CEO Christian Petersen Announces Retirement from Asmodee NA

Christian Petersen, designer of Twilight Imperium and founder of Fantasy Flight Games, will be stepping down as CEO of Asmodee NA by the end of 2018. Petersen assumed the role in 2014, following Asmodee's acquisition of Fantasy Flight. During his career with Fantasy Flight he published over 400 games and was personally involved in A Game of Thrones: The Board Game, World of Warcraft: The Board Game, the Lord of the Rings Trivia Game, and many others.

Asmodee Announces Its New "Modern Classics" Line Up

As part of its ceaseless bid to consume every major franchise, Asmodee has begun the task of eating its own tail like the fabled ouroboros. Asmodee has announced a new line of "modern classics," likely intended to keep some of its most popular games on retail shelves. The Modern Classics line will include "Ticket to Ride Europe," "Catan," "Carcassone," "Dixit," "Pandemic," and "Splendor." What, if anything, will change about these games has yet to be discussed.

Mayfair Games Shuts Down, Assets Purchased by Asmodee

As of February 9th, Mayfair Games has officially announced on Facebook that they intend to "wind down" their game publishing, shifting the entirety of their assets to Asmodee North America. On their Facebook page, they noted that "After 36 years, [it] was not an easy decision or one [they] took lightly, but it was necessary." Assets from both Mayfair Games, Inc. and Lookout Games, GmbH will be transferred to Asmodee North America. 

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