Tag Archives: board games

Waterstones boss indicates “UK retail boom” following sell-out success of puzzles during pandemic

The boss of the high street book, games, and puzzles retailer, Waterstones has described the UK as ‘going through a retail boom’ as customers choose to spend their money in shops and online, in the wake of foreign travel and with much of the hospitality sector at the mercy of …

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Dragomino named winner of coveted Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

The spin-off title of the popular Kingdomino tabletop gaming title, Dragomino, has been awarded the coveted Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021, part of the globally revered Spiel des Jahres or Game of the Year awards held in Germany. Developed by Bruno Cathala, Marie Fort, and Wilfried Fort, Dragomino is published by …

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Geek Retreat on track to open first 60 of its planned 100 UK stores

Geek Retreat, the geek culture retailer, gaming café and events venue rolled into one, is on track to open 60 of its planned 100 new stores on UK high streets by the end of 2021, creating 360 jobs around the country. The franchise is on track to meet its previously …

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Claws and Effect | The continued expansion of Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens burst onto the scene in 2015 when it set records as the most backed game on Kickstarter to date. Six years later, the kittens’ explosion is still expanding with ten games to the portfolio and 45 countries on its roster. ToyNews talks to Exploding Kittens’ director of international …

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Thames & Kosmos’ The Adventures of Robin Hood makes Spiel des Jahres shortlist as 2021 finalists are unveiled

The Adventures of Robin Hood, the popular tabletop title published by Kosmos Games and distributed in the UK by Thames and Kosmos UK, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres title this year. The awards are recognised as the most coveted in tabletop gaming and are split into …

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Board gaming experts join forces to launch new consulting company All About Games

A trio of experts of the tabletop gaming scene and alumni of the board gaming giant, Asmodee, have joined forces to launch a unique consulting company dedicated to the tabletop gaming market. Called All About Games, the new unit is comprised of Carol Rapp, Cedric Delobelle, and Daniel Steel, who …

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Asmodee UK promotes Christina Brasier and Barry John to National Account Controllers

Asmodee UK has promoted Christina Brasier and Barry John into new roles as National Accounts Controllers through which they will jointly manage the board game giant’s national sales team. Having held responsibility for partnerships with suppliers and retailers including the likes of The Pokémon Company International, Tesco and John Lewis, …

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The May Showcase | Get your products in the ToyNews May showcase

While the chance to party like its 2019 at the annual Toymaster show may be on hold for another year, there’s no reason to miss out on the chance of showcasing all of your latest products to the retailer network thanks to ToyNews’ special May showcase. ToyNews is now putting …

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Asmodee Group acquires award-winning Azul publisher Plan B Games

Board game giant, Asmodee Group has acquired the acclaimed publishing group and home of the Spiel des Jahres winning title Azul, Plan B Games. Founded in 2016 by Sophie Gravel, Plan B Games currently boasts 18 employees across Canada and Germany and operates four internationally recognised games publishers: Next Move, …

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Europol’s crackdown on counterfeits seizes over €16 million worth of fake toys

Close to five million counterfeit toys have been seized by police and customs authorities worldwide in a crackdown organised by Europol over the recent festive season. Operation LUDUS, conducted with the support of OLAF and the EUIPO carried out nearly 5,000 inspections across 24 countries between October 19th 2020 and …

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