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Cluedo just had a renovation thanks to a global competition with Houzz

The votes are in and the winner can now be revealed; a luxurious bathroom will replace the hall on the Cluedo game board, thanks to an exclusive partnership between Hasbro and the home and interiors specialist, Houzz. The home renovation platform teamed with the toy company to renovate the the …

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The Creative Retail Awards return with major trade association backing

At a time when in-store experiences count for just as much as the product stocked, the Creative Retail Awards 2020 are now open for entries, having secured backing from three major trade associations. The Shop & Display Equipment Association, the National Association of Shopfitters and Interior Contractors, and the British …

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Asmodee Live details four day live stream from board gaming Mecca, Spiel 2019

Asmodee has detailed its plans for a four-day live stream on Twitch from Spiel, the world’s biggest convention for all things board games, which will take place in Essen from October 24 to 27. After its successful first ventures into streaming the event in 2017 and 2018, the company’s new …

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Ideal Games and Board Game Club hold ‘bank heist’ to launch new family game Bank Attack

It was against the backdrop of Escape Entertainment London’s crown jewel bank-heist escape room that last night (Wednesday, October 16) Ideal Games, alongside Board Game Club, launched its new – and indeed intense – co-op family game, Bank Attack. Suitably challenged to not only experience the Bank Attack gameplay first …

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Sustainability, connected play and diversity: Spielwarenmesse reveals its Toy Trends for 2020

It would appear that the message of the up until now, vastly underground rising of sustainability, diversity, and the importance of evolving technology within the toy industry is finding its platform for 2020, as Spielwarenmesse highlights its three key trends for toys for the year ahead. The Spielwarenmesse’s international TrendCommittee …

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Exhibition space at Toy Fair 2020 now sold out

Exhibition space at Toy Fair 2020 has now sold out, organisers the British Toy and Hobby Association has confirmed this morning. This will mark the next sell-out London Toy Fair that celebrates its 67th year in 2020, and will run from Tuesday, January 21st to Thursday, January 23rd at Olympia, …

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Toys to take the spotlight in this week’s The Apprentice

For followers of BBC’s The Apprentice, tonight is the big one – because tonight’s episode (airing Wednesday, 9pm on BBC One) will see Lord Sugar put the obligatory gang of suits and haircuts to the task of creating and developing a new toy brand. This season of The Apprentice is …

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Spin Master: “How to Train Your Dragon has been a phenomenally successful franchise for us”

The Canadian toymaker, Spin Master is continuing to champion the Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon brand, highlighting it as a ‘phenomenally successful franchise,” amid its latest toy launch. A gathering of ten family influencers met at London’s Rainforest Café last weekend to celebrate the launch of the Dreamworks’ How …

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Playmobil takes total of four accolades at Dadsnet Awards 2019

Playmobil has added to its roster of 2019 award wins having taken home a total of four trophies from this year’s Dadsnet Awards. First to secure a gold medal was the 9487 Mars Space Station, a playset for those wanting to explore space, accompanied by two astronauts and a fully furnished …

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New series of Planeta Junior’s Gormiti fuels toy sales across Europe, Russia and Canada

The broadcast success of Planeta Junior’s Gormiti is driving the success of its licensed toy line across Europe, Canada, and Russia, according to the producers and owners of the animated comedy-action series. Planeta Junior has closed various agreements with worldwide broadcasters across Spain, France, Canada, the UK, Italy, Greece, Poland, …

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