EGX Gaming Event - kids under 10 FREE with paying adult (£6) NEC Birmingham
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EGX Gaming Event - kids under 10 FREE with paying adult (£6) NEC Birmingham

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Found 15th Aug 2017
I noticed I bought my tickets it states afterwards in the T&C's

"Under 10s can attend free of charge, however, this offer is limited to one child per ticket paying adult."

Pretty handy if the full price put you off going as a family, there are tickets still available (although selling FAST!). I purchased 2 x adult tickets for the Sunday afternoon at £12 each, I could take 2 kids meaning the afternoon would have a ticket cost of £6 each. Of course take your own food and drink because

It's also worth noting "Under 18s are not permitted to play 18 rated games." but there is always plenty to do for them anyway. Most kids are so hyper anyway, just don't whisper "Dan TDM" near them

Hope this helps someone
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Update: admin has added £6 to the title, as indeed you do need to pay to take an under 10 year old. Sorry admin!
Ilikehotdeals17 m ago

Update: admin has added £6 to the title, as indeed you do need to pay to …Update: admin has added £6 to the title, as indeed you do need to pay to take an under 10 year old. Sorry admin!


First time at Eurogamer Expo?
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ThugBasher6 m ago

First time at Eurogamer Expo?


My third! I live local and I don't fancy Insomnia, for £12 a pop the Sunday afternoon is the quietest time to go. Drinking lots of beer also helps
Really tempted to make the trip this year, looking at the ticket availability I'd better get my skates on!
Edited by: "MBeeching" 15th Aug 2017
OK that £6 is really confusing. It's £12 each adult.
Going third year in a row as well on the Sunday. Making it an annual trip with a friend from London.
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sicmay6 m ago

OK that £6 is really confusing. It's £12 each adult.

Sorry dude, admin added it on
Ilikehotdeals11 h, 3 m ago

My third! I live local and I don't fancy Insomnia, for £12 a pop the …My third! I live local and I don't fancy Insomnia, for £12 a pop the Sunday afternoon is the quietest time to go. Drinking lots of beer also helps


This will be my 7th visit. I used to attend the weekend events but the bloody kids drove me nuts! So I prefer going on a Thursday & Friday when the little sods are at school.
MBeeching57 m ago

Really tempted to make the trip this year, looking at the ticket …Really tempted to make the trip this year, looking at the ticket availability I'd better get my skates on!


Well worth it, each year it gets bigger and better...
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ThugBasher10 m ago

This will be my 7th visit. I used to attend the weekend events but the …This will be my 7th visit. I used to attend the weekend events but the bloody kids drove me nuts! So I prefer going on a Thursday & Friday when the little sods are at school.

We like doing the Sunday afternoon only; it's cheaper and half empty with very little queuing, but yes the kids can be devils. We drink the beer and do the pew-pew. It's a shame I don't think there's anything coming out that tickles my fancy, but there might be a nice surprise in the indie section. Hope you enjoy... pew-pew!
I've got tickets! Be my first time, think my friends bought them for all days, any ideas what to expect?
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Went last year and I was pretty poor, felt like a Sony expo, nothing much from Xbox or Nintendo.
strong143 m ago

I've got tickets! Be my first time, think my friends bought them for all …I've got tickets! Be my first time, think my friends bought them for all days, any ideas what to expect?

Expect very long queuing times.
Is there stuff for sale, dealers etc, need retro to make it worth my while
danhey836 h, 32 m ago

Expect very long queuing times.

Heard there was lots of queuing, got some fast track tickets, apparently that's still lots of queuing lol. A camping chair will be in order I take it? Or stool..
Edited by: "strong1" 16th Aug 2017
aibon6 h, 8 m ago

Is there stuff for sale, dealers etc, need retro to make it worth my while

They'll be the usual stall selling bits and pieces from all eras of gaming, plus there will be the usual retro zone.
Tickets go up every year. Was £7 back in the day. No Virgin media discount was required back then. Got really popular now so prices keep on going up.

