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Playtest Dublin #20
July 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hello, boardgame designers and players! On the 15th July, let’s meet again to play through and develop the games we’re making!
Bring your prototypes, your game ideas, and get a drink with us!
This year, we will be exhibiting at Dublin Maker and want to have a one-sheet game that we can give away to the public. Components could include some common things, like a deck of playing cards and some dice. Can you design something to those specs?
The Square Ball is a good space. Lots of big tables to use and the chicken wings are tasty.We’ll start from 2pm and go on until around 6pm.
If you are attending as a playtester, you will be invited to play prototype boardgames and offer some thoughts afterwards. You should be honest but fair in your critique of a game. Recognise that some things will be wonky and unbalanced and that is fine in the early stages of development. Remember that you are not playing these games to win, but to help develop the game ideas. If you’re not sure what to focus your feedback on, ask the designer what they want to talk about. Most of all: have fun playing the games!
If you’re a designer, please bring down any of your designs and be open to receive new ideas and make changes on the fly. You may find that you don’t need to play your game to completion to get useful feedback – it depends on what stage you are at with the design. This also means we can play as many games as possible during the event.
- Robin David O’Keeffe
- Square Ball
45 Hogan Place
Dublin, D2 Ireland + Google Map