Asmodee Entertainment has announced a brand partnership with independent publisher Ulysses Press to create and release cookbooks based on the internationally popular and best selling board games CATAN and Ticket to Ride.
Scheduled for publication in Spring and Summer 2023, respectively, the hardcover cookbooks will each feature original recipes, full-color photographs, and beautiful interior layouts. Expanding on the worlds the gamers already know and love, the official CATAN and Ticket to Ride cookbooks will promise to take players on eating expeditions never before experienced.
With fans from around the world, CATAN is available in 40+ languages and has sold more than 40 million units worldwide since it was first published in 1995. Distributed in 40 countries, Ticket to Ride is the world’s best-selling train game.
The official CATAN cookbook (title and cover to be revealed) will be available for pre-order this fall, and both books will be distributed by Simon & Schuster.
Asmodee Entertainment has announced an agreement with publisher Ablaze to produce a graphic novel based on Spot It!, the award-winning visual perception game from Asmodee’s Zygomatic games studio.
Spot It! (known as Dobble outside North America) is a gaming phenomenon and worldwide bestseller in the family games market.
Characters from the game, including Dobbly, the famous anthropomorphic hand which features in the game’s logo, will appear in an original adventure story, written by Derek Fridolfs and illustrated by Gabriele Bagnoli.
The Spot It! graphic novel will be available to retailers through Diamond Comics and Diamond Book Distributors and is due to launch in Summer 2022, with further details expected soon.
SD Toys and Asmodee Entertainment have entered a licensing partnership to produce jigsaw puzzles for some of their largest IPs Dobble, Legend of the Five Rings, Terrinoth: Legends, Twilight Imperium, Arkham Horror, and KeyForge. This partnership is an example of Asmodee Entertainment’s push to expand its merchandise partnerships.
Featuring iconic artwork from some of Fantasy Flight Games and Zygomatic’s most popular games, jigsaw puzzles are in development for the mysterious, macabre Arkham Horror, the fantastical world of Terrinoth: Legends, the mystical, eastern-inspired Legend of the Five Rings, epic space opera Twilight Imperium, the colorful, madcap KeyForge and family gaming superhit Dobble. This release will mark the first time the beautiful and expansive universes of Legend of the Five Rings, Terrinoth: Legends, Twilight Imperium, Arkham Horror, and KeyForge will be represented as jig-saw puzzles. Allowing fans to engage with their favorite games in a new way!
Due for release in 2022 throughout Europe and the UK, stay tuned for more details!
Asmodee Entertainment and Welbeck Publishing have announced that their successful puzzle book collaboration is set to continue, with two new titles announced at Brand Licensing Expo in the UK. Puzzle books based on Z-Man Games’s well-known Pandemic boardgame and Zygomatic’s bestselling family game Dobble (known as Spot It! in North America) will join CATAN, Ticket to Ride, and Unlock in Welbeck’s range of puzzle books based on Asmodee’s portfolio of leading tabletop game brands.
Each of the titles challenges readers to solve a variety of word, number, and symbol puzzles based on themes familiar to the tabletop games. The Dobble Puzzle Book contains more than 100 visual puzzles based on the award-winning and best-selling card game. Favorite Dobble icons appear in puzzles ranging from Spot the difference and Mazes, to Odd One Out and cartoon Sudoku, including head-to-head puzzles to be played against others.
The Pandemic Escape Room Puzzle Book features images and locations familiar to anyone who knows and loves the original board games in a series of chapters containing visual cryptic conundrums for the reader to ponder over, translating the Pandemic game into a thrilling global narrative.
Both books will be written by Jason Ward, the author of the Unlock Escape Adventures Puzzle Book and are expected in 2022. The announcement of these new titles follows on the successful launch last year of the CATAN Puzzle Book and, in October this year, further volumes based on Space Cowboy’s popular Unlock! series of escape room games and Days of Wonder’s hugely successful Ticket to Ride series of boardgames. The Catan Puzzle Book has already proven a major success and is now available in seven languages.
Asmodee Entertainment has announced that The Art of the Android Universe, Asmodee’s third art book in collaboration with Dark Horse Books and Fantasy Flight Games Studio, is planned to release at local bookstores and comic shops on November 24th.
The book is the third published as part of the partnership between Dark Horse and global games publisher Asmodee to
create licensed art books for three of Asmodee’s leading tabletop gaming properties – Android, Arkham Horror, and KeyForge. The first two art books, The Art of KeyForge and The Art of Arkham Horror, are available now where books are sold.
From the megapolis of New Angeles to the lunar Heinlein colony to the dangerous Martian frontier and beyond, the
Android Universe is a grand futuristic setting adored by fans. This volume explores the fantastic designs of each of the games’ characters, accompanied by intricate examinations of the technological marvels of its worlds and the surrealist
landscapes of cyberspace!
