From its beginning in 1919 as a UK producer of games, Gibsons Puzzles has been guided by a driving principle of "Bringing People Together". The company expanded into various product categories, but eventually began producing jigsaw puzzles after recognizing the special appeal of puzzling as a way to bring people together, especially in the home. Today, Gibsons Puzzles enjoys a reputation for exceptional quality that spans the globe. Their puzzles are cut from two different thicknesses of cardboard, depending on piece count. Their 1,000-piece puzzles are made from the thickest puzzle board on the market (very noticeable to the touch), while their 500-piece puzzles are cut from a somewhat thinner material. We have therefore chosen to focus exclusively on the thicker 1,000-piece designs. We sincerely hope you enjoy this marvelous brand as much as we do.