Hasbro logoHasbro’s annual pre-Toy Fair presentation to investors took place this morning. This annual event, compared to the report on financial results earlier in the week, is much more focused on product plans.

I won’t go in to all the games that the company announced, saving that for Monday when I visit the showroom in person. I will, however, say that I’m very interested to get a closer look at Simon Swipe and the Play Doh Launch Game.

Not that it should surprise us anymore but once-again, Magic: The Gathering featured prominently in Hasbro’s presentation. The company revealed that Magic grew 182 percent over the last 5 years. During the same period, the number of stores in the Wizards Play Network grew 60 percent. Active players grew 29 percent in 2013. And last year, 835,000 people participated in organized tournaments.

The presentation also provided fans a slight glimmer of hope that Dungeons & Dragons would get some more corporate attention. For the fist time in a while, the D&D logo at least made an appearance, showing up on a slide about multi-platform gaming. …I said it was only a slight glimmer.

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