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Terry Kirk
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I'm still a while off putting my game to the testers, but I wanted to ask something.

Is it common place to reward testers, and if so what is usually the reward?
 
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    A hearty Thank You in the credits at the end of the rule book.

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Joe Miner
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It really depends on how much they contribute to the final product.
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Chris Robbins
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Agreed with the above.

Maybe a quietly rewarded free copy of the game to at least the most useful contributor in the development.
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Samuel Hinz
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Sierra madre games offers a free copy of their game to reliable play testers
 
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Mike Jones
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I've done play testing for a couple board game companies and a couple miniature companies. For the most part, it was for a thank you.
 
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Jonathan Challis
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I've received a free copy of each boardgame I playtested, and a box of each CCG product.
 
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Warren Fitzpatrick
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In person, Pizza. Haven't sent it out to people across the world though.
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'Arctica' Gary
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I've playtested 4 or 5 games and got nothing for it


While I enjoyed playtesting them, It was also a lot of work, so I don't tend to sign up to do it much anymore.
 
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