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Asmodee and Rebel Games Form Partnership

Feb 8, 2018

The Asmodee Group have announced that talks on the takeover of Rebel Sp.  were successful.

Established in 2003 by Piotr Katnik and Pawel Piechota, Rebel is a distributor of board games and accessories, including products from the Asmodee Group and its partners for many years.

The combination of the Asmodee product catalog with Rebel’s capabilities in Poland will certainly translate into the possibility of spreading new games from the Asmodee group partners on this market.

Thanks to this operation, the Asmodee Group will have direct access to the fastest-growing market in Europe worth EUR 95,000,000 (PLN 395,000,000).

“We are happy to strengthen our position on the Polish market through a new level of cooperation with Rebel. We have been partners for over 10 years, but this step will allow us to transfer the release of board games in Poland to a new level.” – Stéphane Carville, general manager of the Asmodee Group.

“We are proud to join the Asmodee Group with which we share the same philosophy: focus on really good games. The Polish market is very demanding and needs top quality products. As part of the Asmodee Group, we will be able to expand and diversify our range of board and card games, thanks to which our offer will have a chance to reach an even larger group of recipients in Poland. ” – Piotr Katnik, CEO of Rebel

WizKids and Games Workshop Partnership Announced

Oct 19, 2017

WizKids has revealed a multi-year partnership with acclaimed fantasy miniatures company, Games Workshop.

The new partnership will extend the Warhammer 40,000 universe IP across multiple categories, including, Dice Building Games™, board games and more!

“We’re thrilled to be working with Games Workshop and the Warhammer 40,000 license,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “This beloved franchise is known the world over and our partnership will allow us to create amazing products and experiences for fans everywhere.”

The multi-year deal will span numerous categories and include the most iconic Warhammer 40,000 characters and more. WizKids will create two new board games, along with dice games based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, with additional plans to republish classic board games Fury of Dracula and Relic.

WizKids will begin rolling out the new product lines in mid 2018.

Ares Games and Galakta Announce Distribution Partnership

May 29th, 2017

Ares Games and Polish company Galakta announce a new partnership to distribute Galakta games worldwide (excluding Europe). Ares Games will bring to its customers around the world several beautiful games recently released by Galakta in English – including Age of Thieves, Ragers Champions of the Arena, Zombie Terror, Andromeda, and King & Assassins, together with the upcoming This War of Mine The Board Game, tabletop adaptation of the award-winning video game, which was a Kickstarter hit last year. This War of Mine The Board Game is due to release in July 2017 in Europe, and in August in the rest of the world.

Ares and Galakta partnership started 5 years ago, when Galakta published the Polish edition of the strategy board game War of the Ring, and followed with The Battle of Five Armies and Jolly Roger.

“I think that the presence of Galakta’s great games in our catalog is a great opportunity for both our companies” said Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games. “Ares started developing a strong US and worldwide distribution for our products six years ago, and we now feel we are able to provide a good service to our customers, and to our partner Galakta, by promoting their games together with ours. Games such as This War of Mine The Board Game and Age of Thieves and the rest of Galakta’s releases are very consistent with our product and design philosophy, and we are committed to make them a success in the North American market and around the world.”

“This new part of our cooperation with Ares Games is a great extension of our relationship” said Dariusz Waszkiewicz, Galakta’s owner. “For the last 13 years, we have succeeded in building a very strong position on Polish board game market and a few years ago, we started developing our own titles. We have worked several times with the Ares Games team on some of their great titles, and at the same time, we could see how they were growing outside Europe. We are convinced that thanks to this extended relationship our games will become available to many board game fans all over the World.”

MAGE Company and Ninja Division partner up in North America

January 13th, 2015

Ninja Division Publishing and MAGE Company Ltd are proud to announce Ninja Division Publishing LLC as the North American publisher for MAGE Company’s premier line of games, including: Raid & Trade, 12 Realms , and the upcoming Aether Captains .

MAGE Company’s products will be joining Ninja Division Publishing’s range of incredibly successful products including: Super Dungeon Explore, Ninja AllStars, Relic Knights, Alien v Predator, and Clacks.

Beginning immediately, distributors and retailers may contact Ninja Division Publishing with all trade enquiries regarding Raid & Trade , 12 Realms , and their associated expansions, which are scheduled for release Q2 2016. Aether Captains will be coming to Kickstarter this February by MAGE Company.

Lone Wolf Development Announces Pathfinder License for Realm Works

December 9th, 2015

Lone Wolf Development, creator of the ENnie award-winning, tabletop gaming accessories Hero Lab and Realm Works, announced a new partnership with Paizo Inc. to produce and sell Adventure Paths, modules, campaign settings, player companions, and rulebooks from Paizo’s popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game product line through their campaign management software—Realm Works.

“Realm Works is the ideal vehicle for Pathfinder’s richly detailed rules and world,” said Rob Bowes. “With Realm Works, it’s all woven together and ready to run, streamlining session prep and enhancing the actual play experience. Best of all, everything is fully customizable to any GM’s game.”

Launching the first quarter of 2016, the Realm Works Content Market will initially include popular Adventure Paths and modules. Rulebooks, setting material, and additional Pathfinder products will be introduced over time.

Starting mid-December, Lone Wolf Development will launch the “Realm Works Spotlight Series,” which will outline the Content Market release plan, showcase Pathfinder and other products in Realm Works, and preview key Realm Works features. New Spotlight entries will debut weekly in the lead up to the Realm Works Content Market release.

Passport and Pegasus partner up

May 19th, 2015

Passport Game Studios announced this week a partnership arrangement with Pegasus Spiele and eggertspiele through which it would bring some of the German companies’ games to the United States. The first two products under the deal, Hospital Rush and Grog Island, should arrive as early as July. Both are already available in Europe.

Hospital Rush has players take on the role of interns competing for hospital positions with cures, sound medical care, and a healthy dose of dirty tricks. It’s a worker-placement game for 3-5 players.

In Grog Island the players are retired pirates investing their saved loot in businesses and ventures close to a pirate’s heart: peg-leg shops, voodoo dolls, parrots, and treasure chests. Central to the game is an auction where players bid their dice.

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