Games Workshop, Nottingham
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Games Workshop Group PLC is a British miniature wargaming manufacturing company. Games Workshop is best known as developer and publisher of the tabletop wargames Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000 and The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange with the symbol GAW.L. The company's British operating subsidiary company is Games Workshop Limited.Overview and historyFounded in 1975 at 15 Bolingbroke Road, London by John Peake, Ian Livingstone, and Steve Jackson (not to be confused with U.S. game designer Steve Jackson), Games Workshop was originally a manufacturer of wooden boards for games such as backgammon, mancala, Nine Men's Morris, and Go. It later became an importer of the U.S. role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons and then a publisher of wargames and role-playing games in its own right, expanding from a bedroom mail-order company in the process.In order to promote their business and postal games, create a games club, and provide an alternative source for games news, the newsletter Owl and Weasel was founded in February 1975. This was superseded in June 1977 by White Dwarf.Put Games Workshop on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nottingham tour planner.
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We enjoyed our visit to Warhammer World and had travelled from Scotland particularly to visit this facility. Our ten year old son had an amazing time. We had a meal in Burgman's Bar and our son loved ... read more »
When I was in my early teens, I spent a lot of time (and money) collecting and painting Games Workshop miniatures. As I got older, life got in the way of my hobby (apart from reading the fantastic Bla... read more »
Was really a trip down memory lane for me, having not played for over 15 years. The exhibition was the main attraction for visiting and was very impressive. Before you enter the exhibition there a few... read more »
If you like Warhammer, then you'll love a visit to Warhammer World. Highlight is definitely the display rooms, full of stunning scenes of battle that are truly massive in scale. This section was much larger than I had imagined and could take a couple of hours if you spent the time to appreciate it. Only minor grip was the limited selection of historic miniatures on display, it would have been good to see more classic models. The shops are the best stocked for obvious reasons, and its the only place you can buy over the counter forge world at the moment. Bugmans serves decent enough food, mostly pub like fare that is priced OK. Staff were friendly and helpful. GW tends to attract staff that are passionate about the hobby, and this shows in their service.
Mecca for wargamers, this place is fantastic and entirely worth making the pilgrimage for, especially after it getting done up
Great museum, great shops, great food and a huge playing space. A must do for all that like miniatures games
Even if you're not a collector, a brialliant place to go for anyone a fan of fantasy. Bugmans bar is excellent and the showcase/exhibition was much better than expected and worth the cost.
The company itself has its ups and downs both financially and in terms of giving fans what they want. But you will never find staff so interested in the product they sell. Warhammer World itself is amazing and well worth a visit. I love all of GW's games and have been a loyal fan for nearly 10 years now and its still as fun as ever. Constantly being reinvented and updated. Well worth a look
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