Tag Archives: board games

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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Global demand for anime ‘shows no signs of slowing’ as Crunchyroll details international licensing deals

The global anime brand, Crunchyroll, has detailed a full slate of licensing partnerships to span toys, collectables, board games, outdoor, and more, across its library of anime series, including the hit action series Jujutsu Kaisen, Bananya, and the Crunchyroll original series, The God of High School. The new suite of …

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Vivid Goliath strengthens UK toys and games division with Ben Hogg

Vivid Goliath Group has strengthened its UK toys and games division with the appointment of Ben Hogg to the role of marketing manager. Alongside the firm’s wealth of ranges, Hogg will work to build out its expanding strategic and adult gaming sectors. Known for his role with Asmodee UK for …

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Tracks to the future | Hornby Hobbies talks licensing plans and the retro-appeal of its iconic Scalextric

Anyone paying any level of attention to the general narrative of the toy industry over the course of the past 12 months will know that there’s been a re-awakening among some of the market’s more traditional sectors. The hobby community is one among them. As consumers have found themselves with …

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ALIEN and Disney Gargoyles lead Ravensburger’s latest gaming portfolio following ‘incredible 2020’

ALIEN, Disney Gargoyles, and a fully-licensed Taco Bell party game are among a line-up of new launches to be hitting the scene courtesy of Ravensburger for 2021, following what the US outfit of the global enterprise has billed as an ‘incredible last year.’ With a games division that continues to …

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