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Jackson Pope
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Hiya all,

I've recently done a couple of demo days in UK FLGSs, where I turn up and demo my games instore. I've been to Inner Sanctum Collectibles in Cambridge and Eclectic Games in Reading, and now I'm looking to cast my net a bit further afield.

Can you recommend a FLGS near you that has room for me to demo my games in the store?

I've contacted:
Clifton Road Games, Exeter
Patriot Games, Huddersfield
Shire Games, Stoke on Trent
Spirit Games, Burton on Trent
Travelling Man, Leeds

already seeing as I know these guys, but if you can recommend anywhere else, I'll contact the owner and see if they are interested.

Cheers,

Jack
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Hi,

I don't know any myself, but you might find this thread useful in finding more stores in the UK.

Hint: Open it in Google Earth if you can - on Google maps you can only see 200 at a time, in the order they were added.
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Jackson Pope
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Hiya CW,

Thanks for the link. I'm specifically looking for information about stores that have room to demonstrate and are interested in selling my kind of games, rather than just ringing round them all, but that info will still be useful.

Cheers,

Jack
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Wulf Corbett
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Static Games in Glasgow might do demos, they have a back room that was used to house card games, but I've not seen it in use for a while...

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Hiya Wulf,

Thanks for the info, I'll look them up.

Cheers,

Jack
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Hal Duncan
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Fanboy 3 in Manchester has a fairly large back room used for gaming, you could try contacting them.
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I don't know their stance on demos, but Fan Boy Three in Manchester certainly has space.
I'd personally love (more) good reasons to head to Travelling Man or Jorvik Games in York, but I'm not sure whether they have the shop space for it.

Edit: Beaten to it!
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Hiya Hal & Col,

Thanks for the ideas. I'll try Fanboy 3.

Travelling Man in York don't really have the room (it's tiny!), but Travelling Man in Leeds have a little seating area downstairs so I've contacted them. Jorvik Games is an online effort, so no room at all

Cheers,

Jack
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You could contact Dave at Kingdoms of Adventure in Kirkcaldy ( http://www.kingdomofadventure.co.uk/ ). He has a fair-sized demo area.

Asylum Books & Games ( http://www.asylum-booksandgames.com/shop/ ) in Aberdeen has rather less space - at least last time I was in - but it is worth asking.

Good luck.

David
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http://www.waylandsforge.co.uk/ in the centre of Birmingham have a table for gaming in-store. I'm pretty sure I've seen one of your games in there at some point.
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I'll throw another vote in for Fanboy 3 in Manchester. They have good gaming space and have quite a few organised game demo's that take place.

Also Dave & co are some of the nicest guys I've encountered running a FLGS.
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Hiya all,

Thanks for the extra ideas. Not sure if I'll be able to make it all the way to Kircaldy/Aberdeen for a day, but I'm in contact with Patriot Games (both stores) and I'll ask the Wayland's Forge guys too.

Thanks!

Jack
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New shop just opened in Brighton, they definitely have the room.

http://www.wargamesheaven.co.uk/
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Hiya Mike,

I've had a quick look at their website and the only board game they list is blood bowl. Have you been in? Do they stock anything vaguely Euro-gamey? If not, I can't see that they'll be interested in my games.

Cheers,

Jack
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Geoff Thomas
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Area 51 in Bristol have a room for gaming above the store.
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Hiya Geoff,

I've been in Area 51 before, but never noticed the room upstairs. I'll drop them a line and see if they're interested.

Cheers,

Jack
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CaptainJax wrote:
Hiya all,

I've recently done a couple of demo days in UK FLGSs, where I turn up and demo my games instore. I've been to Inner Sanctum Collectibles in Cambridge and Eclectic Games in Reading, and now I'm looking to cast my net a bit further afield.

Can you recommend a FLGS near you that has room for me to demo my games in the store?

I've contacted:
Clifton Road Games, Exeter
Patriot Games, Huddersfield
Shire Games, Stoke on Trent
Spirit Games, Burton on Trent
Travelling Man, Leeds

already seeing as I know these guys, but if you can recommend anywhere else, I'll contact the owner and see if they are interested.

Cheers,

Jack
Hey I'll vouch for Clifton Road Games as I was there this weekend and bought It's Alive and they mentioned you were due along, I was only in Exeter for the weekend though.
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I'll add another thumbsup for FanBoy3 in Manchester. Dave is a thoroughly nice chap and the rest of the guys and gals are a friendly bunch.
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firestorm games in cardiff is just begining to branch out into board games you might get some interest there.

http://www.firestormgames.co.uk/

Rob the owner is really nice

There is plenty of space for Demo's and there is a board gaming event on the 10th December which you might be able to attend if you are quick like a bunny :)

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/722470/cardiff-boardgame...

Hope that helps.

P.S
it's Alive is awesome :)
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I don't think Jackson is promoting or selling the wonderful It's Alive any more - the thread was started in 2009 and, sadly, Reiver Games are no longer publishing and selling games
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Hiya,

Thanks for the ideas. Sadly, I've closed Reiver Games down now, so I'll not be doing any more demos

Cheers,

Jack
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CaptainJax wrote:
Hiya,

Thanks for the ideas. Sadly, I've closed Reiver Games down now, so I'll not be doing any more demos

Cheers,

Jack
That's a shame, but understandable in today's economic climate. Have you tried going down the route of other folks publishing your games, e.g. Spiral Galaxy, Coiled Spring, Surprised Stare etc.?
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It was the publishing side that I was interested in, I mostly published other designer's designs - I didn't do many myself.

Cheers,

Jack
 
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Ah ok. Oh well, all the best.
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Have you been in touch with David at Mondo Comico in Nottingham?
http://www.facebook.com/mondocomico

Oh I just noticed the last few posts saying this is no longer going on, sorry to hear that
 
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