A Battle through History
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Pegasus Spiele Verlags- und Medienvertriebsgesellschaft mbH, as the full name of the company goes, has been active since 1993 with its CEOs and owners Karsten Esser and Andreas Finkernagel in charge. Within the last decade, the German company has established itself not only as a distributor, but also as a publisher of successful board games - which is reflected in the ongoing series of prestigious nominations and awards. After nominations for the Spiel des Jahres in 2009 and 2010, as well as the nomination of “Strasbourg” for Kennerspiel des Jahres (expert game of the year) in 2011, the critically acclaimed “Village” by editorial partner eggertspiele was awarded Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012 and received the Deutscher Spielepreis (German Game Prize). In 2014 the jury Spiel des Jahres nominated three games simultaneously: The fast-paced family game “Camel Up” and the expert games “Istanbul” and “Rokoko”. Pegasus Spiele won both awards: “Camel Up” by editorial partner eggertspiele was awarded the Spiel des Jahres 2014, “Istanbul” won the Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014. In 2016, Pegasus Spiele was nominated for the Kinderspiel des Jahres (children’s game of the year) for the very first time with “Mmm!”. One year later, Pegasus Spiele received a double nomination for the Spiel des Jahres with “Kingdomino” and “Magic Maze” – and took the award home a second time with “Kingdomino”. At the same time, the publisher appeared on the recommendations list both for the Kinderspiel and for the Kennerspiel des Jahres.
With more than 5.000 games and toys distributed through strong trading partners, Pegasus Spiele is also known as a successful distributor. This includes numerous own brands with innovative board games like “Junta” and “The Dwarves” as well as cult card game series such as “Munchkin” and “Smash Up”. A network of 250 voluntary demonstrators assists the publishing company at fairs, conventions and events throughout German-speaking Europe in presenting its products – such as the popular team game “Captain Sonar” and the export hit “Port Royal”. Dozens of freelancers and 30 permanent employees work at the headquarters in Friedberg, near Frankfurt am Main, on creating great gaming experiences.
Pegasus Spiele is the official distributor of all German Portal Games products. Exclusively included in Pegasus Spiele’s portfolio are the inventive games of Matagot, Steve Jackson Games and White Goblin Games as well as a selection of Frosted Games titles. Furthermore, the company also distributes many exceptional game publishers like Abacus Spiele (“Hanabi”), MeterMorphosen (“Gemischtes Doppel”), Kylskapspoesi (“Gesprächsstoff”), Moses Verlag (“Black Stories”), Blaubart Verlag (“Mörderische Dinnerparty”), Adlung Spiele (“Teamwork”) and Wizkids (“Hero Clix”).