Wizards of the Coast announced that the management of the Avalon Hill board game brand will move to their parent company Hasbro in January.

Avalon Hill has been a quiet brand under WotC management for a while now, producing an average of one to two games per year since 2016. This brand encompasses evergreen titles such as Axis & Allies, the Betrayal games, and Diplomacy which will now be managed directly by Hasbro itself. The moving of management may be a shot-in-the-arm for Avalon Hill as WotC seems too busy with the hectic production schedule of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons to focus on the board game brand.  

They also revealed that the moving of Avalon Hill's management may have some varying effects on distribution of their titles. WotC recommended that retailers reach out to their distributor for more information.

Avalon Hill last released Scooby-Doo: Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, a new board game based on the Betrayal at House on the Hill board game (see "Avalon Hill Announces 'Scooby-Doo: Betrayal at Mystery Mansion'").