Chaos Publishing will be at Dragonmeet this Saturday the 3rd of December

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We’ll be on table E1, come along and say hello.

We’ve a brand new game going through playtesting ATM and we’ll be take a couple copies along to try and get some more feedback for from any willing victims!

We’ll be demoing Res Publica 2230AD all day. It’s a super trading and resource development game by Reiner Knizier, it supports three to five players from ages 10 and up and is a cracking blast.

We will also have Medieval Mastery on display, our game of tactical conquest based on the feudal system in medieval France. A game for 2 to 6 players aged 10 and up. Includes no silly co-op stuff, just smashing conflict!

Both games feature eye catching artwork by great artists and are exciting to play as well as being extremely well balanced.

Dragonmeet has masses to see and do all day from 10am til late. It’s being held this year at the Novotel hotel in Hammersmith, just at the end of the M4, so is dead easy to get to.

There will loads of exhibitors with bundles of demo games to try out and a big free play area to relax in and play your newly acquired games.

It’s great for your cos-play fix and there are giant sized exhibitions and drop in games all day long including games for lots of players. There are even miniature games tournaments and role play sessions that you can book into, mmmmm… Cthulhu!

Dragonmeet covers RPG’s, boardgames, card games, miniatures and book games, there are talks and signings by the industries best and brightest (yes, Steve Jackson will be there this year!) and much, much more.

Hope to see you there. Have a look and see all the groovy details here:

Chaos At The UK Games Expo 2016! Read all about the brilliant time we had here…

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Yes, Chaos Publishing was there and what a great event it was!

Over the many years that we have attended the Expo it has gone from strength to strength and this year was no exception. The Hilton Hotel still held much of the Expo’s many and varied activities, the role-playing and other participation games, open gaming, play test zones, food court, and way too much more to list here. This year, for the first time, saw a separate trade hall that housed all of the exhibitors’ stands. This year’s Expo took place over three full days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, three whole days of gaming to feed your geek! Bliss!

Situated in the NEC hall 1, a stones throw from the Hilton, the trade hall was gigantic. The extra space allowed for wider corridors and even though the footfall was expected to be much, much higher than before, it was so still much easier to wander around. The hall was light, airy and cool, which was great because the Expo enjoyed some proper summer weather, with blue skies and lashings of sunshine. As all of the exhibitors were in one place, and not spread about throughout the Hilton, it was much simpler to find the particular stands you just had to get to. The walkways even had street names emblazoned on them based on a stand that was to be found on that thoroughfare.

Chaos Publishing was very privileged to be able to share a stand with Mage Company and what a lovely stand Mage had put together. A large carpeted area fronted by a long counter with all the games for sale displayed along it and a really big gaming area with 16 tables for people to test out both Mage company’s and our own games. Even the colours of the carpet and tablecloths complimented each other, it looked lovely. We demonstrated Res Publica 2230AD, a new game that Chaos co-published with Mage Co., alongside Medieval Mastery and my! were we busy!

Res-Publica 2230AD, ready to go!

Setup was on Thursday this year because of the extra full day of trading. The hall opened at twelve and exhibitors were actually able to drive right in to unpack and set up. Although there was somewhat of a queue to access the hall at first, it was still a huge improvement on previous years. It was fabulous to meet all the guys and girls from Mage Co. and of course to meet Alex face to face for the first time. What a lovely bunch they all are, we had loads of fun working alongside them for the Expo and hopefully we’ve made some new friends too.

After unpacking and setting up the counter and demo tables we moved the car over to the hotel car park, booked Miles into the Hilton and headed off with our friend, Richard Scarsbrook of Chance and Counters games cafe in Bristol, to meet another friend, Andy Hopwood of Hopwood Games, and get some serious play testing in. Massive coffees were required and so some truly gigantic lattes were acquired from Costa, fantastic! Andy’s game was so good we lost track of time, those of us heading home overnight got there damn late! The atrocious roadworks on the M5 didn’t help and in fact were a nightmare the whole weekend. By Saturday night the longer cross-country route was decided on as a must do alternative.

On came the Expo proper. Miles covered the Press coverage and the opening, with the much appreciated assistance of Richard who stepped in to help out while David and Martin sat in traffic cursing and moaning. They eventually arrived to pitch straight in and give Miles and Richard a break for them to take in the ambience and to meet up with some of our games publishing compadres that were also exhibiting at the Expo this year.

