Buffalo Games

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Buffalo Games, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Toys and games
Founded 1986
Founder(s) Paul A. Dedrick
Eden Scott Dedrick
Headquarters Buffalo, New York, USA
Products Jigsaw puzzles, board games, children's games
Revenue unknown
Operating income unknown
Net income unknown
Employees 50-100
Website buffalogames.com

Buffalo Games is an American company that specializes in board games and puzzles, headquartered in Buffalo, New York. Founded in 1986, Buffalo Games continues to develop its products with an emphasis on quality, with all manufacturing taking place in the United States.[1] Buffalo's product line has often included popular artists and licenses such as Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Peanuts, The Muppets, Looney Tunes, The Simpsons, NFL, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, NASCAR, MC Escher, Vincent Van Gogh, and Norman Rockwell.[2]

History[edit]

Buffalo Games was originally founded in 1986 as a family-run business. The initial product line consisted of several board games, and one puzzle, referred to as The World's Most Difficult Puzzle.[3] The initial revenue from their product line came from their sales and marketing to bulk mail catalogs and department store gift sections.[4] They began mass manufacturing of games and puzzles in 1996.[5]

Products[edit]

Buffalo Games designs and produces puzzles and puzzle accessories, as well as party-style board games. Party games such as Last Word and Likewise have received national awards and designations, including the Creative Child Seal of Excellence.[6] Its jigsaw puzzle line has included licensed artwork and images, including Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Peanuts, The Muppets, Looney Tunes, The Simpsons, DC Comics, NFL, Coca Cola, Harley-Davidson, NASCAR, MC Escher, Norman Rockwell, and Charles Wysocki.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sivhour Sim (July 2008). "TDmonthly - Buffalo Games Inc.". TDmonthly. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  2. ^ http://www.buffalogames.com
  3. ^ Haarlander, Lisa (2004-10-25). "Buffalo Games Solves Its Puzzle...". Business (The Buffalo News). 
  4. ^ Thompson, Carolyn (2004-12-04). "Buffalo Games finding success in niche market". Associated Press Newswires. Associated Press. 
  5. ^ "Buffalo Games - About us". Buffalo Games Inc. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  6. ^ http://www.buffalogames.com/about-us/awards-a-recognition.html

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