Tag Archives: Games Workshop

Games Workshop builds out entertainment business with former Hasbro exec Finn Arnesen

Games Workshop Group is delving deeper into the entertainment business with the appointment of the former Turner Broadcasting and Hasbro Studios executive, Finn Arnesen as its first head of entertainment development. In his new role, Arnesen will get to work mining the Warhammer library of novels and short stories in …

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Games Workshop valued at £3.8bn as hobby demand fuels its latest sales surge

Games Workshop, the British firm behind the wildly popular Warhammer tabletop miniatures gaming franchise, has reported blockbuster sales and profits driven by the stay at home messaging of the last year and the surge in the hobbyist and gaming markets. The company’s chief executive, Kevin Rountree has billed its 2020 …

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The Koyo Store lands Games Workshop deal to launch Warhammer 40,000 collectables

The entertainment merchandise specialist, The Koyo Store, has secured the global rights to create a range of officially licensed Warhammer 40,000 collectables through a new partnership with Games Workshop. The deal marks a major success for The Koyo Store as the range will not only be sold through Games Workshop’s …

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Meeple Power: Eclectic Games talks the nation’s new love of board gaming (and why it’s time for a re-stock)

There will be trends and culture shifts that stick with us once the fog of the pandemic has finally cleared, and there will be those that won’t. Fortunately, the Thursday evening clapping was one of the first to go. Others, like the weekly crush for the five remaining M&S food …

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Hasbro taps into ’80s nostalgia as it crowdfunds the relaunch of HeroQuest

Hasbro is looking to resurrect the popular fantasy, role-playing game of the 1980s, HeroQuest, by turning to its legions of fans to help crowdfund the project via the global toy maker’s own crowdfunding platform, HasLab. The game, a reboot of the 1989 tabletop originally developed in a partnership between Milton …

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Games Workshop sees online sales surge over lockdown as latest financials beat expectations

Games Workshop is continuing to play its role as the Great British success story, having reported that trading in the three months to August 30th was ahead of the board’s expectations thanks in part to a solid online performance. The miniature wargaming company has said current estimates show sales of …

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Games Workshop celebrates ‘best financial year in the company’s history’

Games Workshop is celebrating what it has hailed ‘the best financial year in the company’s history,’ having reported a revenue of £269.7 million for the 12 months to May 31st 2020. That’s an increase of over £10 million on the £256.6 million it totalled for the same period in 2019. …

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Indie hobby stores celebrate ‘rare win’ in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 launch turnaround

Independent retailers and hobby stores are celebrating a ‘rare win’ over Games Workshop who spent an embattled week at the outrage of a community who believed themselves “to be overlooked” by the British miniatures brand and its latest big box Warhammer launch, in favour of the online discounters and its …

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Asmodee Entertainment appoints Games Workshop’s Christian Dunn as interactive game licensing manager

Asmodee Entertainment has appointed the 20 year licensing and publishing veteran Christian Dunn to the role of interactive games licensing manager. Dunn joins the team from Games Workshop and will principally be focusing on interactive licensing opportunities across Asmodee’s gaming brands, including Catan, Ticket to Ride, Dobble, Arkham Horror, Keyforge, …

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Former Games Workshop and Trunki man Toby Davies joins Steamforged Games as commercial director

Games Workshop’s former head of sales, global distribution and partners, Toby Davies, has taken up a new post as commercial director at the tabletop games developer and retailer, Steamforged Games. Before joining the team, Davies had spent three years at Games Workshop and seven years at Trunki, where, in both …

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