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Welbeck, Asmodee Solve New Licensed Puzzle Book Deals

Welbeck Publishing Group and Asmodee Entertainment have teamed up again to launch new puzzle books inspired by the “Ticket to Ride” and “Unlock” boardgames.

Welbeck Publishing Group and Asmodee Entertainment have announced that they are expanding their collaboration by adding the Days of Wonder’s “Ticket to Ride” and Space Cowboy’s “Unlock!” titles to Welbeck’s line of boardgame-inspired puzzle books.

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The Ticket to Ride Puzzle Book will be a narrative trip across continents that provides players the chance to solve 100 puzzles in order to complete the journey successfully. It will combine the classic board game artworks with new puzzles. The book will be written by experienced puzzle writer and board game designer Richard Wolfrik Galland.

The Unlock! Escape Adventure Puzzle Book translates the popular game onto the page to create an interactive escape room-style experience. Multiple scenarios will be included, written by Jason Ward, a celebrated entertainment writer and puzzle creator whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Little White Lies, Dazed, Curzon, The Quietus and IdeasMag.

“It is fantastic to work on two more projects with the great team at Welbeck,” says Alexander Thieme, licensing manager, Asmodee Entertainment. “Their puzzle books manage to capture the spirit of the individual games and IPs. The format of a puzzle book casts both into a new and exciting form that draws readers in and keeps them happily engaged. Welbeck is a fantastic partner to work with and we look forward to seeing their adaptations of Ticket to Ride and Unlock! soon.”

Ticket to Ride, from Asmodee’s Days of Wonder studio is an award-winning game inspired by a cross-country train adventure. To date, it has sold more than eight million copies sold worldwide. Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms. It is produced by Asmodee’s Space Cowboys design studio.

“Both Unlock and Ticket to Ride, as well as many other Asmodee boardgames are ideally suited to development of a puzzle book journey and we’re thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Asmodee,” adds Wayne Davies, group publisher, Welbeck Publishing.  As with the games themselves, both titles will combine storytelling with the challenge of finding creative solutions to the puzzles embedded in the story and stimulating the reader’s mind whilst immersed in the worlds of these rich global brands.”

Both projects follow up on the launch of The CATAN Puzzle Book in partnership with Welbeck Publishing Group and Asmodee Entertainment.

Publication dates will be announced at a future date, with both titles to be published in a soon-to-be confirmed range of different language editions.

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