World Book licensing partnership




World Book, Inc., (, a leading publisher of nonfiction children's book series, core reference, and digital learning platforms, announced today a licensing partnership with Ion Game Design to develop and market a line of board games under the World Book brand. This partnership was brokered by JRL Group, World Book’s exclusive brand licensing agency.

As a leader in education publishing for over 100 years, World Book’s mission continues to focus on developing a collaborative digital learning platform that is backed by editorial excellence, invaluable resources, and effective tools that support personalized teaching and learning—serving over 100 million students across 65+ countries. For more than 100 years, World Book has stood for trust, intelligence, credibility, and expansive knowledge covering almost every subject imaginable. This board games series, powered by World Book’s extensive library of content, will cover such subjects as world history, natural science, and the solar system.

“We are delighted to partner with such an iconic educational brand as World Book,” said Besime Uyanik, CEO, Ion Game Design. “By tapping into their vast library, Ion Game Design will have endless opportunities to create informative, inspiring, and challenging new board games.”

This partnership, among others, is the beginning of a wide array of World Book-branded educational products to be sold online and in stores. “This exciting new licensing program is creating new opportunities to extend our brand name," stated Jean Lin, VP Sales & Marketing, World Book. "We look forward to our partnership with Ion Game Design and to delivering educational products that inspire curious minds everywhere.”