UK Games Expo - Family Zone

Again the fantastic family Zone at this year's UK Games Expo will be run by us, Imagination Gaming, and sponsored by Coiledspring Games. 
We will also be featuring some literally huge games from Esdevium Games, some creative challenges from BrainBox, as well as ten's of other companies from all over the world as we bring you well over a hundred diffeent games and activities to try out... all in one place. Wow!
Of course all the favourites will be there too with a simply massive range of games, the opportunity to play and vote in the Imagination Gaming Family & Education Game Awards, an extended creative zone, super-size games, kids D&D, the return of the face painter and the opportunity to add to your own game library.... You can guarantee there'll be more happening besides all that, depends what else we come up with!!!!

When you get there the Imagination Gaming team will find you somewhere to sit and bring games right to you!

Sound good? Well details of all the above, are below...!

What was just a small area a few years ago has proved so popular year on year, now has it’s own hall, with the entire Warwick Suite completely dedicated to an amazing selection of games and for all ages to enjoy.

Created and delivered each year by Imagination Gaming the Family Zone is a unique environment in which anyone can sit with their family and friends and enjoy a huge range of games from all over the world.

As part of their annual international game awards, and on top of the games that they use at family and educational events all year round, the team will also be bringing around 100 extra new games for you to discover and try out too, more about that below!

Whatever the age of your group, young, mature, or mixed, the IG team will help you find a selection of games just right for you and help you get them going.

The Family Zone is open friday afternoon and all weekend, exact timings and entry details below.



Play AND Vote!

As part of this year’s Imagination Gaming Family & Education Game Awards all visitors will have an opportunity to play EVERY game submitted to this years awards… that’s a lot of games!

On top of that, we will shortlisting a selection of those games for you to play and vote on as part of the coveted Players Choice Award. The results of this category are based solely on the votes of those that have played the games at UKGE in the Family Zone and they are available for consideration all weekend, so come and have a go!

Check out all the games in this years Imagination Gaming Game Awards so far, on their website here and see new ones appear daily on their FaceBook and Twitter Feeds too.


Incredible Selection of Games

If you have not visited the Family Zone before, or it is your first visit to UKGE this year, there’s a reason it’s popular…

So far it looks like there will be at least 120games (go on I’ll do it again - one hundred and twenty!) available to play in this years event. All of which the Imagination Gaming team will be on hand to help you with, mostly by memory (Eek!), but if need be we are awesome with rulebooks too!

Use the new menu mentioned above to help find the games you fancy or just ask the team, there is plenty of them and together they will know a selection of games that should suit your table perfectly.


Creative Zone


After the incredible success of last year’s Creative Zone, we can confirm it will return again this year!

With activities such as the world renowned Rory’s Story Cubes and the Extraordinaires Design Studio, we will also be adding some very ‘hand’s on’ games to the mix and seeing what havoc we can create!

Last year saw creations displayed throughout the weekend with competitions for the favourites and a visit from Rory himself - so who knows what might happen this year!


‘Super-Size’ Games

Thanks to Esdevium Games and Coiledspring Games we have an excellent selection of games big enough to satisfy any appetite (without spoiling your waistline!) including:

Castle Panic (new this year)


Ticket To Ride





Just come along, feast your eyes and join in!




There will be an opportunity to purchase a wide range of family games as always, with demos available to play and try out, and also a selection of games from this years awards that you just won’t find anywhere else… yet!


Entry and Opening Hours:

Entry is free to anyone with any ticket for this years UK Games Expo during the following times

Friday, 3rd June - 11am - 5pm

Saturday, 4th June - 9.30am - 5pm

Sunday, 5th June - 9.30am - 4pm

**We are also planning evening gaming after the trade halls have closed - details of which are to be confirmed

Please Note: The Family Zone is not an open gaming area, of which there are plenty, and anyone bringing their own games to play will be politely asked to make space for those wishing to take part in the family Zone experience... but with so many games to choose from and someone to show you how to play them, you won’t need your own!