Brand Designs: Start Licensing’s Ian Downes on creativity, ‘brand DNA’ and bringing Wallace & Gromit into board games
This week, we’re catching up with Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing and co-founder of Brands Untapped, a brand new experiential licensing event launching in March 2021.
Melbits POD hits Kickstarter target in 24 hours
The toy sees children catch seeds, incubate them in the POD before nurturing and evolving their pets into fully-formed customisable creatures called Melbits.
Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide details Play at Home Fest 2020
Online play festival, set to take place across May 23rd and 24th, aims to ‘support the trade and consumers at a time where we all need to pull together.’
Asmodee launches free print-and-play versions of games including Dobble, Dixit and Unlock
“In these difficult times due to the worldwide Covid-19 crisis, we at Asmodee are happy to offer families a way to play together from the comfort and safety of their home,” said Stephane Carville, CEO of the Asmodee Group.
Pumpkin Projects’ Valeria Miglioli looks at how the coronavirus crisis is providing inventors with an opportunity to assess what is truly important, from both a family and toy design perspective.
Frosthaven passes $5m mark in 24 hours on Kickstarter
Currently sat at $6.6m at time of writing, Frosthaven is already the fourth most funded tabletop project in Kickstarter history.
WATCH: Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy talks best practices for new inventors with University Games’ Bob Moog
At this year’s New York Toy Fair, University Games president Bob Moog sat down for a chat with Mojo Nation’s own Billy Langsworthy as part of the firm’s UG Studios video series.
Ridley’s Games to launch Disney editions of Think Fast, Drawsome and Selfish
New range will also include several original Star Wars games, as well as a line of Marvel titles.
Saying no to things that glow: Director of Product Development at Fat Brain Toys, Erik Quam, on innovation, pitching tips and the key to success
As the inventor-relation guru at Fat Brain Toys, Erik Quam is known for his openness and accessibility. We ask him why he works so closely with inventors to build great ideas, relationships and products.
UK sales of games and puzzles soar during first week of coronavirus lockdown
Monopoly, Dobble, Cluedo, Uno and Scrabble all feature in the top ten for the week ending March 21st.