Protospiel MN 2023

Protospiel MN 2023


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Bloomington, MN

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Best Western Plus Bloomington Hotel

1901 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425, USA

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  (952) 854-8200

Call the direct number to book a sleeping room reservation and mention that you are with "Protospiel MN 2023" to get a special $115/night rate, or click here to book your room online. Discounted room block expires on December 19th.

Welcome to Protospiel Minnesota 2023!

Where games come to be played & tested!

>>> Click here for the Protospiel MN 2024 page! <<<

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Badges and Pricing

Badge Type Price
Designer - Full Weekend $65
Playtester - Full Weekend $15
Price includes sales tax. Service fees charged separately.
If you represent a publisher that published games by at least two different freelance designers in the last two years, you may qualify for a free Publisher Badge. Please Contact Us for more details.

Prototypes List

Don't forget to add the games you are bringing to the Prototypes List so other attendees can have time to get excited about them!

Thank you to all of our fantastic sponsors!

About Protospiel

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, visit the Prototypes 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.