Our Partners

Asmodee Entertainment works with world-class partners to establish best-in-class partnerships across the full spectrum of opportunities. Find out more about a selection of our partners below, and if you’re interested in working with us, get in touch.

 

404 Publishing

404 Publishing is an imprint of renowned French publishing house Editis entirely dedicated to pop culture. Part of the group Vivendi since February 2019, Editis is a French leader in publishing, gathering 48 prestigious publishing houses. With a wide portfolio of internationally renowned authors, 4000 new titles published each year and a catalogue of more than 45,000 titles, Editis operates in the fields of general literature, pocket format literature, practical books, children books, illustrated books, educative and reference books. 

Asmodee Entertainment, through its fiction imprint Aconyte Books, has partnered with Editis to bring Aconyte’s game-based novels series to the French market, through Editis’s 404 Publishing imprint. Beginning in March 2021, 404 Publishing will publish about ten new Aconyte titles per year, with series of books based in the worlds of many of Asmodee’s most imaginative games. 

404 Editions (Editis) & Aconyte Books Partner for Ubisoft® Video Game Novels in France December 13, 2021 Beginning in early Summer of 2022, 404 Editions will kick off an ongoing range of novels from across some of Ubisoft’s most popular game worlds, including Assassin’s Creed,® Watch Dogs®, Tom Clancy’s The Division and Splinter Cell, and more. These series will explore never-before-seen parts of these deeply imaginative settings… Read more.
404 Publishing/Editis is Bringing Aconyte Books to France October 12, 2020 404 Publishing will publish about 10 new Aconyte titles per year, with series of books based in the worlds of many of Asmodee’s most imaginative games. To start this collaboration, the first two novels will be published in March 2021, and will be set in the universes of Arkham Horror… Read more.

Ablaze

ABLAZE is a publishing company releasing a variety of titles – in different formats, genres, and age ranges – original material, crowdfunded titles, reprints, art books, including international titles from Europe, Asia (manga, manhwa), and more. The mantra of ABLAZE is quality first, with the goals of giving creators a platform, bringing new voices into the conversation, serving as diverse an audience as possible, and growing the company’s publishing schedule sustainably over time.

Asmodee Entertainment are pleased to announce 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.

Asmodee Entertainment Announces Deal with ABLAZE for Spot It! Graphic Novel December 14, 2021 Rich Young, ABLAZE VP Creative & Managing Editor: “Very excited to be working with the team at Asmodee on this project, and on such an iconic, global brand. We are planning to deliver something unique and fun here, that I think fans of the game and graphic novel fans will… Read more.

Aconyte Books

Aconyte is the novels division of Asmodee Entertainment, to deliver on the Asmodee slogan: “Great games, amazing stories!”, and to create new and exciting content to be leveraged on further entertainment platforms as we strive to create truly global brands.

Aconyte’s goal is to become the go-to partners for tie-in fiction for all the best pop-culture IPs, and alongside fiction set in Asmodee’s own worlds Aconyte work in partnership with major rights holders such as Marvel and Ubisoft to bring their amazing universes to fiction.

To find out more about Aconyte Books, visit the website, and if you have a great IP that’s crying out for further stories to be told, or if you’re interested in working with us as a publishing partner in new languages and territories, please get in touch.

