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UK Games Expo 2019: Saturday Live Blog [WIN A Massive Dragon!]

UK Games Expo 2019: Saturday Live Blog [WIN A Massive Dragon!]

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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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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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#UKGE2019 Saturday Begins & Win A Massive Dragon!

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Come and join us for Day Two of UK Games Expo this Saturday! We’re starting things off by giving away a Dragon from Mythic Games.

Comment To Win Monsterpocalypse Prizes HERE

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We’ve got lots of awesome stuff to get stuck into throughout the show, learning about the vendors here as well as the other brilliant stuff you can do when you need to take a break!

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Atlantis Miniatures And Their Fantastic Creatures - Comment To Win!

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Atlantis Miniatures make some fantastic models and they are currently up on Kickstarter right now looking to fund their Wood Elf collection.

Comment To Win – Cyclops Miniature

As well as talking about their new Kickstarter we delve into their range as a whole and find out more about what they have on offer for the budding wargamer or perhaps role-play adventurer!

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Shadowborne Games Introduce Oathsworn Legacy Miniatures Game

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Ryan headed over to talk with Shadowborne Games about their awesome legacy miniatures game called Oathsworn: Into The Deepwood. You might remember we did some awesome interviews with them over the last few weeks about it!

We have a chat about the game, their ideas for it and where they’re going with it next.

The Hall Is Packed!

The Hall Is Packed!7 Comments
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Begin Forging With KeyForge: Age Of Ascension

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We take some time to delve into what’s new for KeyForge as they look towards the first expansion set for the game, Age Of Ascension.

KeyForge is the perfect game to come and pick up here at the UK Games Expo. All you need to do is dive in and grab a deck and you’re ready to go. You could most likely find someone else here who is willing to battle you in the crucible!

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Big Potato Games

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Big Potato Games are in attendance again this year showing off loads of games, they’ve even got bean bags so you can take a load off and get some gaming in at the same time.

Head over to their stand, you can’t miss their van!

Big Potato Games
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Cosy Dice Show Off Their Swanky OTT Merch! - Comment To Win!

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Cosy Dice have been working away on some awesome looking merchandise for those of you that want to show your OnTableTop and Beasts Of War allegiance!

Comment To Win – Cult Of Games Year Membership + Bag

You should most certainly go and check out the rest of their range as they have some awesome bags for gamers who are on the go and need something to keep their valuable dice and books in!

Ares Games Are Running BSG Participation Games All Weekend

Ares Games Are Running BSG Participation Games All Weekend12 Comments
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What's New From Indie Board & Cards - Comment To Win!

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Ryan joins Peter who is talking about just how awesome Coup is and all of the other games that they have been getting to play here at the event from Indie Board & Cards. Coup is a pretty epic game!

Comment To Win – Pirate 21 & Witching Hour

Of course, there’s also the insanely awesome Terraforming Mars which has taken the board gaming world by storm over the last couple of years.

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BIG Games In The Family Zone

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There’s loads of games to play in the family zone again this year, the oversized ones look especially fun.

Make sure you stop by in Hall 1 to have a go!

BIG Games In The Family Zone
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Devir Games And Their Superb Board Game Collection

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Ryan takes some time to stop off with Devir Games and discuss some of their new games which you have been seeing pop up in our Let’s Plays over the last week.

Come and delve into this discussion and maybe take some wine away with you too…

PWork Have Mats In Every Colour Of The Rainbow

PWork Have Mats In Every Colour Of The Rainbow12 Comments
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Warlord Games Head Out On The Cruel Seas - Comment To Win!

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Warlord Games has been talking about what’s awesome about their Cruel Seas game which sees you hitting the water in World War II.

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Come and delve in and find out what’s been happening with the game and consider exploring this for yourself.

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Dream Big Games Tell Us All About Wreck & Ruin - Comment To Win!

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The folks behind Wreck & Ruin get us excited about destruction on a grand vehicular scale with their game. Come and find out more about the folks at Dream Big Games.

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You can delve into everything epic about the game with us and see how it unfolds on the tabletop.

