UK GAMES EXPO 2017
This weekend 2-4 June is the fantastic UK Games Expo in Birmingham. The biggest boardgame event in the UK.
Each year for the last six years Backspindle Games have brought lots of fun and games to the Expo. It has got bigger and better, and so have we!
This weekend we have two new game exclusives for you to try at our booth.
DANCE OF THE FIREFLIES
The first is a 2-6 player strategy game called Dance of the Fireflies by designer Oliver Brooks.
We’ll have to say it is a beautiful game, definitely the prettiest we have ever published.
Players are each allocated seven Fireflies. Then they try to out-bid, out-manoeuvre their opponents to create the most beautiful flower beds and win the prize job of Head Gardener.
If you’d like to meet him, the game designer Oliver, will hopefully be at our booth on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
The game is due for worldwide release at Spiel, Essen in October 2017 and is going to print shortly.
You can pre-order your own copy here.
The second game, MourneQuest, is a 2 – 4 player cooperative boardgame, based on the fantasy teen novel of the same name by Garry McElherron.
It’s due to be launched on Kickstarter in July 2017 and is packed full of Irish Mythical creature and character miniatures.
Players have to work together to stop the Nightmares being released and then prepare themselves as best they can to face the old War Dog, The Shimnavore, in a final battle.
To do this they have to collect resources, legendary artefacts and deal with the pesky Bogbeans.
The Nightmares are imprisoned on discs on four sides of the uniquely shaped Celtic Cross playing board. At the end of each player’s turn the discs randomly move. Players must be on their toes to managed this fast changing threat. If not, the Nightmares will be released and all will be lost…
Each player is represented by a uniquely sculpted character miniature, each with their own special skill and can add to their powers by collecting legendary artefacts.
But beware, if they spend too much time looking for artefacts, the Nightmares will be released.
If you wish to be added to our newsletter for more information prior to the Kickstarter you can sign-up here.
LUCHA UNDERGROUND PRIZES TO BE WON!
We are delighted to be hosting a Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice Tag-Team Tournament at our booth on the ‘Friday morning from 11am’ Cool prizes from US TV Wrestling Show Lucha Underground are up for grabs.
You need to sign up your Tag-Team name here to join the fun. It will be a fast & furious fun tournament. Winners take all! Players are encouraged to wear Luchador Costumes (Cos-Play) and masks to add to the spectacle. (Entries limited to 16 teams).
PRE-ORDERED GAMES AT DISCOUNT PRICES
You can find all of this and the charming Team Backspindle at Booth G18.