On Friday 1st of June 2018, I returned to the UK Games Expo at the NEC in Birmingham.
I had a very specific list of things to get.
First up, I managed to get ahold of the Terraforming Mars expansion
which provides two alternative boards on which to play to increase game diversity.
Next up, I picked to the two Abyss expansions
making Abyss a 5-player game with more stuff to do.
One particular item I really was hoping for was
thankfully I did find a copy, which I believe was the last one available in the entire Expo! Even one of the guys at the stall I purchased it from thought they’d already sold out of it (they only brought 4 copies). I then spotted it and didn’t let go.
Another expansion was for King Of Tokyo
so that all my monsters now have power cards, not just the ones from the expansions I’ve already picked up.
I then picked up a second expansion for Terraforming Mars:
which also allows the terraforming of Venus by using another terraforming tracker (this one’s not mandatory so shouldn’t extend the game time too much).
At the Dice Tower booth I picked up two promo cards:
Which was very nice. I even saw Tom Vasel in one of his hats.
After a little more wandering we stopped for lunch.
Then made our way to the DogEared Games booth, where I spotted the guy who sold me the StakBots decks last year. This year he got me interested in playing Colour Chess against his colleague.
After completely destroying him, we picked up a copy:
Back to awandering we spotted the Catan Sheep
Giant version games, including 7 Wonders, Ticket To Ride, Colt Express and Takenoko
We visited the good people at GeekNSon and picked up a couple of items.
The Wargaming section was most impressive, all those sets are amazing, particularly the Battle Of Hoth
During the wanderings I also picked up
The we once again passed this stand
and bought a copy.
In the Catan section we had a sit down to play
with two chaps called Gavin and Garath.
During the game we used our newly acquired GeekNSon Dice Tower
So many people came over to ask where we got it from.
We did some more wandering and saw some stuff:
The family zone with games to be played on nearby tables.
The last game we picked up was
Shortly before it closed, we made our way out.
That was a lot of fun!
For a closer look at the things we picked up check up the video I did on the subject:
Ahhh you got a copy of Dinosaur Island!! We were looking for that and couldn’t find it anywhere! Kudos on your hunting!
I had started to give up hope, I’d heard they had sold out super fast, but then somehow managed to snag one. Sorry to hear you were less fortunate. May you have better success next time. It’s worth every penny.
Damn – rub it in why don’t you? 😛 It’s alright, we managed to get Spirit Island so it wasn’t all a lost cause!
Glad to hear you did come away with some good stuff.