New Beano board game to celebrate Dennis’ 70th anniversary released by Portsmouth business woman

HE IS one of the most loved British characters and now the iconic Dennis and his Beanotown friends have become a new board game.

Beano board game Rachel Lowe
Beano board game Rachel Lowe

Released by award-winning board game creator Rachel Lowe, from Portsmouth, and licensed by Rocket Licensing on behalf of Beano Studios, the new Beano game is being released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Dennis first appearing in the comic.

Rachel, who is well known for her range of board games including ones based on Call The Midwife, WWE: Road to WrestleMania and The Elf on the Shelf, said she was delighted to be working on such a classic

She said: ‘Beano is an absolute classic with a dedicated fanbase around the world.

Beano board game

‘Dennis has one of the most iconic and recognizable faces – the messy black hair and that mischievous grin are what people love the most.

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‘I am thrilled to be working with the Beano team to create these new products to celebrate such a wonderful anniversary for a wonderful character.’

The Beano is the longest-running British children’s comic magazine and in August 2019 celebrated its 4,000th issue. Seventy years ago, Dennis first appeared in the comic and has been loved by children and adults from around the world ever since.

Beano board game

A 200-piece and 1,000-piece puzzle featuring more of the comic’s characters, including The Bash Street Kids will be released later in the year.

Vanessa Andreis, partnerships director at Beano Studios, said: ‘For 70 years, kids have read and laughed along with Dennis and now thanks to this incredible Rachel Lowe partnership, fans big and small can come together to test their own prank skills.

‘We look forward to creating a range of games that generations of family and friends can come together to enjoy.’

The game focuses on an average day in the school playground when the gang decide that it is time to play some pranks. Players take turns to journey around Beanotown and try to complete pranks whilst avoiding being caught by the teacher. The player to prank six different locations first will win the game.

The Beano board game is £29.99 and available from amazon.co.uk and rachellowe.co.uk now.

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