Jumbo unveils football-inspired Wasgij

Published on: 6th March 2014

Jumbo Games’ latest Wasgij puzzle, Original 21: Football Fever! has hit the shelves.Peter-Shilton300

Inspired by the buzz for a schedule of international football kicking off in June, Football Fever! offers two 1,000-piece puzzles in a single box; one of which is a puzzle of the picture on the front of the box, unlike standard 1,000-piece Wasgij puzzles. The other follows the Wasgij Original “What are they looking at?” concept where fans have to piece together what the characters in the box image are looking at.

Every box includes a promotion encouraging fans to enter to win the opportunity to watch an England football match scheduled for 19 June 2014, with former national captain Peter Shilton OBE. The winner and friends will watch the second England game of this Summer’s international football tournament in the UK with the keeper.

Katherine Pierce, marketing manager at Jumbo Games, said: “We are incredibly happy to be working with Peter Shilton in 2014, he is a genuine legend of the beautiful game and will be a fantastic representative for us. Peter made an incredible 125 appearances for the national side and he brings authentic experience of playing at football’s highest level to our campaign. It’s very exciting to be offering Wasgij fans a real once-in-a-lifetime experience in what is set to be a very memorable year.”

The image on the new Wasgij box depicts a family dressed in football scarves and shirts cheering on the national football team from their living room. As the ball is cleared from the opposition penalty area, a striker is too busy starring at something happening behind the family to notice the ball about to hit him on the back of the head. Puzzlers will need to figure out what has distracted him to identify the solution of the jigsaw.

The product also includes an exclusive Wasgij football wall chart, allowing fans to chronicle the month-long global tournament, which starts on 12 June 2014.

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