We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for two Gift of the Year 2022 awards!
The Gift of the Year Awards are held by The Giftware Association and celebrate the best in home and gift retailing, through their recognition of the best new products on the UK market.
The first product shortlisted is our trivia game with a twist for teens and adults, Out of Order. In this game you answer the quirky questions to score points, but here’s the catch: you give the answer to the question before! Perfect for a games night in or as a party game, this cheeky quiz will catch out even the nerdiest of quizzers!
This silly after-dinner game has been shortlisted in the Novelty Gift Category which contains products with a touch of silliness (or naughtiness) and fun.
Our Transport for London Games have also been shortlisted for an award in the Branded Gift Category. Products in this category must be linked to well-known characters or brands, or licensed by famous designers, organisations and other household names.
We decided to launch Connecting London and Race the Rails following the popularity of our card game, Mind the Gap. In the first of the new games, Race the Rails, you play as passengers in a hurry racing across London on the Underground. Follow the routes of the famous lines, make the connections on time and try not to get held up by obstacles along the way!
The newest of the TfL licensed games is Connecting London. This is our strategic, tile-laying game, where players build the iconic Zone 1 London Underground Map, scoring by connecting famous mainline stations and London landmarks. The first player to make 5 connections and complete their Underground sign wins. But beware, this journey won’t be plain sailing – there are lots of surprises along the way to throw you off course!
Both Race the Rails and Connecting London were so popular last year that they completely sold out! They will be back in stock in the Spring, so make sure you sign up to be to notified when they are back by clicking on each link below and clicking on the 'Email when back in stock' button.
Rebecca Hersee, Marketing Executive states: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted again for the Gift of the Year Awards. All three of these games were developed and launched during the pandemic which made them complex projects to work on, but we are very proud of how they look and so happy that they have been well received.”
This news comes after we won two Gift of the Year Awards in 2021 for our Christmas Around the World Jigsaw Puzzle Advent Calendar in the Festive Gift category and our Rainbow Heroes in Aid of Samaritans Jigsaw Puzzle in the Commemorative category.
We look forward to finding out the results next month and will keep you posted on the news!
In the meantime, you can explore the full list of shortlisted products here: https://www.giftoftheyear.co.uk/2022-category