The BS Blog

These are our favourite gaming content creators. Check them out. You won’t regret it. Our list is far from finished, though. We’re discovering new peeps all the time. So, if you follow someone that you’d like to tell us about, or you think we’ve missed an obvious titan of content off our list, we’re all ears.
Those of you that are regular readers of this blog will know, we’re all about responding to pop culture trends by creating smart and inventive products. And our plant-based range is no exception. 
We’ve reached a milestone in our campaign. We’re over 50% funded and we’re closing in on 150 backers. It’s been 18 months since we set out to create the best card game for families we possibly could - it’s been a voyage of discovery.
It’s been 18 months in the making. The fruits of our lockdown labours. In many ways, it’s a project that gave us a collective focus and sense of purpose during those difficult days of 2020. And now the day has finally arrived to let it loose on the world.

The rumours are true: our Kickstarter campaign for Plant-Based Riot is launching on 28th July. Plant-Based Riot is our latest card game for families and friends, and it’s going to be crowdfunded by our community.

Since we put a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears into this game, we’re absolutely chuffed to bits to see those efforts recognised by the great guys over at Mojo Nation. They’ve only gone and shortlisted the Plant Based Riot design team of Roberto, Courtney and Matt for the final of the Game Designer of the Year Award in the Party Game category!

If you feel like waiting for this latest Covid wave to blow over, why not bring Pride to you?? And to help your celebrations go off with a bang, we’ve put together a handy shopping list. There’s adult party games, funny gifts for a friend, and even little treats for yourself.

Pride shows that in the not too distant past, and even today, LGBTQ+ people are not able to express themselves safely. So it’s important inasmuch as it highlights that fact whilst giving power and strength to the movement through community.
To prove our devotion to the church of gift giving, we’ve created a gift guide that features just as many of other peoples’ products as our own. It’s all about sharing the love, baby. Especially on Father’s Day.

Whatever way you slice it, it ain’t easy to take care of houseplants. And for most of us, easy to care for houseplants, especially those that prefer low light (living in the UK, that’s a must), should be at the top of our shopping list when starting our plant parent journey.

To add a bit of perspective in terms of the scale and reach of these projects, the total funding generated by 355,058 backers across ten campaigns (so far) is a whopping £12,391,852! 💰💰💰

It was the news story of the week. The Ever Given container ship got stuck in the Suez Canal near the Egyptian city of Suez on its way from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean.

The question still remains of how it got stuck in the first place. But what is beyond doubt is our ability to create memes that make us lol, regardless of the severity of the situation.

We totally get it. You see your friends’ indoor jungles and you go green with envy. So you pop down the plant shop, buy a load of parlour palms, only for them to die within days of getting them home. Unbe-leaf-able! Well, now you needn’t worry, because Bubblegum Stuff has got you covered with all your indoor plant care needs in 2021.

It’s the most unlikely cultural exchange of 2021. The Australians get our Plant Life Support self-waterer, and we get Married at First Sight Australia - it’s a pretty fair deal. And since Mail Online Australia has reviewed our Plant Life Support, we only think it’s fair we do the same for MAFS.
It’s International Women's Day. Often shortened to IWD, International Women’s Day grew out of the labour movement to become a recognised annual event by the UN. The seeds of it were planted in 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote.

The annual Birmingham Spring Fair is going online. So Bubblegum Stuff have put together a collection of helpful Buyer’s Guides to make choosing your next best-selling product a walk in the park (which, at the time of writing, is still permitted under the guidelines).

A big congratulations to our Product Designer Marty Pardoe for being named as one of Mojo Nation’s 100 influential figures in the toy and game industry for 2021. It’s an incredible achievement to be named in the Rising Star category, and we’re all excited to see what this year brings for this talented designer.