Asmodee Entertainment hires Interactive Game Licensing Manager

The board game company continues its licensing push into interactive entertinament with appointment of Games Workshop veteran Christian Dunn

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 27.03.2020 | Gaming

Asmodee Entertainment hires Interactive Game Licensing Manager thumbnail

Asmodee Entertainment is stepping up its exploration of the video game space with the hire of former Game Workshop veteran Christian Dunn, who joins as Interactive Game Licensing Manager.

Christian’s new role will focus on licensing some of the board game giant’s biggest titles, such as Dobble, Ticket to Ride, Catan, KeyForge and Arkham Horror.


The appointment follows the Asmodee Group’s announcement last month that it is opening up its catalogue to video game developers on the back of successful digital versions of Ticket to Ride, a best-seller in the app store.


Developers looking for a deeper publishing partnership, including development and marketing support, can also lean on Asmodee Digital, the world’s largest platform for board game conversions.


Andy Jones, head of Asmodee Entertainment says: “Recently we made the truly exciting announcement that, together with our partners at Asmodee Digital, we are opening the doors for more of Asmodee’s amazing IPs to be available in the interactive gaming space through licensing partnerships across a wide range of exciting opportunities.


“I am really pleased that Christian has joined the Asmodee Entertainment team as another key recruit to help us take this initiative from vision to reality. Christian brings years of experience plus an unparalleled enthusiasm for the opportunity, so it is a pleasure to welcome him aboard.”


Based in the UK, Christian will work alongside Asmodee Entertainment’s LA-based Senior Vice President of Business Development Darren Kyman, whose focus is on translating Asmodee games IP into TV and films. Alexander Thieme, another former Games Workshop licensing executive who joined Asmodee earlier this year, will focus on general consumer products merchandising, such as apparel.


Royal Mail celebrates 100 years of Rupert Bear thumbnail

Royal Mail celebrates 100 years of Rupert Bear

Royal Mail, in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation and Universal Brand Development has launched a set of eight stamps to mark ...

Festival of Licensing unveils community and wellbeing programme sponsored by ViacomCBS Consumer Products thumbnail

Festival of Licensing unveils community and wellbeing programme sponsored by ViacomCBS Consumer Products

The online programme will feature three complementary elements: Family Friendly Dance & Yoga, Retro Workout Class, and Self-Care

APC Kids adds new international broadcast partners to CTC Media Kid-E-Cats thumbnail

APC Kids adds new international broadcast partners to CTC Media Kid-E-Cats

The company has secured a raft of deals across all three seasons of CTC Media’s hit pre-school animation show

Press Releases

Industry leaders join The Key Buyers Event: Digital Edition from 8-15 June thumbnail

Industry leaders join The Key Buyers Event: Digital Edition from 8-15 June

Jay Roewe, SVP of production for HBO, Erik Barmack, founder of Wild Sheep, Marc Lorber, SVP, international co-productions & acquisitions ...

Energizer spotlights Masha the Bear thumbnail

Energizer spotlights Masha the Bear

Animaccord and Energizer partner on Masha and the Bear licensed torches, heading to retail across EMEA in 2020

Elmo’s World comes to UK’s Tiny Pop in 2020 thumbnail

Elmo’s World comes to UK’s Tiny Pop in 2020

Kids’ TV channel expands its Sesame Street content with new series of short-form, interactive episodes

Milkshake picks up Pirata & Capitan S2 thumbnail

Milkshake picks up Pirata & Capitan S2

UK kids’ block acquires second series of the Millimages pre-school animation after successful first run