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Asmodee Entertainment teams with Ata-Boy to launch new collectable gifts inspired by CATAN

Asmodee Entertainment is continuing on its charge for the expanded merchandise arena, having partnered with Ata-Boy to bring its hit tabletop gaming title, CATAN to the collectable gift space. Under the new partnership, the pair will develop a range of products, such as magnets, pins, and lanyards, all of which …

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Asmodee Entertainment to launch online merchandise stores for popular Fantasy Flight Games titles

Asmodee Entertainment has entered into a new licensing partnership with Event Merchandising Limited to launch a series of ‘one-stop-shops’ for fans of Fantasy Flight Games Studio’s Arkham Horror, Legend of the Five Rings, and Twilight Imperium across the world. Just the latest example of Asmodee Entertainment’s current push to expand …

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University Games and The Lagoon Group bolster sales and marketing divisions

The games, puzzles, and gift specialists, University Games and The Lagoon Group have made two key appointments, expanding both its sales and marketing departments as the firm eyes continued growth. The team has welcomed Victoria Reece (pictured left) to the position of marketing assistant as it looks to strategically develop …

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Asmodee names gaming super talent Sophie Gravel head of studio at Z-Man Games

The international board game giant, Asmodee has named Sophie Gravel its new head of studio at Z-Man Games, the Asmodee owned board game studio and publisher of Pandemic, Carcassonne, and more. The new move will mark Gravel’s second tenure leading Z-Man Games, where she previously spearheaded the launch of Pandemi’s …

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Blizzard and Z-Man Games unveil World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game

Following a teased collaboration earlier this month, the veil has finally been fully lifted on a new partnership between Blizzard Entertainment and Z-Man Games that sees the World of Warcraft enter the Pandemic Legacy universe. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game see …

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Geek Retreat on track to open 60 stores by 2021 end as it moves into Dumfries

The geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, is continuing on its ambitious plans for the UK with the successful launch of its new store in Dumfries, bringing its total numbers of shops around the country to 28. Situated on Church Crescent and providing five local jobs, the new Geek Retreat store …

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MicroMacro: Crime City named winner of 2021 Spiel des Jahres

The map-searching puzzle game, MicroMacro: Crime City has been named this year’s winner of the Spiel des Jahres, the much coveted German Game of the Year award. A tabletop title that challenges players to search its visual puzzle for clues to solve a number of crimes, all by spotting details, …

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Smart Toys and Games to distribute Whiz Kid Games’ Go Genius board games to the UK and Ireland

Smart Toys and Games has signed an exclusive agreement with Whiz Kid Games to launch its new Go Genius to the UK and Ireland this autumn. The new range aims to combine fun and learning through board games with a sustainable drive delivered through each game’s design. Whiz Kids Games’ …

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Face masks will be mandatory at Essen Spiel ’21 along with vaccination or negative Covid tests

Masks will be mandatory for visitors to this year’s Essen Spiel – Europe’s tabletop and board gaming gathering – as well as proven Covid-19 immunisation or negative Covid test results, even if the government relaxes all measures around social distancing. Organisers of the German board gaming convention confirmed the health …

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Asmodee Entertainment appoints European media development and licensing manager

Asmodee Entertainment is building on its licensing success of 2020 with the appointment of Etienne Bonnin as the firm’s new senior manager, media development and licensing. Based in Paris, Bonnin will report into Darren Kyman, SVP, business development for Asmodee Entertainment, a unit of the board game giant dedicated to …

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