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The Traitors stars try out Goliath’s board game at Toy Fair

Published on: 26th January 2024

After their shock banishments, The Traitors TV stars Anthony Mathurin and Ash Bibi reunited at London Toy Fair to celebrate the successful launch of The Traitors official board game.

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Anthony Mathurin and Ash Bibi from the Traitors series 2 appear at the 70th Toy Fair at Olympia London to promote The Traitors game by Goliath Games.  Photo: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

At Toy Fair at Olympia London, ‘Faithful’ fans will have recognised a couple of familiar faces, as Anthony and Ash made an appearance at the Goliath Games stand to try out the board game version of their BBC One show.

Inspired by the popular TV series, The Traitors Official Board Game brings all the excitement into the homes of viewers. Whether a Faithful or a Traitor, players will be able to put friendships to the test and battle it out at their own round tables. The board game sold out in the lead up to Christmas with 70,000 pieces flying off shelves.

Chloe Burrowes, marketing controller at Goliath Games, said: “At Goliath Games, we’re incredibly pleased with the success of The Traitors Official Board Game, and it was amazing for Anthony and Ash to join and support us at the Toy Fair. With the TV show already established with strategy and suspense enthusiasts, the game offers the same thrilling experience at home. We’re excited to see how fans will bring the thriller to life at their own game nights – just remember to get them before they get you.”

The duo gave their predictions for the show and thoughts on their shock exits. “You can’t practise before you go in, but I had the mindset of ‘I am the chosen Traitor’ and I wanted that advantage,” said Ash. “It was amazing to meet Claudia, she can be quite stern but she’s actually a sweetheart – she would definitely be a Faithful I think.”

Faithful contestant Anthony disagreed: “That’s what makes Claudia the perfect Traitor, she would play that role magnificently because she would be able to deceive everyone. My background in chess really helped with gaming under pressure, one of the key things about this whole game is this ideology – it’s either death by democracy, or death by dagger. Pick your poison… No pun intended, sorry, Diane.”

Commenting on Paul being a Traitor, he added: “We were a team when we made the decision in episode two to get the shield, then at the round table he froze and threw us under the bus, that’s when I knew he was a Traitor.”

BBC One’s second series of the deception reality series is proving a huge hit once again. Viewers have been tuning in to follow the tense psychological thriller where strangers come together to complete missions hoping to secure a cash prize of up to £120,000. Amongst the team, there are multiple ‘Traitors’ who are looking to sabotage the ‘Faithful’, and it’s the the Faithfuls job to find out who is conspiring against them.

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