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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.

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.

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.

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.

Last chance to book tickets to Mojo Nation’s Toy and Game Design Conference

You only have until Friday, August 31st to book tickets to next month’s Toy and Game Design Conference, sponsored by Hasbro, Alpha Group and Wynne-Jones IP.

Playing together makes families happier, closer and less stressed, states LEGO’s Play Well Report

New report also shows that playtime is being squeezed, with nearly a third of families spending less than five hours playing together every week.

September’s Board Game Club to be a Spin Master special

“This is our first Board Game Club take-over and it is definitely the right time with such a fantastic range of games launching this autumn,” said Spin Master’s Dharaa Patel.

Spielwarenmesse’s ToyAwards adds new category for start-ups

The closing date for entries is November 23rd 2018 and entries can be registered at www.toyaward.com from next month.

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