Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for PLAY Expo Blackpool 2016 are now on sale!
Buy your tickets in advance to take advantage of our 10am early opening. Continue reading

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International Tabletop Day At PLAY Expo Blackpool

This weekend we’ll have even more tabletop than previous years so don’t forget to find us during the event! With International Tabletop Day on the Saturday PLAY Expo is the event to come celebrate. Continue reading

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Full Tournament Schedule Released

We’ve brought you a selection of modern and retro, free and paid and nationwide tournaments this year, so take a look at our schedule below to see what tickles your fancy Continue reading


Trader Hall at PLAY Expo Blackpool is full to bursting

The Trader Hall for this year’s PLAY Expo Blackpool is now fully booked up, meaning that we will be full to bursting with loads of great things for you to buy over the weekend. Continue reading

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Alter Your Reality with our VR Room

Virtual Reality is coming to PLAY Expo Blackpool this year, with a whole room dedicated to warping your reality and tricking your mind. Continue reading

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Retro Style Four Player Indie Games

This year at Play Blackpool, we have some really cool retro style indie 4 player games for you all to play. It’s going to be a great chance to get your hands on some awesome Indie games, as well as the opportunity to challenge your friends and family. Continue reading

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Henrique Olifiers talks about his love of the Spectrum

Henrique Olifiers is the co-founder of Bossa Studios. He’s also a retro gamer whose first game was coded on a ZX Spectrum clone back in the eighties, thus becoming a life-long fan of the Speccy, its demoscene, games and hardware. Continue reading


Cosplay Masquarade and Lip Sync Battle lands at PLAY Expo Blackpool

Pick up that hair brush, get out your crafting materials and start polishing off your moves, Dark Cleo Productions are bringing cosplay masquerade and an awesome Lip Sync competition to PLAY Expo Blackpool. Continue reading

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Indie games line up for PLAY Expo Blackpool

In addition to our world exclusive first showing of Jon Hares Sociable Soccer we have a number of other indie titles for you to try out at PLAY Expo Blackpool. Continue reading