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UK Games Expo 2024: Live Blog

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Come and join us for a weekend of awesome fun here at the UK Games Expo 2024 in Birmingham, UK!

Share Your Experiences On Social Media With #UKGamesExpo & #UKGE2024

Live Blog!

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.

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

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.

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.

Livestream Schedule

Here's what to watch out...

Friday

  • 11:30 - Wacradle Studios Preview
  • 12:00 - Hachette Board Games - What's New?
  • 12:30 - MyMiniFactory
  • 13:00 - Para Bellum Games' Conquest Preview
  • 13:30 - £1000 Giveaway!
  • 14:00 - Luke Gygax Interview
  • 14:50 - All About Games & The Op Live Playthrough - Hues & Cues
  • 15:30 - Shut Up & Sit Down Live

Saturday

  • 11:30 - Star Wars: Unlimited Showcase
  • 12:30 - Alley Cat Games - New Games Preview
  • 13:30 - £1000 Giveaway!
  • 14:00 - The History & Development Of Catan
  • 15:00 - Cubicle 7 Preview
  • 15:30 - Paizo - What's Coming Up This Year

Sunday

  • 11:20 - Catalyst Game Labs 2024 Preview
  • 12:00 - Osprey Games - What's New! [Updated]
  • 12:30 - Luke Gygax, Ian Livingstone & Dom McDowall (Cubicle 7) - 50 Years Of Roleplaying Games
  • 13:00 - £1000 Giveaway
  • 13:50 - Roll Brittania Live Shenanigans
  • 15:00 - UK Games Expo Awards 2024
  • 15:40 - Mantic Games! [Updated]

Make sure to tune in and watch the Livestream!

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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That's The End Of UK Games Expo For Another Year Hopefully Next Year Will Be Just As Good! UK Games Expo 2024 Outro

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Justin has a final walk about having a quick look at some stands he wasn’t able to make it to during the convention.  Having one final look around one of the halls Justin finishes off our wonderful time at UKGE 2024 at the beautiful UKGE dragon at the entrance to the hall.  We hope you all enjoyed UKGE 2024 and if you weren’t able to make it we hope you enjoyed all the videos and the live stream we put on for you at home.  See you all next year!

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Have A Look At The Newest Board Game From Warlord Games And Their Involvement With The Kidney Foundation | Stand 2-594

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Justin has a chat with Colin from Warlord Games about what they’ve brought with them to UKGE 2024.  As always they’ve brought a lot of the beautiful Bolt Action with them but this time they’ve brought something new along too.  Their newest venture is a Bolt Action board game where much like Bolt Action players go head to head in a World War Two battle but this time there’s resource management to deal with on top of the battle!  Warlord are also working with The Kidney Foundation who have been working on Duncan’s band Of Brothers for a few years and their absolutely stunning board packed full of character shows their love for both World War Two and Bolt Action.  Check out Warlord Games website here.

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Check Out The New Solo Version Of Gloomhaven From Cephalofair Games | Stand 1-574

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Ben takes a walk over to the Cephalofair Games stand to check out Frosthaven and Gloomhaven.  That’s not all though as Cephalofair Games have came out with their new solo version of Gloomhaven in Buttons and Bugs.  Check out more from Cephalofair Games here.

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Take Lives Behind Enemy Lines In SAS Rogue Regiment By Word Forge Ltd | Stand 1-219

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Take control of the SAS Commandos behind enemy lines in order to take objectives without getting detected or if that’s not your style go loud and blow it all up while spraying and praying!  Check out SAS Rogue Regiment here.

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Check Out This Amazing Viking Card Game Viking Raiders from Neowulf Games | Stand 1-673

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Raid and pillage your opponents in Viking Raiders from Neowulf Games.  Purchase items from the market to dispose of your enemies more efficiently and conquer the table to claim victory.  Check out Viking Raiders here.

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Assemble Your Crew Of Brave Astronauts In Lander: After the Crash By Intrepid Games | Stand 1-631

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Gerry heads over to the Intrepid Games stand at UKGE to have a chat with Dan about their upcoming resource management strategy game.  Corporations have invested in the largest space ship but catastrophe is unavoidable and most of the original crew die upon crash landing.  Choose your crew wisely and take over as much land as possible for your corporation.  Check out Lander: After the Crash here.

