Following the "Catan Puzzle Book" launch last year, Welbeck Publishing Group and Asmodee Entertainment have announced the upcoming release of two further titles based on Asmodee's gaming brands.
This new collaboration will see both Days of Wonder's Ticket to Ride and Space Cowboy's Unlock! titles join "Catan" in Welbeck's range of board game-inspired puzzle books.
The "Ticket to Ride Puzzle Book" takes readers through a narrative trip across the world. Along the way, the reader will have to solve 100 puzzles to complete the journey successfully, collecting train tickets. Written by puzzle writer and board game designer Richard Wolfrik Galland, the book combines the classic board game's artwork with all-new thematic puzzles.
Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms. The "Unlock! Escape Adventure Puzzle Book" provides a new way to enjoy the Unlock! Escape Adventure series translates the game onto the page to create an engaging and interactive escape room-style experience. Three fan-favorite scenarios are included within this book, including the popular Squeek and Sausage scenario featuring Professor No side. The "Unlock! Escape Adventures Puzzle Book" is written by Jason Ward, a celebrated entertainment writer and puzzle creator.
The "Ticket to Ride Puzzle Book" and the "Unlock! Escape Adventure Puzzle Book" will be released in the U.K. on Oct. 28 and available wherever books are sold.
Asmodee Entertainment has also announced a new licensing agreement with Trends International to produce and market a range of Catan posters, available exclusively from selected online outlets, including Trends' own ShopTrends.com site and Amazon.
"Trends is excited to help spread the magic of Catan by providing new merchandise that fans can collect and share," says Greg Hill, associate licensing manager, Trends International. "Catan's charm has never been limited to the tabletop – and is now expanding to your walls with the help of Trends' poster products!"
The first of this new range of 'Catan' posters from Trends will launch in November and be available from ShopTrends.com and Amazon.
"It is fantastic to welcome Trends International to the 'Catan' lifestyle merchandise family," says Alexander Thieme, licensing manager, consumer products, Asmodee Entertainment. "We're looking forward to the posters their creative team comes up in the coming months and sure that a great many 'Catan' fans' homes will show even more of their love for 'Catan' soon. Exciting times!"
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