Thursday 7 March  |  10am - 5pm | In person
Confetti X

Games Expo

No booking required

Now in its sixth year, our Games Expo is an amazing opportunity for students to sample the world of tabletop games and network with games designers and creators!


The Confetti Games Expo is now in its sixth year and is an amazing opportunity for students to sample the world of tabletop games and network with games designers and creators.

Students can see various tabletop and card games in action and have a go themselves, chat to the teams behind them, and also take part in one of our games expo competitions.

There’s always an option to buy some games or miniatures from the guests too!

This year we are based in the HE Social Space above Confetti X.


Games Workshop Recruitment Team

Legendary local company responsible for Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar, and many more games set within its universe.

Mantic Games

Home of Kings of War, Warpath, The Hellboy Boardgame, Umbrella Academy Board Game, Walking Dead Miniatures Game, and many more.

Warlord Games

Home of Bolt Action, Konflikt 47, Hail Caesar, Black Powder, The Judge Dredd Miniatures Game, The ABC Warriors Miniatures Game, and many more.

Paper Fort Games

Paper Fort create accessible games that promote storytelling, co-operative play and friendly competition. Last year they released the excellent and widely acclaimed Cosmoctopus game, and are currently working on a board game based on the popular PC/console game – Terraria.

SoulMuppet Publishing

SoulMuppet Publishing develops and publishes a range of roleplaying games by writers and artists from all around the world including: Best Left Buried, Orbital Blues, and Inevitable.

Void Scar Miniatures

Void Scar produce a range of 1/100th miniatures and rules which are inspired by near-to-medium futuristic science fiction themes and ideas. Many integrate realistic aspects of modern and projected military concepts to create a collection of exciting and sensible model designs. New factions will continue this principle, with each unique in their own aesthetic.

We also have several other traders and game companies demoing and selling their products, watch the Confetti social media pages for more information on these!


Talks (these will take place in the Confetti X Main Arena, and must be booked):

Licence to Play | Alessio Cavatore (River Horse Games/ Ex Games Workshop)
– In his career at Games Workshop Alessio Cavatore worked as lead designer on editions of Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40,000, the hugely successful Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, and a host of Armies Books, White Dwarf articles, and other GW supplements.

State of the Gaming Nation | Panel Talk
– Round table discussion of the current issues facing the Games Industry – various guests on the panel including: Alessio Cavatore (River Horse Games), Matt Gilbert (Mantic Games), Pete Gosling (Warlord Games), Paul Allen (Stonesword Games), Chris Kingsworth (Paper Fort Games).



Bring & Play areas

We will set aside areas so students can bring and play their own games, D&D? Warhammer? Pokémon? Boardgames? Whatever you like!

Miniature Painting Competitions

Bring a pre painted miniature to enter into our Confetti Demon painting competition, or speed paint one of our miniatures and enter the Speed Painting Competition.

IMPORTANT: No booking necessary for this event – just turn up on the day. Compulsory group students do not need to book.

COMPULSORY GROUPS: GS22, GS23, IS23-G, RS22, RS23, BA/FdA Games Art, BSc/FdSc Games Technology/Production

This session will take place in Confetti X.