Founded in 2014 by Clément Milker and Sébastien Kihm, CATCH UP GAMES is an independent French board game publisher based in Lyon.
The company has recorded strong growth since it was founded and in just a few years it has earned a reputation for its creativity and ability to publish high-quality games like Sobek, Cubirds and The Loop. CATCH UP GAMES’ current catalogue includes about 20 games and is distributed by Blackrock Games in France.
Clément Milker and Sébastien Kihm will continue to run CATCH UP GAMES and pursue its growth while enjoying the creative independence unique to Hachette Livre’s culture. The publisher will join Hachette Boardgames division led by Isabelle Jeuge-Maynart and will remain based in Lyon.
This operation will strengthen Hachette Boardgames division by adding an eighth studio to complement the existing editorial offer of current studios Funnyfox, Studio H, Sorry We Are French, Le Scorpion Masqué, Hiboutatillus, La Boîte de jeu and Gigamic.
With this acquisition, Hachette Livre is confirming its strategic commitment to continuing to grow its board game publishing business.