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Post  Evilevan on Tue 31 Dec 2013, 18:28

Just thinking about the 2014 UK GAMES EXPO.....

http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

I am planning to go down just on the Saturday this year (31st May). My vague plan is to leave Sheffield 7.30am ish... and stay at the expo till late for open gaming etc.... heading back to Sheffield late evening... I will have room in the car for 3 others - let me know If you want a lift!
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Post  Lizzy on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 09:54

I'm definitely planning on going. Not thought about how long to stay/how to get there yet though.
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Post  DaveB on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 10:13

Funnily enough I was having a chat with Bunglebogs yesterday about looking at heading down to this! Smile
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Post  Evilevan on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 16:20

I think it would be nice thing if any of the Sheffield Folks going down could co-ordinate a bit and meet up for some game playing at some point during the day!? (That was a long sentence.)  Very Happy 
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Post  karl_b on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 17:33

Evan - I'm in the same position as last year in that I'd really like to go but it will depend on money nearer the time. If I'm going I'd like to take a bit to buy some new games!
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Post  PaulC on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 17:53

Looks like we should hire a minibus! Has anyone got Travel Carcassonne? Smile
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Post  DaveB on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 17:57

Sort of - it's called an iPad Wink
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Re: UK Games Expo 2014

Post  PaulC on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 18:00

Smile
Also found myself looking at maps yesterday, thinking "I wonder if I could easily drive to Essen"... annoyingly it seems the answer is yes. I better start saving up!
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Post  Kes on Thu 02 Jan 2014, 20:30

Looks interesting. I might be up for that
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Post  Aneurin on Mon 06 Jan 2014, 10:40

I'll need to clear it with SWMBO but keen on attending. My folks live about 10mins away...
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Re: UK Games Expo 2014

Post  valeria on Mon 06 Jan 2014, 18:52

I'm definitely up for that and NOT going by train, last year I had to wait some ridiculous time at night at the horrible station! Am also going to Essen this year, I was just looking at trains when i read this post Surprised 
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Post  PaulC on Mon 06 Jan 2014, 18:58

Just out of interest, (and not because I have any intention of going to Essen this year, no Siree! But...) how easy is it to get to Essen via train?
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Post  Lizzy on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 10:12

Gary and I are also planning on going to Essen this year. I was assuming by plane, but if the train's easier/cheaper then that'd be good to know!

Or does anyone fancy hiring a mini-bus Smile ? ROAD TRIP!
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Post  PaulC on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 17:54

That sounds like a great idea!

I just need to come up with a compelling argument to convince my wife! Smile
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Re: UK Games Expo 2014

Post  Evilevan on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 20:45

Essen definately has a station. I know this as a fact after playing Ticket to Ride Europe.  Razz 
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Post  Evilevan on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 20:51

karl_b wrote:Evan - I'm in the same position as last year in that I'd really like to go but it will depend on money nearer the time. If I'm going I'd like to take a bit to buy some new games!

Karl.... There is a lot of stuff to buy there (but not much is cheaper there than if you bought it over the internet) - but there is an absolute tonne of stuff to do/see without spending money... loads of new games to play demos of, games to playtest, and they have a library of games you can book out to play too...
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Post  bigfloorpie on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 23:07

I think I would love to do this too. Would be awesome to meet up. Ill be driving for sure and may or may not be able to offer seats . I just need to check if friends want to come then I will open 3 seats ( although two will need to be small, if you saw my car you will understand)
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Post  Jon M on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 12:12

My permission slip has been signed and filed under 'how did I get away with that' so I'll be there sat/sun and maybe even fri night Smile so whose creative enough to design a SBGC t-shirt for the event we can get printed cheaply ?
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Re: UK Games Expo 2014

Post  karl_b on Sun 26 Jan 2014, 17:16

evilevan wrote:
karl_b wrote:Evan - I'm in the same position as last year in that I'd really like to go but it will depend on money nearer the time. If I'm going I'd like to take a bit to buy some new games!

Karl.... There is a lot of stuff to buy there (but not much is cheaper there than if you bought it over the internet) - but there is an absolute tonne of stuff to do/see without spending money... loads of new games to play demos of, games to playtest, and they have a library of games you can book out to play too...

I'm almost certain I'll be going on the Saturday.
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Post  bigfloorpie on Tue 04 Feb 2014, 04:54

Is anybody going for the full w/e there is a game night Friday and cool events on the sat and sunday.
Looking at staying over the hilton where it is held is 96 quid but there is a travel lodhe that is close for 26 quid a night. Anyone interested?
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Re: UK Games Expo 2014

Post  Lizzy on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 11:54

Seminar schedule is up and it looks awesome!

http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/morenews.php?id=32

Matt Leacock and Chris Barrie! I'm now thinking there won't be time to do everything on the Sat so leaning towards staying till Sun.
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Post  Kes on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 14:08

Evan, did you say you regretted taking part in the tournament last time? I was considering the Catan tournament but it takes up the whole Saturday
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Post  Evilevan on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 20:38

Kes wrote:Evan, did you say you regretted taking part in the tournament last time? I was considering the Catan tournament but it takes up the whole Saturday

I didn't regret it - it was good fun, but it did take up most of the day and didn't leave much time for other stuff. I was there for 2 days last year though, and I went by myself, so it gave me something definate to do on one of the days when I was there. This year I'm just going for one day, so I'm not going to enter any tournaments - There's loads of other stuff to do...

It's up to you though Kes - the prestige of winning the Uk Catan championships is within your grasp!!  Very Happy 
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Post  Kes on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 20:57

Definitely up for going down now though. The whole thing is only £20 which is pretty reasonable but the rooms cost a bit more. We should probably sort out a plan for everyone that wants to go at some point
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Post  Lizzy on Sun 23 Feb 2014, 17:15

I've reserved a room at the Ramada Encore. It's only £42 for a double room and 10mins walk from the expo so seems pretty reasonable.

We'll have room in the car for another 2 (or 3 at a push) if anyone wants a lift down. I guess we'll be going early Sat and coming back when it's over on Sun.
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