Events and Activities at UK Games Expo for Publishers and Designers

Cartamundi  are the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of playing cards and board games. 

We have partnered with Cartamundi and Playtest UK to bring you a dedicated Publisher-Designer Track offering Playtest tables, game design and marketing seminars and panels, networking events and opportunities for budding designers to pitch their ideas to publishers. We also offer a Debut designers guide and of course affordable starter stands - see exhibitor guide. There are other seminars and panels with a mainstream appeal in our seminar schedule.

There is no reserved seating for these events, please arrive early and join in the Great British tradition of forming an orderly queue. You may be asked to leave after each event, this is by the request of some of our speakers.

Key Events:
* Playtest Tables- Get feedback on your game design ideas from the visitors
* Speed-dating - Game designers give a 5 minute elevator pitch to potential publishers.
* Designers Networking Event- For designers, publishers and other industry professionals.
* Wyvern's Lair - Sell your game convept to our publisher panel and the audience.

* Full event schedule below:

Select a Day:

Seminar Location Start Time End Time Capacity
Seminar Location Start Time End Time Capacity
Designer Workshop with Ignacy Trzewiczek Piazza - Large 12:00 13:00 100
Board Game Accessibilty Piazza - Large 14:00 15:00 100
Intellectual Property & Board Games Piazza - Large 16:00 17:00 100
Creating Historical or Location-Based RPG Sourcebooks Piazza - Small 14:00 15:00 50
Designing Mechanics for your RPG Piazza - Small 15:00 16:00 50
Speed-Dating for Designers and Publishers Piazza Suites 18:30 20:00 24
Designers Networking Event Piazza Suites 20:30 23:00 150