow and Subscribe:
If you want to be notified when PlaytestNW goes live, be sure to Follow our Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/playtestnw). You can also watch most recent past recorded broadcasts from our channel too!

There are more guests, topics, and events to come! Twitch runs on your interactions, questions, and suggestions so let us know what you want to see!

Playtesting Games on Discord, TTS

Online event

Join us every Sunday at 10am PDT on Discord! We welcome our hosts, admins, game designers, playtesters, and others to log in and playtest games and also talk with each other about their games, goals, and how we can help each other during this time of separation.

Join a Playtest!
Sign up to playtest your game on our spreadsheet below. Input all information and make sure you're signed up for the right date!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KlP7-ueGbwSXOHWREI-nQC0gb0GsUSaDQBfuLJjPNK0/edit?usp=sharing

First Time?
We recommend signing up as a playtester or spectating and getting your bearings in the server. Sign up on the spreadsheet listed above so we know how many players we'll have.

Spectate!
We'll try to live stream all games in progress so you can always see what people are playing if you don't have time to sit in on a full playtest.

Join a Discussion or Channel!
We have multiple discussions on Discord from news, events, game design contests, tech questions and more!

We're all new at Discord and figuring out how to playtest in the digital space. Ask questions about Discord and digital playtesting below or in the Discord chats. Until we can playtest in stores again, we'll continue to build the tabletop PlaytestNW community online!

Livestream Chat on Twitch (Guest or Topic TBA)

Online event

Every Tuesday @7pm PST on Twitch!

Hosts Beau and Nicole invite a game designer guest to share in a fireside-style chat or discuss a current game design related topic.

This Week's Guest or Topic:
TBA

Type your questions in chat or comment below to be part of the Q&A!

Follow and Subscribe:
If you want to be notified when PlaytestNW goes live, be sure to Follow our Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/playtestnw). You can also watch most recent past recorded broadcasts from our channel too!

There are more guests, topics, and events to come! Twitch runs on your interactions, questions, and suggestions so let us know what you want to see!

Playtesting Games on Discord, TTS

Online event

Join us every Sunday at 10am PDT on Discord! We welcome our hosts, admins, game designers, playtesters, and others to log in and playtest games and also talk with each other about their games, goals, and how we can help each other during this time of separation.

Join a Playtest!
Sign up to playtest your game on our spreadsheet below. Input all information and make sure you're signed up for the right date!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KlP7-ueGbwSXOHWREI-nQC0gb0GsUSaDQBfuLJjPNK0/edit?usp=sharing

First Time?
We recommend signing up as a playtester or spectating and getting your bearings in the server. Sign up on the spreadsheet listed above so we know how many players we'll have.

Spectate!
We'll try to live stream all games in progress so you can always see what people are playing if you don't have time to sit in on a full playtest.

Join a Discussion or Channel!
We have multiple discussions on Discord from news, events, game design contests, tech questions and more!

We're all new at Discord and figuring out how to playtest in the digital space. Ask questions about Discord and digital playtesting below or in the Discord chats. Until we can playtest in stores again, we'll continue to build the tabletop PlaytestNW community online!

Past events (807)

Playtesting Games on Discord, TTS

Online event

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