Tag Archives: board games

Asmodee’s licensing game: “It’s about time this happened, the fans out there are starving for stuff”

“The world is going to look very different now that Asmodee – one of the biggest players in the board gaming sector – is very actively pushing into licensing,” Alexander Thieme, manager of licensed publishing and consumer products, Asmodee Entertainment, promises. The board game giant kicked off October with a …

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Big Potato teams with Shut Up & Sit Down to launch Don’t Get Got special Kickstarter project

The Shoreditch-based board game and party games publisher, Big Potato has joined forces with the team at the pop culture reviewers Shut Up and Sit Down, to release their own version of the secret-mission party game, Don’t Get Got. A new Kickstarter campaign for the project launched on Friday, October …

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Asmodee’s Aconyte Books reveals publishing plans for hit board game IP Zombicide and Terraforming Mars

Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint and publishing arm of Asmodee Entertainment, has detailed a raft of new partnerships with some of the leading names in tabletop gaming to develop a series of novels set within the worlds of a selection of the most critically acclaimed board games. Kicking off the …

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Thames & Kosmos UK bolsters board game portfolio with new EXIT titles and The Lost Words – Card Game

Thames & Kosmos UK has bolstered its tabletop gaming portfolio with the arrival of The Lost Words – Card Game based on the book by the best-selling author Robert Macfarlane, as well as the latest titles in its Exit range, The Enchanted Forest and The Cemetery of the Knight. The …

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Best-selling book Prisoners of Geography eyes board games, strategy games, quizzes and puzzles in edutainment licensing move

Board games, strategy games, quizzes, and puzzles will be top of the bill for a new licensing programme centered on the Sunday Times best-selling books Prisoners of Geography, as the publishing house Elliott & Thompson look to develop a family edutainment brand around the title. As part of its plans …

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Asmodee brings its much loved board game artwork to life in Artovision partnership

Asmodee Entertainment has signed a new licensing partnership with Artovision to bring to life several of its tabletop gaming properties through Artovision’s innovative multi-dimensional art collectables. Under the deal, Artovision will develop pieces inspired by the artwork of Catan, Arkham Horror, Twilight Imperium, KeyForge, and Legend of the Five Rings. …

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Meeple Power: Eclectic Games talks the nation’s new love of board gaming (and why it’s time for a re-stock)

There will be trends and culture shifts that stick with us once the fog of the pandemic has finally cleared, and there will be those that won’t. Fortunately, the Thursday evening clapping was one of the first to go. Others, like the weekly crush for the five remaining M&S food …

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Roger Martin takes up new Channel Director role with Asmodee UK as Coiledspring names Kerrie Corrigan its next GM

Coiledspring Games’ Roger Martin has been appointed to the newly created role of Hobby & Independent Channel Director for Asmodee UK, a move that comes amid a strategy and structure shake-up at the board gaming giant as it prepares for a projected further growth in the market this year and …

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Hasbro and Renegade Game Studios to develop tabletop and RPG games for Power Rangers, Transformers, My Little Pony

Hasbro has turned to the hobby specialist, Renegade Game Studios to develop a line up of new strategy card and roleplaying games for its leading IP including Power Rangers, Transformers, My Little Pony, and GI Joe. News of the new partnership was first published in an exclusive piece with Forbes …

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A Family Fare: ToyNews’ guide to the latest in the Games & Puzzles market

Sales surges of 240 per cent at the height of lockdown, reports of some manufacturers hitting Q4 levels of sales throughout June, and a nation that owes its sanity to the vast spectrum of board games and puzzles out there and the retailers and suppliers that have been keeping them …

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