Dragon's Hoard Games
May
28
12:00 pm12:00

Dragon's Hoard Games

  • Dragon's Hoard Game Shop

We'll be gathering at Dragon's Hoard Game Shop in Silverdale, WA to playtest new game prototypes from local game designers. 

Here are some of the games we'll be testing...

More will be added as designers reserve their table spaces. Here are some of the games we expect to play...

Evergreen Tabletop Expo
Jun
2
Jun 4

Evergreen Tabletop Expo

  • Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center

PlaytestNW is sponsoring the second annual LUCI award for game design, with final round judging to be held at ETX 2017. 

We'll also have eight tables for local game designers to demo their games on Saturday and Sunday. We'll post more news about this very soon.

Skyway Library All Day Game Day!
Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Skyway Library All Day Game Day!

  • Skyway Library

July 15, between the hours of 10am-5pm, table top games will be taking over Skyway Library! All Ages, All Games, All Day!!

PlaytestNW designers and playtesters are invited to attend this open event for tabletop games (published and unpublished). Designers are welcome to reserve space to demo their prototype. This event is family-friendly for all ages!

  • Designers: To reserve a space to demo your prototype, fill out the Skyway Library's Google Form. Thank you, Maggie Block of the Skyway Library, for organizing the event!
Dragonflight
Aug
25
Aug 27

Dragonflight

We'll be hosting six tables of local game designer prototype playtesting in our third year at Dragonflight on Friday August 25th to Sunday August 27st. Don't miss out on this gaming-only convention!

Here are some of the games we'll be playtesting...

PAX West
Sep
1
Sep 4

PAX West

  • Washington State Convention Center

Remember PAX Prime? Well, it's now PAX West, and playtestNW will be back for another LONG weekend of prototype game playtesting from local game designers. Last year we seated 800 playtesters and this year we're going to do even more!

Here are some of the games we'll be playtesting...

Geek Girl Con
Sep
30
Oct 1

Geek Girl Con

  • The Conference Center

Meet local game designers (both female and male) at our second appearance at Geek Girl Con. We'll be hosting six tables with prototype playtesting all weekend long!

Here are some of the games we'll be playtesting...


PDXAGE '17 in Portland
May
5
May 7

PDXAGE '17 in Portland

  • Columbia Conference Center

Join us at PDXAGE '17 (Portland's Analog Gaming Event) for a prototype playtesting demo event with more than a dozen designers and all the playtesters we can find!

Playtesters: Please RSVP on our Meetup.com event page. Note that you will need a PDXAGE convention badge to attend.

Designers: Find out more about paid PlaytestNW membership here.

Here are the games we'll be playing at PDXAGE.

GameStorm 19 in Portland
Mar
30
Apr 2

GameStorm 19 in Portland

  • Red Lion Jantzen Beach

GameStorm has its own playtesting provider, Game Lab, so PlaytestNW will not be in attendance. Please contact Game Lab as soon as possible to get your prototype game onto their playtesting schedule for GameStorm 19..

Our parent company, Daily Magic Games, will be demoing several upcoming games (Sailing Toward Osiris, Food Truck Champion, and Horizon) in the scheduled gaming halls during GameStorm. Please check the convention schedule if you'd like to participate in any of these games.

Game Designers who'd like to get their own near-finished games onto the GameStorm schedule, can do so through this link: 

http://schedule.gamestorm.org/index.html

Note: you will need to register for a GameStorm account first:

http://www.gamestorm.org/wordpress/wp-login.php?action=register

Also, please note that GameStorm is being held in a new venue this year: 

Red Lion Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217

UnPub 7 in Baltimore
Mar
17
12:00 pm12:00

UnPub 7 in Baltimore

  • Baltimore Convention Center

While PlaytestNW will not be attending UnPub 7, our parent company, Daily Magic Games will be there! DMG will be showing off Sailing Toward Osiris and Horizons. If you're there, please look for Daily Magic Games and give these games a try!

Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle
Mar
3
Mar 5

Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle

  • washington state convention center

Join us for four days of prototype game playtesting with dozens of local game designers and more new games than you can shake a stick at. We'll be in "The Corral" at the south end of the 2nd floor of the Washington State Convention Center.

Here are some of the game's we'll be playtesting...

More will be added as designers reserve their table spaces.

Playtesters: Please RSVP on our Meetup.com event page. Note that you will need an Emerald City Comic Con convention badge to attend.

Designers: Paid members of PlaytestNW receive advance access to table reservations via email and a free convention badge with six or more hours of scheduled game demos and/or event hosting. Non-paid members will receive reservation access about 2 weeks prior to the event. Find out more about paid PlaytestNW membership here.

Raygun Lounge in Seattle
Feb
26
2:00 pm14:00

Raygun Lounge in Seattle

  • Raygun Lounge

We'll be gathering at the Raygun Lounge in Capitol Hill for an afternoon of prototype playtesting with hosts Nicole & Luke.

Here are some of the games we expect to play...

• More will be added as designers reserve their table spaces.

Raygun Lounge is a popular neighborhood game store and watering hole on Pine Street, convenient to Capitol Hill, First Hill, and Downtown Seattle.

Playtesters: RSVP through our event page on Meetup.com.

Designers: Email the event host, Nicole Jekich, to reserve a demo table.

 

Card Kingdom in Ballard
Feb
25
12:00 pm12:00

Card Kingdom in Ballard

  • Card Kingdom

We'll be gathering at Card Kingdom in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood to playtest new game prototypes from local game designers.

Here are some of the games we expect to play...

• More will be added as designers reserve their table space. 

