Monday, 20 February 2012

UK Games Expo Trailer

While organising the Playtest involvement in this year's UK Games Expo, I noticed that they had a trailer with footage from last year.

Check it out on youtube:

Playtest beauties Brett and Brian can be seen at 1:45. Thankfully the cameraman only risked filming the back of Rob's head in case of lens fracture.

More details of Playtest's involvement with UK Games Expo 2012 to follow shortly.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Meetup Sunday 18th March

In March, our regular Playtest (London) meetup will be on the third Sunday (18th March) in the upstairs bar.
We have welcomed lots of new playtesters since the start of 2012 and the decision to go monthly. Come along and enjoy the fun.

We will be hosted by London on Board at the Old Star pub,
opposite St. James' Park tube station. (See map)

Games to be playtested: (TBC)

Commodity(W/T): an economic card game for 2-4 players

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to playtest your prototype at this event.
(contact'at' please replace 'at' with the appropriate symbol).

Monday, 13 February 2012

Meetup Debrief

Great turnout yesterday for the February Playtest meetup. Thanks to newcomers Chris, Rita, Julia, Jonathan and Gavin, as well as regulars Rob, Lawrence, Brian, Matt and Chris.

Lots of prototypes played:
Tri-realm, the London Game, Space Armada, Wandering Monks and Steeplechase.
It was a very diverse session: from Gavin's party game made from wood to Rob's simple card game. Matt playtested his new eurogame design and Lawrence had us engaged in epic space battles and then a fantasy-themed fight for resources.

Looking forward to seeing what the next Playtest meetup in March will include.

(Note: March's meetup will be on the third Sunday of the month.)