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UK Games Expo 2022: Saturday Live Blog

UK Games Expo 2022: Saturday Live Blog

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Come and join us for a weekend of awesome fun here at the UK Games Expo 2022 in Birmingham, UK!

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OnTableTop Live Blogs

Live Blog - Comment To Win!

We are running a series of three Live Blogs over the three days where you'll be able to watch all of the interviews that we do with the folks here at the event.

Friday Live Blog

Saturday Live Blog

Sunday Live Blog

Make sure to follow along as there will often be chances for you to comment on specific videos on the Live Blog in order to win prizes.

Also Watch The OnTableTop Livestream

Watch The OnTableTop Livestream

Over the three days of the UK Games Expo, the OnTableTop team are going to be running a livestream showcasing the best of the UK Games Expo and having some fun too.

Follow Along With The Livestream To Win Prizes!

Tune in over the three days and you can check out the Livestream here, on TwitchYouTube or Facebook and follow along with all the fun and games from this year's event in Birmingham, UK.

Livestream Times

When to watch...

  • Friday - 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday - 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday - 11am - 4pm

We are going to be at the OnTableTop Main Stage in Hall 2 if you want to come and watch us in person and join in some fun and games.

Come Along To The UK Games Expo!

Here is some of the information that you'll want to look out for this weekend.

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

UK Games Expo Opening Times

Friday - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday - 9:00am - 4:00pm

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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Goodbye For Saturday At The UK Games Expo! Come Back Tomorrow!

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That is us done for Saturday at the UK Games Expo. We have had a great time and dived into all sorts of awesomeness here at the event. We did a bunch of fun interviews and some great games as well.

There is more to come on Sunday for the UK Games Expo so keep an eye out at 11am sharp!

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Titan-forge Showcase Their Awesome 3D Printable Skirmish Wargame - Bloodfields!

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Bloodfields is a badass wargame that you can dive into and play after pretty much printing off EVERYTHING at home. You can get the rules online, print off the models, tokens and everything else besides.

It is well worth having a look at as an alternative to other skirmish wargames AND there are loads of different factions. You can also get the miniatures in SioCast if you like the feel of picking up a miniature from a store!

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Dive Into Dirigible Dockfighting With The Ale Wars From 3D Art Lab

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We check out this awesome game of dockfighting goodness from the folks at 3D Art Lab. You can head into the skies with your dirigibles and have some fun in the sky blowing each other up.

You can also head to their stand here at UK Games Expo and give the game a go. They also have a Kickstarter that you can get stuck into as well which is neat.

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Cake of Doom - Wacky Aliens Find Weakness For Sweet, Sweet Cake!

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Cake of Doom will be heading over to Kickstarter soon, as designers attend to showcase their upcoming game of corruption; bringing wacky aliens and their thirst for sugar in a card game of bribery and sabotage!

Players will be taking on world domination for their needy thirst for delicious goods.

 

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Ocean City Games - Delving Into ISLA & Towers Of Ra

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We get a chance to sit down with Ocean City Games and delve into two of their games which are currently making their way to the world of crowdfunding.

One of these is ISLA which has a lovely roll and write feel to it. The second of these is Tower Of Ra where you have to get stuck into some dexterity-based tom-foolery around the tabletop. Both are going to be worth checking out in the near future!

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Jonathan Green Of ACE Gamebooks - Talking Adventure Books & WIN A Prize

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We get to chat with Jonathan Green of ACE Gamebooks who has been designing some awesome adventure books that you can dive into, based on Historical adventures.

One of the best is Beowulf: Beastslayer but there is also an awesome gamebook where you can choose which character to play as like Dracula OR Mina Harker!

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A Female Focused Tabletop Title & Roll & Colour Greeting Cards Over At Dissent Games

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Ben has made his way over to Dissent Games to have a look at Library Labyrinth – a female-focused title that places players into cooperative action alongside literary legends, fresh from Kickstarter.

Alongside Library Labyrinth, Ben takes a peek at the Roll & Colour Greeting cards, ready for both Christmas and Valentine’s day that brings entertainment and a game to the festivities.

