The UK Games Expo is just around the corner, the biggest event in the UK tabletop and board gaming calendar. Andy, Jon and Steve are joined by Rory to go through our top picks for the games we want to see at the show.

The UK Games Expo is the 31st May to 2nd June 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham. Tickets and information is available from https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

News Collider Board Game Workshop Bandai Space Marine Action Figure, ProJared, Elder Scrolls Online Skyrim Plagiarism Board Game Tax Increase Trump
With convention season nearly upon us it would be nice to think that this week's News Collider would be fully of exciting board game news about surprise releases, unveiling of as-yet-unheard-of masterpieces of design...alas, that is not to be.

This week we are talking about "accidental plagiarism", the potential Death and Taxes of board games and  a lot of uncertainty surrounding the longest running live streamed D&D adventure.
Kickstarter Highlights Kingmaker, Kingswood, Hostage Negotiator, 18Chesapeake
After a short, Bloodborne induced break to the Kickstarter Highlights we’re back talking Kings, Woods, Hostages and Trains.  

We have RPGs, light games, 18XX games and Solo games.  Also, for the first time we’re bring to your attention a game that is crowdfunding somewhere other than Kickstarter…
Donning the Purple - Cover

Schrödinger, it seems, was a bit of a clever chap. His questionable treatment of cats aside, he did have a point. For those of you unfamiliar with the workings of Quantum Mechanics, one of the outcomes of the myriad of high-end, brain-baking mathematics was that one can never know the precise state of something until you measure it. And by measuring it, you change it.
Board Game News - Origin Award Nominees, Pop-Up Gencon, Kingmaker, 5E Pathfinder Second Edition CMON Sales

As we approach the convention season the news well is starting to dry up somewhat, in fact, most of this week’s news concerns conventions and exciting RPG news, so grab you hand sanitiser, breath mints and dice bag!  

It’s News Collider Time!

Get yourselves comfortable, because it’s a long one today.  The boys get the chat well and truly flowing as they discuss the latest news and then get into some in depth talk about the games they have been playing. Steve Journeys in Middle Earth as he plays the latest Lord of the Rings game from Fantasy Flight Games, Steve and Andy tackle demons and cultists in Perditions Mouth and we rustle up some bad puns in Great Western Trail.

We then check out the best way to get into D&D, with some tips for the budding Dungeons and Dragons adventurer and dungeon Master.

Board Game News Asmodee Fiction Imprint, End of Plaid Hat, Aliens RPG, Steamforged Investment, Charterstone Zombicide Video

This week’s News Collider is brought to you with the letter “i”.

Investments, imprints, implementations, irony, insemination and fun make up this week’s board game news.
Zoocracy Kickstarter Review

I must admit, I’ve always been a bit turned off by politics, a communist in a red tie and a fascist is a blue dress, shouting at each other from opposite sides of a room, while a group of people behind them to do their best Lord Melchett impression. I think it comes from always living in a constituency when the current MP is winning by such a huge majority that my vote feels like a waste of time. But this board game review shouldn’t be about real world politics, or should it?
News Collider Board Games Kickstarter Suspends Kolossal Vox Machina Success Stronghold GAmes Sues Plan B 1 Billion New WoC Studion Heroes of Balders Gate
Controversy abounds in our latest little slice of board game news, as we have news of tabletop Kickstarter projects being suspended by Kickstarter themselves and legal shenanigans as Stronghold Games sues Plan B games for taking away a juicy board game printing deal. You could say they re-moo-ved for a reprint.

It’s not all bad news as we find out that table top gaming is the biggest section of Kickstarter (something we’ve long suspected) and that Critical Role have raised a huge portion of that money on their very own, which means we will definitely be getting a Critical Role cartoon (and I now have the CR theme tune in my head) and then there’s all that Balder’s gate stuff too, which we are very excited about.
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