Regional Groups of Game Authors

Here we can publish dates and contacts of regional authors groups and meetings. Please contact the SAZ Office for entries. For groups in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, please look at the German site.

Spellenmaakgilde (Dutch Game Design Guild) | Netherlands


Remarks: We organise monthly playtesting in Groningen and other locations, have a digital community where we share resources, test online and more. Besides that we facilitate authors with presences during conventions, for example with our Author Plaza during Spellenspektakel (biggest tabletop games fair in the Netherlands).

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Playtest UK

Playtest UK is a friendly group of board/card game designers and playtesters that meet regularly in London, Ely, Newcastle, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds, Enfield, Bath, Norwich, Edinburgh & Reading. Membership is open to everyone. Some members are established games designers, others are starting out or might be working on their first design. Others just come to play games in a friendly atmosphere. We are a community, where everyone has something to gain and to offer.

You can find our group here:, and there is a website here: There is a Twitter account: @playtestuk. Meetings are organised by each group, usually on