Post a game to a friend: BARPIG Lock-Inn

BARPIG! The highly social game of post adventuring tavern-time won our ‘Party Game of UK Games Expo’ award and was nominated in our end of year awards too. Surely such a silly game can’t work in a post-lockdown world… right? A game so based on social interaction and being in the same room that it’s surely in piggy hibernation to …

Ion: making the bond between games and education stronger – Review

Science is amazing. It is one of the biggest passions in my life. But it can be hard, really hard, to understand at times. The ability to grasp and understand key scientific principles can shape and develop how we think, which is how we progress intellectually as a species. Getting this information across can be tough. There are some wonderful …

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Kastles: Medieval Mayhem – The Review

Kastles has a simple objective: everyone has a castle to defend and other castles to destroy. That’s it; no plot twist or hidden backstory, but what it lacks in narrative depth it makes up for in enjoyment. For this game, created by Gunpowder Studios and promoted by Red Knight Toy Group, uses strategy and silliness in equal measure as players …

Our Games of UK Games Expo 2019

It’s that time of year again, we are almost as far away from the next UK Games Expo as possible in a calendar year and that’s sad. However, there is still some good news from the world of UKGE – one has just finished and what a fantastic show it was! Various members of the Coaching for Geeks team are …

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Nerds Jolly Boating: Live Entertainment at UK Games Expo – Part 2

Helen Pain continues her review of the Live Entertainment at the UK Games Expo 2018. Go back and read her Escape Your Deathtrap: Live Performances at UK Games Expo Part 1 if you haven’t already!    …3 down, 3 more to go – would the events at UK Games Expo just keep getting better? *Spoiler alert – err, yeah!*   You Can’t …

UK Games Expo: The Survival Guide

What is UK Games Expo?   Well, it’s an expo, not a convention. Fancy! It’s great big tabletop gaming convention; boardgames, wargames, cardgames, roleplaying games. Plus nerdy entertainment shows, a Viking village… in their own words:   UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK – where all aspects of the gaming hobby are represented …

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Our EPIC Review of 6 Games at UK Games Expo

  At the UK Games Expo I got some hands-on demos of some of the tabletop games being exhibited. Here’s my games review and low down on the game play mechanics.   Game Review: Posthuman Saga I believe that it was fate that I played this game. Two days before the expo I came across an advert in Facebook messenger …

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Escape Your Deathtrap: Live Performances at UK Games Expo

  There is nothing quite like the exhilaration of a live performance. I discovered to my delight that there were several seminars, workshops and live events running alongside the tabletop gaming at the UK Games Expo, each one geeky in their own way and the majority of which were priced at an incredibly reasonable five pounds per person. Bargain! Here’s …

Giving It A Go at UK Games Expo

  As an introvert I’m constantly worrying about the potential pitfalls of interacting with other human beings at conventions. What if I say the wrong thing? Am I out of my depth with geek trivia? What if I bump into another Black Widow cosplayer? Seriously, I spent time and money on that costume – I deserve to be the only …

What we’re Playing at UK Games Expo 2018

UK GAMES EXPO IS ALMOST UPON US! Board games! Roleplaying games! Viking LARPS! Stage shows that are a hybrid of roleplaying, comedy, and improv games! We REALLY like games at CfGHQ so we’re heading to the UK Games Expo to game for three whole days (plus the industry preview because we’re fancy like that).   Here’s what’s on our schedule …

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UK Games Expo 2018 Preview

1-3 June 2018 Cor that seems a long way off yet. But with Christmas fast approaching (and PAX Unplugged taking place right now) many of our minds turn to games. Beautiful boardgames with their meeples, cards, dice, tokens, cooperation, deceit, strategizing, funtimes. We’ll do a roundup of best games to introduce non-gamers to very soon, for now let’s look forward …