Friday 1 March 2024

Registration for the Playtest Zone @UKGE2024 is now open


Registration for the Playtest Zone at the UK Games Expo 2024 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 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2024. 

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 a game prize.

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 2024, you must register yourself and your prototype here:

2. (From 22.03.24) 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 05.04.24) 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.

These sessions will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Designers will only be able to reserve one session before the event, to give everyone a fair chance. Designers are welcome to book additional sessions in person at the Playtest Zone (Hall1 stand 384) @ UKGE 2024.

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 a red Playtest UK t-shirt to keep and a free day ticket for the UK Games Expo 2024.
Please register to volunteer here: or express an interest on the registration form and we will contact you.
5. Meetup: If you are planning to come to the Playtest Zone as a designer or playtester please RSVP to the meetup page:
Join the discussion before the event and updates will be posted there first.

If you have any questions please check the UKGE FAQ tab or feel free to contact Rob Harris via the usual contact form.
Please find out more about UKGE2024 at the UK Games Expo website


  1. I registered for the 2024 UKGE playtest via the Google Form, but I did not get a confirmation email. Is that intended?
    I was expecting to get at least an automatic mail, so that I can be sure I entered my email adress correctly.

  2. Hello World!
    Could anyone who registered please comment here if they have received a confirmation e-mail or not? I am really worried I might have entered my address incorrectly, and there's no way to find out.
    If everyone else also didn't get a confirmation I could relax a little.
    Thank you!