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Modiphius Announcement


Press Release


The Next Step Trading (t/a

9 Collins Road, Hurlyvale, Edenvale, 1609

South Africa


13 April, 2015


For Immediate Release


London-based Modiphius Entertainment announce today a distribution-partnership with The Next Step Trading (trading as, to exclusively distribute Modiphius Entertainment’s full range of roleplaying games, card games, miniature games and board games into the South African market. This agreement covers all current games, including Achtung! Cthulhu; Mutant: Year Zero; Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks; and Mindjammer as well as forthcoming products like Infinity, the Roleplaying Game, Dust Adventures, Conan RPG and the hotly anticipated Thunderbirds Co-operative Boardgame designed by Matt Leacock.

“We consider to be the perfect partner to add more energy to the distribution ofall of our games into the South African market”, said Chris Birch, Head of Publishing for Modiphius Entertainment. “We are looking forward to a long-term partnership with for our all our upcoming products and are especially excited about the potential for Matt Leacock’s wonderful Co-operative boardgame based on the classic TV series: Thunderbirds”.

“Here at we are always looking for exciting partnerships and the Modiphius Entertainment relationship is perfect for us! We are thrilled to be working with them are particularly excited about the launch of the Thunderbirds game”, said Fabio Salvador, Chief Kid at

About Modiphius Entertainment

Modiphius is a British entertainment publisher partnering with creative talent to develop unique creative properties and is the brainchild of gaming entrepreneur Chris Birch who founded the business in 2012 before launching the successful Achtung! Cthulhu RPG Kickstarter in early 2013. A second Kickstarter for the licensed Mutant Chronicles RPG in 2014 was just as successful. Since then new products and exciting licences have followed in rapid succession: DUST Adventures RPG based on Paolo Parente’s DUST universe, the official Infinity RPG, Thunderbirds Co-operative boardgame designed by Matt Leacock, and the recently announced Conan RPG. Modiphius has a very busy production schedule with lots of exciting releases throughout 2015 and beyond. 

Press-contact: chris @ 

About The Next Step Trading (trading as

The Next Step Trading is a leading distributor of hobby board games in South Africa.

Founded in 2004, the company’s mission is to bring the best and most highly regarded board games from around the world to the South African public.

Supplying a network of over 90 retail outlets countrywide, as well as several online stores, the company continues to promote the notion of bringing friends and family together to play board games. It achieves this through strong retail partnerships and continuous marketing, promotions, tournaments, exhibitions, and social media activity.

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