Friday seemed busy enough with hoards of people making their way around the stands, many stopping to try out our games. However, in retrospect, Friday was actually relatively quiet. Saturday and Sunday were packed! It just goes to show how the gaming community has expanded over the last few years. Board games cafes seem to be springing up all over the place and many established games centres such as Firestorm games in Cardiff and Manaleak have moved to new, larger and nicer locations. All this seems to have driven the gaming industry along to make it what it is today, thriving.

Boy, were we busy!

So, on to Saturday and Sunday. Mark and Geli very kindly came along to help out both days, which was super of them and their help was really needed. Both days were a bustle of demoing and playing, even though actually sitting and playing a game when you’re needed to make up numbers takes a little while, it’s just so much fun to laugh your way though a game now and again, it’s as good as taking a break. Board games are great and that’s why we decided to make them!

The hours flew past on Saturday and before you knew it the trade hall was closing for the day. Then it was a mass migration over to the Hilton to take advantage of the excellent food court and more Role playing, mingling and board gaming until the small hours. Sunday was just as busy, the Mage Co. stand was full again most of the day, only quieting slightly about half an hour before the Expo sadly had to a to come to a close for another year.

The whole thing passed way too quickly as it always seems to do, but was such a fantastic experience. The new exhibitors’ venue in Hall 1 was excellent, well supported by vendors and had plenty of places to sit and relax. It’s close proximity to the Hilton didn’t detract at all from the convention, in fact, if anything, the delineation between the exhibition itself in the hall and gaming based at the Hilton seemed to enhance the whole. You kind of knew where you were and what you were doing there, much less confusing than having to figure out what was where and how to get there when it was all based at the Hilton alone.

So, in closing, a huge thank you to Mage Co. for having us join them and a big shout out to all our friends that help to make the board games community as great as it is. Fantastic to see you all at the Expo this year folks!

We will definitely be back again next year and we hope to see you there too!


Chaos Publishing will be at the UK Games Expo 2016

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And we’re really looking forward to it! The Expo is our favorite convention, it really is the event of the year for UK gamers. All types gamers are catered for, be it board, war, dice, larp or RP.

We love exhibiting our games of course and meeting up with all our compadres in the publishing biz. Of course taking some time off from the stand, trawling the halls and getting to play some new board games is a given. David also enjoys the RPG sessions too, Cthulhu and Pathfinder are his personal choices and Miles likes to help out with play testing when he can, playtest UK have tables in the main hall this year if you fancy trying out some unpublished games and maybe catch some gems in the making.

You can find Chaos Publishing at Mage Company’s stand this year, following our involvement in co-publishing Res Publica 2230AD with them and helping to bring it to the UK we’ll be sharing their stand demoing games.

Mage Company will have a lovely big stand in section A2, right by the main entrance. Please come along and have a look and even play a game or two with us.

If you love gaming make sure you don’t miss the UK Games Expo this year. it really is gamers paradise! The Expo takes place at the Birmingham NEC over the first weekend of June, from Friday the 3rd to Sunday the 5th. All the exhibitors are in hall one this year and games events are around the corner in The Hilton once again.

Everything you need to know can be found on the UK Games Expo website at See you there.


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Next Unpub (Unpub 5) will be definately be towards the end of June. Either the third or last weekend depending on clashes (the 18th,19th, 25th or the 26th). Please let us know if you can think of anything happening on those weekends and we shall have a check around as well.

If you yourself won’t be able to come on either of those weekends then please mention it, we want the maximum possible number of designers that we can get.

Designed a game and need to test it. Email info@chaospublishing beforehand and we’ll create a play schedule to get the max plays out of the day. Include play length, no. of players (min to max) and complexity (simple, moderate or hard). That should allow us to arrange things nicely.

There will be lunch, something easy like Oasis soup (you get a roll with it), chilli, curry or pasta and vege’s/vegans will be catered for. Munchies too, I very much expect :). If you’d like to add to the munchies pile please do bring some along, yum. If you’re intolerant please let us know, I’ll avoid nuts of course but please let me have tips for avoiding gluten in main dishes.

We’ll put the event page together once we’ve had a bit of feedback, lets say three to four days and finalise the date,food choice and location, which will be the Sutton Benger village hall for over 20, Dave’s place opposite the hall for less.



