The Grand Rapids Unpublished Boardgame Society

We are a collective of board game, card game, and RPG designers in the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan region. We comprise first-time hobbyists, seasoned professionals, independent publishers, and interested playtesters. All are welcome!

Purpose What We Do

Our mission is to support one another as we design and develop tabletop games for any reason: hobbyist interest, self-publishing, or pitching to established publishers. We meet to brainstorm, test one another’s games, and generally build one another up.

Principles Guiding Principles

Each of our members must agree to:

  1. Be kind to, and welcoming of, everyone.
  2. Be constructive with your criticism, and open to feedback.
  3. Be generous with your time, and respectful of others’ time.

Games Our Games

Some of the games that have been published after GRUBS development include:

Schedule Meeting Schedule

We meet on Thursdays from 6PM to 10PM Eastern. Meetings alternate between in-person and online.

We also host occasional game design days, and members frequently organize additional online meetups.

Membership Membership

We welcome new members! Full membership is available to any designer in the Grand Rapids region, and online membership is welcome from anywhere.

To join, hop on our Discord server, read and agree to the rules. We’re excited to meet you!