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Next Level Games was founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Michael Nottley in order to manage and promote the game of his invention, TITLE CHASE®. The company’s vision is simple – to provide fun, safe and quality games for all to enjoy.

TITLE CHASE was launched in September 2005 with the first ever ‘TITLE CHASE Tournament’ at Dorchester Football Club. Due to its success, numerous tournaments were held as part of a tour of the South West of England, including football clubs in Yeovil, Weymouth and Bournemouth. Football supporters, their friends and family as well as members of the public all took advantage of the opportunity to play this unique football management board game and plans are now in place to roll out the tournaments nationwide.

In the early days, Michael attended local events and Christmas fairs before carrying out a tour of local schools. “The most memorable moment for me was when a couple of young girls came up to me and said it was the best game they had ever played,” says Michael. “I was on an absolute high. It was fantastic to see the children enjoying the sociability and atmosphere of a board game rather than simply trying to outwit a computer.”

During 2005, deals were secured with football club shops, Bentalls Department Store, Toys Games & Models, Toymaster, Goulds Garden Centre and international online retailer, Amazon. "No one can underestimate the power of word of mouth and I have been very lucky to have had tremendous support from the local press and radio stations," explains Michael. "When I visited branches of ‘Toymaster’ in Weymouth and Dorchester, I introduced myself and the manager simply placed an order, saying that people had already been in the store asking about the game!"

Growing interest in the game has lead to a partnership with national distribution companies ‘Inspiration Works’ and ‘Esdevium Games Ltd’, leading distributors of hobby and mass-market gaming products in the UK, who exhibited TITLE CHASE in their space at the UK’s annual Toy Fair in January 2006.

Since then, deals have been secured with both independent retailers and big names such as T.K. Maxx, Toymaster, Toy Planet, and Play.com where it hit the top 20 best selling board games in July 2006. By the end of the year TITLE CHASE will also be available from Hamleys, The Entertainer, Argos online, and Sit Up TV.

Next Level Game’s Headquarters are based at:
5 Liscombe Close, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2NS.

How to find us

From the North
Use the A37 from Yeovil to Dorchester. At the first roundabout just before Dorchester take the 2nd exit (towards Weymouth). At the next roundabout take the 1st exit into Dorchester. Pass through 4 mini roundabouts heading towards Bridport Road. About 50 meters after the last mini roundabout turn left into Whitfield Road, then right into Wessex Road. Liscombe Close is the second on the left.

From the East
Use the A35 from Ringwood/ Bournemouth/ Poole to Dorchester. At the first roundabout just before Dorchester take the 2nd exit (towards Weymouth). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit (towards Yeovil). At the next roundabout take the 4th exit into Dorchester. Pass through 4 mini roundabouts heading towards Bridport Road. About 50 meters after the last mini roundabout turn left into Whitfield Road, then right into Wessex Road. Liscombe Close is the second on the left.

From the South
Use the A354 from Weymouth to Dorchester. At the first roundabout just before Dorchester take the 1st exit (towards Yeovil). At the next roundabout take the 4th exit into Dorchester. Pass through 4 mini roundabouts heading towards Bridport Road. About 50 meters after the last mini roundabout turn left into Whitfield Road, then right into Wessex Road. Liscombe Close is the second on the left.

Next Level Games' Mission Statement

Next Level Games will revolutionise the board game market by becoming the most recognised and trusted brand in the design and manufacture of innovative and exciting new products. The company is committed to researching and assessing new areas in product development to provide the highest quality entertainment for children and the family.

After launching its flagship football management game, ‘TITLE CHASE’, the company intends to expand the range by creating versions for all team sports, providing a full range of world-class board games to the gaming market for all sports fans and their families to enjoy.

Career opportunities with Next Level Games

There are currently no vacancies at Next Level Games, but we are constantly developing and evolving our products and service, so do check this page for any updates – we will update it as soon as any opportunity arises.