ProtoTO is Toronto’s tabletop game design convention

Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

ProtoTO at Breakout 2019

ProtoTO will be at Breakout 2019, March 15-17 at the Sheraton Centre Downtown Toronto. Our partners at Breakout have provided us with dedicated playtesting space at their convention again this year. We will have tables set up just outside of Dominion Hall, the main board gaming room.

All attendees of Breakout are welcome to bring their prototypes (at all stages of development) including card, board and role-playing games to the ProtoTO playtesting area. No additional fee or registration required.

Playtesting at Breakout is open and unstructured. ProtoTO reps will be there to help designers find playtesters for their games, however the best approach is to volunteer to play other designers’ games first. It’s all about giving back and being part of the community.

Designers should aim to playtest as many designers’ games as they require playtesters for their game. Meaning, if a designer needs five playtesters for their game, they should playtest at least five other designers’ games before the event ends.

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