Dear Hammer Films, I Need To Talk To You About Boardgames.

Hammer Horror Board Game / Tabletop Game anyone?

Yes, boardgames. But we are not talking Monopoly, Cluedo or similar (though I am sure that if you made Hammer Horror Dracula Cluedo you would sell some).

Hammer Horror Forbidden Terrortory
Hammer Horror Forbidden Terrortory – From BoardGameGeek

You have done this in the past with Hammer Horror Forbidden Terrortory over a decade ago.

Players try and rescue a Victim whilst trying to destroy Dracula before he gets uber strong. Players need to collect protection to avoid the ghouls dotted around the Count’s lair. Players get five days to complete this task. But beware one bite from a vampire makes you a vampire too!

Forbidden Terrortory is hardly buzzing on BoardGamesGeek (possibly the worlds largest table top gaming community) with no comments, star ratings and just 16 people claiming to own the game, compared with the likes of Fury Of Dracula, third edition which has over 12,000 claiming to own, hundreds of comments on discussion threads.

UK Based Tabletop gaming projects raised a whopping £1.25m over 3 months in 2016/2017. Over £20m from over 300 project worldwide in this time.

There is a market for modern table top games and at we would love to see a Hammer Horror based game. While the horror board game market is buoyant, for example the Zombicide Games the latest of which raised over $5million being backed by over 27,000 people. Definitly the table top games market is seeing another golden age, fueled by Kickstarters and several distinct modern game types, from the miniature based skirmish games, the ‘American’ board games (usually theme heavy with dice, cards, miniatures and strategic objectives) to the very popular Euro game types (Abstract strategy games Catan, Ticket to Ride, etc).

So what am I getting at, well I believe that the time is right for Hammer to look at having a piece of this lucrative market, but I would suggest that they look at a title away from the obvious miniatures based, high quality plastic 28mm Hammer characters and go with something focused on playability and the history of Hammer Films.

I would love to see a resource based Euro Game, in the vein of Agricola or Stone Age, where the players take on the role of Hammer Movie producers looking to build Movies over a series of rounds. Resources would include location, budget, actors, directors etc. I would be a great celebration of the history of the game and the industry of previous decades, as well as having the playability of and broader appeal of the Euro Game style.

The beauty of Kickstarter is that funds can be raised before production of the game, taking a good chunk of the risk out of producing the game.

Personally I would love to speak to someone at hammer further and possibly introduce them to people in the gaming industry. I would love to think that with the meeting of great minds, sometime next year, I could be backer number one for a Kickstarter for a Hammer Universe Euro Game.


Additions to the Creative Crew Round-Out an All Star Development Team

Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, is thrilled to announce today the highly anticipated Star Trek Adventures Roleplaying Game, the first official Star Trek RPG in more than a decade, is now available on for pre-order. The game will release around Gen Con in August 2017 and will be available in friendly local game shops in September.

Along with the game, fans will have their choice of a variety of limited edition and collectible options and accessories, including:f08c370a-b7c8-4325-a0cd-d087f2f51e4c

  • “1701-D” Collectible Core Rulebook, featuring a rendered piece of art of the saucer section of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D on the cover
  • “Away Team” Standard Edition Core Rulebook
  • Four sets of miniatures including The Original Series crew, Star Trek: The Next Generation crew, Klingon and Romulan sets
  • Giant “Starfleet” Edition Gamesmaster Screen
  • Q-Workshop custom dice in three colors – “Command Red,” “Operations Gold” and “Sciences Blue”
  • Starfleet Geomorphic Deck tiles to recreate scenes onboard ships or starbases

Fans who want to collect them all, and more, will covet the Limited Edition Borg Cube Boxed Set, which features the 1701-D edition of the Star Trek Adventures Core Rulebook, the four sets of miniatures, the three dice sets, exclusive giant “Borg” Edition Gamesmaster Screen, a poster map of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, Momentum and Threat game tokens, a pad of character sheets and a foam tray for storage of the miniatures. The Limited Edition Borg Cube has an approximate SRP of $500.

