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Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy, Open 2 Design’s Matt Burtonwood and Quirk inventor Emma May to speak at London Toy Fair’s Student Seminar

“It’s integral that, as an industry, we do all we can do to encourage a fresh wave of product design talent to choose the toy and game space as a career destination,” said Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation.

Spin Master acquires Orbeez from Maya Toys

“Our design teams are excited to ideate on how we can grow the brand and bring new creative executions to market,” said Spin Master’s Arlene Biran.

Gamely Games wins Amazon Small Business of the Year Award

“Winning this public vote and this incredible prize feels amazing,” said Hazel Reynolds, founder of Gamely Games.

Game designers to pitch concepts to DICE Toy Labs at India’s MeepleCon event

‘This will be the first event of its kind in India where a game designer can work with a company like ours to publish one of their games,” said DICE Toy Labs director Phalgun Polepalli.

The Marketing Store backs Design Champions category of Mojo Nation 100

“We are delighted to support the Design Champions category again this year,” said Andrew Kingham, Managing Director, Global Product for The Marketing Store.

Pandemic makes leap from tabletop to book shelf with Pandemic: Patient Zero

Aconyte’s full slate also includes publishing debuts for KeyForge, Arkham Horror and Legend of the Five Rings.

BTHA’s Natasha Crookes to take on Vitality Big Half Marathon to raise funds for The Toy Trust

The Toy Trust raises money to give to children’s charities all around the UK and overseas and of her challenges.

Mattel’s Creatable World range and Kano’s buildable PC make TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019 list

To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories from its editors and correspondents around the world.

Rebellion launches new board game division in Rebellion Unplugged

The first game from the new offshoot will be Sniper Elite the Board Game, based on the studio’s bestselling tactical shooter series.

PlayMonster acquires Kahootz Toys

“This is PlayMonster’s largest acquisition to-date and we’re thrilled to continue our multi-category growth strategy building and adding classic brands while expanding our footprint in the activity and stationery aisles,” said Bob Wann, Chief PlayMonster of PlayMonster.

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