Esdevium parent company Asmodee merges with Fantasy Flight Games

The move marks the second major US acquisition for the European firm, as it continues to gather momentum across the region.
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French board game publisher Asmodee has merged with US firm and publisher of Star Wars and Game of Thrones themed titles, Fantasy Flight Games.

The move marks the second major US acquisition for the European firm, as it continues to gather momentum across the region.

Fantasy Flight, a popular name among the hobby games world, is known for recent games such as Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures and Android: Netrunner, as well as producing games based on Warhammer 40,000.

Meanwhile, Asmodee is a large French publisher of board games, and most notably in the UK, the parent company of games distributor Esdevium.

“Fantasy Flight games has enjoyed tremendous growth over the last 10 years,” said Christian T. Peterson, CEO of Fantasy Flight Games.

“By joining forces with Asmodee, we will be able to continue that growth.”

Peterson will continue his role as CEO while becoming a major shareholder in the combined company.

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