January 10, 2022

Episode 89 - Knight’s Dawn

It’s a slow start to the year for the team as they shake off their hibernation and get back behind the news desk. The news is anything but sleep though with the acquisition of Asmodee, changes at the top of Hasbro, and famous folk getting Knighted. Welcome back to the Brainwaves HQ for another year of tabletop gaming news. 

Headlines

Asmodee Sold

https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/embracer-buys-board-games-publisher-asmodee-3-bln-deal-2021-12-16/#:~:text=STOCKHOLM%2C%20Dec%2016%20(Reuters),the%20largest%20European%20gaming%20group.

Asmodee buys Miniatures Market

https://twitter.com/BoardGameGeek/status/1471889038810529793

Asmodee hikes prices

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/50011/asmodee-hike-prices-again-2022

Wizards of the Coast president to run Hasbro

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/50109/wizards-coast-president-run-hasbro

Ian Livingstone Knighted

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/content/news/ian-livingstone-knighted/

 

Updates

Zak S update

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/diyrpgproductions/demon-city-the-ultimate-horror-rpg

 

News

Pokemon fraud

https://kotaku.com/logan-paul-spends-3-5-million-on-pokemon-cards-that-ar-1848307244

GW re-releases Cursed City

https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/22846447/cursed-city-reprint-warhammer-release-date-price

Paizo removes slavery references

https://www.geeknative.com/137872/controversially-paizo-wont-mention-slavery-in-pathfinder-ever-again/?utm_content=bufferf999c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

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Sexism in boardgames

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2788252/bgg-survey-results-sexism-boardgaming-spaces

 

Outro

DPD Delivers Monopoly to employees

https://worldofmonopoly.com/list-ad/list-dn-dq/dpd/index.php

 

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