Playtest Zone (Organised by Playtest UK)
The Playtest Zone is an area specifically designed to allow game designers and members of the public test new games that are still in the design phase of their production. Designers can book a playtest slot to bring a prototype and get feedback from everyone who plays their game. This is an open event and free to entry for designers and testers alike and runs in the trade hall during opening hours.
- If you have a board game or card game prototype that you want to playtest at UK Games Expo visit our Book a Playtest Slot page to find reserve a slot.
- Just sit down to play new games
- Give your feedback.
- Prototypes will be in various genres and difficulties; there should be something for everyone to try. No sign-up necessary.
- Playtest feedback forms will be provided on the day on request.
All playtesters who play a prototype will be entered into a draw for games prizes.
The Playtest Zone is part of UKGE's Publisher-Designer Track
Playtest UK is a friendly group of board/card game designers and playtesters that meet regularly in London, Cambridge, Newcastle, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds, Enfield, Bath, Norwich, Edinburgh and Reading, Birmingham, Sheffield, Oxford, Bristol, Dundee, Cornwall, Southampton and SE London.. (It’s free to join and attend.)
The gamers get to play new games before they are published, give their input and maybe get a playtesting credit. The designers gain valuable feedback to help them develop their games further.