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Guinness Records - Toys, Games and Gifts

For many years, world record related toys, games and gifts have been produced in association with Guinness World Records. This section of our web-site will highlight some of these products, including a few early items that are now becoming increasingly collectible. As well as being educational, many of the games encourage young people to get involved with records and record breaking; for anyone with an interest in the Guinness Record books, they are well worth a trip to the local toy shop or online auction site!

Denis Fisher -- Chemtoy Corporation -- Great American Puzzle Factory -- Parker Brothers

Coleco Industries -- Jotastar -- Peter Pan Playthings -- The Games Team -- Tom Smith

Tiger Electronics -- Subway -- Meadowside Books -- Wendy's --  Hasbro -- Chick-fil-A

Paladone Products 2010 -- Sonic Corp. -- Paladone Products 2011 -- That Company Called 'IF'

Haywire Group, Inc. -- Paladone Products 2012 -- Wendy's 2013 -- Paul Lamond

Paladone Products 2014 -- KOSMOS -- McDonald's -- Paladone Products 2015

2015: Paladone Products Ltd., UK.

Further updates to the Paladone Products Ltd. Guinness World Records "challenge" and "build your own" series of gifts were released in 2015:

Construction Challenge

This set contains: 45 straws, 28 plastic connectors and full Guinness World Records instructions.

Build Your Own Flying UFOs

This set contains: 1 plastic UFO body, 4 large rotor blades, 4 small rotor blades, 1 connector, 1 hook, 4 printed UFOs, runner bands and full Guinness World Records instructions.

2014: McDonald's.

A series of toys and record cards given with McDonald's Happy Meals in 2014.

Eight toys were available to collect:

  • Hoopwire
  • Spinning Plate
  • Spinning Tops
  • Catch Ball
  • Maze Tube
  • Hoop and Ball
  • Glider Flight
  • Animal Timer

2014: KOSMOS Verlag, Germany.

Das Verruckte Rekorde-Quiz

(October 2014)

A board game containing: 400 illustrated question cards, 6 player markers and full instructions.

2014: Paladone Products Ltd., UK.

Updates to the Paladone Products Ltd. range of Guinness World Records "build your own" gifts were released in 2014:

Build Your Own Paper Planes

The set contains: 16 paper planes with scored fold lines (4 high-speed flyers, 4 long-distance flyers, 4 duration flyers and 4 precision flyers) and full instructions.

Build Your Own Rubber Band Cars

The set contains: 4 chassis, 4 axles, 8 wheels, washers, rubber bands and full Guinness World Records instructions.

Build Your Own Air Powered Rocket

The set contains: 1 rocket launcher, 3 rockets, components to build your own rocket fins and full Guinness World Records instructions.

Build Your Own Planes

The set contains: 5 plane bodies, 5 plane wings, 5 plane tails, 5 plastic caps of varying weights and full Guinness World Records instructions.

Build Your Own Wind Powered Car

The set contains: 2 chassis, 4 axles, 8 wheels, 2 propellers, 2 propeller props, 1 hook and full Guinness World Records instructions.

2013: Paul Lamond Games Ltd., UK.

Guinness World Records The Board Game

Contents: Board, 20 challenge dice, 1 special dice, 4 play pieces, 150 cards, 24 challenge cards, 16 tokens, Guinness World Records Challenge Certificate, Timer, Rules.

2013: Wendy's, USA.

2013 Wendy's Kids' Meal Toys

Date

2013
Notes A series of toys given with kids' meals at Wendy's. The set of 6 collectible toys comprises:
  • Paper Aircraft Kit
  • High Flying Disc
  • Trick Footbag
  • Hopscotch Record Kit
  • Guinness World Records Mini Magazine
  • Record Setting Timer

2012: Paladone Products Ltd., UK.

