One of the things we like to do here at the Malted Meeple is give some extra attention to our favorite board game publishers and designers. In our monthly Publisher’s Spotlight we provide a bit of a background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives!
Our May Publisher’s Spotlight features Fantasy Flight Games. Founded in 1995 Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) has become a well-known publisher in the gaming community, publishing a variety of board games, card games, role-playing games, and miniatures games. During the course of it’s history, FFG has released games in over thirty languages and distributed games to more than fifty territories. They have established a reputation for innovative game mechanics and immersive game play, as well as top quality game components.
Fantasy Flight is perhaps best known for the board and card games they have created in several well-known licenses, including: Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica and Lord of the Rings. In addition to these pop culture properties, FFG has developed games based upon computer games such as: Doom: The Boardgame, StarCraft: The Board Game, and World of Warcraft: The Board Game. Fantasy Flight Games is also known for revising and reprinting popular or cult classics, including Cosmic Encounter, Arkham Horror, Talisman, and Netrunner. Earlier this year they announced the launch of their new Euro Classics line which will begin with the re-release of Tigris & Euphrates.
Perhaps most importantly in our opinion, in August 2011 something amazing happened: Fantasy Flight Games acquired the license to produce card, miniature, and role-playing games set in the Star Wars universe!
FFG’s Star Wars line already boasts several successful titles including Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, where players take on the roles of scum and villainy in the Star Wars Universe, Star Wars: Imperial Assault where 1-4 rebel heroes take on a single imperial player, and Star Wars: Armada, where players take on the role of fleet commanders as they wage war for the fate of the galaxy!
This month, as we celebrate the legacy of Star Wars, we invite you to try out a few of the games published by Fantasy Flight Games, including, Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures, Star Wars: The Card Game, and the Star Wars Role-playing Game!
Karington Hess is a lifelong gamer whose passions for hospitality and all things game-related led him to Ravenwood Castle, where he served as an Innkeeper before joining The Malted Meeple. When not pouring beers, crafting milkshakes, or teaching boardgames, Karington can be found behind the DM’s screen, weaving intricate stories for his fellow gamers.