Sustainability in Licensing Conference expands to two days and will take place virtually

“The commitment we have engendered in SILC, as evidenced by the fabulous line-up of speakers and official supporters, highlights the collective drive for change on the sustainable front while also being aware of the commercial realities,” said SILC director Helena Mansell-Stopher.

Big G Creative teams with Kraft Heinz on new games inspired by Heinz Ketchup, Jell-O and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

“Kraft Heinz has always brought a playfulness to the dinner table, and now we’re thrilled to bring that same spirit to family game night,” said Steven Anne, creative director at Big G Creative.

Fuse London’s Commercial Director, Eleanor Black, on teamwork… And the quickest way to kill creativity

With nearly 20 years’ service at Fuse London, Eleanor Black speaks about what makes the company unique… And why she looks at things with wonder.

Tristan Donaldson wins Fat Brain Toys’ Kidventor Challenge for his Sew Fast game

Sew Fast will be showcased to buyers at next year’s New York Toy Fair, and Tristan will also receive a $2,500 scholarship, a license agreement that offers ongoing royalties and $500 in toys from Fat Brain Toys.

Peter McPherson’s Tiny Towns named Best Board Game of the Year at Origins Awards 2020

Elsewhere, Point Salad from desigers Molly Johnson, Robert Melvin and Shawn Stankelwich was named Best Card Game, while Wolfgang Warsch’s The Quacks of Quedlinburg picked up Best Family Game.

Mattel celebrates 75 years of design with new Mattel Creations platform

The platform will sell a range of curated items that offer a peek inside Mattel’s creative process, as well as serving as a hub for collaborations with artists, designers, musicians and creators.

Hasbro launches eco-friendly Mr Potato Head Goes Green

Launch marks the first Hasbro product made with plant-based plastic and virtually plastic-free packaging.

Vivid embraces TikTok as part of push for Escape Room: The Game 2

“Working with TikTok creators really brought the game to life among this Gen Z audience, appealing to their sense of fun, self-critique and group game play” said Lucy Vaughan, Assistant Brand Manager at Vivid Toy Group.

New York Toy Fair 2021 moves to May

“We have been presented with a window in the opening days of May and we are willing, ready, and able to put resources toward the show and any other projects that will continue to help members grow their businesses,” said Toy Association President and CEO Steve Pasierb.

Richard C. Levy and Ronald O. Weingartner: So… You Want to Be a Game Inventor?

Asked to give ten top tips to new toy-and-game inventors, Richard C. Levy and Ronald O. Weingartner went one better… Here, they offer not only their tips but also invaluable advice that shapes their thinking.

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