Playtesting Options

To playtest the game you have the following possibilities:

1.) Conventions
Come to my stand at one of these conventions this year where I will be presenting the game:

  • Origins (June 12 – 16, in Columbus, Ohio, USA – stand: 962)
  • Spellenspektakel (November 9-10, Utrecht, Netherlands)

At these conventions, I will be showing a demo copy of the game with the final artwork! Also, if you signup for the newsletter in person at one of my stands, then you join the raffle to win a free copy of the game!

2.) Prototype by mail
Ask for a prototype to be sent to you by mail. Unfortunately, all our prototypes are currently being used. So can I only put you on the waiting list for now. It also depends on which country/continent you live in and if there will be a prototype available there. Please send an email to to find out more.

3.) Personal visit
I can maybe visit you personally for a session if you live within 100 km of Kleve (Germany). We should be at least 4 players. Please send an email to if you are interested in that option.

4.) Local events
You can also check the news page for any local playtest events (usually near Kleve).



I suggest you have a look at the rules, to see if this is the right kind of game for you.

You can download the rules here:

Download rules (PDF, 1 MB)

Please note any difficulties you encounter when learning the rules. Also please fill out a playtest form for every session you play, including notes on how you and your co-players liked the game and any issues you noticed.

Download playtest form (PDF)



To see how a playtest of Galactic Era looks like, you can watch these videos made by the Gamesmiths:

You can find more information on the Gamesmiths here.