Fantasticon & Falltasticon are our playtesting conventions that we host at Elm City Games in New Haven.

Fantasticon 2018 – May 4-6th

Elm City Games 760 Chapel St New Haven CT 06510


Fantasticon brings together game designers, publishers, artists, and game enthusiasts for a weekend of playtesting, networking, and having fun! Our primary focus is on designers connecting with each other for high level playtesting and in depth discussions about theory and practice, but we welcome anyone with an interest in games and how they’re made. We’ve got 6,000sq/ft of prototype gaming taking over Elm City Games’ historic building right in downtown New Haven. Our open gaming style schedule means playtesting can happen whenever, wherever, and with whoever throughout the weekend. But don’t worry if you don’t know anyone, we’ll be working hard to connect players with designers.


Designers – Show off your prototypes and get feedback from other designers & industry professionals along with a variety of players. Network and talk theory, stay up late and get inspired, crush through invaluable playtests and make your game shine!

Players – Check out rad unreleased games that need your feedback and opinions! Meet designers, learn more about how games are made, and get to be a part of the creative process. Even if you’ve never playtested anything before, your feedback is a crucial part of game design and development. Come play with us!


Badge Pricing
Player Only – $5/day (free for ECG members)

Designer – $40/weekend


Fantasticon is co-sponsored by Elm City Games & Prettiest Princess & New Haven Game Makers Guild


Eventbrite - Falltasticon

Fantasticon is proudly Made in New Haven.