Congress of Gamers Logo Summer Session, August 17-19, 2018
The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043
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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Please join us and local game designers to play-test new and upcoming games in our Unpublished Gaming Room hosted by Break My Game!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!

Early entries for the Tysons 2018 convention, are:

  1. TERROR CELL- WASHINGTON, DC - by Wes Crawford @ Music And Games 4 U
    2-6 Players
    60-120 min
    As the Terror Cell player you have 3 terrorists and 10 days (turns) to complete designated tasks and at least one major mission in the Washington, DC area. As Head of Homeland Security, you must track down clues in order to disrupt the mission before it's too late...
  2. Jazzy Pips - by Chris Schnetzler
    3-6 Players
    5-10 min
    Jazzy Pips is a quick, cooperative dice game with a light jazz theme that is played in real-time.
  3. Monaxem - by Kyle Catanzaro
    3-5 Players
    20-30 min
    Hurl angry yetis, krakens, and psychotic chickens at your friends in this hilarious “food fight" gone mental!
  4. Feed the Ogre! - by Hank Grablewski @ Pip and Pup Games
    2-5 Players
    20-30 min
    Feed the Ogre! is a competitive set collection card game that involves gathering ingredients to complete recipes and Feed the Ogre! Whomever satisfies the Ogre the most doesn't get eaten.
  5. Survival of the Chillest - by Dan Miller and Brenden Riggs
    3-4 Players
    30-60 min
    In Survival of the Chillest, players compete in a Darwinian battle for survival in an increasingly crowded “Antarctic Wildlife Preserve.” There, penguins, polar bears, and arctic foxes all coexist - growing in population, and decimating the populations of their… foes? In a warming climate, the last refuge of polar life is an ever changing landscape that players manipulate in order to try to get the evolutionary upper hand.


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