Games

Out of this World: Three Up-and-Comers to Know

Collabsco’s Val Vacante takes a look at three up and coming figures in the Connected Play space, and looks at where you should go to find those bringing new perspectives to the world of toys and games.

Goliath acquires Vivid Toy Group

“The acquisition of Vivid by Goliath represents a bold new chapter in our company’s story,” said Tony Hicks, Chief Executive of Vivid Toy Group.

September’s Board Game Club to be a Spin Master special

“This is our first Board Game Club take-over and it is definitely the right time with such a fantastic range of games launching this autumn,” said Spin Master’s Dharaa Patel.

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 best toy and game concepts we saw at New Designers 2017

We headed to the Business Design Centre in London to see what this year’s crop of design rising stars had been creating.

Creative Licensing’s Stephanie Marlis Kupperman lifts the lid on giving classic movies the board game treatment

We caught up with CLC’s director of business development, Stephanie Marlis Kupperman, to talk about how the firm goes about choosing which movies to bring into the toys and games space, and why she feels Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Dawn could be the firm’s next board game success story.

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