Hasbro’s Naomi Brugnatelli, University Games’ Bob Moog and Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes join Toy Room 101 panel at Play Creators Conference
All three will compete to banish their biggest pet peeves about the world of toy and game design to Room 101, in a session hosted by Mojo’s own Deej Johnson.
How do you tackle follow up? When does chasing become pestering? Would you still pitch to a company after being ‘ghosted’ by them? Inventors share their thoughts.
A love of toys? An inspirational teacher? An eye-opening exhibition? We asked figures from across the world of toy and game design what set them on the path to working in design and development.
Big Monster Toys’ Sam Unsicker, Peggy Brown Creative’s Peggy Brown, Ulco’s Don Ullman, Creating Unique Toys’ Adam Borton, PlayLenz’s Richard Heayes and ToyZone’s Alex Prieto tell us what guides their approach to inventing great kids’ games.
Talking Games: Will Wordle’s popularity have a knock-on effect in the board game space? And what’s key to creating great word games?
We asked industry figures for their thoughts on the success of Wordle and find out if its popularity could impact the board game space.
The session is chaired by Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes and welcomes Omari Akil (Game Design and Co-Founder of Colorway Game Labs), Deirdre Cross (VP at Funko Games) and Erica Bouyouris (Staff Designer at Spin Master).
Exploring the differences between the two sectors are games designers Scott Rogers and Brett J Gilbert, as well as PlayMonster’s Adam Hocherman and Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes.