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playtestNW runs numerous playtesting events all across the Greater Seattle area. We visit game stores, coffeehouses, 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.

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playtestNW Events

Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 12:00 PM

    MOX Boarding House

    6 Playtesters

    Join us at MOX Boarding House from Noon to 5pm to playtest all sorts of new tabletop game prototypes from local game designers. Help them make their games better and... Learn more

  • July 16 · 2:00 PM

    Wayward Coffeehouse in Seattle

    2 Playtesters

    We have a great time testing out new games that are under development and we hope you'll join us! Playtesters are the most important facet of game development and this... Learn more

  • July 15 · 12:00 PM

    Round The Table

    6 Playtesters

    Join us at Round The Table Gamer Pub  from Noon to 5pm to playtest all sorts of new tabletop game prototypes from local game designers. Help them make their games better... Learn more

  • July 8 · 1:00 PM

    Blue Highway Games

    6 Playtesters | 5.00

    We'll be gathering at Blue Highway Games in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood to playtest new game prototypes from local game designers. Here are the games we'll be... Learn more

  • June 25 · 12:00 PM

    Dragon's Hoard Games

    2 Playtesters

    We'll be gathering at Dragon's Hoard Game Shop in Silverdale, WA on the fourth Sunday of each month to playtest new game prototypes from local game designers.... Learn more

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