Essen Spiel, the world’s biggest board game fair, has celebrated its 40th anniversary with a record post-Covid attendance of 193,000 - up more than 30% compared to its 2022 event.
Essen Spiel’s new head on how the world’s biggest board game fair is reinventing itself for its 40th year and beyond
Carol Rapp, a long-time Asmodee and Kosmos senior marketing executive, only joined the Essen Spiel team in November last year - and quickly found herself in charge of managing its biggest event yet.
The organisers of Essen Spiel, the world's biggest board game fair, have made the surprise move of bringing forward sweeping changes to how the event's halls are structured - leaving some publishers worrying attendees will find it harder to discover their games.
UK Games Expo directors apologise after RPG runner’s session was rejected for mentioning sexual orientation, queerness
The directors of the UK’s largest hobby gaming convention, UK Games Expo, have apologised after an RPG session runner had their scenario rejected because it included "themes of sexuality or orientation".
Hobby games trade body GAMA has looked into scrapping the planned move of its annual trade show to Kentucky in the wake of anti-LGBTQ laws passed by the state - but said the $1.8m cancellation cost would have a "lethal impact" on the organisation.
The UK's largest hobby gaming convention, UK Games Expo, has fully emerged from the shadow of the Coronavirus crisis by posting a record 32,000 visitors at this year's event.
Italy's Ares Games and UK-based Osprey Games are each up for three awards at this year's UK Games Expo Awards.