Angry Joe – Once in a Lifetime Series
Tour Status:
Nottingham, UK
Departure Date:
June 2025
Return Date:
July 2025
About Tour Dates:

Exact tour dates will be released to tour participants upon deposit (but the tour will start late June and end early July 2025). Further, exact itinerary details will be released upon final payment, but will largely follow the days below. This ensures that our time with Joe and the Angry Joe crew will remain as exclusive as possible.  It is our hope to allow tour participants gaming experiences and one-on-one time with every member of the crew as well as creating the very best of elite experiences.  Note also that our tour hotel locations are also hidden on this tour for similar reasons.  That said, in London we will be staying at a marvelous hotel located in an amazing area of that city rated at 4 1/2 stars. While on the road to and from Nottingham we will be in a smaller but still nice/clean hotel of 3 1/2 stars and during the bulk of our hotel time (in Nottingham proper) we will be staying at a 4 star (all rated via Trip Advisor).

Tour Length:
10 Days
Departs From:
Tour Limit:
24 Participants
Tour Price: $7,999.00 USD

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About the Tour

Geek Nation Tours is proud to announce our return to the UK in 2025. Geek Nation Tours continues to make the journey to the United Kingdom to celebrate miniature wargaming. Every miniature wargaming Geek’s dream is to visit one of the birth places of wargaming – Nottingham England. If you are a fan of 40K, all things Fantasy, Historical Wargaming or even a good old-fashioned Martian Invasion – then this is the tour for you. We will be focusing on rolling dice and we will have days of wargaming in store for tour participants, we might even get a boardgame in or two.

But this time GNT has a new partner! Joe Vargas from the AngryJoeShow! Here you will find “Just one Guy’s Opinion on Games, Movies & Geek Stuff”. The show is a mix of comedy, film and video game reviews and general “anger” about such. Boasting over three million subscribers Joe brings in the geek community for reviews on everything from miniature wargames, to video games like Cyberpunk: Phantom Liberty, to Barbie. And this tour is specifically tailored for fans of the show, for not only will Joe be aboard, but his whole crew with occupy the rarified destinations of this journey.  But if you are waffling – keep in mind that this is the beginning of a series of tours with Joe and we will likely not return to these destinations in the same capacity – this really is a once in a lifetime journey.

But you won’t want to leave your non-geek spouse at home… GNT will be directing cool (and non-geeky) adventures for those who would like to bypass the normal daily geek outings. Check out our Parallel Universe section or contact us for more info!

With all that said, this tour is about gaming and you will have time to game with Joe and the crew in multiple locations and over many different days…We will of course, visit Games Workshop and Warhammer World, and have at least two days of gaming right at GW HQ in Nottingham. But Joe and the crew like the full spectrum of the wargaming hobby, and thus we will visit the Warlord and Mantic Games HQs as well.

Zombie VR Room But Scifi, Historical and Fantasy miniature wargamers are not the only focus – we will also be adventuring virtually as we head off to Navrtar to do battle in their VR rooms… Zombie killing is top of the charts for this one…  Be sure to visit their promo video to see the action via Youtube

While in Nottingham though, we will have a HQ of our own at the Leadbelt Games Arena, and here we will have wargaming legends visit and game with us. John Stallard and Paul Sawyer and the crew from Warlord will stop buy for a Q&A and game. That same day Andy Chambers will also be there, and the next day will see Ronnie Renton from Mantic Games, Nick Eyre from Northstar Figures, and Daniel Faulconbridge from Wargames Illustrated roll dice with us.

This will be a Miniatures in the UK tour like no other. Hop aboard and explore these wargaming sites while being surrounded by people of like mind. Fellow gamers – who are just as enthusiastic about miniature wargaming as you are.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival Day - London

Today we will arrive from all around the world to meet in London England. Tour members will be arriving throughout the day and will be given detailed instructions on how to meet up with the rest of our tour participants. You will be able to leave your bags at our London hotel prior to spending a free day exploring all that the city has to offer. Depending on your arrival time, you might want to visit Buckingham Palace or stroll Hyde Park, ride the London Eye, discover Big Ben, or just sit in a café or pub and enjoy the awesomeness that is the UK. Alternatively, if you want to dive into the bowels of a battleship as the HMS Belfast is just a short walk away...