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Room 17 Delve Into Miremarsh, Museum Rush & Conan - Comment To Win!

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Room 17 Games has been working very hard on Miremarsh and Museum Rush but they’ve also got something special in the works for those that like their Barbarians. Conan awaits!

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Make sure that you check out this interview as Ryan talks about their games and what awaits for those that want to get stuck deeper into their fantastical board game worlds.

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Find Out What's New From Osprey Games - Wildlands & Magical Investigations

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Osprey Games start delving into what’s new from them with a range of different games from their Wildlands series which expands and explore their miniature gaming world. Also, if you like your classic magical adventures in the Victorian era you also have Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

Make sure that you check out what we saw at the preview and then come and join them here at the event.

Making Furry Friends!

Making Furry Friends!8 Comments
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GameOrNaught talk about Minuteman Miniatures and their Personalized Miniatures

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Minuteman Miniatures have been showing off the beta off the Miniature You app. Simply sign up, use the app to scan your head, pick a body and order away.

The genuine simplicity of the process could make Miniature You a serious contender in the personalised miniatures market when the app fully launches in just a few weeks. With the promise of high quality models at an affordable price, Minuteman Miniatures are setting their targets high in a growing niche in the industry.

The upcoming addition of augmented reality, allowing users to see their miniature you on the tabletop, gives even more reason to keep an eye on this development in the minis market.

You can check out the app all weekend at their stand in Hall 2.

Check out GameOrNaught Here

GameOrNaught talk about Minuteman Miniatures and their Personalized Miniatures
GameOrNaught talk about Minuteman Miniatures and their Personalized Miniatures
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Oink Games And Their Marvellous Tiny Treats - Comment To Win!

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Oink Games are a company that make an awesome array of smaller games which allow you to have plenty of fun on the go!

Comment To Win – Deep Sea Adventure

Deep Sea Adventure is one of my favourite games which has you trying to dive down for treasure whilst also making sure that your ‘friends’ end up in the drink with no oxygen. All the spoils for you!

Make sure to come and find out more with us here at UK Games Expo!

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Demos As Far As The Eyes Can See

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The UKGE is renowned to have plenty of opportunities to give games a go before you buy, this year is no exception.

If you don’t mind waiting for a seat you can play pretty much every game on offer.

Demos As Far As The Eyes Can See
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Stream Catch-Up - Clever Unicorn

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If you missed out on the stream from yesterday you can dive in and check out the interview we did with Clever Unicorn Games.

It seemed like a pretty awesome time to dive into some Weird Alchemy with them!

Playfusion's Warhammer Age Of Sigmar Champions

Playfusion's Warhammer Age Of Sigmar Champions5 Comments
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Deep Cut Studios Get Us Excited About Mats - Comment To Win!

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We stop off with the fellows from Deep-Cut Studio as we get stuck into learning about the new mat designs that they have been working on.

Comment To Win – Infinity Mat

Come and get stuck in and let’s make sure that Warren doesn’t get too excited about the prospect of mat design.

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Stream Catch-Up - Tiffany Crosara

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Catch up and bring Tarot to the tabletop with Tiffany Crosara who came into the livestream to tell us about her game which might be a neat new avenue into a different subject for some of you!

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Starburst Magazine Delighted by 'The Menace Amongst Us

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The Starburst crew were delighted to Menace Amongst Us, a rather fun starship paranoia game were everyone was itching to grab a gun and shoot wild accusations at each other. Splendid stuff. Launching soon!

CHECK OUT Starburst Magazine HERE

Starburst Magazine Delighted by 'The Menace Amongst Us
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Art Of War Studios Glam Things Up With Tokens - Comment To Win!

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We love anything that glams up our tabletop games and that’s where Art Of War Studios comes in. These fellows make some epic looking tokens which can be used for tabletop games, be they miniatures or card games.

Comment To Win – Kill Team Tokens

Have you picked up some of the tokens from Art Of War Studios?

Every Coin You Could Possibly Imagine!

