As part of our 'Showcase Series', we are highlighting games companies large and small with a few quick questions to discover more about their conception, evolution, inspirations and aspirations. From the largest multi-national companies to indie games makers and even individual new-comers, we're happy to shine a light on a variety of views of the gaming industry and experiences for those at all points on the gaming ladder!
Today - ... Coiledspring, who have been great supporters and collaborators of the awards and Imagination Gaming for as long as we can remember, and are back with a range of great games already in the 2021 Imagination Gaming Games of the Years awards!...
Tell us briefly the background of your company.
Coiledspring Games is the UK’s exclusive distributor of some of the best games and puzzles on the planet! Founded in 2004, with just one board game and one puzzle, Coiledspring have continued to grow and has become a leading name in UK games distribution.
We carry a wide range of products, and are proud to distribute, market and promote a fabulous range of titles in the UK, from the likes of Blue Orange, Gamewright, IELLO, MindWare, Schmidt and Wrebbit 3D.
Tell us what inspires you to make games and do you have any rules when making games.
Here at Coiledspring we are distributors, so we don’t make the game, but that doesn’t mean we are any less excited about them! We are inspired by people that love gaming and believe that every person on the planet has a love for games on some level and we strive to ignite that passion in everyone. We play test every game we range, to ensure that we know our products inside out.
We consistently admire the passion and drive that both our suppliers and retailers have for games and puzzles. That is a large part of what keeps us going!
What do you have coming up and out in the future?
We have recently launched our 2021 range which we’re very excited about. You can find our range here. It includes our bestselling hero range, featuring Sushi Go, Zombie Kidz Evolution and King of Tokyo to name just three, as well as a whole host of new releases in games, puzzles and jigsaws.
There are a few games we are looking forward to, particularly the party card game Anomia! This game features a brand-new contemporary design for 2021 exclusively from Coiledspring which we cannot wait to see on the shelves.
The adorable Happy City from Cocktail Games makes its debut in 2021 and Helvetiq have released a new card game - Kompromat. We also look forward to welcoming the wonderful expansion to Photosynthesis - Under the Moonlight to our range from Blue Orange. Plus, we are extending the popular Qwirkle family from Mindware with the Qwirkle Collector’s Edition as well as the Qwirkle Bonus Pack!
No new selection would be complete without new instalments from puzzle masters Wrebbit 3D. We are excited to see Titanic and so much more from their Harry Potter range!