Asmodee has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire F2Z Entertainment Inc., Asmodee announced today, with the transaction expected to close in the coming months. F2Z was the largest North American publisher of hobby board games not already owned by Asmodee. F2Z studios Z-Man Games, Plaid Hat Games, and Filosofia own Pandemic and Dead of Winter, have English and French rights to Carcassonne, and French rights to Catan, among many others.
Asmodee has been rapidly rolling up game companies and rights, beginning two years ago with Days of Wonder (see “Asmodee Acquires Days of Wonder”), and continuing with Fantasy Flight Games (see “Fantasy Flight Games Merges with Asmodee”), Spot-It (see “Asmodee Acquires ‘Spot-It’”), and Catan (see “Asmodee NA Gets ‘Catan’”).
Asmodee’s North American operations were consolidated into a single headquarters in Minnesota beginning late last year (see “Asmodee, FFG, Days of Wonder Consolidate”).