Board games of Russia and Ukraine

In this blog I would like to introduce you to the Russian nd Ukraine board game market, its history, participants and developers; with games created by Russian game designers. I will post game reviews and links to their pages. And I will write about projects developed by “Rightgames LLC”.
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Russian Games Day. Photo report. June 2011, Moscow.

Ivan Tulovskiy
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Today I’ll be continuing the tales on the biggest board game events and convents in Russia.

My previous posts covered the winter board game exhibit in Krasnoyarsk and the autumn:
role-play convent ZilantCon:
now I’ll tell you about the event that happens in summer on the last weekend of June.

One of the oldest events in the Russian board game life is the annual Games Day that’s been held for over 10 years by Alegris Ltd.

It was Alegris, which introduced to Russia miniature board games in the late 90s; who brought the famous Warhammer universe to us.
And has been promoting miniature war-games ever since.
Alegris owns four stores in Moscow and has a vast retail dealer network throughout Russia.

Alegris sells a vast range of war-gaming systems: Lord of The Rings (also a Games Workshop war-game), Flames of War, Infinity, Kings of War, Anima, Warmachine, Warlord etc.; supplies and accessories for all those hobby needs, paints, tools etc.: Citadel, The Army Painter, Ziterdes, Springer Pinsel, Chessex, Vallejo and others; Alegris also sells board games.

And so, on this hot summer weekend, muscovites and visitors of the capital can expect two fun filled gaming days.
The event has taken place in many different places, and for the last few years is taking place in a separate pavilion at the all-Russia exhibition centre.
This used to be an event for warhammer fans only, but has now expanded and become a big event, where all leading Russian gaming companies are invited.
An annual painting tournament, similar to Games Workshops “Golden Demon” is held.
Warhammer fans aren’t forgotten though, as tournaments and games are held for all to see, learn and cheer.

In 2011 a huge Warhammer 40k dioram greeted the visitors of the event:

A little deeper into the pavilion a castle could be found:

In 2011 Alegris introduced a new war-game to the Russian market – Flames of War, dedicated to World War 2.

The Infinity universe of Corvus Belli is becoming more popular in Russia each day:

A new Russian design was also shown at Games Day – “Victorium” a miniature war-game.

The BTrain internet-store had a wide range of board games from all over the globe:

Another new war-game for Russia, that was introduced by Alegris is Warmachine from Privateer Press.

Brand parade:

Rulebooks and a Russian magazine about miniatures, published by Alegris:

The Kings of War universe:

The traditional quick-painting competition well on the way:

Rightgames RBG SIA presented their new game – Gobba: ReElection in Big Gobba, all about the difficulties of elections in a goblin country.

The author of Gobba: ReElection in Big Gobba and one of the administrators of the oldest gaming club in Moscow – “Portal”:

Selling counter:

Presentation of the second new release of summer 2011 – The Jam:

Here are some more photos from last year’s events:

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