Aconyte Books Announce Play to Win Series and Launch Titles – Non-Fiction from the World of Tabletop Gaming April 14, 2022 Everybody Wins: Four Decades of the Greatest Board Games Ever Made chronicles the recent revolution in tabletop gaming through an entertaining and informative look at the winners of the prestigious Game of the Year (Spiel des Jahre) award, known as the Oscars of the tabletop. Acclaimed British author and games… Read more.
404 Editions (Editis) & Aconyte Books Partner for Ubisoft® Video Game Novels in France December 13, 2021 Beginning in early Summer of 2022, 404 Editions will kick off an ongoing range of novels from across some of Ubisoft’s most popular game worlds, including Assassin’s Creed,® Watch Dogs®, Tom Clancy’s The Division and Splinter Cell, and more. These series will explore never-before-seen parts of these deeply imaginative settings… Read more.
Aconyte Books are Coming to Russia, Care of Hobby World! November 17, 2021 Starting in Spring 2022, the Moscow-based publisher will start releasing localized versions of titles selected from Aconyte’s fiction ranges. There are new adventure novels set in the worlds of popular Asmodee tabletop games such as Arkham Horror, Twilight Imperium, Pandemic, and Legend of the Five Rings. Super Heroes from across… Read more.
Aconyte Books Collaborate with Asmodee Korea for Arkham Horror Novels September 10, 2021 Kevin Kim, Asmodee Korea’s country manager, said: “We are delighted to be working with Aconyte Books to introduce this brand new range of novels based on the Arkham Horror games to Korean readers. Arkham Horror is one of the most popular series of games in the core gamers’ category, so… Read more.
RBMedia and Asmodee Partner to Bring Aconyte’s Novels to Audio September 8, 2021 Marc Gascoigne, Aconyte’s publisher, said: “As we prepare for our first birthday, what better way to celebrate than with this partnership with RBmedia to bring our Asmodee and Ubisoft ranges of books to the audio format. Fans of our novels have been requesting audiobooks since we launched, and we’re thoroughly… Read more.
Aconyte Books Appoints New North American Sales Director August 27, 2021 Joe has worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years, managing sales, marketing and foreign rights variously at Hazelden Publishing, 1517 Media, and North Star Editions. He will be based out of Asmodee’s US headquarters in Roseville, Minneapolis, and will be working closely with the imprint’s sales and distrbution… Read more.
Character and Aconyte Books Collaborate on Terraforming Mars Novels for Denmark August 10, 2021 The English-language novel  will be published this September by Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of the game’s distributor, Asmodee. Author Jane Killick is a British novelist and journalist who juggles working for BBC Radio with a lifelong passion for science fiction. Alongside several series of original SF novels, she has… Read more.
Aconyte Novels Coming to Spanish Readers, in a Deal With Minotauro Books/Planeta July 21, 2021 Starting in November 2021, Minotauro are establishing a regular programme of novels based in a variety of Asmodee’s most imaginative game-worlds. The first titles will explore the eldritch 1920s mysteries of Arkham Horror, and the entertaining Japanese-inspired fantasy of samurai and magic that is Legend of the Five Rings. Further… Read more.
Panini Comics and Asmodee Italia to publish new novels from the UBISOFT universe in Italian July 21, 2021 Written by bestselling novelist Yan Leisheng, Assassin’s Creed: The Ming Storm, available from November 2021, tells the story of Shao Jun, who appeared in the game Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China and in the short film Assassin’s Creed: Embers. She is an assassin who lives in 16th century China, who is… Read more.
PANDEMIC Novels Coming from Aconyte Books, in Collaboration with Z-Man Games June 2, 2021 The first title will be Pandemic: Patient Zero, hitting shelves in September 2021. A few years in the future, an expert team of epidemiologists are expressly tasked with tracking down potential outbreaks and ensuring that they are resolved before a full pandemic can break out. In this first episode, new… Read more.

Artovision

Artovision produce collectible artwork for your home entertainment system handcrafted in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, inspired by popular culture, video games, food and Americana

Artovision and Asmodee Entertainment have entered into a licensing partnership to bring several of Asmodee’s fan-favourite properties to life through Artovision’s innovative range of multi-dimensional art collectibles. Properties featured in the deal will include the omnipresent modern classic boardgame CATAN® along with Fantasy Flight Games’ Arkham Horror, Twilight Imperium, KeyForge and Legend of the Five Rings brands, known for their extensive library of high-quality illustrations.

Asmodee Italia

Asmodee Italia is the Italian distribution arm of the famous French games group and a publishing house that creates, localises and publishes board games, roleplaying games and novels. Through its fiction imprint Aconyte Books, Asmodee Entertainment has partnered with Asmodee Italia to translate and publish Aconyte’s range of gaming-inspired and tie-in fiction in the Italian language. 

Panini Comics and Asmodee Italia to publish new novels from the UBISOFT universe in Italian July 21, 2021 Written by bestselling novelist Yan Leisheng, Assassin’s Creed: The Ming Storm, available from November 2021, tells the story of Shao Jun, who appeared in the game Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China and in the short film Assassin’s Creed: Embers. She is an assassin who lives in 16th century China, who is… Read more.
Aconyte Books and Asmodee Italia Partner for Italian Novels October 22, 2020 Aconyte’s list includes series based in the worlds of many of Asmodee’s richest, most imaginative games, including Arkham Horror, Twilight Imperium, KeyForge, Legend of the Five Rings, Descent and Pandemic. The novels are brand new stories based in some of the most imaginative game worlds around, bringing tales of adventure… Read more.

Asmodee Korea

Asmodee Korea is a distribution unit of Asmodee Group, established in January 2021. Asmodee Korea distributes not only popular titles from Asmodee’s own studios, but also many games from external studios. Asmodee Korea is located in Anyang, South Korea.

Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of Asmodee Entertainment, has concluded a range-wide deal with Asmodee Korea, the distribution unit for the Korean market, to bring its Arkham Horror range of novels to Korean readers.

Ata-Boy

Ata-Boy, Inc. was incorporated in California in 1989. Since that time, they have become the leader in licensed pop culture novelty items. Ata-Boy currently hold over 25 key licenses and have been working in the licensing business over 30 years, with extensive experience working with licensing companies to create fun and exciting products and merchandising programs. Ata-Boy’s in-house art team has over 25 years of experience working with style guides and artwork approvals. With an eye on current trends and specific markets, Ata-Boy is a pop culture phenomenon!

Asmodee Entertainment and Ata-Boy have entered a licensing partnership to bring CATAN to the collectible gift world by developing products such as magnets, pins, and lanyards.

Asmodee Announces Partnership with Ata-Boy for CATAN Gifts Collection August 23, 2021 “Ata-Boy brings a wide reach to the CATAN lifestyle merchandise family. Their products aim straight for the core of the brand and do that with refreshing clarity. They are highly collectible, perfect for those fans who like to adorn themselves with CATAN in a subtle way and on top are… Read more.

