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.

In-Store 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

Local Conventions

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.