Is your life a maelstrom of scrap paper, scribbled notes and cardsleeves? Are you unfathomably excited when you discover the perfect meeple? Are you reciting probaility of various dice cominations in your sleep?

We want to share your creations with the world! If you’re designing a tabletop game, whether that’s a board game, a card game, or an RPG, we have the village at the foot of castle ready for you to unleash your Frankenstein. Yes, we know Frankenstein was the doctor. Just go with it. And say hello to PAX Collaboratory!

PAX Collaboratory is a space dedicated to unreleased tabletop games. If you’re a designer with an unpublished tabletop game and you’re ready to unveil your promethean labours to the world, join PAX Collaboratory!

PAX Collaboratory is made possible through the support of Tabletop Game Designers Australia -

Here’s the deal:
If you’re making a board game, card game or RPG that you want to playtest with the public at PAX, fill out this submission form with your game details and your availability at the show. If you’re selected to be a part of PAX Collaboratory, you’ll get a featured timeslot within PAX Collaboratory to playtest your game with PAX attendees!

Additional Info:
*If selected, you will receive 2 three-day badges for PAX Aus 2023
*Your game doesn’t need final art. Early prototypes, even if it's handwriting on cardboard, is totally fine.
*PAX Collaboratory is strictly for in-development games. Games currently or soon to be for sale, or in or soon to be in production will not be considered, and there is no retailing allowed. (If your game is at this stage, consider PAX Aus Tabletop Rising)
*You may submit multiple games, but must complete the form for each individual game.
*Your game and demo times will be included on the PAX Collaboratory schedule.
*Any custom feedback forms for use in the space are totally welcome.

How to Apply:
Please complete the form with your name and the title and description of your game before entries close. All entries will be assessed by a panel of PAX and TGDA judges. If you have any questions, shoot them through to Kitty at

Details on the submission deadline will be available soon.

Apply Now for Collaboratory

Collaboratory Class of 2021

7th Extinction

Coweater Studios

(TTRPG) 7th Extinction is a high science fiction setting in a bleak post alien invasion future set on earth. Where remnants of humans and aliens have learn to survive together against new enemies.

Baby Dragon Haul Brawl

Tin Star Games

The baby dragons need to sort their hoard in the last few moments before bed! Can you work together to sort the treasure before the time runs out?

Bakery (TBD)

Olivia Ong

Bakery is a competitive game where you and fellow cafe owners cook and serve baked goods in your shop window. You will collect ingredients and recipes from the market and try to complete recipes efficiently.


Mike Bantick

Self-aware Clones must escape the lab. Pursued by a killer Cleanser robot the Clones must collect the gear they need and beat all others to the exit.

Dwarves: Reclaim a Kingdom

Ben Galea

Dwarves: Reclaim a Kingdom is a cooperative board game for 2-6 players where you each assume the role of a Dwarven noble who leads a group of workers and warriors to reclaim their lost kingdom and defeat the enemies who seek to claim it as their own!


Cutlass Boardgames

Compete with other witches for letters, make words for your incantations, summon familiars and make brews to be the best witch you can be in this make word, worker place and write game!

Invaded Space

Mike Bantick

Players are alien commanders, controlling their invading force of aliens and protecting them from the laser-base shooting at them whilst boosting the power of laser-bases on their rival’s boards.


Blue Box Design

Make connections – with the cards and the other players – to score the most points in this co-operative party game.

Inventory Quest


Prepare for a journey by drawing supplies onto your backpack player board. Flip cards to reveal challenges and find treasure, erasing supplies as you go. Will you reach the end with the most gems?

Isle of Feathers

Magpie Business

The 'Isle of Feathers' is a competitive tile-laying game about building a beautiful island, and populating it with weird and wonderful birds.

Laboratory Lockdown

Mr Fedora Mustache

Players must work together to unlock the exit. However one player has an evil parasite that cannot be allowed to escape, whenever a player lands on a space with one or more other players all players on that space shuffle their infected or not card.

Pet Royale

Paw and Chow Co

In a bid to get the most food possible, competitors from all over the world have teamed up to compete in the tiny town of Petville. Each team member has distinct strengths and weaknesses. Use wit, cunning and tactics to outdo your opponent!


Mirrafire Games & Red Genie Games

Plots is a modular worker placement/tile placement game that sees you competing with other funeral directors to bury the most bodies. collect resources to bury diverse fantasy creatures but get in before all the good land is gone.

Rogue Deck: Darkness


Collect upgrades and defeat enemies to bring light to the darkness.


Jolly Swagman Games

Program your way to victory in this asymmetric "Bots on a Map" battle for domination!


Galaxybrain Games

Deep in an undersea research facility, illicit experiments unleash dangerously convincing shapeshifters. A social deduction boardgame for 5-8 players.



2 to 6 witches race to make mail deliveries the fastest. Play tiles to move your witch to 4 locations, and slipstream along the flight paths for a speed boost. First witch home is the winner!


Steph Rillo and Thien Tran

A real-time card based word game for 2 to 10 players that plays in 5 to 10 minutes. Spellwards offers a lightning fast game experience unlike anything you've played before!


Blue Box Game Designs

Tailwinds is a fast-paced racing game for 2-4 players that fits in your pocket. Use special character abilities and wild rainbow card powers to win.

Teleporting Castles


Teleporting Castles is an original board game designed by Aiden Ellero.

The Books of Anuta

Gleeson Games

The Books of Anuta is an 18 card game where you compete to create a collection of books for The Great Library. It can also be played cooperatively by completing a range of challenges.

The Consortium

Howzat Games

Strategic space exploration with dynamic empire building for 2-6 players combining asymmetric action building, resource management, galactic events and evolving game objectives.

The Mafia Brigade

Red Genie Games

Intimidate, bribe, buy and outsmart your way to domination in this cutthroat fantasy Mafia style game.

The Paranoid Superhero

Mike Bantick

The Paranoid Superhero doesn't know his weakness, you will compete with other supervillains to find out what it is, plan crimes and become the most famous arch nemesis in this fast-paced cutthroat game.

TOMBS: Toot On My Balls Skeleton


You're an ancient skeleton who wants to bone, but you've forgotten how

Too Many Cooks

Jarrah Bloomfield

A short & simple cooperatively culinary chaos card game. Fulfil your dietary requirements without ruining others!

Twin Realms

Dark Spell Games

Twin Realms is a cooperative legacy dungeon crawler in which elemental spirits will battle demons in a world divided in into 2 worlds. Players will be able to switch between spirit and physical realm for an extra level of depth in strategic combat.