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Wicked Brick Launches New Display Solutions for LEGO® Harry Potter™ and LEGO® Architecture Sets

New display products launched for LEGO® Harry Potter™ "Wizard’s Chess" & "Fawkes" sets, as well as for LEGO® Architecture "Empire State Building," "Statue of Liberty" and "Eiffel Tower." - July 25, 2021 - Wicked Brick

Shlii Kawaii Toys Pursuing New Frog Toy Designs Via Crowdfunding

This project features two adorably round frog characters: Baby Ribbit and Kid Ribbit. Hop onto their FrogStarter to adopt some toadally frogtastic friends. - July 22, 2021 - Shlii Kawaii Toys

Talon Strikes Studios Presents Top Pop the Boardgame of the 1960s Soda Rush Live on Kickstarter

On July 13th, Talon Strikes Studios launched their tenth Kickstarter Top Pop. Reviewers have described Top Pop as packing more careful planning and strategy than you would expect from the small box. - July 14, 2021 - Talon Strikes Studios

TSR Cuts Ties with Wonderfilled Inc.

TSR Cuts Ties with Wonderfilled Inc.

Effective Thursday, July 8, 2021, Stephen Dinehart and Wonderfilled, Inc. have been released from the licensing agreement with TSR. TSR was serving solely as the publisher for Wonderfilled, Inc., and will not be able to provide any further product information regarding Wonderfilled, Inc., products... - July 12, 2021 - TSR LLC

TSR Appoints New Public Relations Officer; Responds to Social Media Mismanagement

TSR Appoints New Public Relations Officer; Responds to Social Media Mismanagement

TSR has replaced the individual that was serving as both social media manager and information technology manager for TSR and The Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum. This individual was also the social media manager for Giantlands, Justin LaNasa, and Ernie Gygax. All posts on all social media accounts for... - July 09, 2021 - TSR LLC

New Sense 2 Cents App Brings Money Management to the Whole Family

Managing money well is a science of careful calculation, forward-looking budgeting, and penny-wise prudence. Once a complicated, time-consuming process, modern technology has brought forth a revolutionary new app that makes finance fun and easy for your whole family. The new Sense 2 Cents... - June 16, 2021 - Sense 2 Cents

TSR Games is Back

TSR Games is Back

The studio behind the original Dungeons & Dragons has returned to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, under the guidance of Gary Gygax Jr. with the help of Wonderfilled, Inc. - June 15, 2021 - Wonderfilled, Inc.

GiantLands is Now a TSR Game

GiantLands is Now a TSR Game

A new kind of role-playing game made in Wisconsin - May 27, 2021 - Wonderfilled, Inc.

Traxxas Radio Control and Excel RC Open Exclusive Store in Madison Heights, Michigan

Traxxas Radio Control and Excel RC Open Exclusive Store in Madison Heights, Michigan

Grand Opening Event to Showcase Radio Control Cars and Trucks, Contests and Prizes - May 19, 2021 - Excel RC

St. Louis Game Developer Creates Bratz Total Fashion Makeover Game

Graphite Lab's newly released mobile game launched in the top 20 most popular US puzzle games. - May 19, 2021 - Graphite Lab

Frankenbots Creates Captivating Stories for Children with Inventive and "Riveting" Illustrations

Frankenbots Creates Captivating Stories for Children with Inventive and "Riveting" Illustrations

When a planet of friendly robots faces a galactic takeover, they learn to work together with kindness. Steampunk meets junk art in the inventive and “riveting” illustrations of this heartwarming story. - March 26, 2021 - Frankenbots

Curiosity & (Re)invention Takes Center Stage at The Toy Museum of NY

Curiosity & (Re)invention Takes Center Stage at The Toy Museum of NY

Since March 2020, the Museum's collection of historic and new toys, costumes and puppets have been sitting in boxes in a dark office space. But, guided by innovation and curiosity, the Museum has found new ways to meet their audiences where they are: their living rooms. Through the film Queen Marlene’s Toy Museum and Friends, the Museum now brings the wonders of the world of museums to audiences everywhere. In the past few months, the film has been accepted into 9 festivals. - March 13, 2021 - The Toy Museum of NY

New 1985 Games Kickstarter Dungeon Notes, a Set of 5E Journals and Guided Sticky Notes for Both D&D Players and DM’s

1985 Games has launched Dungeon Notes, a brand-new system, for DMs and Players alike, to keep track of their characters and the world around them. Both the journals and sticky notes are designed to enhance games by making an easy-to-understand system for notetaking, world-building and so much... - March 11, 2021 - 1985 Games LLC

Bison Life’s Everyday Series for Ages 8+ is Available in Target Across 280 Stores

Bison Life’s Everyday Series for Ages 8+ is Available in Target Across 280 Stores

