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UK Games Expo 2018: Saturday Live Blog

UK Games Expo 2018: Saturday 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.

Click Here - Geeknson Table Raffle + Check Out Our Live Stream!

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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The Ultimate Collection With Thirsty Meeples

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Justin joins Simon from one of the first board game cafes in the UK: Thirsty Meeples. Bringing more than half of their huge 2500 collection, attendees can hire out board games and play them on the massive table section in Hall 2.

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Tails of Equestria with Alessio Cavatore

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Justin tracks down Alessio from River Horse to request personal updates for the Pacific Rim and Highlander Kickstaters. In addition, Alessio is able to show off the brand new – hot off the press – Tails of Equestria adventure.

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Godtear & Guildball with Steamforged [PRIZE]

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Justin stops off with Sam from Steamforged to talk about Godtear and Guildball. The Steamforged stand has a beautiful painted Godtear scenario set up showing off the game. Justin also asks for progress on the Resident Evil 2 Kickstarter!

Comment below to win an Exiles box alongside the Muse Minis tokens!

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Wandering Around The Bring & Buy

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The Bring & Buy area at UKGE is a wonderful (and dangerous) space, where people can bring in games to sell and hunt for second-hand bargains.

It may have been a bad idea to let John and Justin in unsupervised…

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Core Space from Battle Systems [PRIZE]

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Justin joins up with Battle Systems to see how their Core Space Kickstarter is lining up. Pre-orders are still open for the next few days and can be found on their website.

Comment below to win a Fantasy Dungeon Terrain set!

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Dive Deep For U-Boot At UKGE

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U-Boot was one of our favourite games when we got to play it, and it’s great to see it here at UKGE.

We stopped off with the guys at Phalanx to see how things are getting on with the game, as well as their new game revamping the now out-of-print board game Ankh-Morpork as Nanty Narking.

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"WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!?"

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Justin tracks down Stephen from The Amazing Mystery Box to answer one of the internet’s most frequently asked questions…

Having retrieved a couple of boxes, Justin and John sit down to open their loot!

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Limited Editions with Cosy Dice [PRIZE]

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Justin joins Annie at Cosy Dice to see what kind of wares they’ve brought to the expo floor. In addition to a whole host of new dice bags, Annie has brought one of only two UKGE designed bags for one of our lucky commenters to win.

So comment below to win one of these satchel bags seen in the video!

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Mantic Games Tell Star Sagas And Tales of Hellboy [PRIZE]

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Mantic Games have brought some of their fantastic Hellboy minis with them to this year’s UKGE, and are also showing off upcoming figures for Star Saga and some new terrain sets.

Comment for your chance to win a Kickstarter copy of Star Saga.

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Osprey Take Us Through Wildlands [PRIZE]

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Justin catches up with Martin from Osprey to talk about the newly developed Wildlands. It’s an arena combat game with asymmetrically designed teams. Being released at Essen, this prototype is available to play at UKGE early for attendees.

Comment below to win a copy of High Society or Last Days of Zombie Apocalypse Book!

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The Return of Az with Solomon Kane

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Justin joins Az to talk about Mythic Games and the upcoming Solomon Kane. Building from the likes of Joan of Arc and Mythic Battles: Pantheon Az talks about Solomon Kane and the prep they are doing for the Kickstarter which will go live in the next ten days.

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The Ever-Popular Battle Foam Show Off Their Wares [PRIZE]

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Justin stops by with Gemma from Battle Foam to talk about what they’re showing off at Expo. Their Shadespire Kit is selling like hotcakes, but they also have the Magna Rack on display.

Comment below to win a P.A.C.K. Mini and Foam Trays!

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Devir Pack A Picnic For Dungeon Raiding [PRIZE]

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Following on from our earlier chat with Devir, we stopped by to see how things are at their main stand. They have brought all their games with them, and Dungeon Raiders has been seeing a lot of attention.

Comment for your chance to win a copy of Gretchinz.

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Time To Chill Out In The Open Gaming Hall

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With all the awesome games available to everyone at UKGE, it’s nice to take some time to chill out and play a couple.

Justin takes a quick wander around the Open Gaming Hall to see what people are playing.

