ProtoTO Dates: TBD

ProtoTO

Toronto's Community for Tabletop Design and Testing

Why You Should Attend ProtoTO

ProtoTO is all about building community and opportunity. Connect with an amazing community of aspiring and published game designers and playtesters for a weekend of  testing works in progress.

Test Your Design

Gain valuable feedback from the board game community. Test your design for the weekend and connect with fellow designers and gamers.

Guest Speakers

Industry vets, publishers, and established designers provide detailed insight on multiple aspects of design from conceptualization to publication.

Playtest

Try new concepts and be an integral part of the design and creative process that helps shape good games into great games.

Have Fun!

Get access to an open game library with game teachers hosted by BoardAgain Games. Sit back and enjoy a game with old and new friends.

MEET Industry Guests

Jessey Wright

Meeple Syrup Shop Talk Host

Erica Hayes-Bouyouris

Meeple Syrup Shop Talk Host

Sen-Foong Lim

Meeple Syrup Shop Talk Host

LISTEN TO Guest Speakers

Will be announced at a later date.

GAIN INSIGHT

Learn from your peers and get feedback from the community.

2:30 PM

Doors Open

Sign in and grab your badges!

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Open Gaming

Join BoardAgain Games in the open gaming room and play some games from their library. Game Teacher(s) are provided.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Friday Playtest Session #1

(Wellesley Room, Yorkville Room & Avenue Room)

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Friday Playtest Session #2

(Wellesley Room, Yorkville Room & Avenue Room)

7:30 AM

Doors Open

8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Open Gaming

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Saturday Playtest Session #1

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday Playtest Session #2

7:30 AM

Doors Open

8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Open Gaming

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sunday Playtest Session #1

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday Playtest Session #2

ATTEND PROTOTO Get your Badge and Tickets

Designer - Saturday

Designer - Saturday

$100

Badge will provide one dedicated table for playtesting for all of Saturday. Also includes playtester and open gaming privileges.

SOLD OUT

Tax will be applied at checkout

Designer - Saturday
Two-Hour Designer Slot

Two-Hour Designer Slot

$40

Badge will provide one dedicated table for playtesting for two hours. Multiple slots may be purchased. Also includes playtester and open gaming privileges.

SOLD OUT

Tax will be applied at checkout

Two-Hour Designer Slot
Playtester

Playtester

$15

Gain access as a playtester for the entire weekend. Each playtester badge comes with two raffle tickets.

SOLD OUT

Tax will be applied at checkout

Playtester

EVERY BIT HELPS Previous Sponsors

VENUE AND CONTACT INFORMATION Get Directions

Holiday Inn, Downtown Toronto

30 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 2E9

Canada

 

The venue is wheelchair accessible. The event will be on the first and second floor, but there is an elevator (security access required, ask for assistance from front desk), as well as an escalator. Note that the escalator only goes up but guests can use the elevator to go down (no security access needed to go down). Accessible washrooms are available.

 

The Holiday Inn Downtown Toronto is located at 30 Carlton Street, near the College subway station. There are also streetcar stops at the College and Yonge intersection. Note that College street turns into Carlton street east of Yonge.

Hotel parking is accessible via Wood Street (on the north side of the hotel). As there are a few parking garages in this area, be sure to look for the garage labeled Holiday Inn Parking. Upon entry, take a ticket from the parking machine. Bring the ticket to the Front Desk to pay by cash, credit or debit. The cost is $18 for the day (Maximum) and $30 for Overnight. 

ProtoTO Postponed Indefinitely

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