In a press release announced today, Passport Game Studios and Pegasus Spiele have formed a partnership and will immediately be releasing two new games - Hospital Rush, a light worker placement game, and Grog Island a pirate-themed dice/auction game.
Press Release – For Immediate Release
Passport Game Studios Partners With German Publisher Pegasus Spiele
New Partnership Agreement Adds Two New Games To Passport’s Catalog
Auburn, Washington, May 13, 2015: Passport Game Studios has forged a new alliance with German publisher Pegasus Spiele (German Kennerspiel des Jahres winner 2014) and its editorial partner eggertspiele (German Spiel des Jahres winner 2014). The new partnership has hit the ground running, with Passport proudly publishing two of Pegasus Spiele’s and eggertspiele’s newest games, available as early as July 2015.
Hospital Rush, one of the new titles from the Passport/Pegasus partnership, is a light, funny worker placement game for 3-5 players. Players fight to become, for better or for worse, the next doctor at a bustling hospital by curing patients and outdoing their competitors…but before long, dirty tricks and backstabbing become the method of choice to claw their way to the top. Thanks to individual player abilities, every game plays out differently. May the best (or most devious) intern win!
Grog Island, the second of the new titles from the Passport/Pegasus partnership, answers every landlubber’s question: What exactly do pirates do when they retire? In this game, 2-4 players – ex-pirates, all! - invest their hard-plundered loot in bizarre businesses, such as peg-leg shops, carpentries for figureheads, workshops for voodoo dolls, or the infamous "Grog Hole" pub. Players are able to buy new real estate through clever auctions-by-dice, and are able to trade with the occasional merchant for parrots and treasure chests to keep things interesting.
Passport Game Studios has a history of successful cross-continental partnerships, partnering with French publisher Funforge, Italian publisher Stratelibri, and Polish publisher NSKN Games to bring internationally popular titles to English-speaking audiences around the world. Of this newest partnership, Passport’s Vice President of Operations Richard Dracass had this to say: “Passport Game Studios has been truly fortunate in the partnerships we’ve made over the past few years, and this partnership is no exception. We are absolutely thrilled to add our new partner Pegasus Spiele/eggertspiele to our ranks, and to add Grog Island and Hospital Rush to our catalog.”
Grog Island and Hospital Rush will begin making their way to retail stores in July through Passport’s standard 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 http://www.PassportGameStudios.com
Pegasus Spiele Verlags - und Medienvertriebsgesellschaft mbH, based in Friedberg, Germany, was established in 1993. Within the last decade, the German company has established itself as both a distributor throughout Europe and a publisher of successful board games. Several of Pegasus Spiele’s titles have garnered prestigious nominations and awards. This includes nominations for the Spiel des Jahres in 2009, 2010 and 2014, nominations for Kennerspiel des Jahres (expert game of the year) in 2011 and 2014, and awards for Deutscher Spielepreis (German Game Prize, Spiel des Jahres 2014, and Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012 and 2014. For more about Pegasus Spiele, visit www.pegasus.de/en/news