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Toys on Prime Time TV tonight so tune in

How To Spend It Well At Christmas It’s been a year like no other and as Christmas approaches, the show returns with a brand new three-part series trying to bring seasonal joy, well for an hour at least from 8:15pm on ITV. Part one of three is the toys, play, …

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Family games to bust Boxing Day boredom

Ye Ole Telegraph gave me a platform to round up my favourite family games, HERE  it is brilliant (if I say so myself). https://www.telegraph.co.uk/christmas/0/best-family-board-games-christmas-2020/

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Ice Cream Van sets new Ice Cream Van World record

The man Edd China is likely best known for those who watch too much Discovery in the mid-morning. He was the mechanic on Wheeler Dealers with Mike Brewer and basically did all the graft on updating the busted cars brought into his garage by co-presenter (and slacker) Brewer. Anyways, since …

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The Crew – The Quest for Planet Nine bags a gong

They’ve been chewing down to their cuticles and had butterflies in their bellies at Kosmos Games UK of late.  Two nominations a couple of months back for their games The Crew and My City from the Spiel des Jahres jury. Today, the news arrives that The Crew – Quest for …

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Trapped… In your house

Until recently escape room games were certainly a niche genre – now though, the choices are almost overwhelming. There are board games with elaborate components, app-supported card games, giant plastic devices, print at home games and so many other variations. So, with all of these options, how do you stand …

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Spiel Des Jahres – Recommendations and Nominations in full

Previous winners of this prestigious award include Azul, Camel Up and a bunch of others in our stash, this years line-up for the three awards, the biggie “Game of the Year” and the other two “Kids game of the year” and the “Expert game of the year” have been announced. …

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Unlock! games: Helping survive the lockdown

  What’s the best way to cope with a lockdown? Well, actually, there are multiple options – but the best way in my opinion is with puzzles, codes and challenges. However, without being able to go outside it’s time to turn to the other big contender in the escape room …

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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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Make Play While the Sun Shines

I can’t abide sunshine. Truly. I know this puts me in a tiny minority, but every time the mercury rises above 15-degrees Celsius or so, I retreat into the shadows like a theatrical villain. Nothing, but nothing, will coax me out to play on a sunny day… Until now. Why? …

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Spielwarenmesse we miss you

Last week the team headed over to Nuremberg for the biggest toy fair on the planet. This small city is the world capital of toys and each year over 65,000 folk from the trade descend to marvel at the near 100,000 new wares on offer, over a million to see. …

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