Be sure to make it back to our hotel by dinner time however, as Geek Nation Tours kicks off our landing party with our traditional Welcome Dinner - and we might as start off at a traditional English Pub just down the way...  It will be a great opportunity to meet your fellow tour participants and discuss what we are going to do in the coming days.

Angry Joe's Take: "I definitely want to hit the ground running and see Buckingham Palace and check out the HMS Belfast together in particular so if you wanna join me for that be ready!"

Overnight Location: TBA and announce upon booking (Welcome Dinner Included)

Day 2 - Warlord Games, Wargaming Legends and the Leadbelt Games Arena... - Nottingham

Now is time to explore the centre of the wargaming world – Nottingham!!!

We will converge on Warlord Games. Expect to learn more about Bolt Action, Hail Caesar!, Gates of Antares and Konflikt 47 and others… Warlord’s warlord, John Stallard will take us on a tour to explore their casting room, offices and store, who knows we might even get to roll some dice or run rampant through the warehouse aisles on a looting spree. John is known to be one of the most welcoming people in the industry. You want a good time? Just get him talking about the old days and you will hear some of the most interesting and humorous stories ever. John is boisterous and larger than life and a true joy to be around. Yes – that’s right – you wanted to have a once in a lifetime gaming experiences… Here is your chance!

You will be free for Lunch, but make sure you return quickly as we will be off to the Leadbelt Games Arena. Here we will be joined by wargaming legends like John Stallard, Paul Sawyer and Andy Chambers. And those are just the ones we can confirm now... We hope to be adding more names in the coming months.

After catered dinner and the Q&As, we will get right into gaming. The choice of games will be yours... The Warlord crew will be there to help you go forth into battle, and Andy Chambers will also lead us in a game or two of his own devising... As we get closer we will have a list of games to choose from and you'll be able to sign up for some awesome games and maybe even challenge Joe and the crew to roll some dice with you... But beware of the anger ...

The Usual Suspects:

Angry Joe's Take: "This is it, the start of a dream of mine - meeting all the big players in the tabletop gaming world! Andy Chambers made 2 of my favorite games, Battlefleet Gothic and Epic 40k! And John Stallard is a legend, the man at the head of one of my favorite historical gaming company, can't wait to hang out with all these guys and play games with everyone!"

Overnight Location: TBA and announced upon booking (dinner and breakfast included)

Day 3 - Mantic Games, Northstar & Wargames Illustrated - Nottingham

Mantic logoWe will continue our exploration of wargaming companies and head off in the morning to Mantic Games. The King Kahuna of Mantic Games will be at hand to say hello and possibility roll some dice with us. Ronnie Renton is a long-standing friend of Geek Nation Tours and his kindness and enthusiasm are legendary. You can tell he loves to move toy soldiers across a table and he radiates a kind of infectious excitement about miniature wargames that brings that joy to others. He loves miniature wargame fans and Mantic is sure to launch us into some awesome fun.

We will tour Mantic’s facility, check out their warehouse, and dive deep into all things Mantic from Kings of War, to Dungeon Saga, to Hellboy… I am sure Ronnie will be wanting to show you something new and we will also have to ask him if we can pilfer their warehouse for goodies to bring home.

We will return to the hotel for a lunch break and some downtime prior to returning to the Leadbelt Games Arena to meet some of today's guests... Ronnie and the crew from Mantic Games will join us again for a quick Q&A while we dine, and post dinner we will bring out the dice and games to have a real go at something Mantic...

Also joining us will be, Daniel Faulconbridge from one of the industry’s best magazines Wargames Illustrated, and we hope to have him give us a taster of "Never Mind the Billhooks" by the crew of Wargames Illustrated themselves...

Nick Eyre from Northstar Military Figures will also be there for the Q&A and we asked him to bring a game of his choice... They service so many, so I can't wait to see what he has on hand!

You'll again be able to pick the games you want to play and to mingle with wargaming celebrities...including Joe and the crew!

Angry Joe's Take: "The best way to follow up meeting Warlord is meeting another industry legend, Mantic! For me Warlord, GW and Mantic are the big three and getting to see and hang out with all of them is a dream come true!"


