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Kids’ audio platform Yoto raises $17m funding to facilitate growth across Europe and North America

The kids’ audio platform, Yoto – the London-based team behind the award-winning Yoto Player – has raised $17 million in a Series A funding to help facilitate its rapid growth across Europe and North America. The investment was led by Acton Capital with participation from JamJar Investments, Global Founders Capital, …

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The Entertainer extends its Quiet Hour shopping initiative to run every day across all 171 stores

The family-owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer, has extended its Quiet Hour initiative to run every day in every one of its 171 stores across the country, in a bid to create a calmer shopping environment for autistic people and shoppers uncomfortable with the hustle and bustle of the …

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Oink Games launches Kickstarter to take its tabletop gaming portfolio to the Nintendo Switch

The Japanese board and card game publisher, Oink Games, recognised by many for its sleek and stylish game design, has launched a campaign to bring its library of titles to the Nintendo Switch. As part of the company’s ongoing mission to build “a world where you can play board games, …

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Orchard Toys raises over £20,000 for NHS Charities Together through Home Learning Activity book sales

Orchard Toys has donated over £20,000 to NHS Charities Together from proceeds of sales of its Home Learning Activity books, two titles that were designed and produced specifically with the aim of supporting the NHS over the course of the pandemic. The initiative – that saw the publication of two …

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Board gaming experts join forces to launch new consulting company All About Games

A trio of experts of the tabletop gaming scene and alumni of the board gaming giant, Asmodee, have joined forces to launch a unique consulting company dedicated to the tabletop gaming market. Called All About Games, the new unit is comprised of Carol Rapp, Cedric Delobelle, and Daniel Steel, who …

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Pollock’s Toy Museum to reopen after ‘overwhelming response’ to fund raising campaign

Pollock’s Toy Museum in Fitzrovia has detailed its plans to reopen this month following the ‘roaring success’ of a Save Pollock’s Toy Museum crowdfunding campaign that ran online earlier this year. A rally of support from across the general public, as well as a number of toy community individuals, saw …

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The Entertainer opens first branded store in Spain with plans to grow across the region

The family-owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer has opened its first The Entertainer branded store in Spain, following a rebrand of its Poly store in Valencia. After acquiring the Spanish toy retailer Poly in 2018, The Entertainer has rebranded the Poly store in Valencia with the full brand experience …

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LEGO and The LEGO Foundation make $1million donation to Save the Children India

The LEGO Group and the LEGO Foundation are making a $1 million donation to help Save the Children India support families and children most at risk in Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and West Bengal from the most recent outbreak of Covid-19. The money will be used to deliver learning to around …

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Hasbro reveals first details of Monopoly: Lifesized, a gameplay attraction coming to London this summer

Hasbro and Gamepath – a new division of Selladoor Worldwide – have released the first details of the Monopoly Lifesized experience – a new gameplay attraction due to open in London on August 14th this year. The attraction will bring together the best of the iconic board game with escape …

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LEGO unveils F.R.I.E.N.D.S Apartment Set complete with Janice minifigure

Ready? Altogether now: Oh. My. God. It’s official. The LEGO Group has just detailed the launch of the new LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S Apartments Set, a 2,048 brick set that allows fans to recreate their favourite scenes from the now iconic Warner Bros. sitcom. Setting the scene of some of TV comedy’s …

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