Asmodee Acquires CATAN

Written by Ed Fortune Friday, 08 January 2016

Gaming News

Board games company Asmodee has acquired the English-language rights to Mayfair Games’ Catan series. Catan is a best-selling series of board games, with the ‘Settlers of Catan’ game being the most well-known. Catan will be published by the newly formed Catan Studio, and further development of the hit brand is promised.

This adds to a growing collection of games publishers under the Asmodee name, which includes Fantasy Flight Games, who produce various games including award-winning Star Wars and Game of Thrones products. Asmodee also control Days of Wonder, who produce the likes of Ticket to Ride and Small World.

The award-winning Catan board game, invented in 1995 by Klaus Teuber, has sold more than 23 million copies (including expansions) and is translated into 35 languages.

Stéphane Carville, CEO of Asmodee Group said, “I am very proud and honoured that, through this acquisition, we are becoming a major partner to Catan GmbH and the Teuber family, with whom we share common values and vision for Catan and for board games.”

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