Today Indie Boards and Cards, publisher of Coup and the Flash Point series, will be merging with Action Phase Games, best know for the Heroes Wanted series. Both companies will now be publishing under the Indie Boards and Cards name, but you will still see games like Heroes Wanted and other select games with the Action Phase Games name. Mergers and shifts in the industry like this are normal as the industry grows and expands and so we hope this new arrangement will result in even more excellent games. You can read the full press release below.
Today, Indie Boards and Cards, a California based publisher of board games and Indiana based Action Phase Games proudly announce the pending merger of the two companies and key personnel into a single games publishing behemoth.
Going forward, the teams will work together on releasing new games mostly under the Indie Boards and Cards imprint. The Action Phase Games brand will continue as the imprint for the successful Heroes Wanted line of games and other select projects. As both companies use PSI (Publisher Services International) to handle Hobby and Mass-Market distributor relationships, there will be no changes to the retailer terms and conditions for either product line as a result of this merger.
“Having experienced tremendous growth over the past seven years, Indie Boards and Cards was at a critical point,” said Travis Worthington, CEO of Indie Boards and Cards. “I just couldn’t keep up with our existing business and continue to grow the company without bringing on a very talented group of game designers and developers. Travis R. Chance and Nick Little are excellent additions, with a proven track record of making great games and providing great convention coverage and customer support. Together we are going to be unstoppable!”
“I am very excited to be working within Indie Boards and Cards,” said Travis R. Chance, Director of Product Development & Marketing at Indie Boards and Cards. “We now have access to financial resources and market reach that we never had before and are looking to expand the number and quality of games we release each year. Ever since the news of merger discussions started to spread, we’ve been seeing a lot more game designs from both established and first time game designers.”
“There are a lot of games and design concepts that have been sitting on the back burner at both Indie Boards and Cards and Action Phase Games that we’ll be able to work on now that I am able to focus on board game development full time,” said Nick Little, Director of Product Development & Manufacturing at Indie Boards and Cards. “I also look forward to working the convention circuit with Travis & Travis to find the gaming world’s next big blockbuster hit.”
Indie Boards and Cards will continue to operate out of Oakland, California and have a regional office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indie Boards and cards will have a major presence at the Origins, GenCon and Essen conventions later this year.
About Indie Boards and Cards
Indie Boards and Cards started in 2009 with the hand-made release of 100 copies of Triumvirate. Over the years, we have had the good fortune to work with many great game designers, illustrators, graphic designers, manufacturers, foreign publishers and thousands of retailers to expand beyond our humble beginnings. By focusing on the simple motto of “Making games that people enjoy playing,” Indie Boards and Cards has become a multi-million dollar business with over one million games sold. Indie Boards and Cards best known titles include The Resistance, Coup and Flash Point Fire Rescue.