Every Coin You Could Possibly Imagine!11 Comments
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Chip Theory Games On Cloudspire & Beyond

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Ryan was able to get to chat with Chip Theory Games about their game Cloudspire and beyond which gives you a lavish and entertaining board game which will hit the spot.

Come and check out more in the video and make sure to head over to their website to learn more too.

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Come Down To The Weirding Woods With StoryMaster's Tales

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Come and join Ryan for a wonderful and very whimsical chat with StoryMaster Tales who are on Kickstarter now with their Weirding Woods tabletop game…which has a bit of a twist.

This game is a fantastic hybrid of board, card and role-playing game which brings all of these things together into a Grimm-style Fantasy experience.

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Knight Models

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Knight models are showing off their studio painted minis in public, some for the first time!

The sculps for both their Harry Potter and Batman ranges are very nice, the Fantastic Beasts miniatures are excellent!

Are you going to be picking them up?

 

Knight Models
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Stream Catch-Up - PSC Games

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Join us to delve into a big chat about everything that PSC Games has been working on. They have all sorts of awesome games including the massive Red Alert.

There’s also Battle Ravens, a great quick game of Viking brutality and Milito which takes us back to the ancient era.

Stick Em Up

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Shades Of Vengeance And Their Game Collection

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We were able to stop off with Shades Of Vengeance who have been talking about a few of their games which are available for you to snap up here at the event this year.

They have a myriad of different products with some of them being cooperative card games and others being a little more combative…especially where aliens are involved. There are also some neat role-playing games in there too!

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Stream Catch-Up - Everything CATAN

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We delve into a discussion on all the kind of ways you can explore delving into CATAN.

Make sure that you tell us which version of CATAN is your favourite in the comments down below!

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Funforge Show Off Monumental

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Funforge are in attendance at the UKGE showing off a few of their games including Monumental, their successful kickstarter from earlier this year.

Head over to the Funforge stand to give Monumental a go.

Funforge Show Off Monumental
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Trying GW Contrast Paints Part 2 (Games Workshop)

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Come and join Warren and Lloyd as they take a peek at the Contrast Paints in more detail.

Watch Part One Here

These seem like they could be a very good punt for those that are really interested in getting started painting miniatures.

For Valhalla!

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Plan Out Your Adventures On New Battlemat Books

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We’ve all want to dive into some role-playing adventures and Gaming Books make it all the easier to do with Battlemat Books.

These fantastic looking books are wonderful maps which can be used to create quick and easy dungeons for your heroes to be battling through.

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Days Of Wonder Take Us On A Journey With Ticket To Ride London

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This weekend marks the release of Ticket To Ride London which has you playing out quicker games of this board game classic in the swinging 60’s!

Justin stops off for a chat with the folks from Days Of Wonder to look at the game and what new elements it brings to the table.

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Stream Catch-Up - Board Game Crate

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We get some time to dive into one of the catch-up videos from yesterday’s stream where we take a peek at the Board Game Crate which allows you to get your hands on all sorts of fantastic games, both great and small.

You can find out more about them HERE.

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Bits & Pieces talk about Star Realms

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Sit down, grab a drink and enjoy five tales of space battles, exploration, victory and defeat in Star Realms.

Bits & Pieces takes aim at specific parts of games. From why Artic Scavengers junk pile is so brilliant to asking the question – how many miniatures is too many miniatures?

CHECK OUT Bits & Pieces HERE

Bits & Pieces talk about Star Realms
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Kosmos Get Ready To Roll For Adventure

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Thames & Kosmos get us ready to Roll For Adventure with one of their new games here at the show.

This seems like a fascinating and fun game and Warren might even be converted to start diving into more board games at the tabletop!

Who Ya Gonna Call?

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Themeborne Tease Us With Escape The Dark Sector

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We get a quick chance to stop in with Themeborne and discuss with them about their new Kickstarter for Escape The Dark Sector.

If you’re looking to take things into a dark and scary place in the depths of space watch out for their livestreamed segment today.

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PSC Games Fight In Ancient Times With Britannia

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Come and have a look at PSC Games and one of their games which takes you back into the Ancient period, Britannia.

