Corporate gifting can be difficult, it starts with choosing the right gift to ensure its something the receiver will want. The search for the right gift can be a big responsibility; it can often be left for a Personal Assistant, a marketing department or even the new intern to find. Unfortunately, for those who don’t personally know the recipient, it can be challenging to find something unique and truly personal.
Like so many other traditional pastimes, board games have been affected by the wave of digital technology. Indications are that the culture is currently going through a revival. The industry has seen events like the board-and-hobby focused UK Games Expo attracting 40,000 people every year – 33 times the number of attendees in 2007. Board […]
Board games often require more than one player and are played in a group social setting. Professor Joan Fenaughty suggests in a study she conducted that board games can help develop social skills in not just children, but in adolescents and adults as well.
Three Ways Board Games Can Benefit A Child’s Development Playtime is a vital part of the puzzle that is a child’s development. At a time where technology has taken over seemingly every part of our lives, the use of traditional toys such as board games can get lost in it all. With the introduction of […]
If appearing on TV last christmas wasn’t enough for the team at our workshops we’re appearing on TV again this year in a program called Billionaire Babies! If you missed the re-run of The World’s Most Expensive Presents last year it’s on catch up as it aired again last week. This year Christmas came early […]
This month we were delighted to hear that we’ve won the UKBGF backgammon ‘board designer of the year’ award! Although this isn’t the first time we’ve won we’re always over the moon; winning an award for our designs ensures we keep doing what we do best. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank all those […]
You’d be forgiven for struggling to tell the difference, so we decided to ask what truly makes a product luxury? Is it the diamonds, the exclusivity, the service or the quality of the product itself… At Geoffrey Parker, luxury games and products fit into all of these categories which is why we consider ourselves a […]
When people ask our directors what they do, many are surprised by the answer; they repeat “board games” as if they are speaking an archaic language. This surprise is often swiftly followed by interest, while the look of shock is replaced by excitement. Board games have been played for hundreds of years; some have even […]
We’re often asked how long it will take for one of our backgammon boards to be delivered; a lot of the time we give a lead time of around 8-10 weeks but it can be quite tricky to predict. Lots go into your boards; including the skills of up to 4 craftsmen and women. […]
The History Monopoly as a board game has evolved from the very beginning; back in 1903 when the game was designed to explain the single tax theory of Henry George as an educational tool. From when the Parker Brothers began publishing Monopoly in 1935, it has been used for many different purposes and in multiple […]