Seven Hot Games to See & Play at Tabletop Gaming Live 2022!

23 August 2022
That’s what we’re here to do, right? Here’s a few of our picks for games to get your hands on.

If you’ve not picked up your tickets for Tabletop Gaming Live yet, now’s the time! This epic gaming convention will be taking place on the 17th & 18th September 2022, and will host a huge range of exhibitors, gamers, workshops, and opportunities to play. Taking place at the historic Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, we can’t wait to see you there. But for now, we're taking a look at some of the games you can find at the event!

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Head over to our dedicated demo area for this spooky augmented reality game – and pick it up exclusively at Tabletop Gaming Live over the weekend. The game takes place in a haunted house that the players are trying to escape before becoming a permanent resident. Because the cards are designed to be laid out around the room, meaning you can turn your own house into a haunted one when you get home. Our demo area will be set up for players to try a full 20 minute introductory scenario, and you can buy it on the day.

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The hottest game of the year, that’s been sometimes a bit hard to get hold of, will be in demand at Tabletop Gaming Live. This big game of planning and designing a modern ‘scientifically managed’ zoo has been leaping up the Board Game Geek charts since its release, and has even got a nomination at our own awards, has that classic ‘building something cool on the table’ feel while offering a few interesting twists. Head over to the Asmodee demo area to get your hands on it, or to our games library provided by Dungeons & Flagons to get stuck in.


Head over to the Sinister Fish stand to find your new favourite space-base building game. Moon, along with Villagers and Streets, offers a charming fast-paced game of space colonisation with the added crunch of asymmetric powers and cool combos. Also, it’s one of the best looking games out there


Manchester’s own Steamforged Games are one of our sponsors this year, and with them they’re bringing something truly epic in the form of Epic Encounters. These hand box sets of massive miniatures and Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition mini-adventures can be dropped into your roleplaying game any time you need a big bad to overcome. Get a sneak peek at the Dragon Turtle and the Crab Archon (i.e. cool crab people) at the show (as well as a ton of other games, including Bardsung, at their stand).


Yes, you’ve played Catan before, but have you actually played it if you’ve not tried it in 3D? The new edition, a huge and detailed reimagining using 3D terrain-looking tiles, new city models and detailed road pieces is really worth looking at in the flesh. It brings a whole new way to play Catan to your table. Head over to the dedicated gamers section of the Asmodee demo area to give it a go.


In what might be one of the most anticipated gaming crossovers since Disney took on the Star Wars franchise, the new Villainous offers you the chance to play as five characters new to the universe: Darth Vader, Asajj Ventress, Kylo Ren, Moff Gideon, or General Grievous. Head over to the Ravensburger stand for your chance to take a first look at the dark side.


Hall or Nothing, creators of Veilwraith and Call of Kilforth bring us their latest take on a bloody historical battle. Like others in the system 1815 looks to be a great two player outing that does have the small danger of teaching you something while you play. Head over to the Hall or Nothing stand to get your first taste.

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