Moose has acquired All Things Equal’s card game, Worst-Case Scenario, and announced an international licensing deal with Hunt A Killer.
Moose Games, the family gaming innovation division of the award-winning Moose Toys brand, has acquired the Worst-Case Scenario licence from game company All Things Equal, as well as licensor Quirk Productions.
Quirk oversees the licensing rights to Worst-Case Scenario and has entered a long-term licensing deal with Moose Toys for exclusive global rights to sell Worst-Case Scenario games, including the original game and a newly developed adults-only version, effective immediately.
Moose has also signed a strategic multi-year international licensing deal with Hunt A Killer. It will spearhead international sales of Hunt A Killer’s popular retail mystery games under its Moose Games division, giving the title immediate international distribution through new retail channels. The deal diversifies Moose Games’ growing games portfolio while simultaneously expanding Hunt A Killer’s reach into overseas markets.
The addition of Worst-Case Scenario reiterates Moose’s commitment to building its games portfolio on the backbone of best-sellers and comes on the heels of the brand’s other recent strategic product and distribution agreements which include Spontuneous and Orchard Toys.
“This partnership stemmed from both my and Eric Poses’ belief that we could work together to expand the market for Worst-Case Scenario games globally,” said David Norman, general manager, Moose Games. “How to get out of a bad situation has proved a fun and engaging topic as a game for all ages. The new adults-only versions we’re bringing to market, alongside the original, are uniquely different, and we look forward to working with Quirk to introduce new variations of its best-selling card game play, beginning this holiday season.”
Based on The New York Times bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, the Worst-Case Scenario Card Game is an easy-to-learn card game where the game plan is to match how players rank five worst-case scenarios from one (Bad) to five (The Worst).
Hunt A Killer will be distributed immediately by Moose Games in the UK and Australia, with greater global retail expansion planned for the coming years. The current deal excludes distribution in the US and Canada.
The agreement will see Moose Games distributing Hunt A Killer’s popular all-in-one retail games, including Death At The Dive Bar, Dead Below Deck, Body On The Boardwalk and Murder At The Motel. With all of Hunt A Killer’s standalone retail games, players become the detectives and are immersed into each unique storyline. In every box, players receive all the clues needed to solve a mystery.
“We couldn’t have found a better partner to help us realize our international growth potential,” said Ryan Schuman, senior director of Retail at Hunt A Killer. “We are thrilled to reach international retail markets and Moose Toys will now have new products for its customers.”
“We are always looking for new and innovative products, and new experiences for our customer base,” added David Norman, general manager, Moose Games. “We have high standards for products sold through our channels and Hunt A Killer has an incredible portfolio of games that we know our retail partners and their customers will love.”
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