Cephalofair

Cephalofair Games is the independent board game publisher responsible for the massively popular game Gloomhaven, as well as its spin-offs, expansions and sequels, including the highly anticipated Frosthaven, set to release in late 2021.

Asmodee Entertainment have partnered with Cephalofair Games to create brand new fantasy novels set in the world of their acclaimed GLOOMHAVEN games, to be published through Asmodee Entertainment’s Aconyte Books fiction imprint. 

Aconyte Books & Cephalofair Collaborate to Publish “GLOOMHAVEN” Novels October 20, 2020 Created by maverick game designer Isaac Childres, Gloomhaven debuted in early 2017 and quickly became recognised 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… Read more.

Character

Character Localization and Publishing is a multilingual localization agency and independent publishing house focusing on games, books, apps, entertainment and technology. Character is fueled by raw enthusiasm for all the interactive entertainment and fiction universes that have inspired us since our childhood – as well as all the new and exciting worlds and works that are constantly being created. Our mission is to make these available to as many people as possible across different languages and age groups, whether they come in the shape of video games, board games, books or different media.

Asmodee Entertainment and Aconyte Books have partnered with Character to begin work on a Danish translation of the first Terraforming Mars novel, In the Shadow of Deimos, with publication set for later this Autumn.

Character and Aconyte Books Collaborate on Terraforming Mars Novels for Denmark August 10, 2021 The English-language novel  will be published this September by Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of the game’s distributor, Asmodee. Author Jane Killick is a British novelist and journalist who juggles working for BBC Radio with a lifelong passion for science fiction. Alongside several series of original SF novels, she has… Read more.

CMON

As a distributor, the Asmodee Group has a long and successful relationship with renowned games studio and publisher CMON. Now, Asmodee Entertainment and CMON are working closely to develop licensed products across both companies IPs. 

The first of these collaborative projects will bring two of the most famous boardgame universes of all time to the pages of comics! The best-selling game worlds of Twilight Imperium and Android are slated to make their graphic novel debut in 2021. This exciting deal is the latest example of Asmodee Entertainment’s continued expansion into licensed publishing opportunities. For CMON, this deal secures the first-ever licenses for their newly minted comics arm, Guillotine Press.

Aconyte Books & CMON Will Collaborate to Publish “ZOMBICIDE” Novels October 7, 2020 Debuting in 2012, Zombicide became the first of a wildly popular series of tabletop games that pit players against the nastiest walking dead the game can throw at them. With incredibly detailed miniatures and fast, action-packed gameplay, the games have picked up legions of fanatical players. As well as the… Read more.
Asmodee’s Twilight Imperium and Android Universe Announced as CMON’s First Licensed Graphic Novels September 25, 2020 The best-selling game worlds of Twilight Imperium and Android are slated to make their graphic novel debut in 2021. This exciting deal is the latest example of Asmodee Entertainment’s continued expansion into licensed publishing opportunities. For CMON, this deal secures the first-ever licenses for their newly minted comics arm, Guillotine… Read more.

Cross Cult

The Ludwigsburg-based German publisher Cross Cult has been publishing comics as carefully edited hardcover editions since 2001. Among the most famous titles are Sin City, The  Walking Dead, Hellboy, and other successfully filmed material.

Asmodee Entertainment has licensed the game-based book series published by its Aconyte Books imprint for German translation and publication by noted pop culture publishing house Cross Cult.

Aconyte Partners with Cross Cult to bring Ubisoft® Fiction to Germany November 9, 2021 As part of its ongoing partnership with Aconyte, Cross Cult has already brought two novels based on Ubisoft’s recent game launches to German readers: Watch Dogs: Day Zero and Assassin’s Creed: The Ming Storm. For the new Ubisoft novels programme that will start in Spring 2022, Cross Cult is creating… Read more.
New Marvel Prose Novels Heading for Germany in Multi-Book Deal February 15, 2021 Brand new stories of characters famous from the Marvel comics line, from the X-Men to the Heroes of Asgard, will be published starting April 2021, with a new title appearing every two months. “With the heroes of Marvel, a whole universe of adventure awaits us and the readers,” promised the… Read more.
Aconyte Books are Coming to Germany, Care of Cross Cult! October 1, 2020 Starting in April 2021, the Ludwigsburg-based publisher will commence with a range of novels based on popular Asmodee tabletop games such as Arkham Horror, Twilight Imperium, Pandemic, and Legend of the Five Rings. The novels are brand new stories based in some of the most imaginative game worlds around, bringing… Read more.

Dark Horse Comics

Asmodee Entertainment has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to create licensed art books for three of Asmodee’s leading tabletop gaming properties – Android, Arkham Horror and KeyForge.

Featuring expansive collections of never-before-seen production art and commentary from renowned games studio Fantasy Flight Games, the first of these highly anticipated art books will debut at the end of 2020 or early 2021. Dark Horse’s art books will be the perfect companion piece for fans of these beloved game universes.