Bison Life is presenting their new, groundbreaking, tactical safety glasses for kids; a remarkably comfortable and protective design, constructed to properly safeguard children and improve compliance through its updated features, ergonomic fit and stylish design. This product will be available in Target across 280 stores. - February 09, 2021 - Bison Production

Family Historian 7 Adds Word Processing and New Data Entry Tools

Family Historian 7 Adds Word Processing and New Data Entry Tools

Calico Pie today announced the release of version 7 of Family Historian, the award-winning desktop genealogy program. The new version includes word processing features, source templates, and tools to support a wholly new way of entering data, based around sources. Although announced today, version 7 has been available for purchase since before Christmas. - January 22, 2021 - Calico Pie Limited

Introducing Night Market, a New Euro Boardgame of Street Food and Commerce by Talon Strikes Studios

Talon Strikes Studios are launching "Night Market" on Kickstarter on March 9. This midweight euro game, designed by Adam Zwain, positions the player as a market owner vying to set up the best street food market in all of Taiwan. Night Market combines spatial worker placement mechanisms with challenging resource management. Night Market is for gamers and foodies alike. - January 22, 2021 - Talon Strikes Studios

New Training Ball Gives Basketball Players the Perfect Rotation

New Training Ball Gives Basketball Players the Perfect Rotation

"Mitchell Adams' Perfect Rotation™ is not only a unique basketball tool, it is a game changer." - Fran Briggs, Publicist to Mitchell Adams - January 18, 2021 - eMediaCampaigns!

An Introduction to the ProbQa Game Recommendation Engine

A game recommendation engine's benefits are multiplying by the actions of recently released games. The game recommendation engine focuses on the factor that is mostly related to finding a suitable video game for anyone. This report introduces gaming interested people with a program to find top released games and buy them at the same spot where they found their interest. - January 11, 2021 - ProbQa

World Games Center LLC (DBA: Games World Center) Company for Toys and Games Has Launched

World Games Center LLC (DBA: Games World Center) Company for Toys and Games Has Launched

Games World Center is a company for toys and games launched in 2020 to provide High Quality and brand name toys and Experts on RC toys and parts. - January 06, 2021 - World Games Center LLC

Zinrelo’s Loyalty Program Helps Kids Warehouse Increase Repeat Purchases by 92%

Kids Warehouse uses Zinrelo’s loyalty rewards platform to achieve revenue growth. - December 23, 2020 - Zinrelo

Talon Strikes Studios Release Free "Vinyl: Holiday Edition," a Print and Play Version of Their Most Popular Title, Vinyl

Talon Strikes Studios, a boardgame designer and publishing company from Surprise Arizona, has released a new free print and play game for the holiday season. The game is a new festive themed entry in their popular Vinyl series of games by designer Eric Alvardo. You can download Vinyl: Holiday Edition for free on talonstrikes.games - December 19, 2020 - Talon Strikes Studios

Get an Exciting Family Game This Christmas, Try the Nimnik Tumbling Towers; Available on Amazon

Get an Exciting Family Game This Christmas, Try the Nimnik Tumbling Towers; Available on Amazon

Why not surprise your kids on Christmas with the NimNik Tumbling Tower Stacking game? NimNik has come up with their very own theme to a stacking game full of colours and animals printed on it instead of numbers or plain wooden blocks, especially for kids. The wooden stacking game makes a great Christmas gift for kids. - December 07, 2020 - NimNik

Principled Technologies Publishes Report on LEGO Education Sets and Intel Processor-Powered Chromebooks

Principled Technologies Publishes Report on LEGO Education Sets and Intel Processor-Powered Chromebooks

In tests with an Intel Celeron N4020 processor-powered Acer Chromebook 315 and an Intel Core i5-10210U processor-powered Acer Chromebook Spin 713, Principled Technologies found that each Chromebook handled LEGO apps responsively. - December 04, 2020 - Principled Technologies, Inc.

Counterspell Miniatures: The Shade Collection Kickstarter

Counterspell Miniatures: The Shade Collection Kickstarter

1985 Games launches a new Kickstarter featuring 11 Gothic Horror Resin Miniatures made for the world's greatest roleplaying game and others like it. - November 25, 2020 - 1985 Games LLC

Local Auction Site Launches with Better Than Black Friday Deals

A dream-come-true auction site, Greenway Auction is helping Arizona locals skip to the front of the line and shop Black Friday Deals, every day of the week. - November 09, 2020 - Greenway Auction

The Deck of Stories and NPC Cards Kickstarter Announced by 1985 Games

The Deck of Stories and NPC Cards Kickstarter Announced by 1985 Games

The Deck of Stories and NPC cards Kickstarter has been announced. The Deck of Stories is a fresh new storytelling system that helps you create a legendary adventure in 15 minutes. NPC Cards feature pre-generated, beautifully illustrated characters that you can insert seamlessly into your game. - October 23, 2020 - 1985 Games LLC

