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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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University Games readies for UK expansion with new offices in Hertfordshire

This week will see University Games bid farewell to the building that has been the ‘home and heart’ of the Paul Lamond Games business for more than 25 years, as the firm opens the doors on a new chapter, and a new UK headquarters in Royston, Hertfordshire. The new, more …

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The England Lionesses make history as University Games unveils first all female Subbuteo line-up

University Games is making history with the launch of the first all-female Subbuteo line-up to mass market, thanks to a new partnership with the England Lionesses. The highly anticipated Official England Lionesses Subbuteo Main Game will be available from this May, with each of the detailed Lionesses Subbuteo players sporting …

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University Games to remove single use plastic from portfolio as part of its Taking Steps to Protect Our Planet push

University Games is taking positive strides to improve their environmental impact in 2021, in its quest to be the most environmentally friendly games and puzzles company in the UK. As part of its plans, the games, puzzles and gift specialist has created a new ‘Taking Steps to Protect Our Planet’ …

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University Games promotes Mark Jones and Gemma Lewington following year of ‘unprecedented growth’

The games and puzzles specialist, University Games has promoted two members of its senior management team as the firm positions itself for a successful 2021. The director level moves have seen Mark Jones – who joined the business in 2018 – promoted to the role of sales director, and Gemma …

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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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