Contact for 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities.

Protospiel San Jose is a not for profit event. It is focused on bringing the game designer and player communities together for an unforgettable 3 days of play testing. In 2018, the event's 5th year, we had 80+ designers and 700+ unique players. Sponsors and designers pay to keep the event free for players, creating a bigger and better event for everyone. 

Sponsorship is a fantastic opportunity to show your support for the gamer community and increase brand awareness. This event is excellent for extensive play testing from players and designers, discovering new games and mechanics, networking, and general promotion. Major sponsors will have a featured reserved table on the event floor with allowance for large signage, along with their branding featured on the event website and marketing materials.

This is a play testing event, so demoing retail copies, or selling already released products/Kickstarters, is not a good fit. Testing in-development expansions for existing games, testing nearly finished games that still need tweaking/balancing, giving away product as prizes to attendees, and handing out business cards and flyers are all acceptable, as is of course any play testing at any stage of development.


Available sponsorship opportunities:

PLATINUM SPONSOR ($500): 2 Platinum Sponsor Badges. Dedicated reserved table anywhere you want it. Ability to bring a large banner or sign to display at table. Name and logo on the website, online communications, and displayed at welcome/check-in table as our Platinum Sponsor. Free micro/small game of your choice for each badge holder. Unlimited high-fives from event organizer Jeremy Commandeur while on-site.

SPONSOR ($250): 2 Sponsor Badges. Dedicated reserved table at the end of an aisle. Ability to bring a large banner or sign to display at table. Name and logo on the website, online communications, and displayed at welcome/check-in table. Free micro/small game of your choice for each badge holder.

CUSTOM SPONSORSHIP (varies)A great option for companies and individuals that want to support the event, though either can't attend themselves or don't need a gaming table. Custom sponsorships can be in addition to any other sponsorship level, and are very flexible. Custom sponsorships might include providing food, board games or related products for raffle prizes (we may be able to pay the shipping), fancy lanyards, decor, gift cards or swag/goodie bags, or services such as event photography or a photo booth. Really anything that makes this event more enjoyable. Contact the event organizer Jeremy to see if your custom sponsorship would be a good fit for this event and what can be provided in return.

DONOR (varies): If you would prefer to help out on an individual level, there are many ways to do so. Bringing a new shrink-wrapped game for our raffle, registering as a staff volunteer, or making a financial contribution on-site or online are all greatly appreciated. Contact the event organizer Jeremy for more information on being a donor.

Sponsor levels are available via the Tabletop.Events badge registration system here:


Mayday Games -

Mayday is providing raffle prizes for Protospiel San Jose. In addition.

Mayday takes tabletop gaming seriously, because free time doesn’t come around nearly enough in life. They're proud of their original games, specialty play pieces, and custom card sleeves. With lightning mechanics, eye-catching art, and customer-driven content, Mayday Games is proud to present an all-new, old-fashioned game night.

Game Kastle Mountain View -

Game Kastle Mountain View is our location and venue sponsor!

Game Kastle's mission is to entertain their customers with their amazing variety of incredible products and to bring the exciting realms of imagination alive, all while providing exceptional customer service in a fun and family-friendly environment. Their store will be open during the event, so please feel free to check it out and buy some awesome stuff!