The Games & Puzzles and BLE special issue of ToyNews is online and on desks now

In a special games and puzzles and Brand Licensing Europe double-up, the latest issue of ToyNews has landed and is ready to read online, on your iPad, laptop or smart device now.

Our games and puzzles coverage kicks off with an industry exclusive as ToyNews talks to Asmodee about the formation of its newest entity, Asmodee Entertainment – the platform behind the TV show adaptation of its multi-million best-selling board game IP, Ticket to Ride.

ToyNews takes a look behind the scenes and at the life of a board game designer in our exclusive interview with the brains behind Kosmos’ latest launch Cities:Skylines the Board Game, Rustan Hakansson, before diving head first into the latest releases from the vibrant games and puzzles super-category.

So, how was the West won? We explore as ToyNews looks into the popular Japanese art form of anime and manga and what it is bringing to the licensing and toy industries.

Then it’s full steam ahead into this year’s Brand Licensing Europe season, as we talk exclusively with BLE director Anna Knight, as well as some of the biggest players in the entertainment space, including Mattel, Hasbro, the Pokémon Company, Roald Dahl Story Company, and more.

Plus we offer our regular slots with the boldest opinions from across the industry and latest industry analysis.

Read the latest issue of ToyNews here.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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