Sophisticated Games is an international board game developer and publishing house, specialising in literary brands. It started up in 1998. The company develops and packages all book-based JRR Tolkien games under license from Middle-earth Enterprises, and has published many titles in this area: Reiner Knizia's Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, the award winning War of the Ring series to name but a few. It has also published, in conjunction with Cubicle 7, a Middle-earth Role Playing Game called The One Ring.
It is well known for the bestselling abstract strategy game Ingenious, designed by Reiner Knizia. Sophisticated Games has published an extensive family of Ingenious-based games including an iPhone, iPad and Android game version.
In conjunction with Kosmos Verlag in Germany, it publishes all board games based on Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge series of novels, most notably The Pillars of the Earth.
Recently published, a First World War board game by Martin Wallace- In Flanders Field, a Lord of the Rings (The Journey to Mordor) dice game by Michael Rieneck, Callisto by Reiner Knizia, Dogfight by Martin Wallace.
Sophisticated Games develops board games in a number of languages, and, with an extensive network of overseas partners, it has a truly international outlook.
The company is based in the Newnham area of Cambridge, UK.