Mantic Games, in partnership with Dark Horse Comics, have just launched Hellboy: The Board Game, available now in stores worldwide.
After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, that raised more than $2 million, the retail edition gives a whole new audience the opportunity to recreate the action-packed adventures of Hellboy.
Inspired by Mike Mignola’s visionary Hellboy universe, the game is a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of Hellboy’s most notorious foes. Up to four people take control of iconic B.P.R.D. members – Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and Johann Kraus – before exploring gothic locations, uncovering ancient artifacts and battling against the minions of chaos.
Featuring stunning, pre-assembled plastic miniatures, Mantic Games has worked closely with Mike Mignola to ensure the gaming pieces accurately capture the look and feel of the source material.
What’s more, games designers James M. Hewitt and Sophie Williams from Needy Cat Games have created a tabletop experience that blends tense exploration with spectacular combat.
“Hellboy has a great cast of characters, diverse locations and legendary monsters from the pages of folklore and myth,” said Ronnie Renton, Mantic CEO. “The comics provide a fantastic foundation on which to build an immersive, fun and fast-paced co-operative board game that will let players experience some of their favorite moments from the series.”
• Hellboy: The Board Game is available in stores now For more details on the game, head to www.manticgames.com
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.