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Hammy: cut him and he bleeds games!

Ever wondered how Battlefield Hobbies co-founder James ‘Hammy’ Hamilton became the grand master kingpin of games that he is today? Well wonder no more! Here is everything you ever needed to know about Hammy’s life-long love affair with gaming in his own delectable words. You might want to get comfortable for this one – we

Gearing up for UK Games Expo 2018: the Battlefield Hobbies Night Nerds Supply Truck!

Back with a bang for 2018, we’re trying something a little different for our third outing to UK Games Expo at the NEC this weekend, 1 to 3 June. Introducing the Battlefield Hobbies Night Nerds Supply Truck! When the doors close on the trade hall at the end of each day, the Night Nerds Supply

Star Wars Legion Launch: on a table far, far away

IT’S NEARLY HERE!! The wait will soon be over. Join us any time between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 24 March as we hurtle at light speed into the wonderful, amazing, blatantly-going-to-be-awesome Star Wars: Legion universe. Free entry for anyone in Star Wars fancy dress! Free entry for anyone playing Star Wars: Legion! Make time

Battlefield Hobbies is getting a makeover!

We’re excited to tell you that our already amazing gaming space is about to get that bit more awesome! In our bid to continuously improve the #nerdsafezone, and develop your Battlefield Hobbies experience for the better, we are making a few changes. The good news is our little facelift won’t take long! The bad news

New opening hours for Battlefield Hobbies!

We’ve taken the opportunity over the Christmas break to take a look at your Battlefield habits and evaluate how we can best meet your needs! It will probably be a surprise to no-one to hear that, as with many other out-of-town ‘destination’ locations, evenings and weekends are when you most like to pay us a

Battlefield Hobbies Christmas and New Year opening hours 2017

Friday 22 December – 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 11pm for the LAST GAMES CLUB OF THE YEAR! Saturday 23 December – 9am to 5pm Christmas Eve – closed Christmas Day – closed Boxing Day – closed Wednesday 27 December – closed Thursday 28 December – 11am to 11pm for BAH HUMBUG DAY! Friday

Competition! Incredible limited edition Warhammer 40K set up for grabs!

To celebrate the release of the new Warhammer 40,000 8th edition, we are super excited to be giving away this awesome limited edition set! Only 2,000 copies of this fantastic set have been made and one of them could be yours for FREE! To be in with a chance of winning all you have to

Warhammer 40K Open Day

Hot on the heels of the release of the eighth edition we, or more specifically Dan our Games Workshop super fan, will be running a Warhammer 40K open day on Sunday 16 July. Perfect for both newbies to 40K who’d like to learn the rules of this 28mm sci-fi gem, and players who could do

New Battlefield opening hours to reflect gamers’ needs

We’ve been taking some time to review your Battlefield habits and assess when you most like to pay us a visit! Thanks to our popular events, leagues and clubs, and in common with many out-of-town ‘destination’ locations; evenings and weekends are what floats your collective boat. We have, therefore, decided to rejig our opening hours

Battlefield Hobbies smashes its first ever Star Wars X-Wing Regional!

We are still buzzing after our first ever Star Wars X-Wing Regional this weekend! What an event. Two days, 95 awesome players and about a zillion cups of tea and coffee! X-Wing is a new community for Battlefield Hobbies, and it’s been really interesting for us learning what floats your boat. We’re committed to getting

Christmas and New Year opening hours

“Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la!” We’ll be taking some well-earned rest time over Christmas, but never fear, there will still be opportunities for Battlefield Hobbies-shaped fun during the festive season! Wishing you and yours a happy Christmas and a very merry New Year! Christmas Eve

Magic at the core of Battlefield Hobbies

After two months of successful weekly Magic events, we’re delighted to announce that Battlefield Hobbies has been upgraded to a core store by the Wizards Play Network! The Battlefield team have been hosting standard constructed and drafts Magic events since the venue was granted gateway status at the beginning of October, when the store introduced

Big Fat Board Games Day!

Prepare yourself for some big fat board gamey goodness this month! On Sunday 27 November from 9am to 5pm we will be celebrating all things board game and we want you to join us! It’s an open board games day so grab your friends and come along for a game – or two, or ten!

Iron Fist picks new Battlefield for 2017 events

Iron Fist Publishing, which writes, produces and publishes the WWII miniatures rules Battlegroup, has chosen Battlefield Hobbies to host two events in 2017. This is a welcome move for us and a great way to celebrate our first birthday! With two major tournaments already having relocated to Battlefield Hobbies this year, Iron Fist’s choice to

Battlefield Hobbies to host X-Wing™ Regional Championship

We’re excited and proud to (finally!) announce that we will be hosting a Regional Championship of Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game! It will take place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March 2017. We’ve gone for two days as we are aiming to make this a 128-player event and we expect that

Battlefield Hobbies to extend opening hours thanks to continued growth and demand

What could be better than Battlefield Hobbies six days a week? Well, Battlefield Hobbies seven days a week! Thanks to the fantastic support we’ve received for our exciting brand of hobby gaming since we opened at the end of 2015, we are excited to announce that the Battlefield Hobbies shop will be opening seven days

Coup for Battlefield Hobbies as major tournaments relocate to Daventry

  We are incredibly excited to announce that not one but two national gaming tournaments are relocating to Battlefield Hobbies! The UK Flames of War Grand Tournament and the UK Malifaux Nationals are both moving their 2016 operations to our site in Daventry. The change of venue for these major events in the UK gaming

New Battlefield Hobbies Website now live

Battlefield Hobbies is not just a place to buy – it’s a place for gaming too! With the official launch of our new website you can now search for an event that suits you, whether you want to try a new release, show your dominance in a particular genre or check out the latest activity

Busy opening weekend for Battlefield Hobbies

Image: Tim Harris from Warlord Games demonstrating Beyond the Gates of Antares A massive thank are due to everyone who joined us for our opening day event this Saturday at Battlefield Hobbies. It was fantastic to see such strong support from visitors, demonstraters, suppliers and our extended team. Visitors enjoyed some brilliant demos from David

Battlefield Hobbies has merged with Stafford Games

Our good friend and the former owner of Stafford Games, Roland Hynd, has joined Battlefield Hobbies. Stafford Games has been a hub of the Midlands wargaming community since it opened in 2005. Battlefield Hobbies has bought Stafford Games and is transferring all of its current stock, including Wings of Glory, Star Trek Attack Wing and

Battlefield Hobbies to open this weekend in Daventry!

Following our successful kickstarter campaign, Battlefield Hobbies will be opening on Saturday November 28, 2015. The Battlefield Hobbies games venue promises to be a comfortable and inviting environment, bringing new and old players together with the intent of building a strong community. Including popular games from Flames of War, Warlord Games and Plastic Soldier Company,

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