The annual UK Games Expo returns to the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC, from the 31st May to the 1st June.
An expected 5,000 plus visitors will descend on the hotel to explore 100 plus trade stands, try out hundreds of new games or enter National Championships for the chance to be crowned the UK Champion.
The organisers have worked hard to create a fun event which will appeal to families and the general public as well as the hobby games enthusiast. The Expo will consist of the following main elements:
Tournaments and Championships in the most popular game systems. Prizes include all-expenses-paid trips to World Finals in Berlin, Paris and the USA.
- Newest games and releases on show.
- The largest hobby games trade fair in the UK.
- Family Zone
- Authors and artists
- Participation and demonstration games.
- Costumed groups.
- Guests this year include Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie, Material World presenter Quentin Cooper, game design legends Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson, roleplaying veterans Monte Cook, Matt Leacock, as well as one of the world’s most prolific board game designers Reiner Knizia.
- Seminars and talks on hot topics in tabletop gaming and guides on designing and publishing your own games and books and using crowd funding.
- Space for open gaming and the largest roleplaying games schedule in the UK.
UK Games Expo is open to the public. You can book in advance or turn up and pay on the day.
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