“…The coolest box in the history of gaming…” Geek & Sundry

b68be8b6-e7fc-4869-9bf9-1cfb507ba527Modiphius has also outlined a series of forthcoming game supplements, including the Beta Quadrant, the first in a series of sourcebooks for each galactic quadrant, set for release Q1 of 2018 and three division guides: command, operations and sciences, which will give players more options for their characters and more information about how these divisions operate within Starfleet. The Command Division supplement will release in late 2017 and will unveil a slew of new starships for players to crew.

Star Trek Adventures will use the Modiphius 2d20 game system (Mutant Chronicles, Infinity, Conan, John Carter of Mars) designed by Jay Little (Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, X-Wing Miniatures Game). Modiphius is also sculpting an accompanying Star Trek miniature figure line, the first to be produced in 17 years. Resin 32mm-heroic scale hobby figures will feature classic Star Trek characters and crews, boarding parties and away teams. Geomorphic tile maps of burning Federation ships, mysterious colonies and embattled Klingon cruisers will set the scene for dramatic new voyages on the Final Frontier.

Under license by CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek Adventures is slated for a Summer 2017 release and the playtest crews will be listed in the Star Trek Adventures book manifest.

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Fallout: Wasteland Warfare – Tabletop Game Based on Videogame Series

fo-promo-sole-survivor-male-dogmeat-no-background-black-text-low-res_1_origFrom Modiphius Entertainment the publisher of Tabletop Games based on Star Trek, Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars is thrilled to announce today that Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, the first tabletop miniatures game based on the Fallout universe, is currently in development and is set to release November 2017.

In Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players will build their own crew from a wide range of factions, allies and iconic characters from the Fallout series, and play in apocalyptic table top Skirmish games with upto 30 high quality 32mm scale resin miniatures through a huge variety of iconic scenery and settlement buildings, from the Red Rocket to Sanctuary Hills, Nuka- Cola vending machines and wrecked vehicles. Settlements will include buildings, defenses and resources that impact the crew’s army list and abilities in the wasteland.

fo-promo-supermutant-aviator-no-background-black-text-low-res_origFallout: Wasteland Warfare will include an entire narrative campaign arc as well as unique random missions with narrative-style objectives, and Crew Caps recovered in missions can be used to improve the crew’s perks, weapons, gear, and upgrades for the next encounter. In either Player vs. Player, or Tournament mode, players will try to survive the tabletop wasteland.

The game will also come with a customizable solo-play AI deck to control enemies that play to their strengths and replicate a faction’s tactics while attempting a narrative mission or perfecting settlement-building strategy. Players can also team up with a friend to defend a larger settlement or explore narrative missions in cooperative games against AI forces or the post-apocalyptic dangers of the wasteland.

fo-promo-t60-paladin-no-background-black-text-low-res_orig“Like many I’ve been experiencing the wasteland for years through the different Fallout video games and always wanted to recreate the skirmishes and bigger battles on the tabletop,” says Chris Birch, publisher, Modiphius Entertainment.

Organized Play packs will be available at launch to retail stores, organizers and gaming groups.

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare will be available for pre-order in the summer.

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ATARI Tabletop Games Coming!

Some of the Greatest Games of All Time Get New Life as a Tabletop Game Series

Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and IDW Games, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to produce a line of tabletop games based on several classic Atari videogame titles. Centipede®, Asteroids®, and Missile Command® are all headed to the tabletop by way of Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter, and his hand-picked crew of up-and-coming co-developers.

Set to capture the feel of these classic titles, the Atari line of board games are fun, intense and fast-paced. While each game in the series will play differently from the others, they will all have you nostalgic for the days of being hunched over a CRT in a dark arcade with your eyes on the prize: top of the high-score chart.

“Atari is one of the hallmarks of our generation,” says Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development. “We’re honored with the opportunity to be able to bring the Atari classic archive to the tabletop.”

“IDW Games has a fantastic history of bringing licensed products to market, and we’re thrilled to work out a partnership and see our classic games on the tabletop,” says Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari.

The Atari series of games will launch with Centipede in the Fall of 2017 with future titles releasing intermittently shortly after.

Terminator 2 Board Game First Images Of Miniatures

Terminator Boardgame Box

Terminator Boardgame Box
Terminator Boardgame Box
Space Goat Productions announced today that the Kickstarter campaign for The Terminator™: The Official Board Game will go live on February 15th. They have partnered with Lynnvander Studios for game design.

