I bought New York 1901 for myself for one big reason: I was really interested in seeing what kind of more complex strategy game was going ..
I first got a look at Sneaky Cards at New York Toy Fair when I asked one of the Gamewright sales reps to complete the task of laying on th..
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 ..
This might be one of the shortest reviews yet! Why? Well for starters the title, Yeti in My Spaghetti, pretty much explains the game. Addi..
Splendor is not a game I would have reviewed if it came out back when I started this site. It’s amazing to me what kinds of games appeal ..
I just found this — it’s like the appetizer sampler platter — but instead of greasy fried food it’s games!
It’s Labor Day so it’s time to honor the worker! To do that I chose a game about building, producing, and trading goods – things that requ..
It’s here! #ForceFriday…. and all the Star Wars merchandise you could ever want is now on store shelves, including the new Loopin Chewi..
I’d love a car that drives me around as I play games. Notice that it’s the women who are playing here — smart gals! 🙂 But until this ..
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.
Recently I was asked to give the game Leaps and Ledges from MindWare a try. I had seen the game at Toy Fair but didn’t have much time at t..
I think I’m in love with Qwixx. No really, this has quickly moved to the tip-top of my list of favorite dice games (and I really like dic..
Way back in 2009 I wrote about one of my all-time favorite word games, Boggle. Funny enough I said you’d never see me write an article ab..
I’m rather geeked about how cute Hide the Kids is! The game includes a fabric wolf (who kind of has buckteeth) finger puppet and one play..
"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
Almost everyone has a cell phone these days but when you’re driving a few thousand (or even just a few hundred miles) you’re going to burn..
Adults seem to gravitate to beautiful boxes, whereas kids seem to like games that look a bit like toys. So when I saw Three Little Piggies..
I’ve heard right and left about how cheap, accessible 3D printing is going to change our industry for the better. Need a replacement part ..
Most adults agree that creativit..
I originally published this post on Global Toy News, you can see it HERE.
It’s been a month since New York Toy Fair and if you were there..
This is part 3 in a 3 part series on the trends seen at New York Toy Fair.
This is part 2 of a 3 part series on the trends of New York Toy Fair.
It’s been about a week since New York Toy Fair ended so it’s time for my trends article! Here we go…
And it was a bit more awesome than my trip… watch and enjoy!
…if bullying based on gender-based marketing isn’t a call to action to make marketing less gender-focused, I’m not sure what is.Kim Vandenbroucke
Contributor to Global Toy News
The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is over and it’s time to recap a few of the interesting games I played while I was there! There were so man..
EXCELLENCE IN GAME DESIGN
- Oliver Morris, designer of Gravity Maze
This year’s field of inventors (Dan Klitsner/Hasbro Design – Simo..
It’s time again for the Chicago Toy and Game Fair and while I’ve slacked and haven’t put together a preview article that includes new game..
If you’re on the internet and interested in games, I’m almost positive you’ve heard of Robot Turtles. I can’t recall the last time a game..
And the winners are…. BUBBLES, LITTLE GREEN ARMY MEN, and RUBIK’S CUBE!
These are the 54th and 55th AND 56th items inducted in to the N..
The thing I love about being in this industry is that there are so many inventors willing to help and support other inventors. We’re all ..
It’s that time of year again… (well actually it was last week but I’m a little behind)
The 2014 Toy & Game Inventor of the Year (TAGI..
Earlier this summer I completely flaked on the fact that I said I was going to bring this new game that I wanted to try out to dinner ..
With MY vacation over it’s time to get back to reviewing some fun games! (For those who are curious, yes, it was filled with all things i..
I’ll admit this feels like it should be a blog post I’m writing in November, but there really isn’t a “season for giving back” it should..
I saw the game Concept at Asmodee’s booth during Toy Fair and I was definitely intrigued. I can’t compare it to anything out there, but i..
Despite a Fast Company article that refers to April 1st as “the worst” day on the internet and calls for brands to “opt out,” I rather en..
I was at the Discover Games booth at New York Toy Fair when I got the 30-second Quartex pitch. I’ll be honest, it had to be a quick sel..
It’s been a little bit since I’ve posted and that’s because I chugged through the Toy Fair trends articles and then had to focus on my..