In 2012, Paladone Products Ltd. of Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, UK extended their range of Guinness World Records toys and challenges which they introduced in 2010 and added to in 2011. The new range included the following:

Build Your Own Catapults

The set contains: 12 pencils, 10 small rubber bands, 4 large rubber bands, 4 table tennis balls, a 13 metre roll of sticky tape and full Guinness World Records instructions.

Construction Challenge

This set contains: 30 drinking straws, 30 paperclips and full Guinness World Records instructions.

Card Challenge

Includes: 1 pack of playing cards and 2 Guinness World Records Instruction cards.

Cup Challenge

Includes: 21 paper cups and 2 Guinness World Records Instruction cards.

Dice Challenge

Includes: 10 dice, 1 blindfold and 2 Guinness World Records Instruction cards.

Domino Challenge

Includes: 28 dominoes and 2 Guinness World Records Instruction cards.

Egg Challenge Set

The set contains: 40cm x 40xm Plastic Parachute, 4 Cardboard Squares, 2 Corrugated Squares, 1 Foam Square, 10 Straws, 2 Metres Plastic String and full Guinness World Records instructions.

Build Your Own Paper Planes

The set contains: 16 paper planes with scored fold lines (4 high-speed flyers, 4 long-distance flyers, 4 duration flyers and 4 precision flyers) and full instructions.

Build Your Own Rubber Band Planes

The set contains: 2 plane body units, 1 tail unit, 1 wing clasp, 2 propellers, 3 wings, 3 tails, elastic bands, full Guinness World Records instructions plus spare card to build your own wing or tail designs!

Build Your Own Rubber Band Cars

The set contains: 4 chassis, 4 axles, 8 wheels, washers, rubber bands and full Guinness World Records instructions.

Tower Challenge

Includes: A bag of midget gems, 50 cocktail sticks and 2 Guinness World Records instruction cards.

2012: Haywire Group, Inc.

The Haywire group  produced a number of Guinness World Records games and puzzles for their 2012 catalogue.

Guinness World Records The Board Game!

Contents: 250 Trivia Cards (500 questions), 125 Who Am I? Cards, 100 Tokens, 52 Card Playing Card Deck, 20 World Record Challenge Cards, 10 Chips, 10 Marbles, 6 Pawns, 5 House Record Challenge Cards, Guinness World Records Certificate, Dry Erase Brag Board, Dry Erase Marker, Rope, Domino Set, Die, Sand-Timer, Gameboard, and Easy-to-Follow Rules!

Guinness World Records The Game!

Contents: 50 Trivia Cards (100 Questions), 40 Who Am I? Cards, 40 Tokens, 10 World Record Challenge Cards, 10 Chips, Chip Challenge Card, Spinner, Sand-Timer, and EASY-TO-FOLLOW Rules!

Guinness World Records Magic Reveal Puzzle

Contents: A 300-piece jigsaw puzzle (18" x 24") with a Magic Reveal Magnifier to learn about each world record.

2011, 2013, 2015: That Company Called 'IF', UK.

In late 2011, another Guinness World Records product was developed by That Company Called 'IF' of Pickering, North Yorkshire, UK. Similar card packs were produced in 2013 and 2015.

52 Guinness World Records Cards

A set of 52 laminated playing cards, each featuring a different World record.

Guinness World Records

52 Amazing Cards

ISBN: 978-1-903413-30-2

Copyright: 2013 Guinness World Records Limited

Guinness World Records

52 Amazing Cards

ISBN: 978-1-903413-29-6

Copyright: 2015 Guinness World Records Limited

 

2011: Paladone Products Ltd., UK.

Following the launch of their Guinness World Records range in 2010, Paladone Products Ltd. of Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, UK extended the range in 2011, and introduced new "Challenge" and "Pocket Money" range. Each of the five products in the Pocket Money range included 4 challenge cards (from a set of 20) to collect.

Balloon Challenge

Includes: A set of 15 modelling balloons, a pump, full instructions and a Guinness World Records instruction card.

