Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425, USA
Parking is free at the hotel for attendees. You may ignore any signs that ask you to scan a QR code to pay for parking.
Contact the hotel and let them know you're there for Protospiel MN to get a discount room rate of $99 per night or click here to book a room online. Discounted rooms are available until the block sells out or they expire on January 11th.
|Now at a new, larger venue!
|Minnesota Valley Ballroom @ Hilton MSP Airport Hotel
|Just 2 miles East of our former venue.
|Designer - Full Weekend
|Playtester - Full Weekend
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!
By attending the convention, you agree to abide by our policies. Covid vaccinations are not a requirement this year. See the policies page for full details.
|Thank you to all of our fantastic sponsors!
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.