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Omaha, Nebraska

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Sheraton Omaha Hotel

655 N 108th Ave, Omaha, NE 68154, USA

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Protospiel conventions bring together board game designers and players to playtest unreleased prototypes which are under development. We are excited to bring you Omaha's first Protospiel June 1-3, 2018 at the Sheraton Omaha Hotel.


Protospiel events are conventions for game designers to test their prototype games. If you have a work-in-progress prototype you'd like to get feedback on, this is one of the very best ways to do it. This is also an ideal way to get last looks before setting a meeting with a publisher or launching a Kickstarter campaign.

Here's what to expect: A bunch of designers and playtesters in a room of open-play tables, informally taking turns playing each other's games and providing feedback. There are no assigned tables or schedules. Just bring your games and get them played, then reciprocate by playing other designers' games.


If you're a gamer and would love a chance to play new games and shape their direction before you can buy them, sign up to be a playtester. Get a look behind the curtain at games under development and maybe play the next big thing before it's launched. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, playtester badges will be FREE to the public with pre-registration.


Protospiel Omaha is produced by Spielbound, the only nonprofit dedicated to improving communities though play of board games. Spielmasons is Spielbound's game design group and has several members who have already published games and won a number of game design competitions. They meet weekly in Spielbound's game library and invite all to present and/or test original game designs for constructive feedback. As frequent attendees of board game design conventions, we are excited to host the inaugural Protospiel Omaha and provide both designers and playtesters with a great experience.


Type Duration Price
Designer Weekend $55
Designer One Day $25
Player Weekend FREE with pre-registration, $5 at door
Press Weekend Complimentary / email us:
Publisher Weekend Complimentary / see explanation below*

* To qualify for a free Publisher's Badge you must have published a game by a designer other than yourself within the last two years and are actively looking for another game design. Please email and include the type(s) of games you're looking for in your request.

Designer badges are limited and expected to sell out. Player weekend badges are $5 at the door and may be purchased at the door with cash or credit card. No checks will be accepted.


Protospiel Omaha will be held in the Dodge Ballroom at the Sheraton Omaha Hotel. We've secured a block of rooms for the convention at a special rate of $99 per night. This rate will only be available for a limited time, so get your reservation in quickly!

Reserve your hotel room here:

Hotel Registration - Sheraton Omaha.


You're on your own for meals. The hotel has a bar/grill located on site and we'll have complimentary coffee, tea and water.



Bright Banner Games

Water Bear Games

The Game Crafter

To sponsor Protospiel Omaha 2018, please email

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