Yeah I'm no too far from London but I definitely don't think I could be bothered to take a train to London to play games
as train tickets are expensive
I did manage to find two near me and my husband on meetup and we joined those groups but they are definitely more strongly D&D type gaming (which is cool, as I've never played D&D but would give it a go - but I can't imagine how others would feel having to deal with two completely new people to that type of game. I imagine it's not something that is easily explained). Luckily we've managed to get some friends into some of our games so hopefully we will have more regular game nights around ours.
Good shout on Board Game Geek. I had been on that website before to look up certain things but I didn't actually know you could buy/trade on there (guess the thought to check never crossed my mind!)
I've not played King of New York but, funnily enough, husband suggested buying that as opposed to KoT because our friend is the one who owns KoT and my husband saw the game play of NY is a bit different so thought it would be a cool way to change things up and it doesn't cost that much more. Haven't ordered it yet because we were waiting to see how it went down with our other friends (and it seemed to go down quite well).
Not heard or those other games but will have to check them out, thanks!