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Asmodee Acquires Board Game Arena

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This acquisition will accelerate the online release of Asmodee games.

Asmodee announced the acquisition of Board Game Arena (BGA), a digital multiplayer board game platform. This acquisition will accelerate the online release of Asmodee games and grow awareness about BGA among consumers.

"Our growth is based on one crucial commitment: offer the best gaming experience to consumers and bring our brands to the widest audience," says Thomas Koegler, strategy head, Asmodee. "An online platform that allows players from all over the world to meet, play their favorite games together, or discover new games dovetails naturally with our impressive catalog of physical board games. 'Skull and Splendor' will be the first of a long list of Asmodee releases on the platform in the coming weeks: we hope that players enjoy them!"

Founded in 2010 by Grégory Isabelli and Emmanuel Colin, BGA has emerged as one of the global leaders in online board games. The platform provides official online versions of more than 250 games, supported in 40 languages, to more than five million members worldwide.

The platform's extensive and regularly updated catalog includes popular Asmodee titles, like "Carcassonne," "Jaipur" and "7 Wonders."

To support its growth and development, BGA's management team has chosen to join Asmodee. The two companies have worked together for several years and this natural progression will allow Asmodee to expedite the availability of its key titles on the platform.

"Working with Asmodee allows us to continue our growth, with a partner that shares our love and passion for board gaming," says Grégory Isabelli and Emmanuel Colin, co-founders, Board Game Arena. "Asmodee fulfills a sine qua non-criteria for us: that BGA is always run by board game fans, whose core business is board gaming."

As with other Asmodee entities, BGA will remain completely independent, with current management remaining at the helm. Pricing policies and the editorial line remain unchanged.

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