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UK Games Expo 2017 Live Blog – Saturday

UK Games Expo 2017 Live Blog – Saturday

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We're diving back into the awesomeness of the UK Games Expo here in Birmingham at the NEC and Hilton Metropole. We've had a cracking time so far and we're only getting started...

UK Games Expo Saturday

We hope you've been following along and as we continue to delve into more of the games and events going on here you should let us know what you want us to see!

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 Day Two At The UK Games Expo!


Come and check out what’s going on at the UK Games Expo here for Day Two. We’ve got loads to get stuck into so make sure to delve in and find out more from the vendors and attendees.

Watch the show, follow along with the playlist and see what’s on.

Buzzing Around The Tabletop With Nimbee


We stop in to talk about this awesome looking little game called Nimbee which has you playing as buzzy bees trying to come out on top as you race around the hive.

The gameplay takes no time at all to get into and once  you've played a few games you'll begin to develop some interesting tactics.

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Modiphius Talk Star Trek & Fallout


Dawn gets to sit down with Chris from Modiphius to talk about what's coming in the near future for Star Trek: Adventures and Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.

Sadly they had no models to show off just now but they are looking to reveal them in the future at Gen Con and beyond.

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Quick & Easy Games - First Date, Colour Brain & Chameleon


We stop in with Big Potato Games and discuss three of their quick and easy party games which might be great for non-gamers and series tabletop fans.

We have First Date which is a bit risque for couples, Colour Brain which explores some interesting mechanics and Chameleon which is a mix between Codenames and Spyfall for those in the know.

Come and check them out here at the convention.

Game Face #Gameplan - What Kind Of Gamer Are You?


Find out what your Game Face is when you come on over to the UK Games Expo.

We follow through this flow chart and find out what Lance and Ben are when it comes to gaming...

What Is Your Game Face #GamePlan

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Come And Play Games At The Playtest Area


Come and learn more about the Playtest Area where you can dive in and check out some of the developer that are showing off their product here today.

The Playtest Area gets you an easy way to dive in and check out what's coming in the near future and what's available now.

Come & Play Star Trek: Ascendancy With Gale Force Nine


Come on over to the Gale Force Nine booth and make sure to check out Star Trek: Ascendancy here.

This game puts you in the boots of leaders of the Federation, Klingon Empire, and Romulans although there are plenty of expansions coming.

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Delve Into The World Of Exploriana


Dawn sits down to find out what's going on with the world of Exporiana on the tabletop.

Take a look at the game and make sure to then head out into the hall to see if you can find them for a couple of demos.

Warlord Talk Doctor Who & Test Of Honour & Win These Games!


Warlord Games are sitting down and talking through what you can expect from Exterminate! The Doctor Who Miniatures Games, and Test of Honour, which is their skirmishing Samurai game too.

Come and learn about the games today AND you could win yourself a copy of both by commenting below!

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Hawk Wargames Look Ahead To What's New + You Could Win!


We got to talk with Hawk Wargames about what they have here at the show this weekend.

You could win! Two One Player Starter Sets Of Your Choice

With this being the last flight of the Avenger this should be a neat experience for those who come along and can explore what's happening with them and their 10mm miniatures game.

Colour Chess & Stakbots Take Shape On The Tabletop


Come and find out what's happening with these quirky little games called Colour Chess and StakBots here at the event.

One of these games is focused on twisting the idea of chess and the other, StakBots, is a great game which is fun, cutthroat and more besides.

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Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Is Up For Pre-Order!


Games Workshop just opened up per-orders for the latest edition of Warhammer 40K! If you have been watching our coverage of UK Games Expo you would have seen our demo game that Justin and Simon from GW played, as well as the seminar from GW from yesterday afternoon.

So, far the response has been pretty positive and I even have seen a couple of comments that this edition may bring some back into the fold.

Besides the two-player starter set, they are offering a limited edition collector's set.

A very exciting time for Warhammer 40k players, so you better jump on this right away! It will be available in stores on June 17.

Are you ordering 8th edition?

Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Is Up For Pre-Order!
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Check Out The Tabletops From GeekNSon


We step in and take a look at what's on offer from GeeknSon.

We also have a goodie bag of convention awesomeness for you to snap up from these guys simply by commenting.

Have you considered checking out this selection for your gaming room?

Become A Backstabbing Spy With Nightlancer


Join us as we take a look at Nightlancer and find out what's happening with this game where you're trying to work together and yet also make sure you come out on top.

Do you like the look of this one?

TTCombat Talk About What’s Coming For RumbleSlam – Prizes To Win!


Take a look at what’s coming for TTCombat this year and we even have a prize to give away.

You can get stuck into the game and comment along so you can pick up RumbleSlam Base Game,  Two Addition Teams, Event Exclusive.

Devil Pig Games Talk Heroes Of Normandie & Karnage + Win Prizes!


We stop in with Devil Pig Games who are going to be delving into what they have here on Heroes Of Normandie and Karnage, two of their great games here at the event.

They are also giving away some awesome prizes which include Heroes Of Normandie Pointe Du Hoc & Kharnage Devil Pig Army

Revel In Cthulhu Weirdness With Chaosium + Win A Prize!


Cthulhu is sometimes hard to get into, what with all the weirdness, so this company, Chaosium, are looking to get you into the mix with a whole bunch of sourcebooks and more.

You could actually win yourself a H.P. Lovecraft For Beginners book which would be perfect for those just starting out.

Find Out What Monolith Are Plotting With Batman: The Board Game


Monolith are heading to Kickstarter soon with their Batman: The Board Game project and we stopped in to find out a bit more about what they have planned.