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Take On The Ultimate Evil Of Men In Tales Of The Old West From Effekt Publishing | Stand 1-538

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Gerry has a chat with the team from Effekt Publishing about their new game Tales of The Old West which is ran on Free League Publishing’s Year Zero engine.  Tales of The Old West sees players take on the darkness of man rather than devil or beast.  Check it out here.

Take On The Ultimate Evil Of Men In Tales Of The Old West From Effekt Publishing | Stand 1-538
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Push Your Luck To find Gold In The Wild West In Undermined! Pairadice City From Devilfly Games | Stand 2-216

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Use pickaxe and dynamite to gain more wealth than your opponents in this wonderful game from Devilfly Games.  Who needs safety when you have dynamite!  Check out Undermined! Pairadice City here.

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Have A Look At The Fantastic Games That Medusa Games Have Brought With Them To UKGE 2024 | Stand 2-502

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Medusa Games have brought a bunch of wonderful board games with them to UKGE this year whether you’re looking to try out a worker placement game or an area control game Medusa Games have got you covered!  Check them out here.

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Take Part In Amazing Fantasy Battles From The North In Warcrow Winds From The North By Corvus Belli | Stand 1-879

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Check out the newest addition to the Warcrow universe from Corvus Belli and this time we will be battling in the north!  Check out more Warcrow here.

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Check Out These Lighthearted Gnomish Tales In Game Of Gnomes From Critical Tales | Stand 2-384

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These amazing little books about mischievous gnomes on Game of Gnomes by Critical Tales are a great to read in your spare time or even if you’re looking for some gnome based ideas for your next DND adventure or character.  Check out their website here.

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Completely Modular Hex Based Terrain System From Lorescape Ltd | Stand 2-991

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Ben takes a look at the stunning hex based terrain system from Lorescape Ltd.  With a bunch of different types of terrain from dirt, stone, sand and sea this terrain system will take your DND campaigns or your games of Battletech to the next level.

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Have A Look At These Absolutely Beautiful Conquest Miniatures From Para Bellum Wargames | Stand 1-878

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As always Para Bellum Wargames have brought a fantastic stand full of amazingly painted miniatures from their community and their own in house painters and we haven’t even mentioned the incredible boards that they’ve brought with them to put the miniatures on.  Check out more here.

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Check Out The Very Interesting Mechanics In The Cyberpunk Future Of Code Blade From NeuroCraft Studios Ltd | Stand 1-184

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We have a chat with the guys from NeuroCraft Studios about Code Blade a very interesting Cyberpunk table top game with a bunch of unique rules that makes this rule system stand out from all the rest.  Check it out on their website.

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Massive Mech Wars On The Table Top In Battletech From Catalyst Game Labs | Stand 1-1002

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Gerry heads over to Catalyst Game Labs who are at UKGE 2024 with a massive diorama of Battletech at their stand and the scale of the diorama is incredibly impressive showing off the scale of the dropships in the Battletech universe.  Check out more from Catalyst Game Labs here.

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Take On Fate Itself In Mappa Mundi An Exploration And Ecology RPG From Three Sails Studios | Stand 2-1008

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Take on fate itself by writing and drawing about interesting and sometimes deadly creatures in Mappa Mundi in order to save your world from Fate.  Check it out here.

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Take Part In Gang Wars Or Attempt To Find The One Ring In These Games From Free League Publishing | Stand 1-538

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Most of us know Free League Publishing for their RPG books and adventures but they have branched out in their newest game Zone Wars, a table top skirmish game where you and your opponents attempt to seize control of territory and items with your gangs of bloody thugs.  Check out more from Free League Publishing here.

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Check Out The Awesome OnTableTop Ice Cream Van Diorama!

