Tabletop Game Designer Registration
PlaytestNW was created specifically to help designers get their games in front of as many playtesters as possible. We'd love to have you join us at a demo event and the first step to making that happen is to register your game for our demo database.
PlaytestNW is a sort of co-op for tabletop game designers. Being a member is free and gives you the opportunity to demo your games at our regular store, coffeehouse, and library events.
PlaytestNW runs many playtest events every month at a variety of game stores, cafes, coffeehouses, and libraries in the greater Seattle/Bellevue area. Some are as small as two or three tables and a handful of playtesters, while others can have as many as fifteen demo tables and up to a hundred playtesters over the course of the event. Here are some of the venues we work with.
Blue Highway Games, Queen Anne in Seattle
Uncle's Games, Redmond
Around The Table Gamer Pub, Lynnwood
Wayward Coffeehouse, Roosevelt, Seattle
MeltingTop Games, Lynnwood
PlaytestNW presents playtesting events and a playtester raffle at six local game conventions every year.
CascadeCon in Bellingham, WA
Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA
Evergreen Tabletop Expo in Seattle, WA
Dragonflight in Bellevue, WA
PAX West in Seattle, WA
GeekGirlCon in Seattle WA
We're able to host these events because conventions know that playtesting prototypes is a big draw for board gamers. Additionally, the buzz and activity of having tables full of engaged and enthusiastic gamers helps them secure a good experience at their convention.