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UK Games Expo 2018: Sunday Live Blog

UK Games Expo 2018: Sunday Live Blog

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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The Final Day of Expo - Sunday

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It’s the final day of the UK Games Expo. We’ve seen loads of cool games and events, and it’s not over yet! Join us OnTableTop.com for more live coverage and be sure to check out today’s last set of live streams.

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(Time-lapse) Experience the Epic Set Up of UKGE 2018!

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As we kick off the final day of Expo, relive how it all started: at 5am in the morning when even the birds were still slumbering! Lorries, vans and armies of volunteers from vendors, game companies and artists arrive to set up their stands and play areas.

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Ben Learns How to Escape the Dark Castle [PRIZE]

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Ben joins Alex from Themeborne’s to look at the popular Escape the Dark Castle. Bringing the two recently announced expansion packs to Expo, the game tasks players locked away in a castle to fight their way out against the odds.

Comment below to win a copy of Escape the Dark Castle!

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Saturday Catch Up - Alley Cat Games

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Ben is lucky to be joined by Alley Cat Games who showed off their array of games. From Dice Hospital to Pharma to Ruthless, Alley Cat show off their confidence with a variety of mechanics.

Be sure to check out today’s Live Stream to see if there is anything which catches your eye.

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Justin Encounters the Sheer Size of the Tournament Hall

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Justin is joined by Alex from Fantasy Flight Games to talk about the vast array of tournaments they are running. From Star Wars Armada and Legion to Legend of the Five Rings, FFG have an impressive set of European Championships running throughout the weekend.

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Chaosium Gets back into Board Games

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Ben encounters David from Chaosium to talk about their foray back into the world of board games. In addition to the cute art they have on display with Khan of Khans they also have a stand of RPG books dedicated to Glorantha and Call of Cthulhu.

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Saturday Catch Up - Hall Or Nothing Productions

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Ben was very excited to hear Tristan from Hall or Nothing to talk about 1066 which is all about the build-up to the Battle of Hastings, culminating in the battle itself.

Be sure to check out today’s Live Stream to see if there is anything which catches your eye.

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Taking the L Train to Days of Wonder

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Justin joins Leon at the Days of Wonder stand to talk about demoing the new Ticket to Ride versions: France and New York. Alex also gives us an insight into how he approaches demoing games at the show so that players enjoy themselves.

Thanks for haunting my nightmares...

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Return to the Cold War With Plastic Soldier Company

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Justin catches up with Dan from the Plastic Soldier Company to talk about their new game Red Alert. The depth of mechanical representation is felt in Red Alert with large arcs of movement as you might expect in a fleet combat game.

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Saturday Catch Up - Burley Games

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Yesterday Justin was joined by father and son duo Pete and Fred from Burley Games. They came over to talk about the new game they are bringing to Kickstarter: Rolling Bears.

Be sure to check out today’s Live Stream to see if there is anything which catches your eye.

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Office Invasion from Darker Days Radio

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Chris from Darker Days Radio and our popular Kingdom Death Monster Let’s Plays comes into the office to chat about the Darker Days Podcast.

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TT Combat Take Us Through All Their New Releases [PRIZE]

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Justin drops in on Lewis from TT Combat to talk about the new expansions they have for Rumbleslam as well as Dropzone Commander and Dropfleet. They guys at TT Combat burrowed away to develop some new miniatures and they have them on the show floor.

"My mind is boggled by how much there is to look at! And the volunteers have been so helpful! - Harriet"

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Saturday Catch Up - Alderac Entertainment

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Mark from AEG joined Justin the Live Stream yesterday to chat about Thunderstone Quest. Building on the strong Kickstarter which had 5000 backers, Mark showed off the massive deckbuilder.

Be sure to check out today’s Live Stream to see if there is anything which catches your eye.

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Demoing the Massive FFG Back Catalogue at Expo

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Justin checks in with the Fantasy Flight Games demo booth to check out their game range at expo. Second Edition X-Wing is top of Justin’s list but he only gets teased with what’s to come in the hotly anticipated update.

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More Delightful Cosplay

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Saturday Catch Up - Backspindle games

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Relive Ben’s Live Stream with Backspindle Games where they talked about Mournequest which still has a few days left on Kickstarter and Speedy Ninjas.

Be sure to check out today’s Live Stream to see if there is anything which catches your eye.

