Like many growing small businesses, we have found that as sales grow we begin drowning in an enormous sea of small administrative tasks – especially book-keeping. Being behind with book-keeping prevents good business decisions, because without accurate accounts you do not know whether you’re meeting your targets. On the other hand, paying someone in the… Read More
Jesse has just completed his postgraduate legal studies and aspires to venture into the world of corporate law in the coming years. Jesse joins us in the role of Operations Manager and it has been a pleasure to have him on board going into the perennially hectic Christmas season.
We’re horrified by the loss of human life and dignity shown in reports about the migrant crisis. We believe that all of us have a duty to respond with compassion to families fleeing for their lives. To make a small difference, in the coming week (10th to 17th October 2015) we’ll be donating 10% of… Read More
Do you like playing our games? Do you like cash? (whether for charity or yourself) Then you’re just the sort of person we need. There aren’t enough of us to attend every Christmas fair up and down the land. But there are plenty of you. Here’s the plan: 1. You book a stall at your… Read More
Justin Kauflin’s latest album Dedication is a collection of tracks each written for and dedicated to people who are special to him. The final piece is my favourite, entitled “Thank You Lord”. This chap is only 29 years old, and lost his sight aged 11. Respect! See his tour list here: http://www.justinkauflin.com/#!tour-dates/c12rj
In July I attended a meeting of the Esther Benjamins Trust – a charity that rescues Nepalese children from trafficking – many of them smuggled over the border into Northern India, not far from where our games are made. The children are often made to perform in travelling circuses, work long hours in factories, or… Read More
John Lewis’ notes are like ripe drops of dew – exquisite, restrained, and unadorned. If you don’t like this, you’re wrong.
Dear Customers, Pucket-lovers, and Friends, We continue to be surprised by how many of you are buying Pucket, and it’s difficult for us to keep up. As a fair trade business, we pay half of the cost of our Pucket games in advance (6 – 9 months beforehand), and half when the goods arrive. As… Read More
Trust is the oil of commerce. Imagine popping out to buy some milk in a trustless world: “…the refrigerator is locked. When you’ve persuaded the shopkeeper to retrieve the milk, you then end up arguing over whether you’re going to hand the money over first, or whether he is going to hand over the milk…. Read More
We’ve just invented a new way to play Rollet that makes it hilarious for two players: Cannonball! Under Cannonball rules you can score in two ways: the normal way by hitting the goal ball into the goal OR by getting all the silver balls on the other half of the board and crying “Cannonbaaaaall!”. After… Read More