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Proto-Alley Games

The TCTC Proto-Alley is a space for game designers to showcase and playtest their latest game designs. Meet our local and not-so-local designers, play games that are in-development, and learn about the game creating process.

Are you a game designer that would like to show off your game at TCTC 2023? More info here!

Teddies vs Monsters 

Player count: 2- 4 players
Play time: 5 min to learn. 5 min to play

Play as a Teddy and protect the kids or…Play as a Monster and let the feast begin! Teddies vs Monsters is a fast-paced, real-time, multiplayer card game that promises a great balance between quick fun, and strategically driven gameplay.


Moon Bunny

Player Count: 2-4 players
Play time: 45-60 min

Take on the role of a master bunny alchemist inspired by folklore. Your task is to guide your bunny assistants on a journey through the lunar landscape to gather rare Chinese herbs. Each assistant has their own unique hopping movement pattern, and it is up to you to choose the right ones for the task at hand. Once you have collected the necessary ingredients, bring them back to your workshop and arrange them in a specific pattern to brew the ultimate elixir of life. The bunny who is able to gift this elixir to the world, bringing health and happiness to all, wins the game.

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Living Buildings

Player Count: 2-4
Play Time: 30-40 min

In Living Buildings, you take on the role of a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) tasked with creating a thriving, self-sufficient building complex. Your goal is to effectively manage resources and minimize negative impact, all while competing against other players. This engaging and competitive board game combines classic mechanics such as engine building, resource management, and worker placement with innovative economic systems including non-monetary currency, impact reporting, and waste management. Experience the thrill of building a sustainable future, take a seat and let’s play Living Buildings.


Spelling Buzz

Players: 2-5
Play time: 45-60 mins

A strategic, worker placement word-building game where you must “bee” precise by planning the most optimal way for your colony to obtain the right ingredients to make the most valuable honey.

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Players: 2-5
Play time: 60-90 Mins

In Dragonfest, you play as a dragon who is competing to collect gilded eggs, which are worth a variable amount of points depending on your level of investment in each egg color. Collect magical floating rings and harness their magic for your advantage, or deliver sets of rings to shrines to claim eggs and score points. Dragonfest explores a unique engine building/set collection system where the rings you collect to score with also must be sacrificed to power your engine. The round-to-round tactical puzzles push and pull you to spend the magical rings, while also positioning yourself to score ring sets.

‘Tis Mutiny!

‘Tis Mutiny is a semi co-operative game set in a fictionalized golden age of piracy. Each player may choose their own path to victory, through social cooperation, scheming or conflict of arms. Whether some, none, or all players win, the game ends with each player describing the ultimate fate of their pirate.