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Asmodee is the UK’s top seller of family games this year, reveals NPD data

Firm’s successful year has been driven by the success of Dobble and the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG).

Design Museum to host ‘Designing for Society’ session for students

The session will explore how designers are creating new ways to benefit society and involve more people in the process of design

Mojo Nation bolsters team as Deej Johnson joins as ‘Word Whizz’

Deej will be handling content for the Mojo Nation site, covering news, opinion pieces and interviews with figures from across the world of toy and game design.

Aardman’s Cracking Ideas competition tasks young inventors to design something to ‘make life better’

“We can’t wait for young people all over the UK to get creative, designing their out-of-this-world inventions,” said Merlin Crossingham, creative director for Aardman.

TinkerTini debuts the TinkerList; a comprehensive online database of inventor items

The TinkerList aims to be ‘a proud representation of a functional relationship between an entire industry and the independent inventing community’.

Jazwares acquires Wicked Cool Toys

WCT will operate as a division of Jazwares and day-to-day operations will not be impacted by the acquisition.

WATCH: Hasbro’s Phil Sage and Melissa Hershey shed light on development behind Star Wars D-O Interactive Droid

Hasbro’s D-O Interactive Droid boasts a self-balancing wheel, multiple modes of play, moving head and antennas, and features light-up LED eyes, sound effects, and premium deco inspired by its appearance in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Mattel teams with National Federation of the Blind for UNO Braille

“With the launch of UNO Braille, we’re making a real impact on a community that has been underserved by providing a game that both blind and sighted people can play together,” said Ray Adler, global head of games at Mattel.

Creative Industries Federation and Creative England to merge

‘Over time, it has become increasingly clear that our organisations have a shared mission – to drive the creative power of the UK, to open up opportunities throughout the sector, and to strengthen the economy,’ read a statement.

Mattel debuts new gender inclusive doll line, Creatable World

“Toys are a reflection of culture and as the world continues to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity, we felt it was time to create a doll line free of labels,” said Kim Culmone, senior vice president of Mattel Fashion Doll Design.

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