ProtoTO is Toronto’s tabletop game design convention

Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Holiday Inn Downtown Toronto (2nd floor)
30 Carlton Street

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ProtoTO at Breakout Con and Fan Expo

Every year, our partners at Breakout Con and Fan Expo Canada provide ProtoTO with dedicated playtesting space at their conventions. Breakout takes place in mid March and Fan Expo is in late August or early September.

Attendees of the conventions 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 and Fan Expo is open and unstructured. ProtoTO reps are 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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