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Best-selling book Prisoners of Geography eyes board games, strategy games, quizzes and puzzles in edutainment licensing move

Board games, strategy games, quizzes, and puzzles will be top of the bill for a new licensing programme centered on the Sunday Times best-selling books Prisoners of Geography, as the publishing house Elliott & Thompson look to develop a family edutainment brand around the title. As part of its plans …

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Vivid celebrates Escape Room: The Game 2 launch with TikTok creators campaign

Vivid is celebrating the launch of Escape Room: The Game 2 and its new expansion packs through a collaboration with a suite of TikTok creators in a media campaign that makes light of the different personality encountered when trying to solve and Escape Room puzzle. The campaign was developed in …

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Moose Toys and Ravensburger to lead UK retail charge for BBC Studio’s pre-school hit Bluey

BBC Studio’s popular pre-school animated series, Bluey is making its mark on the UK consumer products space with a new raft of licensees spanning toys, apparel, bedding and accessories as the series makes its arrival on Disney+ this year. Bluey has already been met with a ‘phenomenal response’ in Australia …

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Very Puzzled launches first Indiegogo campaign to bring diversity into children’s puzzles

A children’s toy manufacturer that has set out to connect children to diversity through play has officially launched its new crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Called Very Puzzled, the company looks to provide a vibrant range of engaging jigsaw puzzles that parents and carers can explore with their children. The concepts …

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Artist formerly known for prints: Laurence King Publishing is settling into the children’s games sector

From specialist publisher of art and design books, to a top pick of the independent retailers plugging into the ‘make and do’ market, and a growing name in the children’s games and gifts sector, Laurence King’s reputation is a steadily flourishing one. For a company that “stumbled into the children’s …

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Gibsons calls out Amazon and eBay third-party sellers over product price inflation

Gibsons has urged families and consumers shopping for its ranges of games and puzzles to avoid paying the inflated prices certain items are being sold at on platforms like Amazon and eBay by sellers looking to unfairly capitalise on the growing demand for home entertainment amid the global lockdown measures. …

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Opinion: In times of anxiety, I turn to board games and puzzles – Rachel Lowe

As ToyNews readies to celebrate the explosively exciting and ever-innovative board games and puzzles scene in its April issue – available to read online now – we give the floor to Rachel Lowe, MBE, as she delves into the reasons why in a time of global crisis, there’s a lot …

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Don’t miss out on the ToyNews Games & Puzzles issue

Don’t forget and don’t miss out on your chance to feature in the Games and Puzzles focused issue of ToyNews this April, by getting in touch with the team today. ToyNews will once again be returning to the tabletops to dive into the ever-compelling and ever-growing board games and puzzles …

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Gibsons extends its partnership with Transport for London for new puzzle launches

Following record sales of its London Underground-inspired card game, Mind the Gap, the family owned jigsaw and board game outfit, Gibsons has expanded its partnership with Transport for London. In a deal brokered by TSBA Group – the licensing agent for Transport for London – Gibsons will produce a raft …

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Kidicraft bolsters its team with business development manager Peitr Cutler

The UK puzzles specialist, Kidicraft has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Peitr Cutler to the role of business development manager for the north of England. Cutler boasts 15 years’ experience as a key accounts manager, working with licensed, branded products in toys, textiles, luggage, stationery and housewares. …

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