Friday 31 May - Sunday 2 Jun 2024
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Open Gaming


More Open Gaming than any other UK convention

There is always a need for space to just sit down, get out a game and get playing. We anticipate that the peak demands for this will be Friday and Saturday night but have a lot of provision for Open Gaming all weekend.

There is more space for open gaming at the UK Games Expo than at any other UK convention and more than most shows worldwide.

The Open Gaming Space will be in Hall 3, NEC and in the Hilton Hotel.

Some hotels permit gaming in bar areas. Check with the hotel staff for local rules.

Open Gaming Opening Hours:

Thursday: 7pm – 11pm (NEC Hall 3 Only).

Friday: 9am – Midnight

Saturday: 9am – Midnight

Sunday: 9am – 6pm

Board Game Library

UK Games Expo will provide a board game library to borrow games out of to play in the Open gaming space.

Board Game Library Opening Hours:

Friday 31st May : 9am - 10pm

Saturday 1st June : 9am - 10pm

Sunday 2nd June: 9am - 4pm

Game Toppers

There is always a need for space to just sit down, get out a game and get playing.

With more Open Gaming spaces than any other UK convention (and quite a few international conventions) UKGE is delighted to welcome Game Toppers as sponsors of the Open Gaming space.

Game Toppers have provided high quality, neoprene table topper game mats to enhance your Open Gaming experience.

These brightly coloured Expo and Game Toppers co-branded mats make it easy to see where the Open Gaming is situated and are a great surface for any table top game.

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