Geek Girl Con
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Geek Girl Con

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...

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Emerald City Comic Con 2018
Mar
1
to Mar 4

Emerald City Comic Con 2018

  • Washington State Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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

Designers: Email the event host, David MacKenzie, to get the scheduling link.

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PAX West 2018
Aug
31
to Sep 3

PAX West 2018

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

 

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Raygun Lounge in Seattle
Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Raygun Lounge in Seattle

We'll be gathering at the Raygun Lounge in Capitol Hill for an afternoon of prototype playtesting. 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, Sam Strick, to reserve a demo table.

 

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MOX Boarding House in Bellevue
Jul
22
12:00pm12:00pm

MOX Boarding House in Bellevue

Join us at MOX Boarding House from Noon to 5pm to playtest all sorts of new tabletop game prototypes from local game designers. Help them make their games better and have fun playing, too. 

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

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

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.

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

Skyway Library All Day Game Day!

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!
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Around The Table in Lynnwood
Jun
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Around The Table in Lynnwood

We'll be gathering at Around The Table Gamer's Pub in Lynnwood to playtest new game prototypes from local game designers.

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

Designers: The regular event host, David, will be attending Origins this day. We are in need of a volunteer host for this event! Please contact us if you can host.

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

More will be added as designers reserve their table spaces.

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Evergreen Tabletop Expo
Jun
2
to Jun 4

Evergreen Tabletop Expo

  • Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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PDXAGE '17 in Portland
May
5
to May 7

PDXAGE '17 in Portland

  • Columbia Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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GameStorm 19 in Portland
Mar
30
to Apr 2

GameStorm 19 in Portland

  • Red Lion Jantzen Beach (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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

UnPub 7 in Baltimore

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!

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

Card Kingdom in Ballard

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.

 

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Social Justice Game Jam
Feb
17
to Feb 19

Social Justice Game Jam

  • Living Computers: Museum + Labs (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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/

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OrcaCon in Everett
Jan
13
to Jan 15

OrcaCon in Everett

  • Holiday Inn Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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