In 2018 we had 80+ designers and 700+ unique players. We'd love to see you here!
Badge registration is live here:
UPDATE: Designer badges are sold out!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Wait List” if you would like to be added to the wait list to claim any cancelations. Player badges are still available.
2019 Hotel Block
The Hyatt Centric is a brand new hotel that just opened in the same complex as Game Kastle Mountain View. They are hosting our hotel block this year for a group rate of $149 a night.
The rate is $149/night for one person + $10/night for each additional guest
Room options are: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 1 King Bed (plus sofa bed)
All the rooms above are the exact same price for the hotel block. The price is dependent on the number of people staying in the room.
Dates available: October 10-15, 2019
Use this link to get the discounted block rate:
Group code (it should autofill): G-PBGC
You can also book with Hyatt Reservations at 1-800-233-1234.
If are late in booking and you get a 'no availability' response when trying to book, please reach out and we can work with the hotel to try and add rooms to the block.
The last day to book rooms in the hotel block is Thursday, September 26th.
A description of each badge follows. Any badge is valid for all three days of the event:
STAFF VOLUNTEER (FREE): Protospiel San Jose is a not for profit event powered by the dedicated and friendly volunteers that run it. Volunteers are required to work at least a two hour shift some time during the three days, though many volunteers are especially awesome and give more of their time. Work will involve running the registration/welcome table, and perhaps some other light work depending on your comfort level. After registering, we will contact you to find what time(s) you can be scheduled to work. Includes a nifty Staff badge and choice of free micro/small game (pick up on-site).
INDUSTRY GUEST (FREE): For publishers, press, or professionals in the board game space. Includes Industry Guest badge, and introduction on website and in email newsletter if desired. You will be contacted for credentials and bio. (Does not include table space).
PLAYER (FREE): Player badges are FREE online or on-site, and the badge type that most attendees will get. Please register for a Player badge if you intend to come as that helps us plan seating, snacks, and raffle prizes. Registered Players also get a nice printed badge and lanyard.
VIP PLAYER ($10): Show your support by buying a VIP Player badge. VIP Players will get a VIP badge and lanyard, automatic raffle entry, and choice of free micro/small game (pick up on-site).
DESIGNER TAG TABLE ($60): To test your games at the event you must register online and purchase a Designer Tag Table badge. Bring your games to be tested on a dedicated table shared between you and one other designer (who must purchase their own badge as well). Designers are expected to play test games from other other designers while there as well. After registering, you will be contacted to find out if you want to partner with a specific available designer. For more info, see Designer FAQ.
SPONSOR (varies): Click for more information on sponsorship opportunities and registration.