Tag Archives: board game

Epoch Making Toys sees 2021 as ‘year of huge potential for Super Mario Games’ after initial “resounding success”

EPOCH making toys has earmarked 2021 as a ‘year of huge potential’ for Super Mario Games, as the international toy firm prepares to bolster a range of official Nintendo licensed products launched to UK retail this autumn/winter. Its current portfolio, comprising the Super Mario Balancing Game that challenges players to …

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Big Potato Games partners with Vocala to bring its board game titles to Alexa

The independent board games company, Big Potato Games, has partnered with the voice design studio, Vocala, to bring a selection of its popular games out of the box and into the world of voice. Under the new partnership, best-sellers like Obama Llama and Linkee have been developed as voice activated …

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Asmodee sees ‘huge increase in demand’ for In for a Penny board game as TV’s Ant and Dec play over Instagram

Asmodee UK is reporting a ‘huge increase in demand’ for its licensed family board game In for a Penny, after the title took centre stage in an Instagram video posted by TV presenters Ant and Dec showcased the gameplay to their some 4.2 million viewers earlier this week. The I’m …

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YouTube comedy channel Jacksfilms finds Kickstarter success for YIAY: The Board Game

The YouTube comedy channel, Jacksfilms, has made the leap from the virtual to the physical with the launch of its YIAY: The Board Game Kickstarter campaign, a project that has already hit 1300 per cent of its crowdfunding target. YIAY: The Board Game is the physical version of the popular …

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Indie Focus: Counter Attack bridges football and hobby gaming with deep strategy tabletop title

The beautiful game; a game of deep strategy, critical thinking, mental agility and the fitness to slog it out for 90 minutes with the crowds baying for blood. Wash it all down with a boozy night on the town and at this point, we very well could be talking about …

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Hasbro takes over management of Wizard of the Coast’s gaming brand Avalon Hill

Hasbro has taken over the management of the board gaming brand Avalon Hill, a portfolio that spans classic titles such as Axis & Allies, Diplomacy, the Scooby-Doo: Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, and more. Previously under the watch of Wizards of the Coast, the portfolio will now be brought closer into …

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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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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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Mattel has the power in new Masters of the Universe toy line reveal featuring UNO, Fisher-Price and Mega Construx

Mattel has unveiled a new generation-spanning collection of toys, action figures, tabletop games and even a themed version of its popular card game UNO all based on the Masters of the Universe franchise, proving that the global toymaker really does ‘have the power.’ Revealed at this year’s virtual edition of …

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Thames & Kosmos hails the arrival of My City on UK shores

The hotly anticipated legacy game My City has finally landed in the UK, courtesy of the games specialist Thames & Kosmos. The family-oriented game has been developed by the world-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia and was in the running for the Spiel des Jahres award which took place earlier this …

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