Overnight Location: TBA and announced upon booking (dinner, lunch and breakfast included)

Day 4 - Warhammer World & Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem - Nottingham

Today we visit Warhammer World - and it is a marvel - well placed in the pantheon of wargaming meccas! WHW sports three stores in one! In addition to Games Workshop regular products, there are also separate areas for Black Library and Forge World as well. Even better, the Exhibition Centre is a site to see, which displays many of those beautifully painted ‘Eavy Metal miniatures you have seen in White Dwarf. But rightly so, it is better known for the multitude of specially build dioramas, including the largest diorama that Games Workshop has ever built. All the dioramas are true wonders and are breath-taking for miniature fans of all types…

All tour members will have the opportunity to play friendly Warhammer 40,000, Horus Heresy, Age of Sigmar or any other GW games on WHW's "Featured" tables. We might even have to snag the Kill Team table to make sure all can get in a game with Joe and the crew!  We will also be taking pre-orders from all the GW stores for those interested...  Participants can come and go to Bugman’s Bar for lunch, and even have a pint or two when they play.

From WHW, we head out for a traditional GNT meal at “Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem” pub. We’ll take in a few pints and have an amazing meal at one of the oldest pubs in England. Even better, GNT will be inviting a number of special guests to our dinner. Have a beer with wargaming celebrities and join in other pub fun. John Stallard from Warlord Games will be on hand - as will the Perry twins. In the past Ronnie Renton, Rick Priestly, Jervis Johnson, Andy Chambers, Alessio Cavatore – and many more notables – have joined us as well.  So be sure to bring a small game, and some gaming questions, as we settle in for the night.

Angry Joe's Take: "The big boys, Games Workshop, been playing their games as long as I can remember and as long as ive been gaming! Its going to be so cool to see all of these guys in person and play games together!"


Overnight Location: TBA and announced upon booking (dinner and breakfast included)

Day 5 - Warhammer World Iterum - Nottingham

We will return to Warhammer World to continue our games or start new quick ones... Necormunda or Kill Team will be the order of the day!  With hours to game here, I am sure we can come up with our own narrative this day so expect the crescendo of a long hard-fought battle.

For those wanting to skip a second day at Warhammer world, Nottingham offers plenty for the visiting history geek. Visit Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall (Nottingham Natural History Museum), or the National Justice Museum... Or just head back to the "Trip" for another pint or two...

We will dine (both lunch and dinner as WHW is open late this day) on our own at Bugman's Bar, or any of the multitude of awesome dining establishments in Nottingham...

But again into the fray! You'll again have time to game with Joe and the crew via all your favorite GW games...

Angry Joe's Take: "Theres so much to do, its great that we get a 2nd day here to finish out some of the awesome games and hang-out time together at a bad ass location! Plus we could also visit some of the other museums together as well if we wanted as a group!"

Overnight Location: TBA and announce upon booking (breakfast included)

Day 6 - TANKFEST! - Bovington

What wargamer doesn't want to see tanks up close and personal?  What wargamer wouldn't want to take in Bovington Tank Museum's TANKFEST? Here you will see live tank displays where the armour will roll forward with menace (well, not real menace but you get the idea), epic guest armour, living history and you'll even get to take in one of the best military museums in the world. It will be a long and incredible day, but we will be with you every step of the way...

Day's end will see us at a hotel just down the road and a nice dinner...

Angry Joe's Take: "DRIVE ME CLOSER! I WANT TO HIT THEM WITH MY SWORD!" TANKS! What better way to spend a day than to drink beer and watch Tanks doing their thing at one of the best military museums in the world! Cant wait for this festival!"

Overnight Location: TBA and announced upon booking (dinner and breakfast included)

Day 7 - Stonehenge - Poole

Alas, it will be time to leave our tank driving friends for now and head off into the British countryside. You might think that this day would be about beautiful green fields and forests, but Joe told me that I had to add more tech into the tour and thus we planning a special video gaming company visit for this day... More on that soon - so "stay tuned"...

But since we were talking about the countryside - how about a trip to Stonehenge? Geek Nation Tours is in talks with those running this fantastic formation of rocks in the hopes that we will have a close up and particularly special experience while visiting. Perhaps we will see a sprite, ghost or alien on our trip there...

Again, we will be in a rush for both Lunch and Dinner, but we will definitely have some options for "road food"...

Angry Joe's Take: "Stone Henge is always cool, especially if we can get close up!"

