New York, NY/Nottingham, UK – Asmodee Entertainment is delighted to announce 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.
“This cooperation is something we wanted to do for a long time and I’m very excited that with the Ulysses team we found such a passionate partner,” said Asmodee Entertainment Licensing Manager Alexander Thieme. “Having seen the first ideas for the books I’m absolutely sure that fans of both gaming brands will love these books. With tens of millions of active players in North America alone these books will find themselves in a great many kitchens and on a great many coffee tables before too long.”
Ulysses Press Editorial Director Casie Vogel echoed the excitement of the collaboration. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with Asmodee Entertainment, CATAN, and Ticket to Ride,” Vogel said. “With our experience and track record to create beautiful, pop culture-themed cookbooks and the huge fandom behind these games (our staff included), we’re excited to create books that families and friends can enjoy all while bringing their favorite games to life through food.”
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.