Won't be going this year for the first time since they started back in 2003(i think). All the major games and consoles are out now so not worth me going this year.
Edited by: "malachi" 16th Aug 2017
This title needs adjusting, lol. It's £12 regardless how your perceive it
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Hx3KinG12 m ago

This title needs adjusting, lol. It's £12 regardless how your perceive it

Admin put this on so I'd rather not edit it, sorry.
Ilikehotdeals115th Aug

We like doing the Sunday afternoon only; it's cheaper and half empty with …We like doing the Sunday afternoon only; it's cheaper and half empty with very little queuing, but yes the kids can be devils. We drink the beer and do the pew-pew. It's a shame I don't think there's anything coming out that tickles my fancy, but there might be a nice surprise in the indie section. Hope you enjoy... pew-pew!


First time taking my son, so I will be restricted to not playing the 18+ titles, which isn't many to be honest but I would of like to have a go on Wolfenstein 2.

We will be attending the Friday event, he doesn't know hes going yet
aibon17 h, 49 m ago

Is there stuff for sale, dealers etc, need retro to make it worth my while


Theres plenty of merch to feast your eyes on.


Insert coin clothing always have a cracking stand an plenty of choice.
Used to go when in London. Pain that they moved it
So the deal isn't £6 (I checked) the actual cost is £12 for the cheapest adult ticket so it works out at £6 each IF you say you paid £6 for yourself and £6 for a child. I would definitely consider this as false advertisement. Sorry but you can't say the cost is only £6 because it isn't.
Edited by: "evosquest" 16th Aug 2017
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evosquest28 m ago

So the deal isn't £6 (I checked) the actual cost is £12 for the cheapest a …So the deal isn't £6 (I checked) the actual cost is £12 for the cheapest adult ticket so it works out at £6 each IF you say you paid £6 for yourself and £6 for a child. I would definitely consider this as false advertisement. Sorry but you can't say the cost is only £6 because it isn't.

For the THIRD time I did not put there on the post, admin did. If you don't like what the admin do contact them.
Ilikehotdeals116 h, 25 m ago

For the THIRD time I did not put there on the post, admin did. If you …For the THIRD time I did not put there on the post, admin did. If you don't like what the admin do contact them.

Except you wrote the piece about the tickets only being £6 each if you take a child. However that's not the cost of the ticket at all. If I want to go the ticket is £12 if I don't take a child. It's still £12 if I do take one. That's the way it works. Not one of the tickets for sale are only £6. It's a fact. Sorry.
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evosquest1 h, 6 m ago

Except you wrote the piece about the tickets only being £6 each if you …Except you wrote the piece about the tickets only being £6 each if you take a child. However that's not the cost of the ticket at all. If I want to go the ticket is £12 if I don't take a child. It's still £12 if I do take one. That's the way it works. Not one of the tickets for sale are only £6. It's a fact. Sorry.

You are absolutely correct, I'll be much more careful with my use of examples in the future.
strong116th Aug

Heard there was lots of queuing, got some fast track tickets, apparently …Heard there was lots of queuing, got some fast track tickets, apparently that's still lots of queuing lol. A camping chair will be in order I take it? Or stool..

Fast track tickets only get you in earlier, doesn't grant you any speedy queuing times. Some lines go quicker then others just depends on how many systems they've got running the games.
strong116th Aug

Heard there was lots of queuing, got some fast track tickets, apparently …Heard there was lots of queuing, got some fast track tickets, apparently that's still lots of queuing lol. A camping chair will be in order I take it? Or stool..



Also a sleeping bag and plenty of food lol Yes a camping chair/stool will be an advantage because the queues in there are insane on almost everything. If you have someone to go with make sure you use that to your advantage for loo breaks etc because nothing worse than an hour queue just to need to pee just as it's your turn. Also they usually give out a ton of monster cans so grab a few on the way round.
strong115th Aug

I've got tickets! Be my first time, think my friends bought them for all …I've got tickets! Be my first time, think my friends bought them for all days, any ideas what to expect?


I would expect long queues, high prices for food, lots of games and developer sessions. How I usually do it is I find the times of the dev sessions then work around what games I want to play. If your doing all 4 days you can spread out all the games if not prioritise anything you WANT to play first then if you have time then check out some others. Certain games will not have long queues but popular AAA titles definitely will.
If/when the map comes out use it to work out where things are to help coordinate your time as best as you can. Hope that helps.
Thanks! Much appreciated
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