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‘Pokémon Go’ creator buys hybrid board game company Sensible Object

Rachel England
‘Pokémon Go’ creator buys hybrid board game company Sensible Object

Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go, is up to something -- but exactly what is yet to be revealed. Following a number of AR and game company acquisitions over the last 18 months, Niantic has now purchased London-based Sensible Object, a games developer probably best known for blurring the lines between digital and table-top gaming. Sensible Object's debut offering, Beasts of Balance, saw players immersed in a fantasy world where their physical, stackable creations translated to digital points-scoring.