Games Workshop extends Warner Bros deal14 February 2011
Games Workshop, based in Nottingham, has extended its six-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros Consumer Products (WBCP).
The deal gives Games Workshop exclusive, worldwide and all-language rights to produce tabletop games based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings properties.
Games Workshop said the agreement with California-based WBCP will enable it to expand its selection of battle games and model soldiers.
Mark Wells, chief executive officer of Games Workshop, said: "The Lord of the Rings is now firmly established as one of our core game systems, and the opportunity to expand it further with the upcoming film The Hobbit is very exciting indeed, both for us and our hobbyists.
"The fantasy worlds of Middle-earth, as realized in the original works of JRR Tolkien and in Peter Jackson's groundbreaking film adaptations, make wonderful backgrounds and stories which Games Workshop faithfully reproduces through its range of miniatures and battle games."