“Terminator isn’t just pop culture; it’s culture,” said Publisher Shon Bury. “It’s immense,” he continued. “To do a property of this magnitude, so hot on the heels of our Evil Dead 2 board game Kickstarter, we had to bring in the best help we could find. There is no better help than the guys who made the Buffy game, Lynnvander.”

Branching into board game design from production in the film industry, Lynnvander enters 2017 with The Terminator™, Galaxy Quest, Dragon Ball Z, and Cowboy Bebop. “We’re especially excited for Terminator because of the fan base and the unique game we’ve designed with Space Goat,” commented designer Thomas Gofton. “They’re a creative and experience-driven, good-hearted company. That fits Lynnvander’s Canadian motto.”

The Terminator™: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards, one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all the forces of the Skynet machines: Hunter Killer flying machines, Terminator Endoskeletons, and new robots based on the classic 80’s aesthetic. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising.

The Kickstarter campaign will feature The Termination Box, a box of accessories and miniatures for the game that will be available for a discount only during the Kickstarter campaign. For more information on the Kickstarter and to sign up for email updates, visit

Confession Time. Have made my First Games Workshop Purchase in Over 20 Years.

Games Workshop Logo

Games Workshop Logo
Games Workshop Logo
I have really surprised myself. I have made my First Games Workshop Purchase in Over 20 Years. I used to love their output when I was 15. Mainly a player of Warhammer Fantasy Battle I have now been drifting back into their web due to a rerelease of a much in demand game from Games Workshops old catalogue.

Now. Many people may have commented that Games Workshop have let slip a few things in recent times. Age Of Sigmar didn’t quite gel with me. Reinventing a staple wargame world upset a lot of people. Personally I have drifted back to Miniature based boardgames (Like Zombicide) or Skirmish scale games. I would love to run epic 6 or 7 hour miniature games though as many things now it all comes back to time and space.

Yes, you have probably guessed the game already, but it is the 2016 re launch of Blood Bowl!

If you do not know Blood Bowl is essentially an American Football miniatures/boardgame with Orcs, Dwarves and your usual Fantasy trappings.

Why this? Why now?

I have been getting back into the Tabletop Gaming scene over the last 2 years or so, mainly due to professional reasons, but also rekindling a love that never really died. I just stopped playing games of this nature after University (Jobs, Children etc).

Though I remember Blood Bowl from the early 1990s I never played it. Too much like sport.

When the rerelease was announced last year it created a HUGE buzz in the gaming community. Games Workshop were going ‘old school’. They were listening to what the community really wanted instead of going for what seemed to make commercial sense. But the main thing is that the did NOT TINKER too much with the rule set.

The other great thing they did was keep it accessible for new gamers (slot together miniatures in coloured plastic so didn’t NEED to be painted).

The initial release was just the core set (with Pitch, templates, dice and 2 teams human vs orcs). I may do an unboxing soon.

I must admit the purchase was considered for a long time. I joined the FLGS’s Blood Bowl league and borrowed an Orc team. I lost my first few games, as was to be expected, but as I got to learn abilities and the rules I have now drawn a game and even won a couple!

The box itself is excellent value, with 24 games workshop miniatures I expected the price to be a lot higher. As you expect to pay around £20 for 5 plastic figures in recent times I was expecting it to be an £80-£90 game easily. But the box has an RRP of just £65 and most places offer a discount.

Get involved with Blood Bowl, visit your local FLGS or Games Workshop / Warhammer store to have a go.

There are a number of places offering online deals. Check out the usual places like Amazon and Element Games. BUT first always think it can be better to spend an extra couple of pounds with your local store (that would offer gaming space, advice etc) and support them.

BloodBowl - Click to buy game.
BloodBowl – Click to buy game.

Warlord Games Have 2000AD Miniatures Licence

Warlord Games Plan A Strontium Dog Game
Warlord Games Plan A Strontium Dog Game

Warlord Games is to produce a new line of miniatures and games based on the legendary British comic book, 2000 AD.

