About Golden Gate Gamemakers:

We're an alliance of board game creators and playtesters who have been long-time event organizers for the Bay Area design community. In the Spring of 2023, we pooled our efforts and unified our separate calendars, groups, and platforms. We're already running events that serve 100's of local players each month, and we want to strengthen our community by banding together.

Our vision is to foster a stronger regional identity as a hotbed of tabletop game design and raise the profile of all designers in the San Francisco Bay Area on a national stage. We hope to soon expand to provide educational resources, mentorship for creators, and establish connections between local gamemakers and local retailers.

Board game playtesting events will always be at the core of our community, but we also want to expand the types of events and designers we support. If you are a creator working on a board game, card game, tabletop RPG, miniatures game, or escape room then we want to be a resource that is here to help you.

Want to learn more about what we do or interested in becoming an organizer? Come to one of our events or send us an email from our contact page.

Code of Conduct

We want our events to be a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. You can view our code of conduct online here.

Our Sponsors:

Interested in sponsoring Golden Gate Gamemakers? Please get in touch. We have some amazing initiatives planned that your support could help bring to life.

Our Partners and Venues:

We're running events throughout the Bay Area. If you're a local store or community space interested in having an event with us, we'd love to chat.