Game Designer Registration

Registrations for Game Designers at IDEAG 2024 will open on November 14th at 12.00

The fee for registering for IDEAG 2024 depends on the type of table you selected during registration and varies between 20 and 35 euros, and will entitle you to:

  • a table where you can present and play your games, on Saturday or Sunday.
  • the Game Designer badge to participate in the event on both days
  • the IDEAG 2024 notebook
  • the digital list of all the prototypes presented
  • participation in the training meetings organized on Friday 12 January
  • the possibility of using the tables on Saturday evening

To ensure the maximum possible participation in the event, it will be possible to use the table on only one of the two days of the event. On Saturday evening, however, the tables will be available to all Game Designers, regardless of the day on which the table was booked. We also remind you that registration will give you the opportunity to participate in the training and debate moments that will be held on Friday 12 January.

Furthermore, if there are unassigned tables left near the event, we will open registration again and it will be possible to obtain a table also for the second day of attendance.

Number and size of tables

Approximately 80 tables in three different sizes will be available:

  • S size tables: 90×90 cm with 3 chairs, at a cost of 20 euros,
  • L size tables: 175 x 60 cm with 4 chairs, at a cost of 25 euros,
  • XL size tables: 180 x 90 cm with 6 chairs, at a cost of 35 euros,

To increase the availability of tables during the event we have chosen to sit multiple Game Designers on XL tables.

This is how the S sized tables came to be, inheriting the sharing mentality carried out during these 20 years of IDEAG.

By filling out the registration form, you will have to specify the type of table requested, among those still available.

Table maps for IDEAG 2024

Reduction for SAZ members

If you are a member of SAZ you are entitled to a reduction of 5 euros on the registration fee (for example, you will pay 20 euros instead of 25 for an L sized table). You will also be able to register starting November 1, 2023.

Registration ‘without table’

If you intend to participate in IDEAG but do not intend to reserve a table (because you will not have games with you, or you will come with other friends whose table you will share, or because the tables are sold out), you can still register. Registration without a table costs 10 euros, and will entitle you to:

  • the Game Designer badge for the two days of the appointment,
  • the IDEAG 2024 personalized notebook
  • the digital list of all the prototypes presented
  • participation in the training meetings organized on Friday 12 January
  • the possibility of using the tables on Saturday evening

During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet publishers, and possibly benefit from the hospitality of other participating Game Designers to try out your games at their tables.

To register without a table, fill out the registration form as normal and – by 28 December 2023 – the one for the presentation of the prototypes.

Co-Designers, Designer Team and companions

If the games you will present at IDEAG are the work of a team of Game Designers, it is not necessary to pay for members beyond the first one.

However, if you would like everyone to have a badge and notebook, they can be obtained by registering each other team member without a table (see above).

We ask you to be honest and not book a table for the same team with different names on the two days of the event.

Here are the steps to follow to register for the event as a Game Designer:

Step 1 – Register for the event

Read the Decalogue and then fill out the form at this address to register for IDEAG 2024.

This year we introduced something new: Game Designers will be able to insert a link to Calendly to allow publishers and playtesters to book an appointment.

Register your Calendly profile before starting to register to IDEAG 2024 and create a booking agenda for the IDEAG event (tutorial), it takes only 5-10 minutes. Remember that if you enter this link when registering, it will be associated with all the prototypes you register.

All communications will come from the email Save this contact in your address book to avoid missing important communications.

Step 2 – Complete the registration with the payment of your contribution

If registration for Step 1 is successful you will receive an email with the information to make the payment for the organization of the event and the link to send the receipt.

You will have 24 hours to make the payment and insert the receipt. If you do not receive the receipt your reservation will be cancelled.

Once you have sent the receipt you will receive a booking email with your link for registering your prototypes.

Step 3 – Book your accommodation and meals at the hotel

If you want meals and accommodation offered at the facility, you will need to contact the hotel where the event will take place, to book the beds and meals you need.
It is necessary to book meals upfront.

You will find more information on this step on the “Accommodation and meals” page.

Step 4 – Register your prototypes

Until December 28, 2023 you will have the opportunity to enter the games you will bring with you to IDEAG by filling out the prototype registration form. The registration link is personal. you will receive an email from which you will need to keep to register your prototypes.

This year it will be mandatory to include a photo of the game to help publishers, playtesters and game designers choose which games to try.


  • November 1: SAZ Member Registration
  • November 14: Table Registration 1st Day
  • November 28: Table Registration 2nd Day
  • December 28: Registration and Prototype Form closes