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Epoch’s Sylvanian Families to tour UK’s summer festivals with Good Toy Zone

Epoch Making Toys is taking Sylvanian Families to three UK festivals this summer, all as part of Fundamentally Children’s touring Good Toy Zone this year. The firm will be hitting Chelmsford’s 3Foot People Festival this week, before taking to The Great British Food Festival at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire this …

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British tennis star Johanna Konta reveals love of the Bananagrams game as Wimbledon takes off

Bananagrams is fast adding to its list of celebrity fans, following the discovery that the British number one tennis star Johanna Konta has a newfound obsession with the word tile game. Konta is the latest among a plethora of famous fans of the game, joining the likes of Dame Judi …

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International sales grow 90 per cent for Gibsons

The UK independent jigsaw puzzle and board game company, Gibsons has reported a ‘rapid growth in international sales’ of around 90 per cent over the last 12 months, despite the continued pressures suffered by many in the current retail climate. The firm – celebrating its 100th anniversary this year – …

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Toymaster backs BTHA’s Don’t Toy with Children’s Safety campaign in call to arms

The UK toy buying group Toymaster has thrown itself behind the BTHA’s campaign ‘Don’t Toy with Children’s Safety,’ an initiative launched to prompt the UK government to better regulate the safety of some toys sold via online platforms. The move arrives after the BTHA made the shocking discovery that 58 …

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Jamie Raven launches own magic theatre in Bluewater as ‘demand for magic sets soars’

Paul Lamond and University Games has echoed sentiments made last month about the rising demand for magic sets among kids and families, fuelled by the success and growing popularity of the magician Jamie Raven. The illusionist wowed audiences and judges with his skills during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got …

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Bricklive is building its own brand portfolio with new merchandise and licensing plans

Bricklive, the independent UK name and producer of interactive toy brick experiences is growing its own brand and licensing portfolio with the help of Licensing Management International. The licensing specialist has just been named the global licensing partner for Bricklive, with a view to begin building a roster of licensed …

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Playmobil goes big for Banba Toymaster’s 75th anniversary

Playmobil is looking to catch the eye of millions of Dublin shoppers this summer, helping Toymaster Banba celebrate its 75th anniversary with a large banner wrap across the beloved toy shop’s store front. The move comes as part of Playmobil’s commitment to its 2019 advertising campaign to support retailers. The …

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USAopoly unveils Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising tabletop game

The Harry Potter board games just keep on coming this year, as USAopoly unveils its latest Wizarding World themed creation in Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising. Based on the fifth film in the iconic franchise, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Death Eaters Rising is a cooperative card …

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Bananagrams encourages UK and US students into wordplay with new Schools Club launch

The team behind the popular word tile game, Bananagrams has launched a new schools club initiative to encourage students across the UK and US to engage with words and wordplay – fundamental elements of the game itself. Since 2015, more than 250,000 students along with their teachers throughout the UK …

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Board Game Club celebrates The Board Game Book with special give-away event

Guests at this month’s Board Game Club night were thrown a special bonus round last week, when they were given the chance to win a copy of the new The Board Game Book, a 259-page anthology of titles. Having backed the book on Kickstarter, Board Game Club raffled five copies …

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