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UK Games Expo 2019: Friday Live Blog

UK Games Expo 2019: Friday Live Blog

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Come and join us for a weekend of awesome fun here at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham, UK!

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Friday's Prize Pool

Ninja Squad - Star Realms Frontiers - Limited Edition Dragonborn Triumphant Miniatures - 7TV Pulp Set - Nanty Narking & Europe Divided (When Released)Dice Summoners - Hide the Pickle & Penguin Brawl - Weird Alchemy - Pictomania - Conquest - Pigasus - Tomb Raider

We're going to be getting stuck into a lot of live blogging and livestreaming over three days here at the event so make sure to get involved!

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Here's some of the information about what to look out for this year.

Make sure to tell us what you're looking forward to this weekend!

UK Games Expo Opening Times

Friday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 6pm

Saturday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 6pm

Sunday - Trade Halls Opening: 9.30 to 4pm

You will be able to join us across all three days as we delve into all sorts of awesome goodness from across the gaming spectrum. Tickets are available on the door so if you're inspired to come along, make sure to come along!

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Backspindle Games Talk Mournequest & Ninja Squad - Comment To Win!

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We’re chatting with Backspindle Games about two of their products which are now ready to snap up here at UK Games Expo, Ninja Squad and Mournequest.

Comment To Win – Ninja Squad

Both of these games are looking like a lot of fun. It’s neat to see them responding to community feedback and adding in that cooperative mode for Ninja Squad for example.

Room 17 Kickstarter Coming Soon

Room 17 Kickstarter Coming Soon11 Comments

Can You Find The Mystery Boxes?

Can You Find The Mystery Boxes?7 Comments
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White Wizard Games' Sorcerer - Comment To Win!

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Ben is Talking to Rob From White Wizard Games with their new  Game ‘Sorceror’ a game first introduced here at Games Expo which is a cross between Card Game and Strategy War Game of Sourcerors fighting for Domination of Victorian England.

Comment To Win – Star Realms Frontier

If you are interested you can see them at their stand here in the hall at 1-864!

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Para Bellum Wargames Conquest

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We’re getting another peek at the upcoming miniatures for Conquest by Para Bellum Wargames; every time we see these they seem to get better and better.

Make sure you head to their stand to check them out!

Para Bellum Wargames Conquest

Not a Spare Seat At The Themeborne Stand

Not a Spare Seat At The Themeborne Stand2 Comments
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A Great Place To Learn New Games With A Fellowship!

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UK Games Expo is an awesome place to learn new games. Fantasy Flight Games, for example, are delving into Journeys In Middle-earth with some new players and showing them what the game is all about.

With the amount of time that you have here at the convention to get stuck into a big adventure game like this, it’s awesome to see people already delving in.

A Great Place To Learn New Games With A Fellowship!
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Crooked Dice Get Pulp With 7TV - Comment To Win!

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We got to chat with the lovely people behind 7TV, Crooked Dice, and the new Pulp setting for the game which was done in conjunction with a team from Edge Hill University!

Comment To Win – 7TV Pulp Set

7Tv is one of those games that lets you be incredibly inventive and explore all different styles of scenario on the tabletop. It’s well worth checking them out for more details on the game!

Battlesystems Show Off Their New Terrain

Battlesystems Show Off Their New Terrain22 Comments
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Learning Games & Diving Into Tournaments

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We mentioned before how a lot of the focus of UK Games Expo surrounds delving in to try new games but there’s also a mix between that and getting into games you really, really know.

I mean, check out the awesomely big game of Ticket To Ride! A few folks, for example, are diving into their tournaments this weekend and playing through masses of different card games.

Learning Games & Diving Into Tournaments

What Would A Blog Be Without Burrows & Badgers

What Would A Blog Be Without Burrows & Badgers10 Comments
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CMON Get Into A Rage With God Of War

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We were able to get the full lowdown on just how the new card game from CMON works, God Of War. As someone who loves the video game we’ve been very excited to learn how this one plays.

It sounds like they have got a good set of mechanics for cooperative play set up and there are even some great solitaire rules included too for those who want the real experience of playing Kratos on his journey.

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Warren Tests Out The Games Workshop Contrast Paints!

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Warren got a chance to sit down and play with some of the new Contrast Paints that are going to be hitting the market soon from Games Workshop.

As Warren has a play around with the paints he talks about their pros and cons and exactly how he might use them as he gets stuck into lots more painting projects.

Warren's Contrast Paints Test

Warren's Contrast Paints Test9 Comments
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Phalanx Games Discuss Their Upcoming Projects - Comment To Win!

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We got talking to the awesome Jaro from Phalanx Games about their awesome line-up of games. Some of these are going to Kickstarter soon like Divided Europe and Road To Moscow but others are ready to hit tabletops now.

