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UK Games Expo 2017 Live Blog – Friday

UK Games Expo 2017 Live Blog – Friday

Welcome to our UK Games Expo Live Blog from Birmingham in the UK! We're going to be delving into all the goings on here at the event across the NEC and Hilton Metropole across the weekend.

UK Games Expo Friday

Join us for all manner of board, card, and miniature gaming fun as well as a visit to some of the seminars and more. There's even a Viking Village being set up around the lake!

What's On & Helpful Links

To give you a rundown of what's happening at the event we have some helpful links for you...

We hope to meet up with you all at the event to so if you see us around make sure to come on over and say hi.

Prize Pool - Comment To Win!

Make sure to also comment on the various posts throughout the Live Blog to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes.

Are you joining us?

Welcome To The UK Games Expo

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We're here at the UK Games Expo and we've got some awesome games and more to delve into as we find out what's happening at this amazing event here in Birmingham at the NEC.

We can't wait to get talking with you all and finding out more about the games that are offer.

Let's Press It Up!

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The Show Floor Is Already Packed

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We took a few snaps of people already getting stuck into their gaming and perusing the different stores in search of the new game to add to their collection.

The atmosphere is really friendly and it genuinely feels like the right place to be this weekend as a board gaming fan.

The Show Floor Is Already Packed

Checking Out Modern Horrors - A Quirky Card Game!

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We talked with Nick about his comedy card game, Modern Horrors, which takes some of the troupes that you will be used to and delves into them on the tabletop in this mash up of Cards Against Humanity and Top Trumps.

If you like the sound of this you're not going to miss him when he's around in that golden jacket!

Getting Into The Gaming

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One of the big things about the UK Games Expo to consider is that they have so many ways for you to interact and play the games that are on offer.

So many of the vendors have plenty of demos to try out and there are also large areas where you can play the games you've bought, try out new ones with new people and just enjoy yourself.

Getting Into The Gaming

Talking Mars Rover & Mythos Tales With Spiral Galaxy Games

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We get to chat with Spiral Galaxy Games about what they've got here today at the event.

One of the big games they have to show off is the prototype for Mars Rover but they are also delving into some Cthulhu mysteries with Mythos Tales.

We reckon you should come on over and check these folks out. Maybe you could take a closer look if flowers are your thing too!

Check Out The Retro Styles Of Escape The Dark Castle

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Come and check out this retro look at Escape The Dark Castle which harks back to your days in Fighting Fantasy and HeroQuest in a cooperative adventure where you may not escape alive!

Check out the Kickstarter Here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1998318065/escape-the-dark-castle

Ian Livingstone At UK Games Expo 2017

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We got a chat with the legendary Ian Livingstone as the weekend comes to life here at the UK Games Expo and chatted with him about his plans for the event and what he's looking forward to.

As a massive board gamer he has plenty to dive into and he'll also be signing Fighting Fantasy books AND talking about his time in the industry.

Bringing The Community Together With Raku Games

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Raku Games, as well as actually working to bring a board game to the tabletop, are really focused on making sure that more of us get stuck into actually working on and indeed playtesting games.

The sense of community is something that is prevalent throughout what we do as gamers and so a company like Raku are great for the kind of focus we need.

What Games Have You Been Playing?

What Games Have You Been Playing?12 Comments

Tails From Equestria Role-Playing From River Horse

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If you're into your My Little Pony, or you have younger role-players and gamers around you then you might want to check out Tails From Equestria from River Horse.

This RPG now has its core book plus new expansion content and stories for you to delve into.

Have you given this a go?

An Offer We Can't Refuse?

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Build Up A 2D Dungeon With Harps Corp

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If you're starting out as a DM or GM then you might not want to have to try and work out where to buy your miniatures. Well, Harps Corp are showing off some plastic and wooden components to help out.

As well as the miniatures you see here, including Dragonborn and Tieflings, they are also designing tables, screens and more.

Will You Make A Good Temp Worker Assassins

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Showing off some great artwork and some neat mechanics this could make for an awesome time on the tabletop.

Find out more from the designer and the artist behind the Temp Worker Assassin game which is here at UK Games Expo.

"What Swag Have You Picked Up Today?"

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Spooking Guests In Ghostel

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If you're interested in a great game with an awesome theme then make sure to check out Ghostel where you play ghosts working together to scare fellows out of the rooms of a haunted hotel.

There are some special guests, plenty of quirky tactics and more to look forward to.

Watch Out For More DUST 1947 This Weekend

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If you're a fan of the Weird World War side of things then you'll want to check out what the folks behind DUST 1947 are showing off this weekend.

As well as plenty of the current range they might be showing off a few of the new models coming your way too.

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nakchak
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Gw seminar os interesting… Multiple overwatch sounds cool

nakchak
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The 40k generals handbook will be called chapter approved
Space marines get a new tank a hover tank called a repulsor I call it the flyno

limburger
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I thought hover tanks were xenos exclusive tech and there for illegal for Imperial forces ? 😉

astralwraith
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Looking forward to watching all the live blogs over the weekend

cypher2009
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I had to cancel my tickets…. Sometimes buying a house sucks… 😛

I am defo going next year though. It looks so good. 🙂

darthcheese
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Really wanted to ask about Squats in the GW q&a but couldn’t bring myself to do so

nakchak
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Should have done it dude lol

limburger
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damn it … we need to know this.
Poor squats are ignored by everyone.
(they also would have been a much better faction than those new space marines … )

laughingboy
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Don’t arrive until tomorrow but very much looking forward to it.

mikeyboy403
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I’m defiantly going to have to get my butt there next year. Ill just have to convince the wife that it is a good idea, but will probably need to sell one of the twins and replace them with board games……

theamazingmrg
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I don’t see a problem with that.

darthcheese
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Purple cow, purple cow

equivokate
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Dude, I would totally play games for free cake.

theamazingmrg
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Well, that’s my weekend sorted.

beetle
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It is good to see the UK getting in some multi-day conventions for gaming. Multi-day cons are a staple here in the States, but it seems like the UK has more single day events. However, we don’t have the proliferation of gaming clubs, so cons are sometimes the only place we can get in some less common games.

daruckus
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dam might have come by tomorrow my wallet only just recovered form warhammer fest lol

thebloke
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I wish I could go. Fortunately these videos are the next best thing!

bobcockayne
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In pub and found table for when the troops turn up.

doctorether
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Where abouts

tomd
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Good afternoon BOW

cybermonkey
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Don’t kiss Justin… He tastes funny!!! (And moans that you didn’t buy him a drink first!). No pleasing some people!!!

severon
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I wish I could come over to the pub but I better get some good sleep before the SW Destiny tournament tomorrow.

ugleb
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LICK THE HEAD!

Does that sound wrong? It sounds wrong, doesn’t it?

bobcockayne
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To Dignity Warzan and all the crew, meet was great , had a blast, Dignity has a game on my must get list, In theory are in time for last train, and what do you know there looks like theres a later one. Hope you all enjoyed the rest of your night

warwolf
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You’re a good sport Justin now just hope the guy doesn’t have cold sore (herpes)

rbwgames
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Oh, it’s killing me! I’m over here, staying in London, and don’t have the free time to come up and check it out.

daegren
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Y’all are making me wish it was GenCon weekend.

marktarver
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Been a great event so far

cuscus
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Looks great so far. Will be following this over the weekend.

greaper
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I think we will enjoy 8th after all

babone
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Wish I could go, but hosting our own convention this weekend. Hope to catch the latest news here instead.

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