Resident Evil 2: The Board Game passes £300k mark on Kickstarter

Having reached its goal of £150,000 within an hour of being live on the crowdfunding site, the game is now nearing the £350k mark.

The real deal: How likeness rights can make or break a toy line

Overworld Games has claimed its recent Total Recall board game failed to reach its Kickstarter goal as fans didn’t like the fact the artwork didn’t match the actors in the movie. Start Licensing’s Ian Downes takes a look at how likeness rights are a vital part of ensuring the success of licensed toys and games.

The Champion of the Wild creator Tom Clare on how an innocent chat about penguins kickstarted his journey into game design

We spoke with Clare to discuss his development process and what it felt like to see an audience of 300 people in stitches listening to Shut Up and Sit Down play his game at the UK Games Expo.

Ravensburger acquisition will enable ThinkFun to “explore new and innovative product concepts”

ThinkFun joins Wonder Forge, acquired in 2012, and BRIO, acquired in 2015, as the newest company under the recently established Ravensburger North America division.

Jono and Nick Green talk Kickstarter, creativity and the future of The Sock Game

With a deal now in place for The Sock Game, we caught up with Jono and Nick Green to find out what’s next for the duo and why the firm returned to Kickstarter for their new game, Who Farted?

Playpress co-founders lift the lid on the design process behind its new universe of cardboard construction toys

As Matthew Wright and Mike Wyatt finalise a run of new sets ahead of their first ever trade show, we caught up with the pair to discuss the origins of Playpress, a brand new construction toy concept.

The Sock Game designers take to Kickstarter with new game, Who Farted?

“Our experience with The Sock Game has inspired us to create new games that can be played by all ages when family and friends get together.”

Matchbox cars, Transformers and Uno in running to join National Toy Hall of Fame

Only two or three of these finalists will join other iconic toys in the hall and sit alongside past inductees such as Barbie, LEGO, Monopoly, Rubik’s Cube and Star Wars action figures.

Primo Toys’ Filippo Yacob on the origins of Cubetto, the most funded educational invention in Kickstarter history

We caught up with Yacob to discuss Kickstarter, the STEM sector and his grand aim to have one billion children in the world receive exposure to computational thinking in early years by 2020.

The Game of THINGS… creator Tom Quinn on how a life in the movies helped prepare him for adventures in game design

An assistant director on the likes of Chicago, Kick-Ass and The Fly, Quinn’s background in the movies has gifted him a skill-set that he says has been transferable to his work in the world of games.

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