New site to help grow Oxford Games

Freddie Scott Vollrath, the daughter of Jenga inventor Leslie Scott, will take over mantle of running and expanding the business.
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Jenga inventor Leslie Scott has launched a new website and online store for her games firm, Oxford Games, in a bid to grow the company.

The new site, www.oxfordgames.co.uk, sells an exclusive edition of Jenga signed by Leslie Scott (£21) as well as several of the other games devised and published by Scott since she launched Jenga in 1983.

These include Ex Libris, Anagram and The Hieroglyphs Game.

“A few years ago, we decided to republish two of Oxford Game’s most popular games, Ex Libris, the game of first lines and last words, and Anagram, the game of juggling words, which, like the company itself had been dormant for a while,” Scott told ToyNews.

“When these games proved successful, we compiled and published a new booster pack of cards for Ex Libris called Addendum. This, too, sold well.

“For administrative reasons, apart from a?few select outlets, we deliberately chose to sell direct to the public via Amazon. This way, Oxford Games could potter along happily with a tiny staff (actually just one part time employee) and minimum supervisory input from me.

“Then my daughter, Freddie, a product and graphic designer, with?her own published game, suggested that she would be keen to take on the mantle of running, and growing, Oxford Games– with my help, at first, later on her own.”

The site is also set to stock vintage games from the Oxford Games Collection archives like Bookworm and Inspiration as well as a range of other games that Scott is a fan of, like Get Bit! by MayDay Games.

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