Chopstick Challenge

Includes: A bag of Milk Chocolate Beans, a pair of wooden chopsticks and a Guinness World Records instruction card.

Egg Challenge

Includes: 40cm x 40cm plastic parachute, 4 card squares, 2 corrugated cardboard squares, 1 foam square, 10 straws, 2 metres of elastic string and a Guinness World Records instruction card.

Jellybean Challenge

Includes: A bag of jellybeans, straws and a Guinness World Records instruction card.

Origami Challenge

Includes: A stack of 50 sheets of origami paper, full instructions and a Guinness World Records instruction card.

Paper Plane Challenge

Includes: 16 paper planes with scored fold lines (4 high-speed flyers, 4 long-distance flyers, 4 duration flyers and 4 precision flyers), full instructions and 3 Guinness World Records instruction cards.

Party Challenges Set

Includes: A pack of 30 Guinness World Records Challenge cards, playing cards, a sand timer and full instructions.

Ping Pong Challenge

Includes: A set of 20 table tennis balls, 5 straws and 3 Guinness World Records  instruction cards.

Trivia Challenge

Includes: A set of 200 Guinness World Records questions cards and full instructions.

Buzz Wire Game

Guinness World Records Buzz Wire Game with built-in timer and an A4 Guinness World Records Poster.

Unicycle

Guinness World Records Unicycle. Contains a unicycle with 16" wheel, A4 Guinness World Records Poster and full assembly instructions.

Football Skills Set

Size 5 Guinness World Records Football; records for Timely Touches, Body Touches, Body Control, Marathon Ball Control, Team Tricks and Crazy Tricks.

Giant Sunflower Set

Guinness World Records Sunflower Growing Pot and 25 Giant Sunflower Seeds; records for Sunflowers and World's Tallest Plants.

Stunt Kite Set

1.4 metre Guinness World Records Parafoil Kite; records for Kite Stunts, Kite Records and Kite Travel.

Flying Disc Set (Pocket Money Range)

Guinness World Records Flying Disc, 4 Guinness World Records Challenge Cards.

Marbles Set (Pocket Money Range)

50 Marbles, 4 Guinness World Records Challenge Cards.

Playing Cards Set (Pocket Money Range)

1 Pack of Guinness World Records Playing Cards, 4 Guinness World Records Challenge Cards.

Stopwatch Set (Pocket Money Range)

1 Guinness World Records Stopwatch accurate to 100th of a second, 4 Guinness World Records Challenge Cards.

Yo-Yo Set (Pocket Money Range)

Guinness World Records Yo-Yo, 4 Guinness World Records Challenge Cards.

2010: Sonic Corp., USA.

As a promotion for the month of November 2010, Sonic Corp. of Oklahoma (America's Drive-In Brand Properties LLC) produced a set of four Guinness World Records "Wacky Packs". Each pack contains a different mini-book of world records; each edition is copyright Guinness World Records Limited, was produced by C3 (Creative Consumer Concepts) and printed in China. All books are hardback 5x37/8 inches (127x98mm):

Edition

Volume 1: "Amazing Animals"

Records "Longest Ears On A Dog", "How's The Weather Up There?", "Whale Of A Snail", "Teeny, Tiny Trotter", "Not Just Another Ponytail", "Super Spider", "Itsy-Bitsiest Kitten", "Wooly Giant!", ""Long Hare!", "Can-Do Attitude!" and "This Pig Can Fly!".

Edition

Volume 2: "Sports"

Records "Pogo Power!", "Super-Speedy Skateboarder", "Oldest Bungee Jumper", "Super Power On The Mound", "Mighty Biker!", "Zippy Flippers", "Ice Hockey Mega-Match!", "World's Oldest Ping Pong Player!", "Look, Mom! No Skis!", "Fuzzy Runner!" and "Bunches of Basketball Bounces".

