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Are you a board game designer looking to get feedback on your new games or pitch them to a publisher?

Are you a board game enthusiast who wants to be part of the creative process for unreleased titles?

Come join fellow designers and playtesters at this three-day board game development workshop and designer showcase.

Upon registering, please RSVP to the Facebook event as well. Proto ATL 2018

Proto ATL 2018 is officially SOLD OUT!


The content of the schedule is final, but the times may get adjusted. Stay tuned for updates.


  • 3pm: Hotel Check In (Courtyard Marriott- 1405 Mall of Georgia Blvd, Buford, GA 30519)

  • 7pm: Meet & Greet Dinner (Parma Tavern, 3350 Buford Drive Northeast #200, Buford, GA 30519)

  • 10pm: Cocktail Hour (Courtyard Marriott Hotel)

FRIDAY - May 4

  • 10am: Escape Room! (Paranoia Quest, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford GA 30519) Only ONE spot left! Sign up

  • 1pm: Proto ATL Officially Begins (PSI Headquarters, 2800 Vista Ridge Drive Suwanee, GA 30024)

  • 5pm: Iron Gamer Gameshow

  • 8:30pm: Sen-Foong Lim presents: "Building Relationships in the Gaming Community" a Step Up Your Game seminar

  • 9:30pm: Ken Shannon presents: "Elevator Pitch Workshop" a Step Up Your Game seminar

  • Midnight: End of Day 1


  • 9am: Proto ATL Day 2 Begins

  • Noon: PSI Warehouse Tour

  • 2pm: Eugene Bryant presents: "Understanding Contracts" a Step Up Your Game seminar

  • 3pm: Sen-Foong Lim presents: "Taking Your Game to the Next Level" a Step Up Your Game seminar

  • 5pm: "The Choice" Gameshow

  • 5:30pm: Pizza Party (sponsored by PSI)

  • Midnight: End of Day 2

SUNDAY - May 6

  • 7am: Farewell Breakfast (Location TBA)

  • 9am: Proto ATL Day 3 Begins

  • 3pm: Proto ATL Officially Ends


Proto ATL has a place for prototypes in every stage of development. If your game is "pitch ready" there are currently 23 publishers that will be attending.

If your game is still a work in progress, there will be plenty of fellow designers and playtesters in attendance eager to play your game and give you feedback.

We HIGHLY recommend listing all of the games you are considering bringing with you in our prototype database.

The playtesting portion of Proto ATL is conducted in a very similar fashion to a "Protospiel" event. Here is some information on how this all works.


Attending Publishers


The official event hotel is:

Courtyard Marriot (Buford/Mall of Georgia)

1405 Mall of Georgia Blvd, Buford, GA 30519

P: (678)745-3380

At this point, our room block is FULL. If you still need a room, here's a couple places you might consider:

Country Inn and Suites - Buford at Mall of Georgia

Fairfield Inn and Suites- Buford/Mall of Georgia

If you need people to room with, we'd recommend using the Facebook event page to coordinate that.