Gibsons celebrates Civilization launch

The firm held a launch party for the re-release of the classic strategy game Civilization.
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Independent puzzles and board game company Gibsons has celebrated the re-release of the classic strategy game Civilization with a launch party that took place last Friday.

Designed by legendary games inventor Francis Tresham and originally published in 1980, Civilization is a board game that pits players against each other in their quest to lead a nation to the pinnacle of development.

The launch party kicked off at the board game cafe, The Library Pot in Richmond. Guests were given the chance to try out the new edition which includes enhanced artwork, a reworked box and a redesigned rule booklet. The cafe attracted a crowd of fans and also welcomed Francis Tresham himself, who brought the very first Civilization prototype along with him.

Every guest was given a free drinks token and the first 25 received a Gibsons Goody Bag, which included various treats, including a copy of Gibsons’ brand new game, Pixit. Two lucky guests also won a copy of Civilization in the raffle that was held at the end of the night.

“The Civilization Launch Party was a great success,” states Samantha Goodburn, marketing & PR manager at Gibsons. “We were thrilled with the turnout and The Library Pot was a fantastic venue to host the evening. We want to thank everyone who attended and we hope that they enjoyed playing the momentous game.” 


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