Protospiel Michigan 2022


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Chelsea, Michigan

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Chelsea Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center

1645 Commerce Park Dr, Chelsea, MI 48118, USA

Time zone: America/Detroit (UTC {{ '2022-07-15 13:00:00' | timezone_offset: 'America/Detroit' }})

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  (734) 433-8000

There's a (small) block of hotel rooms available.


Welcome to Protospiel Michigan!

Protospiel is an event where you can bring a board or card game prototype to play with other designers, play testers, and publishers. It's a great way to break your game and to fix it. It doesn't matter what level of polish your game has. Many games are made right on the spot at Protospiel using the free prototyping materials provided by The Game Crafter. But there are also many games there that are just doing final testing just before they are published or put out on Kickstarter.

After a COVID hiatus, we're back on in Chelsea, Michigan in May of 2022!

Who is Protospiel for?

If you want to play games in any state of development, then Protospiel is for you. If you want to get your own designs played, then Protospiel is for you. If you are looking to come to promote a complete game and never play anybody else's game, then Protospiel is not for you.

Game Designers

If you are a game designer looking to get professional level feedback from other designers there is no better place to get that feedback. With dozens of other designers in attendance you'll have the opportunity to play test your designs many times through-out the weekend. And the friendships you'll make will last a lifetime.

Game Players

If you're a gamer who likes to try out new things, then Protospiel is also likely the best experience you'll have. You'll get to see dozens if not hundreds of new designs in a single weekend. Plus you'll get to shape them before they hit the shelves of stores or the pages of Kickstarter.

For more information about Protospiel in general, check out

What is Protospiel Like?

Reader, Protospiel is delightful. If you're a designer, a decent rule of thumb is that you'll spend about 40% of your time getting your game prototype(s) playtested, about 40% of the time playtesting others' prototypes, and 20% of your time networking, making friends, learning, and getting inspired.

What if my Game Isn't Finished Enough for Protospiel?

No Game Is Too Unfinished For Protospiel.™

That said, we're running a family friendly shop here. Games with explicit adult themes and the like are probably best playtested elsewhere.

Badge Prices

An all-weekend (Friday-Sunday) badge costs $60. A single-day badge (Friday or Saturday only) costs $30. Publishers get in for free. (Email is us if you're a publisher!)

You can buy tickets here!

COVID-19 Vaccination Required

To attend Protospiel Michigan 2022 you are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19. If you are not vaccinated do not come or you will be turned away. No refunds will be processed for turning away people without the vaccine.