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L'Attaque board game

Gibsons Games 100th year celebration Board Game

12 August 2019

To celebrate their 100th anniversary this year, Gibsons wanted to launch an extra-special copy of one of their first ever games, L’Attaque, and teamed up with Greybox Creative to manage the design.

L’Attaque was the first of the ‘big four’ military-themed, strategy-based games from Gibsons and was sold alongside Dover Patrol and Aviation in the 20th century. First invented in 1908 by Mademoiselle Hermance Edan, Gibsons obtained the rights to distribute L’Attaque in English-speaking countries from the 1920s and it was printed and manufactured from their premises in Aldersgate Street, London, until 1940, when their site was destroyed in The Blitz. Originally marketed as the ‘game to rival chess’, copies of L’Attaque are featured in various historical museums, including the V&A in London.