Wednesday 20 October 2021

Playtest Zone @ Dragonmeet 2021 - Booking open!

Saturday 4th December 2021

Playtest UK will be returning to Dragonmeet to run the Playtest Zone. Check out the website for more details.
Dragonmeet takes over both floors at the Novotel Hammersmith, London W6 8DR. We will be playtesting from 10am until 6pm on the upper floor.

This will be a public playtesting event for card games, board games, digital game prototypes. If you are a games designer, this is a perfect opportunity to play your game with the great gaming public and receive more feedback in a day than you usually would in a month.
There will be a prize draw for playtesters that sit down to play a prototype.

If you would like to bring along a game design to be playtested please RSVP to the meetup page:
then, register your game beforehand using the website contact form:

then, book your time slot here:
and check your booking on the schedule here:

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the Playtest Zone, you can register your availability here:

General Ticket Sales are open from the start of November.
Transport: I would advise against driving as parking in this area of London is very expensive, but the venue is a short walk from Hammersmith and Baron's Court rail and tube stations, which are on the District and Piccadilly lines.

Monday 17 May 2021

Registration for Playtest Zone @ UKGE 2021 is now open!


Registration for the Playtest Zone at the UK Games Expo 2021 is now open.

This event is for designers, who would like members of the gaming public to sit down and playtest their prototype, so that they can make improvements. It runs during the day from Friday 30th July-Sunday 1st August 2021. 

Playtest UK volunteers will be available on the day to support you and feedback forms will be available. All playtesters will be entered into a prize draw to win games.

Here is the procedure for this year:

1. (From now) If you would like to bring a game prototype to the Playtest Zone at the UK Games Expo 2021, you must register yourself and your prototype here:

2. (From now) Designers who register for a 3 hour session will be contacted to give a donation to charity and when confirmed they will be given a link to reserve one session on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

3. (From now) Designers who register for a 90 mins session will be contacted and given a link to reserve one session on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

In the first instance all designers will only be able to reserve one session, to give everyone a fair chance. This restriction may be relaxed nearer the UK Games Expo.

In the last few years we have been booked out before the event, so please register as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment. 

4.Volunteers: The Playtest Zone wouldn't be possible without our red-shirted volunteers. Anyone who volunteers to help out for a morning or afternoon session at the Playtest Zone will get an opportunity of priority booking, a red Playtest UK t-shirt to keep and a free day ticket for the UK Games Expo 2021.
Please register to volunteer here: or express an interest on the registration form and we will contact you.

If you have any questions please check the UKGE FAQ tab or feel free to contact Rob Harris via the usual contact form.

Please note that due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 rules and regulations some details may be subject to change. Please check back here for updates.
Please find out more about UKGE2021 at the UK Games Expo website

Friday 7 May 2021

Playtest Zone @ UK Games Expo 2021



***The UK Games Expo 2021 has been provisionally scheduled for the weekend of Friday 30th July, Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August 2021 ***

We are hoping to provide a Playtest Zone at the venue as we have in previous years.

When we get the go-ahead, which we are expecting around Monday 10th May, we will open an online form as we have in previous years for designers to register their games. Of course there may be a lot of differences for 2021, so we will try and keep you as informed as possible

We will provide more details and updates here as they are confirmed.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Rob Harris via the usual contact form.

To find out more about UK Games Expo 2021, please check the website here: UK Games Expo website