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Arb Studios, the Developer of Tiki Kart 3D (Top App Jan. 2012), Has Finally Released Its Sequel Tiki Kart Island for iOS and Android

Arb Studios, the Developer of Tiki Kart 3D (Top App Jan. 2012), Has Finally Released Its Sequel Tiki Kart Island for iOS and Android

After many stops, restarts, and almost being cancelled due to the large scope it has finally released with every one of its target goals. It features a 60 plus level story driven campaign, online battle arena, and a track creator. The app has launched on both iOS and Android but has plans for... - April 12, 2018 - Arb Studios LLC

GameCloud to Hit San Francisco with Exclusive Deals for GDC and Game Connection America 2018

GameCloud to Hit San Francisco with Exclusive Deals for GDC and Game Connection America 2018

Officials of the top game testing company GameCloud are soon to fly to San Francisco for taking part in Game Connection and GDC18. The company which offers end to end game testing services will be offering GDC exclusive giveaways like every year. - March 07, 2018 - GameCloud Technologies Private Limited

ceilingSPORT Looks to Score a Slam Dunk with "Original SWISH"

Innovative indoor basketball game on ceiling provides exciting new fun for players of all ages. - February 27, 2018 - CeilingSport, LLC

PlayingCardDecks.com Releases Monster Playing Card Deck on Kickstarter

PlayingCardDecks.com Releases Monster Playing Card Deck on Kickstarter

Add a terrifying twist to your game or your magic act with these new Monster-inspired playing cards conceptualized by Will Roya and designed by Joe M. Ruiz. The monsters are cartoonishly rendered to be kid-friendly and also appealing to adults with a taste for the macabre. Complete with monsters like vampires and werewolves, these cards were designed for the collectors and enthusiasts in mind. Be sure to visit kickstarter.com to back this project before its February 28, 2018 deadline. - February 07, 2018 - PlayingCardDecks.com

ANIMANTZ's Beo n’ Peno Signs Its Investors, Rotomaker and iLO Entertainment

ANIMANTZ's Beo n’ Peno Signs Its Investors, Rotomaker and iLO Entertainment

Animantz, an animation studio, has introduced a new wave of entertainment for kids through its homegrown slapstick animation series called Beo n’ Peno and has recently signed its investors, Rotomaker and iLO Entertainment. - February 06, 2018 - Animantz

Texas Trust Donates $5,000 and Hundreds of Gifts to Toys for Tots

Texas Trust Donates $5,000 and Hundreds of Gifts to Toys for Tots

At the annual Toys for Tots toy drive, Texas Trust Credit Union delivered hundreds of toys and a check for $5,000. This is the sixth year Texas Trust has played a key role in the annual toy collection event, held at the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts. Texas Trust collected toys at... - December 08, 2017 - Texas Trust Credit Union

Cubelets TWELVE Wins Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom

Cubelets TWELVE Wins Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom

Modular Robotics is proud to announce that their educational toy product, the Cubelets TWELVE is a winner of the 2018 Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom. - December 06, 2017 - Modular Robotics

DCatalog Unveils Innovative Holiday Catalog for Toys “R” Us

DCatalog Unveils Innovative Holiday Catalog for Toys “R” Us

DCatalog provides cutting-edge technology to leverage catalog content for measurable results and makes publishing, managing and distributing content a breeze. - December 01, 2017 - DCatalog Inc.

MUZZY BBC, the #1 Language Learning Program from Growing Minds Media, Named a BETT Award Finalist

MUZZY BBC, the #1 Language Learning Program from Growing Minds Media, Named a BETT Award Finalist

Growing Minds Media's MUZZY BBC language learning program has been shortlisted for BETT's prestigious 2018 International Digital Education Resource award. - November 30, 2017 - Growing Minds Media

The Island of Misfit Makers Comes to Northeast Minneapolis

The Island of Misfit Makers Comes to Northeast Minneapolis

This new, fun, slightly renegade pop-up market will feature 21 Minnesota makers. - November 21, 2017 - United Goods

NCAA-Licensed Commemorative UNC Basketball Backboard Now on Sale

NCAA-Licensed Commemorative UNC Basketball Backboard Now on Sale

College Championship Slam (CCS), a partnership headquartered in Arizona, where the NCAA basketball championship was held earlier this year, has released a limited-edition UNC-branded basketball backboard, hoop and ball to commemorate UNC's victory. This first-ever backboard licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) is available online at www.collegechampionshipslam.com, and will be distributed locally through a Charlotte-based distribution center. - November 11, 2017 - Denise Meridith

Linda Rawson of DynaGrace Enterprises Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Stem Weather Board Game

