Save the date folks, as the UK’s largest hobby games convention, UK Games Expo returns to Birmingham for its 13th year 31 May – 2 June, 2019 and we can’t wait. 

Having attended for the first time ourselves only two years ago, UK Games Expo has quickly become a staple in our gaming calendar, with nothing getting between us and the fabled halls of the NEC Birmingham. Attracting around 40,000 people in 2018, making it one of the largest hobby conventions in the world, the show is growing once again this year as it expands into Hall 3A for a variety of tournaments and gaming hosted by Bandai.

Visitors will get the chance to try their hand at the best and newest games for all ages, or even get a sneak peek at games currently in development.  There’s no need to work through a complex rule book as there will be someone on hand to guide you through and make playing as easy as possible

There’s also a chance to rub shoulders with popular characters from films, TV shows and comic books, as cosplayers portray characters from Doctor Who, Star Wars and more.

And if all that wasn’t enough, visitors can take advantage of UK Games Expo’s games library, packed with all manner of board games, grab a bargain at our huge trade halls, which feature more than 300 companies, attend fascinating seminars about the games industry, pick up top tips at the Publisher-Designer Track for budding game designers, and more.

Gamers will also be competing in a host of national and international competitions, which could see them winning a trip to compete overseas.

In the run-up to the event we’ll be bringing you more news about the must-sees of the show and of course we’ll be there for the entire weekend ourselves, so you can follow our live updates. Keep your eyes peeled for more info coming soon.

Tickets for UK Games Expo are now available. Adult day tickets are £13. Family tickets are also available.

For more information and to purchase your tickets (while beating the queues) visit

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