Gamezenter, Inc. Acquires the Fantasy Flight Games Center Retail Business From Asmodee North America, Inc.
ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA – April 22nd, 2021 Gamezenter, Inc. today announced that it has acquired the retail operations of the Fantasy Flight Games Center from Asmodee North America, Inc.
The Fantasy Flight Games Center constitutes the 17,000 sqf tabletop retail, food, and event destination located in Roseville, Minnesota; a staple of the Twin Cities gaming scene since 2009.
Gamezenter is a new company owned by investment and holding company Strange Stars, LLC. Christian T. Petersen, principal investor and managing partner of Strange Stars, founded the game-publisher Fantasy Flight Games in 1995 and launched the Fantasy Flight Games Center in 2009. Both the publishing and retail entities were sold to the Paris-based Asmodee Group in 2014.
“I’m very excited to continue my involvement with this special place,” said Petersen. “Despite the devastation that COVID-19 has wracked upon our world and on many tabletop game retailers, I strongly believe that our tabletop gaming community is eager to again share great gaming experiences face-to-face. We hope to make this destination an even more amazing place in the future.”
“We’re delighted to have struck a deal to return this wonderful place back into the caring hands of its original founder,” said Lorenzo Bassi, SVP of Finance, Operations, and Shared Services for Asmodee North America. “As neighbors and gamers, we cannot wait to see what Gamezenter has in store for us”.
About Asmodee North America
Asmodee North America is the U.S. based publishing and distribution arm of the global Asmodee Group, a leading international company dedicated to bringing great games and game experiences to all corners of the world. Asmodee North America represents an iconic portfolio of game titles, including such favorite titles as Catan, 7 Wonders, Dixit, Spot It!, Splendor, Ticket to Ride, X-Wing™, and many more.