Good news!

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Chaos Publishing is proud to announce that our games are available to buy from Amazon and also Res Publica 2230 AD  should now be available to buy at games stores across the uk.

Medieval Mastery and Res Publica 2230 AD are listed on Amazon market place and are really easy to find with a simple search.

If you are an Amazon Prime member you can benefit from free delivery and get next day delivery on both of the games.

Res Publica 2230 AD is available for £17.99 and Medieval Mastery for £23.99 so even if you aren’t a prime member and have to pay for delivery, don’t fret, Amazon’s shipping rates are good.

Res Publica 2230 AD has also been picked up by Esdevium, which is fabulous news as Esdevium supply retail outlets all across the UK, you should be able to pop in pick up a copy from your local games store.

Ep. 4 – Becoming a Game Designer w/ Oliver Brooks

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Welcome to episode 4 of the Chaos Publishing podcast: Becoming a Game Designer

Each week we’ll have a new guest on the show to talk about and discuss a particular aspect of the tabletop gaming industry. In this episode we invite Oliver Brooks, an aspiring game designer, to discuss what it means to design games and get those designs out into the world.

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Show Notes – Board Game Design Forums
Card & Board Game Designers Guild
James Mathe: So you want to be a tabletop game designer…
The Game Crafter

Chaos Unpub Playtest Event – 12th July
Playtest UK Meetup Group
Unpub – The Unpublished Game Network

UK Games Expo

Music Credits:
Welcome to the Show and Cool Rock Kevin MacLeod (
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Ep. 3 – Pitching to the World w/ Kim Brebach

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Welcome to episode 3 of the Chaos Publishing podcast: Pitching to the World 

Each week we’ll have a new guest on the show to talk about and discuss a particular aspect of the tabletop gaming industry. In this episode we invite Kim Breach (Secret Base Games) to discuss international shipping and fulfilment on Kickstarter.

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Show Notes
MONSTROUS – The Game of Mythic Mayhem
Secret Base Games – Good, cheap, fast global Kickstarter fulfilment
Kim’s Twitter: @SecretBaseGames
Stonemaier Games – Shipping Method

One Zero One – The binary card game
Tesla vs. Edison

Music Credits:
Welcome to the Show and Cool Rock Kevin MacLeod (
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Ep. 2 – Let’s Talk Rules…Gaming Rules! w/ Paul Grogan

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Welcome to episode 2 of the Chaos Publishing podcast: Let’s Talk Rules…Gaming Rules!

Each week we’ll have a new guest on the show to talk about and discuss a particular aspect of the tabletop gaming industry. In this episode we invite Paul Grogan (Gaming Rules!) to discuss the importance of well-written rules in games.

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Show Notes
Paul’s Website:
Paul ‘s Twitter: @GamingRulesVids
Paul on
Gaming Rules! Facebook Page

CGE: Czech Games Edition
What’s Your Game?

The Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game by Matt Leacock

Music Credits:
Welcome to the Show and Cool Rock Kevin MacLeod (
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Ep. 1 – Let’s Say Hello w/ Henry Jasper

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Welcome to episode 1 of the Chaos Publishing podcast: Let’s Say Hello

Each week we’ll have a new guest on the show to talk about and discuss a particular aspect of the tabletop gaming industry. In this episode we invite Henry Jasper (Grublin Games) to discuss the importance of building connections and networking within the industry.

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Show Notes
Terralith on Kickstarter
Grublin Games

UK Games Expo
Essen Spiel
Nuremburg Toy Fair

James Mathe’s Blog
Jamey Stegmaier’s Kickstarter Lessons – Board Game Design Forums
Card & Board Game Designers Guild
Tabletop Games Publisher’s Guild

Music Credits:
Welcome to the Show and Cool Rock Kevin MacLeod (
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Ep. 0 – Welcome to the Show

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Welcome to the introductory episode of the Chaos Publishing podcast! [Direct Link]

Each week we’ll have a new guest on the show to talk about and discuss a particular aspect of the tabletop gaming industry. In this episode we cover just what this podcast is about, who I am (Miles) and why you should consider listening along over the coming months…so why not have a listen?

Show Notes
Music Credits:
Welcome to the Show and Cool Rock Kevin MacLeod (
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