JUMBO GAMES NATIONAL JIGSAW AMNESTY
This October, Jumbo Games is conducting a jigsaw amnesty in conjunction with hospitals across England and Scotland and local Hobbycraft stores.
The amnesty will take place in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh. Members of the general public in each area will be able to drop off old and used jigsaws at selected Hobbycraft stores during school half term, between the 18 October and the 2 November. In return for the donation, contributors will receive a money off voucher which can be used to purchase any Jumbo puzzle in store. For every puzzle donated, Jumbo will donate one brand new jigsaw to the selected hospital in each of the five cities. And to reward contributors who donate to this fantastic cause, Jumbo will also give you 50% OFF any Jumbo branded jigsaw puzzle. So the more unwanted jigsaw puzzles you donate, the more puzzles you can get with 50% OFF!
The chosen hospitals include Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, The Royal Hospital For Sick Children, Edinburgh and Bristol Southmead Hospital.
Katherine Pierce, Marketing Manager at Jumbo Games comments: “We are extremely happy to be conducting this activity. Not only does it encourage a sense of charity within the community it also helps raise peoples awareness of puzzles which is such a popular family pastime”.
The timing of this activity is no coincidence. As drop off points will be closed at the start of November, Jumbo will be able to donate a selection of puzzles to each hospital on the run up to Christmas. Not only will this add an element of fun into what can be a hard time for poorly individuals and their families, it will also provide entertainment for the large number of nurses and doctors that work to help others over the festive period. What is more it enables members of the public to indulge their charitable side and donate gifts to those that aren’t able to spend Christmas at home.
Pierce added “Over the Christmas period a lot of people aren’t well enough to leave the hospital and the donation of new puzzles to entertain them will hopefully provide a source of enjoyment for these individuals as well as visitors and members of staff. Jigsaws are known to bring people together as is Christmas, and combined, hopefully this activity will be a source of happiness and wellbeing for all those involved”.
Participating Hobbycraft stores include:
ALTRINCHAM (Altrincham Retail Park, Altrincham, WA14 5NQ)
BRISTOL (Centaurus Rd, Patchway, City of Bristol, BS34 5TS)
CHINGFORD (Unit 4, Corktree Retail Park, Corktree Way, Hall Lane, Chingford, E4 8JA)
EDINBURGH (U23 Fort Kinnaird Shopping Park, Newcraighill, Edinburgh, EH15 3RD)
PRESTON (Deepdale Shopping Park, Blackpool Road, Preston, PR1 6AF)
SOLIHULL (Solihull Retail Park, 3 Chalford Way, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4LD)
STAPLES CORNER (Geron Way, London, NW2 6LW)
TAMWORTH (Ventura Park Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3HB)
Don’t forget to help spread the word to get more puzzles for the hospitals listed above #jumboamnesty
JUMBO SUCCESS IN RIGHT START AWARDS 2014
Three weeks after our success in the Independent Toy and Bizzie Baby Awards we have now picked up two more awards in the highly acclaimed Right Start Awards!
Our fun & splash-tastic Peppa Pig Shaped Bath Puzzles won the Bronze Award in the Puzzles Category. Our Peppa Pig Bath Puzzles include four large shaped foam puzzles that feature Peppa Pig, George Pig, Danny Dog and Suzy Sheep playing with their own bath toys. What makes these bath puzzles so great is that they float and can be easily stuck to the side of the tub, without leaving any marks, so that children can piece them together during. Bath time has never been so much fun!
And secondly, our brand new Disney Doc McStuffins Giant Foam Floor Puzzle picked up a Highly Commended Award. There are nine giant foam pieces that can be pieced together to create a brightly coloured Doc McStuffins scene. What is also great about this foam floor puzzle is that once complete, it can be used as a play mat inside or outside the house because the pieces are extremely durable and easy-to-use. This foam floor puzzle can also be joined together with our other giant foam floor puzzles that are also available for Disney’s Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Planes, Jake and The Neverland Pirates and Fisher-Price Little People – that will then create an enormous floor puzzle.
To find out more about these winning products, you can search them by name in the search bar above.
GET 1/3 OFF OUR GIANT FOAM FLOOR PUZZLES AT ARGOS!
