Gale Force Nine Doctor Who Board Game Mock Up

Gale Force Nine, Battlefront and BBC to produce Doctor Who board game

Gale Force Nine Doctor Who Board Game Mock Up
Gale Force Nine Doctor Who Board Game Mock Up

For over fifty years, the Doctor and his companions have taken viewers on a journey into the unknown in Doctor Who. Now, US company Gale Force Nine is partnering with BBC Worldwide North America to bring the Time Lord’s adventures to life in a new series of hobby board games based on the legendary sci-fi television show.

“We are very excited to be able to immerse ourselves into this iconic material and make the game for a show that has shaped generations of viewers,” said John-Paul Brisigotti, CEO of the Battlefront Group, whose Gale Force Nine company also make games based on Dungeons & Dragons and the TV show Firefly. “Having a serious love of the property is how we make our games, and the Whovians in our design teams are creating something truly unique with this new series.”

“We have seen the effort and creativity that Gale Force Nine has put into its other properties. Doctor Who fans are in for a treat with this new hobby board game series,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP Film, Home Entertainment, and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America.

• Gale Force Nine will be releasing more details about the game in the coming months. You will be able to learn more at doctorwho.gf9games.com (currently a newsletter sign up page) and follow the game’s development at www.facebook.com/galeforcenine

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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