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Check In Tomorrow For The UKGE Awards Live On The OTT Main Stage

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We are approaching the final day of UKGE, the day when Tony puts on his suit and tie to announce this year’s award winners for the official UK Games Expo Award Ceremony.

Nominations are now closed, and we gear up to record the festivities announcing categories such as ‘Best Abstract Game’, ‘Best Miniatures Range’, and ‘Best Roleplaying Adventure’.

Check out the nominees and categories below for more info on the games and accessories up for nomination for the UK Games Expo Awards. Check out the shortlist here.

Who do you think will be the winners of each category?!

Check In Tomorrow For The UKGE Awards Live On The OTT Main Stage
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Rebellion Unplugged Bring Their Board Game Adaptation To Sniper Elite To UKGE

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Fresh onto the market, Sniper Elite: The Board Game has received a wonderful reception at the event. Running demos across each table, and providing a chance to get your copy alongside the Eagles Nest Expansion & Deluxe Upgrade Kit – you can fill your boots and prepare your lens for a chance to take on the role of a highly-skilled sniper, in the hidden movement game based on the well-known video game series.

Are you tempted to try out Sniper Elite: The Board Game?

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Loke Battlemats Showcase Their Newest Products & Highlight Their Current Kickstarter

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The Loke Battlemats stall has been rammed all weekend, as they showcase their new books, stickers and more that allow RPGers a visual and board to get stuck into an array of different locations. Showing off their new Wilderness title, and highlighting their current Kickstarter, with 7 days left on the clock bringing players into The Veiled Dungeon, and The Long Road.

Ben will be having a chat with Tamsyn from Loke tomorrow, so be sure to keep an eye on the blog tomorrow for a more in-depth sit-down interview regarding what’s new and upcoming from Loke Battlemats.

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Osprey Brings Board Games, Card Games, RPG Games & Miniature Games To UKGE!

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We are huge fans of Osprey here at OnTableTop, so we were delighted to head over to their stall to see what is happening! Not only do they have all of their top titles such as The Silver Bayonette & Stargrave on their booth for sale – players are also getting involved in a whole host of demos for games such as the Spiel des Jahres 2022 nomination Crypid, and the newly released Crescent Moon.

Whether you want to try before you buy, or indulge in the store – there is plenty to see over at the Osprey Games stall.

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Get Your Official UKGE Merch In Hall 1!

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If you are here at the event and want to get yourself a souvenir, make sure that you stop by the official UK Games Expo Merch Stall, where they are offering up all of this year’s UKGE branded accessories, including T-shirts, dice trays, dice bags, bottles and stationery.

Plus if you want to get hold of the merch from the last few years, there is a sale up for you to indulge in some previous event swag.

Get Your Official UKGE Merch In Hall 1!
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Cubicle 7 Give Us A Rundown Of EVERYTHING On Their Stall This Year!

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We love the folks at Cubicle 7 so it was great to catch up with Emmet to run through all of the things down on the Cubicle 7 stand at the moment.

They have loads of awesome roleplaying books for those diving into Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Wrath & Glory and Warhammer Age Of Sigmar Soulbound! Plus, who could say no to that fantastic Doctor Who roleplaying game.

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Test & Trail Some Of The Newest & Hottest Asmodee Titles At The Dedicated Gamers Stall

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If you are keen on trying out some of the hottest titles from Asmodee, you can camp up in the Dedicated Gamers stall in Hall One. Proving players a chance to test out games such as World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game, Orlog: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dice Game, Ankh Gods of Egypt and if you want to trial some new gameplay for Exploding Kittens – the new Zombie Kittens expansion is yet to be announced! For more info on the Dedicated Gamers Stall!

Test & Trail Some Of The Newest & Hottest Asmodee Titles At The Dedicated Gamers Stall
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Eerie Idols - GORGEOUS Artwork In The Old King's Crown

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We were besotted by this artwork. The folks at Eerie Idols have been doing an amazing job with their upcoming game, The Old King’s Crown.

Bringing amazing artwork and storytelling together alongside bluffing, subterfuge and some old fashioned skullduggery and you’re set with this game.

Watch out for it coming to crowdfunding in the VERY near future.

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Interested In Games Design? Head On Over To The Canterbury Christ Church University Stall!

