When rockin’ around the Christmas tree is done, don’t settle for a silent night, like last Christmas, get all your post dinner family fun inspiration from Gibsons.
All I want for Christmas is…..Pass the Pud – RRP £17.99
The ever-so-cheeky word game that will have the family in stitches! As players answer questions from 5 categories and pass the jingling pudding back and forth, the pud is counting down the time to the dreaded burp. You don’t want to be the one holding the pudding when the random timer goes off! Quick thinking and obscure general knowledge is required (how many songs are there that contain the word “baby” in the title, anyway?!)
Fancy more of a silent night? Wind down with a few glasses of sherry and our Christmas Market Limited Edition Puzzle – RRP £14.99
The crowded Christmas fayre puts everyone in a merry mood for some festivities. As Santa roasts fresh chestnuts, people make their last purchases of holly wreaths and cookies before pulling on their boots for an evening skate on the festive ice rink. Being twelfth in this ever popular series, each puzzle contains a serial numbered certificate making the ideal collectors gift as well as the perfect festive entertainment.
If you’re more of a mistletoe and wine kind of group….there’s 221B Baker Street – RRP £17.99
Our classic Sherlock Holmes game has been refreshed and redesigned this year, with brand new mind boggling cases to solve. Scout around the streets of London for hidden clues and determine who among the group possesses the most skillful powers of judgement when attempting to solve the fascinating cases, of which there are now 75 to play through!
Baby it’s cold outside…..especially for the Hare and Tortoise – RRP £17.99
You won’t see another board game like it; our Hare and Tortoise game is a truly unique strategy game and something of a legend! The lack of dice sets it apart from other games; your progress depends not on luck, but on your decisions. Using carrots as your currency, you must decide how many carrots to spend – the further you move, the more you pay. Those that move too far ahead might be caught short... while the slow and steady tortoises might well be able to overtake those hasty hares by saving their carrots!
And for the younger members of the family, do they know it’s Xmas time at all? They certainly will if any of these gifts are on their Xmas lists:
For kids aged 18m+
My World Range
To pass the puzzling bug onto the very wee ones in your life (start ‘em young we say!) why not try our My World range? There are 19 fun, educational puzzles and games in the range that have all been developed in conjunction with child psychologist, Amanda Gummer, so they are perfectly tailored to teach children essential skills for life. The My World range is also made in Britain using 100% recycled board.
From teensy 2 piece puzzles like My Farm Animals (RRP £6.99) to whopping 60 piece giant floor puzzles like My Space Adventure (RRP £9.99), there’s lots to learn and discover!
For kids aged 5yrs+
For those a little older, our Spot the Sillies (RRP £8.99) range is perfect for kids who are up for something a little mad! What may first look like a normal picture, a closer look will reveal 10 extremely silly things we’ve snuck into the picture! With trainer-wearing dinosaurs, parachuting pirates and a pair of squirrels kissing under the mistletoe, there are ten barmy things to find in each puzzle. Can you find them all!?
For kids aged 7yrs+
For aspiring geographers, our award-winning Jig-Maps (RRP £8.99) provide hours of entertainment and a good geography lesson... for Mum and Dad too, we’re betting! Each puzzle sets the challenge not only of piecing together the map, but placing each identically shaped country or city name in the right spot on the puzzle. There are three editions in the range, UK & Ireland, Europe and World maps.
Finally, in the spirit of Christmas, our Santa’s Little Helpers puzzle (RRP £8.99) captures the scene of Santa Claus and his elves preparing the sleigh for Christmas night. Painted by the same artist of our annual Limited Edition puzzle, Marcello Corti, this puzzle captures the same charm as our bestselling yearly puzzle but is much more manageable for little hands!
Gibsons are available from a range of good toy and gift shops around the UK. Use the store finder online: http://gibsonsgames.co.uk/where-to-buy/.
Buy Gibsons this year and you’ll wish it could be Christmas every day!
For more information, images, or to arrange an interview please contact Harry Middleton, manager of the Gibsons press office at Gibsons@sensecommunications.co.uk or call 0203 551 3954.
Notes to editor
- Gibsons is the oldest British-owned company in the puzzle industry, having been founded in 1919, and has a rich family history.
- Gibsons was founded by Harry Gibson, after he secured loan of £500 from the Royal Bank of Scotland in Bishopsgate, London.
- After World War II, Robert and Harry Gibson (jnr.), sons of the founder, re-established trading from Barrett Street in London’s West End. The company continued to sell its own family games and pastimes. In 1966 Harry Percy’s grandson, Michael Gibson joined the family business.
- Gibsons originally had only six puzzle pictures in the range which depicted aerial shots of well-known British landmarks, but today it has grown its range to over 250 titles, running from 2 to 2000 pieces, with over 50 new jigsaw puzzle images added every year.
- Gibsons has a broad selection of products for all the family including games and puzzles suitable for pre-school to big school and beyond.
- Gibsons My World range has been developed in conjunction with child psychologist and play specialist Dr Amanda Gummer