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Asmodee potentially up for sale

It seems like the Asmodee group is up for sale:

Asmodee Group, the French maker of board game Catan and distributor of Pokemon cards in parts of Europe, is exploring a sale that could value it at more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion), according to people familiar with the matter.
The Guyancourt, France-based company, owned by private equity firm Eurazeo SE (EURA.PA), has hired investment bankers to run a sale process, said the sources, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are confidential.

At the moment these are only rumours (but there seems to be enough behind it for Reuters to write a news item about it), but it makes sense that the private equity firm behind Asmodee is trying to cash in after years of massive expansion across all board game markets.

Link: BGG News

Restocks and new arrivals (14/02/18)

A busy start to the week with three large deliveries. Included were some interesting restocks:

But this is not all, we also received 12 new games/expansions:

Tomorrow is the release of Fields Of Arle: Tea & Trade (nearly sold out to pre-orders) and Star Trek Frontiers: Return of the Khan will be available from Friday.

Asmodee on Twitch at Essen

Throughout Spiel this week in Essen, Asmodee will be hosting the Discoveryzone streaming stage, which will be streamed live on Twitch.

You can download the schedule for all four days here, the highlights for me are (all times are UK time):

  • Thursday: 4PM Tea & Talk – Eric Lang
  • Friday: 12PM Fallout – Fantasy Flight Games
  • Friday: 5PM Gaia Project – Z-Man Games
  • Saturday: 12PM OTYS – Libellud & Pearl Games

Link: Streaming Schedule

 

 

Two new game previews posted

Asmodee has posted a preview for Cities of Splendor, the upcoming expansion for Splendor:

With Cities of Splendor—a collection of four distinct expansions, each offering a unique experience—you can make your dreams of fame a reality as you outthink your opponents. No matter which expansion you choose to use, you’ll find an entirely new way to play Splendor, expanding the game’s replayability without sacrificing the elegance of the original.

And ZMan Games has announced Majesty: For the Realm, a new card game from Splendor designer Marc Andre:

In Majesty, you take on the role of a king or queen seeking to gain power during the Middle Ages. Like any good monarch, you have plenty of subjects ready to do your bidding and help your kingdom grow. Running a kingdom is no easy task and you must make the best use of your subjects and buildings if you want to succeed.

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News Round-Up (16/06/17)

Here is a quick round-up of the most interesting news of the last few days:

  • Asmodee has posted more details about the upcoming Splendor expansion Cities of Splendor (LINK)
  • FFG has announced Whitehall Mystery, a new stand-alone game in the Letters from Whitechapel series (LINK)
  • UK Games Expo has published the attendance numbers for 2017 (LINK)
  • Z-Man Games has relaunched their website and posted a few more details about Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 (LINK)
  • Wizards of the Coasts have announced Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate (LINK)

 

Asmodee, Days of Wonder and FFG at the UK Games Expo

We have talked to Esdevium (part of the Asmodee group) about what will they will bring to the UK Games Expo this year.

The following games/expansions have been confirmed as available for demos (not sure about sales, hopefully we will know more about this before the show):

  • Star Wars Rebellion: Rise of the Empire Expansion
  • Diceforge
  • Oh Captain!
  • Ticket to Ride Germany
  • Quadropolis: Public Services
  • Unfair (presented by Esdevium as distributor)
  • Century: Spice Road (presented by Esdevium as distributor)

These are the newest titles from a long list of games. It definitely looks like Asmodee/FFG/Days of Wonder will have a big presence at the Expo this year.

 

New game announcements

A few new games have been announced last week:

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  • Asmodee has announced Dice Forge for the Q2 of 2017. Dice Forge is a “dice crafting” game designed by Régis Bonnessée (Lords of Xidit, Seasons).
  • Days of Wonder is releasing an European edition of Ticket to Ride: First Journey in March/April. The game is meant to introduce younger players (age 6+) to the Ticket to Ride series.
  • Flatline is a new game from Renegade Game Studios (Spring 2017) in the Fuse universe. Players use their dice and combine them with other players to treat arriving patients in ER.
  • And Pegasus has announced a whole batch of new card games: Santo Domingo, 4 Seasons and Sheep & Thief are all expected to arrive in March/April.

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As always we will add these games to our website for pre-orders as soon as we have received reliable information regarding the UK/European release date and the price.