Asmodee Group, a leading international games publisher and distributor, is pleased to announce today the acquisition of German based board and card game publisher Lookout GmbH.
Founded in 2000 by Hanno Girke, Lookout GmbH are well known for series such as the cult classic Agricola, a Euro style board game created by the celebrated designer Uwe Rosenberg, which launched in 2007 and Caverna, an update and new take on the former, that went on to garner critical acclaim.
Most recently, Lookout GmbH published ‘Isle of Skye’, a tile laying game that won numerous awards throughout 2015 and 2016, including the coveted 2016 Kennerspiel des Jahres.
Lookout GmbH will remain an independent studio within Asmodee and ASS Altenburger GmbH will continue to handle German language distribution. In North America, distribution duties will now be handled by Asmodee North America following on from the great platform that Mayfair Games helped establish. European distribution for English language products will be handled by Asmodee European distribution business units whilst the remaining territories will fall under the responsibility of Asmodee Group situated in Paris.
Mayfair Games Inc., a long-standing game publisher based out of Skokie, Illinois, is withdrawing from games publishing and have entered into an agreement to hand over all their current IP to Asmodee. “Mayfair Games has a 36-year history for publishing great games,” said Larry Roznai, President of Mayfair Games. “In Asmodee we have found a partner who will provide a platform for the continuation of our best games.”
“It's an exciting task to run Lookout as a studio, and I'm grateful to have been selected for it. It is good to be back.” said Hanno Girke, Lookout GmbH. “I’m also proud to announce that Lookout bolsters their ranks by adding Ralph Bienert (who was running Games’ Up) and Atelier 198’s Andrea Kattnig to their crew."
“We’re thrilled to welcome Lookout GmbH to the Asmodee Group,” said Stephane Carville, President of Asmodee. “With a great pedigree of Euro games in their portfolio, their spectacular range of Euro classics are sure to enchant generations of players to come.”
Asmodee Group is a leading international games publisher and distributor with operations located in Europe, North America, and China. Asmodee’s best known titles, either published or distributed on behalf of key publishing partners, include Catan, Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Dobble/Spot it!, Star Wars: X-Wing, 7 Wonders, Dixit, Takenoko, Abyss, Timeline, Jungle Speed, The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow. In some European countries, Asmodee also distributes trading card games such as Pokemon, Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh! Asmodee has headquarters in Guyancourt, France. For more information, please visit corporate.asmodee.com
About Lookout Games
Founded in 2000, Lookout GmbH, headquartered in Schwabenheim a. d. Selz, and publisher of the 2016 Kennerspiel des Jahres Winner ‘Isle of Skye’ are a German based board and card game publisher. Lookout GmbH have gone on to release such games as Agricola, winner of the Complex Game Award in 2008, and 1st place in the Deutscher Spiele Preis (German Game Prize). For more information, please visit lookout-spiele.de
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