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Asmodee acquires digital multiplayer board game platform Board Game Arena

Asmodee has acquired digital multiplayer board game platform, Board Game Arena, for an undisclosed fee.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

February 12, 2021

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Asmodee has acquired digital multiplayer board game platform, Board Game Arena, for an undisclosed fee. 

Based in France, Asmodee is the publisher behind tabletop games like Dobble and Ticket To Ride. It also has experience publishing video games, having launched titles including Catan, Carcassonne, and Scythe on platforms like Steam, Nintendo, Switch, and iOS through its Asmodee Digital division. 

Board Game Arena, meanwhile, is an online platform that provides access to the official versions of over 250 games. It currently has over 5 million members and supports 40 languages.

Following the purchase, Asmodee said it will work to expand the platform by "speeding up the availability of its key titles" and reaching more consumers. 

"Our growth is based on one crucial commitment: offer the best gaming experience to consumers and bring our brands to the widest audience," said Asmodee's head of strategy, Thomas Koegler, in a press release.

"Having a platform that allows players from all over the world to meet, play their favorite games together or discover new games is a natural fit alongside our amazing catalogue of board games."

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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