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Chatting With The Guys Behind UKGE

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Be sure to head over our Live Stream as we are chatting with the organizers behind UKGE and getting their take on how things have gone this weekend.

Go to the Live Stream Here!

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WizKids Show Off The Twists They Bring to Established Mechanics

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Ben joins Chris from WizKids to look at their vast array of games. From quick games like Dungeon party to interesting thematic twists on the dungeon crawler with Seal Team Flicks, WizKids have delivered quite the variety of games here at Expo.

Helmets Polished While You Wait

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Seeing the Beautiful Miniatures of Conquest from Para Bellum

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Justin catches up with Para Bellum again to see their stand on the show floor as they show off a huge variety of new Conquest miniatures and box sets. One of the most beautiful stands at Expo this year, this is reflected in the miniatures they have on display!

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Saturday Catch Up - Yay Games

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Andrew from Yay Games joined Justin the Live Stream yesterday to talk about two of their biggest games: Ominoes and Ominoes: Hieroglyphs.

Be sure to check out today’s Live Stream to see if there is anything which catches your eye.

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Battle Across Awesome Displays

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Battle Across Awesome Displays
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Galloping Towards the River Horse Stand [PRIZE]

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Justin tracks down Jack from River Horse again to have a look at their set up on the show floor. Their recent release, Dark Crystal has been available to purchase on the show floor, plus their even more recent Tails of Equestria adventure.

Comment to win a signed copy of Tales of Equestria.

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The Force Is Strong With This Con

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The Force Is Strong With This ConThe Force Is Strong With This Con
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Dragon Dawn Productions Don Their Black Hat [PRIZE]

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Dragon Dawn Productions are demoing some of their games, including Black Hat, a competitive game of hacking, Darwinning, a fun look at evolution, and Perdition’s Mouth, a fully cooperative dungeon crawler.

Comment for your chance to win a copy of Black Hat.

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Saturday Catch Up - Steamforged Games Live Stream

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Steamforged Games brought the grim world of Dark Souls to yesterday’s Live Stream, showing off expansions for both the Board Game and Card Game.

What do you think of Dark Souls’ tabletop incarnations?

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It's Role Playing Time At The Paizo Demo Area

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Paizo have set up a role-playing space where they are demoing their new game Starfinder, as well as the second edition of the classic game Pathfinder.

What do you want to see in second edition Pathfinder?

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The Brand New Miniatures For 7TV [PRIZE]

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Ben joins the Evil Mastermind of Crooked Dice…KARL!! They’re showing off some of the new vehicles and miniatures for their game 7TV.

Comment below to win a copy of the 7TV Boxed Starter Set

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Clash of the Vikings

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Clash of the Vikings
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Saturday Catch up - Coiled Spring Games

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Roger joined Justin in the Live Stream yesterday to show off a couple of the games from Coiled Spring Games. Pillaging Vikings in their new board game Raids is first up, followed by the intriguing Okiya.

What do you think of the games shown off here?

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Party Games and Vans with Big Potato Games

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Ben stops by the exceedingly cool Big Potato Games van to check out the games they’re showing off. From their collaboration with YouTube stars Dan and Phil in Truth Bombs to their most recent game Weird Things Humans Search For, they have one of the more unique stands at Expo this year.

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Black Box Adventures Take Over The World In Revenge Of The Dictators [PRIZE]

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Black Box Adventures tell us about a couple of their board games. Itchy Monkeys, which is currently on Kickstarter, Frutti di Marri, where it’s time to play with your food, and Revenge of the Dictators, where its time to take over the world.

Comment for your chance to win Frutti di Marri and Revenge of the Dictators.

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Taking a Wander Down Artist Alley

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Ben takes a wander down Artist Alley in Hall 2 looking at some of the beautiful pieces of artwork on display. Some of the artists like Simon Todd have worked with Ernie Gygax, and Ralph Horsley who worked on the UKGE brochure.

Art To Go Mad For

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Thames & Kosmos Provide An Escape With Their Exit Games [PRIZE]

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Thames & Kosmos have brought the challenge of escape rooms to the tabletop with their Exit games.

Comment to win Exit: The Sunken Treasure and Exit: Dead Man On The Orient Express.

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Perusing The Wares of Magister Militum [PRIZE]

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Ben swings by Magister Militum to talk with Richard about their 10mm and 15mm wargaming miniature line. Most interestingly, in addition to traditional wargaming miniatures from historical and fantasy periods, Magister Militum do a line of 10mm dinosaurs.