This game plunges you into the midst of the fighting between the armies of the period, fighting for control of the island.

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Exploring The Board Game Library Here At UK Games Expo

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One of the coolest things about coming to the UK Games Expo is that you can delve into the Board Game Library!

We have a look around it and what it offers. With Sunday still to come you can still find your way here so you can enjoy the day.

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Hub Games Tell Us About What's Next - Comment To Win!

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Hub Games are responsible for the absolutely awesome Holding On. They are also moving on to other projects right now too and Ryan got a chance to chat with them this weekend.

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What do you think of what they’ve created with Mega City Oceania?

Could You Wing It?

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Stream Catch-Up - Cubicle 7 Discuss Warhammer Fantasy RP & More!

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Ben got a chance to get stuck into a big discussion with Cubicle 7 about Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play, Age Of Sigmar: Soulbound, Wrath & Glory, The One Ring and much more.

If you like your role-playing the team at Cubicle 7 are the ones to get behind!

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Happy Puzzle Company Get A Spark Of Genius - Comment To Win!

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Come and join Justin as he actually plays a game of The Genius Square on camera from the folks at Happy Puzzle Company!

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This game seems like a lot of fun and might be a good option for those looking to introduce people into the tabletop world.

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Hobbity Head Into The Skies With 303 Squadron

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It’s time to head into the skies with Hobbity Head as we take a look at 303 Squadron.

This game seems like it’s going to be a bit of a blast to get stuck into if you enjoy some aerial combat!

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Stream Catch-Up - Meeple City Games & Vector War

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Come and join us for a catch-up as we get stuck into a run-down of Meeple City Games’ Vector Wars.

This game seems like it’s going to be a fantastic two-player experience where you have to really consider your tactical options.

Grab A Bargain At The Bring And Buy

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It's Time To Get Drink, Drank, Drunk!

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Sometimes when you’re gathering with other gamers you get stuck into a bit of drinking. Well, how about a game which might fit perfectly with that called Drink, Drank Drunk?

We catch up with them here at UK Games Expo and find out what it’s all about.

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Black Rock Games Dive Into Their Projects - Comment To Win

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We’re talking with Black Rock Games about one of their projects, Detective Club!

Comment To Win – Neta Tanka

If you’re looking for a game all about settlement building and worker placement then you’ll most certainly want to comment below to be in with a chance of getting Neta Tanka.

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Stream Catch-Up - The Newest & Best From Mythic Games

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We had a chance to sit down with the awesome Az from Mythic Games and discuss some of the great stuff that they have been doing over the past few months on Super Fantasy Brawl!

This game features some insane gaming pieces/miniatures and some very cool mechanics too. We’re very much looking forward to getting a chance to play more of this one.

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Explore The Pages Of The Thundervaults Comic Book

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We’ve got some great stuff to get stuck into here which is a little bit different. Come and learn more about the Thundervaults Comic Book and everything else these folks have been getting stuck into.

Comment To Win – Thundervaults Comic Book

Have you checked this out before?

Here Be Trolls

Here Be Trolls3 Comments
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Warploque Miniatures Tell Us All About ArcWorlde 2nd Edition

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Come and get stuck into a cool interview with Alex from Warploque Miniatures for the 2nd Edition of ArcWorlde.

We’re very excited to find out more about the game. I particularly like the amazing sculpts that they’ve done for the Elves, Halflings and of course their Orcs!

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Keep Exploring Games Venture Forth Into Something New

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We’re venturing into the unknown of board games with Keep Exploring Games!

This time around we’re delving into a game which Ben is quite excited about. Tour Operator is an interesting tactical game for two-to-four players and lasts for around an hour and a half.

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Stream Catch-Up - What's New From Wotan Distribution

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Justin was able to sit down with Wotan Games on the livestream this weekend and talk to them about a couple of the different games that they have been working on and brought through to the show.

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Embrace The Extreme With Bandai Card Games

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Justin caught up with Bandai Card Games to talk about some of their anime games which have appeared at the show.

If you like Dragon Ball Z, Naruto and more then you need to come and check them out tomorrow here on Sunday.

