October 19, 2011—Carlsbad, California – Playdek, a leading mobile video game publisher, announced today five new strategic partnerships with world-class board game developers Christophe Boelinger of Ludically, Lock n Load Publishing, Eagle Games, Gryphon Games, and Rebel Games at the International Spieltage Conference (Spiel ’11)  in Messe Essen, Germany.  These join the company’s other distinguished partners Gary Games, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Plaid Hat games, Lookout Games and Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), making Playdek one of the industry’s leading providers of  quality board games for the iOS and mobile platforms.  Spiel ’11 attendees can test-drive playable games and meet many of Playdek’s partners at Booth 4-104, October 20-23, 2011.

Games demonstrated include Playdek’s best-selling game Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer and Food Fight, a card battle game from Cryptozoic Entertainment. In addition, new games will be previewed including Ascension: Return of the Fallen, the first in-app expansion for Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer; Summoner Wars, a fast, tactical card game from Plaid Hat Games; Alderac Entertainment Group’s Nightfall, and the Spiel des Jahres award-winning Agricola (Best Complex Game, 2008), from  Lookout games.  All are designed as Universal iOS applications.

“Playdek wants to show the video game community what great board gaming on the iPad, iPhone or other future iOS devices looks like,” said Joel Goodman, CEO of Playdek. “By aligning with the best partners, we’re able to continuously offer the highest-quality, entertainment-rich titles that consumers demand and truly enjoy to play.”

In Playdek’s booth, a daily schedule of activities will showcase partners and games and give Spiel ‘11 attendees the chance to interact with the talent responsible for designing some of the world’s best board games.  Playdek also invites attendees to demo the games and enter a drawing for autographed copies. The winners will be announced in Playdek’s booth, on Sunday, October 23 at noon.

Booth highlights include:

Thursday, October 21

·         10-7 pm: Game demonstrations

Friday, October 22

·         10-7 pm: Game demonstrations

·         10-11 am: Q&A table and hobby gaming on iOS

·         2 – 3 pm: Partner Spotlight: Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG)

·         3:30 - 4:30 pm: Partner Spotlight: Cryptozoic Entertainment

Saturday, October 23

·         10-7 p.m.: Game demonstrations

·         10-11 a.m.: Partner Spotlight: Lookout Games

·         1 p.m. – 2 a.m. Q&A: table and hobby gaming on iOS

·         3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Partner Spotlight: Christophe Boelinger

Sunday, October 24

·         10-7 pm: Game demonstrations

·         10-11 am: Q&A table and hobby gaming on iOS

·         Noon: Drawing

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About Playdek, Inc

Located in Carlsbad, CA, Playdek is comprised of veteran console video game developers, with a passion for tabletop gaming. Formed from key developers out of Incinerator Studios, Playdek is a premier developer, publisher and platform for the world’s best tabletop gaming.

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