UK Games Conventions (and a few others)

UKGE wants to know about Hobby Games, Wargames, Board Game, Card Game and Roleplaying conventions and shows in the UK (and Ireland) in the next 12 months. We are looking for events where the main thrust is tabletop gaming. Please email Richard with details of your convention.


April 2018

Conpulsion 13-15 April 2018

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, Conpulsion is Scotland’s oldest, gaming convention, hosted annually by GEAS, the University of Edinburgh Roleplaying Society, in association with the University of Edinburgh Card and Board Game Society.

Uncon 21st to 22nd April

St Geroges School
CT10 2LH

We'll be hosting board games, war games and RPGs.

Stabcon South TBC

Stabcon South is a board games and general gaming weekend, held twice a year in spring and autumn at the Jury’s Inn Hotel Southampton. 

Gnome All-dayer 22nd April

Holiday Inn Bolton

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a day of gaming with us GNOMEs and other gamers from all over the country at the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre.
Come and play a huge assortment of games and help raise some money for charity.

May 2018

Herefordshire Board Gamers Annual Charity day. May 19th 2018

11am to 11pm The Core, Hereford.  Our Fourth charity event raising funds for Mind.

June 2018

UK Games Expo 1-3 June 2018

The UK's biggest and best Hobby Games Convention. Attendance 32,000+ 325 Exhibtors. Vast Trade Hall.
Boardgames - RPGS-Wargames-Family Games-Cosplay - Suitable for Hobby Gamers and the Family Audience

Raiders of the Game Cupboard TBC

July 2018

Manorcon 20th to 23rd July

Leicester university

Lots of open gaming. Board and card games. No trade hall.


PaizoCon UK, TBC
Aston, Birmingham
The biggest dedicated Pathfinder fest in the UK with Special Guests and Special Events.

The Great Indoors Saturday TBC

Arrow Valley Visitor Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire
A blend of open gaming space, demos, playtesting and retail with a reverse auction.

August 2018


September 2018

Tabletop Scotland 1st and 2nd September

At the heart of gaming in Scotland.
A 2 day convention on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of September 2018 in Perth celebrating board games, card games and roleplaying games.


Hereward Wargames Show Sunday 2nd September 2018, 10am - 4pm

Now in it's third successful year and featuring a wide range of traders, demo and participation games as well as tournaments, covering a wide range of different games. The Cresset,Bretton Centre, Peterborough, PE3 8DX

Spring Harvest Holidays Board Games Week TBC

A week-long holiday in western France with over 30 gamers! A Christian site, open to all. 


Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School, Hurst Road, Sidcup, DA15 9AG.

The show for Wargames – Model Soldiers & Military Modelling - all under one roof.  Napoleonic War Special ! Featuring an exhibition of weapons, equipment and uniform of both sides in the conflict.
Trade Stands – with Model Soldiers, Wargame Figures, terrain and accessories, Paintings and artwork, and Books. Demonstration Wargames – Cafeteria – Free Parking. 

Raiders of the Game Cupboard TBC

Waterside Community Centre, Heath Road, Burton upon Trent Staffordshire. DE15 9LF

Open gaming event with boardgames mostly but have space for CCG, miniatures, wargaming , Roleplaying. Some playtesting of games.


Gnomecon 21st to 23rd September

Holiday Inn Bolton

​Everyone is invited to the GNOME's North West biggest gaming event.
Come and join us and 100s of other gamers party for three days at the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre playing games and raising money for charity.


October 2018

Stabcon South TBC

Stabcon South is a board games and general gaming weekend, held twice a year in spring and autumn at the Jury’s Inn Hotel Southampton. 

November 2018

Midcon November 2-4

Hallmark Hotel, Derby.
Details are on


December 2018


TBC December, London
9am–midnight, Novotel, London