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So Long, Thimble: Hasbro Axes Classic Monopoly Token

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.16.2017 | Weird News

Who’s got game? Not the thimble. Though that particular token has been a fixture of Monopoly since 1935, Hasbro confirmed Thursday that future versi...

Hasbro Leaves New Monopoly Pieces To Internet Voting, Because What Could Go Wrong?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.10.2017 | Weird News

In 2007, the internet named a humpback whale ― that most regal of ocean creatures ― “Mr Splashy Pants.” In 2012, it sent Miami rap artist Pitb...

Monopoly Sets Up Holiday Hotline To Settle Family Disputes

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.21.2016 | Arts

Fear not, honest Monopoly players. Family members attempting to ruin Christmas by bending the rules or blatantly cheating during the game will now hav...

Check Out The Toys From Your Childhood That Are Making A Comeback

Next Avenue | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.20.2016 | Fifty

When I saw a retro version of the board game Clue at Target, I had to buy it. While I had been able to hang on to a number of my board games from chil...

Finding - and Spreading - Joy in 2016

Tracy Hoover | Posted 12.12.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

It's this time of the year when the promise of peace and goodwill seems especially precious to me. Maybe even more so this year, which has unfolded ag...

Gross Is Great For Summer Fun

Laurie Schacht | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

While kids are goofing off, parents can also join in on the lighthearted fun -- we could all use a break from the serious once in a while!

Mr. Potato Head Gets ‘Ugly’ Makeover For A Lovely Reason

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Good News

Mr. Potato Head is getting a reverse makeover, for a good cause. Hasbro has created a “Wonky Mr. Potato Head” -- an ugly-vegetable version of the...

Playing With the Past

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

There were many other surprises in this exhibit of nearly 500 favorites developed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society.

The Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Lisa Chau

I met Vijay Govindarajan (VG) several years ago when I was an Assistant Director at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is a Wall St...

Hasbro Doesn't Want Kids To Turn Into iPhone Zombies

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.16.2016 | Technology

NEW YORK -- There's a connection between "Star Wars" and "Bop It." No, Rey's not about to battle any dark Jedi by "twisting it," but the two brands ha...

Toy Fair Reveal: How Fantasy Comes to Life in the Toy Box in 2016

Laurie Schacht | Posted 02.12.2017 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Narwhals and dragons, and unicorns, oh my! Fantastic creatures that have graced the pages of fairy tales and roared to life on the big screen are coming to life like never before this year -- in your kids' toy boxes.

What Happened When A Little Girl Complained About Rey's Absence From 'Star Wars' Monopoly

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents

In the midst of the controversy surrounding Hasbro's exclusion of the character Rey from its "Star Wars" merchandise, one little girl's impassioned le...

'Star Wars' Toys Have A Girl Problem

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment

WARNING: Some spoilers below for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." A long time ago, back when merchandise for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hit stores ...

Imagine a World In Which Star Wars Never Existed

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 12.18.2016 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

If the original Star Wars film had never happened, the entertainment industry would be in shambles, toys and games would be a minuscule industry, the publishing industry would in all likelihood be dead, many other industries from apparel to packaged goods would be struggling, and unemployment would be higher on a global scale. Here's why.

Living With Furby

Caroline Roy | Posted 12.02.2016 | Parents
Caroline Roy

My daughter convinced me to buy a Furby Boom. A Furby is an interactive toy that resembles a hallucination of yoda in baby doll proportions, see above. By its design, the most subtle motion in the vicinity of 25 feet triggers the creature to shout mechanical commands like: I'm huuuuuungreeeeehh, gimmme fooood now, now, NOW!!

Toy Cat Robots Might Be The Answer to Senior Loneliness

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.19.2015 | Fifty

Toy manufacturer Hasbro is marketing a lifelike robotic cat for seniors who may be unable to care for real fur-babies. The Joy For All Companion Pet c...

Jem and the Hollograms Has the Heart of a Hunter

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 10.27.2016 | Entertainment
Kenyth Mogan

I grew up with Jem and the Holograms. The truly outrageous animated rock star was my first real exposure to the world of pop music.

A Look at 20 Hot Holiday Toys for 2015

Laurie Schacht | Posted 10.02.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

What makes a toy hot? Is it hot because it's on TV every 20 minutes in front of your kids or because all of their friends have it so they absolutely must have one too? Or is it hot because it's based on a character they truly love, a passion that they have or their own unique play style, even if they haven't asked for it yet?

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

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.03.2017 | 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 Court in New...

Breaking Down Gender in the Toy Aisle

Laurie Schacht | Posted 08.17.2016 | 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 Univer...

Barbie, DuPont and the Power of Play

Christopher Byrne | Posted 05.13.2016 | 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
Quora

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.