When was Games Workshop founded?

1975, London, United Kingdom
Games Workshop/Founded
1975 – Our story begins… Three friends decided to share their hobby with the world, starting up a UK-based mail-order business importing popular fantasy roleplaying and board games. They call their company “Games Workshop” (which only narrowly beat the alternative: “Games Garage”).

Who is game Workshop head?

Kevin D. Rountree (Jan 1, 2015–)
Games Workshop/CEO

Who made Warhammer?

The Warhammer 40,000 universe (often shortened to Warhammer 40K, or just 40K) encompasses tabletop strategy games, magazines, novels, films, and video games. Warhammer 40K was created by Rick Priestley in 1987 as a futuristic continuation to his 1983 Warhammer Fantasy Battle tabletop game.

Who produces Warhammer?

Games Workshop
Games Workshop is the largest and the most successful hobby miniatures company in the world. Our major brands are Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000. In addition, we hold a licence for The Lord of the Rings/the Hobbit tabletop battle game.

Who invented Warhammer?

Warhammer 40K was created by Rick Priestley in 1987 as a futuristic continuation to his 1983 Warhammer Fantasy Battle tabletop game.

Who owns the Warhammer IP?

Games Workshop Group
Games Workshop Group (often abbreviated as GW) is a British manufacturer of miniature wargames, based in Nottingham, England. Its best-known products are Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000.

How much money is Games Workshop worth?

With a market capitalisation of around £2.7bn ($3.4bn), it has overtaken Centrica, owner of British Gas, and Marks & Spencer.

Who is Games Workshop owned by?

ECI Partners
Having been acquired by private equity firm ECI Partners the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange in October 1994. In October 1997 all U.K.-based operations were relocated to the current headquarters in Lenton, Nottingham.

Who invented 40K universe?

Who are the founders of Games Workshop?

Founded in 1975 by John Peake, Ian Livingstone, and Steve Jackson, Games Workshop was originally a manufacturer of wooden boards for games including backgammon, mancala, nine men’s morris, and Go.

What happened to Games Workshop in 1991?

Following a management buyout by him and Bryan Ansell in December 1991, when Livingstone and Jackson sold their shares for £ 10 million, Games Workshop refocused on their miniature wargames Warhammer Fantasy Battle (WFB) and Warhammer 40,000 (WH40k), their most lucrative lines. The retail chain refocused on a younger, more family-oriented market.

What happened to Games Workshop’s IP?

In the 10 years since Games Workshop has mostly taken a backseat to defending it’s IP, defending in only the most egregious cases, like Chinacast or digital book re-publication. Games Workshop’s hands off approach has allowed fans to create a vast amount of content and products based off Games Workshop IP.

How did Games Workshop’s sales perform in the six months?

The Warhammer maker reported a 19% jump in sales for the six-month period to £148m, ahead of the company’s previous guidance. Games Workshop was largely boosted by strong growth in its trade division, which saw sales increase 23.9% to £76.1m.