Edition

Volume 3: "Wacky Records"

Records "Shortest Living Man", "One Big Bunny!", "Record Collection", "Big, Big Burger", "This Dessert Serves Hundreds!", "Fastest Furniture", "Quickest Milker", "A Really Big Twist!", "Flip Out!", "Wacky Wear" and "Grade 'A' Jumbo!".

Edition

Volume 4: "Transportation and Travel"

Records "Going The Distance!", "One Man. One Wheel. Hundreds Of Miles!", "Tiny Takeoff", "Who Boasts The Most Coasters?", "Longest Roller Coaster Ride", "Primo Limo!", "World's Longest Motorcycle", "Mighty Mini!", "Don't Rock This Boat!", "Major Blader!" and "Running On Empty".

2010: Paladone Products Ltd., UK.

Available from play.com

In 2010, Guinness World Records and Paladone Products announced that a new range of toys and gifts would be produced for 2010 and 2011. The range (pictured right) consisted of 20 different products, most of which included an A5 Guinness World Records "mini book".

Each of the mini books contains some challenges and a few pages of related World records. These gifts - and probably the mini books themselves - are bound to become collector's items in years to come.

Air-Powered Rocket Set

Launch base, air pump, hose and 2 rockets; records for rockets, accuracy, speed, long flights and frequent fliers.

Chocolate Records Mug

A Guinness World Records branded mug with 15 chocolate-related records.

Chopstick Challenge Set

Chopsticks and 100g chocolate beans; records for chopsticks, rice, chocolate beans and chocolate.

Coffee & Cake Records Mug

A Guinness World Records branded mug with 15 coffee and cake records.

Counting Skipping Rope Set

A skipping rope with built-in counter; records for skipping and fitness.

Dartboard Set

Dartboard and darts; records for highest scores, least darts, marathon darts and professional darts.

Diabolo Set

Diabolo; records for diabolo and throwing.

Egg Challenge Set

Parachute and structure kit; records for eggs and parachutes.

Height Chart

Height chart; no mini book, but 49 height-related records on the chart.

Hopscotch Set

A pack of white hopscotch chalk; records for hopscotch, chalk, playground games, sports day and party games.

Jelly Bean Challenge Set

5 straws and 100g jelly beans; records for straw, jelly beans and sweets & candy.

Juggling Set

3 juggling balls; records for endurance juggling, bounce juggling, odd balls, joggling, extreme juggling and flashing.

Marbles Set

50 glass marbles; records for marbles, playground games and sports day.

Office Records Mug

A Guinness World Records branded mug with 15 office challenge records.

Paper Plane Set

20 paper planes in 4 designs; records for paper planes, paper and real planes.

Playing Cards Set

2 packs of playing cards;

Space Hopper Set

Space hopper and pump; records for space hoppers and 100m records.

Stunt Jump Motorbike Set

Winding station, ramp, motorbike, flags and tape measure; records for ramp jumps, stunts and speed.

Tea & Biscuits Records Mug

A Guinness World Records branded mug with 15 tea and biscuit records.

Yo-yo Trick Set

A Guinness World Records yo-yo; records for yo-yos.

2010: Chick-fil-A, USA.

2010 Chick-fil-A Toys

Date

2010
Notes A series of toys and booklets given with kids' meals at Chick-fil-A.

Shown left are a "30-Second Records" pack and a "Hobbies and Pastimes" booklet. Below are the "Human Achievements", "Animal Tangrams" and "Sports and Games" packs.

The 5 toys promoted the 2011 edition of Guinness World Records.

2006: Hasbro UK Ltd., UK.

2006 Guinness World Records Official Timed Puzzle

Publication Date

2006

Price New 10
Format Boxed puzzle
Copyright Hasbro & Guinness World Records Ltd, a HIT Entertainment Plc company

Distributor

Hasbro UK Ltd., Caswell Way, Newport, NP19 4YH.

Notes:
  1. This is a 250-piece jigsaw puzzle, together with a stop-watch, designed to allow you to "become a Guinness World Record Holder".

