The BS Blog

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.

It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Oh, no. Because, here at Bubblegum Stuff, we’ve put together a list of card games for 2 or more players that are a sure-fire way of passing the time. We’ve got celebrity quizzes, a name the animal quiz and even an educational game. These are funny games to play with your mates over a Zoom call that take less time to learn than a Tik Tok dance.

We’re hoping that Kim and Kanye can reconcile their differences. But if not, at least they’ll remain in the public consciousness, albeit as separate brands, through our two card games - Card Dashing and Kanye News Game - as well as their high profile careers in TV, music and fashion…
We’ve put together a list of our top 10 best Secret Santa gift ideas in celebration of our favourite time of year. It just so happens they’re all designed and made by Bubblegum Stuff. But that’s purely a coincidence - there’s no Eurovision-style judging going on here.