13 pictures from Play Expo 2023 as hundreds of gamers attend the Norbreck Castle hotel in Blackpool

Hundreds of pinball machine and arcade game fans flocked to Blackpool for a major gaming event at the weekend.

They were at the Norbreck Castle's exhibition halls for the annual Games Expo, organised by resort entrepreneur Andy Brown.

The event, which ran on Saturday and Sunday (October 17 and18), included retro games and consoles, pinball machines, multiplayer classics like Minecraft and Fornite on local networks, tournaments, and a wall of arcade cabinets.

There were also special guests – John and Brenda Romero, both major creative figures in the video game industry – and Marin Brown of games developer and publisher Team 17, whose company was behind Andy Davidson's hit game, Worms.

Andy Brown said it was the biggest Expo event since before the pandemic.

All these gamers (pictured) would probably agree!

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