Let's Get Playtest Ready

Please read this entire page. It has a list of new safety procedures, so you’ll know when to arrive, and what to expect.

Secure your place

You must submit everything your invitation email asks for. That might include your photo ID, your proof of address, sign your non-disclosure agreement, and to complete a readiness check.

Face covering

We will supply you with an FFP2 mask which you must wear at all times when in our games testing facility.

Something to read

You may bring along a book or magazine, in case there is some waiting around. You cannot use your phone/tablet for most of the session.

Invitation email

Bring your invitation email on your phone or printed out. It has important information and your exact time of arrival.

Proof of vaccination

Bring along your proof of vaccination using the NHS app/digital service (or an EU Digital COVID certificate equivalent).


Please bring along a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated. You can refill it on-site.

Food and snacks

We don’t allow food in the playtest rooms, unless medically required. For all-day sessions containing lunch breaks, you won’t be allowed to eat on-site. There’s loads of lunch spots nearby!

Something warmer

Bring a jumper or shawl. We will be keeping the windows open during sessions, so bring along something in case you get chilly.

Travel light

Please keep personal belongings to a minimum. You’ll have your own small locker, so please don’t bring anything huge, e.g. a bike, luggage, or a hippopotamus.

Can we do more?

If you have questions or special requirements, please let us know! We want our playtests to be accessible, accommodating and fun for you.

Please continue to read this entire page. It has a list of new safety procedures, so you’ll know when to arrive, and what to expect.

Before the playtest:

If you, or someone you live with develop any covid-like symptoms or test positive for covid: you must not attend the playtest and need to inform us immediately.

After the playtesting is over:

If you develop symptoms or receive a positive COVID-19 test within 21 days: you need to inform us immediately.

Some new safety measures

Even if you’ve playtested with Player Research before, we’ve added a few new steps you must follow:

  • Please arrive exactly on time at your allocated time slot, to reduce queueing.
  • Maintain social distancing. Use our markings on the floor and your common sense to maintain social distance, wherever you can.
  • We’re only using 50% of our normal capacity for playtesters, to permit social distancing at all times.
  • All our gaming equipment is thoroughly cleaned between sessions. Please only touch your own numbered equipment.
  • We are providing rewards using cashless payments. After the playtest, keep an eye on your PayPal account.
  • Our staff are available throughout each session if you have any questions.
  • We’ve done everything we can to make these playtests safe and enjoyable for you.

You’re attending our playtests at our invitation. During the sessions we expect you to comply with these safety measures, and any instructions from our staff.

If we feel you’re putting our guests or staff at risk through non-compliance, you will be asked to leave immediately, without payment.

That’s everything – you’re ready!

We’ll see you soon!

– The Player Research team