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 (5)

PlaytestNW on Discord

Online event

Join us every Saturday starting at 4pm PST 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. Learn Discord! Our admins and hosts will be online to answer questions about the platform, help you with how to setup playtest tables, and socialize online about games and more. We'll have text chat and voicechat (preferred) available. Join a Playtest! Post below if you have a game that needs playtesting and we'll set you up on a table during this time. Please have your links ready for Tabletopia and Tabletop Simulator games! 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. Join us, ask questions, and help us build the tabletop playtest community online!

PlaytestNW on Discord

Online event

Join us every Saturday starting at 4pm PST 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. Learn Discord! Our admins and hosts will be online to answer questions about the platform, help you with how to setup playtest tables, and socialize online about games and more. We'll have text chat and voicechat (preferred) available. Join a Playtest! Post below if you have a game that needs playtesting and we'll set you up on a table during this time. Please have your links ready for Tabletopia and Tabletop Simulator games! 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. Join us, ask questions, and help us build the tabletop playtest community online!

PlaytestNW on Discord

Online event

Join us every Saturday starting at 4pm PST 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. Learn Discord! Our admins and hosts will be online to answer questions about the platform, help you with how to setup playtest tables, and socialize online about games and more. We'll have text chat and voicechat (preferred) available. Join a Playtest! Post below if you have a game that needs playtesting and we'll set you up on a table during this time. Please have your links ready for Tabletopia and Tabletop Simulator games! 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. Join us, ask questions, and help us build the tabletop playtest community online!

PlaytestNW on Discord

Online event

Join us every Saturday starting at 4pm PST 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. Learn Discord! Our admins and hosts will be online to answer questions about the platform, help you with how to setup playtest tables, and socialize online about games and more. We'll have text chat and voicechat (preferred) available. Join a Playtest! Post below if you have a game that needs playtesting and we'll set you up on a table during this time. Please have your links ready for Tabletopia and Tabletop Simulator games! 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. Join us, ask questions, and help us build the tabletop playtest community online!

Past events (658)

PlaytestNW on Discord

Online event

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