User Guide


Boardgame Lab is a platform that allows you to prototype and playtest tabletop games online.


The built-in layout editor allows you to create and edit layouts on the fly (even mid-game). Components are created by joining these layouts with data from a spreadsheet, allowing you to create hundreds of components in minutes. Edits to a layout are applied automatically to all components that inherit from it immediately, saving you precious time while experimenting with your game design.


Playtest by simply sharing a link (no account required for your playtesters). Boardgame Lab works on all platforms, including mobile devices with tiny screens.


Choose between sandbox-style play, full rules enforcement or anything between. The rules editor allows you to script your entire game without writing a single line of code. The platform also provides bots that can play your game automatically.