Projects

The Art of the Android Universe is Available this Month from Dark Horse Books November 16, 2021 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… Read more.
THE ART OF ARKHAM HORROR is Available this Month from Dark Horse Books June 24, 2021 The book is the second 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, The Art of KeyForge, is available now where books are… Read more.
The Art of KeyForge is Available Now from Dark Horse Books April 6, 2021 The book is the first 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 Art of KeyForge invites readers to explore the Crucible and the… Read more.
Asmodee Entertainment Partners with Dark Horse Comics to Publish Tabletop Gaming IP-based Art Books March 31, 2020 Asmodee Entertainment is excited to announce its partnership with Dark Horse Comics to create licensed art books for three of Asmodee’s leading tabletop gaming properties. Dark Horse has tapped into Asmodee’s diverse portfolio of over 300 gaming IPs to curate a collection of unique art books showcasing the beautiful artwork… Read more.

Dovetail Games

Dovetail Games was launched in 2013. Previously trading as RailSimulator.com Ltd, the business launched in 2009 initially producing and marketing PC game Train Simulator. Today Dovetail Games is responsible for train, fishing simulation, and now digital tabletop  games and is developing for PC and leading consoles. 

Asmodee Entertainment and Dovetail Games are delighted to announce a partnership to bring CATAN to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Dovetail Games and Asmodee Entertainment announce CATAN is coming to Consoles November 11, 2021 The island of Catan emerges on the screen for an immersive game experience like no other. Settlements grow up from fertile grain fields and cities nestle into the sides of majestic mountains. Barter for resources, place roads and settlements to claim single or multiplayer victory in the digital version of… Read more.

Event Merchandising Limited

Event Merchandising (EML), with headquarters in London is a worldwide merchandise company. Established for over 35 years, Event Merchandising works in partnership with some of the world’s most recognised gaming, influencers, film, sports, music and entertainment brands.

Asmodee Entertainment and Event Merchandising have entered a licensing partnership to bring one-stop-shops for all things merchandise for Fantasy Flight Games Studio’s Arkham Horror, Legend of the Five Rings, and Twilight Imperium to fans in locations around the world.

Legend of the Five Rings Fan Shop Now Open! November 16, 2021 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… Read more.
Asmodee Announces Partnership with Event Merchandising Ltd. for Arkham Horror, Legend of the Five Rings, and Twilight Imperium Fan Shops August 19, 2021 “These are exciting times for us and for fans of these brands. For over two decades these three rich and fascinating universes have gathered fans who cherish diving into adventures in these worlds – they are a true passion for many and part of their identity. It’s about time that… Read more.

FanSets

FanSets, a Colorado-based company, is known around the world for their attention to detail, full-color designs and oversized pins. FanSets is the original character pin company and is in its sixth year of making fans happy with top quality collectibles! FanSets have produced official pins for San Diego Comic Con and Lucca Comic Con for Warner Brothers as well as official pins for Emerald City Comic Con and New York Comic Con. They have also produced Show Premiere pins for CBS for the launch of Star Trek Discovery and Star Trek Picard. 

FanSets have partnered with Asmodee Entertainment to produce a range of collectible pins based on Fantasy Flight Games’ fan-favourite KeyForge card game, starting in 2021. 

Asmodee Announces Partnership with FanSets for KEYFORGE Enamel Pin Collection June 14, 2021 KeyForge characters from every house, including the newly premiered house Unfathomable, will be available in Summer 2021. This exciting deal is the latest example of Asmodee Entertainment’s continued expansion into licensed opportunities. For FanSets, this deal expands their collector-focused product line and is their first tabletop brand partnership. “We are… Read more.

Fryxgames

FryxGames is a Swedish family business focusing on publishing games designed and developed by different members of the big Fryxelius family, including After the Virus and the international best-seller Terraforming Mars.

Asmodee Entertainment has partnered with FryxGames to create brand new novels set in the world of their acclaimed Terraforming Mars games, through Asmodee Entertainment’s Aconyte imprint.

Character and Aconyte Books Collaborate on Terraforming Mars Novels for Denmark August 10, 2021 The English-language novel  will be published this September by Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of the game’s distributor, Asmodee. Author Jane Killick is a British novelist and journalist who juggles working for BBC Radio with a lifelong passion for science fiction. Alongside several series of original SF novels, she has… Read more.
Aconyte Books & Fryxgames Collaborate to Publish “Terraforming Mars” Novels October 5, 2020 Since its launch in 2016, the original Terraforming Mars has been a firm favourite with gamers, and currently sits at #4 in the all-time best games list on Boardgamegeek.com. Designed by Jacob Fryxelius and published by the Swedish games company set up by him and his brothers, the game has… Read more.

Graphic Audio, LLC

Graphic Audio, LLC, a division of RBmedia, is home to the largest catalog of full-cast audio dramatizations in the industry, with over 1,500 titles across over 160 series across genres such as comics, science fiction, fantasy, and westerns.

Aconyte Books are joining forces with Graphic Audio for a radically different audiobook experience, including a full cast, cinematic music, and sound effects.

Aconyte Books & Graphic Audio Bring You Arkham Horror, Twilight Imperium, and Zombicide in a Radically Different Audiobook Experience April 28, 2022 Aconyte’s publisher Marc Gascoigne said, “Our action-adventure novels provide the perfect raw material for full cast audio dramas, and Graphic Audio are the experts at bringing these stories to life. Personally, I can’t wait to treat my ears.” Graphic Audio’s Creative Director, Ken Jackson said, “As a young reader, I… Read more.

