Tag Archives: tabletop gaming

Games Workshop staff receive £5000 bonus each as full-year profits spike 69 per cent

A big spike in profit over the last year, confirmed plans to expand in China, and a bonus of £5,000 to each member of staff compound another successful end of year for the UK-based tabletop gaming brand, Games Workshop. In its trading update issued this week, the tabletop figures retailer …

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Exploding Kittens acquires fast-paced card game Happy Salmon from North Star Games

The hit tabletop game publisher, Exploding Kittens has acquired the popular card game, Happy Salmon from North Star Games with plans to re-imagine the fast-playing titles with its own twist for re-release this year. The game, designed by Quentin Weir and game developer Ken Gruhl – who has since joined …

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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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Geek Retreat on track to open 60 stores by 2021 end as it moves into Dumfries

The geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, is continuing on its ambitious plans for the UK with the successful launch of its new store in Dumfries, bringing its total numbers of shops around the country to 28. Situated on Church Crescent and providing five local jobs, the new Geek Retreat store …

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MicroMacro: Crime City named winner of 2021 Spiel des Jahres

The map-searching puzzle game, MicroMacro: Crime City has been named this year’s winner of the Spiel des Jahres, the much coveted German Game of the Year award. A tabletop title that challenges players to search its visual puzzle for clues to solve a number of crimes, all by spotting details, …

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Z-Man Games teases Pandemic style World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King board game

A staple of the tabletop gaming scene, Z-Man Games’ Pandemic is making its first move into licensing, striking up a partnership with World of Warcraft to deliver a plague tackling board game that will strike at the heart of fans the world over. The upcoming title WoW: Wrath of the …

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Asmodee and Amazon file to take down Dixit tabletop game counterfeiters

Amazon and Asmodee Group have jointly filed a lawsuit against two defendants over producing counterfeit versions of the board game giant’s award-winning card game sets, Dixit: Daydreams Expansion and Dixit: Revelations Expansion. The two Brooklyn, New York-based defendants attempted to offer the counterfeit products in Amazon’s store, a violation of …

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Dragomino named winner of coveted Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

The spin-off title of the popular Kingdomino tabletop gaming title, Dragomino, has been awarded the coveted Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021, part of the globally revered Spiel des Jahres or Game of the Year awards held in Germany. Developed by Bruno Cathala, Marie Fort, and Wilfried Fort, Dragomino is published by …

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Claws and Effect | The continued expansion of Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens burst onto the scene in 2015 when it set records as the most backed game on Kickstarter to date. Six years later, the kittens’ explosion is still expanding with ten games to the portfolio and 45 countries on its roster. ToyNews talks to Exploding Kittens’ director of international …

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Games Workshop to share £12 million in share bonus across all staff as it sees sales rocket

A boost in the hobby and hobby gaming sector over the past year and throughout the pandemic has led to another set of record results for the UK’s miniatures and tabletop gaming specialist, Games Workshop, who is set to hand £12 million worth of share bonuses to staff following the …

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