Flat River Group announced that they have acquired St. Louis-based tabletop game publisher Greater Than Games, which had been a long-time vendor to Flat River.
This is Flat River’s first purchase of a board game publisher. Last year, the company acquired wholesaler Optimum Distribution Fulfillment, and in 2019, it acquired consolidator Impressions Game Distribution Services (see “Flat River Acquiring Impressions“).
“We are deeply connected to the board game industry as it is one of our strongest vendor categories,” said Matt Stahlin, President of Flat River Group. “Partnering with Greater Than Games is a win-win scenario for both our companies.”
Greater Than Games is the publisher of such games as Spirit Island and the hit board game Sentinels of the Multiverse (a definitive edition is planned for January 2022, see “’Definitive Edition'“). They merged with Dice Hate Me Games in 2015, and acquired the rights to publish Cheapass Games’ library of over 100 games in 2019 (see “Acquires Cheapass Games“). Greater Than Games was the broker for Stonemaier Games until 2020, when the company took its distribution in-house and hired a Greater than Games employee to handle it (see “Stonemaier Takes Distribution Brokerage“).
Everyone on the Greater than Games team remains in place after the acquisition, according to a post on the GTG website.