Linda Rawson, President, and CEO of DynaGrace Enterprises – an 8(a), WOSB, Information Technology and writing services company, has launched a Kickstarter Campaign for a STEM board game to teach kids about weather. The title of the game is WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game. The board... - November 09, 2017 - DynaGrace Enterprises

NumRush | A Fun Board Game That Changes How to Learn Math

NumRush | A Fun Board Game That Changes How to Learn Math

Coming from Vietnam, this board game has made Math Exciting for Kids everywhere by fun gameplay and engaging storytelling all over the world. Now the game is available on Kickstarter. - November 08, 2017 - NumRush US LLC

NAA Announces New Five-Year, $500,000 Commitment with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

NAA Announces New Five-Year, $500,000 Commitment with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

In all, NAA has raised and donated more than $5 million for St. Jude through its partnership, now in its 22nd year. In addition to those efforts, the NAA hosts the NAA Toy Auction every November at St. Jude. - October 27, 2017 - National Auctioneers Association

New PlayMore® Digital Color Art Library Gift Item Encourages Creative Art Activity in Children Using Microsoft Paint 3D

New PlayMore® Digital Color Art Library Gift Item Encourages Creative Art Activity in Children Using Microsoft Paint 3D

The Playmore® HD Color Art Library is a digital collection of over 1,200 high-resolution coloring-book-like line art files that are stored on a 2 GB USB Flash Drive for children and adults to open, create with, and color using Microsoft Paint, Paint 3D, or a similar program like Paintbrush for MACs. - October 26, 2017 - AZ Direct, LLC

Hey There Fatty Wins Best Multiplayer Experience at DreamHack Denver 2017

Chocolate Crackers, a Colorado based company, is proud to announce that their premier game, Hey There Fatty, has won Best Multiplayer Experience at DreamHack 2017. - October 25, 2017 - Chocolate Crackers LLC

After Half a Million Downloads, the Founders Are Ready to Turn Their App Into a Party Card Game on Kickstarter

Drink and Tell has triggered over half a million conversations amongst people, all while getting them drunk. After much demand from users, the founders are turning it into a party card game, with the help of Kickstarter, their large community of users, and an exciting competition. - October 16, 2017 - Drink and Tell

Mad Moves™ Boogies to Kickstarter

Toy Industry Phenom Ashley Mady to Launch an Insanely Fun Party Game. - October 14, 2017 - Mad Moves

Kvellix™ Announces the Appointment of Ascender Studios as Agency of Record to Help Launch NUTSO™ at the Second Annual Play Fair

Kvellix™ Announces the Appointment of Ascender Studios as Agency of Record to Help Launch NUTSO™ at the Second Annual Play Fair

Kvellix now working with Ascender Studios on the goal of making NUTSO™, a new poker styled card game, a disruptive force in the gaming industry. - October 11, 2017 - Kvellix

Hey There Fatty Nominated for Best Multiplayer Experience at DreamHack 2017

Chocolate Crackers, a Colorado based company, is proud to announce that their premier game, Hey There Fatty, has been nominated as a finalist for Best Multiplayer Experience at DreamHack 2017 - October 11, 2017 - Chocolate Crackers LLC

The Gamefolio System 2.0 Launches on Kickstarter. The Highest Crowdfunded Gaming Bag Ever is Back.

InIt Gear, creators of The Gamefolio System, a modular tabletop gaming bag, have just launched their 2nd Kickstarter campaign and are aiming to top their previous record-breaking run. - October 07, 2017 - InIt Gear

Crazy Commute Live on Kickstarter

Your commute is about to get more fun. New design studio, Sheep Tree Studios, is proud to announce the launch of their Kickstarter campaign for their new game, Crazy Commute. About the game: Crazy Commute is a card game playable from 3 to 5 players and suitable for ages 7 years old and older. It... - October 06, 2017 - Sheep Tree Studios

Classic Folk Song Brought Back to Life in Haunting High-Tech Fashion

Classic Folk Song Brought Back to Life in Haunting High-Tech Fashion

Centuries-Old Tale of Woe Reemerges as 3-D Halloween Prop - October 05, 2017 - Night Frights

Bob Ross Game to Release on October 1st at Target

Big G Creative is releasing their new board game title, Bob Ross Art of Chill as a Target Exclusive on October 1st, 2017. Players can earn “chill points” in the board game by painting landscape features like Happy Little Trees and Almighty Mountains using colors and brushes that Bob... - September 21, 2017 - Big G Creative

Kvellix Inc. Announces the Upcoming Launch of NUTSO™ at Play Fair in NYC November 4th

Kvellix Inc. Announces the Upcoming Launch of NUTSO™ at Play Fair in NYC November 4th