The worldwide licence covers miniatures games, scenery and collectable miniatures sets based on series and characters from weekly comic, which is the home of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Nemesis the Warlock, and a whole galaxy of characters from over 40 years.

Game development and designs are in the very early stages but initial plans are for a game based on the world of Strontium Dog, the popular futuristic Wild West-style series where mutated humans such as Johnny Alpha are forced to become bounty hunters.

Paul Sawyer, Head of Product Design at Warlord Games, says “Many of us at Warlord are ardent 2000 AD fans so the chance to take on a licence to work with the stories we grew up with and continue to avidly enjoy was something of a dream come true. We have many ideas to bring the wonderful stories from our favourite strips – old and new – to the tabletop and work had begun in earnest to do justice (pun intended) to Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Flesh, Slaine, Kingdom and many of their sister strips. If a mere Earthlet might dare to quote The Mighty Tharg, this is going to be scrotnig!”.

Keith Richardson, licensing manager for 2000 AD, said: “Knowing how many of the Warlord staff are fans of 2000 AD and seeing the wonderful craftsmanship in their work has me really excited. Together I’m positive that we will produce some truly zarjaz games!”

Warlord Games is a leading light in the tabletop miniature games industry. Warlord is currently developing games and miniatures for Doctor Who through licence from the BBC and has its own science fiction game written by legendary games developer, Rick Priestley – Beyond the Gates of Antares. Warlord has many game systems based on military history – from the award-winning World War II game produced in conjunction with Osprey Publishing – Bolt Action, to its massed battle games – Hail Caesar, Pike & Shotte and Black Powder.

2000 AD is the legendary weekly British anthology comic and home of Judge Dredd, as well as a galaxy of original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action stars. As well as producing innovative and provocative comics for almost 40 years, it has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge.

New Terminator Board Game

Terminator Boardgame Box
Terminator Boardgame Box
Terminator Boardgame Box

Board Games have been a HUGE thing over the last few years, with millions taking up dice and cards instead of game console controller.

Classic titles have been re worked, and movie licences are now being mined.

Space Goat Productions have already launched a very sucessful Kickstarter for their Evil Dead 2 Board Game, and have now turned their sight to another 1980s movie title, THE TERMINATOR!

William Wisher, one of the screenwriters of the original 1984 film, has been brought on as a story consultant. “I’m very excited to be consulting with the creative team at Space Goat to bring The Terminator™ board game to life!” said William Wisher. “I’ve missed my old friends Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese, and the T-800. It will be fun to spend time with them again!”

“We’re bringing 1984 back. The only movie we care about is the original. We love retro. We want to explore the beginning.” Space Goat President Shon Bury said. “Which is why for this game, we’re focusing on what hardcore Terminator fans love about the original movie.”

The board game is currently under production. The Terminator™: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards – one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all the forces of the machines: Hunter Killer flying machines, Terminator endoskeletons , and new robots based on the classic 80s aesthetic. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising.

“At its robotic heart, The Terminator™ is a raw and intense chase scene,” Evil Dead 2 Board Game Designer Taylor Smith said. “Combine that with a reactive time travel mechanic and you get a super fun mash-up of action and strategy.”

The Terminator: The Official Board Game™ will be launching on Kickstarter in February of 2017.

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Freebooter’s Fate. Marshalla Silvie New Miniature

Freebooter's Fate Logo

I have found a new gaming love, welcome to the world of Freebooter’s Fate.

Freebooter's Fate Logo
Freebooter’s Fate Logo

Freebooter’s Fate is a skirmish tabletop game set in a tropical fantasy world. Most of the action takes place in the harbour city of Longfall / Puerto Alto. The city, originally founded as a trading post of the Imperial Armada, is in a constant state of unrest. Pirates infest the island, wreaking havoc with their nefarious dealings and internal rivalries. Goblins, recently freed from slavery, band together in large numbers and add to the chaos. Behind the scenes, the secret assassins’ organisation of the Brotherhood attempts to push its own agenda of re-establishing their preferred world order. The Amazons have left their native jungle to follow an old prophecy and the mystical Cult is boiling up from every dark nook and cranny to try and grab power for itself with the aid of mighty ghosts from a parallel realm, the so-called loas. Whose side are you gonna be on?

