Tag Archives: board gaming

Games Workshop staff receive £5000 bonus each as full-year profits spike 69 per cent

A big spike in profit over the last year, confirmed plans to expand in China, and a bonus of £5,000 to each member of staff compound another successful end of year for the UK-based tabletop gaming brand, Games Workshop. In its trading update issued this week, the tabletop figures retailer …

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The UK Games Expo People Awards 2021 is now open for public voting

The People’s vote is now open for this year’s UK Games Expo Awards with a shortlist spanning 52 finalists across 18 board gaming categories. With the nomination process now closed, the voting has commenced and the UK Games Expo 2021 judges have produced a shortlist of the best games – …

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Face masks will be mandatory at Essen Spiel ’21 along with vaccination or negative Covid tests

Masks will be mandatory for visitors to this year’s Essen Spiel – Europe’s tabletop and board gaming gathering – as well as proven Covid-19 immunisation or negative Covid test results, even if the government relaxes all measures around social distancing. Organisers of the German board gaming convention confirmed the health …

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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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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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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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Pop culture retailer Geek Retreat to open 100 new stores across the UK amid rise of the gaming scene

The UK’s geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, has detailed its plans to open 100 new stores on high streets across the country over the space of the next two years, part of its own plans to ‘breathe new life into town centres.’ The move follows the rapid rise in the …

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Meeple Power: Eclectic Games talks the nation’s new love of board gaming (and why it’s time for a re-stock)

There will be trends and culture shifts that stick with us once the fog of the pandemic has finally cleared, and there will be those that won’t. Fortunately, the Thursday evening clapping was one of the first to go. Others, like the weekly crush for the five remaining M&S food …

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Thames and Kosmos takes Kennerspiel des Jahres Award win for The Crew – The Quest for Planet Nine

Thames and Kosmos’ popular science-fiction tabletop card game, The Crew – The Quest for Planet Nine has taken home the coveted Kennerspiel des Jahres Award 2020. Both The Crew and Kosmos’ My City were nominated for the award last month. The Crew garnered rave reviews since its debut at Essen …

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