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University Games debuts Tom Gates games range

Published on: 18th July 2022

The award-winning Tom Gates games range is based on the bestselling books and popular TV series from creator Liz Pichon.

Games and puzzles specialist, University Games, has teamed up with the popular children’s brand to create an award-winning range of games and puzzles to be launched this month.

The new Tom Gates Monster Games Compendium, which includes three games packed with quintessential Tom Gates humour, creativity and doodling, scooped top honours at The London Toy Fair earlier this year, winning a Toy Fair Hero Toys Award. 

The Tom Gates 3-in-1 Monster Games Compendium features the games Top Challenges, Race the Teacher and Snakes and Ladders, perfect for encouraging learning through play. The range also includes a Truly Awesome Card Games Set and a range of 2-in-1 Colour-in Puzzles featuring popular characters from the series. Players can enjoy the challenge of building the colourful puzzle on one side, and then the dynamic black and white image on the other side, before colouring it in with the pencils provided.

Tom Gates is a multi-award-winning series of books by illustrator and author Liz Pichon aimed at kids aged 6-12, and is now the subject of two popular mixed-media Sky Kids TV series, following the life and brilliant world of the eponymous Tom.

Gemma Lewington, Marketing director at University Games and The Lagoon Group, says the company is excited to welcome this dynamic new children’s licence to the business, through a deal arranged by licensing agent, The Point.1888. “The Monster Games Compendium in particular has already been recognised this year with a Toy Industry Award,” she commented. “We are very much looking forward to getting this fun-packed range onto the shelves and into the hands of Tom Gates fans.”

Liz Keynes, Commercial director of TG Entertainment added: “We are thrilled with the new range from University Games which brilliantly reflects the colour, storytelling, creativity and humour of Tom Gates. It is an honour to receive the Hero Games award and we are excited to be working with UG to introduce these games to Tom Gates fans – and attract some new ones.”

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