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In order to comply with the DC curfew, Labyrinth's front door pickup hours will be 12pm to 6pm until further notice.

Break My Game

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Break My Game

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles

645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003


Help local game designers test their new games! Come join Break My Game at Labyrinth Games and Puzzles for a full day of free gaming! The games we will play are games that are still under development. You will get to be one of the first ones to try them out! Never play tested before? Never fear! Play testing is easy. We will have the designers of the games on hand to teach you how to play each game. At the end of playing, you can give feedback to the designers to help make their game better. Tell them what you liked, didn't like, and even offer suggestions on how to make the game better. You need no experience to be a play tester, just a desire to play games and willingness to give feedback.

This is a free event for all ages, and no RSVP is necessary. Just come and play! New games will be starting regularly, and there are usually many designers looking for help.

Designers: If you would like a free table for this event, please fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9NLVJFH. Note that sign ups will be on a first-signed up - first served basis.

The following schedule of designers has been sent to us from Break My Game:

12 PM - 4 PM

  • Apiary
    By Connie Vogelmann
    Apiary is a worker placement game in which players compete to build the best beehive. Apiary's unique and thematic twist is that bees age and die over the course of the game - and players are rewarded for having both old and young bees in their hive throughout the game. Apiary combines engine building and worker bumping in a game that has simple actions and a straightforward ruleset, but challenging strategic decisions.  
  • Genetically Modified Lemmings!
    By Kyle
    Climb faster. Grip tighter. Eat beans the night before. As a lemming, you must do whatever possible to jump off the Cliff first. Even if that means occasionally haunch-stabbing a fellow lemming. Then you’ll scrape yourself off the Splat Pad, choose how to make your lemming better, and start again.  
  • War of the Elves ​By Andrew Godby
  • To Tame a Fox 
    By  Elizabeth Hargrave
    Based on an actual experiment started in 1950's Soviet Russia, this puzzley dice placement game will let you breed domesticated dogs from foxes.
  • CoupleUp By Jame Peteet
    Coupleup is a party game that will test your knowledge of those you consider close to you. W3 hope to bring people closer, one conversation at a time.  

On Deck First Shift: Hegemony: the Competition for the Contemporary Middle East, Alter Arms


4 PM - 8 PM

  • Just Run: A Game of Escape By  Warren Shaver
    JUST RUN is a horror survival tabletop game which pits woefully unprepared humans in a dangerous and mysterious place against an ever-increasing hoard of hungry undead.  
  • Cast By Michael Long
    This trick-taking game blends in the excitement of classic set-making card games along with the ancient charm of magic to create an unforgettable player experience. Success in taking a predicted number of tricks, or thwarting opponents from doing so, results in the gathering of Crystals. The player with the most Crystals at the end of the game wins.  
  • Magic Mayhem 
    By Paul Rozzero
    Magic Mayhem is a spell slinging arena game using card drafting and programming to try to be the supreme wizard. You will need to strategically decide what actions you use on your character versus actions and traps you will give to other characters in order to be successful.  
  • +PlusOut!!: Battle Points
    By Brandon Bell
    +PlusOut!!: Battle Points is a social tug-of-war strategy math card game where players add points, cut scores, switch moves and swipe hands in a race for the highest score!  
  • Star-Crossed By Catherine Croft
    This dice-rolling game allows constellations to battle over elements in the galaxy to build their own stars!