999 Games

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999 Games is a Dutch games publisher based in Almere.

999 Games was founded in 1990 by Michael Bruinsma as a mail order company with 5000 Dutch guilders. With this start-up capital he bought imported games and sold them by telephone and through various gaming events in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. In 1991, he organised his own game exchange in Eindhoven, Spellenspektakel, which over the years developed into the largest game fair in the Benelux. From 1993 onwards, 999 Games Magic: The Gathering distributed in the Netherlands and 999 Games became a wholesaler. With Serinissima and Formula Dé, the first games were marketed under their own label. In 1998, 999 Games employed six people. When Elfenland 1998 and The Settlers of Catan 1999 became Speelgoed van het Jaar, 999 Games also became internationally known. In 2001, the publisher released its first children's game and Michael Bruinsma founded the game publisher Phalanx Games for more sophisticated games. Spellenspektakel became an independent company in 2003 and was sold in 2007. Today 30 people work at 999 Games and Phalanx Games.

Notable games

Game of the year

  • Die Macher (1986)
  • Elfenland (1998)
  • The Settlers of Catan (1999)
  • Carcassonne – The City (2005)

Dutch game of the year

  • Machiavelli (2001)
  • Agricola (2009)
  • Power Grid (2010)
  • Hansa Teutonica (2011)
  • Lancaster (2012)

Dutch game of the year (expert game)

  • Marco Polo (2016)

External Links

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/999_Games Wikipedia (Dutch)

http://999games.nl/ 999 Games