UK Games Expo

UK Games Expo returns to NEC

We’re quite big geeks here at P&PB, so we’re glad to see that the UK’s largest hobby games convention, UK Games Expo, will be returning to the NEC this summer.

The 12th annual UK Games Expo will run 1-3 June 2018 and is one of the largest hobby games conventions in the world.

Attracting over 32,000 people in 2017, this year’s event is set to be even bigger and better, with plenty of fun for all the family. 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 – staff will be on hand to guide you through every dark dungeon and magic forest.

There will also be a chance to meet popular characters from the films, TV shows and comic books, as cosplayers portray characters from Doctor Who, Star Wars and more!

If that wasn;t enough, visitors can take advantage of our 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 our 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.

With all this and more, no doubt appetites will be build – a perfect excuse to visit the street food festival located outside of the main hall.

UK Games Expo takes over the NEC and NEC Hilton Hotel 1-3 June 2018. Adult day tickets are £13. Family tickets are available as well as discounted weekend passes. For more information and to beat the queues, visit