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Fox Anchor Suing Hasbro Over Toy Rodent She Says Stole Her Likeness

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.03.2015 | Media

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sees herself in a toy hamster. And she's not playing around. In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District...

Breaking Down Gender in the Toy Aisle

Laurie Schacht | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

It's an important aspect of this buzz-worthy conversation to understand what we're really talking about when it comes to gendering in the toy industry as a whole. There is a big difference between the way retailers and marketing teams are handling gender, and the role that gender plays in toy design.

Q&A: Reigning Scrabble Champion Reveals His Favorite Letter, Fun Tricks And Embarrassing Stories

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.31.2015 | Sports

Stumble upon him in Portland, Oregon, and you'd be excused if you mistook Conrad Bassett-Bouchard for just another 20-something. After all, the Unive...

Barbie, DuPont and the Power of Play

Christopher Byrne | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Christopher Byrne

To put it bluntly: Cut R&D and you cut the soul out of a company. Though it may have some appeal in this era of fast action and short-term gain, it is ultimately unsustainable.

Consumers Turning To Tabletop Options In Backlash Against Video Games

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business

Hasbro Inc, maker of old standbys like Monopoly and Risk, says that revenue for its line of games increased 10 percent between 2012 and 2013, and would have grown 7 percent in 2014 if not for unfavorable foreign currency conversions.

This Isn't The Guess Who? Game We Remember

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.17.2015 | Comedy

Remember the face-guessing game Guess Who? In this video from the comedy sketch team The Mutiny, two players enjoy a lighthearted match with a crim...

What Is It Like to Play Monopoly Competitively?

Quora | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money

Competitive Monopoly is certainly a different beast than the casual games you may have played with your siblings growing up. Once you begin competing at charity tournaments, it only seems natural to then have the desire to become US & World Monopoly Champion.

My Kids Have a 'Monopoly' on My Wallet

Greg Schwem | Posted 04.12.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

But, to be fair, I decided to play a practice game with them, using worthless Monopoly money. My plan was to emerge victorious but to make it close. That way they'd be eager for a rematch when the real money game began.

Mattel Needs to Redefine Its Business; So Don't Hire a Toy Chief Executive

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Gene Del Vecchio

Mattel has plenty of stellar executives. But as the company searches for its new leader from outside or within its walls, it needs to select the one who has entertainment, franchise development, and storytelling expertise in his or her DNA, and who can infuse the same at all levels and in all discussions.

Fight Frightful Weather With Active Indoor Play

Laurie Schacht | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

But there are some great toys out there that bring that adrenaline rush that kids get from games such as tag or other outdoor games to your living room or kitchen table -- just ask them to help clear the dishes first!

Inventor Of 'Operation' Game Can't Afford Real-Life Operation (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.29.2014 | Weird News

John Spinello earned a small spot in pop culture history 50 years ago when he invented Operation, the battery-powered game that lets kids play surgeon...

Barbie Sales Are Seriously Tanking

AP | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its ...

The Toy Giants

Laurie Schacht | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

It's clear that there are driving forces behind both Lego's rise and Barbie's decline in sales: entertainment. Movies make such a huge impact on kids, and while it's nothing new, it's also something that won't change anytime soon.

Bronies and Fans, Take Note: My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks Will Not Disappoint

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 11.29.2014 | Teen

It is definitely a combination of adventure with a crème of comedy and a sprinkle of excitement all rapped up in a friendship sandwich.

'Father Of G.I. Joe' Dies

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world's first action figure, has d...

"It's Ripple Time."

Daniel Horgan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

Kids love superheroes. Whether it's the kind they read about in comic books or watch on the big screen, the action figures that they play with or the ...

Help Decide Which Monopoly House Rules Make The Cut!

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

For as long as Monopoly has been around, people have been amending the rulebook to fit their group’s play style. Now Hasbro is giving some of the mo...

Create and Style: New Toys Allow Kids to Customize the Fun

Laurie Schacht | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

When they are little, kids just want to be with us, hold our hands, cuddle, and play. They do grow up fast though, and before you know it, they are turning 6 (give or take a few years), and suddenly they need to express themselves and show their independent style.

STEM Is Taking Over the 2014 Toy Fair!

Laurie Schacht | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Our children are our future and that future learns through play. For the last few years, we have watched as high-tech gadgets adults love have also become kids' favorite playthings.

'80s Toys That Are Worth More Than You Thought -- And Those That Aren't Worth Much

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

It's no secret that the greatest decade for toys was the 1980s. If you look down a modern toy aisle, you still see the Transformers and My Little Pony...

Do Nerf's 'Rebelle' Toys Reinforce Gender Stereotypes?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2013 | Parents

A new line of toys for girls has consumers questioning whether it reinforces gender stereotypes. One of the products in question, Nerf's "Heartbre...

What Game Changes Teach Us About Students Today

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.27.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

While it's important for us to exegete today's young person, it's also important to recognize what we've done to them. Have we done too much? In our effort to keep them happy and entertained, have we sabotaged their ability to persevere, bounce back, learn soft skills and find internal motivation?

Monopoly Gets Rid Of Jail?!

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business

UPDATE: 7:23 p.m. -- The Huffington Post was contacted Thursday night by Nicole Agnello, senior brand manager at Hasbro, who disputed the Wall Street ...

What's Your Forty-Pound Cabbage?

Concetta Bencivenga | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Concetta Bencivenga

"At the age of nine, I did not have a true understanding of the complexities of the issue of hunger. What I did understand was that there were individuals and families in my community who did not have enough to eat. I have a backyard where I could and do grow fresh vegetables"

Hasbro's Monopoly Contest Helps Struggling Company Beat Expectations

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro reported first-quarter results Monday that beat Wall Street expectations as the toy maker benefited from an online cont...