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January 17, 2016: Nuremberg Toy Fair!!!

Late this month Ross and I will be in Germany for the Nuremberg Toy Fair. This trip is our chance to sit down with our European licensing partners to review the 2016 Munchkin releases and begin discussions on 2017 games. Nuremberg, while an important trade show, is one of the easier conventions I attend each year and a great way to ease gently into a few months of heavy travel. Unlike the New York show -- that comes in February -- the Nuremberg event is all about outgoing licensing projects. Game sales never even enter into the picture. This makes the show low-stress and actually a fantastic opportunity to look at the rest of the toy and game industry and see what is coming later in the year.

What new toys and games will I see while in Germany? I've no idea, but if I'm lucky I'll get a few moments to chat with the team at The Loyal Subjects -- Jonathan and his crew are always a source of entertaining conversation -- and time at the Jumbo booth to see if there's anything new for Stratego.

-- Phil Reed


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