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FS: Asmodee. Bargain at 2 Billion euros

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15 Dec 2021 15:15 - 15 Dec 2021 15:18 #328800 by Sagrilarus
The wheel stops and . . . it's Embracer Group for 2.75 billion euros.

Before you get excited, that's only half the value of the Dallas Cowboys, just one of thirty-two teams in the NFL.
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15 Dec 2021 17:01 #328804 by Msample
Should we start taking bets on how they hold onto it til they flip it ?
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15 Dec 2021 18:13 #328808 by barrowdown
The bet is on what is held longer: Barnes with Battletech or Embracer with Asmodee.

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15 Dec 2021 22:44 #328810 by Shellhead
I've seen this movie before. The last time around, it was called CCP Purchases White Wolf, and that was the beginning of the end for the World of Darkness. Embracer doesn't publish board games, so they must have some other motive that probably doesn't directly involve board games. Maybe they don't understand the tactile appeal of board games and think that they can transform the industry by moving board games into a strictly online gaming format.
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15 Dec 2021 23:23 #328812 by Cranberries
I envision the glorious return of Chea Pass games, small games in envelopes, that cost $5 apiece, and can be printed locally, but this time around there's some secret genius designing them and they're amazing. Like, some combination of Cole Wehrle and Jim Felli, some kid in a garage who just grinds out amazing games until he's silenced by goons from Hasbro, never to be heard from again. Each game would come with a 3D printer file for fancy versions of components. And they'd all have subversive messages, yet still be fun for the whole family. Kind of accessible punk games. Because this is 2022, he'd have a Patreon bringing in $15k a month.
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15 Dec 2021 23:46 #328813 by Gary Sax
Diminished expectations is that Embracer actually owns assets that still make things and that's good by venture capital standards.

Uh, to be fair, I will be getting pre-orders of every piece of arkham LCG content in case they decide to strip the whole thing for parts and fire everyone at any given moment.
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16 Dec 2021 08:03 #328819 by Legomancer
It's me, I bought Asmodee. I was drunk and hit "add to cart" not really knowing what I was doing. But anyway, I own Asmodee now. All their games are in my spare bedroom until I figure out where to go from here.

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16 Dec 2021 08:06 #328820 by Sagrilarus
I need a blue die for Formula D.
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16 Dec 2021 10:35 #328821 by Gregarius

Sagrilarus wrote: The wheel stops and . . . it's Embracer Group for 2.75 billion euros.

Before you get excited, that's only half the value of the Dallas Cowboys, just one of thirty-two teams in the NFL.

Sure, but it's probably triple the value of the Detroit Lions.
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16 Dec 2021 11:01 #328824 by san il defanso
According to Forbes the Lions are worth $2.4 billion. So not triple, but definitely more, since 2.75 billion euros is equal to about $3.1 billion.

It's a rich person's world. We're all just playing in it.
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16 Dec 2021 11:20 - 16 Dec 2021 11:49 #328826 by Sagrilarus

san il defanso wrote: According to Forbes the Lions are worth $2.4 billion. So not triple, but definitely more, since 2.75 billion euros is equal to about $3.1 billion.

It's a rich person's world. We're all just playing in it.


In the Build-A-Guillotine-Now category comes this article -- www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/inv...-rental-foreclosure/ which shows just how viable feudalism still is. Huge corporate entities buying up all houses that come onto the market in the U.S. in order to rent them to us serfs at a profit.

At some point, Americans are going to have to start voting in their own favor, in spite of the propaganda spewing out of their television set each night.
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16 Dec 2021 12:06 - 16 Dec 2021 13:50 #328829 by Virabhadra

Cranberries wrote: small games in envelopes, that cost $5 apiece, and can be printed locally, but this time around there's some secret genius designing them and they're amazing.


We need to get Nate Hayden into some kind of witness protection, STAT.


Sagrilarus wrote: In the Build-A-Guillotine-Now category


Ripped straight from the (local) headlines.
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17 Dec 2021 13:14 #328861 by Sagrilarus
Oh, and apparently Asmodee already owns Miniature Market. Who knew?
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17 Dec 2021 14:14 #328863 by fightcitymayor

Sagrilarus wrote: Oh, and apparently Asmodee already owns Miniature Market. Who knew?

Apparently nobody, until people started looking at slides from the Embracer Group presentation. Which is pretty f'ing hilarious. MM just spent 2021 chilling & acting like nothing happened because they knew the response would be... unkind. And so far, the responses have been... unkind. LOL.
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17 Dec 2021 19:39 #328881 by Msample
Wow, that’s news to me. I don’t recall seeing any BGG freak out threads.
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