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+)

Around The Table Game Pub

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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 and earn discount tickets for game purchases at Round The Table. Round The Table is a full-service cafe and ice cream parlor with a well-stocked selection of craft coffees and brews. Please RSVP so we can see you there!

Wayward Coffeehouse in Seattle

Wayward Coffeehouse

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 is YOUR chance to give your feedback directly to the game designers. This event is being held at 6417 Roosevelt Way NE #104 Seattle, WA 98115 at the SW corner Roosevelt & 65th. Wayward Coffeehouse serves a great selection of drinks and eats so you're sure to find something to answer your rumbling tummy while you're playtesting games.

MeltingTop Games

MeltingTop Games

Join us at MeltingTop Games in Lynnwood from 1pm to 5pm to playtest tabletop game prototypes from local game designers. Your feedback will help designers improve their games. Merchandise Discount! All participants at this event receive 5% off on a single, in-stock item at MeltingTop Games (valid during event only). Free Game Giveaway! All participants at this event also are entered into a raffle to win a game giveaway. There will be a single raffle drawing at 5pm. Please RSVP so we can see you there! Designers: in order to reserve your spot, please post a comment indicating which game you're bringing.

Blue Highway Games

Blue Highway Games

We'll be gathering at Blue Highway Games in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood to playtest new game prototypes from local game designers. Please RSVP so we can see you there!

Past events (573)

Uncle's Games

Uncle's Games at Redmond Town Center

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