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One in every 11 toys sold in UK last year was bought by an adult for themselves

The UK’s ‘kidult’ toy market (meaning adults buying kids’ toys for themselves) is growing three times faster than the toy sector overall.

LEGO Ideas no longer accepting submissions based on Star Wars or Marvel

The LEGO Ideas platform will no longer accept new submissions based on third-party licences that are already active in the LEGO Group’s portfolio.

Good Little Games’ free print-and-play games return

Good Little Games’ free print-and-play tabletop games are back, supported by the launch of a new Patreon campaign.

Pitch to publishers at UK Games Expo 2017 with Playtest UK’s Speed Dating event

Game designers have the opportunity to pitch their creation to publishers at this year’s UK Games Expo thanks to Playtest UK’s Meet the Makers Designer/Publisher Speed-Dating event.

US kids spend more of their allowance on apps than on toys, claims RoosterMoney survey

Toy designers in the US may well consider incorporating app connectivity into their creations as a new study has revealed little ones spend most of their allowance on apps (13.4 per cent).

CoolMiniOrNot’s Rising Sun soars past $4m on Kickstarter

CoolMiniOrNot’s Rising Sun game has raised over $4m on Kickstarter, becoming the firm’s most successful crowdfunding campaign to date.

Brexit will fuel need for a new-look UK design right, says Harbottle & Lewis

Harbottle & Lewis’ Jeremy Morton has told Mojo Nation that the UK will need its own new-look design right as the UK leaves the EU.

One Dear World’s multicultural dolls hit Indiegogo

London-based start-up One Dear World has turned to crowdfunding service Indiegogo in a bid to launch its first wave of multicultural dolls.

Cloud Control wins Hasbro’s Fall 2016 Gaming Challenge

Hasbro has selected Cloud Control as the grand prize winner in its Fall 2016 Gaming Challenge, beating four other finalists to the title.

Next Board Game Club event to celebrate launch of Mojo Nation

Board Game Club, London’s grown-up games night, returns this month with a playtesting special to mark the launch of Mojo Nation.

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