Congress of Gamers Logo Oct. 13-14, 2018
Rockville Senior Center
1150 Carnation Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Congress of Gamers Logo

Have you ever played a game and thought "This would be so much better if..."?
Do you often think of rule changes to games to make them new or unique?
Or have you ever thought of making your own game?

Please join us and local game designers to play-test new and upcoming games in our Unpublished Gaming Room hosted by Break My Game!

We are looking for players like you to provide feedback on games that were created by local designers, to help them improve their games. Even if you are new to gaming, your feedback is valued and your opinions can help shape the games of our future. Don't be surprised when a game you played here this year appears on the open gaming shelves next year!

Play Testing is Easy

Step 1: Find a game that catches your eye. We will have plenty of different games to try. So find one that suites your play style.
Step 2: Sit down and play with old and new friends as the designer helps you get things started and explains the rules.
Step 3: Enjoy the game! The best part of play testing is, no one else has played the game either, so feel free to enjoy yourself!
Step 4: Provide feedback and insight to the designer. Your thoughts and opinion will be used in the game design process!
Step 5: Rinse and Repeat!

Check back here often to find out which games will be play tested at Congress of Gamers this year!

Here are some of the games scheduled at the Fall 2018 convention:

  1. Monaxem, by Kyle Catanzaro
    Hurl Angry Yetis, Krakens, and Psychotic Chickens at your friends in this hilarious “food fight" gone mental!
  2. Check Your Privilege, by Donald Deadwyler of God Will Forgive Us
    Nobody can take a joke anymore, the news is fake, and the facts are beside the point. Let's face it, it's the end of days. Luckily for you, we don't care. Check Your Privilege is a 'take that' style card game of arguments and labels, that's fast-paced and easy to play. The premise is simple, build an identity for yourself and rack up as many privilege points as you can. The person with the most privilege points at the end of the game becomes a famous pundit, does a couple blogs and surrounds themselves with yes men.
  3. Sherwood Passage, by Tom Eskey
    The Outlaw and Sheriff players contend for control of Sherwood Forest in this card game of hand management and set collection for 2 players.
  4. Creatures of the Night, by Joel Sparks of
    In this asymmetric game of supernatural strife, up to five players pursue their dark goals on the streets of the city. Old vampires, young vampunks, berserk werewolves, ghost gangs, and the undying Returned fight their way toward different victory conditions as the clock counts down to the Vampire Election.
  5. +3 Degrees, by Tamara Trinka
    +3 Degrees is set in the year 2080, when Earth’s population has been halved due to many catastrophes brought on by the increasing temperature. Players are tasked with rebuilding industry while being conscious of their actions on the environment. The overall goal of the game is to increase the world’s population without damaging the global temperature even more.
  6. War for Indagar, by Chip Boyd of Happy Gorilla Game Studio
    War for Indagar is a fast-paced, 4x strategy game that includes four distinct factions for 2-4 players, along with an engaging AI. Players select powerful heroes to represent their armies, choose unique strategies to tailor their gameplay, and use spells and abilities to gain control over the battlefield and — ultimately — the Spirit Well at its center.
  7. Monarca, by Elizabeth Hargrave
    Every spring, monarch butterflies leave their winter home in Mexico and start flying north. By fall, the offspring of those monarchs are spread across eastern North America – and then they all fly back to Michoacan. Monarca is a bag-building racing game for 2 to 4 players that lets players partake in this amazing journey.


Do you want to play test your game at Congress of Gamers? Sign up for your table by filling out this simple sign up form.

Sign ups are first come first served, but we will try to honor as many requests as possible.

About Break My Game

Break My Game hosts monthly meet ups for designers and play testers in College Park and Annapolis, MD. We have been running our meet ups for over a year and a half and have had designers from all over Maryland, DC, and Virginia come to play test with us. You might have seen us hosting play testing events at several conventions in DC and Maryland including WashingCon, Awesome Con, Trident Con, and even Unpub 6! We are excited to be a part of Congress of Gamers this year! We invite you to check out our other events by visiting us at