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Hasbro sponsors Invention Studio/Design Agency of the Year category at inaugural Play Creators Awards

“In addition to the winners, this is a celebration of all of our studio and agency partners,” said Hasbro’s Rich Mazel.

Asmodee looks to turn tabletop hits into novels with new fiction imprint, Aconyte

Aconyte will start a monthly publication schedule from early summer 2020, producing paperbacks and ebooks for the US, UK and export trade.

LEGO to help blind and visually impaired children learn Braille with LEGO Braille Bricks

The LEGO Braille Bricks kit is expected to launch in 2020 and will be distributed free of charge to select institutions.

Spin Master wins Bakugan patent case against Hongtu’s Sky Warrior toys

“We expect our competitors to respect Spin Master’s intellectual property and will take forceful steps if we believe our rights are being infringed,” said Ben Gadbois, Spin Master’s Global President and COO.

More than $1bn has been pledged to game projects on Kickstarter to date

Tabletop projects made up the largest slice, contributing $687m.

Magic: The Gathering helps fuel Q1 growth for Hasbro

“The global Hasbro team is executing very well and delivered a good start to the year,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer.

Designers to banish pet peeves to Room 101 at Toy and Game Design Conference 2019

Making Things’ Fi Murray, Triclops Studios’ Rob Ames and Worlds Apart’s James Austin-Smith will look to convince creative consultant Deej Johnson that their pet hate deserves to go into Room 101.

John Lewis sees parents becoming ‘more mindful’ as wooden toy sales rise

Sales of wooden toys are up 15% at John Lewis this year.

New dates for this year’s Play Creators Festival

The three-day festival is moving one week earlier than previously announced (2nd – 4th September).

Bananagrams enjoys over 30% growth in the UK in Q1 2019

The increase in sales comes one year after Asmodee became the official UK supplier for the hit word.

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