UK Games Expo - My Highlights

Some of the highlights from this years UK Games Expo

The UK Games Expo goes from strength to strength attracting over 4,000 people and a diverse range of people who enjoy playing games from hardcore games, families, role players, social gamers, wargamers and more - groups of gamers not normally found under the same roof.
UK Games Expo - Some of the demonstration tables

The UK Gaming Media network with the efforts of many volunteers filmed lots of interviews and demo’s which will be available to the rest of the gaming world via their web site.
UK Gaming Media Network - Andy Hopwood being interviewed by Paco Garcia Jaen
The PlayTest Zone run by Rob Harris and his PlayTest Group was a great success again driven by volunteers they had 12 games booked in for the weekend and a further 6 turned up. This is a really interesting area in which to spend some time at the show.
The PlayTest Zone - One of the games
The Family Zone had lots of great feedback and was busy throughout the weekend. Seeing the return of families year after year is great and this year we had a couple of enquiries from teenagers asking if they could help out next year! Some of the highlights were:
The Family Zone - A family playing Take It Easy!
· A young 6 year old playing repeated games of Take It Easy! in an effort to improve his placing on the Imagination Leader board for this game all with delightful good humour. Although I am not sure who was more competitive him or his mum!

· Another young visitor this time a little older having played Kabaleo earlier in the day for the first time helping us out by explaining it perfectly, with tactical advise, to another family.

· Seeing the fun families had playing Retsami.
Retsami - Another team of players
Friends excelling in competitions - Sam won the Mayfair Settlers of Catan Championship and Martin came second in the Memoir 44 tournament - his daughter is now expressing an interest in coming to the next event as she beats her father regularly!
Settlers of Catan - Sam (back left) the winner of the 2012 championship
The commitment of the volunteers who whatever the colour of their polo shirt (Purple = the bosses , Yellow = senior volunteers , Blue = Ambassador - ask then anything, Green = other volunteers who did all the heavy duty lifting ) were unstintingly helpful and enthusiastic .

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