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#UKGE2019 Chatting With Tom Vasel From The Dice Tower & Late Night Gaming

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We go out for a walk to check out some late night gaming and bump into Tom Vasel From The Dice Tower.

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One Free Elephant Tell Us The Secrets Of A Micro Brew

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One of the best things about life is the fact that you can sit down with a game and have a nice beer. But, how about a game which is all about beer? One Free Elephant (what a name) have a game called Micro Brew for you to check out.

You have to remember to say the name properly!

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Tune Into Miniature Wargaming The Movie Tomorrow!

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Miniature Wargaming The Movie is going to be screening here at UK Games Expo tomorrow at 2pm in the Toute Suite.

You will be able to tune in and watch a film about the lives of people, both big and small, in the wargaming industry.

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Facing The Insanity Of The Bring & Buy Section!

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Whilst we have one day left here at the UK Games Expo we dive in and show you what’s up for sale in the Bring & Buy section of the UK Games Expo.

Make sure you dive in and see what is within the dragon’s horde here at the expo and if you want to drop something off next year you have a great option.

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#UKGE2019 Saturday Show Report & Highlights

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After another massive day at UK Games Expo, we are going to leave you with some of our thoughts about the convention and a selection of highlights.

Remember to get a comment on our Live Blogs for your chance to win a prize! Also, comment to Win A Monsterpocalypse Starter Bundles & OnTableTop Store Vouchers!

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greywulf
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UK Games Expo looks fantastic this year! Sounds like you’re having a great weekend too. Thanks for the coverage guys, as ever.

Robert
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Really enjoyed the coverage from yesterday, and I still haven’t watched it all. Looking forward to seeing what fun stuff you show today. Really have enjoyed Ryan on the live stream this morning.

ludicryan
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You are sweet! Thank you!

TuffyEars
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need more dragons in my life

eaglex11
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Bring forth the apocalyptic dragons time to do a full party wipe.

faust66
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A Dragon is just what I need for our Frostgrave game! Of course it would be a total warband killer, but I love it.

golonka
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Yay for day 2 of the expo. Para bellum was great to see yesterday, looking forward to seeing Battle systems fantasy terrain.

msenli
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Man, wish we have those conventions in Holland or Belgium for that matter, as along if it’s close by. Loved the Para Bellum coverage and am really tempting to dive in, but I am not so font of tray movement, it takes away a lot of the dynamic on the table (my opinion) But since the mini’s look ff’ing amazing, I probably get my wallet out for this 🙂

ismithe
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can’t get enough DRAGONS.

captainavenger
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I was there yesterday. Great fun and too many games to play.

timeslayer
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I would love a second dragon… Never too many dragons around!

grodd1016
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You guys are doing an awesome job covering the show, keep up the great work!

Paul Mullis
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really loving the live coverage. just what i need on a rainy saturday!

cruciumgiger
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Going to have to get here on of these years, looks far to good to miss.

kantor72
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Really need to convince my friends at my flgc that this NEEDS to be visited.

rokdok
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So many great games that i was unaware of.

joerugby
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Yeah I’ll go in for a dragon

mrrien
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Oathsworn seems To be a huge game !
… and I need a dragon in my Life;)

Jonnyboy0121
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Man, really wish I made the Kickstarter for Joan of Arc, that dragon looks awesome!

greywolf74
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Oooh. Gives me!!!

macadams00
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I would need a party to kill with the dragon.

Joshua Van Zaane
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Hope to be able to attend the #UKGAMESEXPO one year. Looks like a blast! Thanks for the coverage guys.

darthonthedamned
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So much detail on that dragon looks like it would be fun to paint.

chilledenuff
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Loving the coverage so far. As I can’t make it this year I’m living through your coverage and Facebook messages from a couple of mates who’ve made it up. Those Parra Bellum miniatures look superb. Beyond that, I’d love to win that dragon.

Donnie
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Donnie

The dragon is a mantlepiece waiting to happen.

randomdiceofdoom
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Oooh, I’d give my back teeth for that fantastic dragon ! Kiitos !!

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