Games Workshop was founded more than 30 years ago by three game fanatics who began selling handmade, classic wooden games from their homes in London. They went on to develop a chain of general games shops. In 1981 Games Workshop helped to found Citadel Miniatures Limited, a manufacturer of metal miniatures based at Newark-on-Trent, in Nottinghamshire. A few years later the company moved closer to Nottingham and began to develop and expand, producing a wealth of miniatures, kits and books under the Games Workshop name.

Games Workshop’s most important thing is design, make and sell fantastical miniature soldiers and associated models. To that end they also design, make and sell books and accessories of extraordinary variety to facilitate the many different hobby activities. There vast range of plastic and resin kits. painting guides, rulebooks and novels are the foundation of an almost infinite hobby.

The design centre is in Nottingham and they have manufacturing and distribution facilities in Nottingham and distribution centres in Memphis, Tennessee and Sydney, Australia.