Tag Archives: board games

Home Help: How the pandemic has seen toy companies transition into support networks for families

Demand for toy brands to act beyond their products and offer supporting services to parents and families is tipped to continue into 2021 and beyond, as companies across the industry continue to transition into resources and networks for their audiences. The evolution of the traditional toy company has become part …

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Asmodee picks up The Sock Game for UK toy trade distribution

The Sock Game has been added to Asmodee UK’s Family Game range with a fresh new look coming for 2021, as the tabletop and board gaming giant becomes the exclusive UK distributor for the popular party game. The Sock Game first landed on retailer’s shelves in 2018, rising in popularity …

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Asmodee and Catan Studios celebrate 25 years of tabletop title that ‘gave way to modern games renaissance’

Asmodee and Catan Studios have marked a quarter of a century of the tabletop title Catan with the launch of a special, 25th Anniversary Edition, a roll-out that includes a five to six player extension, custom dice, iridescent player pieces and more. Honouring 25 years since the launch of Catan …

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OPINION – Hurrah for the madding crowd: How crowdfunding is fueling the flames of fandom

It’s like the old Funko strapline says: Everybody’s a fan of something. It’s no secret that adult fandom has become an increasingly important market to the toy industry and pop culture scene in general, but – with limited shelf space among retailers – just how can brands and manufacturers cater …

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YouTube comedy channel Jacksfilms finds Kickstarter success for YIAY: The Board Game

The YouTube comedy channel, Jacksfilms, has made the leap from the virtual to the physical with the launch of its YIAY: The Board Game Kickstarter campaign, a project that has already hit 1300 per cent of its crowdfunding target. YIAY: The Board Game is the physical version of the popular …

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Ghoulish games: Board gaming’s undying relationship with the horror genre

It’s a perennial favourite among the gaming enthusiast, from zombie hordes and haunted mansions, to murderous slashers and the escape room scene – the horror genre (or spooky, gothic, spine-tingling – whatever you want to call it) it all just seems to work on the board game platform. Just as …

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Hasbro’s Q3 earnings beat expectations as families spend more on board games throughout pandemic

Stuck at home parents and a global demand for board games and home entertainment has helped Hasbro beat its Q3 analyst estimates as net earnings for the entertainment company reached $220.9 million versus pro forma net earnings of $216.5 million in 2019. Net revenues for the global powerhouse did decline …

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Taxi Game company launches five new trivia board games amid ‘rocketing demand’ across the UK

The Scottish board gaming company, Taxi Game, has launched a raft of new titles under its Taxi! trivia board game range, with the addition of three new sports-themed editions for Rangers FC, Chelsea FC, and The Open, as well as two destination-themed games for Liverpool and Greater Manchester. The launch …

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Allingham Games eyes UK and international distributor for award-winning The Good Life board game

Allingham Games, the independent design and publishing outfit behind the Play for Change Bronze award-winning tabletop gaming title, The Good Life, is eyeing partnerships for international distribution for the game championed for promoting the message of sustainable living and the ‘grow your own’ culture. The Good Life taps into the …

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Asmodee’s licensing game: “It’s about time this happened, the fans out there are starving for stuff”

“The world is going to look very different now that Asmodee – one of the biggest players in the board gaming sector – is very actively pushing into licensing,” Alexander Thieme, manager of licensed publishing and consumer products, Asmodee Entertainment, promises. The board game giant kicked off October with a …

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