Gibsons announces Quirk relaunch

Published on: 14th January 2020

Launched on Kickstarter in 2017, Quirk! has gained an impressive following.

Gibsons has announced that it is teaming up with Emma May, founder of Emmerse Studios, to license and develop the laugh-out-loud family card game, Quirk!

A simple card game for 2-6 players age 5+, Quirk! is a fun game of sounds, actions and mischief. The aim of the game is to collect the most ‘Quirks’, which are sets of three cards with matching characters. There are 26 Quirks to collect featuring wacky and wonderful characters such as ninjas, sloths, dragons and superheroes. Players need to embrace their silly side and do their best impression of a character in order to ask for it from an opponent’s hand.

Quirk! was designed and created by independent game inventor Emma May, creative director and CEO of Emmerse Studios. Launched on Kickstarter in 2017, Quirk! gained an impressive following for an indie game, with over 10,000 units sold around the world in just two years. Moreover, Quirk! was part of the Amazon top 100 best-selling travel games two years in a row and ranked Amazon’s 10th best-selling travel game in November 2019.

In spring, Gibsons will launch the ultimate version of Quirk!. The new version stays true to the original game, but will offer exciting new characters, new packaging, double the number of cards and brand-new Mischief Cards that mess up the gameplay whenever they appear.

Gibsons product development manager, Emily Charles, said: “We are delighted to add Quirk! to our family games offering for 2020. Quirk! is so much fun to play and fits perfectly with the Gibsons range. Working with Emma on developing the new version has been a pleasure and we can’t wait to show it to Quirk! fans old and new.”

Emma May of Emmerse Studios added: “Creating the new Quirk! game with Gibsons has been an enjoyable experience. There’s a real partnership here and a fair bit of our development has been spent laughing over which new characters to include. We’ve refreshed Quirk! so it feels like a brand-new game while keeping the charm of its origins. There’s a lovely blend between my character artwork and Gibsons’ graphics as well as our contributions to the gameplay itself. I’m very excited for its release this year!”

The release of Quirk! will coincide with UK Games Expo 2020 in Birmingham between the 29th-31st May. Gibsons will be hosting a Quirk! launch party and Emma will be on the stand for the duration of the show to meet fans and play the game.


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