Asmodee, one of the biggest board game companies in the industry, has just grown a little bigger. In a recent acquisition, the company got its hands on The Plan B Games group, publishers of games such as Azul and Century: Spice Road.
Asmodee and Plan B Games
A recent merger announced by Asmodee will see the company joined by several subsidiaries owned by the Plan B Games group, including Plan B Games themselves, as well as Next Move, Pretzel, and Eggertspiele. This means that titles such as Azul, Great Western Trail, and Tuki will all be officially part of the Asmodee family from now on. Founder of the Plan B Games Group, Sophie Gravel, said this in a press release about the new acquisition:
“I am delighted to see the Plan B Games family become part of the great Asmodee team. Their tremendous network will offer our collections a broader distribution base as well as a bigger community of players worldwide. We will continue to strive to publish games with the same care and attention to detail that has always been our driving force. Our goal remains the same: to offer unforgettable playing experiences, both through the depth of our gameplay and premium-quality materials.”
A lot of the games published by the group have been lauded by critics and fans alike, with Azul winning the 2018 Spiel des Jahres award, and Century: Spice Road winning the 2018 Vuoden Peli Strategy Game of the Year award.
An Ever-Growing Catalogue
One of the biggest changes to be brought on from this latest acquisition will be how Plan B Games products are distributed. In the near future, products from the publishing group and its subsidiaries will be available exclusively from Asmodee.
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