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Ravensburger turns to the Marvel Universe for latest Villainous board game release

Ravensburger’s popular Villainous game is taking on the Marvel Comic Universe with the launch of Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power, featuring five of Marvel’s most popular – and most evil – villains. The new title – scheduled for launch this August – will feature new game mechanics, allowing players to accomplish …

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Red Herring Games makes successful move into board games with Spielwarenmesse launch

Red Herring Games is celebrating a successful move into board games following a strong response from international audiences when it launched its latest family titles at Spielwarenmesse earlier this year. The firm – widely known for its murder mystery business – made the move into board games upon receiving two …

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Former Games Workshop and Trunki man Toby Davies joins Steamforged Games as commercial director

Games Workshop’s former head of sales, global distribution and partners, Toby Davies, has taken up a new post as commercial director at the tabletop games developer and retailer, Steamforged Games. Before joining the team, Davies had spent three years at Games Workshop and seven years at Trunki, where, in both …

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Mojo Nation launches first published title that will ‘teach anyone to invent board games and think creatively’

Aspiring toy and game inventors – or anyone with a flair for the creative – are going to want to take note, because Mojo Nation has just released its first published title that asserts it can teach anyone to invent a board game. Called The Snakes & Ladders of Creative …

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Asmodee Entertainment welcomes games marketing veteran Alexander Thieme to the division

Asmodee Entertainment has bolstered its booming licensing division with the appointment of the 20-year marketing and licensing veteran of the games industry, Alexander Thieme to the role of licensing manager. Thieme joins from Games Workshop and will be focusing on European licensing opportunities across Asmodee game brands such as Catan, …

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Ginger Fox finds success in Taskmaster and US expansion as it gears for big 2020

The licensed gifts, games, and toys specialist, Ginger Fox has highlighted the success of its new Taskmaster Board Game, as well as the expansion of its US business as major contributors to a strong 2019 for the firm, despite the challenges faced by much of the UK market. Speaking with …

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Ravensburger hits highest sales figures in its own history thanks to board game and puzzles resurgence

The Ravensburger Group has achieved its highest sales figures in the history of the company, hitting €542.2 million for 2019, an increase of 6.7 per cent on the previous year. The company, a specialist in the board gaming and puzzles sector across the European market, has cited its own success …

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Board gaming continues to dominate Kickstarter as sector grows 6.8 per cent

Kickstarter’s tabletop gaming category has grown more than 6.8 per cent over the past 12 months to total $176.5m pledged to successful campaigns on the crowdfunding platform. The result has contributed to yet another year in which the sector has dominated the Kickstarter platform and paid a major contribution to …

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Toy Fair 2020: Asmodee named UK’s number one games company by NPD Group

Asmodee has been named the UK’s number one games manufacturer by the industry analysts The NPD Group following a ‘stellar 2019 performance’ that saw the tabletop gaming goliath achieve 21 per cent growth year-on-year despite the overall toy market decline. Upon the release by NPD of its December data, Asmodee …

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Asmodee UK draws big brand plans for Dobble with LMI as it launches its Family Games range

Asmodee’s number one selling brand, Dobble is exploring a life outside of party gaming thanks to a new partnership with LMI, a UK licensing agency that will identify opportunities to expand the reach and audience for the IP through licensing partnerships. Andrew Maconie and the team at LMI have been …

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