Where games come to be played & tested!
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What Is A Protospiel Event? If you are a game designer looking to get professional level feedback from other designers there is no better place to get that feedback. Games in all stages of completion are welcome. 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.
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.
How does it work? Protospiel uses a free-flowing, attendee-driven format: show up, introduce yourself, sit at a table, play some games. There is no formal structure to the event, other than having a room filled with tables for everyone to use. Of course, taking time to network, talk shop, grab a meal, etc., with those you meet is highly encouraged as well. (Check out the great Protospiel 101 list, put together by Scot Eaton, at the bottom of this page.)
What games will be there? Once you are registered, use the "Prototypes" link at the top of this page to add the games you will be bringing and see the list of the games others have already added. You can even "like" the prototypes you are interested in seeing during the weekend, and leave playtester feedback after you've played them.
Any other questions? Use the links in the "Contact Us" section on the right to ask any further questions you might have about this event.