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Games Day is an annual convention sponsored by Games Workshop. It has its origins in Citadel Miniatures factory open days. Much like the Grand Tournament, it is an event that enthusiasts of Games Workshop's three main tabletop miniature wargames (Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer, Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game) can attend and play tabletop games with other hobbyists as well as check out the newest products from Games Workshop. The event also includes presentations by special guests from the Games Workshop head office in Nottingham. The dealer's area includes products from Citadel Miniatures, and commonly has displays of armies for all the systems scheduled for release in the next month or two.

The Golden Demon painting competition is held during Games Days, which highlights the best painted Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer and Lord of the Rings miniatures in a variety of different categories. Typically, other competitions of varying degrees of seriousness are also run such as the Scrap Demon competition. Competitors in this event are supplied with plastic sprues and are expected to make a model based on a category given.

The United Kingdom event has been held regularly at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Within the United States, Games Days are held in Los Angeles, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; and Atlanta, Georgia. In Canada, the venue is the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario. France, Germany, Japan, Poland and Australia also hold a yearly Games Day exhibition and associated Golden Demon painting contest.

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