Jay Tummelson founded Rio Grande Games to bring European board games to the United States, and in that he had great success, not just selling many specific titles but also contributing to the promotion of serious strategy board games in North America. Many of these imported games, including the ever-popular Carcassonne series, Rio Grande licensed from German publisher Hans im Glück.

In an announcement earlier this week, though, Hans im Glück revealed that it would no longer be partnering with Rio Grande for American versions of its games, instead licensing them to Z-Man Games, which is owned by the Canadian company Filosofia Édition. Games produced under this license are scheduled to arrive in retail outlet this fall or winter.

Rio Grande’s announcement on the same subject emphasized the company’s intent to focus on original titles, such as its incredibly successful Dominion.

[Source: BGG]