We attended the fantastic UK Games Expo on 29th-31st May and what a great show it was! The Esdevium area hosted demonstrations of Asmodee, Fantasy Flight and Days of Wonder product including the Spiel des Jahres nominated Colt Express! Also featured were Dobble, Ca$h ‘N Guns, XCOM, Five Tribes and the hotly anticipated upcoming releases of Forbidden Stars and Mysterium.
We picked up 5 gongs from the show as follows:
Best Board Game was won by Black Fleet; the game of fortune and glory on the Caribbean seas, where players must find a balance between stealing treasure, trading goods and sinking their opponents’ pirate ships.
Best Party Game was the stand-off bluffing game, Cash ‘N’ Guns, in which gangsters disagree on the booty split from a recent heist and must hold their nerve at foam gunpoint!
Elysium was named Best Strategic Card or Dice Game, where players take on the roles of upstart demi-gods in Mythic Greece, hoping to earn the favour of the Olympians and become figures of legend.
Best Board Game with Miniatures was Star Wars Imperial Assault. The game puts you in the midst of the Galactic Civil War between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire, with players controlling the forces of both sides.
Following on this theme, the prize for Best Miniatures Game went to the sleek and stylish Star Wars Armada. Players assume control of the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance and battle it out in space for control of the galaxy.
Thank you firstly to everyone who attended the show and made it such a big success; it’s turning into a truly fantastic games show for the UK. Thank you also to everyone who dropped by for a demonstration of our titles. And finally thank you to all those who voted for our games!