The newest big character, Marshalla Silvie, who is coming out soon for Freebooter’s Fate soon. We have a few preview pics right here for you to enjoy.

Freebooter’s Fate Images © Freebooter Miniatures, used with permission

Freebooter Miniatures official website here

Can be bought at gaming stores like Element Games and The Hobbit Hole.

The Edge: Dawnfall Board Game Kickstarter by Awaken Realms

Awaken Realms are a miniature painting studio, miniatures creators, games creators and publishers. #

They have teamed up with Polish fantasy writer, Krzysztof Piskorski, to create a boardgame immersed in a rich Steampunk Universe.

The miniatures are amazingly detailed and coupled with a pick up and play philosophy for the game itself it looks to be a winning combination.

The World

Find out more by downloading a collection of stories from the world here.

There is also a comic book.

The Edge: Dawnfall Board Game

The Edge: Dawnfall will provide special starting scenarios, so that players will be able to open the game and immediately start playing!



Dynamic skills

While designing skill cards we did not want to go the easy way and put “+x bonus” on them. Instead we designed them to be highly dynamic and story related. Hound pulling sniper on his line of movement? Angel of Death with a final charge from the sky? Brute taunting his enemies? All possible in The Edge!

Campaign mode

The Edge will have also rich campaign story mode, where the game will be played on 2 boards: economic /political map of the world and regular, conflict Board Game for resolving battles. This way, game will play on two levels, just like in Total War computer games series.

Story scenarios

Scenarios will enable you to dive into rich The Edge universe, where you will learn about each factions motivation.They will also force you to take hard decisions with consequences later on in the game.

Asymmetric factions

Each faction from The Edge have different set of units, skill cards and other feel of play. This makes every match up really exciting and you can find a game style that will fit you best.

Large hex system

With large hex system we believe we brought revolution to overall movement and game dynamic. All actions are operated on small hex, but all movement and ranges are considered with Large Hexes (7 small hexes). This way, it is very easy to move around and flow of the game on big board is amazing!

Size DOES matter

The Edge comes with really BIG miniatures and we want you to feel their power and presence. Big units can push over smaller units out of their positions and this gives the game additional dimension.

Game is growing

Gameplay is focused on gathering crystals that will be added to your mana pool. They are constant source of power for your skills. Players are growing in power turn by turn and game is more tense with time.

Build your army and your deck

You will be able to build your army and deck of skills. Thousands of possibilities limited only by your imagination!

Mutant Chronicles Siege of the Citadel Boardgame

The Mutant Chronicles Siege of the Citadel Boardgame was first seen in the 1990s this new edition is bringing together an A-List design team (including Eric M Lang & Kevin Wilson) who are updating and balancing not only the rules, but also the new miniatures and tiles.

Originally published by Pressman Toys in the 1990s, the Siege of the Citadel boardgame was one of the first of its kind to offer features such as co-operative play, character development and the rotation of the Dark Legion player. Conceived by Sweden’s gaming powerhouse Target Games, Siege of the Citadel Boardgame had television advertising in the US and hundreds of gamers still own much loved copies across the world.

Pressman Toys original 1990s Siege of the Citadel Boardgame
Pressman Toys original 1990s Siege of the Citadel Boardgame

The game is set in the Mutant Chronicles universe, which now includes the DoomTrooper collectible card game, three boardgames, a SNES and Mega Drive games, Comic Book miniseries and graphic novel from Acclaim Comics, the massive Warzone miniatures game, the Mutant Chronicles 1st and 2nd Edition roleplaying games, a Hollywood movie, Fantasy Flight Games’ pre-painted miniature game plus – of course – the rebooted Warzone miniatures game and 3rd edition roleplaying game.

Phew, so the game has prestige.

So what about this new version I started with?

Well the updated game is now on Kickstarter (currently with a further 29 days to go).
You can find out more and back it here.

The new box contents look quite shiny.

Siege of the Citadel Boardgame
Siege of the Citadel Boardgame

40 miniatures tiles, dice and cards, with stretch goals to be announced.

This new version of the game is being produced by Modiphius Games who’s game licences include Star Trek, Thunderbirds, Conan and John Carter, so the game in in good hands.