Fundex buys puzzle firm

What?s in Ned?s Head manufacturer, Fundex Games, has acquired Great American Puzzle Factory for an undisclosed sum.
Publish date:
Social count:

In addition to its traditional puzzles, Great American Puzzle Factory’s products include NAMiTs portable games, One Tough Puzzle brainteasers and a range of licensed products from John Deere, Crayola and Jelly Belly.

Fundex Games is best known for its board games, dice games and card games, including the best-seller, Phase 10, for mass and specialty retailers in North America. Fundex also has a line of outdoor products, including lawn and swimming pool games.

“Great American Puzzle Factory is a strategic addition to Fundex since it will extend our business into new categories which share a common consumer and customer base,” said Chip Voigt, president of Fundex Games.

“This acquisition supports our steady growth plan and brings an innovative product line of award-winning puzzles and games, targeted to both children and adults, to our portfolio.”

Fundex will relocate Great American Puzzle Factory’s operations to its headquarters in Indiana.

“Fundex Games will provide outstanding creative resources to our award-winning product line as well as strong marketing support to build our puzzle and game business” said Pat Duncan, president and founder of Great American Puzzle Factory, who will join the Fundex management team.

“The combined company is a perfect union of strengths and will be a dynamic and diverse choice for our customers.”


5_Lego Game 300.jpg

SECTOR GUIDE: Games and puzzles

No longer just a sector for board games and traditional puzzles. the games and puzzles market is quickly adapting to embrace new technologies and trends. We find out what's new.

5_Screen shot 2012-11-05 at 15.14.23.jpg

SECTOR GUIDE: Puzzles and games

Sales of board games and puzzles are up year-on-year, despite the rise in popularity for apps and digital games. With more than half of 2011?s overall sales for tabletop games coming in Q4, we looks at the hottest new products out in time for Christmas...

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.


UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.