FX Schmid

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FX Schmid

legal form GmbH & Co. KG
founding 1860
resolution 1996
Seat Prien am Chiemsee
Number of employees about 300
sales 67 million DM (1995)
Branch publishing company

FX Schmid was an important German publisher for playing cards (traditional card games and quartets ), board games and puzzles until 1996 . He was considered one of the major European manufacturers. In 1995 the turnover was 67 million DM and there were around 250 employees.

The publishing house has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ravensburger AG since 1996 . The FX Schmid brand is used today in the field of children's books and playing cards from Ravensburger.


The German entrepreneur Franz Xaver Schmid founded the publishing house in Munich in 1860, which produced toys and cards. The company was then run in 1915 as the United Munich Playing Card Factories . During the Second World War , the company relocated its headquarters to Prien am Chiemsee . It was there in 1955 that the manufacture and production of board games and puzzles began. In 1977 the site was expanded. There was a branch in the United States.

In 1991 the FX Schmid playing card program was integrated into the production of the Altenburg playing card factory in Thuringia. The Altenburg playing card factory was thus involved in market cultivation. In 1996 the publishing house got into economic difficulties and in 1997 merged with Ravensburger. There, under the name FX , an attempt was made to establish its own image as “games for young adults”. In 2000, the game series was then discontinued in the wake of the decline in sales on the game market. The FX Schmid label has been used by Ravensburger for children's books since around 2002.

Successful games (selection)

The publishing house FX Schmid achieved success with numerous games on the German-speaking and international games market:

In addition, the games were set! , Schraumeln , phase 10 , quarto! , Horse trading , Such a thing and many others published.

Individual evidence

  1. FX Schmid at spielphase.de
  2. FX Schmid ( Memento of the original from September 2, 2005 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. at spielarchiv.de @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.spielarchiv.de
  3. FX Schmid at buchpreis24.de

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