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Asmodee is the UK’s top seller of family games this year, reveals NPD data

Firm’s successful year has been driven by the success of Dobble and the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG).

Aardman’s Cracking Ideas competition tasks young inventors to design something to ‘make life better’

“We can’t wait for young people all over the UK to get creative, designing their out-of-this-world inventions,” said Merlin Crossingham, creative director for Aardman.

Creative Industries Federation and Creative England to merge

‘Over time, it has become increasingly clear that our organisations have a shared mission – to drive the creative power of the UK, to open up opportunities throughout the sector, and to strengthen the economy,’ read a statement.

Richard Gill joins PlayMonster to head up firm’s international expansion efforts

“PlayMonster is a perfect fit for me with its culture of playfulness and determination, and commitment to innovation,” said Gill.

Worlds Apart rebrands as Moose Toys Ltd UK

“It’s been an incredibly smooth and positive marriage of two business cultures and values, already surpassing our initial ambitions,” said UK CEO Neil Shinner.

Brits spend an average of £159 on a newborn’s toys in their first year

In a baby’s second year, the average spent on toys rises to £208.

Bananagrams enjoys over 30% growth in the UK in Q1 2019

The increase in sales comes one year after Asmodee became the official UK supplier for the hit word.

UK toy sales down 7% in 2018 to £3.3bn

The decrease has been attributed to the closure of Toys R Us; a poor year for licensed products and a difficult year for the High Street.

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