This year''s UK Games Expo is looming before us once again, promising a slew of new tabletop titles for players to get their hands on. Whilst many people will not attend due to the current lack of COVID safety guidelines which will not require attendees to wear masks or provide proof of immunization for entry for those who attend the event, you may be curious as to which board games will be featured at the convention next month.
There will be plenty of interesting board games, card games, and tabletop roleplaying games to watch at the expo. From newly released titles to upcoming games, there will be plenty of opportunities to look forward to for any tabletop enthusiast, with some of which you''ll receive via demos on the show floor, while others you''ll even be able to get hands on yourself.
Board Games to look for at UK Games Expo 2022
- A Game of Thrones: Btwixt
- Batman: Everybody Lies
- Galaxy Trucker and Galaxy Trucker: Keep on Trucking
- Quacks & Co: Quedlinburg Dash
- Voices in My Head
- Crescent Moon
Whether you''re looking for the next chunky strategy board game or a spin-off from one of your favourites, there''s certain to be something worth checking out at the exhibition. So, get your diary ready and take note of these six must see board games being featured at the UK Games Expo in 2022.
Will you play Game of Thrones or will you die?
A Game of Thrones: Btwixt was originally based on George RR Martin''s now-defunct fantasy novels. Despite the fact that there are already tabletop titles adapted from the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the board game, though, is somewhat different from the one that was originally developed by Btwixt, and Fantasy Flight Games, this one is a little different from the others. Instead of focusing on intense strategy, players are battling it out in a game of wits
Btwixt is set to form the leader of rival houses from the Game of Thrones universe, including Doran Martell, Cersei Lannister, and even Melisandre. The players will be attempting to acquire the most powerful small councils through bidding. Cards can be purchased with players who use influence cards in their hand to gain strong alliances.
Players may play alliance cards on either side of them, with players having control over both the council to their left and to their right. This means that players must be cautious about where they choose to place their alliance cards, as the person with the most combined power from both their small councils will be named the winner of the game. You can also check out A Game of Thrones: Btwixt at UK Games Expo 2022.
In Gotham, work with the world''s finest detective to solve crimes.
The Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game series is one of the many excellent detective board games we have seen recently. This year, many of us have experienced a similar deduction issue thanks to shows like CSI Miami and Midsomer Murders. This series of detective games are perfect for those who want to solve crimes without much of the actual danger that comes with the job. Add Batman to the mix and youve got yourself a dazzling little board game.
With the added flair of the caped crusader and of course the many criminal masterminds that accompany him, Batman: Everybody Lies is based on the Detective gameplay. As several side-characters from the Gotham universe, such as Catwoman and reporter Vicki Vale, players will be attempting to deduce the culprit behind three separate instances. (Alongside an introductory prologue.) Although you wont be playing as Batman himself, you will be able to go to him for advice and clues about
As players gather together to investigate all the clues and discover the true meaning of all the fraud, theyll collect new pieces of evidence and find new people to interrogate. When the time comes, players will eventually have to come up with a solution to the mystery, including by testing themselves to the test and determining if Batman can save Gotham or if Batman can. Batman: Everybody Lies is definitely worth a look.
A new lease of life and a fresh lease of life are given to an old favourite.
Galaxy Trucker, a contemporary industrial board game developed by Vlaada Chvatil, the creator of Codenames, must carefully evaluate the risks versus rewards of each job, keeping the audience safe along the way. This reprint will be at UK Games Expo in 2022, but there will also be a playable demo of its brand-new expansion: Keep on Trucking.
Keep on Trucking, which was released last month, will add a wealth of new content to the Galaxy Trucker set that will enable players to face even greater challenge and poss challenges. As delivery drivers who strive to be on the cutting edge of the industry, the players will be expected to test-drive these new cars, bringing both the benefits and the potential consequences. The resulting developments come with a new type of challenge in the form of rough roads cards that turn otherwise uneventful journeys into more exciting and catastrophic.
Keep on Trucking has also given players the opportunity to hire fresh-faced alien species to help on their ships, bringing some new tactical options to them this year. This year, Galaxy Trucker will also showcase new opportunities for players to take advantage of.
Instead of throwing up cauldrons, players are breaking records.
Quacks and Co: Quedlinburg Rush is still a fan favorite among the Dicebreaker players. With the recent additions, it appears that the series will follow a different direction, based in the same German town that the original Quacks of Quedlinburg takes place. Quedlinburg Rush is likely to provide a much more accessible experience.
Players in Quedlinburg Rush are often drawn from their bags to hide certain items, rather than reveal others. The number of tokens they take from their bags is indicated on each token, indicating how many spaces their mount will be able to move along the board.
Each type of token will produce a different effect, such as green tokens allowing the player to draw again. However, one type of token dreamweed will slowly lull the players beast into slumber. If a player ever draw three dreamweed tokens, then their animal briefly falls asleep and they are forced to stop pulling tokens for the round. This is, as long as the player gets the board first, making it the winner of the game.
The co-creator of Eldritch Horrors'' next game goes to some strange locations.
First, before we dive into the Eldritch Horror co-designer''s latest board game, Voices in My Head, we''ll get something out of the way first, because the title and artwork both have some interesting features. It might aptly describe the basic notion of Voices in My Head, that players each have a different type of personality for a perpetrator on trial, but it also used as an insensitive way to describe people with mental health problems.
Despite these problems, Voices in My Head remains an interesting-looking board game from a designer who has previously prouve themselves. In the upcoming board game, one player takes on the role of a prosecutor, while the other is each acting as the prosecutor. By contrast, the rest of the players will be choosing which components of the defendants'' brain they want to take control.
While collectively the defendant players want to hold their host on the hook, every player''s secret identity which will influence how they choose to use their section of the brain might have a chance of getting the whole courtroom case in complete disarray. Voices in My Head is a great tool for ensuring that players are bound not to forget their experience with the game anytime soon. You may also see it at the exhibition in June.
A wonderfully unique art style, an intense strategy game
Root continues to be one of the finest board games of the modern day era due to its intricate balancing of factions and asymmetric gameplay. Each player may have access to a different playstyle and/or set of objectives. However, a recent board game based on a Caliphate, or Islamic public office, may have what it takes to be considered on the same level as the Cole Wehrles masterpiece.
Normandy Crescent Moon, a board game for four to five players, has been developed by Osprey Games, the studio that is responsible for the deckbuilding wargame Undaunted: The game is based on a broad array of different playable characters, often based on the abilities and playstyles of the player''s chosen faction, whether it be the Murshid or the militaristic Caliph. Over the course of three, several rounds, players will need to utilize their capabilities to defend themselves against invade
Crescent Moon appears to be the board game that certain players desire, which allows them to strategise and outwit their opponents in an intense battle of minds. Sometimes you''re in the mood for something that will test your friendships and encourage cutthroat behavior on the board, but it''s unlikely that Crescent Moon might be the tabletop title to scratch that particular itch. Why not get it out if you''re heading to the UK Games Expo?