Board Game Prototypes & Development

Players: Play a wide variety of prototype board games from every genre and style you can think of. Win raffle prizes. Most importantly game designers are coming from all over to hear YOUR feedback. Your opinion is greatly valued and desired.

Designers: Bring your prototype board game(s) to be play tested. Get feedback from other designers, and a wide variety of gamers. Learn from industry experts. Network and discover resources.

Protospiel San Jose is not for profit event that is free for players. The game designers and sponsors pay for the venue and raffle prizes. 


Experience a variety of prototype board games.  Discover new ideas and new mechanics.


Learn from industry luminaries and fellow game designers.


Meet fellow designers and industry professionals.