You can actually check out the game yourself as they are running demos throughout the weekend. So, make sure you stop by.

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Paizo Explore RPGs With Pathfinder & Starfinder


We stop in with Paizo and find out about the role-playing games they are showing off here including Pathfinder, an old staple...

...and the new Starfinder which is coming very soon indeed. This one takes things to the next level with a Sci-Fi theme!

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Osprey Games Talk Lost Expedition + Win The Game


If you're a big fan of Osprey Games and their current selection of board and card games which are on offer then come and meet Jo who talks about what is here to play at the event.

You can also win yourself a copy of Lost Expedition for you to play at home!

The Ian Livingstone Story & His Top 10 Games


Ian Livingstone dropped into UK Games Expo to give a seminar providing insight into his Games Workshop days, the rise of Fantasy Flight books, the craze that brewed up around Lara Croft and more.

You’ll even be able to dive in and find out what his top ten board games are!

Find Out How To Play Daring Dustbunnies


See what you think about this game of Daring Dustbunnies where you push your luck to see if you can avoid being dragged into the hoover!

Will you be giving this one a go and delving into the charity side of things with this too when you get a chance for a demo game?

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Set The Perfect Tone For Your Game With Syrinscape


What could possibly make your game feel more epic than hearing the dangers that wait for you on the other side of the door? Or in the dungeon? How about the noises in the pub, or in the streets? Syrinscape has the perfect answer to this with their customizable app that puts you in control of a sound board to control music, sound effects and more!

What effects would you like to have on your track?

Justin Stumbled On Grange Live Gaming Multistory Gaming Cafe


After amazing LARP weapons caught my eye at the Grange Live Gaming booth, my conversation with him was even better! Little did we know Grange has a 6 story gaming cafe in Birmingham that features different themed floors for immersive gaming experiences. Apparently there's a hospital themed floor, a banking themed floor and even a sci fi Alien one.

Ben Has A Chat With Joe On All Things Frostgrave


It's always great to catch up with Joe and hear all about what's new and exciting with Frostgrave. There's just something magical about putting together your band of adventurers in whichever way you'd like (especially if there's a way to work in a dwarf or two!).

How have you been enjoying Frostgrave? Be sure to comment for your chance to win.

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Can You Solve The Mystery With Agent November?


With a murder to solve will you be able to work out the mystery of Agent November?

It works a little bit like an escape room but there is plenty of mystery for you to work in here and every time you play something is different.

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Going On An Animal Adventure With Oathsworn Miniatures


We stop in with Oathsworn Miniatures and take a look at some of their wonderfully characterful animal adventurers.

It's great bumping into this lot when we're out and about at conventions as they always have some great models to show off and a neat game too.

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GCT Studio Take Us Into The World Of Bushido + Win A Prize


GCT Studios delve into the world of Bushido and tell us what is on the way for the world of Bushido and beyond.

You can win Two Starter Sets, A Rulebook + 4Ground Terrain.

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Day one coverage was great, bring on day two. Watching from Australia so thanks for showing us all the great footage from the expo guys!

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Looking forward to this.


Don’t know if I like this live blog – on the one hand its great to see what fun we’re going to have on Sunday – on the other it makes me want to be there NOW! Looks awesome.


8th edition looks interesting. I’m with you Ben, I would be a goody-to-shoe gamer. #gameplan


obstacle’s have arisen , no karma for us to meet today.
there is still a chance for tomorrow, we will see which way the wind blows.

have fun today


good morning BOW


I am also jealously watching from Australia.

Keep up the stellar work team.


Thanks guys!
But you HAVE TO go to see Devil Pig Games team with their next game : Heroes of Black Reach! Heroes of Normandie system in the world of Wh40k, can’t wait to play!
(and say hello to Yann & Clem for me ^^)

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can’t wait to see what you all dig up today

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Have a great day!


This looks amazing, gutted I can’t make it Have an amazing time all!

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I spent a couple of hours wandering around. I’m now shattered and have no money. Not a bad day all in all 🙂


May I make a suggestion for future live blogs? While I understand the blog part, it would be nice if there where a way to merge all the videos and images into one long single video at the end of each day. It would be impossible during the middle of the day because it would be to much editing involved. We can still comment within the individual segments.

Other than that, enjoying what has been presented thus far.


There is a playlist you can watch at the top of the page @turbocooler if that helps.


Was so wanting to go this year but couldn’t make it due to “insufficient funds available”. At least I’m not missing out on everything with the coverage available. Just need to find some way of getting mantic’s walking dead promo.

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@brennon so surrounded by all of those board games, do you feel like you are in heaven, or living a porno?


Wish I was there , looks like a blast.

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I go to GenCon about every few years and always get stuck on the vendor and demo floors for a day or two.
Great job on covering the convention so far. It’s always great to see all the booths and what folks are selling, displaying, and demonstrating.

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All these great games, great coverage you guys.

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liking the constantly triggering videos at the top of the page


Looks like I’ve missed another great event. Will defo have to make next year. Keep up the great work guys.


Great to see this kinda event giving it large in the UK, and with so many participants from Big companies, wee companies and community groups. And great coverage from BOW.


Had a great time at the show, chuffed to have met Ian Livingstone


Have a glass of red wine and a day’s Live Blog videos to enjoy –
thank you Beasts of War for the awesome coverage!


I am Looking forward to my first visit to UKGE tomorrow.

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Had such a good time at the expo yesterday. Loads of cool stuff to see. Was really taken with the Wild West Exodus stand. Been painting my free mini today. I think I’m a bit hooked!

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