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CCCU is attending UKGE to showcase their Game Design course, and bringing lots of titles with them to the event to show what their students have produced.

Displaying board and card games from students who have attended, and getting technical with what the course has to offer. Including technical and creative skills to not just showcase on the tabletop, but development for computer, mobile and digital avenues.

If you have considered a career and games design – be sure to head over to CCCU for more information on the course.

Interested In Games Design? Head On Over To The Canterbury Christ Church University Stall!
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Lucky Duck Games Get Sleuthing With Their Detective Games - Are You As Good As Sherlock?

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Lucky Duck Games are doing some awesome stuff with their board games of late. One of those is Sherlock Holmes: Case Connection where you have to see if you can find the right links between elements of a crime! Who would have thought it?

This is just the start of what’s on offer from Lucky Duck Games as they have LOADS of other games including the awesome Destinies series where you dive into a much more twisting and turning plot.

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Come See A Viking Battle @ UK Games Expo! Living History Village!

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Come and join us here at the UK Games Expo for all the fun and laughs of a Viking raid out on the green. As well as enjoying some awesome Viking action, the team has also got Romans and even some World War II reenactors into the mix as well!

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CATAN Studios Dive Into The Dawn Of Humankind & CATAN 3D - WIN A PRIZE!

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The folks behind CATAN are back with an updated take on the classic board game. Dawn Of Humankind has you charting the progress of human civilisation and trying to make the most of your settlements.

You will also travel the prehistoric world and dive deeper into a more complex version of the original strategy game that launched a thousand collections.

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Unique Gemstone Dice In Every Colour You Can Imagine!

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We always see lots of Dice Stands here at UKGE, and there is always plenty of choice from stall to stall. The Dice Shop are offering a whole scope of different coloured gemstone dice. Whether you are looking for a dainty set in your favourite colour, dragon scale design, or some mahoosive D20s. You will be sure to find a set of dice that will make your eyes twinkle with the Dice Shop.

Have any of these beautiful dice caught your eye?

Unique Gemstone Dice In Every Colour You Can Imagine!
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Exploring What's New From HABA This Year At The UK Games Expo

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UK Games Expo is a great place to take the kids. To that end, you will certainly want to check out the HABA zone which is in Hall 2 where they are playing all sorts of fun kids games like Rhino Hero: Super Battle & Moonlight Castle.

We got a look at two of their newest ones but there are loads of amazing kids games (and games for big kids) for you to check out.

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Para Bellum May Not Have Their Own Stand - But They Have Their Own Table At Wayland Games!

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If you are on the hunt for Conquest this weekend, you can find Para Bellum over at the Wayland Games stand. Whether you want to take a look at what is new or get some questions in with the Para Bellum team. There is plenty to do and see, with a wide range of miniatures being showcased at the event. There’s even an Apex Predator dominating the stand!

Para Bellum May Not Have Their Own Stand - But They Have Their Own Table At Wayland Games!
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Eat Your Dice And Meeple Over At Honey Badger Games

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Last year, Free headed over to Honey Badger Games, where they were showcasing some truly unique sweeties that would appeal to those who like to indulge in some nerdy candy!

This year, Honey Badger Games have returned with Food Pawn, with a ton of different flavours and shapes including the likes of meeple, dice and tiny dinosaurs. There’s even a tease that chocolate accessories will be heading to the store soon.

That’s one way to dispose of your dice if it’s not serving you right!

Eat Your Dice And Meeple Over At Honey Badger Games
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The Organised Play Area Is Choc-A-Block Full Of Players Entering Tournaments!

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Want to get your game on for an official competitive gaming session? The tournament area brings forth competitive play, with board games, card games, dice games and miniatures titles.

With judges at the ready to ensure a fair game, there are many different casual and competitive events to get stuck into with a host of different sessions to book into.

If you are around this weekend and want to get stuck into some organised play – be sure to book in at registration to check out the timetable and get committed to a session.

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Goblin King Games Showcase New & Special Edition Products For Moonstone

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It did not take Free long to hunt down the booth for Goblin King Games. In fact, she sourced it out prior to the event to nail down the goodies for Moonstone.