Argos are offering our Disney Planes and Minnie Mouse Giant Foam Floor Puzzles for a whopping 1/3 OFF from now until the end of the year in-store and online!
Both the Disney Planes and Minnie Mouse include 9 giant foam jigsaw pieces that are brightly coloured and very easy to piece together. The images printed on the jigsaw puzzles feature your favourite characters from the Disney animations to make them even more interesting for puzzling.
Puzzling helps children to improve problem solving and hand-eye coordination from a young age whilst having fun! As the puzzle is made completely from EVA foam, it means that as well as puzzling inside it can also be used outside because of the durability of the giant foam pieces - Meaning that these puzzles are not just for a rainy day but can be enjoyed in whatever weather. It will also be sure to keep your child busy and out of mischief.
What makes these foam floor puzzles even more special is that you can join them both together to create an even bigger foam floor puzzle – making them twice the fun for your little ones.
Once the giant foam puzzle has been pieced together, your child can also use it as a comfortable play mat to sit and stand on whilst having fun inside and outside the house.
To take a further look at these fantastic puzzles, please click the links below…
Disney Planes Puzzle - http://bit.ly/ArgosPlanesOffer
Disney Minnie Mouse Puzzle - http://bit.ly/ArgosMinnieOffer
JUMBO PICKS UP THREE AWARDS!
We are proud to announce that three of our popular products have won awards in the recent Independent Toy Awards and Bizzie Baby Awards.
And the awards are as follows…
In the Independent Toy Awards we picked up the Gold Medal for our new for 2014 – Peppa Pig Giant Muddy Puddle Jigsaw Puzzle. This fantastic over-sized shaped floor puzzle allows little ones to piece together the brightly coloured image of Peppa Pig and her friends jumping around in a giant muddy puddle in Peppa’s Biggest Muddy Puddle Puzzle. The puzzle pieces are all shaped - making it even more fun for young children! RRP £9.99.
We were also very lucky to pick up a Commended Medal for our multifunctional, educational Goula Calendar Clock. The brand new Goula Calendar Clock is a clever and easy-to-use but clever wooden clock and calendar all in one. Using this pleasing wooden multifunctional learning clock, children from 1+ can start to learn the different months and seasons in the year, weather conditions, days in a week and time of day. RRP £24.99.
But that wasn’t all. In the Bizzie Baby Awards we were given a Sliver Award for our new Disney Sofia the First 20 piece jigsaw puzzle assortment. There are four brightly coloured Sofia the First jigsaw puzzles to collect in this fantastic assortment – each featuring Sofia playing with her royal friends. RRP £5.99 each.
BRAND NEW CATALOGUE OUT NOW!
Keep up-to-date with all our latest puzzle & games releases this year with our brand new 2014 catalogue.
The Autumn/Winter 2014 catalogue includes all our new adult jigsaw puzzles from Wasgij, Falcon de luxe, Jan van Haasteren, Pieces of History and plenty more. You can even check out the UK’s most favourite jigsaw accessories brand – Puzzle Mates, and make sure that you have everything you need to enjoy some quality puzzle time.
There’s even something for the kids with our range of pre-school games & puzzles from popular TV shows such as Peppa pig, Fireman Sam, Something Special, Superfriends, Batman and our popular Disney brands Frozen, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Disney Princess and Jake and The Never Land Pirates.
You can view our brand new catalogue online by following the link below, and you can even download and print out a copy to keep at home.
BRAND NEW DISNEY PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE GAMES & PUZZLES
To celebrate the sequel to the high flying release of Disney Planes – Fire & Rescue we have launched a brand new range of games & puzzles that are sure to keep your little one’s entertained as they enjoy playing with a piece of the animated magic that will be flying onto a screen near you.
The fun & exiting range includes a Disney planes themed Pop-It game that is based on the classic Ludo and Frustration board game, where players make their way around the board and try to get all their coloured pegs back ‘home’ before their opponents. This game is suitable for 2-4 players aged 6 and above.
