June has seen two of the biggest board game events in the UK Games Expo and Origins.
The Opionated Gamers have visited the UK Games Expo and posted their report:
This was my third visit to UK games Expo in the last three years and I have seen the conference progressively grow as the exhibition uses more of the NEC halls. In now resembles a mini Spiel on mini GenCon and is such a change from the first ones held at the Clarendon hotel many years ago. The expo caters for board gamers, role players as well as having many competitions so in that respect is more like GenCon. One area where it falls short of the very large conventions is in the launch of brand new games. Nonetheless, all areas of the show have expanded and now occupies the best part of two large halls.
(Full report here)
And thanks to BGG user Steph Hodge we can have a look at all the new games presented at Origins: Steph’s Photo Guide to Origins 2018.