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This is it! To read Part 1 of the 2018 Toy Fair Game Trends CLICK HERE, for Part 2 CLICK HERE, for Part 3 CLICK HERE, for Part 4 CLICK HE..
Continuing & Evolving Trend: Adults ..
Continuing Trend: Silly Action Games that Aren’t POOP
To read Part 1 of the 2018 Toy Fair Trends CLICK HERE.
I’ve always said that good games don’t die, they just sort of go away for a ..
There was poop everywhere. EVERYWHERE. People were making jokes about it being a “shit show.” I really cannot believe how many feces-the..
North Star games is introducing a new line of games called “Happy Planet,” which I presume is to build on the wild success of their game H..
I’m always so excited to see what’s new at Gamewright as their games regularly make it to my Holiday Picks list. Just look at the last fe..
Congratulations to Floodgate Games and designers Adrian Adamescu and Daryl Andrews on their Best Casual Game of 2017 win for Sagrada!
I might as well start by getting the self promotion bit out of the way. Panda Rollers is one of my games and while it was on sto..
Happy 2018! Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and played tons and tons of games with family and friends! Can you believe it’s Toy..
A while back toy industry veteran Phil Albritton asked me to go on his podcast, Power Kid, to have a nice chat about the industry — and o..
On Friday night of Chicago Toy and Game Week, we all attended the 2017 TAGIE Awards (Toy and Game Innovation Awards) and this year there I..
It’s time! The 2017 Toy Hall of Fame Inductees were announced this morning! This year the nominees were: Clue, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Ca..
When you’ve been in the biz for a while, you end up with ex-coworkers all over the place. Right now most of mine seem to be at Hasbro, bu..
Believe it or not, this is a BOOK review. Yeah, this is still The Game Aisle, but something interesting is coming from Educational Insigh..
You know it’s fall when The Strong National Museum of Play announces the Toy Hall of Fame nominees. Last year we saw Dungeons & Dragons, ..
Yesterday they announced the Spiel des Jahres winners! ( If you don’t know about the Spiel des Jahres, it’s the game of the year awards in..
As many of you know, Hasbro put all of the Monopoly tokens on the chopping block back in January and they asked everyone to vote which to ..
Did you miss 2017 Toy Fair Trends: Part 1? Click HERE.
Continuing Trend: Toy-etic Games
Back in 2012 I wrote about how nice it was ..
I was doing some late reading (yep – checking out the latest issue of The Toy Book AFTER Toy Fair). And I was really jazzed about thi..
I cannot believe that another Toy Fair has passed, but what a great show! The longer I’m in this industry the more I love events like ChiT..
Whew there are a lot of new titles coming out of Haywire this year! They’re doing a whole series of games under a new “Ten Dollar Game Ni..
Sometimes I get press releases which make writing these preview posts super easy. Other times I come across some pics on Social Media and..
I always love seeing what’s new at Winning Moves because they usually have an interesting mix of games that have been brought back from ye..
The first thing I noticed when I was looking at some of Educational Insights’ new stuff was not something that was new but something that ..
And the winners are… swing, Fisher Price Little People and… Dungeons and Dragons!!!
These three were selected from 12 finalists..
Feels a bit earlier than past years, but the National Toy Hall of Fame nominees have been announced. There are a couple we’ve seen before..
Anyone else notice how Target is starting to be an int..
Do you remember the first time you saw “the game in the fabric banana?” Can you believe that was 10 years ago? Yep —BANANAGRAMS is turn..
This is part 2 in my article of 2016 Toy Fair Trends; to view part 1 click HERE. If you are reading this via the email newsletter, many o..
Toy Fair is now less than a week away.. it starts on Saturday to be exact! North Star Games (of Wits & Wagers fame) is going to be releas..
Last year SMART introduced the Three Little Piggies solo-player kids puzzle and it is absolutely adorable!! I like it so much that it mad..
And congrats to all of the games nominated:
And the winners are… Puppet, Super Soaker, and… TWISTER!!!
These three were selected from 12 finalists, which also included: Amer..
It’s that time of year again where we see what toys and games have been nominated for the National Toy Hall of Fame and I’m so pleased to ..
Earlier this week it was announced that the winner of the French Scrabble championships, Nigel Richards, does not speak French – yes, you ..
A list of books about being/becoming a game inventor, books about the history of the toy and game industry, and a few movies about the industry.
"In reality, Defendant never hired artists for the board game and instead used the consumers’ funds for miscellaneous personal equipment, rent for a personal residence, and licenses for a separate project." -FTC complaint