When I began researching Game cigars, it became apparent that outside sales explanations of each cigar themselves on retailers sites, there isn't much in the way of the history of the widely popular brand out there on the internet.
Seasoned smokers or new - most everyone has heard of Game cigars by Garcia y Vega at some point. So why the lack of information?? There's not even a Wiki page for them!!
The information on the history of Game cigars may be brief - but it may be a testament to their image and popularity. In the world of cigars, Game stands on its own. Never flashy or clamoring for attention - calm and collected - never too high or too low - doesn't really belong to any certain circle - but when asked, even those that don't smoke them on the regular seems to think they are a solid wrap. Their best sellers are tried and true - and they rarely introduce new flavors to the market - and they don't play the copycat game by producing flavors to mimic other popular flavors of other brands.
Garcia & Vega Cigar Co. was founded in New York in 1882 as Garcia & Gonzalez Cigar Co. by Asturian immigrant Alvaro Garcia Longo. (That's not a typo - Asturias is an autonomous region of north-west Spain.)
Through generations and a few sales of the brand over time, Garcia Y Vega was eventually purchased by Swedish Match in 1999 from General Cigar. Swedish Match also own other popular brands such as Jackpot and White Owl.
Garcia Y Vega introduced Game in 2007, bringing new flavor profiles to the market, setting a standard in a growing trend in cigars.
Recently, Game introduced their newest creation, Game Leaf, which has taken on significant market share on it's own with flavors such as Cognac, Sweet, Natural, Wild Berry and White Russian.
All of Garcia Y Vega and Game cigars are produced in the Dominican Republic. Using fillers from three different countries, they are wrapped in candela and Sumatra natural leaf wrappers.
The following are among Game's top sellers today:
Garcia y Vega's Game Black Cigarillos are known for their hand selected leaf wrapper and its dark, chocolaty flavor! Sure to please most any cigar enthusiast - Game Black delivers a satisfying, sweet tasting smoke for those on the go!
Game Blue are mild-bodied cigars made from their Caribbean Basin Cuban Seed filler touched with the taste of vanilla. Wrapped in a homogenized wrapper for a rich and smooth smoke!
Game Diamond - mild-bodied cigars made from a nutty blend of Caribbean Basin Cuban Seed filler touched with the taste of burnt sugar and vanilla!
Garcia y Vega's Game Green Sweet Cigarillos are known for their selected mellow and smooth green leaf tobacco. Sure to please most any cigar enthusiast - Game Green Sweet delivers a satisfying, fresh tasting smoke.
Filled with aged aromatic tobacco and combined with a Connecticut Shade wrapper makes Game Red "slow, smooth and sweet"!
Perfect for those who can do without a strong flavor - Game Silver delivers a smooth, light, yet flavorful taste of their Cuban seed filler.
Garcia y Vega's Game White Grape Cigarillos are known for their selected green leaf tobacco and crisp, fruity, white grape flavor! Sure to please most any cigar enthusiast!
Whatever your flavor, Game has something to suit every cigar smoker's taste! Buy the brands you love at discount prices at CStoreCigars.com today!
Due to a delay in production - Game cigars are becoming harder to come by - and probably will for a month or two! Wherever you find your favorite cigars - it is suggested to stock up!!!
Game is back in solid production currently - and making its way to wholesalers and retail stores on a regular basis. All flavors seem to be in production - you just have to get them while you can! Game took most of the top 20 sellers online last year - check out our list here.