So what does Embracer Group actually own the rights to?

Disclaimer: We are not lawyers and some wording here may not be legally correct. Apologies in advance!


If you’re at all tuned into gaming news, you’ll probably have noticed the seemingly endless and slightly disturbing number of acquisitions posts over the past few years – and one of the names comes up again and again. is Embracer Group, which seems to be trapping game studios left and right.

But at this point, you’re probably wondering – okay, what do they actually own the rights to now? Of course, Embracer Group itself will not be manufacturing games, but they have the power to order new entries in a few IPs at this point, most recently The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series, which they acquired in August 2022.

So, let’s take a look at a (non-exhaustive) list of the biggest IPs, franchises, and titles that Embracer now owns:

Video games and series

It also appears that they hold a large number of shares in the companies that make the following games:

And, finally, they also own Limited Run Games, a physical video game publisher (which hasn’t developed any in-house).

Comics, Movies and TV

To download

Embracer owns Dark Horse Comics, which has published comics for the following stories:

  • 300
  • 47 Ronins
  • The mask
  • Aeon stream
  • aliens
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Extraterrestrial3
  • Alien vs Predator
  • Angel
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • buffy the vampire slayer
  • Conan
  • critical role
  • Emily strange
  • Phantom
  • Hellboy
  • IndianaJones
  • james bond
  • Link
  • Predator
  • RoboCop
  • Serenity
  • city ​​of sin
  • Tarzan
  • The Terminator
  • timecop
  • The Umbrella Academy
  • X
  • Xena: Warrior Princess

Embracer also owns Dark Horse Entertainment, which has released movies and TV shows for the following stories:

  • The mask
  • timecop
  • Hellboy
  • Alien vs Predator
  • Emily the Strange
  • RIPD
  • The Umbrella Academy

Board games and card games

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Thanks to Embracer’s ownership of French board game publisher Asmodée, they have the publishing rights for the following board and card games:

  • 7 Wonders
  • Farmer
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Carcassonne
  • Ca$h’n Gun$
  • Catania
  • Citadels
  • Diplomacy
  • Said
  • Double
  • Formula From
  • ghost stories
  • Hanabi
  • Jaipur
  • jungle speed
  • Liar dice
  • Pandemic
  • Small world
  • Splendor
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
  • Werewolves of Millers Hollow
  • Ticket to ride
  • Time is up!
  • Twilight Imperium
  • Open!
  • Pokemon (in French only)
  • The Lord of the Rings (card game)
  • A game of thrones (card game)
  • Arkham Horror (card game)
  • Champions of Wonders (card game)

Asmodée also has publishing rights for WizKids board games and cards in French, including:

  • Justice League
  • Gremlins
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Battlestar Galactica (TCG)
  • Careers!
  • The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game
  • Dice Masters
  • Clix
  • mage knight

Phew. How long do you give it until Embracer owns us too? And do you think this kind of slow monopoly is good or bad for video games? Tell us in the comments!

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