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Hands On Design’s Adriana Molina and Maria Sarmiento on creativity, collaboration and keeping track of trends

As Hands On Design celebrates its 20th anniversary, we caught up with Maria and Adriana to learn more about how they got started in the world of toy design.

Spin Master acquires Orbeez from Maya Toys

“Our design teams are excited to ideate on how we can grow the brand and bring new creative executions to market,” said Spin Master’s Arlene Biran.

Game designers to pitch concepts to DICE Toy Labs at India’s MeepleCon event

‘This will be the first event of its kind in India where a game designer can work with a company like ours to publish one of their games,” said DICE Toy Labs director Phalgun Polepalli.

The Marketing Store backs Design Champions category of Mojo Nation 100

“We are delighted to support the Design Champions category again this year,” said Andrew Kingham, Managing Director, Global Product for The Marketing Store.

How Pass the Pigs brought home the bacon: David Moffat on olives, beer and 74 million swine

On one of his rare U.K. stopovers, we met with David Moffat, the inventor of Pass the Pigs, a classic that has enjoyed over 37 million sales.

Phil Sage on the collaborative design effort that went into Hasbro’s D-O Interactive Droid

With multiple modes of play and functions spanning a self-balancing wheel, moving head and antennas, sound effects and light-up LED eyes, we caught up with Hasbro’s Phil Sage to learn more about what went into creating the D-O Interactive Droid.

Games to Get’s Luke Evans on helping players get to know each other with Sussed

Luke Evans, lead product designer at Games to Get, talks us through the success of the firm’s range of Sussed card games.

From a dream to a TOTY nomination: Angie Cella on her four-year journey to bring Blinger to market

With a journey that involved Kickstarter campaigns, different designs and even saw her selling her home to fund the project, we caught up with Angie to learn more about her four-year journey to bring Blinger to market.

Barry & Jason Games’ Barry McLaughlin and Jason Lautenschleger on creativity, Bill & Ted and ‘Brain Blasts’

We caught up with Barry and Jason to learn more about their collaborative design process, and how their approach to game ideation changes when working with a IP like Bill & Ted.

Days of Wonder teams with Amazon to bring Alexa skills to Ticket to Ride

“Ticket to Ride is a fast-paced, immersive board game experience that is now being elevated by voice,” said Joe Balzarini, Director, Alexa Skills.

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