Overnight Location: TBA and announced upon booking (breakfast included)

Day 8 - From Nottingham to London (& one more Castle) - London

Today we will head back to London, but on our way back we will stop at one of the most renowned castles in the UK - Windsor Castle. Here you will have time to go on a self-guided tour and visit the castle or its beautiful gardens. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest castle in world. It has had 40 monarchs housed in its rarified compounds, and it has loads to see. You can delight in the miniature and world famous Queen Mary's Dolls' House, visit the Moat Room to learn about the Castle's history, or learn more about the Royal intrigue that has taken place within the castle's walls...

In the evening (when we are back in London) we will gather once to do battle virtually! Joe demanded more gaming on this tour - so post Windsor Castle, we will do some adventuring with Navrtar London. Their crew will bring us into a free-roaming multi-player VR experience to do battle in the Zombie Apocalypse. So beware, and mind the teeth...

Angry Joe's Take: "Perfect picture taking opportunity if we haven’t been already, the gardens, the oldest castle in the world, so awesome! I really cant wait for this awesome experience together! And then y'all get to force me to play a ZOMBIE GAME TOGETHER?! IN VR?! NOOOOOO!""

Overnight Location: TBA and announced upon booking (dinner and breakfast included)

Day 9 - The Crown Jewels, Jack the Ripper and Zombies - London

We have a full day planned today...

Today we will explore another castle and museum the Tower of London.  Here you will see an amazing assortment of arms and armour, and for those wanting to see more - take a trip to see the Crown Jewels or the Torture Chambers...

From here we dive into all things Jack the Ripper.  We will first stop at the Jack the Ripper Museum and then have a walking tour of the most infamous "Ripper Spots"...  After that we think a pub might be in order to sooth us...

Dinner today will be "on the run"... Kind of appropriate considering the themes...

Angry Joe's Take: "Castle? Arms, Armor and Torture Chambers?! YES PLEASE! Plus Jack the Ripper? What a PACKED DAY!"

Overnight Location: TBA and announced upon booking (breakfast included)

Day 10 - Departure Day but see you soon... - London

Today will see us headed off to the airport and home. We will take taxis and will depart in small groups. The memories, miniatures and friendships you made are yours to keep forever! Bon voyage, and may your travels be filled with thoughts of dice and miniatures.

Overnight Location: (breakfast included)

Tour Notes

NOTE: Attendance of special guests and celebrities is subject to change due to scheduling conflicts and conflicting professional or personal obligations.

NOTE: COVID-19 has changed both our geek and our real worlds. Some things may never be the same and others may not be able to be offered on our tours or will have to be altered in a new post Covid world. With that said, please understand that GNT is moving forward as if the disease is already conquered, but all tours are now subject to change, both in location and in price.

NOTE: We live in a dynamic and ever changing world. Some stops may have to change due to conditions in destination.

NOTE:  Excursions and destinations may change up until the final itinerary is released. GNT will attempt to secure them as we move forward, but please expect some modifications. Stonehenge is one such destination. The exact nature of our stop there is subject to change.

What's Included

All accommodations, all transfers excluding transfers to and from airports, private tour costs, all breakfasts (9), some lunches (1) and most dinners (6) including “Welcome Dinner” and “Farewell Dinner”, Museum entrance fees, VR experience and private tours, and more fun than you can shake a ruler at…

What's Not Included

Some small transfers and entrance fees will need to be paid for locally – including transfers to and from the airport. International air. Some lunches and dinners as per above

Remember that the “Angry Joe’s Gaming in the UK Tour” will have a maximum guest space of 24 passengers, so space is VERY limited. Book now to secure your spot. 

Gaming while on tour – there will be many chances for spontaneous gaming throughout the tour.

Tour Price

Tour Price:
$7,999.00 USD + $879.89 Taxes & Fees
Single-Occupancy Upgrade: $1,600.00 USD
$1,200.00 USD
Final Payment Due:
January 11, 2025

Don’t have a friend to get the double occupancy rate? That is what Geek Nation Tours does. Book as a double occupancy and we will match you up a roommate… This way you get the best of both worlds – someone to BS about the adventure with – and more cash to spend!

Additional Options: Want a few extra days in the UK to chill out or want to go to other places in Europe after the tour? Geek Nation Tours will be more than happy to arrange it for you. Simply email us at or put a quick note in the “Special Requests” box when you book.

NOTE: As our world goes through a uncertain time, some pricing may change. For example, fuel surcharges may have to be applied. GNT has priced to mitigate this possibility, but please keep it in mind when booking.

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