Fantasy games group Games Workshop has reported a slowdown in UK sales as the buzz surrounding the Lord of the Rings trilogy begins to fade. The Nottingham-based firm, which also makes the Warhammer battle game, said UK sales fell to £21 million during the six months to 28 November, from £22.3m a year ago. It blamed the “bubble effect” created by the Rings films since 2001 as enthusiasts flocked to Games Workshop stores, one of which is located on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, to buy a tabletop version of the trilogy. [More]