The inaugural Tabletop Gaming Live exhibition takes place September 29-30 at Alexandra Palace, London and we're going to be there! It's promising to be an exciting couple of day, with a host of exhibitors, participation games, demos, seminars, workshops and a huge open gaming area.
Zatu Games at Tabletop Gaming Live
Zatu Games are excited to be part of this amazing new exhibition and will be offering an amazing array of events on our stall. We'll be having two star prize draws, one for each day of the event, that you will not want to miss! On Saturday, you will have the chance to win a copy of Gloomhaven - the number one game on BoardGameGeek. Then, on Sunday, we'll have a special Scythe bundle up for grabs. Come along to our stall and enter our star prize draw to be in with a chance.
Alongside this, we'll also be running a tombola throughout the weekend. We'll have vouchers, star prize entries, small games, sweets and toys up for grabs. Look out for members of our team handing out goody bags too, they're full of little treats and surprises!
If you're hoping to make some new board game purchases at Tabletop Gaming Live, you need to visit our stand. Not only will you find some of the latest releases, but we're also having a special "bargain bin sale" full of discounted stock.
If you're new to the hobby and aren't sure which game(s) would be good for you, there will be a friendly bunch of people on-hand willing to demo a number of games! Our team will be demoing gateway, quick, and party/family titles such as Codenames: Pictures, Avocado Smash and Ticket to Ride: New York. More titles will be confirmed closer to the event!
If that was not enough incentive to come and visit our stand, there is one more thing that I am sure will convince you to pop on by. For regular visitors to our website, and in particular readers of the Zatu blog, you can meet some of the contributors in person. Okay, okay....the chance to grab a bargain, the latest releases and the chance to win either Gloomhaven or a Scythe bundle is probably the biggest draw, but hopefully meeting some of the bloggers is an added bonus. So, if you are planning on attending the show paying a visit to the Zatu Games stand is a must.
What's Tabletop Gaming Live ?
Tabletop Gaming Live is hosted by the teams behind the Tabletop Gaming and Miniature War Games Magazines. Thousands of people are expected to appear at the event, to celebrate the amazing world of board games, card games, role-playing games, miniatures, war games, and much more!
Visitors will be able to play some of the newest and hottest game released during the summer and be some of the first people in the UK to try and buy some of the games recently released at GenCon in the US.
Some highlights to look out for include the official UK launch of Matt Leacock's (Pandemic, Forbidden Island and Desert) latest board game; Forbidden Sky. Visitors will also be able to play KeyForge: Call of the Archons, which is a unique deck game unlike any other from Richard Garfield, the creator behind Magic: The Gathering. If you are not in to your fantasy and prefer Sci-fi then you can check out the Second Edition of X-Wing!
Here're some of the other publishers and studios that have been confirmed to appear at Tabletop Gaming Live:
- Days of Wonder.
- Z-Man Games.
- Catan Studio.
- Fantasy Flight Games.
- Blue Orange Games.
- Big Potato Games.
The open gaming area will feature a free games library for visitors to come and play any of the available games or to grab a table and play one of the games recently purchased at the show.
Have you ever wanted to try out a role-playing game but don't know where to start or how they play ? Well, the participation and demo area will have regular sessions of role-playing games such as Starfinder, Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest and HeroQuest, as well as Gaslands, UFO, Sands of the Sudan and Frostgrave. All for no extra cost.
If you have a bit of a competitive streak, the show will be hosting tournaments with prizes and goodies for games such as Kingdomino and King of Tokyo. All for no extra cost. And, if that is not enough, there will be another hall that will host talks, seminars, panels and workshops from designers, field experts and members of Tabletop Gaming magazine. Guess what....these are also free.
There is a host of things going on at Tabletop Gaming Live and it is not to be missed, so why not come along and enjoy the wonderful world of board games and say Hi to us on our stand. See you there!