UK Games Expo 2017

Bastard Café invites you to UK GAMES EXPO’17 – UK’s biggest trade fair for board games.


In June 2017, for the first time ever, Bastard Tours sets sails over the North Sea and will visit UK’s biggest board game fair UK Games Expo 2017 in Birmingham.

This is the 11th UKGE and it has grown with the speed of a torpedo over the last years going from 13.500 visitors in 2015 to 25.000 in 2016 the three days it lasts.

UKGE has a 14.000 m2 large trade hall, a board game library, an open gaming area and a tons of other stuff to entertain you to the end of the next armageddon.

Bastard Tours is planning a tour from Thursday 1st June to Sunday the 4th June for 50 people providing access to UKGE, a hotel nearby, a chance to to meet new friends and organized event during the tour.

So pack your pony with big bags with room for anything because you are going on a new adventure bigger than eating moules-frites.

All info on prize, sign up and other pratical stuff will follow.

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Register here for our trip: Sign up form

Info on payment:

Once you have completed the registration you will receive a confirmation email with all your info and payment info.
Then transfer the amount to our account number: 3409-3409201857
Write “[your name]+UK EXPO’1” on the transfer

We must have received your signup AND payment no later than 9th of April 2017 or your booking is cancelled.

After a while we run out of hotel accommodation spaces. So sign up today rather than tomorrow.

Note that your booking is 100% binding, so you can only get a refund should we be able to find a replacement.

If we run out of accommodation you can also get on our waiting list by sending an email to Then if someone cancels their room, you will be contacted.

The price for the tour is 1650 DKK (Discount for members: if you are a member of Bastard Café, your price is only 1500 DKK) and apart from registration includes a ticket to the fair, a bed in a shared hotel room from Thursday to Sunday, full English breakfast (Fri-Sun) and the options to hang out and have fun with a lot of “Bastards”.


What about transport?
As people come from everywhere in the country, we have decided not to organize a shared transport to UK EXPO. If you arrive by plane you can either book to Birmingham and from here there is a train that runs to Birmingham New Street station or you can book to London and take a train and/or a bus to Birmingham.
It’s possible to coordinate and get input on cheap travel via our Facebook event. If you find cheap flights, please share them.
If you would like to travel with other Bastards, there are three “official Bastard departures”: a cheap, a not so cheap and a luxury one.

  • THE CHEAP (traveling time app. 7 hours – plane and bus):
    CPH -> London (LGW) (EasyJet): Thu. Jun. 1 – 2017 departure 10:50
    Bus from Gatwick to Birmingham (National Express)
    London (LGW) -> CPH (EasyJet): Sun. Jun. 4 – 2017 departure 17:35


  • THE NOT SO CHEAP (traveling time app. 4.5 hours – two stops):
    CPH -> Birmingham (BHX) (KLM): Thu. Jun. 1 – 2017 departure 06.00
    Birmingham (BHX) -> CPH (KLM): Sun. Jun. 4 – 2017 departure 17:30


  • THE LUXURY (traveling time app. 2.5 hours – direct plane):
    CPH -> Birmingham (BHX) (SAS): Thu. Jun. 1 – 2017 departure 17.50
    Birmingham (BHX) -> CPH (SAS): Sun. Jun. 4 – 2017 departure 14.10


The Bastard Tour to Birmingham is not a carefully planned scouting trip where we all go hand in hand together. Bastard Café is (apart from being a place where you can play games), also a loosely connected community of people with the same passion for board games – we might create the framework, but you create the experiences. This tour is similarly organized. This means that you can select what you wish to participate in, and nobody expects that you must participate in all common meals etc. Choose what you like and go with the flow.


The UK GAME EXPO itself opens on Friday the 2nd June 2017 and closes on Sunday the 4th June 2017. We arrive a day before in Birmingham to chill with some games and be ready and rested for the next day.


The hotel is “Travelodge Birmingham Central Bull Ring“. We have booked 13 rooms with a double bed and 12 rooms with two single beds. When we’ve booked all these rooms, the tour is full.
– Please note if you would like a single bed or a double bed (first come first serve) in the sign up form.
– You can chose in the sign up if you want to share the room with a particular person.
– Free wifi at the hotel is included in the ticket.
– Full English breakfast is included in the price.


“The Bastard Pub Crawl”:
Thursday evening we will explore the pubs of Birmingham and have a taste of what they can offer. Bring a small game or two in your pocket (drinks are paid for separately).


“The Bastard Dinner”:
Saturday evening you have the opportunity to participate in our large Bastard Dinner which will take place at a yet unknown place in Birmingham. It will be epic. Select this if you want to participate, so we know about how many seats we have to reserve (food and drinks are paid for separately).


“The Bastard SMS News Service” (included in the ticket):
Sign up for updates with news, events, good “finds” at the fair and other info we find relevant.


“Train travel card (NOT included in the price)”:
We are still trying to find a good price for tickets back and forth between the fair and the hotel. If you chose this option you will be contacted if we find a good offer on tickets.


So to sum it up, the price is
1500 DKK for members
1650 DKK for non members
plus an optional train ticket if you chose this

All prices incl. Danish VAT and any possible profit from the tour go to buy shitloads of new games for the Bastard Café collection.
Further questions? Send us an email and we will respond as quickly as we can: