The weekend of the 3rd-5th June 2016 is the UK Games Expo, (UKGE) the main board games exhibition for the UK held every year in Birmingham. Unfortunately due to family reasons we can’t make it this year, but if it is anything like previous events, if you are going, you are sure to have a great time. The show doesn’t just cover board games but card games, roleplaying, and miniatures too. The show is a combination of trade stands, seminars and talks, tournaments, playtesting, cosplay, and opportunities to try out new games, or play some old favourites with new friends. It’s completely open to the public and in 2015 there were 7000 unique visitors and 14000 attendances over the weekend. There is plenty of parking, and on-site catering provided by the Hilton Hotel and other providers, so you don’t need to leave the exhibition for sustenance.
If you discover a new game while you are at UKGE, but for some reason are unable to get a copy at the show, let us know and we may be able to help. You are welcome to pop a note in the comments below to say what you thought about the show.
This year, The Dice Tower’s Tom Vasel and Sam Healey will be attending – see the preview video below. Other guests this year include Colin Baker (the 6th Doctor Who), the guys from Shut Up and Sit Down, and prolific game designer Dr. Reiner Knizia.