2006: Wendy's, USA.

2006 Wendy's Kids' Meal Toys

Date

2006
Notes A series of toys given with kids' meals at Wendy's.

Shown left are a "Personal Record Kit" and a "Basketball Set". A "Juggling Set" is pictured on the right, and a set of trading cards is shown below.

2004: Meadowside Books, UK.

2004 Guinness World Records Yo-Yo

Publication Date

2004

ISBN 1-84539-016-4
Price New 4.99
Format Boxed yo-yo and book - 5x3 inches (127x95 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Ltd, a HIT Entertainment PLC company

Publisher

Meadowside Books, Fleet Street, London.

Notes:
  1. This pack contains a yo-yo and a small book ("everything you need to become a RECORD BREAKER and earn your place in GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS").
2004 Guinness World Records Stopwatch

Publication Date

2004

ISBN 1-84539-017-2
Price New 4.99
Format Boxed stopwatch and book - 5x3 inches (127x95 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Ltd, a HIT Entertainment PLC company

Publisher

Meadowside Books, Fleet Street, London.

Notes:
  1. This pack contains a stopwatch and a small book ("everything you need to become a RECORD BREAKER and earn your place in GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS").
2004 Guinness World Records Balloons

Publication Date

2004

ISBN 1-84539-018-0
Price New 4.99
Format Boxed balloons and book - 5x3 inches (127x95 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Ltd, a HIT Entertainment PLC company

Publisher

Meadowside Books, Fleet Street, London.

Notes:
  1. This pack contains some balloons and a small book ("everything you need to become a RECORD BREAKER and earn your place in GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS").
2004 Guinness World Records Cards

Publication Date

2004

ISBN 1-84539-019-9
Price New 4.99
Format Boxed playing cards and book - 5x3 inches (127x95 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Ltd, a HIT Entertainment PLC company

Publisher

Meadowside Books, Fleet Street, London.

Notes:
  1. This pack contains a deck of cards and a small book ("everything you need to become a RECORD BREAKER and earn your place in GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS").

2003: Subway, USA.

2003 Subway

Date

2003
Notes A series of toys given away with Subway Kids' Pak meals in April and May 2003.

Shown left is the "Wrist Timer" and below are the "World's Fastest Street Luge", "Elephant", "Supersonic Jet Plane" and "Tape Measure".

 

Thanks to Billy "Rocketman" Copeland for donating some of these toys to us!

1999: Tiger Electronics, Ltd., USA.

1999 Quiz Wiz. Guinness Book of World Records: "World Wonders"

Copyright

1999 Guinness Publishing Limited and Tiger Electronics, Ltd.

Notes An electronic question and answer game (Model 65-157) with "2000 facts about nature and the world around you that will amaze and astound".

The question categories are: "Big Deals"; "It's A Natural"; "Stupendous Stats"; All Over The World"; "Guinness Grab Bag".

A "Fantastic Feats" version (Model 65-156) was also produced in 1999.

 

1993: Tom Smith Group Ltd, UK

1993 Tom Smith 6 Quiz Crackers

Copyright

Tom Smith Group Ltd., Norwich, NR7 9AS, England

Notes Six Christmas crackers made from pages of the 1993 edition of the Guinness Book of Records. Each contains 20 quiz questions, a scorecard, a mini pen and a hat. The box also contains an instruction sheet, list of answers and a 96 page booklet featuring The Guinness Book of Records selection for "Human World" and "Human Achievements" (right).

1992, 1988: The Games Team Ltd., UK.

1992 The Guinness Game of Records

Description

Fun with Fabulous Facts from the World's Best Seller

Copyright

Guinness Superlatives Limited and The Games Team Limited

Produced by The Games Team Ltd, Huddersfield, HD1 1DL.

