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 Sunday at 10am 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!

Blue Highway Games

Blue Highway Games

Join us every 1st Saturday at Blue Highway Games in Seattle from 1pm to 5pm to playtest prototype board games from indie tabletop game designers. If you love playing board games or want to learn more about the game design process, this event is for you! Enjoy an afternoon of playing games, sharing your feedback, and meeting indie game designers in our community. Please RSVP so we can see you there! Drop-ins are most welcome! Game Designers: to reserve your spot for your game, please make sure your game is registered on our website and then post a comment about the game you're bringing. We reserve 4 tables for game designers at this event, but we’ll do our best to accommodate all designers that bring a game to playtest. Table 1: Host Table 2: (Comment Below) Table 3: (Comment Below) Table 4: (Comment Below) We look forward to seeing you at the event!

PlaytestNW on Discord

Online event

Join us every Sunday at 10am 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!

Playtesting at Mox Boarding House Seattle (Postponed!)

Mox Boarding House

(Postponed event, but will update when event is able to be publicly hosted!) Join us every 2nd Saturday at Mox Boarding House Seattle in the Ballard neighborhood from 12pm to 4pm to playtest prototype board games from indie tabletop game designers. If you love playing board games or want to learn more about the game design process, this event is for you! Enjoy an afternoon of playing games, sharing your feedback, and meeting indie game designers in our community. Please RSVP so we can see you there! Drop-ins are most welcome! Game Designers: to reserve your spot for your game, please make sure your game is registered on our website and then post a comment about the game you're bringing. We try to reserve at least 4-6 tables for game designers at this event, but we’ll do our best to accommodate all designers that bring a game to playtest. Some events at Mox may have more tables or be held in the Tournament Room, but that isn't guaranteed. If you have any questions, check with the host of the event. Table 1: Host - Beau (Very Best Friend Games) Table 2: (Comment Below) Table 3: (Comment Below) We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Past events (680)

Twitch Chat feat Cat Quartet Games

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