Toy Industry Foundation hosts Play Your Part Chicago for at-risk youth.

CMON earns $1M profits on $21M in 2016 sales.

Target announces plans for 70 Target-exclusive board games.

ICO Partners analyzes five years of board game Kickstarter growth in contrast to other project categories.

Two Wednesday 9 August game releases

Two Kickstarter projects

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Three October releases and five Kickstarters

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Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres winners, three new releases, and three (plus one) Kickstarters

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Dice Tower Awards, fall releases, and Kickstarter projects

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White Wolf founder Stewart Wieck passes; Shiba Inu House wins Creative Child Magazine 2017 Kids Card Game of the Year; Foxmind acquires Funnybone; Plan B acquires Eggertspiele; Gen Con hosts Ascension World Championship; Gen Con sells out of four-day badges; two new releases and two Kickstarters

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Ice Cool wins Kinderspiel des Jahres; three September releases; three Kickstarters

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UK Games Expo attendance and awards, Origins Awards, Geek Chic closure, new releases, and Kickstarters

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River Horse Games picks up Pacific Rim Uprising license, Steve Jackson Games stakeholder report reflects on 2016, Diana Jones Awards announces 2017 nominees, and the Toy Industry Foundation issues annual report - plus four Origins releases

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Category:Monday News with Paul Owen -- posted at: 5:34am EDT

Asmodee partners with Alliance Game Distributors; AlphaGo defeats world's top-ranked Go players; California law requires certification and record-keeping for five-dollar autographs; Stonemaier Games releases stakeholder report

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Spiel des Jahres nominees, Hasbro quarterly earnings report, Asmodee acquisition of Rory's Story Cubes, Geek Fever Games acquisition of DPH Studioz, Galakta distribution partnership with Ares Games, CMON Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy, new releases, and Kickstarters

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