Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC (often referred to as WotC /ˈwɒtˌs/ or simply Wizards) is an American publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes, and formerly an operator of retail stores for games. It is currently a subsidiary of Hasbro,[1][2] which acquired the company in 1999.[3] During a February 2021 reorganization at Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast became the lead part of the new "Wizards & Digital" division.[4][5]

Wizards of the Coast LLC
FormerlyWizards of the Coast, Inc.
Founded1990; 33 years ago (1990)
FounderPeter Adkison
United States
47°27′52″N 122°13′18″W
Key people
  • Cynthia Williams
  • Tim Fields
    (VP, General Manager)
  • David Schwartz
    (VP, Digital Publishing)
  • Timothy O'Hara
    (SVP, Finance and Operations)
Number of employees
1,000+ (2020)
ParentHasbro (1999–present)
SubsidiariesSee § Studios

Originally a role-playing game publisher, the company originated and popularized the collectible card game genre with Magic: The Gathering in the mid-1990s. It also acquired the popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game by buying TSR and increased its success by publishing the licensed Pokémon Trading Card Game. The company's corporate headquarters are located in Renton, Washington, part of the Seattle metropolitan area.[6][7]

Wizards of the Coast publishes role-playing games, board games, and collectible card games. They have received numerous awards, including several Origins Awards. The company also produced sports cards sets, releasing series for association football, baseball, basketball and American football.

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