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UK Games Expo 2018: Friday Live Blog

UK Games Expo 2018: Friday Live Blog

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Welcome to the UK Games Expo for this year at the NEC in Birmingham. We're going to have some awesome stuff for you to get stuck into this year including a series of livestreams AND our Live Blog running throughout the three days.

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Get Involved!

Of course, you can comment on all of the posts throughout the three days here and we'd love for you to tell us what YOU want to see.

Opening Times For UK Games Expo

  • Friday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 6pm
  • Saturday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 6pm
  • Sunday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 4pm

We hope you join us for our adventures here at UK Games Expo and if you see us out and about, say hello!

Prizes To Be Won!

We're going to have loads of prizes up for grabs this weekend, so be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts on different posts below.

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Ankama Talk Trool Park & Tales of Glory

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We stop off with Ankama to talk about Trool Park and Tales of Glory. The former is all about building amusement park rides whilst Tales of Glory allows you to build combos to vanquish your foes.

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Uniting the UK Indie RPG League [PRIZE]

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Ben is here to talk to the UK Indie RPG League about their collection of roleplaying games they have brought to the show. From Lovecraftian tales to irreverent adventures involving pigs and bears this collective can be found in Hall 2 with a wide selection for your groups RPG needs.

Comment below to win The Spire RPG pdf rule book!

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Exploring Porgs and Werewolves with Brambledown Designs [PRIZE]

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We’re with Simon from Brambledown Designs to talk about some of the beautiful artwork on the show floor here.

Comment to win a Porg Art Print.

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Oink Games Go On A Deep Sea Adventure! [PRIZE]

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Oink Games have a couple of their quick, fun games with them at this year’s UKGE, including Deep Sea Adventure, a game I can personally vouch for.

Comment for your chance to win Deep Sea Adventure.

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Infamy Games Emerge From The Smog For A Brawl [PRIZE]

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Infamy Games are here at UKGE demonstrating their upcoming game Infamy Brawl, taking their fantastic miniatures to the tabletop.

Comment below for your chance to win the Holmes and Crookes miniatures.

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Broken Mill Dungeon Delve To Kickstarter With Heroes Of Tenefyr

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Broken Mill Games give us a look at their new cooperative dungeon delving card game Heroes of Tenefyr, which they will soon be bringing to Kickstarter.

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The Steampunk Menagerie with Mostly Curious games

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Ben chats to Mark from Mostly Curious Games about the amazing steampunk models he has constructed and brought to the show floor. From dice towers to Star Wars homages, Mark has constructed some great collectable pieces.

Comment below to win a steampunk Millenium Falcon piece!

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On the Precipice with Beasts of Balance

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Ben is with Alice and Anna from Sensible Object to talk about Beasts of Balance. It’s a colourful, inventive game about building towers of animals. Copies are selling out quick of this always popular game!

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Recreating your Favourite Mad Max Set Piece with Gaslands

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Ben chats to Mike from Osprey Publishing to show off Gaslands. A game that a lot of people have gotten excited about, Gaslands lets you use your own car miniatures to build scenarios and set pieces for your game.

Comment below to win the Gaslands Rulebook, a template and dice!

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Mad Dad Games Blast Off Into Hyper League Racing

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It’s time for some madcap racing in spaaaaaace!!! Mad Dad Games are here at UKGE showing off their game Hyper League Racing, which will be zooming off to Kickstarter soon.

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Reaper Miniatures Coming to the UK

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Ben’s here with Reaper Miniatures to talk about their setting up shop in the UK. The stand at Expo here has been filled with miniatures and enthusiastic attendees painting all day long.

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Survive The Horror Of The SS Omega

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The SS Omega (SSO) is a survival horror card game currently running on Kickstarter, and Ben stops off with its creator Glen to discover what horrors lie in wait for us within its dark corridors.

Did you back this on Kickstarter? Is it one that tempts you?

