Phil Tottman and Yesim Kunter on playful learning, mental health and the growth of Book of Beasties

With new products on the way, and a collaboration with play expert Yesim Kunter in full swing, we caught up with both Phil Tottman, CEO and founder of Book of Beasties, and Yesim to find out more about the company’s approach to game design.

WATCH: Prospero Hall on bringing Back to the Future to the tabletop with Back in Time

The video sees the team explore how they adapted the film trilogy into a game, and what went into making it an authentic, immersive experience.

Great Ormond Street Hospital teams with children’s wellness card game Book of Beasties on new fundraising initiatives

“We are really pleased to be partnering with Book of Beasties to raise funds for the hospital’s team of play specialists, while simultaneously raising awareness about the mental health and well-being of children,” said Chris Carter, Head of Partnership Development at GOSH Charity.

The Marketing Store backs Design Champions category for Mojo Nation 100: 2021 Edition

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Design Champions category in the Mojo Nation 100 for the third year running,” said Andrew Kingham, Managing Director for Global McDonald’s, Asia and Product at The Marketing Store.

Spin Master signs as toy partner for Wizarding World

The range – spanning categories like dolls, figures, games and role-play – will land on shelves in Fall 2021.

TIME names Kiri Toys’ building blocks as one of the best inventions of 2020

To create the list, TIME gathered nominations its editors and correspondents and evaluated each contender on key factors, including originality, creativity, effectiveness, ambition and impact.

Si digital sponsors Independent Creatives category for Mojo Nation 100: 2021 Edition

“Being an agency that brings innovative digital solutions to life, it’s great to be able to support an initiative that celebrates creativity,” said Steve Piper, Founder of Si digital.

TOMY’s James Wing on lockdown, sustainable design and making packaging part of the play with Farm in a Box

We caught up with James Wing, European Project Manager at TOMY, to find out more about the design process behind the set, and how it aligns with the TOMY’s aim to create toys sustainably.

TAGIE Awards 2020 winners revealed

David Yakos was named Toy Inventor of the Year, while Peggy Brown won Game Inventor of the Year.

YWow’s Michele Rudelli on wanting to bring something new to the world of games and puzzles

We caught up with Michele to find out more about the origins of YWow, and how the firm is looking to engage with the inventor community.

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