Hobby World

Hobby World is the largest Russian publishing house, manufacturer and distributor of board games. The company’s portfolio includes both worldwide hits translated into Russian and the games of its own design. Since 2013 games developed by Hobby World have been published in 24 countries and translated into 26 languages. Hobby World’s licensing partners include the leaders of the board games industry and the world’s largest publishers. The company is the exclusive Russian distributor of globally recognized games: Munchkin (Steve Jackson Games), CATAN (Kosmos), Carcassonne (Hans im Glück), Ticket to Ride (Days of Wonder), Citadels (Asmodee North America), and many others. More than 500 games have been released under the Hobby World’s brand. Every year the company releases 90 new products; a quarter of them are developed in-house, including international hit Furnace, the collectible card game Berserker, the hit Spyfall series of party games, Metro 2033 based on the novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky and many more.

Asmodee Entertainment is delighted to announce that Aconyte, the new fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee, has licensed its amazing range of novels for Russian translation and publication by noted pop culture publishing house Hobby World.

Aconyte Books are Coming to Russia, Care of Hobby World! November 17, 2021 Starting in Spring 2022, the Moscow-based publisher will start releasing localized versions of titles selected from Aconyte’s fiction ranges. There are new adventure novels set in the worlds of popular Asmodee tabletop games such as Arkham Horror, Twilight Imperium, Pandemic, and Legend of the Five Rings. Super Heroes from across… Read more.

Hot Topic

Hot Topic is the destination for music and pop culture-inspired clothes and accessories, plus fashion apparel for girls and guys. Since 2020, Hot Topic have produced t-shirts based on some of Asmodee’s most popular game brands, including Pandemic, Arkham Horror, KeyForge and Legend of the Five Rings, under licence from Asmodee Entertainment. 

Hourglass Escapes

Seattle-based Hourglass Escapes, LLC creates challenging and fun escape rooms known for superior production values and immersive storylines. 

Now they’re working on bringing one of the Asmodee Group’s most beloved (and most terrifying) intellectual properties to life – your chance to solve an unnatural mystery and escape the clutches of Cthulian monsters in the first official Arkham Horror Files escape room, licensed and approved by Asmodee Entertainment and Fantasy Flight Games (the publisher of iconic game titles, Arkham Horror, KeyForge, Legend of the Five Rings, and more).

Arkham Horror Files: The Road to Innsmouth Digital Experience from Hourglass Escapes – in Development Now March 24, 2022 Arkham Horror Files: The Road to Innsmouth is an immersive, multimedia puzzle-solving experience that uses digital gameplay to tell the story of Stella Clark’s journey into the heart of Innsmouth. In this Arkham Horror–branded digital experience, players will help guide Stella through multiple perils in the hopes of getting her… Read more.

Just Funky

Just Funky is a premiere manufacturer of licensed and private label merchandise for the mainstream retail market, with over 40 years’ experience in manufacturing, licensing, retail and creative development in such. Just Funky strives to create amazing products that resonate with the fans.

In 2021, Asmodee Entertainment announced agreements with Just Funky LLC for a range of fan-focused homewares and accessories based on the hugely successful Arkham Horror and CATAN tabletop gaming brands

Asmodee Entertainment Announces Partnership with Just Funky for CATAN Merchandise November 17, 2021 CATAN is one of the best-known and most-loved brands in tabletop gaming. Now one of the world’s most popular modern board games is set to become a true lifestyle brand following the announcement by Asmodee Entertainment of a wide and growing range of licensing agreements across categories. Their latest agreement… Read more.
Asmodee Announces Partnership with Just Funky for Arkham Horror Merchandise August 31, 2021 Fantasy Flight Games’ Arkham Horror is one of the best-known and most-loved brands in tabletop gaming, including fan-favourite 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… Read more.

Loot Crate

Founded in 2012, Loot Crate™, Inc. is the worldwide leader in fan subscription boxes. Loot Crate partners with industry leaders in entertainment, gaming, sports, and pop culture to deliver monthly themed crates, produce interactive experiences and digital content, and film original video productions. 

Asmodee Entertainment and Loot Crate collaborated to bring the world of Arkham Horror and Elder Sign: Omens into the hands of thousands of subscribers! This Elder Sign pin was the Loot Fright exclusive collector pin for the month of May and also came with a free downloadable version of Elder Sign: Omens that subscribers can play through Steam.

Mango Éditions

Mango is a publishing brand of Fleurus Édition, the book publishing division of Media Participations. Mango publishes stylish, practical books, written and illustrated by professionals who put their expertise within reach of their readers. Listening to the desires and needs of their readers, they are the first publisher to publish illustrated escape room gamebooks, to allow readers to experience all the thrills of an escape room at home.

Asmodee Entertainment has signed a partnership with Mango Éditions for the creation of gamebooks, such as escape games, based on its flagship properties Professor Noside, known from Space Cowboys popular escape game series Unlock!, and Werewolves of Millers Hollow, Zygomatic’s social game phenomenon.

