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Hasbro, parent company of Dungeons & Dragons, acquires D&D Beyond for $146 million

Hasbro, the parent company of Dungeons & Dragons owner Wizards of the Coast, is officially acquiring D&D Beyond for $146 million.

The toy company issued a press release explaining the reason for the acquisition: “…to further strengthen Hasbro’s capabilities in the fast-growing digital tabletop category while adding experienced talent to the Wizards of the Coast team and accelerating efforts to deliver exceptional experiences to fans across all platforms.” Hasbro will buy D&D Beyond from Fandom, but will not take over the entire company.

D&D Beyond is a digital toolset, first owned by Curse LLC, that helped game masters and players gain access to all the necessary resources for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition. Fandom acquired the media assets of Curse LLC, which also included D&D Beyond, in 2018. For the past three years, D&D Beyond has been the official toolkit for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition, and Hasbro wants fans to know that’s not going to change.

A statement on the official Dungeon & Dragons website reads, “You’re probably wondering what kind of change could come from bringing these two teams together, so let’s get one thing straight: we have no plans to end support for D&D Beyond set. The purchases you’ve made, the characters you’ve created, and the campaigns you’ve run are going nowhere.”

Hasbro expects the deal to close in the second or third quarter of this year.

https://www.gamepur.com/news/dungeons-dragons-parent-company-hasbro-is-acquiring-dd-beyond-for-146-million Hasbro, parent company of Dungeons & Dragons, acquires D&D Beyond for $146 million

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