Tag Archives: board games

Hasbro turns on the pop culture tap with The Goonies Monopoly and Strange Planet card game

Hasbro has gone both retro-nostalgic and totally Gen Z in equal measures with the latest additions to its ever growing gaming division, tapping into the ’80s pop culture classic, Goonies for a One-Eyed Willy spin on Monopoly, and a new partnership with the webcomic and book series, Strange Planet for …

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Thames & Kosmos UK bolsters board games portfolio with Aqualin and Crazy Fishing

Thames and Kosmos UK has bolstered its already burgeoning board games portfolio with two new additions, and detailed the upcoming arrival of what it believes will be this summer’s best-selling title. Aqualin and Crazy Fishing have both joined the fold this week, bringing both strategy and light-hearted game play to …

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Asmodee launches its #PlayItOutdoors campaign to get fans board gaming outdside this summer

Asmodee is launching its own summer competition under its new #PlayItOutdoors campaign, a movement to encourage games fans to take their favourite titles outside and stand the chance to win a £2,000 every week. With the Covid-19 pandemic leaving many families stuck largely at home this summer, Asmodee is promoting …

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Asmodee releases free Print and Play boardgames for families to keep playing through lockdown

Asmodee has released a set of free downloadable board games as part of its new Print and Play initiative, allowing families without access to the physical games to be able to continue their love of gaming throughout lockdown. The online portfolio of games available to download includes the likes of …

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Games and puzzles sales grow 240 per cent in the UK, as families turn to classic games during COVID-19 lockdown

Monopoly Classic, Cluedo, and Scrabble are among the traditional board games that UK audiences have turned to for home entertainment throughout the ongoing COVID-19 period of isolation, helping sales of board games and jigsaw puzzles grow by a staggering 240 per cent in this first quarter. According to the NPD …

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Asmodee Entertainment stikes deal with Dark Horse Comics to develop tabletop art book series

Asmodee Entertainment is secured a new partnership with Dark Horse Comics to create a series of licensed art books for three of the tabletop gaming titan’s leading gaming properties. Under the new deal, Dark Horse has tapped into Asmodee’s portfolio of over 300 gaming IPs to curate a collection of …

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The Games and Puzzles April issue of ToyNews is available to read online now

As the Games and Puzzles issue of ToyNews makes its way to readers up and down a country turned on its head by the current COVID-19 pandemic, there’s an old saying I like to turn to in times like these: ‘You don’t know resilience until you’ve put a magazine to …

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Opinion: In times of anxiety, I turn to board games and puzzles – Rachel Lowe

As ToyNews readies to celebrate the explosively exciting and ever-innovative board games and puzzles scene in its April issue – available to read online now – we give the floor to Rachel Lowe, MBE, as she delves into the reasons why in a time of global crisis, there’s a lot …

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Tabletop game Trekking the World closes in on £100k on Kickstarter

A project to deliver on a new tabletop title that will have players exploring the world is nearing completion, having secured almost three times its original goal on Kickstarter. While families and individuals across the globe are continuing to fight against the coronavirus pandemic through social distancing and self isolation, …

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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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