Asmodee Entertainment and Mango Editions (Media-Participations Group) Announce they are Working Together to Create Escape Game Books August 26, 2021 This collaboration will begin with the publication of the first two titles in the second half of 2022. More details will be announced in summer 2022. Mélanie Vives, Rémi Prieur and Benjamin Bouwyn, authors of the upcoming titles, enthusiastically welcomed the signing of this new partnership. “Asmodee’s games are must-haves.… Read more.

Marvel

Through its Aconyte Books fiction imprint, Asmodee Entertainment works in partnership with Marvel Entertainment to create new prose stories based around an exciting roster of Marvel’s comic book characters, the Asmodee Group’s third collaboration with Marvel following successful efforts in the tabletop gaming sphere.

Aconyte’s range of Marvel novels launches in fall 2020 with a number of titles already announced. For more information, visit Aconyte’s website

Aconyte Books & Atomic Mass Games Collaborate to Publish Exciting New MARVEL: CRISIS PROTOCOL Novels April 23, 2021 Kicking off with TARGET: KREE, the action-packed adventure sees Iron Man and Ms. Marvel clash with a few familiar faces from the Guardians of the Galaxy. Following the destruction of their homeworld, a group of Kree refugees come to Earth looking for a place of safety. But when one of… Read more.

Minotauro

Ediciones Minotauro, a member of the Planeta Group, is one of the top publishing companies for fantasy, science fiction and horror in Spanish.

Its roster the fantastical works of JRR Tolkien, Ursula K Le Guin, Phillip K Dick and Ray Bradbury (the very first author published by Minotauro back in 1955). It also releases novels by talented contemporary writers such as Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Jordan, VE Schwab, Zoraida Córdova, Grady Hendrix, John Scalzi, Carlos Sisí, and Sofía Rhei. In addition, Minotauro is home to bestselling ranges from the game worlds of Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer, as well as non-fiction books on Star Wars, Assassins Creed, Game of Thrones and more.  

Asmodee Entertainment, through Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee, has partnered with Minotauro, the fantasy publishing imprint of the Planeta Group, to bring Spanish translations of its novels to readers in Europe and Central and South America, with the first titles due for publication in October 2021.

Planeta Cómic to Publish Marvel Novels by Aconyte Books in Spanish April 7, 2022 After this, there will be more books based on the most interesting superheroes of the Marvel Universe for the enjoyment of Spanish and Latin American readers. During 2022, the publishing plan will include La cabeza de Mimir (September), La espada de Surtur (October), Pícara intocable y Vengadores de las sombras… Read more.
Aconyte Novels Coming to Spanish Readers, in a Deal With Minotauro Books/Planeta July 21, 2021 Starting in November 2021, Minotauro are establishing a regular programme of novels based in a variety of Asmodee’s most imaginative game-worlds. The first titles will explore the eldritch 1920s mysteries of Arkham Horror, and the entertaining Japanese-inspired fantasy of samurai and magic that is Legend of the Five Rings. Further… Read more.

Panini

Panini is one of the leading Italian publishing houses, specialising in the publication of stickers and comics. Founded in 1961 in Modena, the Panini group has become a leading international brand in the world of comics and collectible stickers and collectible cards, with branches in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Panini is one of the leading publishers of children’s magazines and books, comics and manga in Europe and Latin America, with over 7,000 publications per year. Panini employs over 1200 employees and distributes its products in 150 territories.

In 2021, Asmodee Entertainment, through its fiction imprint, Aconyte Books, announced an agreement with Panini Comics to bring novels set in Ubisoft’s hugely popular Assassin’s Creed universe to Italian readers.  

Plainview

Plainview Shoes is a footwear design, development and sourcing company. Plainview design and produce cosy, comfortable footwear for indoors and outdoors – from flip-flops to sneakers – and will now turn their talents to producing an exciting new collection inspired by CATAN’s themes of trading, building and settling, meaning fans of the game will soon be able to settle their heels in style.

The CATAN collection from Plainview is due for a North American launch in 2021, with more details expected soon.

Asmodee Entertainment Announce CATAN® Footwear from Plainview October 22, 2020 Plainview design and produce cosy, comfortable footwear for indoors and outdoors – from flip-flops to sneakers – and will now turn their talents to producing an exciting new collection inspired by CATAN’s themes of trading, building and settling, meaning fans of the game will soon be able to settle their… Read more.

Radar Films

Founded in 2009 by Clément Miserez, RADAR FILMS is a production company of French and international feature films. Matthieu Warter, after having worked in the Financial Department of StudioCanal, became a consultant for RADAR FILMS from its creation and then partner from 2012.

The producers have already had many successes thanks to the adventure saga BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN (1, 2 and 3), L’ÉCOLE BUISSONNIÈRE, LES VIEUX FOURNEAUX, DONNE-MOI DES AILES by Nicolas Vanier or even DIVORCE CLUB by Mickaël Youn. . They have produced films in French and English – such as the film GHOSTLAND, by Pascal Laugier with Mylène Farmer and Crystal Reed and more recently THE DEEP HOUSE by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo.

