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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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The Board Game Book, Volume 2 hits Kickstarter goal in just two days

The Kickstarter campaign for The Board Game Book, Volume 2 – a hardcover book exploring the most exciting new tabletop gaming releases – has hit its funding goal after just two days. The book, which combines game reviews, designer interviews and studio photography, is the second edition in an annual …

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Clock counting down on plans to revive The Evil Dead 2 board game on Kickstarter

With just over one week remaining on Kickstarter and with over 50 per cent of its crowdfunding goal still to achieve, it’s going to be a photo finish for a campaign to revive a previously ill-fated Evil Dead 2 The Board Game. As it heads into its final week on …

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Evil Dead 2 rises again on Kickstarter with new campaign from Jasco Games

Tabletop game publisher Jasco Games is readying to resurrect the Evil Dead franchise with a Kickstarter campaign for a new Evil Dead 2 board game. Developed in collaboration with Lynnvander Studios – the licensing group for the Evil Dead 2 – the campaign is a new project to ‘bring the …

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Konami to launch Bomberman and Contra board games with IDW and Blacklist Games

Konami Cross Media has signed new licensing agreements with Blacklist Games (in tandem with Kess Co.) and IDW Games to launch new tabletop gaming titles based on its video game IPs Contra and Bomberman. Launching to fans in the US next spring, Blacklist Games is developing a cooperative board game …

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A life in miniature: Modiphius Entertainment on the colossal miniatures business

It’s a fair distance travelled from his days organising underground raves in the 1990s that Chris Birch, founder of Modiphius Entertainment, now finds himself in a three-storey London office block overseeing the production of wargaming miniatures with his wife and business parter Rita. But while the parallels between organising crowds …

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Big Potato celebrates successful gaming event partnership with Forbidden Planet

The Shoreditch-based party game company, Big Potato is celebrating the success of a recent link up with the pop culture specialist Forbidden Planet to host its own tabletop gaming event. Described as a ‘match made in heaven,’ the event saw Big Potato’s team of game demoers set up within five …

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Exploding Kittens creators launch own Burning Cat gaming convention

Remember Elan Lee and his Exploding Kittens card game? Yes, the one that set a whole load of new records on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter around three years ago? Well, the team behind this hit tabletop card game – and continued best-seller – has just detailed its plans to launch …

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Spiel des Jahres 2019 shortlisted titles revealed

The nominees for the Spiel de Jahres trophy, board gaming’s biggest award, have now been revealed, with the brimming party game scene striking a particular chord this year. This year, the panel of German critics have pulled together a list of titles that lean towards the lighter end of the …

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