CARLSBAD, Calif. – Feb. 6, 2019 – USAopoly®, a premier publisher of hobby, party, social and family board games and puzzles, and Games Workshop®, the world’s largest hobby miniatures company, best known for Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000, today announced plans to develop licensed versions of the critically-acclaimed adventure board game, Talisman.
USAopoly will release two new licensed versions of Talisman in North America and other select regions later this year. This will be the first time a licensed version of the game will be available. The new partnership grants USAopoly international rights to distribute co-branded renditions of the “Magical Quest Game” via distributors, online marketplaces and beyond.
“Talisman is one of the most respected tabletop games of all time and served as a gateway into gaming for many people,” said Candace Brenner, VP of Marketing for USAopoly. “Working with some of the most cherished licenses in the world to add our own heroic twists to the game, these upcoming thematic versions will let an entire new audience experience the grand adventure that is Talisman!”
First released in 1983, Talisman has sold millions of copies worldwide. The game’s fourth edition, which was released in 2009, was granted the Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection award.
Media and retailers can learn more about the partnership and details on the upcoming games at New York Toy Fair (Booth #203). More about the licensed versions will be announced later this year.
Talisman, the magical quest game from Games Workshop, is a classic board game that has been enjoyed by fantasy fans for 35 years. As one of many characters, including warriors, rogues and magicians, the player embarks on a perilous adventure to find and claim the Crown of Command – a magical artifact with the power to destroy any rival and make the bearer the ruler of the kingdom. It’s a game of skillful decision-making based on dice and cards. Nomad Games brought the multiplayer version of the top-selling Games Workshop board game to PC, tablets and mobile devices in 2012, with the brand selling over one million units to date.
About Games Workshop
Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L), based in Nottingham, UK, produces the best fantasy miniatures in the world. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer®: Age of Sigmar® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 507 of its own stores (branded Games Workshop® or Warhammer®), the www.games-workshop.com web store and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop and its other, related, brands and product ranges (including its publishing division ‘Black Library’ and its special resin miniatures studio ‘Forge World’) can be found at www.games-workshop.com.
About USAopoly, Inc.
USAopoly (The OP) celebrates 25 years as a leading publisher and manufacturer of board games, collectibles, and puzzles! Our diverse portfolio includes award-winning and best-selling titles such as TELESTRATIONS®, TAPPLE®, HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS BATTLE™ and BLANK SLATE™, as well as licensed versions of MONOPOLY®, CLUE®, MUNCHKIN®, TRIVIAL PURSUIT®, CODENAMES, and more. We are passionate about creating memories through games that bring together family, friends, and fans who love to play!