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You will have seen Gray Primer on our livestream just now with Gerry showing off the awesome diorama that he built for the OnTableTop crew. It is an awesome evolution of the old Ice Cream van that we had in the studio years ago and it’s looking splendid. It might have made Justin a bit pensive…

Check Out The Awesome OnTableTop Ice Cream Van Diorama!
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UKGE 2024 Day 3: Show Floor Walkabout! #UKGamesExpo

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Join us for Day Three of the UK Games Expo. Ben shows us around Hall 3 where you can sit down and have a chat with likeminded folk and maybe play some games. Perhaps take part in the paint and take and get yourself one of those dragons!

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Catching Up With Loke BattleMats & Their Amazing Gaming Books | Stand 1-539

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We got to chat with the folks from Loke BattleMats about their awesome array of gaming books, battle maps and more that you can use to enhance your skirmish games and roleplaying games.

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Catching Up With UKGE Artist Ralph Horsley & His Amazing Dragon! | Stand 2-1068

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We dive into a chat with the awesome Ralph Horsley who designed the fantastic dragon for this year’s show (and has done for the last few years!). His work is amazing and it’s great seeing what he has been working on for the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering.

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A New Expansion Takes You Into The Jungle For HeroQuest - Avalon Hill | Stand 2-205

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We get to chat with Sev from the Avalon Hill team about their newest expansion for HeroQuest that is entirely new and original for the series. Head deep into the jungle and battle entirely new foes with a host of great new miniatures. The game expansion is currently available to pre-order!

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A New Expansion Takes You Into The Jungle For HeroQuest - Avalon Hill | Stand 2-205

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We get to chat with Sev from the Avalon Hill team about their newest expansion for HeroQuest that is entirely new and original for the series. Head deep into the jungle and battle entirely new foes with a host of great new miniatures. The game expansion is currently available to pre-order!

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Bringing The Digital To The Tabletop With Terraria: The Board Game - Paper Fort Games Ltd | Stand 1-774

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The folks behind Paper Fort Games have been doing a great job bringing their passion to the design of Terraria: The Board Game which is currently crowdfunding! Find out more about their process and what they are bringing to the tabletop for Terraria fans and those who have never heard of the game!

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Chatting Game Design With Edge Hill University Students & Crooked Dice Game Design Studio | Stand 1-108

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Crooked Dice and the students from Edge Hill University talk about game design and the way that they have been bringing to life the Sci-Fi world of Colony 87. The miniatures range is already awesome and it seems like we have some budding game designers in our future!

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hairybrains
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Are you going to talk to Lorescape on stand 2-991? I was there yesterday and their hex terrain looked interesting, I even got a free sample!

waywarddarkwolf
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Another great day’s coverage by all the team. Thanks so much guys!
Although I’m disappointed that Warren has been so scarce.
Don’t get me wrong, Ben and Gerry are wonderful, but even combined, they still lack the sheer glamour and sex appeal of Warzan!
@warzan – get back in front of the camera big lad!

redscope
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I agree its not the same without going back to the booth to see Warzan talking about stuff. Sat watching tons of repeated adverts then often get a pre-recorded clip of Ben or Gerry. It was much better when they had people dropping into the booth for a chat.

waywarddarkwolf
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Totally mate. The whole thing was very slick this year, very professional, and kudos to the guys for all the hard work that goes into doing that. But part of me misses the older raw format, with the chaos and the things going wrong and the guys in the Booth adlibbing to make up for it, and the interaction with the folks on the chat . @warzan – we want more Back To The Booth next year!

avernos
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but then when we did that last year we got told that people wanted to see what the people had brought to the expo and not us talking the fish tank.
So you can’t please everyone.

waywarddarkwolf
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Aye, I get you – I preferred the older format, but majority rules and all that. I suppose as a compromise, you could just livestream the piss up afterwards – now that could be very interesting.

orlandothetechnicoloured
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good selection of stands here

tinyheadbones
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I’ll be keeping an eye on Colony 87. I love Crooked Dice minis but I’ve never been tempted by 7TV.

cptaqua
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I had a great 3 days at expo. Time to catch up on the live blog.

dafthelmet85
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So much going on! Sign on the times though that there are no giveaways I wonder if this is due to the rising costs etc. Great Blog though, thanks for sharing it!

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