Their expertise in production has led them to build solid partnerships with some of the largest French and international distribution groups (STUDIOCANAL, GAUMONT, SND, PATHE, ORANGE STUDIOS, UGC…)

Asmodee Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has entered into an option agreement with prolific French Film & TV production company, Radar Films (Mediawan), to develop a feature film based on one of the best-selling board games of its generation, The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow.

Asmodee Entertainment and Radar Film Enter into an Option Agreement December 9, 2021 Renowned scriptwriter, François Uzan (Lupin, Family Business) will write the film adaptation of the wildly popular hidden role game taking place in a small village haunted by werewolves. Created by Philippe des Pallières and Hervé Marly in 2001 in France and distributed by Asmodee, it has turned into a true… Read more.

RBMedia

RBmedia is the largest audiobook producer in the world. With more than 50,000 exclusive titles, their audiobooks continually dominate key literary awards and bestseller lists. The company’s powerful digital retail and library distribution network reaches millions of listeners around the globe – at home, in the car, and everywhere their mobile devices go. Their titles are available on leading audio platforms, including Audible, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, OverDrive, Hoopla, and many more. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm.

Asmodee and RBmedia have announced an exclusive partnership to bring titles published by Aconyte Books, Asmodee Entertainment’s fiction imprint, to audio. Through this multi-year agreement, the company will add audio editions of Aconyte’s tie-in novel titles to its industry-leading range of science fiction and fantasy books. 

RBMedia and Asmodee Partner to Bring Aconyte’s Novels to Audio September 8, 2021 Marc Gascoigne, Aconyte’s publisher, said: “As we prepare for our first birthday, what better way to celebrate than with this partnership with RBmedia to bring our Asmodee and Ubisoft ranges of books to the audio format. Fans of our novels have been requesting audiobooks since we launched, and we’re thoroughly… Read more.

Rollacrit

Rollacrit is a lifestyle brand and hub for those who share a love of tabletop and board games, working with game studios to create collectibles, accessories, apparel, and more. 

Asmodee Entertainment and Rollacrit 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.

CATAN Merchandise Collection Now Available from Rollacrit! December 1, 2021 Rollacrit is a lifestyle brand, who most recently was contracted as the official Gen Con merchandise supplier for 2021. This new range of CATAN merchandise is 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… Read more.
Asmodee Announces Partnership with Rollacrit for CATAN Gifts Collection August 25, 2021 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… Read more.

SD Toys

Founded in 2002 in Barcelona, SD Toys is SD Distribuciones’ brand focused to the creation and design of all kind of merchandise. SD Toys was the first European company to develop this kind of products as until that moment it was exclusive of the US and Japanese markets.

Starting with a collection of figures based on film and television SD Toys continue to grow diversifying the product line in different categories, including figures, doormats, cushions, t-shirts, glassware, key rings, stationery and puzzles.

SD Toys work with licensees such as Warner Bros, Toei, Universal or HBO and were the first company in the world to produce merchandising for Game of Thrones series. To date SD Toys have more than 50 licenses, ranging from the most classic, such as Back to the Future, E.T., Gremlins or Jaws, through anime licenses, such as Dragon Ball or Captain Tsubasa to best selling licenses like Harry Potter, DC or Lord of the Rings.

SD Toys and Asmodee Entertainment have entered a licensing partnership to produce jigsaw puzzles for some of their largest IPs, including Dobble, Legend of the Five Rings, Terrinoth: Legends, Twilight Imperium, Arkham Horror, and KeyForge.

Asmodee Entertainment Announces Partnership with SD Toys for Jigsaw Puzzles November 19, 2021 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 colourful, madcap KeyForge and family… Read more.

Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats.

It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Free Press, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Simon & Schuster proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. 

Aconyte Books, Asmodee Entertainment’s fiction imprint, has partnered with Simon & Schuster to sell and distribute Aconyte’s full range of novels and ebooks to the US, UK, and beyond.

Aconyte Books and Simon & Schuster Enter Sales and Distribution Agreement July 26, 2019 Asmodee Entertainment are delighted to announce that Aconyte, the newly announced fiction imprint of global games giant Asmodee, have entered into a distribution agreement with Simon & Schuster for the US and Canadian book trades. The well-known publishing house will handle sales and distribution throughout North America starting with Aconyte’s… Read more.

Source Point Press

Source Point Press is a publisher of books, comics, and graphic novels available everywhere through Diamond Comic Distributors and Simon & Schuster. Source Point Press is a division of Ox Eye Media alongside Deep Water Games and N3 Art.

Asmodee Entertainment and Source Point Press 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 and Asmodee Entertainment Collaborate to Publish Legend of the Five Rings, Mysterium, and Pandemic Comics August 25, 2021 “Many fans regularly dive into these three gaming universes, sharing their experiences with friends and family by playing together both virtually and around the kitchen table. For many, immersing themselves in the stories they experience becomes an important fixture in their social life. Enabling them through the medium of comics… Read more.

Trends International

Trends International, LLC is the leading publisher and manufacturer of licensed posters, calendars, stickers, and stationery products. Established in 1987, Trends began its steady growth based on the recognized need for an integral partnership between licensor, retailer, and licensee.

