Board Game Arena sold to Asmodee

The digital multiplayer board game platform joins Asmodee

Asmodee announces the acquisition of Board Game Arena (BGA), the digital multiplayer board game platform, to provide BGA with high visibility among the consumer market and accelerate the release of Asmodee’s long-awaited successes by players.

Founded in 2010 by Grégory Isabelli and Emmanuel Colin, BGA has emerged as the global leader in online board games. The platform provides official online versions of more than 250 games, supported on 40 languages, to more than 5 million members around the world. Within this very large and regularly updated catalog, there are hits from Asmodee such as Carcassone, Jaipur or 7 Wonders, of which more than 4 million online games have been played since its release on the platform in 2018.

Since its creation, BGA has seen continuous growth, thanks to the commitment of gaming communities and has registered a 600% growth in 2020, a sign of the craze for board games, whether with family or remotely. To support its growth and pursue its development, its management team has chosen to join Asmodee. Indeed, the two companies have interacted in the past, and known each other for a long time, and this natural rapprochement will allow Asmodee to speed up the availability of its key titles on the platform.

As with other Asmodee entities, BGA will remain completely independent, and current management will remain at its helm. Pricing and editorial policies are similarly unchanged, with BGA continuing, as always, to rely solely on the quality and popularity of games to offer its services to all publishers and market players.