Monday, 16 December 2013

December London Meetup 2013 Debrief

Despite the rainy weather and lure of Christmas shopping, a dedicated group of playtesters came to enjoy a lovely afternoon playing games and getting feedback and comments on their designs at the December London meetup for Playtest UK. Prototypes included crazy party games, quick dice games and strategic wizard duels and many more. We welcomed 3 new attendees this month: Alex, Evie and Ivan.

Here are some photos of the event:

Sunday, 1 December 2013

London Meetup Sunday 15th December

The December London Meetup will be on Sunday 15th December from 1pm to 8pm at the Jugged Hare pub, Victoria.

The last London Playtest meetup of the year and a chance for some Xmas drinks before the holiday season.

If you've designed a game, bring it along and give it a play or just enjoy playing other people's prototypes in a friendly and constructive atmosphere. Everyone is welcome.

If you would like to bring along a new design, contact Rob Harris (Organiser) and your game will be added to the provisional list. 

We have pre-registration to make the sessions run more smoothly. Designers are encouraged to pre-register their games to be playtested before the meetup by leaving a message on the meetup page or contacting Rob Harris (Organiser).

You are still welcome to bring along other designs on the day, but time slots will first of all be allocated to pre-registered games.

More details:

We also have a guild at

Some of the games to be playtested (TBC):

Newsy - current affairs party game, 30 mins, 3 teams of 2 players (Alunga)
Aliens Invade the Earth - flying saucers attacking our planet, 60 mins, 1-6 players (Phil Richardson)
Dragon Races - light-to-medium-weight dragon racing game, 60-90 mins, 3-6 players (Chris Keating)
Chocolate Factory - confectionery-themed economic strategy game, 90 mins, 4 players (Lawrence Davies)
Sage - abstract strategy game, 45 mins, 2 players (Selim Talat)
Hole of DOOM - spinning tops, 15 mins, 4 players (Samuel Murray-Birnbaum)
Blockbusters - dexterity, flicking/ blocking game, 10 mins, 2 players (Samuel Murray-Birnbaum)
Thirteen - abstract area control game, 20 mins, 4 players (Gavin Birnbaum)
Dice Prototype - quick dice rolling duel, 5-10 mins, 2 players (Rob Harris)
Can You Do This? - a party game, 15 mins, 2-4-6 players, blind playtest (Behrooz Shahriari)
New Prototype - Re-design competition entry, 60 mins, ? players (Behrooz Shahriari)
Monumentum - a card and board game where players control powerful summoners, 60 mins, 2 players x 2? (Harvey Patchett-Joyce)
3D Reversi - abstract strategy game, small 15-20 mins / large 35-50 mins, 2 players (Gokce Balkan)
Doomsday - evil genius card game, 30 mins, 2-4 players (Chris Leigh)