Asmodee North America, which handles North American business operations for Fantasy Flight Games, Days of Wonder, Asmodee, Z-Man Games, Plaid Hat Games, and Catan Studio, has signed an exclusive multi-year hobby channel distribution agreement with Alliance Game Distributors, effective August 1, 2017. As a result of the change, ANA will no longer sell its lines (except for Catan, which was already exclusive with Alliance) to the rest of its hobby distribution roster, ACD Distribution, GTS Distribution, PHD Distribution, and Southern Hobby Supply, after that date.
Asmodee cited a “significant investment” by Alliance to communicate, support, and allocate ANA products, which it said will “provide hobby games retailers with the support and inventory they need to successfully grow their business selling Asmodee’s games” as the reason for the change. That support will include a dedicated team of Asmodee sales specialists at Alliance.
ANA lines will continue to be available to the full distributor roster until the effective date of August 1.