Break My Game

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Break My Game

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

The full list of games that will be available to playtest include: 

Generals of the Sketchy Realm
By: Cedric Montrose
When: 12 PM - 4 PM
Mechanics: Deck Building, PVE Card battle with some PVP elements
Play as a general of the sketchy realm each with there own playstyle. Fight in battles to win victories. Whoever has the most victories by the end of the game wins. Accumulate cards and money to give yourself an edge maybe. A unique wargame that plays more like a stand battle than most.  

Echo Location
By:  AnnaMaria Jackson-Phelps and Ben Phelps of Girls Game Shelf
When: 12 PM - 4 PM
Help feeding bats find their food

Lost Fortress
By: Tyler Beckett  
When: 12 PM - 4 PM
The glory days of your heroic youth have long passed, and now the forces of darkness clamor for your power. You must build a fortress to last the ages, its inner chambers guarded by tests of strength, cunning, and heart. But beware— all things grow old, and when an adventurer does eventually lay claim to your power, what new era will they usher in?  

Cyberpunk Game
By: Chris Schnetzier
When:  12 PM - 4 PM
Mechanics: Co-op, Resource Management, Bag building
A 2-player cooperative, cyberpunk game about a hacker trying to free an AI-controlled by a mega-corporation.  

Meeple Island Vacation
When: 12 PM - 4 PM
Mechanics: Time Management, Worker Placement
The game of competitive tourism!

Are You a Whale?  
By: Peter Williamson of Game Genius
When: 12 PM - 4 PM
A diverse cast of sea creatures vies for your loyalty. Act quickly because sneaky dolphins, protective narwhals, and the killer whale swim nearby to change the final outcome. The winner will go home with a whale of a tale.  

Power Broker
By: Austin Smokowicz
When: 12 PM - 4 PM
Mechanics: Worker Placement, Resource Management
Become a Power Broker in the halls of Congress. Put your employees to work recruiting clients, advancing their legislation, and influencing congress votes. Plan ahead to keep your clients happy, but watch out for the chaotic news cycle and other lobbyists. Persevere to become the first 5-Star Congressional lobbying firm.  

By: Eric Sayag
When: 4 PM - 8 PM
Mechanics: Worker Placement, Resource Management
Popul8 is a worker placement/resource management game in which you control aliens colonizing a new planet. You can give them jobs (e.g. farmer, teacher, or builder) and feed them to have them work for you. The player who runs the best colony wins the game!  

Drawing Together  
By: Brian LaPorte
When: 4 PM - 8 PM
Mechanics: Team Co-Op, Drawing, Abstract Thinking
Try to get your teammate to guess your word by drawing the fewest lines. Pictionary + Codenames + absurdity = Drawing Together!  

Toaster Trouble  
By: Bharat
When: 4 PM - 8 PM
Mechanics: Traitor
Fight off an army of evil toasters by giving bread. However, your fellow players could also be toasters.  

Death By Spoon
By: Ryan Hergenreder
When: 4 PM - 8 PM
Mechanics: Party Game, Elimination
Take turns trying to kill each other with terrible murder weapons such as a spoon, a rubber chicken, a butt-scooter and many more. The last player standing wins.

Get Lost
By: Daniel Eiblum
When: 4 PM - 8 PM
Mechanics: Trivia, Race, Maze
Players try to get out of the maze as soon as possible  

Skrap Packs  
By: Duffy Austin
When: 4 PM - 8 PM
Mechanics: Deckbuilding, roleplaying
Skrap Packs is a deckbuilding, item-based roleplaying game where players are defined by the items they carry. Using what they have on them, what they can scrounge up, and what they can cobble together, they face down a variety of challenges from across the multiverse!