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Hape, Playmobil and Ravensburger among Spielwarenmesse ToyAwards winners

In the SchoolKids category, the Magical Mermaid World from PLAYMOBIL emerged as the winner, while the quiz game kNOW! from Ravensburger won the accolade in the Teenager & Adults segment.

UK toy sales down 7% in 2018 to £3.3bn

The decrease has been attributed to the closure of Toys R Us; a poor year for licensed products and a difficult year for the High Street.

Read the 2019 edition of the Mojo Nation 100 online now

You can grab a physical copy of the book at London Toy Fair, Spielwarenmesse and US Toy Fair.

Asmodee’s Dobble named UK’s biggest-selling game of 2018

The game recently sold its one-millionth copy in the UK.

Interplay UK bolsters product development team

Tammy Southgate joins as lead product designer, while recent design graduate Phoebe Mason joins as product designer.

X2 Games debuts St. Noire, a new murder-mystery board game that you play with Amazon Alexa

St. Noire marks the first launch from X2 Games, an indie games publisher created by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell.

Sphero launches Specdrums line of app-enabled musical rings

“Sphero recognises Specdrums as an opportunity to engage kids at the intersection of arts, math, science and technology, building a parallel framework between coding and music composition,” said Paul Berberian, CEO, Sphero.

Learning Resources continues commitment to coding with new Coding Critters

“By creating an interactive play pet that seamlessly integrates elements such as sequential logic and critical thinking, Coding Critters are an innovative way to help pre-schoolers lay a solid foundation for future coding skills,” said Learning Resources’ Marie LaPlante.

Asmodee UK welcomes new MD in Alex Green

The change comes as previous MD, Steve Buckmaster, embarks on a new challenge within the wider Asmodee Group as the firm’s new head of distribution in Europe.

Seventies spy board game Conspiracy to get revamp courtesy of Restoration Games

Titled Conspiracy: The Solomon Gambit, the restoration will boast added agent effects and a new endgame trigger.

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