Comment To Win – Nanty Narking & Europe Divided (When Released)

Make sure to get your comments in below and follow along with the development of all of these games as they look like they are going to be proper belters!

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More To Come From The Lions Tower

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The Lions Tower are showing off some of their amazing miniatures, more are in the works with additional factions on the way soon.  They’ve created a rules system that are currently in Beta testing, head over to their stand to find out more!

More To Come From The Lions Tower

Ben Makes A Fluffy Friend!

Ben Makes A Fluffy Friend!9 Comments
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Take Some Time & Relax With Some Open Gaming

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When you’ve been delving into plenty of shopping throughout the event you sometimes want to just sit down, relax and explore the Open Gaming area here at the show.

We’d love it if you’d tell us what you’ve picked up at the show so far potentially what you’ve had a chance to playtest too!

Take Some Time & Relax With Some Open Gaming
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Decking Awesome Games Talk Dice Summoners - Comment To Win!

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Come and delve in and find out what Decking Awesome Games have been working on with Dice Summoners.

Comment To Win – Dice Summoners

You’re able to dive in and come up with all sorts of different combinations as you play this one-to-two player game. Make sure to watch the video and comment down below on what you think about the game here and you could get a copy yourself!

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Annie Made it!

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Annie from Bad Squiddo Games has made it to the show, head over to the Sarissa stand to pick up some of her awesome minis.

She’s currently running her kickstarter for some amazing Female Dwarves and Amazons, head over to her on the Sarissa stand over the weekend to learn more!

Annie Made it!

Repel Borders At The Wayland Games Stand!

Repel Borders At The Wayland Games Stand!5 Comments
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Ryan Talks About What's New For TTCombat

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Jason and Lewis from TTCombat have been updating Ryan about What’s New for Dropzone Commander, Dropfleet Commander, Carnevale.

They also briefly talk about a new game’ Stellaris’ which is going to Kickstarter soon. See them a stand 334.

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Brain Games Talk Pigasus

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Ben talks to Anna of Brain Games about their Game Pigasus a cute game of card matching involving 9 animals with mismatched bodies.

Comment To Win-Pigasus

A game taking about 20mins, this is perfect for children

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#UKGE2019 Friday Show Report & Highlights - See You Tomorrow!

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We come together to give you the highlights of the first day here at UK Games Expo. Friday has been a blast and we’re looking forward to getting stuck in and talking about more games tomorrow.

Comment To Win Monsterpocalypse Starter Bundles HERE & OnTableTop Store Vouchers

Make sure to comment down below with what you’re looking for here at the show.

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rokdok
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Looks like the event is going super well.

orlandothetechnicoloured
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Got to grab a quick chance to browse the blog

aztecjaguar
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Looking forward to enjoying the Weekend live Blogging of UK Games Expo awesomeness! Thanks so much OTT / BoW team.

zaknafein5
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Great stuff.
That interview stage looks very professional.
Let’s see who they get to interview.

orlandothetechnicoloured
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the comment link on the RPG stand (goodman games etc) with the lady front and centre is broken

cousins286
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Hope you guys had a great day…. I’m travelling across on the morrow morn from the darkest depths of Pembrokeshire 😬

greywolf74
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I would love to go to the UKGE someday.

toricova
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great coverage guyssss!! see you tomorrow

bennu
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Looking forward to the content

Jason "The Bruce"
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Fantastic, once again I remain massively disapointed that I can never attend anything even close to this cool here in Australia

marktarver
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Id like to see a look at some of the indie game sections, so the one/two man bands showing their games and get them some wider coverage on this platform.

Be great to have you guys do a bit of boosting the companies that don’t get any press really – help us to uncover some gems please, preferably before sunday so i can go buy any lol.

nogginthenog
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Just catching up on the content from yesterday I missed when at work.

I remember when tabletop games were a niche for ‘social misfits’. Today, there is this massive event over 3 days, with global franchises like Alien having licensed games being announced.

It never ceases to amaze me how this hobby has grown. I started out buying white dwarf, the one that covered dungeons and dragons andfeatured hand drawn black and white covers, and now we get all this.

Thanks to everyone involved for the hard work that brought all this coverage.

crazycabo
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…everything Mythic Games

arkamuz
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awesome first day lots of great things

Robert
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And I’m spent!

silverfox8
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I’d like to have been able to come and hunt for those obscure gaming aids and terrain that makes your games stand out.

lawnor
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Great content guys! Keep it up. I’m curious about all the stuff I missed.

Joshua Van Zaane
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Another day with some awesome content. Thanks guys! >-<

Uptrebor
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Three really excited kids,having walked around the biggest “sweetshop ” they have been to. Lol

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