Comment below to win T-Rex, Triceratops and Edmontosaurus miniatures.

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Escaping the Asylum in Titan Forge's Lobotomy [PRIZE]

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Justin catches up with Titan Forge to look at their new line of miniatures. Starting off with Chinese Mythology inspired miniatures, they then move on to take a look at their fascinating dungeon crawler Lobotomy where the players are patients trying to escape an asylum.

Comment below to win an Infernal Golem Miniature!

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Bezier Games Howl At The Moon With One Week Ultimate Werewolf [PRIZE]

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Bezier Games have brought their game One Week Ultimate Werewolf with them, which is currently running on Kickstarter. Aside from that, they also have pizza, castles and plenty of other board games to leave gamers howling for more.

Comment to win a copy of One Night Ultimate Werewolf.

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Having A Blast At UKGE

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Having A Blast At UKGE
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Sunday Catch-Up - First Falling Leaf Sins RPG Live Stream

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The first of Sunday’s Live Streams saw First Falling Leaf come in to tell us about their intriguing new RPG Sins.

Is this an RPG that has caught your attention?

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Ryan Passes Through the Fog of Love [PRIZE]

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Ryan tracks down Jacob to talk about his game Fog of Love. An unmissable stand on the show floor due to it being surrounding by huge heart-shaped balloons, Fog of Love represents those first steps in a relationship, navigating the changing emotions of each partner.

Comment below to win a copy of Fog of Love!!

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Discovering The Handcrafted Goodness From Cubiko Games

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Ben finds Gavin from Cubiko Games to talk about the games he has been making for 15 years. His handcrafted games include the popular JamSumo and his most recent Velodrome.

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Rubicon Rumble Out With Their Awesome Dioramas [PRIZE]

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John stops off with Rubicon to talk about some of the glorious collection of tanks they have out.

Comment to win a WWII German Bundle (Panther Ausf G, Pak 40. AT Gun with Crew, and Log Fence Set).

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Justin Takes a Nap at the Repos and Steve Jackson Stands

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Finally taking a well-earned rest at the Repos Stand with Esther, Justin wears a blindfold whilst learning about their new game When I Dream. A party game for 4-10 players, When I dream includes some interesting deduction and word-play mechanics.

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A Backstager Manifests to Compete in Tournaments for the Honour of BoW

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Justin catches up with one of our backstagers – Collins – to find out how he fared in this weekend’s Fantasy Flight Games tournaments. Competing in the Imperial Assualt European Championship, Collins made the cut to find stiff opposition in the next round…

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John Robertson Emerges From The Dark Room

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John Robertson is the host of The Dark Room, the world’s only live-action video game, and he stopped off for a chat about how his show went at UKGE 2018.

 

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Word Forge Show Off Their Tank Miniatures and Games [PRIZE]

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Ben meets up with Mark from Word Forge games to take a look at the tank miniatures and scenario they have set up at Expo. In addition to that, Ben is taken through their game Full Moon Jacket.

Comment below to win Throw Down, Cheekz & Package!

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GeekNSon Tell Us About Their UK Games Expo Experience!

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We stop off with the guys from GeekNSon and talk to them about how it all came together this year for the convention and some of the fun things they’ve seen around the event hall.

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Remember that you can enter our competition/raffle to win yourself the GeekNSon table that we used for the livestreams!

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Second Thunder Show Off Their Universal System [PRIZE]

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Ben joins Karl from Second Thunder to looks at the Open Combat system which is a universal wargaming system allowing people to play in any period or use any miniature they like.

Comment below to win a copy of Open Combat!

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GameTee Gear Up Gamers In Style [PRIZE]

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GameTee provide a beautiful selection of accessories for gamers, ranging from T-Shirts to candles, bringing their own twist to board game culture.

Comment for your chance to win a £15 GameTee voucher.

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Looking For Group With Role Play Haven

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With so many more people picking up role-playing games there are also people who need groups in order to PLAY these games. That is where Role Play Haven come in.

If you need a group in your local area that is friendly and inclusive then you need to check out these guys and get started.

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What Did They Think Of UKGE 2018?

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UK Games Expo attracts people from all over and Lance took the chance to ask a few how they enjoyed the event.

