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UK turns to board games, puzzles, and crafting as suppliers and toy shops prepare families for school closures

When the world goes all topsy turvy, it would seem that the British public – the ones not occupying themselves with sitting on mountains of toilet paper and packets of pasta – are turning to the simple pleasures of jigsaw puzzling. This is the sentiment from the board games and …

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Tabletop gaming triumph Wingspan is making its way to Nintendo Switch

The award-winning tabletop game, Wingspan, in which players are placed into an ornithological role of attracting birds into their network of wildlife reserves, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. The title – published by Stonemaier Games and designed by Elizabeth Hargrave – is one among a tranche of …

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Board game sales surge 62 per cent on Bargain Max as customers shop for isolation entertainment

The online discount toy store, Bargain Max is reporting a 62 per cent surge in sales of board games, with data suggesting that it has become a go-to hobby for those in self isolation or working from home across the UK. The retail platform has told ToyNews that it has …

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UK Games Expo postponed to August dates following Government advice on COVID-19

The directors of UK Games Expo have decided to postpone the 2020 event scheduled to take place this May to the later date of August, Friday 21 to Sunday 23rd. The move has been made in light of the latest Government advice surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. The show is to …

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Don’t miss out on the ToyNews Games & Puzzles issue

Don’t forget and don’t miss out on your chance to feature in the Games and Puzzles focused issue of ToyNews this April, by getting in touch with the team today. ToyNews will once again be returning to the tabletops to dive into the ever-compelling and ever-growing board games and puzzles …

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Ravensburger North America unveils Disney Hocus Pocus, Disney Jungle Cruise, and Back to the Future board games

Disney’s bewitching classic, Hocus Pocus is making the leap from the library of seasonal favourites and into the world of tabletop gaming, as the IP joins a roster of newly revealed board games from Ravensburger North America this year. The 1993 fantasy comedy, starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker …

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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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