Gibsons Games

In 1903, Harry Gibson managed to obtain an unsecured loan of £500 from the Royal Bank of Scotland in Bishopsgate, London. This generous sum enabled him to start a business, which at that time was called The International Card Co. Trading from offices in Aldersgate Street, he supplied retailers with a range of products including card games and postcards; an unlikely combination these days, but back then, most towns would have a number of stationers in the High Street and they became Harry Percy’s first customers. The International Card business was sold to the De La Rue Company and H. P. Gibson & Sons Limited was formed in 1919. The International Series brand continued to be used on some products right up to the early 1980's, but H P Gibson & Sons Ltd made its name with the ‘HPG’ brand of indoor games, with old favourites such as L’Attaque and Dover Patrol; huge sellers before and after the Second World War. Sadly the company’s premises, along with all its manufacturing equipment were destroyed during the blitz in 1940 and when the war ended, it was almost a case of starting from scratch. 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, alongside ranges from other established names, including Waddingtons and Chad Valley. 1966 Harry Percy’s grandson, Michael Gibson joined the family business. He remembers his father paying him £11.00 a week out of which he had to pay his mother living expenses. In the late 70s H P Gibson & Sons shortened its name to ‘Gibsons’, and shortly after, in the early 80s, Gibsons introduced their first jigsaw puzzle range, a series of photographic images of Britain from the Air. Michael Gibson was determined to bring a new, luxurious feel to a decidedly lacklustre market. The result was their high quality, 100% recycled puzzle board and sturdy boxes printed in smart royal blue. Along with the new jigsaws came new themes, and Michael dispensed of the dreary subject matters and introduced delectable new imagery, often drawn by specially commissioned artists. Having gone from only 6 puzzles in the range, they've now grown to over 250 titles, running from 2 to 2000 pieces, with over 50 new jigsaw puzzle images added every year. Gibsons have a broad selection of products for all the family including games and puzzles suitable for pre-school to big school and beyond!

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221B Baker Street - The Master Detective Game

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

3 in 1 Games Set - Chess, Draughts, and Backgamon

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG390

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $131.00

Aviation (Blue Box Edition)

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

(rules are a photocopy, missing board)

Aviation (Brown Box Edition)

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Chicken Out

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9017

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $10.00

Civilization

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Civilization (2017 Edition)

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Crystal Hall

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9018

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $31.00

Escape from Colditz (1st Edition)

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: EXC1507

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $69.95

(rules are a photocopy)

Fair Means or Foul

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Folding Cribbage Board

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG355

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $16.00

Great Western Railway

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Hare and Tortoise

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

L'Attaque

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9101

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $25.00

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Mind The Gap

  $20.00 to $24.95

Mind The Gap

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9016

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Pack of Positivity

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9601

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $10.00

Pass the Bomb

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

(1/2 cards sealed)

Puzzle Board, The

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9000

Product Line: Puzzle Storage & Mats (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $42.00

Puzzle Role, The

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9005

Product Line: Puzzle Storage & Mats (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $23.00

Sherlock Holmes - The Card Game

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9012

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

(cards sealed)
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Sorcerer's Cave

  VG/EX $95.00

Sorcerer's Cave

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Superhero City Memory Game

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG1041

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $10.00

Sweet Dreams Memory Game

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG1040

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $10.00

Tri-Tactics (Red Box Edition)

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Tweedledum

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Zonkers

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9002

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

MSRP $17.00

221B Baker Street - The Master Detective Game (2014 Edition)

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Britannia

Britannia

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Card Game for Rebel Girls

Card Game for Rebel Girls

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9027

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Christmas Bauble 200pc Jigsaw Puzzle

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9505

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Fireside Football

Fireside Football

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Formula Motor Racing

Formula Motor Racing

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

History of the World

History of the World

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Jaques Original Happy Families

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG661

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Mystic Wood Extension Kit, The

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Mystic Wood, The

Mystic Wood, The

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Pixit

Pixit

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9020

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Rockpool

Rockpool

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG1042

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Shut the Box

Shut the Box

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG328

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Snakes & Landders and Ludo

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG9013

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Three Frogs More!

Three Frogs More!

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG1043

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Travel Solitaire

Travel Solitaire

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG332

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Tri-Tactics (1970's Edition)

By: Gibsons Games

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

Woodland Snap

Woodland Snap

By: Gibsons Games

Stock #: GIBG662

Product Line: Board Games (Gibsons Games)

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