Monday, 5 August 2013

London Meetup Sunday 18th August

The August London Meetup will be on Sunday 18th August from 1pm to 8pm at the Jugged Hare pub, Victoria.

Following hot on the heels of the Nine Worlds Convention public playtesting will be the August meetup. All the holiday hours spent idling by the pool can now be used for game design. Don't leave home without your ideas notebook.

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):

Chocolate Trader - strategy game about chocolate factories, 30-40 mins, 3-4 players (Lawrence Davies)
Send in the Clowns - 2 x card game rules for kids/ adults, 2 x 30 mins, 2-4-6 players (Andrew Bond)
Deckchairs - tile-laying race game, 60 mins, 2-4 players (Andrew Bond)
Hold the Front Page - newspaper industry game, 90-120 mins, 2--4-6 players (Andrew Bond)
Eternal Gateway - fantasy/ medieval game, 45-60 mins, 4 players (Andy Yiangou)
Robofactory - economic game about robot-building, 90 mins, 2-6 players (Carlos Moreno Serrano)
Guilds of Florence - worker programming game, 90 mins, 2-6 players (Carlos Moreno Serrano)
Caterwaul, battling tribes of cats, 30 mins, 2 players (Mo Holkar)
Mystery Prototype - 90 mins, Details to follow (Ben Neumann)
Cricket Prototype - new version of deck-building sports game, 60 mins, 2-4 players (Chris Taylor-Davies)
Cursed Temple - sneaky queue manipulation game, 30 mins, 3-4 players (Andrew Rowse)
Dexikon - deck-building spelling game, 50 mins, 3-4 players (Andrew Rowse)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Playtest UK @ Nine Worlds Convention 2013

Calling all budding games designers and playtesters!

Playtest UK will be running a playtesting event 
at the Nine Worlds Convention 2013 August 10th-11th.

This is a new convention, which was funded through Kickstarter and has a very varied programme from gaming to Harry Potter academia. The playtesting will take place in the Connaught Room at the Radisson Blu Edwardia Hotel, Heathrow from 10am until 6pm each day.

The aim of the event is to bring designers and playtesters together to play games, encourage feedback and to help create better games.

If you have game prototype that you would like to put in front of players, please bring it along. There will be feedback forms provided.

Do you like to play games? Do you know what makes a good game fun? Your opinions could help to develop the prototypes and perhaps lead to a playtesting credit in a published game.

Feel free to contact me for more details at contact 'at'