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Board Game Club to celebrate the launch of The Board Game Book

Board Game Club’s next event is taking an unusual turn as the June event prepares to help launch the latest must-read for any board game fan, Owen Duffy’s The Board Game Book. As an official supporter of this Kickstarter-funded guide, Board Game Club will also be giving five copies away as prizes to guests. Taking …

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LOL Surprise, Fortnite and Boppi the Llama among Argos’ Top Toys for Christmas

We’re still less than half-way towards Christmas and already, Argos has detailed its predicted top toys for the festive season this year, featuring one Booty Shakin’ Llama, a walking Buzz Lightyear and an appearance from LOL Suprise. The list of 12 toys tipped to be the hottest picks this Christmas …

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Global retail sales of licensed products hits $280.3bn for 2018 but toys take a dip

Global retail sales of licensed merchandise and services hit $280.3 billion in 2018, a 3.2 per cent increase over the $271.6 billion generated in 2017, according to results of the fifth Annual Global Licensing Survey, released today by Licensing International. Licensed toys suffered a 2.1 per cent decline in sales, says …

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Fundamentally Children explores ‘digital divide’ between kids and grandparents

A new piece of research into toys and play habits and exploring the ‘digital divide’ by Fundamentally Children’s Dr Amanda Gummer and Anna Taylor, has been published by the International Toy Research Association. The paper, Connected Grandparents: Are Smart Toys the Future of Intergenerational Play? combines qualitative and quantitative research …

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LEGO and NASA collaborate to launch Apollo 11 moon landing kit

A new LEGO collaboration with NASA has just witnessed the landing of a new Apollo 11 mission building set, enabling fans to re-enact the historic moon landing. The 1,087-piece LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander kit has been launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 …

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MGA Entertainment’s LOL Surprise recycling programme will hit the UK this July

MGA Entertainment has confirmed that its partnership with TerraCycle to allow and assist consumers to recycle all LOL Surprise products will roll out on a global scale, with a planned launch for the UK this July. The partnership was revealed earlier this year in a move by MGA Entertainment to …

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Modiphius launches Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards in first party gaming move

The world of the beloved mystery author Agatha Christie is making its way to the party gaming scene, thanks to the efforts of the tabletop gaming experts at Modiphius. Marking both a first for the team best-known for its success with wargaming titles such as Fallout and the recently released …

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Spiel des Jahres 2019 shortlisted titles revealed

The nominees for the Spiel de Jahres trophy, board gaming’s biggest award, have now been revealed, with the brimming party game scene striking a particular chord this year. This year, the panel of German critics have pulled together a list of titles that lean towards the lighter end of the …

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Mattel extends DC Universe partnership and lines up new DC Super Hero Girls content

Mattel has extended its global licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to continue to be the toy licensee for DC in the girls, pre-school, vehicles, games and novelty toy categories. The agreement will support and grow existing DC Universe franchises, as well as new content for DC Super Hero …

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