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A sequel to tabletop gaming’s Gloomhaven has already reached $6m on Kickstarter

The internationally adored tabletop title, Gloomhaven, has got a sequel title now on Kickstarter, and it has just hit over $5 million in crowdfunding. Called Frosthaven, the new project is the follow up title to the tabletop title considered by many to be the best board game invented, delivering the …

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Wizards of the Coast brings Godzilla to Magic: The Gathering in groundbreaking deal with Toho Co

Wizards of the Coast has struck a groundbreaking new collaboration with Toho Co that will see the King of Monsters, Godzilla, make its debut in Magic: The Gathering this year. Godzilla will be joined by the other iconic monsters from the franchise, marking a special feature of the upcoming premiere …

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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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Tabletop game Trekking the World closes in on £100k on Kickstarter

A project to deliver on a new tabletop title that will have players exploring the world is nearing completion, having secured almost three times its original goal on Kickstarter. While families and individuals across the globe are continuing to fight against the coronavirus pandemic through social distancing and self isolation, …

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Ravensburger turns to the Marvel Universe for latest Villainous board game release

Ravensburger’s popular Villainous game is taking on the Marvel Comic Universe with the launch of Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power, featuring five of Marvel’s most popular – and most evil – villains. The new title – scheduled for launch this August – will feature new game mechanics, allowing players to accomplish …

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Former Games Workshop and Trunki man Toby Davies joins Steamforged Games as commercial director

Games Workshop’s former head of sales, global distribution and partners, Toby Davies, has taken up a new post as commercial director at the tabletop games developer and retailer, Steamforged Games. Before joining the team, Davies had spent three years at Games Workshop and seven years at Trunki, where, in both …

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Board gaming continues to dominate Kickstarter as sector grows 6.8 per cent

Kickstarter’s tabletop gaming category has grown more than 6.8 per cent over the past 12 months to total $176.5m pledged to successful campaigns on the crowdfunding platform. The result has contributed to yet another year in which the sector has dominated the Kickstarter platform and paid a major contribution to …

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Asmodee, Mojo Nation and UK Games Expo partner on Art of the Tabletop student initiative

Asmodee has teamed up with Mojo Nation and UK Games Expo to launch an initiative aimed at encouraging more illustration and graphic design students to consider careers in board games. Launching in February, the Art of the Tabletop initiative will see students from several universities across the UK tasked with …

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Games Workshop prepares for bumper 2019 with profits and sales already ahead of 2018

Profits and sales at Games Workshop, the tabletop gaming firm behind the global Warhammer franchise, are ahead of last year, signalling another bumper year for the UK company. According to the group, trading between September and early November has beaten the company’s performance for the same period last year, with …

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Steamforged Games on growth path in tabletop after £5m investment

The tabletop games publisher and retailer, Steamforged Games is continuing with its expansion plans having grown its team to a total of 52 following a £5m investment earlier this year.  The Manchester-based board game developer has taken on 14 new staff members in the last two months alone, riding the …

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