Protospiel - Milwaukee 2015 included:

Spielmacher - the game about making board games by Dave Armstrong

In Spielmacher, you play an aspiring board game designer. Select or design board games to create, manufacture and sell, create a tribe of followers, enlist the help of industry professionals(cards), create buzz for your game with youtube reviewers(cards) and perfect your game with playtesters(dice) as you ready your game for market. Players must use their time and money wisely when prototyping, attending events and creating artwork. Hire assistants(meeples) to help with tasks and barter for help(cards) from friends and family.

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Welcome to Protospiel - Milwaukee

April 8 - 10, 2016

Protospiel - Milwaukee is an extension of the popular series of Protospiel game design and development conventions. Amateur and established game designers get together to test and promote game prototypes in a supportive, cooperative environment. This casual event is based on sharing experiences and insight toward a goal of publishing games.

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A designer entry fee of $40 lets you show off your prototype and help others in a collaborative environment for 3 days! Playtesters are very welcome too! Your $5 Playtester donation helps us operate the event and lets you work on great designs, help others, and network with people with the same interests. See the Registration Page for more information!

Location / Hotel Info

Best Western Plus
5105 South Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: (414) 769-2100 x0


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