Boardgames in Blighty News – UK Games Expo 2015 Press Release


Boardgames in Blighty News – UK Games Expo 2015 Press Release

2015 Press Release
The UK’s largest Hobby Games Convention is even bigger this year! This May at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC,
Birmingham, thousands of families and enthusiasts will discover a new generation of table top games. The organisers of UK Games Expo know about games and so do thousands of others who visit every year. At UKGE, games are nothing but fun.

When the doors open, thousands of visitors will descend on the hotel to explore over one hundred trade stands, sit down and try out hundreds of new games or enter National Championships for the chance to be crowned the UK Champion of games like Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne.

Some of our key attractions are:
 Newest games and releases on show and are playable.
 The largest hobby games trade fair in the UK.
 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. 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 just turn up and pay on the day.

UK Games Expo is on Friday 29th May, Saturday 30th May and Sunday 31st May 2015 at the NEC Hilton Metropole hotel. Adult tickets from £12, Child Tickets from £7, Family Tickets from £25. 10’s and under get in free. Visitors wishing to stay overnight can arrange accommodation via a special rate via a link on the UKGE website (or click on link below:
Room Booking link

Expected attendance 8000 Unique Visitors, 12000 turnstile. Venue size 6000 sqm.

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