Fantasy Flight Games Merges with Asmodee
Asmodee is gobbling up the game industry. The company has announced it will be merging with juggernaut Fantasy Flight Games. This is the second acquisition for Asmodee in six month. The company earlier this year acquired Days of Wonder.
Fantasy Flight Games brings a solid list of licensed games including Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and Sid Meier’s Civilization, and Games Workshop’s various worlds. It also helps Asmodee get a further foothold into North America, as Fantasy Flight has a great infrastructure with which they can build.
In return, Fantasy Flight gets better access and distribution in Europe. Asmodee oversees has distribution companies in the UK, Germany and the Benelux countries. They also act as a distributor for other brands not their own in various European countries.
Fantasy Flight Games will continue to operate as a fully independent publisher in the Asmodee Group out of its Roseville, MN headquarters and Fantasy Flight CEO Christian T. Petersen will continue in his current position, while also becoming a significant shareholder of the combined entity.
Most games will not be affected, though some games that are a better fit for Asmodee may shift over to them and vice versa.