If your child enjoys piecing together jigsaw puzzles then we have three different styles available to buy. There are four brightly coloured and entertaining 50 piece jigsaw puzzles that feature a variety of new characters. Or if shaped puzzles are something your child enjoys more, then we have a box set of 4-in-1 shaped puzzles in a carry suitcase and 70 piece jigsaw puzzle for fans that are able to enjoy larger piece counts.
We have also produced a fantastic Planes 2 Puzzle Gift Box that includes two brightly coloured puzzles in a 50 and 70 piece count. The gift box is great because it has two storage trays when you open the lid and can be used to store the jigsaw puzzle or other keepsakes that your child might want to place inside of it.
All our Disney Planes games and jigsaw puzzles are suitable for children aged 3+ and are made from a highly quality cardboard to ensure all the jigsaw pieces maintain their original shape time
If you want to take a piece of the new Disney Planes animation home with you, then check your nearest Jumbo stockiest today and click here. and time again.
New Wasgij Puzzle App Mystery Expansion Pack
We are delighted to announce the launch of the brand new Wasgij Puzzle App Mystery expansion pack 2 that is available to purchase now on both iOS* and Android* tablets!
The latest update on the Wasgij Puzzle App (paid version) is the triple puzzle pack expansion in the Wasgij Mystery collection for £1.99. Once downloaded, you can enjoy digitally piecing together the three following Wasgij Mystery puzzles – Mystery 10: Spring Has Sprung, Mystery 6: Camping Commotion and Mystery 5: Sunday Lunch!
We have also added a new Wasgij Destiny puzzle to download for £1.49 - Destiny 9: Super Models!
As with all the paid for Wasgij puzzle app jigsaws, you can enjoy piece counts from 54 to 504 – which is great for how much time you’ve got to puzzle or for getting friends and family hooked on the Wasgij craze. But if you would prefer to enjoy larger digital piece counts, then the Puzzle Pro Pack for £1.99.
Don’t forget, if Wasgij Original is your preferred concept then download the triple expansion pack for £1.99. Once downloaded, you will be able to enjoy digitally piecing together the Wasgij Original Splashing About, Wasgij Original Mountain Course and Wasgij Original Monkeying Around. These Wasgij Originals were part of the smaller piece count range – so you may not have even puzzled the physical one’s before – exciting.
Or if Wasgij Destiny is more your cup of Wasgij tea, then the triple expansion pack, also for £1.99, includes Wasgij Destiny 7: Rock Around the Clock, Wasgij Destiny 6: Childs Play and Wasgij Destiny 5: Time Travel. All these three Wasgij Destiny puzzles are part of the 1,000 piece range, and even though you may have pieced together the real thing – you can now enjoy them when out and about with your tablet device.
As always, we would love to hear what you think of the Wasgij Puzzle App, so why not ‘Like’ our Facebook page and let us know. You can like us at www.facebook.com/WasgijPuzzles today!
iOS Wasgij Puzzle App
Android Wasgij Puzzle App
Happy Digital Puzzling
*Suitable to download on all iOS iPad and iPad Mini devices
*** Minimum device specs: Google Android 2.3.3, Android tablets with 7 inch or bigger screen, 480 x 800, 1 GHz processor, 512 MB
THE LATEST FALCON DE LUXE PUZZLES
We are pleased to announce that we have just launched EIGHT brand new Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzles that are sure to keep you entertained, in a range of 500 – 1500 piece counts.
In our 500 piece count range, we have just released the brand new Falcon de luxe ‘The Product Father’ 3 x 500 piece puzzle set that feature a heart-warming collection of images that show a father and son sharing their first experience of learning to ride a bike, shaving and the big day itself – the wedding.
There is also a beautiful 500 piece ‘Pony and Foal’ puzzle and the historical celebration of ‘Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday’ for you to enjoy.
New to the 1000 piece jigsaw range is the fourth edition of our mystery Best Kept Secret’s range, a car-lovers dream illustration of three old-fashioned mini’s in for service at the local garage in ‘Workshop Dream’, ‘Playful Puppies’ where dog-lovers can piece together four beautiful Labradors and a beautiful scenic illustration of a ‘Summertime Harbour’.