Notes:
  1. The game contains 400 question cards in different categories ("Fib or Fact", "Connections", "Quick Wits", "Guess or Bluff", "Clever Clues" and "Picture Round").
1988 Genius

Description

The general knowledge game of strategy based upon The Guinness Book of Records

Copyright

Guinness Superlatives Limited and The Games Team Limited

Produced by The Games Team Limited, a subsidiary of Direct Mail Promotions Limited, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England.

Notes:
  1. The game contains two packs of question cards (Facts I and Facts II, each containing 475 cards) and a 96-page book, "Genius Book of Phenomenal Pictures".

1989: Peter Pan Playthings, UK

1989 Pocket Quizzer based on the Guinness Book of Records

Copyright

Peter Pan Playthings Ltd., Guinness Publishing Limited and Diagram Visual Information Ltd.

Produced By

Peter Pan Playthings Ltd., Bretton Way, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 8YA.

Notes A series of three quiz games: Sport, General Knowledge and Rock & Pop (picture left). Each quiz contained 500 questions from the Guinness Book of Records or Rock Day by Day.

1982: Jotastar Toys, UK

1982 Guinness Book of Records Magnetic Ask & Answer Game

Copyright

Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Notes:
  1. A variant of the popular Ask & Answer series of games where the token (in this case, the Guinness Toucan) points out the answer (right) to the question (left).
  2. The game had the following sections: "Sports, Games and Pastimes", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Living World", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Mechanical World", "The World's Structures", "Human Achievements" and "The Human World".
  3. Each section had 10 questions.
  4. The game "should prove both entertaining and informative to young people up to 116 years of age".

1980: Coleco Industries, Inc., USA.

1980 Quiz Wiz #18 Guinness Book of World Records

Copyright

1979 Sterling Publishing Co. and 1980 Coleco Industries, Inc., Amsterdam, N.Y. 12010

Notes A very basic 'electronic' game, with 1001 multiple choice questions taken from the "Guinness Book of World Records". The 1st question concerns Robert Wadlow; the last concerns the "largest boat sail".

The question categories are:

"The Human Being", "Human Achievements", "Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World"  and "Sports, Games & Pastimes".

The question booklet is 9 x 3 inches, and has 118 numbered pages.

 

1980: Parker Brothers, USA.

1980 The Guinness Book of World Records Game

Copyright

Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Manufacturer Parker Brothers, Division of CPG Products Corp., Beverly, MA 01915.

 

Notes:
  1. A game for 2 to 4 players, ages 8 to adult. Contains game board, plastic token, foam bounce-back device, 3 dice (two white, one red), 4 playing pieces, a record maker and a record keeper with 22 record cards.

1977: Chemtoy Corporation, USA.

1977 Official Guinness World Ball & Jax Set

Date

1977

Copyright Sterling Pub. Co. Inc.
Produced By Chemtoy
Item Number 623

Notes

"Be the Best in the World. Set or Break the Guinness Record. Record Verification Form Enclosed."

1977 Official Guinness World Record Paddle Ball

Date

1977

Copyright Sterling Pub. Co. Inc.
Produced By Chemtoy
Item Number 624

Notes

"Be the Best in the World. Set or Break the Guinness Record. Record Verification Form Enclosed."

1976: Great American Puzzle Factory, USA.

1976 Guinness Book of World Records Jigsaw Puzzle (PP908)

Date

1976

Format Boxed jigsaw puzzle
Size 18x24in (over 550 pieces)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company

Manufacturer

Great American Puzzle Factory, Inc., New York, N.Y.

1975: Denis Fisher Toys, UK.

1975 Guinness Game of World Records

Copyright

Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Manufacturer Denis Fisher Toys, Thorp Arch Trading Estate, Wetherby, LS23 7BL, West Yorkshire.
Licensed By Parker Bros.

 

Notes:
  1. A game for 2 to 6 players with 294 Guinness questions and 10 games (events) in 5 categories ("Longest", "Strongest", "Mostest", "Greatest" and "Hottest").