Talking Games: From Netflix to MasterChef, all kinds of brands are getting the board game treatment… So what’s the key to designing great licensed games?

This month’s Talking Games feature sees Spin Master’s Dougal Grimes, Peggy Brown Creative Consulting’s Peggy Brown and Open 2 Design’s Matt Burtonwood share their insights as to creating great games based on brands.

Inside Out of Order – Part One: The idea

In Part 1 of our series exploring how a new party game got to market, the publisher, Gibsons, interviews the inventors about the idea.

Sustainability in Licensing Conference to take place at London’s Royal Geographical Society in June 2022

“SILC22 will be a place for sharing ideas, insight, and innovation on how best this endlessly creative industry can continue to drive positive global action towards a more sustainable future,” said Helena Mansell-Stopher, Founder of Products of Change.

Meet the team that lets you instantly turn your pictures into pixels… Pixicade inventors Martin and Alysha Horstman

How Martin and Alysha Horstman created the draw-your-own video-game toy Pixicade.

Inventor Ceri Price reveals how Confident? became the first board game to be certified as carbon neutral

How do you make a hit board game carbon neutral? Confident? co-inventor Ceri Price walks us through the steps…

Kids Industries’ Gary Pope to talk ‘Families, experiences and the importance of toys’ at BLE 2021

The session will see Gary share never before seen data to explore how families like to shop now – and how these behaviours have amplified following the pandemic.

Brand Licensing Europe 2021 details health and safety policies, including mandatory mask-wearing

The BLE team has partnered with ExpressTest by CignPost to facilitate all testing requirements for international attendees.

Thought Bubble’s Stacy Lewis on how a career in marketing shaped her approach to toy invention

We caught up with Stacy to learn more about her move into invention – and discuss the launch of her first toy, Huggaluggas.

BestSelf Co.’s founder Cathryn Lavery on launching Little Hero’s Journal

Cathryn Lavery on how BestSelf Co. combines fun, learning and self improvement for kids.

TOMY’s Natalie Frow on celebrating 100 years of Britains Farm Toys

Natalie Frow – European Senior Brand Manager at TOMY – discusses the centenary and how the firm is looking to grow the Britains fanbase.

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