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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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Asmodee, Mojo Nation and UK Games Expo partner on Art of the Tabletop student initiative

Asmodee has teamed up with Mojo Nation and UK Games Expo to launch an initiative aimed at encouraging more illustration and graphic design students to consider careers in board games. Launching in February, the Art of the Tabletop initiative will see students from several universities across the UK tasked with …

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Asmodee’s publishing imprint Aconyte Books details first slate of novels

Board game giant Asmodee’s newly acquired publishing imprint, Aconyte Books, has detailed the first wave of novel releases based on and inspired by some of the tabletop titan’s biggest gaming titles. Ready for release in May 2020, the line-up includes some of Asmodee’s richest and most imaginative worlds, such as …

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Ravensburger targets podcast advertising in major marketing push for kNOW!

For the first time in its history, Ravensburger is targeting exposure through some of the UK’s leading podcasts, as part of the roll-out of a major marketing campaign for its newest board game, kNOW! Among the line-up is the hit podcast Off Menu, featuring Ed Gamble and James Acaster, who …

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Smart Toys and Games brings global hit 30 Seconds board game to the UK

Smart Toys and Games is bringing the internationally popular 30 Seconds title to the UK, marking the first multi-player game among the firm’s award-winning Smart Games collection. In this fast-paced general knowledge game, players have 30 seconds to describe five names on their chosen card, for their teammates to guess. …

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Asmodee Live details four day live stream from board gaming Mecca, Spiel 2019

Asmodee has detailed its plans for a four-day live stream on Twitch from Spiel, the world’s biggest convention for all things board games, which will take place in Essen from October 24 to 27. After its successful first ventures into streaming the event in 2017 and 2018, the company’s new …

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Renegade Game Studios launches Scott Pilgrim miniatures board game to Kickstarter

From graphic novel series, to feature film starring Michael Cera, and now to the world of tabletop miniatures gaming, Scott Pilgrim is about to embark on its latest entertainment incarnation. Renegade Game Studios and Oni Games have detailed the upcoming launch of Scott Pilgrim Miniatures The World, a board game …

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