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 over the phone and at various game events in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. In 1991 he organized his own games exchange, Spellenspektakel , in Eindhoven , from which the largest games fair in the Benelux countries developed over the years . From 1993, 999 Games distributed Magic: The Gathering in the Netherlands and 999 Games became a wholesaler. With Serinissima and Formula Dé , the first games were marketed under its own label. In 1998, 999 Games employed six people. When Elfenland in 1998 and The Settlers of Catan in 1999 became Speelgoed van het Jaar , 999 Games became known internationally. In 2001 the publisher brought out its first children's game and Michael Bruinsma founded the game publisher Phalanx Games for more demanding games. Spellenspektakel became an independent company in 2003 and was sold in 2007. Today, 30 people work at 999 Games and Phalanx Games.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Prize winner Speelgoed van het Jaar

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