Bringing UKGE a whole host of miniatures, a brand new and whimsical board game table and some special edition minis whilst they last.

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UK Board Game Retailers Here At UKGE!

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Although UKGE is perfect for visiting publishers to see what the newest and hottest board games are getting released. You may be on the hunt for a title that doesn’t fit under a particular umbrella of the publisher.

There are tons of board game retailers here in the UK, with a wide range of different tabletop titles to see you fit for any obscure or random tabletop title you may be on the hunt for. Plus if you are looking for something particular – be sure to speak to the staff at each stand where they may be able to order you something in to be delivered to your address.

UK Board Game Retailers Here At UKGE!
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Show Support for the National Kidney Federation Bolt Action Charity Game

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Gerry’s eyes tingled over an amazing Bolt Action display – however, this is no ordinary display. This is a very unique preview showcasing history through a stunning aesthetic with gorgeous dioramas to support the National Kidney Federation with the Band of Brothers Charity Game.

For more information – be sure to take a gander on their website here – https://www.kidney.org.uk/

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Don't Forget To Stop Off For Something To Eat During The Event!

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Don't Forget To Stop Off For Something To Eat During The Event!

The event can be a bit overwhelming – so if you are attending be sure to check out the range of food set up in Hall 3. Whether you are after a roast, grill or just an ice cream to keep you cool amongst the crowds, there is plenty of space to sit down and indulge.

Even if you are after a cheeky pint, there’s a bar up and ready for you to get in some beverages across the weekend.

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Preview Event for AWA Game Design ltd Before War On Terra Goes To Kickstarter!

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Justin has escaped the live rig and stopped over to AWA Game Design ltd to find out more about the upcoming skirmish army game title, War On Terra.

War On Terra is a brand new SciFi tabletop wargame, ready to head over to Kickstarter later on this year!

What are your first impressions of War On Terra?

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Don't Get Foam-o! Storage for Days Over At Tabletop Tyrant

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Bringing your tabletop titles to an evening of gaming can always be a bit of a nightmare. Finding a bag to fit everything in, or simply contorting your way through the front door of games night – piled with board games galore atop of your arms.

Tabletop Tyrant is showcasing their range of travel wares, alongside figure cases, dice sets, foam and magnets.

Plus – after purchasing a ton of board games, players have been heading to Tabletop Tyrant to ensure that they can travel their new purchases home safely!

Don't Get Foam-o! Storage for Days Over At Tabletop Tyrant
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RPGs, Miniatures Games & More Over At Modiphius!

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Justin headed over to the stand for Modiphius Entertainment – where they are showcasing a wide range of their titles over at the show. Bringing Dune, Elder Scrolls, Fallout and so much more.

There’s a lot to take in over at the booth, with some miniature showcases and a look into their RPG systems. If you are around this weekend, be sure to check out the Modiphius Stand with mounts of tabletop goodness on their huge booth.

Did I mention that they have a huge Pit Boy on their stand?!

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Rent From The Board Game Library & Test Out Games Over At The Open Play Area

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The Open Play Area is a fantastic place to get your head down to try out some of the games you have purchased across the event. With special tables decked out across the hall, plus UKGE playmats scattered on each table – this area marks the best place to get stuck into some new titles freshly purchased at UKGE.

If you haven’t made a purchase just yet at the event – the Board Game Library is a fantastic idea for players to trial and test before making a commitment to a board game title. Rules and conditions do apply – being that you have be 16 years of age to commit to a rental – but there is a wide selection to be picked up and played during the course of the event.

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Wayland Games! Giving Away Free Games At Their Stand All Weekend! | Stand 2-702

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Make sure to pop by the Wayland Games stand here at the UK Games Expo. As well as fun games to demo, the team are also going to be giving away FREE GAMES all weekend!

They have games to give away each day and when stock is gone, it’s gone. SO, don’t forget!

Wayland Games! Giving Away Free Games At Their Stand All Weekend! | Stand 2-702
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It's Not Just Board Games And Tabletop Accessories At UKGE!

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Although attendees usually come to UKGE for the board game bonanza, they can also pick up their fair share of unrelated tabletop collectables too! If you are missing a Funko Pop from your collection, there are many stalls showcasing a massive range. Whether you want the giant POPs or just the little ones – you will be sure to plug the gaps in your Funko library here!