NUTSO™ is a high energy, gut wrenching poker styled card game design to bring back family game night. Soon you can be part of Kvellix Inc.'s new NUTSO nation family. - September 19, 2017 - Kvellix

Cary Tagawa, Adrianne Curry & Ice-T's Wife Coco Are Cast as New Super Heroes Based on the Comic Book, Gekido, by BeyondComics.TV Creator Graig Weich & B.Wilson

Cary Tagawa, Adrianne Curry & Ice-T's Wife Coco Are Cast as New Super Heroes Based on the Comic Book, Gekido, by BeyondComics.TV Creator Graig Weich & B.Wilson

Ice-T's super model wife, Coco (Coco Austin), Adrianne Curry and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat) are now officially licensed for the 1st time as fully posable 1/6 scale 12" action figures with "real synthetic skin" (& 28 points of articulation with a steel skeleton inside), based on the comic book, Gekido. They are empowered new super heroes: www.BeyondComics.TV, created by celebrity artist of the stars Graig Weich (Poster Artist: Spawn #30) seen on TV's E!, Huff Post, AMC, HBO & 20/20 ABC. - September 15, 2017 - BeyondComics.TV

Custom STEM/STEAM Classroom Kits Now Available for Teachers

Custom STEM/STEAM Classroom Kits Now Available for Teachers

STEM Discovery Boxes announces new customized STEAM Classroom Kits making it easier for teachers to build a personalized curriculum for their students. - September 14, 2017 - STEM Discovery Boxes

Anton & Company Announces Selling 2.5 Million Christmas Trivia Games After Being Told It Would Never Sell

The classic and original version of the Christmas Trivia game is played by millions of Americans each year. Just updated. Available at fine retailers everywhere including gift stores, toy stores, Christmas stores, Hallmark, home decor retailers, craft stores, grocery stores and more. Plus many more games like Christmas Bingo, Carols & Songs Game, 12 Days of Christmas Golf Balls, and much more. - September 14, 2017 - Anton Publications

Owlbear Prints Set to Bring a New Industry to Calgary

Owlbear Prints hopes to take a love of gaming and wood crafting to create magic for many. - August 28, 2017 - Owlbear Prints & Collectables

Independent Artists, Unusual Themes Take Center Stage in New Offbeat Line of Jigsaw Puzzles, Now Available on Kickstarter

Artists from the USA, France and Canada embrace nostalgic pastime with unconventional themes of naturalism, surrealism, mythology, Slavic folklore and the visual style of the retrowave music genre. Live on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/368838497/bone-owl-jigsaw-puzzles - August 24, 2017 - Bone Owl Puzzles

Big G Creative to Introduce Four Game Titles at GenCon50

Big G Creative to Introduce Four Game Titles at GenCon50

Big G Creative will be formally introducing their company and first four board games to the gaming world at GenCon 50 2017. - August 18, 2017 - Big G Creative

Golareh Safarian's Children's Book "Gogi & Mogi Go to the Garden" Gets Another Four-Star Review

Golareh Safarian's Children's Book "Gogi & Mogi Go to the Garden" Gets Another Four-Star Review

Gogi and Mogi’s adventure proves that, by working together, solving problems not only can be done, but can be fun. - August 01, 2017 - Gogimogi

Golareh Safarian's New Children's Book Gets Stellar Review

"Gogi and Mogi Go to the Garden is a story about finding inspiration in everyday places. Easy to follow and enhanced by clever and specific examples, this book will stoke the imaginations of young readers." -BlueInk Reviews - July 28, 2017 - Gogimogi

Kickstarter Gold: Chineasy Tiles. Learning Chinese is Easier Than Ever with a Hands-on Board Game.

Chineasy, the award-winning methodology that revolutionized how people learn Chinese, just launched its latest educational toy: Chineasy Tiles - a learning tool that makes learning Chinese fun and easy for all ages. In 2013, Chineasy successful raised over £190,000 in its first Kickstarter campaign to publish Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese. Today, Chineasy is back with a hands-on, multi-dimensional learning tool for learners of all ages to engage and play while learning Chinese. - June 28, 2017 - Chineasy

New Real-World Game: The Floor is Lava

The Puzzalarium opened a brand new real-world game called The Floor is Lava in Hillcrest this week. It is a hidden roles game for between 7-25 players at once. Players are dealt roles and secretly assigned to a team. Players must work together, lie, and cross-examine each other in order to figure out who is and is not on their team, all the while with players attempting to eliminate each other by making them step in the Lava. At the end of the game, the team with the most players alive wins. - June 13, 2017 - The Puzzalarium

Where Will You be When the Bombs Begin to Fall? Survival Board Game "Apochalyptica" Hits Kickstarter

