Tag Archives: Puzzles

University Games and The Lagoon Group bolster sales and marketing divisions

The games, puzzles, and gift specialists, University Games and The Lagoon Group have made two key appointments, expanding both its sales and marketing departments as the firm eyes continued growth. The team has welcomed Victoria Reece (pictured left) to the position of marketing assistant as it looks to strategically develop …

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Entries now open to ‘a bigger and better than ever’ Dad’s Choice Awards 2021

The Dad’s Choice Awards is making its return for the ninth year running, promising to deliver an awards programme ‘bigger and better than ever before,’ as it puts the latest toys, puzzles, games, and apps through their paces this year. Entries are now open across all 20 categories for this …

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Big Potato lifts the lid on its first ever jigsaw puzzle range featuring cryptic clues

The London-based independent games publisher, Big Potato has made a move for the puzzles market, having lifted the lid on its first jigsaw puzzles range. Launching itself into the market with two new titles, the games company has teased that its inaugural titles in the space – Night At the …

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University Games appoints new national account manager to build on continued UK growth

The games and puzzles specialist, University Games has appointed a new national accounts manager in the form of Chris Maker as it positions itself for continues growth in the UK market. Maker brings with him over two decades of retail expertise as well as national account experience to the role, …

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Waterstones boss indicates “UK retail boom” following sell-out success of puzzles during pandemic

The boss of the high street book, games, and puzzles retailer, Waterstones has described the UK as ‘going through a retail boom’ as customers choose to spend their money in shops and online, in the wake of foreign travel and with much of the hospitality sector at the mercy of …

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Smart Games scales up best-seller portfolio with new XXL versions of hit games

Smart Games is scaling things up somewhat this season, as the puzzle games specialist details the arrival of new XXL versions of three of its bestselling titles: Jump In’, Squirrels Go Nut’s, and IQ Puzzler Pro. Each XXL version of these popular titles come with extra large pieces and more …

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Among Us enters the puzzles sector as Toikido taps Winning Moves and Top Trumps USA

Toikido has partnered with the leading games company, Winning Moves and Top Trumps USA to bring the hit gaming franchise, Among Us to the games and puzzles space. Under the new partnership, games specialist, Winning Moves will be launching four challenging puzzle designs, enabling fans to choose their difficulty level …

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Gibsons to star in ITV’s Made in Britain, a behind-the-scenes series documenting the UK’s iconic brands

The independent jigsaw puzzle and board game company, Gibsons, is to play a starring role in this week’s episode of ITV’s Made in Britain, a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the country’s most iconic brands are made. Having been approached by the production company, Daisybeck Studios last autumn, the …

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World Book eyes toys, games, puzzles, and science kits move with JRL Group

The Chicago-based international book publisher, World Book, is looking is making its move into the toys, games, puzzles, and science kits space with the appointment of the brand licensing agency, JRL Group. Under the partnership, JRL Group will develop a strategic licensing programme that leverages the global recognition of World …

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The May Showcase | Get your products in the ToyNews May showcase

While the chance to party like its 2019 at the annual Toymaster show may be on hold for another year, there’s no reason to miss out on the chance of showcasing all of your latest products to the retailer network thanks to ToyNews’ special May showcase. ToyNews is now putting …

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