Aconyte, Cephalofair Collab for ‘Gloomhaven’ Novels

The video game is being turned into a series of novels.
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July 27, 2021


Asmodee Entertainment has announced that Aconyte, the new fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee, has secured a multi-year agreement with Cephalofair Games to create brand new fantasy novels set in the world of their “Gloomhaven” games.

"I am very excited to see experienced writers take on the world of ‘Gloomhaven’ and really drill deep into the lore to come up with thematic and engaging stories that are harder to tell in a board game format,” says Isaac Childres, chief executive officer, Cephalofair.

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“Gloomhaven” debuted in early 2017 and quickly became recognized as one of the top fantasy games ever. It currently sits at No. 1 on’s all-time best games chart.

“‘Gloomhaven’ is one of the most

impressive new games and game worlds of recent times,” says Marc Gascoigne, publisher, Aconyte. “The immense success of the ‘Frosthaven’ launch has pushed interest in this incredible fantasy world to a fever pitch. We can’t wait to bring fans new adventures and legends from ‘Gloomhaven’ and beyond.” 

As part of its ambitious mission to set up exciting new content platforms for both wholly owned and top flight third-party properties, Asmodee Entertainment have recently announced Aconyte’s plans to produce novels set in the worlds of some of Asmodee’s most popular games and a host of characters from the Marvel comics universe. The imprint’s mission is to go beyond tie-in fiction and novelizations, to produce vibrant stories with characters in living settings. The list debuted in early September 2020, with sales and distribution handled by Simon & Schuster.

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