The fable of the Matagot comes from French folklore that says this extraordinary cat, if captured, brought home and cared for, will reward its caretaker each morning with a Golden Louis (a gold coin) in the trunk where the cat rests.
Matagot Editions was founded in 2005 by Hicham Ayoub Bedran with the publication of the role-playing games Cendres and Te Deum for a Massacre, before embarking on the creation of board games. Soon after Hicham was joined by Arnaud Charpentier. The two partners have very different proficiencies. Hicham originally came from the world of publishing and had already taken on the role of editor, focusing on editorial content, developing and manufacturing. Arnaud, meanwhile, was trained in management and finance. Both shared a passion for gaming.