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Amazon and Days of Wonder launch first Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe

Amazon and Days of Wonder are changing how players experience board games by introducing the first official Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe for free. The move hopes to welcome new players aboard the award-winning games by Alan R. Moon and act as conductors for …

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Bandai Namco talks plans for a whole new kind of Tori

It was at the height of May that Bandai Namco, the Japanese video games giant, detailed its intention to redefine the ‘toys-to-life’ sector with the announcement of Tori, a new platform that would combine physical toys with mobile app game play. While the UK was preoccupied with the spectacle of …

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Parents embrace ‘Phygital’ play as benefit to children’s future, says LEGO study

British parents are starting to embrace the benefits of digital play for their children, a new study by The LEGO Group has revealed, finding that almost half of parents believe their child’s problem-solving skills have improved as a result. In recent years, and amid the rise in the use of …

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Tonies welcomes Cars and The Little Mermaid to its character and stories portfolio

The innovative new kids audio system, Tonies has added two new Disney characters to its range, welcoming Cars and The Little Mermaid to its collection of licensed characters and stories. The two new figures, Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Lightning McQueen from Cars, will be available to purchase on …

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AR toy and game developer opens first interactive play and learning centre in China

China has welcomed its first augmented reality play-based learning centre to Xiamen, an area that will provide immersive learning experiences to children across health, language, social and emotional, science, and art subjects. The new concept arrives courtesy of Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology, a leading name in the development of …

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VanchCard UK launches “game-changing” AR-infused trading card game

A Manchester-based team of gamers, developers and play-enthusiasts is looking to push the UK’s status as the home of innovation in the toy space with the launch of a new AR infused trading card series called Full Evolution. The new trading card game and app aims to offer a new …

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Kano and Disney partner on the Disney Frozen 2 Coding Kit

Kano and Disney have partnered for the launch of the new Disney Frozen 2 Coding Kit, a build-it-yourself coding experience that allows kids to take on the magical role of Elsa via its motion sensor and creative coding experience. Launched today, kids can simply pop open the box and follow …

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Hamleys reveals its top ten toys for Christmas

Hamleys has turned to this year’s tech toy line-up to inspire shoppers to part with their Christmas shopping cash this season, unveiled what it predicts to be its top ten toys for the festive period this year. LEGO’s AR infused launch, LEGO Hidden Side tops the bill of this year’s …

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