New England based indie game development company, Psychotronic Studios, released their first game to Kickstarter earlier this week. Apochalyptica is an apocalyptic survival board game/rpg hybrid aiming to bridge the divide in the tabletop gaming community. - May 18, 2017 - Psychotronic Studios

One of the Millions of Online Retailers Net-Thrift.com Adds Local Pick-Up Option to Deal with Increasing Numbers of E-Commerce Competitors

Net-Thrift.com, a family-run online business out of Fort Worth, TX, sets out to test a local pick up choice to online store specializing in thousands of everyday pre-owned products. Ranging from health and beauty products, toys, pet supplies, home decor, small appliances to bulky furniture, Net-Thrift.com hopes to boost sales with local shoppers. - May 11, 2017 - Net-Thrift.com for Home and Business

Award-Winning Edtech Company Launches Personalized STEM Picture Book for Children

Zyrobotics released their first personalized picture book, The Name Game, a customized gift that includes an e-book to engage children in interactive STEM. - May 04, 2017 - Zyrobotics

Showing Off Our "Lady Bits"

Upstart FU_Network goes headlong into the digital culture war with new series by feminist thought leader/avid gamer Liana Kerzner. - May 03, 2017 - FUN - The FU_Network

"It’s A Squirrel’s Life™" Board Game, Inspired by a Rescued Tree Squirrel Launched on Kickstarter by Moxy Roxy, Inc.

Game helps children with math and negotiation skills, with some proceeds going to animal charities. - April 26, 2017 - Moxy Roxy, Inc.

Baby Cures Launches BabyCures.net

Baby Shower Gift Ideas, Baby Products and Articles for New and Established Parents. - April 16, 2017 - Baby Cures

Small Phoenix Company Awarded National Collegiate Product License

VM&RC Enterprises, an Arizona based toy and entertainment products company, today announced that it has negotiated a license from the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) to produce a first-ever, high quality mini-basketball backboard set, featuring the NCAA Division I Men’s and... - April 11, 2017 - VM&RC Enterprises

Apocalypse the Risen for 5E and Pathfinder - Kickstarter Opens Thursday 3/30

Apocalypse the Risen, a post-apocalyptic fantasy horror campaign setting for 5E and Pathfinder opened its Kickstarter campaign on Thursday, 3/30/17. - March 31, 2017 - Rusted Portal Games

Funky Bots Launches Atomic Bands for Smart Bluetooth Body Motion Gaming

Funky Bots Launches Atomic Bands for Smart Bluetooth Body Motion Gaming

Funky Bots announces the launch of Atomic Bands on IndieGoGo. Atomic Bands are smart bluetooth gaming and the first wearables for gesture based gameplay. They feature advanced bluetooth motion tracking, single or multi player options. No camera or remote control needed and most of all these bands teach players real skills. Features include: gesture recognition, haptics for advanced rhythm training and a rad wireless oracle charging station. Play augmented reality games and make fitness fun. - March 23, 2017 - Funky Bots

ArcStone Casting & Design Launches Talking Trump Toy on Kickstarter

Artist launches Kickstarter Campaign to help fund the release of his Humpty Trumpty figure which is available in both Democrat and Republican versions. - March 12, 2017 - ArcStone Casting & Design

A Look Into The Right of Kings, the New Kickstarter Board Game and Collectible Playing Cards

The Right of Kings brings your clan back to the table. The beginning of a gaming legacy that starts with ROK, a board game and set of collectible playing cards. - March 05, 2017 - The Right of Kings

Brand New BKServo DS-S-HT

New BK Servo Model DS-S-HT. BK Servo, a leading manufacturer of high end servos for the remote control hobby industry is pleased to announce a new servo made specifically for surface applications, including 1/8 scale off road vehicles. - March 03, 2017 - BK Designs LLC

Garagen1 Now Unveils State-of-the-Art Hoverboards

Garagen1, a renowned website dealing in hoverboards has now unveiled what may change how people view hoverboards and self-balancing scooters in general. The company has been known to be a market leader when it comes to the sale of high-quality hoverboards but in a bid to seek more leverage in this... - February 27, 2017 - Garagen1

New Children’s Toy Brand Puts the Fun and Carefree Spirit Back Into Playtime with Handmade, Brightly-Colored, Wooden Toys

Hudson’s, an online children’s toy brand, launched its store on Amazon.com in January 2017 with its first product; a handmade, brightly-colored, wooden glockenspiel xylophone. Designed for children three years and above, the instrument is perfect for mini musicians, and can also provide... - February 23, 2017 - Hudson's

The Right of Kings Playing Cards and Board Game is Launching on Kickstarter

The Right of Kings introduces a new set of playing cards, together with a new game called The ROK. - February 16, 2017 - The Right of Kings

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