GiftWaley Ties Up with Leading Montessori Materials Brand, Kido Enterprises

Building its niche into educational toys & games, online gifting store GiftWaley.com ties up with one of the finest Montessori materials brands, Kido Enterprises with the Kreedo range of activity boxes in Bengaluru. - September 17, 2020 - GiftWaley

Story Spark Releases New Resin Figure

Own your very own Story Spark original resin figure. - September 12, 2020 - Story Spark

BDA Advises PAG on the Sale of Young Toys to MiraeN Group

BDA Partners is pleased to announce that its client, PAG Asia Capital (“PAG”), has sold Young Toys to a consortium led by MiraeN Group. MiraeN is a prominent Korean book publisher with more than US$1bn assets. Young Toys is the leading children’s toy company in Korea, focused on... - September 11, 2020 - BDA Partners Ltd

PowerFam Game-Launch Fundraiser for Ottawa Food Bank, COVID-19 Affected Children

PowerFam launches a new family board game to play, learn and bond. Proceeds shared with Ottawa Food Bank for ensuring no child is hungry due to COVID-19. - September 09, 2020 - GoPowerFam

Newport Trading is Delighted to Announce the Release of the New Book, "My Joyous Battles with Chess Villains" by David Lucky

Newport Trading is Delighted to Announce the Release of the New Book, "My Joyous Battles with Chess Villains" by David Lucky

The author is a FIDE Master who in the book analyzes 119 of his most exciting chess battles, and shares some of his unique discoveries at the chessboard. The book contains many exhilarating games with Grandmasters, International Masters, and other champions. Also included are unique articles showing a missed win in a previous World Championship and one of the top theoretical novelties. - September 02, 2020 - Newport Trading

GiftWaley.com Launches Toys & Games Category

GiftWaley.com, the online gifting store has recently launched the Toys & Games category with niche brand collections from across the country. - August 12, 2020 - GiftWaley

Webtivity Launches New Website for The Stuff Shop

This new website highlights the exclusive products The Stuff Shop features. Particular focus was taken to highlight sales and promotional products to make it as easy as possible for clients to take full advantage of reduced prices. The Stuff Shop wanted a modern website that pops. For Webtivity, this meant working with them to build a website, in keeping with their branding, to wow visitors with the targeted placement of content. - July 24, 2020 - Webtivity Marketing & Design

GiftWaley.com Collaborates with Bangalore Based Niche Wooden Toy Brand, Thasvi

GiftWaley, the online gifting store, which launched it's operations last month in Bengaluru, has recently collaborated with niche wooden toy brand, Thasvi to take their unique range of toy products to parents across the country. - July 23, 2020 - GiftWaley

New Mobile Game Princess Unicorn: Dragon Escape

New Mobile Game Princess Unicorn: Dragon Escape

The player of new mobile game Princess Unicorn: Dragon Escape dives into an exciting adventure, runs through a fantasy world filled with giant candies, tumbling cookies and enchanted waterfalls, all while dodging fireballs and enormous rubber balls. Along the way, the player helps Uni, a magical... - June 06, 2020 - KrazyKatzGames LLC

Posh Home Sales Announces POSH Roadshow of Charleston, SC

Posh Home Sales Announces POSH Roadshow of Charleston, SC

Welcome to Charleston's only curated collection event for a unique and unusual roadshow experience. - May 27, 2020 - Posh Home Sales

New Dungeon Craft Tabletop Kickstarter Series Castles & Keeps & Cursed Lands Announced by 1985 Games

New Dungeon Craft Tabletop Kickstarter Series Castles & Keeps & Cursed Lands Announced by 1985 Games

1985 Games is back with another blockbuster crowdfund, adding two new titles to the Dungeon Craft library. Whether you’re running a castle siege, a diplomatic dinner party, or exploring the twisted forests of D&D’s Curse of Strahd(TM), Castles & Keeps and Cursed Lands contain hundreds of terrain pieces to enhance every group’s tabletop RPG experience. - April 27, 2020 - 1985 Games LLC

Bored with Board Games? Make Up Your Own. Learn What It Takes to be a Toy and Game Inventor at Toy Museum TV, a New Channel Created by The Toy Museum of NY.

