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Big Potato reveals latest slice of party gaming action, P is for Pizza

The London-based board game publishing house, Big Potato, has unveiled its latest slice of party gaming with the launch of P is for Pizza, a quick-thinking, answer-shouting letter game that is all about grabbing as many pieces of pizza pie as possible. Colloquially known by the inner gaming circles as …

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Thames & Kosmos expands its Kids First range with Robot Factory as STEM kits maintain momentum with UK parents

Thames & Kosmos is continuing to expand its popular Kids First range with its latest addition, Robot Factory; a kit suitable for children aged five to seven that taps into the still strong demand for “good quality and re-playable STEM toys for early years primary school children.” The toy company …

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Toyologist teams with McCann Central PR and Facebook to host Covid Christmas webinar

Toyologist, Peter Jenkinson has partnered with the team at McCann Central PR and Facebook to launch a free to view webinar exploring just what Christmas is going to look like for shoppers and the toy industry this year. Called A Covid Christmas, the webinar goes live today at 12.30pm. “It’s …

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Craft Buddy sees early success for new festive arts and crafts ranges

The Crystal Art manufacturer, Craft Buddy has already seen over 2,000 placed on launch day alone for its newest seasonal product range. Only a matter of weeks after its introduction, the arts and crafts specialist has reportedly found early success with retailers from across the toy, arts and crafts, and …

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Asmodee brings Dobble to TikTok in new influencer campaigns

Asmodee is bringing the UK number one selling game Dobble to TikTok with a new campaign that will see the social media platform’s biggest influencers take part in two new brand initiatives. The first is the #DobbleChallenge, in which some of the platform’s most followed users – including Mr Tov, …

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DreamToys 2020 will go digital this year due to Covid-19 impact on the UK

The Toy Retailers Association and DreamToys committee today announced, DreamToys 2020 will take place as a digital event this year. “Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, it is not possible to hold a large-scale physical event to announce the DreamToys list,” commented Gary Grant, chair …

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Scottish board game outfit Taxi Game sees sales surge as it readies five new launches for 2020

The Scottish outfit of developers behind the board game Taxi Game has witnessed a sales surge ‘eclipsing even the national increase in board game sales,’ thanks to an increase in demand for the entertainment medium by families spending more time together at home. The business has seen its best quarterly …

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Asmodee introduces its own virtual trade event AsmoFair for 2020

The board game giant, Asmodee is innovating new ways to connect with its retailers this autumn with the launch of its own virtual trade show experience, AsmoFair. Taking its own stance against the swell of cancelled industry shows this year, the board game distributor has partnered with its sister company …

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Messe Frankfurt hails Toy & Edu, Baby & Stroller and Licensing China success as ‘first positive steps for trade show return’

Messe Frankfurt has heralded the success of its three events, Toy & Edu China, Baby & Stroller China, and the inaugural Licensing China, as the first positive steps for the return of business-to-business events and in-person interactions in the region. The trio of events were the first fairs to be …

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Subbuteo makes its return to UK TV in new ad spot starring John Motson

University Games has secured the sports broadcasting legend John Motson, as the new voice of its Subbuteo TV advert. The TV campaign featuring the renowned voice will launch on August 10th, marking the first time the table football has been seen on UK TV in a matter of decades. The …

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