We have been steadily growing since 2010, when Playtest UK first became a public group. Starting from a handful of designers and playtesters, we now have regular groups in London, Cambridge, Newcastle, Cardiff, Brighton, Leeds and Enfield.
A big thank you to all of the regional organisers and members, who have helped Playtest UK to become an important part of the national games community in the UK.
The group also helps to run playtesting events at several of the major gaming conventions, such as the UK Games Expo, Dragonmeet & Geek.
Each year, more members use Playtest UK to help them win design competitions or get their games published. Most recently:
Elysium (Brett Gilbert & Matthew Dunstan/ Space Cowboys),
Pocket Imperium (David J. Mortimer/ LudiCreations)
Extra! Extra! (Andrew Bond / Mayfair Games)
and several more besides.
We've got big plans for the future of Playtest UK, with more playtesting available to members and new innovations to benefit the games design community.