Tag Archives: board games

Exploding Kittens team launches three new games through Asmodee

The tabletop games company Exploding Kittens, the team behind the anarchic, millions-selling self-titled card game and last year’s hit Throw Throw Burrito, has unveiled three new games, set to hit the market within the coming days and weeks. The launch kicked off with the arrival of A Game of Cat …

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John Adams bolsters its Rummikub line-up with Rummikub Black, Anniversary, and Vintage editions

John Adams Leisure is adding three additional premium products to the extensive Rummikub range with the introduction of Rummikub Black, the Rummikub Anniversary Edition, and Rummikub Vintage. Rummikub is the beloved board game brand that sits within the John Adams Ideal Games portfolio and continues to perform strongly year-on-year. Supported …

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BrainBox Games enters the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in what will be ‘a huge year for the brand’

The popular educational games series, BrainBox is expanding its licensing activity into the Wizarding World with the release of its upcoming BrainBox Harry Potter in May next year. It marks a major development for the Green Board Games team, who has earmarked 2021 as a ‘huge year for the brand.’ …

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Game designer Rachel Lowe launches the official The Elf on the Shelf Board Game

Award-winning board game designer Rachel Lowe has partnered with The Lumistella Company to bring its flagship property, The Elf on the Shelf to the traditional board gaming space in time for Christmas. The move acts to cement Elf on the Shelf as part of the festive tradition for families across …

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PMI signs global roll-out agreement with PikyKwiky for hit card game series Matchify

PMI is continuing its expansion into the games category, having signed a new global agreement for Matchify and its range of card-based family games developed by the UK games publisher PikyKwiky. In a new deal brokered by Big Picture Licensing, PMI has secured the global rights to develop new games …

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Big Potato Games partners with Vocala to bring its board game titles to Alexa

The independent board games company, Big Potato Games, has partnered with the voice design studio, Vocala, to bring a selection of its popular games out of the box and into the world of voice. Under the new partnership, best-sellers like Obama Llama and Linkee have been developed as voice activated …

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Indie Insight at Heffers Games: “Shoppers tells us there is a joy and satisfaction in shopping in person”

Over the course of the last six years, Cambridge bookshop, Heffers has transformed its prime Trinity Street location into a haven of the local board gaming community, with an offering and insight so revered, that even the year’s instability around the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped it winning retail awards. A …

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Asmodee Group undertakes thesis project into the developmental impact of playing board games

Asmodee Group, the parent company of Asmodee UK is undertaking its first thesis project exploring the impact of playing board games on cognitive functional development. Supported by its Asmodee Research development, the thesis is the company’s latest effort to promote better understanding of the effects of play on adults and …

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HABA to build its presence in the UK toy market through Amaroni partnership

The German toy manufacturer, HABA, has revealed its plans to build its presence in the UK toy market, having appointed Amaroni as its British sales distributor for HABA toys and games. The deal will kick in to effect from the end of 2020 onwards. For the past year, Amaroni has …

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TOMY partners with The Student Housing Company to support student wellbeing amid Covid-19

TOMY has teamed up with The Student Housing Company to help expand a current student wellbeing programme with the launch of a scheme designed to help students build friendships and have fun in a safe, Covid-19 compliant environment. Called #SafeSocials, the campaign has been devised as a means of softening …

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