Retreats

Join us in Fort Worth for a week of playtesting, development, prototyping, and fun. We provide groceries and supplies so you can create on the fly - and we're all there to test each other's games, together.  

Rates are about $100/night (click the button to message us for details) and this includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a bunch of prototyping materials, a printer, and keeps the lights on! 


The main rooms of the house - plenty of space for 10-12 people to playtest all day.

The main rooms of the house - plenty of space for 10-12 people to playtest all day.

The bungalow! A full kitchen, bathroom, washer and drier, and private space for sleeping/working/hanging out. 

The bungalow! A full kitchen, bathroom, washer and drier, and private space for sleeping/working/hanging out. 

Fort Worth, TX, where game design happens

We rent a house in the cultural district of Fort Worth, complete with a fully-equipped bungalow in the back yard, major grocery stores and retailers nearby, a convenience store down the street (for beer/snack runs), and plenty of places for eating great dinners. The front porch is for serious conversations, the inside is for making games! 

The main house - three bedrooms, two bathrooms, three tables for playtesting, and a front porch for serious talks about life. 

The main house - three bedrooms, two bathrooms, three tables for playtesting, and a front porch for serious talks about life. 


Testing, testing, testing

Bring every prototype you can fit in your suitcase - you'll have time to test them all. We've got three tables going at all times, and enough people for any player count or group size. The schedule is mostly open, though for big games we can block out time to make sure they're played. 

Testing Gruff on the Gruff table

Testing Gruff on the Gruff table

Z4X, a 4X game from Zintis that went through heavy development during a retreat. It's rad! 

Z4X, a 4X game from Zintis that went through heavy development during a retreat. It's rad! 


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Get out and get to know each other

Each night we take a couple hours to break for dinner - that means BBQ, Mexican food, or any other awesome restaurants in the Fort Worth area. 

We were extremely grateful to have Foxtrot Games, Floodgate Games, and Today in Board Games sponsor dinners in the previous retreat, and hope to have the same partnerships in December!