PlaytestNW is a group of game designers looking to bring tabletop games and game design to the masses. Join us at our 11 monthly events and 5 local conventions. All our events at playtestNW are run by volunteers and the game designers themselves. Learn more about our different events:


Playtest & demo Events

Game designers can sign up to playtest their prototype game at one of the many events we hold around the NW. Table space at each event is limited.

To reserve a spot for your game:  1) Register your prototype (if you haven't already) and then 2) RSVP to specific Meetup event you wish to attend and 3) post the game(s) you'll be bringing in the comments. 

Design workshop & jams

Sometimes starting is half the battle. Our Game Design Workshop and Game Design Work Jam events are aimed at sharing game design tips with those new to tabletop game design. 

These semi-regular events are intended to help you work on your game (no matter what stage) in a collaborative environment with other game designers.



Our convention events are a ton of fun! Enjoy hours of playtesting each day, different games to play all weekend, and our popular playtester raffle where you can win prizes for playtesting games at our booth!

Join us at these conventions:

  • March 1 - 4, 2018 Emerald City Comic Con
  • August 24 - 26, 2018 Dragonflight
  • Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2018 PAXWest
  • October 6 - 7, 2018 GeekGirlCon