On this occasion, fiction does exceed reality. And it is one of the most popular Netflix series and most viewed by the public since its launch, Lady’s Gambit, it becomes a board game, an interesting board in which you compete with other players to claim pieces and points. Specifically, Asmodee, a leading company in board game distribution, launches this November what is predicted as one of its successes of the last year.
Queen’s Gambit launches this Friday, in one of the best seasons for board games. The cold, winter afternoons and the desire to have fun make autumn-winter an ideal date for the consumption and sale of board games. These never go out of style and a clear example of this is that, today, editions of all kinds continue to come out that also have an important legion of fans behind. Within this incredible world we can find various themes, one of the most curious, without a doubt, being inspired by series. Some of the most recent are StrangersThinks, Narcos or the popular Cluedo.
Netflix released Lady’s Gambit on October 23, 2020, after four weeks it became the Most viewed miniseries on the platform. Since the pandemic began, the audience for live chess games has skyrocketed. From March to August, the chess audience on Twitch multiplied by 4, reaching 41.2 million hours. As a result of the success of the series, the classic chess sets were sold out in stores last Christmas. The New York Times reported a 125% growth in sales of chess sets. It’s usually a niche audience, but these days there are families, couples, youngsters, seniors, beginners, and people who are getting back to playing.
Daba’s Gambit is a game in which you compete with other players, in each turn you can move “the gambit” or token that allows you to advance in the game. These are piece movements based on the traditional game of chess, but without requiring years of experience in the discipline.
“At Asmodee we like to join in with the fashions, listen to the public and offer new play opportunities for board game lovers. We like to try and play new things, we are convinced of the success of this great edition that will not leave anyone indifferent “, says Rocío Martínez, Marketing Director of the company.