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Catch Up With The Events Team

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There are a bunch of cool events happening at UKGE 2018 and we stop by the events team to see what sort of things people can find here.

Which event would you most like to see?

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Bundles of Board Games From Gale Force Nine [PRIZE]

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We’re back with Gale Force Nine to talk about some of the awesome board games they have with them, including Doctor Who, Firefly and Star Trek, and the first look at Aliens!

Comment below for the chance to win a 3 x 3 double-sided space mat.

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Catching Cosplayers

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It’s always great to see all the different cosplayers who come to show off their costume making skills.

We stopped off with a couple to see how they’re enjoying the UKGE.

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Friday Catch Up - All Rolled Up Live Stream

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We were able to sit down with All Rolled Up and learn a lot more about how their products are coming together.

There’s so much to get stuck into and LOTS to look forward to as well. So, see what’s around the corner and make sure to delve deeper into their webstore for more.

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Lightseekers New Waves and National Tournament Update [PRIZE]

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Justin catches up with Chris from Play Fusion to hear about the Lightseekers tournament at UKGE. There’s some chat about Wave 2: Mythical and even some teasing regarding Wave 3.

Most excitingly, Play Fusion have dedicated a MEGA bundle of Lightseekers goodies for one lucky commenter so comment below for your chance to win!

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Time For Eats

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Everyone’s getting hungry at UKGE, so it is time for us to descend upon the food trucks.

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torros
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@Brennon showing that the crew have spent the weekends budget already

burnseye
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Haha, my immediate thought was it was obviously a great night in worlds bar last night, and today the Beasts are perhaps a little delicate

spaced2020
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Dwarfs are never “delicate”! 😀 😀 😀

lordofuzkulak
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Ben made a comment in one of yesterday’s vids that he’s turning to the pointy-ear side, so ‘delicate’ is viable.
😜

spaced2020
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

nogginthenog
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As I sit doing paperwork, thanks in advance for the entertainment 🙂

orlandothetechnicoloured
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Day 2, the crew are getting tired, who will fall asleep mid interview, stay tuned to find out

emptynessisform
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absolutely gutted not to be meeting up with you guys. i was due to be there today but have been let down at the last. Its taken all the wind out of my hobby sails so i’m off for a walk to find some perspective. hope you all have a wonderful time.

hobbyhoo
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Gotta say, I’m a bit surprised you’ve decided to run a paid raffle.

timchubb
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The raffle is run by geeknson not bow/ott, all the prizes featured in vids are usual bow entry rules i.e. comment and get name pulled out of hat to win

greyseerco
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greyseerco

I think I am getting a bit jealous, I thought Gen Con had some awesome exhibitors, but looking at what is in the UKGE is making me green with envy.

timchubb
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I think ukge is the closest we will get to a UK gencon…

orlandothetechnicoloured
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this popped up on facebook

UK Games Expo

1 hr ·

***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT***

It has come to our attention that some of the products purchased from stand 1-M17 (Retro Plushy Games) may be unsafe. We have removed the items from sale, but if you have purchased any items from the stand, check that they have the appropriate safety certifications (the CE mark).
If any further information is required, please contact [email protected] at any time.

blackspiral
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Always great to experience Cons we could never go to with you guys! Thank oyu!

nogginthenog
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So the sound effect in the intro when the top of the ‘T’s’ falls down.

Its warren eating a pringle, isn’t it.

somegeezer
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“The day I went”. Blimey it was busy, blimey I’m tired. I’ll assemble at least some of the swag before I turn in though

thelostdog
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Been out with the kids all day, just back to chill now. Had a quick glance through the content from today so now it’s time to grab some tea and binge it all.

danny76
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Another great days worth of videos to sit and watch through. Good stuff.
That whiled away a few hours for me 😁

avien
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@warzan, @lloyd, @destiny, @dracs, @brennon – Just wanted to say I’m really enjoying the format this year, the blend of roaming interviews and sit down interviews is producing a ton of content that I’m completely failing to keep up! You’ve outdone yourselves again, I’m sure you’ll all be wrecked by the end of the weekend.

benthebrave21
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Looks nice guys, blog looks almost like Justin wasn’t evolved. Just kidding mate, all the love. 😉

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