Gibsons Games Jigsaw Puzzles
Let’s take a look at Gibsons Games and see what their jigsaw puzzles are like. You can check out our other Puzzle Manufacturers pages to see how they are different.
Click the picture below to see the puzzle pieces blown up to “life size”
These are grid cut jigsaws with interesting piece shapes.
The Gibson’s family business stretches back for over 100 years and is the oldest British owned company specializing in toys and games.
In its present form H P Gibson and Sons Ltd started selling toys and games around the time of the First World War and a number of games marketed under the “HPG” brand became very popular.
It was not until the late 1980s that Gibsons started producing jigsaw puzzles and from that time they rose quickly through the ranks to become the UK’s leading supplier of jigsaw puzzles.
There are now more that 250 titles in the collection with puzzle sizes ranging from 2 pieces to 1,500 pieces. Over 50 new puzzles are released each year so the most avid enthusiasts can enjoy a puzzle every week!
The boxes used for the puzzles are always in their easily identifiable royal blue – their jigsaws can be instantly spotted in any shop display of assorted puzzles.
The company list the following characteristics of their puzzles:
- Thicker board than many other puzzles
- Board is made from recycled materials
- Firmly interlocking pieces
- Meticulous sourcing of interesting images
- Widest selection of puzzles compared to any other UK manufacturer
The speciality of the company is traditional scenes including paintings by British artists. No doubt the success of their range of puzzles can be largely attributed to their meticulous sourcing of images. They make no secret of the fact that they need to travel thousands of miles in order to secure the best possible pictures.
The current chairman, Michael Gibson, is justifiably proud of the long traditions of the company and of their reputation for quality. He can also boast of a very prestigious customer base amongst which is Her Majesty the Queen. You would find it hard to get a better recommendation than that!
Contact Details are as follows:
42a Throwley Way
The four images below are a representative selection of the jigsaw puzzles sold by Gibsons Games