24th annual Protospiel Michigan Board Game Playtesting Convention (June 28-30, 2024) WCC, Ann Arbor

Protospiel is an event where you can bring any board or card game prototype to play with other designers, play testers, and publishers. It’s a great way to break your game and to fix it. It doesn’t matter what level of polish your game has.

The event runs Friday-Sunday. Saturday is considered the “main” day in terms of busyness.

Many games are made right on the spot at Protospiel using the free prototyping materials provided by The Game Crafter. But there are also many games there that are just doing final testing just before they are published or put out on Kickstarter.

If you’re a designer, a decent rule of thumb is that you’ll spend about 30% of your time getting your game prototype(s) playtested, about 50% of the time playtesting others’ prototypes, and 20% of your time networking, making friends, learning, and getting inspired.

No Game Is Too Unfinished For Protospiel.

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What:          Protospiel Michigan Board Game Playtesting Convention

When:         June 28-30, 2024

Where:        Morris Lawrence Building @ Washtenaw Community College (4800 E. Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI)

Cost:           Playtester = $10.00/ Designer = $30/day or $60 for weekend badge

Time:          Fri (9am-Midnight), Sat (9am-Midnight), Sun (9am-4pm)

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