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Gibsons Celebrating Centenary on National Puzzle Day 2019

National Puzzle Day 2019
Gibsons are bringing back one of their first ever iconic games, L’Attaque. It will go on sale in April 2019.

Today 29th January, is National Puzzle Day where we celebrate and promote the fun we have with solving and playing puzzles. This year Gibsons celebrates their 100th anniversary – and to thank fans, Gibsons have hidden 100 lucky tickets inside their puzzle boxes. If a lucky ticket is found, the recipient will be rewarded with a free 1000 piece puzzle of their choice.

no.1 performing manufacturer in adult puzzles

Originally a games company, Gibsons first introduced jigsaw puzzles to in the 1980s and now are proud to be the no.1 performing manufacturer in adult puzzles. Their vast range now holds over 400 products, with jigsaw puzzles available in 6 different piece counts.

To mark National Puzzle Day Gibsons – the independent, family-owned British games and puzzles company – has launched a brand new range of jigsaw puzzles and games, suited for all ages.

White Logo Collection

Gibsons has released a brand-new collection of design-led jigsaw puzzles especially for adults. There are six 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles available in the White Logo range, all of which have been specifically selected for their striking designs and unconventional scenes.

Following the trend of mindfulness and the nation’s desire to spend less time looking at a screen, Gibsons’ White Logo jigsaws are perfect for the new wave of puzzlers who are looking for more innovative and contemporary designs rather than typical, traditional puzzle scenes.

To select the imagery, Gibsons interviewed prospective puzzlers who voted for their favourite designs* that didn’t conform to conventional jigsaw illustrations.

Zonkers

ZonlersZonkers is Gibsons’ brand new fast and frantic dice game that launched this week at the Toy Fair 2019.

Frantically roll your dice in a head-to-head frenzy as you try to win cards and beat your foe. Zonkers will be available to order from mid-February.

 

Little Gibsons – Childrens collection

As a family business, Gibsons is proud to entertain all generations and this year they have launched a brand-new children’s collection.

Three new jigsaws available now and a further four jigsaws and games arriving in the summer, all otailor-made for inquisitive pre-schoolers thanks to their bright, quirky packaging and on-trend themes.

Gibsons has released over 40 new classic jigsaw puzzle designs that are available in an array of piece counts, from 100 to 2000 pieces.

The jigsaw collection includes beautifully illustrated artwork by renowned artists including: Trevor Mitchell and Kevin Walsh, and are packaged in Gibsons’ iconic blue boxes.

Amongst the new releases are two centenary themed puzzles including specially commissioned Steve Crisp and Thomas Kinkade designs.

Gibsons young puzzles

L’Attaque!

Gibsons are bringing back one of their first ever iconic games, L’Attaque. It will go on sale in April 2019.

A strategic board game for two people, L’Attaque was the first of The Big Four military based games for Gibsons. A ‘capture the flag’ style game of strategy, L’Attaque was the precursor to the popular title, Stratego, and was a firm favourite of Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

 

Competitions and activities

To celebrate National Puzzle Day, Gibsons is giving away a free jigsaw when £20 is spent at Jigsaw Puzzles Direct, the online jigsaw puzzle retailer.

Gibsons are also requesting jigsaw puzzle fans send in a photograph of the jigsaw they are currently piecing together. The company will then combine all of the entries to create a huge #NationalPuzzleDay montage that will be shared online.

Jigsaw fans can upload their photo to the Gibsons Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #NationalPuzzleDay or email your photos to marketing@gibsonsgames.co.uk.

  • The National Puzzle Day offer will run from Saturday 26th January – Tuesday 29th January
  • The offer is only available from Jigsaw Puzzles Direct, the online puzzle retailer (www.jigsawpuzzlesdirect.co.uk)
  • Consumers must purchase £20 worth of Gibsons jigsaws to redeem their free puzzle.
  • Enter the code ‘GIBSONS19’ to claim your free puzzle.
  • National Puzzle Day is held annually on 29th January.
  • Share your National Puzzle Day celebrations with the hashtag, #NationalPuzzleDay.

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Nicola Buskell

Niki Buskell has written for the Daily Mail community site Local People. She writes for other websites with a natural interest in technology, conservation and well being.

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