Cornish game inventor wins flurry of awards for smuggling and bee based titles

Grublin Games' Henry Jasper has been handed Best Family Game at the UK Games Expo for Waggle Dance and Cornwall's Most Inventive Start-Up.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
00jasper.png

A Cornish board game inventor has picked up a flurry of awards for his tabletop gaming titles, Cornish Smuggler and Waggle Dance.

Henry Jasper, founder of Grublin Games has been presented the accolade Best Family Game at the UK Games Expo for his latest title, a game inspired by the lifecycle of a bee, Waggle Dance.

The gaming enthusiast has also been handed the title of Most Inventive Start-Up at the third Unlocking Potential Graduate Start-Up Awards held in Falmouth.

At the event, he was championed for his 2013 title, Cornish Smuggler, a game inspired by tales of smugglers and wreckers that helped to shape Cornish life centuries ago.

Both titles have been the results of successful Kickstarter campaigns. In 2012, Cornish Smuggler raised over £14,000 in crowdfunding and is now stocked in retailers across Cornwall.

Jasper has said that the two awards have boosted his firm through recognition and validation.

“Recognition because we were up against absolute industry giants at UKGE but we are still very much independent,” he said. “to win against these guys was huge.

“Validation because we are still a small company, so knowing that others really appreciate all the hard work that everyone at Grublin Games puts into our games and the business is just huge and a nice thing to hear.”

Winning the UK Games Expo award has already made a positive impact on sales of Waggle Dance, which sold out at the show.

The firm is now in the throws of yet another Kickstarter campaign to produce and develop a terralith metallic game dice.

Related

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.

Liberty

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.