Game Designers


Then reserve a table at one of our events.

Then check out our scheduled events. Drop-ins are welcome!


Based out of Seattle, playtestNW is a collective of designers with the sole mission of bringing enjoyment through tabletop games to the masses. Our playtestNW events wouldn't be the same without the generous help of the eager gamers and game designers who volunteer their time for event hosting and community outreach. 

Director of Events, Seattle | Nicole Jekich 
Designer Relations | Alice Davis, Matt Jacobs, Levi Mote, Sara Sharp, Thomas Gutschmidt
Website Manager | Luke Turpeinen
Event Host | Greg Farnsworth, David MacKenzie, Shawn Stankewich, Beau Johnson

And, more importantly, playtestNW is all of you! We rely on the time and thoughtful feedback of playtesters in the Pacific Northwest. Please join us at one of our many events!

Core Values


Friends of playtestNW

We're happy to collaborate with and support the following:

Designing Cardboard - A tabletop game design blog by Matthew Gravelyn.

Daily Magic Games - A designer-friendly and customer-focused publisher specializing in casual tabletop games.

Flatout Games - A tabletop game design collaborative and creators of the Flatout at the Table podcast. 

One Thousand XP - Purveyor of mighty fine podcasts, videos, and games.