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It’s time to start my series of 2020 Toy Fair Trends articles! Do you want to be a master sleuth, thief, or detective? Do you love myste..
Congrats to AGE and designers Molly Johnson, Robert Melvin, and Shawn Stankewich on Casual Game Revolution naming Point Salad Best Casual ..
A good friend of mine in the industry is always saying that inventors should be famous. We should be known like “best-selling book author..
Whew! It’s the sixth and final Toy Fair Trends post, this time talking about micro trends and new players in preschool and solo brainteasers. First up, is slow becoming cool?
Admittedly this worries me slightly, because I feel like the last time I saw a TON of line extensions was right after the economic downturn in ~2008. Sometimes it’s the “safe” bet because your game already has a following and you’re hoping they’re looking for more and you’re likely going to do well with it
Eye catching names and packages that immediately cause a laugh, that people are likely going to buy as a gift or for game night just to make everyone laugh. It’s not a new trend, more a continuation of what we’ve seen.
This year I felt it interesting that there were lots of speed games in which players have to figure something out before they can do the action. It wasn’t going to solely be who was fastest to grab or do something…
I guess it doesn’t come as much surprise that adventure was a hot theme this year. It’s kind of a classic theme, and the Restoration Games remake of Fireball Island made a splash in 2018, so in a way, maybe it was just time for this theme to come back.