 

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UK Games Expo 2018 Cosplay Parade

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There have been some amazing cosplayers at this year’s UK Games Expo and all strutted their costume-making stuff at the Cosplay Parade.

 

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UK Games Expo Awards Ceremony

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At every UK Games Expo, awards are given out to the best of tabletop gaming that the past year has to offer. The winners are selected through both Judges Award and People’s Choice and are finally announced at the UK Games Expo Awards Ceremony.

Best Children’s Game

Judges Award: Brain Box People at Work – The Green Board Game Company

People’s Choice: Rhino Hero – Super Battle – The Habermaass Gmbh (HABA)

Best Family Game

Judges Award: Untold: Adventures Await – Hub Games

People’s Choice: Untold: Adventures Await – Hub Games

Best Party Game

Judges Award: When I Dream – Repos

People’s Choice: When I Dream – Repos

Best New Board Game European Style

Judges Award: Great Western Trail – Stronghold

People’s Choice: Photosynthesis – Blue Orange

Best New Card Game or Dice Game

Judges Award: Pikoko – Brain Games

People’s Choice: Legend of the Five Rings – Fantasy Flight Games

Best New Miniatures Range

Judges Award: Warhammer 40,000: Dark Imperium – Games Workshop

People’s Choice: Warhammer 40,000: Dark Imperium – Games Workshop

Best New Miniatures Rules

Judges Award: Gaslands – Osprey Game

People’s Choice: Gaslands – Osprey Game

Best New Abstract Game

Judges Award: Thieves – Merlin Games

People’s Choice: Thieves – Merlin Games

Best New Expansion

Judges Award: QueenDomino – Blue Orange Games

People’s Choice: Cities of Splendor – Space Cowboys

Best New Accessory

Judges Award: DMB Games Resin Dungeon Tile Core Set

People’s Choice: Big Book of Battle Mats – Loke Battle Mats

Best Board Games American Style

Judges Award: Rising Sun – CMON

People’s Choice: Rising Sun – CMON

Best Role-Playing Adventure

Judges Award: Two Headed Serpent – Chaosium Inc.

People’s Choice: The Cthulhu Hack: Three Faces of the Wendigo – All Rolled Up

Best Role-Playing Expansion

Judges Award: Down Darker Train – Chaosium In.

People’s Choice: Leagues of Cthulhu – Triple Ace Games

Best Role-Playing Game

Judges Award: Adventures in an Age Undreamed of – Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.

People’s Choice: SINS – The Roleplaying Game – First Falling Leaf Limited

Best New Board Game (Strategic Style)

Judges Award: Civilisation – Gibsons

People’s Choice: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire – Games Workshop

 

UKGE 2018 Attendee Figures

Total Attendees: 39096

Unique Attendees: 21690

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Goodbye From Us & See You Again Next Year For UK Games Expo 2019!

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Goodbye From Us & See You Again Next Year For UK Games Expo 2019!

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turak
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The beginning of the end.

torros
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John just looks like he wants to go home

templar007
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It looks as though the Hobbit is saying, “We need to take out that Dragon”, and John’s response is, “Right, I’ve got this”.

ocahan
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Have a great day

orlandothetechnicoloured
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the last huzzah

tankkommander
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I have been to UKGE a couple of times. The whole thing has become too big for me to enjoy. I think I would have a melt down at GenCon 🙂

arrrgh
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Wish i could be there

tuffyears
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The picture looks like a scene from DR Who. Sam (the Doc) with his sonic pen and john his hapless assistant

paragon
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Yes! Got up and BAM! more updates.

kayrack
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going to work my way backward and see all the stuff I missed as sadly a busy weekend not much time to hit the site till the post Con :S

somegeezer
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I’m bloody shattered and I only went to one day. Respect for keeping going, lads.

growler78
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Looking forward to going through the videos. Working at a stand means I get to see very little of what’s going on at the show.

lightsout1985
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Great coverage of the event as always. My poor credit card is already trembling 🙁

petebic
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I was late to the party having been working everyday since last friday, however the coverage was great. I think next year I’ll have to make the trip myself rather than watch it all 5 days later!

eddator227
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Amazing coverage dudes!

hannahj
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Thanks for what you do.

benthebrave21
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well that was a very well designed three days of coverage. good work all around and keep up the great work.

DocLowieke
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So much to see and read. Very good and nice to see so much different games! Keep it up

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