And for puzzlers who enjoy geographic illustrations, we have released a stunning 1500 piece ‘Map of Europe’ jigsaw puzzle that identifies a collection of popular and famous landmarks and destinations across Europe. On the back of the box is a Key to help you identify each landmark and the country it can be found in.
If these puzzles sound like something you would enjoy piecing together, then check them out in further detail by searching their titles in the search bar above.
BRAND NEW WASGIJ PUZZLES HAVE ARRIVED!
We are pleased to announce that we have THREE brand new Wasgij puzzles that have now launched and will be available to buy in-store and online very soon!
The first of the four brand new Wasgij puzzles is the Wasgij Original 22: Studio Wasgij Tour! For the first time in Wasgij history, this Original concept puzzle is a 1,500 piece count – so like Wasgij, it is something a little bit different than what we’ve done before – but that just means that there are more pieces for you to enjoy when creating this fantastic puzzle.
The next new puzzle in the range is the second instalment of our new What If…? range with, What If Dinosaur’s Still Existed 1,000 piece puzzle. Using your imagination and looking at the image on the box, how do you think this glorious day out at the National History Open Day ‘Dinosaurs in the Park’ would look, if dinosaurs still existed?
The third puzzle to be released this June is the brand new Only Fools and Horses Destiny themed Wasgij puzzle that includes two 1,000 piece jigsaws for you to enjoy. So not only do you get to piece together the Wasgij ‘solution’ image, but you also get to piece together the image printed on the box.
And it wouldn’t be a complete without a brand new Wasgij Christmas puzzle now would it! So we’ve released the tenth instalment in the Wasgij Christmas range, titled Mystery Shopper! This new Christmas puzzle is a 2 x 1,000 piece puzzle, so you can enjoy both the ‘solution’ and the image printed on the box.
But as if that wasn’t enough with a Christmas Wasgij – there is also a fantastic promotion that gives one lucky Wasgij fan the chance of receiving £10,000 and all you have to do is enter online! 25 fans will also receive a set of Wasgij goodies as runners up prizes – so tell your friends and DON’T forget to enter at www.wasgij.com.
Don’t forget to Rate these fantastic new Wasgij puzzles and let us know what you think of them – your feedback is invaluable to us!
WASGIJ PUZZLE APP LAUNCHES ON ANDROID
The Wasgij Puzzle App is now available to download on Android* and iOS devices, allowing jigsaw fans to piece together their favourite Wasgij puzzles wherever they are!
The Android version of the app is free to download, but the paid for version on iOS devices costs £0.69.
Fans can enjoy puzzling digitally and can choose from the range of piece counts available from 54 pieces, up to 504 pieces. With the brand new Puzzle Pro Package users can challenge themselves and enjoy much larger puzzles of 750 and 1,000 pieces with rotating pieces.
There are currently over 30 different Wasgij puzzles available to purchase in the app. Adding infinite play possibilities, the app isn’t only great for single players - it also enables allows puzzlers to challenge other Wasgij fans. The unique addition of a speed puzzle option means players can match their skills against their Facebook friends and go head-to-head to see who can finish their Wasgij puzzle first in the quickest time. By registering through their Facebook account fans friends can unlock an additional free puzzle.
A FREE Wasgij Puzzle Lite version of the app is available to download for fans wanting to test the app first. The lite version comes with two puzzles up to 96 pieces for users to complete, but is only available on iOS devices and not android.
As always, we would love to hear what you think of the Wasgij Puzzle App, so why not ‘Like’ our Facebook page and let us know. You can like us at www.facebook.com/WasgijPuzzles today.
Happy Digital Puzzling
* Minimum device specs: Google Android 2.3.3, Android tablets with 7 inch or bigger screen, 480 x 800, 1 GHz processor, 512 MB
JUMBO’S SPRING 2014 CATALOGUE OUT NOW!
Keep up-to-date with all our latest puzzle & games releases this year with our new spring 2014 catalogue.
The spring 2014 brochure includes all our new adult jigsaw puzzles from Wasgij, Falcon de luxe, Jan van Haasteren, Pieces of History and plenty more. You can even check out the UK’s most favourite jigsaw accessories brand – Puzzle Mates, and make sure that you have everything you need to enjoy some quality puzzle time.
