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 If you’re a designer with an unpublished tabletop game and you’re ready to unveil your promethean labours to the world, join PAX Collaboratory!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 Archives

Established in 2021, PAX Collaboratory has played host to more than 50 in development board games, card games and RPGs. Click below to view the historical archives of Collaboratory.