Wilmington, DE/Nottingham, UK. Rollacrit and Asmodee Entertainment are pleased to announce they have entered a licensing partnership to further extend CATAN as a lifestyle brand, with a range of artfully designed apparel, accessories, collectibles and homewares aimed at dedicated and casual CATAN fans alike. The partnership is the latest announced by Asmodee Entertainment in a significant increase in CATAN’s prominence in the merchandise landscape.
Rollacrit is a lifestyle brand for those who share a love of tabletop and board games, making the company perfect partners for Asmodee Entertainment, the global licensing division of Asmodee Group and its more than 300 tabletop gaming brands.
“CATAN is a property rich in resources for us to cultivate and grow into items that will delight fans,” says Erin Zipperle, founder and CEO of Rollacrit. “We are excited to build this partnership with Asmodee into a new world of fun, high-quality products for fans to enjoy. We look forward to bringing that same expertise and enthusiasm to other Asmodee properties in the future!”
This new range of CATAN merchandise will be developed by Rollacrit’s designers, who are themselves fans, with their fellow fans in mind. The team has decades of experience in creating products for licensed properties and is thrilled to build new worlds with Asmodee.
“CATAN is a cherished part of millions of people’s social lives,” says Alexander Thieme, Licensing Manager for Consumer Products at Asmodee Entertainment. “Building a new world on the untouched island of Catan, the haggling for sheep, bricks and grain and the fun around the table are something I would have loved to express outwardly in other walks of life back in my very active CATAN days. When Erin and his team of geek design veterans formed up as Rollacrit, I knew they needed to be part of the CATAN merch family. I’m so very pleased that we are able to announce this today.”
The first of these exciting releases is planned for Q4 2021 and products will be available both online and in retail stores with further details to be announced soon.