Tag Archives: board games

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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Big Potato teams with Shut Up & Sit Down to launch Don’t Get Got special Kickstarter project

The Shoreditch-based board game and party games publisher, Big Potato has joined forces with the team at the pop culture reviewers Shut Up and Sit Down, to release their own version of the secret-mission party game, Don’t Get Got. A new Kickstarter campaign for the project launched on Friday, October …

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Asmodee’s Aconyte Books reveals publishing plans for hit board game IP Zombicide and Terraforming Mars

Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint and publishing arm of Asmodee Entertainment, has detailed a raft of new partnerships with some of the leading names in tabletop gaming to develop a series of novels set within the worlds of a selection of the most critically acclaimed board games. Kicking off the …

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Thames & Kosmos UK bolsters board game portfolio with new EXIT titles and The Lost Words – Card Game

Thames & Kosmos UK has bolstered its tabletop gaming portfolio with the arrival of The Lost Words – Card Game based on the book by the best-selling author Robert Macfarlane, as well as the latest titles in its Exit range, The Enchanted Forest and The Cemetery of the Knight. The …

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