Asmodee UK sees sales soar 21% in 2019

Sales of Dobble – the UK’s best-selling game – grew 62%, while Bananagrams enjoyed a sales spike of 28%.

Games that sell: Specialist retailer Becky Ottery on what she can’t sell and doesn’t buy

What do retailers know about inventing games that sell? Darrell and Becky Ottery own and run the aptly named Eclectic Games in Reading. With a tireless work ethic, they strive to play every game they stock, and meet each customer’s need with insight.

“My ethos is to design toys that enrich, stimulate, educate and solve problems”: Valeria Miglioli on the launch of her new toy design consultancy, Pumpkin Projects

After 16 years as Fiesta Crafts’ product development manager, last year saw Valeria Miglioli leave the firm to launch her own toy design consultancy, Pumpkin Projects.

From Comic-Cons to fish markets, Fab Design’s James Yuen on finding inspiration for toys and games in all aspects of life

We caught up with Yuen to find out what drives creativity at Fab Design, and how decades at Hasbro shaped his approach to design.

Bean’s Sally Jacobs on why being a big kid at heart helps to fuel ideation

A much-loved figure in the toy and game inventor community, Sally Jacobs has launched an exciting new venture this year in the form of Bean, a brand new invention hub.

Lilheads seeks eco-friendly partners for first run of awareness charms

Profits from the first line of lilheads will be donated to saving and protecting the Australian wildlife following the devastating fires in the region.

Asmodee acquires Repos Production

Repos is the publisher behind Time’s Up, 7 Wonders, Ca$h ‘n Guns, Concept and Just One, which won the Spiel des Jahres in 2019.

Draw & Code welcomes new CEO in Spencer Crossley

“This opportunity to work with such an innovative team in the world of immersive technology, LBE and connected play is thrilling,” said Crossley.

WIT unveils Inventor/Creator nominees for 2020 Wonder Women Awards

Design execs from the likes of Mattel, Hasbro and Funko Games are in the running.

Moose Toys donates $100k to Australian relief efforts

The firm will also be donating all profits from the Little Live Pets product sales in Australia across the month of January.

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