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Playing At Business - toy & game business podcast with Steve Reece

Jul 20, 2022

Products tend to vary from category to category, but at the heart of any top selling you will normally find most or all of the 5 key ingredients we run through in Episode 83 of the Playing At Business podcast.

We discuss successful products such as Spin Master's Paw Patrol ranges, Monopoly board game & the truly iconic...


Jul 13, 2022

It's looking like 2022 is panning out to be a tough year in the toy & game biz!

The question is what companies can do in the face of a drop in consumer demand. The reality for most companies is that they have not faced a significant drop in market size, at least not for a very long time. For sure companies revenues will...


Jul 6, 2022

The world has changed so much in the past couple of decades. Sometimes the rate of change can be bamboozling...but there are some underlying fundamentals of managing toy & game businesses which haven't changed. Listen to Episode 81 to find out more...


Jul 1, 2022

One of the major trends in the toy business in the last decade or more is the morphing of the major toy companies into cross platform entertainment companies. 

In this episode of the Playing At Business podcast we take a look at this trend, and we also look at what smaller companies can do to try to compete in the...


Jun 24, 2022

There is one fundamental success factor for board games which is overwhelmingly present in the most successful board games of all time. From Chess to Clue/do, and from Monopoly to Mousetrap, any board game which sticks in the market features this one fundamental feature at the very core of the gameplay mechanic.

It...