There’s even something for the kids with our range of pre-school games & puzzles across multiple properties such as Peppa pig, Fireman Sam, Something Special, Fisher-Price Little People and our popular Disney brands Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Disney Princess, Frozen, Jake and The Never Land Pirates, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and many more.
You can view our latest spring catalogue online by following the link below, and you can even download and print out a copy to keep at home.
MEET DISNEY’S YOUNGEST PRINCESS WITH OUR DISNEY SOFIA THE FIRST PUZZLES
Help guide Sofia on her way to becoming a real Princess with our brightly coloured and fun range of puzzles – they are sure to have your little one’s feeling as special as Sofia.
We have three different styles available our range of jigsaw puzzles that all feature your favourite characters from the popular Disney programme, including Sofia, Amber, Whatnaught, Robin, the fairy Godmothers, Clover and others.
There are four brightly coloured and entertaining 20 piece jigsaw puzzle, a set of 4 shaped jigsaw puzzles in an easy-to-carry travel case and a Trio puzzle set. In the 4 in 1 shaped puzzles box there is a 6, 8, 10 and 12 piece puzzle for your child to piece together, and the piece counts are increasing to help their early development. The same is said about the Trio puzzles because there is a 6, 9 and 12 piece puzzle in the box for them to enjoy. All our Sofia the First puzzles are brightly coloured to make them even more fun and enjoyable for children to piece together.
All these fabulous Disney Sofia the First jigsaws are sure to keep your little ones entertained and they develop their early problem solving and hand-eye recognition skills from a young age whilst having FUN!
Our Disney Sofia the First jigsaw puzzles are suitable for children aged 3+ and are made from a highly quality cardboard to ensure all the jigsaw pieces maintain their original shape time and time again.
If you want to take a piece of the popular children’s programme home with you, then check your nearest Jumbo stockist today.
HEAL ANY SIGNS OF BOREDOM WITH OUR DISNEY DOC McSTUFFINS PUZZLES
Join Dottie McStuffins and all their friends from the popular Disney programme, Doc McStuffins, with our brightly coloured and fun range of puzzles for preschoolers.
If your child enjoys piecing together jigsaw puzzles then we have two different styles available to buy. There are four brightly coloured and entertaining 20 piece jigsaw puzzles that feature a variety of characters from the popular children’s show including Dottie McStuffins, Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie and more. Or if your child enjoys piecing together shaped jigsaw puzzles, then we have a collection of 4-in-1 shaped puzzles in a easy to carry suitcase and a large 15 piece shaped floor puzzle.
All these fabulous Doc Mcstuffins jigsaw are sure to keep your little ones entertained and they develop their early problem solving and hand-eye recognition skills from a young age whilst having FUN!
Our Disney Doc McStuffins jigsaw puzzles are suitable for children aged 3+ and are made from a highly quality cardboard to ensure all the jigsaw pieces maintain their original shape time and time again.
But remember – keep an eye out for the brand new Doc McStuffins Bath Time Puzzles and Giant EVA Foam Floor Puzzle that are coming soon.
If you want to take a piece of the popular children’s programme home with you, then check your nearest Jumbo stockist today.
Don’t forget – it’s what the Doc ordered….
BRING HOME SOME WINTRY FUN WITH OUR DISNEY FROZEN PUZZLES
To celebrate the success of the record-breaking Disney animation, Frozen, we have produced two fantastic jigsaw puzzles that are sure to keep your little ones entertained.
We have produced a brightly coloured and decorative Disney Frozen Trio puzzle set that includes three 50 piece jigsaw puzzles that feature your favourite characters from the hit animation. Each of the three puzzles has a beautiful bordered edge, so the puzzle can be treasured as a picture once it is finished.
The other Disney Frozen puzzle in the range is a single 50 piece puzzle that features Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in one fun & exciting jigsaw puzzle.
All our Disney Frozen jigsaw puzzles are suitable for children aged 3+ and are made from a highly quality cardboard to ensure all the jigsaw pieces maintain their original shape time and time again.
If you want to take a piece of the new Disney Frozen animation home with you, then check your nearest Jumbo stockist today.