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Board of directors: Asmodee UK on the formation of its IP development platform

Anyone with half an eye on the board gaming space of late wouldn’t have failed to notice that Asmodee has been on a bit of a spending spree. Over the last two years, the gaming goliath has been on a growth trajectory, consuming a banquet of distributors to build out …

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Hasbro partners with interior designers Houzz to renovate the Cluedo mansion

Colonel Mustard and the cast of Hasbro’s iconic board game, Cluedo will soon be enjoying a freshly renovated room, thanks to a new partnership with Houzz. The global toy and board game company is teaming with the architecture and interior design specialists to update the classic Cluedo murder-mystery board game …

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Konami to launch board game versions of its hit video game IPs Contra and Bomberman

Konami Cross Media has signed new licensing agreements with Blacklist Games (in tandem with Kess Co.) and IDW Games to launch new tabletop gaming titles based on its video game IPs Contra and Bomberman. Launching to fans in the US next spring, Blacklist Games is developing a cooperative board game …

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A world in miniatures: Modiphius Entertainment on the colossal business of licensed miniatures gaming

It’s a fair distance travelled from his days organising underground raves in the 1990s that Chris Birch, founder of Modiphius Entertainment, now finds himself in a three-storey London office block overseeing the production of wargaming miniatures with his wife and business parter Rita. But while the parallels between organising crowds …

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Magic Light Pictures to launch The Gruffalo games compendium with UK inventor talent

Magic Light Pictures has turned to the expertise of the UK’s toy and game design community for the development and launch of a new compendium of family and children’s games based on the now iconic Gruffalo IP. Produced under license by Magic Light Pictures and put into production by Cartamundi, …

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Rolling Stone enters puzzles and games market with Cardinal Games

The iconic music and culture magazine brand Rolling Stone is celebrating 50 years of its own journalistic history through a new partnership with Cardinal Games. Together, the pair will launch two new products – a line of puzzles based on some of Rolling Stone’s most iconic covers, and a music-based …

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Yippee-Ki-Yay! Die Hard finally swings into board gaming with USAopoly’s latest

USAopoly, a specialist when it comes to licensed board game and puzzle publishing, has teamed with Fox Consumer Products to release Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game. The one-versus-many tabletop game allows players to take on the role of action hero fan’s favourite, John McClane, or assume the identity …

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The team behind Exploding Kittens card game is expanding its IP with live gaming convention

The tabletop card gaming title, Exploding Kittens set all manner of records when it launched to the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter around three years ago – helping to fuel the flames of a burgeoning hobby scene across the globe. The game was the brainchild of the former Xbox game designer, Elan …

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USAopoly teams with Disney and Pixar to launch Toy Story chess and card game

USAopoly has detailed its latest collaboration, this time with Disney and Pixar for a raft of Toy Story licensed games. The range – which includes a Collector’s Chess Set inspired by the franchise, and a co-op deck-building game called Toy Story: Obstacles and Adventures, will land this autumn. Disney and …

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An appetite for IP: How licensing fuelled the growth of board game experts Ravensburger

It hasn’t been by accident that, over the course of the last one year and ten months, the tabletop gaming juggernaut, Ravensburger, has found itself at the centre of a far greater narrative on the global licensing space. It’s actually been a focal point for the company, and one that …

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