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New Distribution Agreements Bring Popular Titles To Asia/Pacific, U.K., E.U., and South AfricaAuburn, Washington, April 29, 2015: Passport Game Studios has officially gone global. The Washington-based board game publisher, currently best-known for bringing titles such as Tokaido, Samurai Spirit, Kingsport Festival, and Quantum to the English-speaking North American market, have entered into new distribution agreements to make some of their best-known titles available in select markets worldwide, including the U.K., European Union, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Japan.

New distribution partner Esdevium will begin distributing titles such as Kingsport Festival, Provincia Romana, Venetia, and Ace Detective to retail stores across the U.K. and European Union. Hobby Japan will bring Tokaido and Samurai Spirit, among others, to the country that so greatly inspired the games’ designer, Antoine Bauza. South African distributor SkyCastle is bringing a selection of co-published titles from Stratelibri and Funforge to store shelves. Finally, Good Games in Australia and PixelPark in New Zealand will bring some of Passport’s enduringly popular board games to stores across the Pacific.
“Passport Game Studios has always been about bringing the world’s best tabletop games to brand new audiences. With these new distribution agreements in place, gamers all over the world will have the chance to experience these titles, many for the first time. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce to the world to our games!” said Richard Dracass, Vice President of Operations at Passport Game Studios.
In the weeks to come, more games will be added to Passport Game Studios’ international agenda. Certain titles which were previously only available through Passport’s North American distribution channels, such as those from co-publisher NSKN Games, will be made available in English to select markets around the world. Additionally, Passport Game Studios’ partner Argentum Verlag, creators of international hit Hansa Teutonica, has also agreed for its titles to be made available to Asia-Pacific audiences through Passport’s new global distribution channels.
Passport Game Studios is an independent board game publisher based in the Pacific Northwest. Since the company’s founding in 2012, Passport has partnered with a selection of hand-picked companies to publish over 30 English-language titles for gamers in North America and beyond. The company’s mission: To provide the best tabletop games in the world, to the gamers who love to play them. For more about Passport Game Studios, visit