Funko finally makes play for board games market with FPC acquisition

Pop culture specialist, Funko has finally made a move for the board gaming market with the acquisition of Forrest-Pruzan Creative, a famed board game development studio.

Based in Seattle, Washington, FPC was founded in 2000 by Andy Forrest and Alan Pruzan and specialises in game invention, design and playtesting.

The FPC team has been responsible for producing hits such as Disney Villainous, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, Bob Ross – Art of Chill and Choose Your Own Adventure – House of Danger.

“We have always been incredible impressed with FPC’s portfolio and have witnessed the company make a name for itself on a global level,” said Funk president, Andrew Perimutter.

“As we expand our product portfolio, we believe this acquisition is in line with what we are doing with apparel, accessories and Funko Animation Studios. The games category is another avenue to deliver pop culture to our ever-growing fan base.

“FPC’s nearly two decades of experience in developing high quality games will provide us added expertise as we leverage our existing IP and licensor portfolio into this category.”

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed and the company does not expect the acquisition to have a material impact on its financial performance in 2019.

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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