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Handy Con Bringing Board Game Events to Maidenhead

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Ben is talking to Paul from Handy Con to hear about the biannual event held at Maidenhead to celebrate board games. From heavy strategy games to lighter affairs, Handy Con seeks to bring people together to play as many games as they desire.

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Ian Livingstone Talks About The Resurgence of Fighting Fantasy [PRIZE]

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The classic Fighting Fantasy choose-your-own-adventure stories helped form the gaming experience of many and they have seen a resurgence in recent years, with the books returning to print from Scholastic.

Legendary games designer Ian Livingstone has a chat with us about the future of the series, including new books on the horizon, and offers up a rather cool prize.

Comment to win a copy of Deathtrap Dungeon signed by Ian Livingstone.

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DNAR Games Make Great TV With Vikings In Space!

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It’s Vikings in Space! I am already loving this concept from DNAR Games, which they are playtesting at UKGE this year before they take it to Kickstarter.

Do you like the idea of vikings in spaaaaaaace!?

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Lay Waste Games Declare Heads Will Roll [PRIZE]

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Lay Waste Games have a couple of new games with them at UKGE, including Heads Will Roll and Human Era, continuing their love of metal components from Dragoon.

Comment below for your chance to win a copy of Dragoon.

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Create Crime Fiction with Lulla [PRIZE]

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Ben joins Lulla Games to look at Crime Writers. A success in Hungary, Lulla are bringing Crime Writers to Kickstarter in Autumn.

Comment below to win a copy of Crime Writers!

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tomd
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I like the new format very professional :).

orlandothetechnicoloured
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Have fun, and spend, spend, spend

pagan8th
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Oh dear… Justin in a red shirt…. red shirts never last long.

captaingarro
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wish I was there…. so many goodies and cool things to see

stvitusdancern
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If you live near Birmingham or can get there over the next three days I highly recommend this show. We loved last year and it is eating us up we can’t be there this year.

deltagamegirl22
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Wish we were there, but this is certainly the next best thing. Have a great show, guys!

jockjay
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Keep you eyes peeled for the guys from the Average gamers podcast! Represent!

embracraig
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Glad to see you talking a bit of Gaslands – I’ve not managed to give it a shot yet, but it looks a lot of fun. I mean who wouldn’t want to convert up some old Hot Wheels to game with?

grodd1016
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Check out Village Attacks at the Grimlord Games booth, and Last Days at the Osprey booth

while
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Have a good one!

thelostdog
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Seriously it’s about time someone started covering these events properly, absolutely brilliant coverage guys, really enjoying it.

vapian
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Thanks for bringing us the highlights. Stuck at home doing DIY and chores for the missus… and it’s not even a bank holiday!

Can’t wait to see what other show exclusives you can bring us

mrchewy2k1
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I have found the secret to success!

Spray paint random stuff with silver and brass tones spraypaint and call it “Steam Punk”………

Otherwise everything looks pretty awesome at this years Con!

etherealistic
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Minis are white, minis are grey, I like to paint minis every day.

jahatch28
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Looking like more and more great stuff! Really nice variety in games and styles too!

dafthelmet85
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Fantastic coverage as always.

soapdodger
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Such a better format this year guys well done!

tankkommander
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For some reason Gaslands reminds of an old game Battle Cattle where you up-armoured bovines in to a mighty fighting moochines 🙂

andre77
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Nice to see you having fun.

nixtone
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This seems to be an awsome event!

chuckles
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Enjoy the expo, beasts of war. Looking forward to all of the updates

papabear
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Fantastic coverage and community involvement, website looks great!

dane001
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Saw Justin and John dive past me this afternoon and had some very starstuck boys. It was such a great day,we’re now catching up on all your content of the bits we missed. Hopefully we’ll be back up sunday for some more gaming!

curlydesign
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Awesome, Wish I could be there

danny76
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Great new style for the site.
Spent way too long looking at all these articles 😊

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