The Hall of Fame seeks to showcase some of the best and brightest individuals as well as to honour those companies who have led the way in the hobby industry.
Commenting on Gibsons’ accolade, the judges said: “Gibsons is the oldest board games manufacturer and publisher in the UK and is well deserving of a place in the inaugural Hall of Fame thanks not only to their longevity but also the wide range of titles that they have brought to gamers over the generations. With roots stretching back to 1919 the company has grown over the past century, surviving even the destruction of their premises during the Blitz of the Second World War. With legendary releases such as 221b Baker Street and Diplomacy on their roll of honour, it’s no surprise that the name of Gibson has become synonymous with the gaming scene.”
Kate Armitage, marketing director at Gibsons, commented: “We are delighted to be honoured in the Hall of Fame and it is a privilege for us to be recognised within the gaming community as industry leaders.”
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