Asmodee Entertainment are pleased to announce a new licensing agreement with Trends International to produce and market a range of CATAN posters, which will be available exclusively from selected online outlets, including Trends’ own ShopTrends.com site and global retailer Amazon.

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, and Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division.

Aconyte are Ubisoft’s partners for new adventure novels from their world-famous video game brands, including Assassin’s Creed®, Watch Dogs®, and Tom Clancy’s  The Division, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon. Already published are Watch Dogs: Legion – Day Zero and Assasin’s Creed – The Ming Storm, with a full range promising one new Ubisoft title every month hitting bookstore shelves from February 2022.

404 Editions (Editis) & Aconyte Books Partner for Ubisoft® Video Game Novels in France December 13, 2021 Beginning in early Summer of 2022, 404 Editions will kick off an ongoing range of novels from across some of Ubisoft’s most popular game worlds, including Assassin’s Creed,® Watch Dogs®, Tom Clancy’s The Division and Splinter Cell, and more. These series will explore never-before-seen parts of these deeply imaginative settings… Read more.
Aconyte Partners with Cross Cult to bring Ubisoft® Fiction to Germany November 9, 2021 As part of its ongoing partnership with Aconyte, Cross Cult has already brought two novels based on Ubisoft’s recent game launches to German readers: Watch Dogs: Day Zero and Assassin’s Creed: The Ming Storm. For the new Ubisoft novels programme that will start in Spring 2022, Cross Cult is creating… Read more.
Aconyte Books & Ubisoft® Collaborate to Create New Adventure Novels from the Worlds of ASSASSIN’S CREED® April 22, 2021 The first fruits of the new deal will be the publication of The Ming Storm this June. The novel is the opening volume of an exciting trilogy set in 16th century China, featuring young assassin Shao Jun. Written by notable Chinese author Yen Leisheng, the novel has already been published… Read more.
Aconyte Books & Ubisoft® Collaborate to Publish New Game-Based Novels October 8, 2020 A full range of new novels will launch in spring 2021, with stories set in the worlds of Watch Dogs®, Beyond Good & Evil, Tom Clancy’s The Division and Splinter  Cell, and more. These series will explore never-before-seen parts of these deeply imaginative settings to create a variety of original… Read more.
Aconyte Books & Ubisoft® Collaborate to Publish Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla Novel in the US and Canada October 6, 2020 The latest instalment of the world-famous Assassin’s Creed® game line (over 140 million copies sold) brings the focus to the Viking era. The novel tells an original story set in the world of the game. Players can discover the epic tale of Geirmund Hel-Hide, a man determined to prove his… Read more.
Aconyte Books & Ubisoft® Collaborate to Publish Watch Dogs: Legion: Day Zero September 25, 2020 The novel will publish in the US and UK as an ebook (October 13th) and trade paperback (November 3rd), from all good bookstores and online outlets. The authors of this exciting near-future thriller are James Swallow, a New York Times, Sunday Times and Amazon #1 best-seller with his Marc Dane… Read more.

Ulysses Press

Named one of Publishers Weekly’s ten “fastest-growing independent publishers,” Ulysses Press is reinventing the relationship between reader, author and publisher. Beyond market-driven, Ulysses Press focuses on highly targeted niche groups that aren’t being offered the books they want by the big corporate-owned publishing houses. At Ulysses, they believe that, as pop culture changes at the speed of the Internet, books have a powerful role to play in the interconnected world. Above all other media, books offer readers a trusted source for information and a vital escape from our highly connected, digital world. Follow Ulysses on social media (@ulyssespress).

Asmodee Entertainment has partnered 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™.

Asmodee Entertainment and Ulysses Press Announce Partnership To Publish Two Cookbooks Based on Best-Selling Board Games, CATAN® and Ticket to Ride™ May 12, 2022 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… Read more.

Welbeck Publishing Group

Welbeck Publishing Group is a world-leading publisher based in London and specialising in fiction, non-fiction and children’s sectors.

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.

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Asmodee Entertainment and Welbeck Announce New Puzzle Book Titles November 18, 2021 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. Favourite Dobble icons appear in puzzles ranging from Spot the… Read more.
Asmodee Entertainment and Welbeck Publishing Celebrate the Release of the Ticket to Ride and Unlock! Escape Adventure Puzzle Books October 20, 2021 Ticket to Ride is the award-winning game of cross-country train adventure, with more than 12 million copies sold worldwide. The Ticket to Ride Puzzle Book takes readers through a narrative trip across the world, and along the way the reader will have to solve 100 puzzles in order to complete… Read more.
Asmodee Entertainment and Welbeck Expand Collaboration With Ticket To Ride and Unlock! Puzzle Books October 21, 2020 Ticket to Ride, from Asmodee’s Days of Wonder studio is the award-winning game of cross-country train adventure, with more than 8 million copies sold worldwide. Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by the hugely popular escape rooms phenomenon, and is produced by Asmodee’s Space Cowboys design studio. Read more.
Asmodee Entertainment and Welbeck Publishing Celebrate Successful Release of the CATAN Puzzle Book October 2, 2020 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. Read more.

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