Whether you’re a scrappy runner, a calculating sysop, a down-on-your-luck detective, or an artificial android, this gorgeous art book is a must-own item for any fan of near-future science fiction or of the iconic games produced by Fantasy Flight Games Studio!
Asmodee Entertainment has announced that the Legend of the Five Rings fan shop – the first in a multiple-IP partnership with Event Merchandising (EML) Limited – is now open at Shop.LegendOfTheFiveRings.com!
As featured in Fantasy Flight Games In-Flight report at this year’s Gen Con event in September, the fan shop is a dedicated online platform offering specially designed apparel, accessories, and homewares such as pillows and mugs to fans and collectors worldwide. Legend of the Five Rings is the tale of the land of Rokugan and the rival samurai clans who fight with swords and magic.
At launch, fans can see merchandise designed around gorgeous art they might recognize from the games. EML designers have worked closely with Asmodee Entertainment and Fantasy Flight Games to design beautiful pieces that include art prints, tote bags, hoodies, notebooks, and more. Fans can share their love of the Legend of the Five Rings universe or announce their allegiance to specific clans as this initial launch also includes mini-collections for each of the Great Clans! The initial collections are now available on the site and fans can expect more exciting products to be added to the store regularly after launch.
Asmodee Entertainment has announced an agreement with Just Funky LLC for a range of fan-focused homewares and accessories based on the hugely successful Arkham Horror tabletop gaming brand.
Fantasy Flight Games’ Arkham Horror is one of the best-known and most-loved brands in tabletop gaming, including fan-favorite board games Mansions of Madness, Eldritch Horror, and Arkham Horror: The Card Game, among others. The brand is one of more than 300 gaming properties found in Asmodee Group’s portfolio. Away from the tabletop, the Arkham Horror brand is already represented by a range of novels from Asmodee Entertainment’s fiction imprint Aconyte Books, as well as licensed artbooks from Dark Horse Books, and fans will be excited to see the brand further developed through Just Funky’s forthcoming offerings.
The company plans a collector-based approach to the range of homeware and accessories, which will allow fans of the Arkham Horror games to recognize one another and share their passion through everything from coasters and drinks holders, to wall art, throws and lamps, tote bags, lanyards, stationery and more.
The first items in Just Funky’s new Arkham Horror product line are planned to launch in retail and online in Spring 2022.
Source Point Press and Asmodee Entertainment have entered a licensing partnership to bring three of the most famous tabletop gaming universes of all time to the pages of comics! The best-selling game worlds of Legend of the Five Rings, Mysterium, and Pandemic are slated to make their first comic debuts starting in 2022.
Source Point Press is no stranger to bringing games to comics. The publisher has released comics based on the popular board game Gloomhaven by Cephalofair Games. They are also are publishing a comic based on the Winchester Mystery House. Its sister company, Deep Water Games, will release a game based on the infamous house as well.
Publication dates and creative teams will be announced at a future date, with all titles to be distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors, Simon & Schuster, and select game distributors.
Asmodee Entertainment has announced that Aconyte has secured a multi-year agreement with Cephalofair Games to create brand new fantasy novels set in the world of their acclaimed Gloomhaven games. This extends the world even further as it was announced recently that the game would also be coming to comics through Source Point Press.
Created by maverick game designer Isaac Childres, Gloomhaven debuted in early 2017 and quickly became recognized as one of the top fantasy games ever – it currently sits at #1 on Boardgamegeek.com’s all-time best games chart. Collected together in a massive box stuffed with exquisite plastic miniatures, floorplans, rules, and an intriguing selection of sealed boxes, it offers an unparalleled fantasy gaming experience. Players are a motley selection of mercenaries, drawn into strange events in the town of Gloomhaven, as dark powers start a move to seize control. Decisions at each stage as the plot unfolds send players down unforeseen paths towards new adventures, as the game builds across many sessions into a deeply involving tabletop campaign.
The sequel, Frosthaven, is expected to take players north to a previously unexplored ice-choked outpost in 2021. The game’s Kickstarter, run early this year, set a new record, with close to $13 million pledged by the time it closed. Aconyte plans to publish novels in both the Gloomhaven and Frosthaven settings. The first Gloomhaven novel is expected to hit shops in summer 2021, with further volumes already being planned.
The timeless world of Catan is waiting for you to explore, build, settle… and solve. The CATAN Puzzle Book is available now!
Since its creation in 1995 by Klaus Teuber, CATAN and its many expansions have sold more than 32 million games around the world, been produced in more than 40 languages, and is sold in more than 70 territories. CATAN is a truly global phenomenon.
Inside the CATAN Puzzle Book are 100 original puzzles based on the wildly popular board game, providing a narrative adventure that allows you to discover the unsettled island of Catan.
Alongside original artworks from CATAN, each puzzle contains its own pleasures, and solving them allows you to win resources. Resources lead to victory points… and victory points lead to success!
The CATAN Puzzle Book from Welbeck Publishing is available now in English. French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Bulgarian, and Czech editions are coming soon!
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