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Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle puzzle takes Bloggers Choice as BlogOn Toy Awards reveals 2020 winners

University Games’ Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle 3D Puzzle has taken home the Blogger Choice Award for 2020, a choice reflective of the boom the puzzles market that has seen since the UK was subjected to lockdown restriction this year. The award was given at this year’s BlogOn Toy Awards, which …

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A Family Fare: ToyNews’ guide to the latest in the Games & Puzzles market

Sales surges of 240 per cent at the height of lockdown, reports of some manufacturers hitting Q4 levels of sales throughout June, and a nation that owes its sanity to the vast spectrum of board games and puzzles out there and the retailers and suppliers that have been keeping them …

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Subbuteo makes its return to UK TV in new ad spot starring John Motson

University Games has secured the sports broadcasting legend John Motson, as the new voice of its Subbuteo TV advert. The TV campaign featuring the renowned voice will launch on August 10th, marking the first time the table football has been seen on UK TV in a matter of decades. The …

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University Games appoints Jessica Foreshew to national account manager role following acquisition of Lagoon Group

Games and puzzles specialist, University Games has welcomed Jessica Foreshew to the team. She will take on the role of national account manager, following the acquisition of The Lagoon Group last month. Foreshew has a wealth of experience in the gift sector, having joined The Lagoon Group in 2017 where …

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University Games makes move for outdoor market with Maranda Games takeover

University Games is expanding its North American reach with the acquisition of Maranda Games, the team behind popular US outdoor games including Ladderball and board games such as Sneaky Statues. The acquisition has placed University Games in the outdoor sector, a new product category for the games and puzzles specialist. …

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University Games teams with Hasbro to launch major Subbuteo campaign ahead of Euro 2020

University Games has joined forces with Hasbro to launch a squad of new Subbuteo lines via a major marketing campaign destined to land ahead of Euro 2020. This coming year has already been earmarked as an exciting one for the iconic football game, Subbuteo as football fever readies to once …

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Toy Fair 2020: University Games dials up the magic with new 3D Harry Potter puzzles

It’s with more than a dusting of magic that University Games is looking to enchant visitors and fans this season with its new series of 3D puzzles based on some of the most iconic buildings from the Harry Potter film franchise. Unveiled for the first time this London Toy Fair, …

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University Games completes two-year Paul Lamond merger with new corporate branding

The final piece of University Games’ two-year merger of Paul Lamond Games has fallen into place, with the unveiling of the company’s new corporate branding. Marking a fresh start for 2020, the new logo is to be rolled out by University Games across the world. Richard Wells, managing director of …

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Alexa Chung and Orson Fry make up star-studded 30th Perudo World Championships

The 30th Perudo World Championships, hosted once again by Paul Lamond and University Games, proved to be a star-studded affair this year with the fashion designer and TV presenter Alexa Chung on hand to present the winner’s trophy to none other than her boyfriend, Orson Fry. The world’s finest Perudo …

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University Games and Paul Lamond venture North to launch Game of Thrones 3D puzzles

University Games and Paul Lamond will be venturing north of The Wall – and certainly the M25 – when it breaches the gates at Birmingham’s NEC next week to launch its new collection of Game of Thrones 3D puzzles at this year’s Autumn Fair. Following the epic, if not opinion-dividing, …

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