Events are FREE for Playtesters

PlaytestNW hosts playtest events at board game stores, cafes, coffeehouses, and conventions throughout the Greater Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland areas. Smaller events feature three or four game designers showing off their games to get your verbal and written feedback. Larger events can have a dozen designers... or more!

Our events are always completely FREE for playtesters and we give away free games at the larger events to show our appreciation for your valuable assistance. If our event is inside of a convention, playtesters will have to pay for a convention badge, but our event within the convention is free to attendees.

There's nothing more valuable to a game designer than a gamer willing to test their new game idea and offer fresh insights into game-play dynamics and prototype presentations. As soon as you sit down at the table you're "on the team" and your experience and feedback are golden. If you're eager to try out tabletop games still in development and help the designers to make each game the best it can be, you're in the right place.

Check our events calendar and make your plans.

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Get Involved

At playtestNW we believe in Building Better Games - and the only way we can do that is if we get your valuable feedback. Aside from coming to our events and filling out feedback forms, some designers are always looking for groups of players to test their games on a regular basis. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Designers will post here when they're looking for players. 

Another benefit of following us on Facebook and Twitter is to make sure you're notified when one of the games you've helped test is launching on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter or when a game is available at retail.