University Games ties up with Waterstones for launch of Forbidden Games

Published on: 12th December 2022

Four Forbidden Games titles will be available at Waterstones as University Games expands its commitment to the growing strategy games sector.

University Games has announced the launch of the Kickstarter phenomenon Forbidden Games in the UK with a range of four strategic games that are available exclusively from Waterstones.

Born from a Kickstarter campaign in 2018 and launched in the US, the Forbidden Games titles have gone from strength to strength in the strategic games market. The latest addition, Mosaic, which launched this autumn, exceeded its original Kickstarter goal by eight times.

Now available in store and online from Waterstones are Racoon Tycoon, a gateway game for strategic game players age eight years and over, as well as Mosaic, Lizard Wizard and Dungeon Party.

Richard Wells, managing director for University Games and the Lagoon Group, says he is thrilled to be introducing the Forbidden Games titles to the UK market. “The last three years has seen a huge growth in strategy games sales as consumers spend more time indoors and seek fun at home entertainment,” he commented. “These strategy games are easy to learn but offer a challenging gameplay, as well as encouraging creative thinking and extending play time to keep the whole family entertained.”

University Games describes the titles as challenging but accessible strategy games that take approximately two hours to play and are suitable for age 10 years and over.

“This innovative and exciting strategy games range represents our commitment to an expanding category within the games and puzzle sector, and an important additional string to the University Games’ bow,” added Richard.

Glenn Drover, founder and creator of Forbidden Games, said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be represented on the shelves of such a storied retailer as Waterstones. I hope that its customers who buy the games enjoy playing them for years to come.”

University Games acquired the Forbidden Games portfolio earlier this year, saying the company planned to increase the introductions of new games and help Forbidden Games reach a global audience.


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