Gibsons, the family-owned jigsaw puzzle and board game company, have partnered with Rebel Girls, the award-winning brand behind the internationally bestselling book series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, which has sold 4.5 million copies and been translated into nearly 50 languages.
Known for their innovative puzzle designs and best-selling games, Gibsons will release two jigsaw puzzles in Spring 2020, a card game in the summer and a board game to follow in 2021. The jigsaw puzzles will be available in two piece counts, 100 piece and 500 piece, appealing to girls, teens and young women alike. Each product will make full use of the rich Rebel Girls style guide, which focuses on positive, empowering messaging and bold designs.
Rocket Licensing, the UK agent for Rebel Girls on behalf of Timbuktu Labs, have partnered with Gibsons to create educational, ethical and empowering products for the Rebel Girls consumer products programme across the UK, Eire and Europe, with potential for wider distribution.
“We are delighted that Gibsons have joined us on our Rebel Girls mission, encouraging girls to explore, learn and dream without limits.” states Louisa Skevington, Licensing Executive at Rocket Licensing. “Gibsons have really reflected the core values of Rebel Girls in their game development and the puzzle designs look absolutely fantastic – we cannot wait to see them in store!”
“Rebel Girls is a fantastic brand that we are thrilled to be working with,” adds Emily Charles, Product Development Manager at Gibsons. “It’s been fascinating and inspiring learning the stories of the amazing women featured in these games and puzzles through the product development process. We heard about the Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls books from our own gang of Gibsons Rebel Girls (the daughters of some of the team). As a company, we have a very strong female presence, 60% of the team are women, including two of the Directors, and so we felt straight away it would be a great fit.”