- Category: Events/ Cons
- Published: Thursday, 14 May 2015 14:25
- Written by Helena Tzioti
The UK Games Expo will take place this May at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmimgham, where thousands of gaming enthusiasts and families can expect to discover a whole new generation of table top games. The organisers of UK Games Expo know a lot about games, as do the masses of other enthusiasts who visit every year. At the UKGE, games are nothing but fun.
Once opened, thousands of visitors will descend on the hotel, to enjoy and explore over one hundred trade stands. As well as sit down and try out an abundance of new games, or even enter National Championships for the chance to be crowned the UK Champion of games, like Settlers of Catan and Caracassonne.
Some of our key attractions include:
- Being the largest hobby games trade fair in the UK.
- Brand new games and releases on show to play.
- Family zone – lots for the kids to do.
- Authors and artists.
- Participation and demonstration games - No need to know the rules in advance.
- Costumed groups.
- Special guests.
- Tournaments and championships in the most popular game systems. Prizes include all expenses paid trips to world finals in the USA, and games include Netrunner, Star Wars X-wing, Warzone Resurrection, Warhammer Epic and 40K, Warmachines, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne and many others.
- Seminars and talks on hot topics in tabletop gaming.
- Saturday evening cinema, showing several films including the UK premier of The Next Great American Game.
- The live action participation game, The Dark Room.
- 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.