Please RSVP so we can see you there! 

PLAYTESTERS: Please RSVP at our Meetup.com event page.

DESIGNERS: Please email the event host, Peter, to reserve table space.

 

Social Justice Game Jam
Feb
17
Feb 19

Social Justice Game Jam

  • Living Computers: Museum + Labs

We invite you to participate
in the Social Justice Game Jam


PlaytestNW will be helping out with the Board & Card Game section of this digital and analog game jam.

Every year 53% of the low income households in Washington face at least one civil legal problem without adequate legal assistance. Problems can range from predatory lending to foreclosure to various kinds of debt. There are many legal advocates helping those in need, however due to the difference in numbers not everyone gets the help they need.

This is where you come in. The Social Justice Game Jam is one of the first game jams aimed at creating games that address this problem. In this event we will be bringing together game developers and legal advocates to collaborate and create games that either directly teach skills or educate the public about current issues.

For those of you who prefer your games analog instead of digital we have you covered too, we will be providing materials for you to create your board or card games with the assistance of PlaytestNW.

Get Tickets
First head over to Eventbrite and register there, this is how we are keeping track of people. There is a suggested donation of $25 per person fee to cover food and drinks during the event.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-justice-game-jam-tickets-28235959515

 

Get On Itch
Once you have registered on Eventbrite head over to the jam page on itch.io. As much as possible we are going to use that as a platform to manage the games.
https://itch.io/jam/social-justice-game-jam

 

Get On Slack
After that hop over and join our Slack channel. It will be used pretty much all communications. Prior to the event we will be using it to keep people posted about updates and allow people to get to know each other ahead of time. During the Jam we will use it for announcements, meal calls, and anything else that comes up.
https://seattlegamejam.herokuapp.com/

MOX Boarding House in Bellevue
Feb
4
11:00 am11:00

MOX Boarding House in Bellevue

  • MOX Boarding House

Join us at MOX Boarding House from 11am to 4pm to playtest all sorts of new tabletop game prototypes from local game designers. Help them make their games better and have fun playing, too. 

Here are games we expect to play...

• More will be added as designers reserve their table space.

 

MOX Boarding House is a full-service game store and restaurant for all of your gaming and dining needs.

PLAYTESTERS: Please RSVP at our Meetup.com event page.

DESIGNERS: Please email the event host, David, to reserve table space.

Blue Highway Games in Seattle
Jan
14
1:00 pm13:00

Blue Highway Games in Seattle

  • Bluye 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.

Here are some of the games we expect to play...

HORIZONS by Levi Mote: 2 to 4 players, age 14+, 60 minutes, Main Mechanics: Modular Board, Engine Building, Resource Management, Area Control. A new star cluster has come to the Empire's attention and you've been chosen to explore the new systems, setting up energy and ore collectors, establishing colonies, and using alliances with alien races to achieve mission goals. Exert the most control in these systems and your rewards will be astounding.

PATHOS by Tim Denney and Joshua Du Chene: 2 players ages 10+. 10 to 15 minutes. Main Mechanics: Area Movement, Modular Board, Area Control. Build a route to your home base by adding bricks and moving units along the growing path. But watch out for your oponent, as they'll be trying to block your way and build their own path to victory.

FANTASTIC FACTORIES by Joseph Chen: 2 to 5 players, ages 13+. 45 to 60 minutes. Main Mechanics: Worker Placement, Dice Rolling, Resource Management, Tableau Building, Simultaneous Play. Build fantastic factories and out-produce other players as you roll dice, activate buildings, and synergistically assemble your empire like a well-oiled machine.

Playtesters: RSVP through our event page on Meetup.com.

Designers: Email the event host, David MacKenzie, to reserve a demo table.

OrcaCon in Everett
Jan
13
Jan 15

OrcaCon in Everett

  • Holiday Inn Downtown

While PlaytestNW will not be at OrcaCon, some of our game designer members will be. Sean Epperson will be demoing Click Click Boom and Tony Van Liew will be demoing Another Superhero Card Game. If you're attending OrcaCon, please seek them out and give their games a try.

Daily Magic Games HQ
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Daily Magic Games HQ

  • Daily Magic Games

We're having a small playtest event at the Daily Magic Games HQ in the Greenwood area of Seattle. This event is to playtest some of the Daily Magic Games currently in development. 

Here are games we expect to play...

  • SPACEWAYS: 2 to 5 players, age 14+, 60 minutes, Main Mechanics: Pickup & Deliver, Area Control. Fly your space freighter around the nearby solar systems, picking up diplomats, delivering colonist, smuggling cargo, and gathering mercenaries to hunt down hive invader ships wherever you find them. Spread your influence around the systems and be the most famous smuggler in the quadrant.

 

  • GUILDS OF VALERIA: 2 to 6 players, ages 14+, 60 minutes, Main Mechanics: Drafting, Set Collection. The magic, threats, and bribes flow like water when the guilds assemble to elect a new Grand Master. Gather the right supporters, spread magic and gold among the guilds, and misdirect your opponents over the three voting rounds and you could rise to power and fame among the Guilds of Valeria.

As with all events at the DMG HQ, we'll have free pizza and sodas for our playtesters!

Playtesters: RSVP through our event page on Meetup.com.

Origins 2016
Jun
15
Jun 19

Origins 2016

  • Greater Columbus Convention Center

While playtestNW will not be running an event at Origins, all of our staff will be at the show to run the Daily Magic Games booth in the exhibit hall. We'll be demoing Valeria: Card Kingdoms, Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge, and ManaSurge. Stop by booth 145 and say hi!