Women In Toys UK to host Tea and Biscuits networking hour
The session will be hosted via Zoom and take place on Friday morning between 11AM and 12PM.
UK sales of games and puzzles soar during first week of coronavirus lockdown
Monopoly, Dobble, Cluedo, Uno and Scrabble all feature in the top ten for the week ending March 21st.
Three things I learned from London Toy Fair 2020
Having wandered the aisles of Toy Fair, Gamely’s Hazel Reynolds shares her three stand-out thoughts from her time at the show.
UK toy market suffers 6% sales drop in 2019 but remains Europe’s largest toy market
“The on-going question that is Brexit undoubtedly had a dampening effect on consumer confidence whilst a general election in the middle of the busiest trading month of the year wasn’t helpful,” said the BTHA’s Natasha Crookes.
Asmodee, Mojo Nation and UK Games Expo to usher in next wave of tabletop art talent with new university initiative
The Art of the Tabletop initiative will see students tasked with creating new artwork for a range of Asmodee best sellers that will then go on display at UK Games Expo 2020.
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.