It's Not Just Board Games And Tabletop Accessories At UKGE!
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One Man's Old Board Games Is Another Man's Treasure In The Bring And Buy Zone!

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The Bring and Buy zone was heaving with board game goodies that certainly made Free and Ben a little weak at the knees! There were titles that we hadn’t seen in years, as people bring their old games to get hold of some new ones in a trading environment.

Did you see any board games in the Bring & Buy zone that made your eyes twinkle?

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The Cute & Adorable Is Also In Attendance With Kawaii Crafts

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The stand is pastel pink, the products are damn right adorable. Can you figure out which member of the OTT team spent some time over at the Kawaii Crafts? It wasn’t exactly Shay was it…

Free headed over to Kawaii Krafts, as Pokemon reside inside terrariums, and the cute and whimsical live inside the body of an old PlayStation One!

If you are looking for your touch of adorable this event, be sure to stop by before all of the products are gone!

The Cute & Adorable Is Also In Attendance With Kawaii Crafts
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Exclusives, Offers And All You Could Need At TT Combat!

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Whether you want to stock up on some spray cans, or dip into some show exclusives – TT Combat has got you covered. With new releases looking at Halfling Jousting, the newest products from Carnevale, Rumbleslam and Dropfleet plus tempting offers that are difficult to refuse!

If you have been tempted to dip into some new products from TT Combat – here’s your perfect opportunity to get stuck in!

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Check Out A HUGE RISK Game!

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Dive in and check out a HUGE game of RISK being played just behind the OnTableTop Stage in Hall 2.

Nick Hindley had the idea to take some big maps of Britain and bring some big toys to play out a HUGE game of RISK. This one is great fun and is quite the sight to behold!

Check Out A HUGE RISK Game!
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Play Test Upcoming Hot Titles & And Give Your Feedback!

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The PlayTestUK Stand is back, and players are heading to the tables to bring feedback to tables upon tables of upcoming board game titles. Provided by game designers, players get a chance to put their thumbprint on a future game – bringing welcomed feedback to the future of development.

Who knows! You may be playtesting the next biggest hit title!

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Check Out This MASSIVE Bolt Action Set-Up & Help Charity!

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Run alongside the National Kidney Foundation, this is an impressive diorama and gaming table that has been set up by a great community of folks!

Dive in and find out more in the video we’re going to be sharing later over the weekend. But, you can come and donate to the foundation already AND maybe even win a fantastic Band Of Brothers Jacket!

Check Out This MASSIVE Bolt Action Set-Up & Help Charity!
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Decrypt And Decode With The Mystery Agency

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Things are getting tense over at The Mystery Agency, as we dive into a new escape room experience which places players amongst puzzles that focus on the dramatic.

The components really blew us away, providing “real” looking resources to decrypt and decode, placing players dead centre and in the midst of the investigative action!

Some More Lucky Winners From Friday's Livestream!

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Protect Our Solar System From Higher Being Outreach & Corruption!

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Ben is testing his squatting strength over at Thunder Vaults with their new title Shadow In The Sun. Placing players in the midst of alien warfare. As giant beings are adamant to train the local star system surrounding us. Players will be headed out into the system to achieve missions, collect resources and much more to control planets with your troops!

If you head over to stand 1-837, you can try out the title. With demos across the weekend for some sci-fi based adventures!

Come To The Main Stage & Win Prizes!

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It's Saturday! Welcome To The UK Games Expo! #UKGE2022 #UKGamesExpo

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It’s Saturday! Welcome To The UK Games Expo! We have loads to dive into today so make sure to get stuck in and follow along to win prizes and more!

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orlandothetechnicoloured
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Ah the Saturday version

redscope
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Thanks to all the team, those working behind the camera etc to bring this to us each day. Dont forget to interview justin about the vanbraces !!!

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Fantastic live Blog all. Thank you.

hairybrains
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Great coverage, have you spoken to Eurydice about flickfleet?

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Thank you everyone for all the hard work and great coverage from the expo. I missed out this year but will definitely be there next year.

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