Kosmos Games’ Exit series ranks top in Germany

Published on: 2nd September 2019

The brand Kosmos Verlag ranked top in Germany in the first half of 2019. 

Exit – The Game from Kosmos Verlag continues its course for growth. In the first half of 2019, the brand ranked 1st among game brands by sales in Germany from January to June 2019. Exit – The Game managed to oust the previous, long-standing top game brand from the number one spot in just two and a half years.

Stuttgart-based Kosmos Verlag was one of the first to publish a new board game series on the trending topic of Live Escape Games in Autumn 2016 with Exit – The Game. More than four million Exit games have already been sold worldwide, and the first three games have been internationally recognised by Connoisseur’s Game of the Year 2017. Currently, around 20 different Exit scenarios and books are available in the series across multiple languages.

The innovative game principle works  just like in real escape rooms. With coordination, team-work and creativity, players gradually discover more and more clues, crack codes, solve puzzles and get closer to freedom with each step. Each Exit game is a standalone experience and by using the game materials in unique ways, particularly astonishing puzzle experiences are possible.

Kosmos was able to work with  successful designer couple Inka and Markus Brand for the development of the original puzzle games. The concept and idea of the successful game series originated in the publishing house and continues to be one of the best-selling series with new titles regularly released.


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