About Crown & Andrews
Crown & Andrews was founded by Gerry Crown and Vic Andrews in 1961. Crown & Andrews is one of Australia’s most well-known toys and games companies and is one of the few companies in Australia that develops new products in-house and has successfully licensed Australian invented games in other markets around the world. Our games have won numerous awards, including Game of The Year and Mattel’s Inventor Award. In addition to games, Crown & Andrews are Australia’s leading supplier of quality jigsaw puzzles, including ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Jigsaw Puzzles’ brand, which uses beautiful images from world renown artists and photographers.
In June 2014, Goliath Games acquired Crown & Andrews.
Goliath is one of the few remaining family-owned and operated businesses in the world of toys and games. Goliath Games was founded in 1980 by Adi Golad. Adi and Margreeth (his wife) fell in love over a game of Rummikub with the Israeli desert. Shortly after their encounter, Margreeth revealed the game to her family in her home country Holland. The two of them dropped everything and followed a call that changed their life. To cut a long story short, Adi quit his career as a mechanical engineer, married his love, traded his car for 500 games, moved to Holland and together with his wife, began selling board games on the street, because the conventional retail trade rejected their offering. Despite obstacles on the way, by applying grass-root marketing they popularized this one single game among Dutch people. Their persistence and efforts paid off, consequently setting and holding a world record in quantity of a single game sold per capita in one year.
The extensive efforts eventually formed the solid foundation for the organization as it stands today with offices and distributors around the globe: serving 1.5 billion consumers worldwide. Goliath currently owns and operates offices in France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Belgium, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
Mission Statement: Clever Together
We believe the magic of socio-cognitive development happens when having fun together – We contribute to a better life by creating products that stimulate ‘moments of togetherness’. At Goliath, we continuously work on the creation of innovative products that contribute to the universal need for and benefit of social fun. In short, we believe in the fun of being clever together.
Our Core Values
- Respect & Responsibility: We contribute to the sustainability of our business and the world we live in by developing and trading products that are safe to use, created responsibility and are value for money.
- Reliability & Loyalty: We believe trust, loyalty, and commitment are the cornerstones of long-lasting relations: with our employees, inventors, suppliers, customers, and consumers. In other words: we say what we do and we do what we say.
- Innovation: We take pride in developing and trading fun products that inspire through being engaging, novel, unique and thought-provoking.