Tag Archives: Pandemic

Asmodee and Z-Man Games launch World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game

Blending the fun of the cooperative Pandemic gameplay system with the thrill of epic World of Warcraft quests for a gripping tabletop experience, Asmodee and Z-Man Games’ World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game invites players to become heroes of Azeroth to defeat …

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Asmodee names gaming super talent Sophie Gravel head of studio at Z-Man Games

The international board game giant, Asmodee has named Sophie Gravel its new head of studio at Z-Man Games, the Asmodee owned board game studio and publisher of Pandemic, Carcassonne, and more. The new move will mark Gravel’s second tenure leading Z-Man Games, where she previously spearheaded the launch of Pandemi’s …

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Shipping latest | Maersk reports ‘blockbuster Q2’, shippers bite back at ‘cartel operations’, and is there a road to recovery?

The Danish integrated shipping company, Maersk has just posted ‘blockbuster Q2 results’ beating its Q1 ‘best quarter ever’ to reach $5.1 billion on revenues of $14.2 billion. The company’s full-year guidance is now double what it was at the start of the year, having raised its EBITDA estimates to somewhere …

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Mattel welcomes Oxford Vaccine professor Dame Sarah Gilbert to its Barbie Role Model line-up

Vaccinologist and a member of the team behind the development of the Oxford vaccine, Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert has been welcomed into the ranks of Barbie Role Model by Mattel, who has honoured the scientist with the production of a Barbie in her own likeness. Professor Gilbert is the Saϊd …

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Registration opens for the return of The Independent Toy & Gift Show this September

Registration is now open for this year’s Independent Toy & Gift show, the annual trade event that will be making its in-person return to Cranmore Park this September, following its 2020 hiatus at the hands of the coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions. Taking place from September 14th to 15th at …

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Blizzard and Z-Man Games unveil World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game

Following a teased collaboration earlier this month, the veil has finally been fully lifted on a new partnership between Blizzard Entertainment and Z-Man Games that sees the World of Warcraft enter the Pandemic Legacy universe. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game see …

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Freedom Day tipped to spark a nearly 20 per cent increase in high street footfall this week

Retail footfall is predicted to rise by 19.7 per cent this week, as shoppers take to high streets and towns now free of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions with face coverings and social distancing no longer mandatory in England. In the latest from the retail analysts, Springboard, footfall is tipped to …

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Conflicted and terrified | Toy retail and gaming events approach ‘Freedom Day’ with caution and confusion

With Government plans full steam ahead to lift all Covid restrictions on July 19th, despite evidence of rising cases, the discordantly named Freedom Day has left toy and game communities at odds with the change in approach to health and safety this summer. This week has seen major events in …

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UK retail sees best quarter on record as sales surge 13.1 per cent

Retail sales have seen a record increase over the past three months, amounting to the ‘best quarter on record’ with shoppers returning to stores in force since the easing of lockdown restrictions back in April. According to the latest BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor, total sales in June increased 13.1 per …

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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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