The UK’s favourite Arcade, Indie & Retro video gaming expo returns to the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre on the 2nd/3rd/4th May 2015!

Play Blackpool features a whole host of video gaming-related treats, including:

  • Retro Consoles & Computers
  • Classic Arcade Machines
  • Indie & Modern games for PC, console & mobile 
  • Gaming Tournaments & Cosplay Contests 
  • Dealers / Traders and much more!


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We all like something for nothing and our brand new affiliate scheme gives you the chance to get free tickets to the show by selling tickets to friends and family.

As an affiliate you will receive your own unique link to our buy tickets page that you can share on your blog, website or social media. For every five people who buy tickets through your link we will give you one free day ticket.

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Classic Gaming Championship heat confirmed for Play Blackpool

The UK's first and only national Classic Gaming Championships (CGC) will return in 2015 with a heat scheduled for Play Blackpool. A full announcement will be made through the CGC website very soon on all other planned heats, but competitive gamers should mark Play Blackpool in their diaries as one of the locations for this years' championships.
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RetroCollect spear-heading Retro Tournaments

Can anyone image a Replay show without the RetroCollect boys and girls running tournaments? No, neither can we. So when we started making plans for this year's Play Blackpool one of our first ports of call was RetroCollect HQ armed with Jelly Babies to bribe the team. Thankfully no bribing was needed and the Jelly Babies were shared out equally during the meeting.
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Andrew Oliver confirmed as first guest for Play Blackpool

Andrew and his brother Philip Oliver initially rose to fame as the ‘Oliver Twins’ in the 1980s when they developed several hugely successful franchises, including the ‘Dizzy’ adventures and the ‘Simulator’ series. Andrew is now responsible for the technical side of Radiant Worlds. As well as giving a talk, Andrew will be contributing to our GamesThatWeren't feature and will be on-hand to sign some of your memorabilia.
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Even more Games-That-Weren’t!

GTW is a website dedicated to news around the world about unreleased games, incomplete games or prototype games and findings. This year we'll be bringing you even more Games that literally Weren't With the help of Frank Gasking, one of the site creators and with some contributions to the display from some of our Special Guests.
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First wave of indies confirmed for Play Blackpool

Last year we delivered you a Smorgasbord of indie titles at Play Blackpool and we're continuing with our commitment to supporting indie studios this year. We already have several studios confirmed for Play Blackpool 2015 and many more to come.
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The classic arcade will be returning to Play Blackpool.

Retro Games Party (RGP) those purveyors of the very finest of arcade machines will be supplying cabinets again for this years show. The arcade is always one of the most popular features at our events so we're pleased to be able to confirm we will have 80 machines this year, all set to free play.
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Replay Rewards

For 2015 we are launching an exciting new membership scheme that gives exclusive content and discounts from Replay Events and our partners. Membership comes with a limited edition membership card and provides a 10% discount on tickets to selected future events and official merchandise.
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Indies – Show Your Game at Play Blackpool 2015

Applications are now open for Indie developers looking to showcase their game at Play Blackpool.

Replay Events are proud to support independent development teams through its shows and are therefore offering special low rates for space and power either in the Indie Zone or on the main show floor.

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Tickets for Play Blackpool will be on sale from Monday 1st December, 2014!

A perfect Christmas present for the gamer you love!

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