Ever wonder how toys and games were created or how to make it in the business of child’s play? For years, the inventors have stayed out of the public eye. But now it's time to meet the new toy inventors on the block. Through this free web series, The Toy Museum of NY and Toy Museum TV is letting the world in on who is behind the newest toys and games of our generation through a set of exclusive interviews conducted at The American International Toy Fair, in February, 2020. - April 16, 2020 - The Toy Museum of NY

Chi Universe, a Wellness Start Up Company, Has an Amazon Best Seller That Helps Kids and Parents Gain Focus for Homeschool with a Yoga Mat & Game

Chi Universe, a Wellness Start Up Company, Has an Amazon Best Seller That Helps Kids and Parents Gain Focus for Homeschool with a Yoga Mat & Game

Parents are looking for ways to help their kids be calm, energized, and focused for in-home learning. Chi Universe offers a unique solution with a Yoga Mat & Game. The yoga curriculum, game mat design, and online business are proving to be effective. A new tech upgrade and the app is free, with a guided soundtrack teaching kids how to breathe properly, and to follow the symbol system on the Chi Mats for body alignment. Chi Universe makes yoga fun, plus all the positive wellbeing effects. - April 08, 2020 - Phresh

Great Educational Game Solution for Your Kids During Quarantine

Great Educational Game Solution for Your Kids During Quarantine

So you’re going to be stuck, housebound with strange, noisy roommates ecstatic at the thought of getting an improvised vacation: your children. Already, for adults, quarantine is a huge source of boredom. For children, it can be even worse. All schools have closed due to the coronavirus... - April 05, 2020 - Lemi Consulting GmbH

Kids Party Company Goes Virtual to Help Families Celebrate Birthdays

Kids Party Company Goes Virtual to Help Families Celebrate Birthdays

Amazing Fairytale Parties, a family run birthday party business, creates a solution for families' birthday woes, with Virtual Parties with a party character. - March 30, 2020 - Amazing Fairytale Parties

Kvellix LLC Offering Free NUTSO™ to Help Maintain Our National Family Sanity

Kvellix LLC Offering Free NUTSO™ to Help Maintain Our National Family Sanity

In these uncertain times with adding the term social distancing to our vocabulary, our desire to bring back family game night is more important than ever. Kvellix is trying to do their part by urging you to play NUTSO and increase our national sanity. - March 24, 2020 - Kvellix

DELU™ Brings Families Together with an Indoor and Outdoor Tailgate-Type Game During This Time of Social Isolation

Wisconsin startup, run by a UW-Madison student, creates a fun new game for the whole family. A game that can be played inside or outside, providing hours of fun and family bonding during this time of social isolation. - March 21, 2020 - DELU Games

Spiritus Colloquium Spirit Interviewer Table Top Board Game

Wooden Indian Novelties, makers of horror movie and occult novelties, is releasing their Spiritus Colloquium spirit interviewer set. It is the Ouija board reinvented. Great for seances, parties, sleepovers and more. - March 17, 2020 - Wooden Indian Novelties

Board Game Designer Makes Debut Exploring the Competitive Fun in Friendship

In Aaron Franco’s thematic board game, Hunker, players are forest animals competing to prepare for winter - and helping each other along the way. - March 06, 2020 - Aaron Franco

1985 Games Announce the Release of "Hell & High Water"

1985 Games is proud to announce the release of their second book, "Dungeon Craft, Hell & High Water." For the last few months, the team has been working hard to ensure that "Hell & High Water" are ready for customers so they can expand the available map pieces provided... - February 26, 2020 - 1985 Games LLC

New Kickstarter Project Inspired by Iconic Toy Makers Spud 'N Rich

From the family that created the hula hoop, slip 'n slide and more, comes a new generation of fun with the launch of the Whirly-Go-Round. - February 19, 2020 - Spud N Rich

2020 SportsCon Officially Launches

2020 SportsCon Officially Launches

SportsCon is the ultimate experience that brings players from all sports together in one place for a weekend filled with fan interaction, live games, and sports challenges, and so much more. SportsCon will be held at the Dallas Convention Center on July 10-12, 2020. Fans can expect to meet players from the NFL, NBA, MLB, Boxing, and even the UFC is the most action-packed and interactive environment that a sports fan can experience. Find out more at GoSportsCon.com. - February 11, 2020 - SportsCon

GSPANN Announces Its Participation in NRF 2020

World’s largest retail trade association, the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2020, is ready to host over 38,000 attendees, 16,000 retailers, and 800+ exhibitors from 99 countries. NRF 2020 runs from January 12 to the 14 at the Javits Center in New York City. GSPANN, who will exhibit at NRF... - December 21, 2019 - GSPANN Technologies, Inc.

Things From Another World Celebrates the End of 2019 with 12 Days of TFAW Sale Event

With the launch of their first exclusive apparel, and the launch of their new website, 2019 has been a big year for Things From Another World. They wanted to celebrate and thank their customers for their support, with the biggest sale of the year: the 12 Days of TFAW. The 12 Days of TFAW sales... - December 11, 2019 - Things From Another World

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