TantrumCon 2023


Come play a game that is not yet on the market OR bring your prototype for others to play!


Play a prototype and receive a raffle ticket to win prizes donated by our designers! There will be a drawing at the end of the day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. PLUS every playtester will receive a game of their choice from the reward table while supplies last.

Here is the schedule for this area: SCHEDULE-Camp-Prototype.jpg DESIGNERS:

You may request a time to have a table to show/play test your prototype at TantrumCon. The times are

Fri 9:30am - 12:30pm

Fri 1pm - 4pm

Fri 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Sat 9:30am - 12:30pm

Sat 1pm - 4pm

Sat 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Games must have functioning pieces and must not be published. Advertising flyers, business cards, requests to join mailing lists, and prizes may be given out at the table, but no sales or exchange of funds/goods.


Upload your prototype to our PROTOTYPE LISTING

Send an email to johnny.jewell@gmail.com with your name, email address, phone number, and the name of your game. John will contact you to schedule a time for your game(s)

Create a sales sheet to put on the front table at Camp Prototype. This will allow players and publishers to have your contact information for the future.

Contribute games and/or gamer items for our raffle giveaway schedules for 8pm on Saturday in the Camp Prototype area!

Advertise on social media that you will be showing your prototype at TantrumCon! We will tell our publishers that you will be here, emailing a link to the above page for them to peruse before the event, plus we will send them the prototype schedule the week before the convention starts.


Please check out the prototypes HERE Click on the "I'm Interested" tab and come see the game at the scheduled time. Or, stop by the Camp Prototype area ANYTIME to pick up a sales sheets for all of our games. To view all of the prototypes that will be at the show right now, click here.


This year TantrumCon will spotlight creators and game designers in some brand news ways! We're teaming up with the organizers of ProtoATL to build an experience that will feature a workshop by Pat Marino from The Op. Next we have a prototype "Shark Tank" event that we're calling Proto-Tank where designers can put that practice into action!


On Saturday at 11 a.m., make your plans to attend our Pitch Tune-Up Workshop where you'll learn the core principles of creating a strong pitch, techniques for explaining your game concepts clearly and concisely, and how to create intrigue and genuine interest in your game! Bring your existing prototypes or attend just for the free coaching. This workshop will provide valuable feedback from designers and publishers in the industry. The Workshop is FREE but please register in early February when Event Registration opens. Note: Workshop is free with the purchase of a TantrumCon Badge.


We will be hosting our Prototype Shark Tank show at 2pm on Saturday. The show will give board game designers an opportunity to present their games live and in-person to a panel of industry gurus as well as a live audience. There is a cost of $25 per game pitched at this event. You'll get to Pitch your game for two minutes, then our "sharks" (designers, publishers, and media personalities) will ask questions about your gameā€”helping you to put your best foot forward. Prizes will be awarded for our favorite 3 prototypes including tickets to ProtoATL, swag from The Game Crafter, one-on-one coaching, and more! Prototypes of all levels of completion are welcome.

To purchase a Proto-Tank ticket please CLICK HERE