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Asmodee expands board game brands, Catan and Ticket to Ride

Asmodee Entertainment has confirmed a brand partnership with independent publisher, Ulysses Press for cookbooks based on best selling board games, Catan and Ticket to Ride.

Due to publish in spring and summer 2023 respectively, the hardcover books will each feature original recipes, photographs and interior layouts.

Expanding on the worlds which gamers already know, the books – which will be distributed by Simon & Schuster – will aim to take players on eating expeditions ‘never before experienced’.

“This cooperation is something we wanted to do for a long time and I’m very excited that with the Ulysses team we found such a passionate partner,” said Alexander Thieme, licensing manager at Asmodee Entertainment. “Having seen the first ideas for the books I’m absolutely sure that fans of both gaming brands will love these books.

“With tens of millions of active players in North America alone these books will find themselves in a great many kitchens and on a great many coffee tables before too long.”

Casie Vogel, editorial director at Ulysses Press, continued: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with Asmodee Entertainment, Catan and Ticket to Ride. With our experience and track record to create beautiful, pop culture-themed cookbooks and the huge fandom behind these games (our staff included), we’re excited to create books that families and friends can enjoy all while bringing their favorite games to life through food.”

Catan is available in 40+ languages and has sold more than 40 million units worldwide since it was first published in 1995. Meanwhile, Ticket to Ride is distributed in 40 countries and is the world’s best selling train game.

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