By Paco Garcia Jaen This is my fourth year attending the biggest tabletop games convention in the UK. This is the third year that I help organise some events at the show. This is the last year things remain as they’ve...Read More
Game design is something a lot of us aspire to do. Well, me not so much. Only a bit. Anyway. some people are very good at it and it shows because they have very good games out there. So it makes sense to have people in a panel...Read More
What does it take to actually publish a board game? Board Games production is something many, many people have wanted to get a stab at. With Kickstarter having democratised the publishing process quite dramatically, more and...Read More
Have you ever thought about funding your game in Kickstarter? Me neither, but quite a few people have and we thought it’d be a good idea to organise a panel at the biggest games convention in the UK so the attendees could have...Read More
I believe one of the problems of the RPG hobby in general is that we don’t talk about it to people who don’t know about it often enough.
So we decided to do something about it at the UK Games Expo and organised a seminar with a bunch of people worth listening to and we go from a brief history of RPGs to some selection of games that would suit different types of gamer, ages and genres.Read More
Pretty much any and every roleplaying gamer has, at some point, wanted or thought about write an RPG. And most of us have found the task daunting. With fairly good reason… it’s not something that makes itself! So hopefully this...Read More
Steve Jackson is one of the most famous names in gaming. Two extremely influential game designers and entrepreneurs share the name though they live on opposite sides of the Atlantic.
Therefore having someone at the UK Games Expo who could give us a glimpse into what it is like to run the company that brought us Munchkin, GURPS and many others was a real treat.Read More
And then the UK Games Expo arrived. WOW!
For starters the venue this year was changed. We were located at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, which is pretty much adjacent to Birmingham NEC and the Airport. Easy to get to by train and plane. The hotel is pretty huge and it was able to accommodate the more than 7000 people the Expo saw last year. And the extra 3000 that have attended this year. It was pretty amazing!Read More
With an iPhone app so you can play on the move with a rather clever AI, it offers a great deal of strategy and it is rather fun, and Pocket Hive means you can take it in your pocket (literally!) any time if you don’t have an iPhone.Read More
Michael Fox talked to the guys of Gung Ho Games about their game Pirates of Nassau. I can’t say much about this game as I wasn’t there, so I guess you’ll have to watch the interview. However, and just in case you’re interested,...Read More
Tweet RPG is a free online game that allows you to play through Twitter. I must admit the concept is not that easy for me to grasp, so I was very happy to chat with Samuel so he could explain everything!Read More
By Paco Garcia Jaen And the latest release from my foray into videoing at the UK Games Expo. I have never heard about Ragnar Brother’s or their games. Ever. So it would be unsurprising if you haven’t heard about them...Read More