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A cracking escape room or a safe one to miss?

Hint Hunt – The Safe https://hinthunt.co.uk/#rooms Hint Hunt proclaim themselves to be the original live escape game, with locations around the world and taking almost sole credit for making escape rooms the global phenomenon it is today. So, absolutely zero pressure in regards to quality as we attempted The Safe, …

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Chinese New Year LEGO Sets

Chinese New Year Temple Fair – £89.99 – 1,664 pieces   The most important holiday by far in China, the new decade will be ushered in with the year of the Rat. LEGO created a trio of sets focused on these Asian celebrations last year and have added this pair …

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A New Decade Ahead: TechUp Powers Up Partnerships and Curates the Future of Play at CES 2020

    With CES 2020 around the corner, we’re looking at over 170,000 people from across the globe descending on Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2019 Consumer Electronic Show, action packed with some of the most innovative technology from around the world. TechUp, a curated service designed by play innovation …

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Prisoner cell block escape

Omescape – The Penitentiary https://omescapelondon.co.uk/escape-rooms/the-penitentiary/ They say you should never judge a book by its cover, which is handy for Omescape because if you did it would be closed by now. Located in North London, they have gone for an interesting vibe – instead of welcoming and friendly it looks …

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CES 2020 Kids at Play Awards Top 10 Winners Announced

  Hasbro’s Lightsaber Academy, Virsix Games’ St. Noire and Bandai Namco’s tori have been named among the winners of this year’s Kids at Play Interactive Awards. CES is the showcase for technology and innovation. At the heart of this innovation is a multi-million dollar toy industry, and with this list …

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Some of the best board games we’ve played in 2019

Another stonking year for the board and party game market, a raft of new titles, the emergence of new categories, sales still on the increase and the promise of even more gaming goodness in 2020 – For now here are some of our favourite (not-too-intense) lighter weight games for some …

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2019: The year’s top bits in LEGO bricks

  The birth of the royal baby has been voted as the best bit of 2019 by Britain’s kids, in a new poll conducted by the LEGO Group. A few of these iconic happenings have been brought to life using the Danish bricks. The birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in May …

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Hide and Peek – How do you hide gifts from everyone?

TOP CHRISTMAS PRESENT HIDING AND HUNTING SPOTS REVEALED Almost half (42%) of British parents admit hiding decoy presents to outwit their children Nearly two thirds (61%) of British parents have forgotten where hidden presents are until after Christmas day Over two thirds (63%) of parents are most vulnerable to the …

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Slot racing sets we want

We were HUGE fans of the ANKI Overdrive system, AI powered vehicles that battled on-track with umpteen different digital weapons, we used to play into the small hours and then, BOOM, they went bust – sad times. Now, as the nation appears to be on a bit of a “lets …

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Retro Toys – Return of the past

More retro remakes and updates on shelves than ever before Traditional board games are being given tech makeovers Generation Z and Millennials embracing analogue Kidult toy market accounts for 14% of total toy sales in the UK   There have been plenty of new toys announced for 2019 yet many …

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