USAOpoly, masters of branded, licensed versions of games, and Games Workshop, the biggest hobby miniatures company, are joining forces. USAOpoly will start making licensed versions of the venerable game, Talisman. If you've enjoyed the game, but felt it could use a bit of a reskin and some updated artwork, this is the announcement for you.
From the announcement:
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,” says 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.