Funstock_SpaceInvaders is the biggest retro gaming event in Europe, offering both purists and casuals access to the widest collection of video game history ever seen in the UK.

It brings together consoles, computers, arcade games & pinball machines, with over 100 of each set to free play.

Renew a childhood acquaintance with cult classics including Pacman, Outrun, Track & Field, Street Fighter 2, Gauntlet, Star Wars, Operation Wolf, Bubble Bobble, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros & Sonic. at Play Expo is sponsored by


The 2014 Classic Gaming Championships: Grand Final!

Play Expo 2014 saw the crowning of the UK's first ever Classic Gaming Champion, Gavin Ward!

Here is referee Mat Corne with his report of the weekend's proceedings ...

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RetroCollect’s Competition Line Up for Play Expo Confirmed

RetroCollect have been tasked with the all important job of providing challenging retro gaming tournaments. Similar to their previous appearances, they will be setting up a whole range of systems for you all to play on - each with a specially handcrafted competition you’ll want to sink your teeth into.
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Over 100 pinball machines to play at Play Expo!

With machines from the 70's, 80's, 90's to the latest releases there will be something for everyone to enjoy, including The Walking Dead pin, Stern latest machine which is being flown over specially for it's premier at our show.
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Spectrum vs C64 Debate Panel

It’s a debate that’s been raging for over three decades – which is better, the Spectrum or the Commodore 64? To mark the 32nd birthday of both these marvellous micros, Play Expo will endeavour to answer this most thorny of questions with the help of four men who should know.
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Play Expo hosts last CGC heat and Grand Final!

Play Expo is your last chance to enter the 2014 Classic Gaming Championships and win your place in the grand final. The final heat takes place on Saturday 11 October before the Grand Final featuring winners of all ten national heats on Sunday 12 October.
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Guest Speaker: Charles Cecil MBE

Charles Cecil MBE, the visionary head of Revolution Software who created classic adventure games such as Broken Sword, Lure of the Temptress and Beneath a Steel Sky will be appearing at Play Expo on Saturday 11th October.
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Cinemaware talk and new games at Play

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We are delighted to be welcoming the amazing CINEMAWARE to Play Expo this year. Cinemaware are the company behind a whole host of classic Amiga games that are being updated for modern systems.
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First Special Guest Announced: Mel Croucher

We are really pleased to be able to announce that our first confirmed special guest for Play Expo 2014 is industry legend Mel Croucher. Mel is the creator of number of award winning games including PiMania and the multimedia extravaganza Deus Ex Machina.
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Classic Gaming Championships

The Classic Gaming Championships are the first ever nationwide gaming tournaments dedicated to classic and retro gaming. Heats are being held across the UK, with winners of each heat competing in the grand final.
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Rare system-linked VR machines coming to Play Expo

The Retro Computer Museum will have a huge presence at Play Expo 2014. The centrepiece of their display being two, fully working W Industries Virtual Reality machines that will be system linked, enabling Play Expo visitors to play head-to-head against friends and family!
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