Mojo Nation 100 returns for 2019 Edition; nominations now open

Annual publication listing figures in toy and game design world that have had an impressive year returns.

Cartamundi’s Lewis Young on the firm’s new Make My Game platform

Via the new site, designers can create games using different components, box sizes, boards and inserts, before uploading personalised artwork to complete their game.

LEGO “on track” as sales grow 1% in first half of 2018

During the first half of the year, the top-performing themes were LEGO Technic, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Creator and LEGO Classic.

Book of Beasties, a card game to get kids talking about mental health, hits Kickstarter

“Our hope is that by making mental health a normal part of day-to-day chat and removing it from that list of taboo subjects, it will appease the suffering that can go hand-in-hand with all disorders.”

Health points replace cash as Monopoly gets the Fortnite treatment

The aim, of course, is to be the last player standing.

Creative Industries Federation urges creative firms to begin planning for ‘No-Deal Brexit’

In a recent survey of creative businesses by the Creative industries Federation, 21% of respondents said they would consider moving part or all of their businesses abroad in the event of a “No-Deal Brexit”.

Thomas Quigley on the launch of his new Manchester-based product design consultancy, Thinkbot

We caught up with Quigley to learn more about his history in the design space and what he wants to bring to the toy industry with Thinkbot.

Dynepic’s playPORTAL Studio to give designers “the tools they need to create the next hit smart toy”

“Our playPORTAL SDKs provide developers with the tools they need to create the next hit app, game, or smart toy, while we do all the heavy lifting for data security and child privacy,” said Krissa Watry, co-founder and CEO of Dynepic.

“It already feels like there are fewer younger designers in the toy space than there used to be”: Toy creators on what the drop in GCSE students taking creative subjects means for the industry

A recent study by the Press Association has revealed that the number of teenagers being entered for creative arts subjects at GCSE in England has dropped significantly in the past five years.

DMI Productions joins Play Creators Festival

“This is something of a match made in heaven,” says DMI’s co-founder, and board game fan, Stuart Turner.

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