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3 August 2015
Gale Force Nine to Produce Star Trek™ Hobby Boardgame Series
“Space. The Final Frontier.”
– Captain James T. Kirk
For fifty years, in television, film, books and games, Star Trek has explored strange new worlds and sought new life and new civilizations. Now, Gale Force Nine will boldly go where no one has gone before with a compelling series of hobby boardgames that span the galaxy and beyond.
Under license by CBS Consumer Products, this new series of hobby board games will launch during the summer of 2016. Gale Force Nine will be releasing more details about its vision for the Star Trek hobby board game in the coming months.
“We are both humbled and excited to add to the legacy of Star Trek,” said John-Paul Brisigotti, CEO of the Battlefront Group. “Building on the great history and depth of Star Trek, the team at Gale Force Nine are creating a compelling game system that will explore all corners of the universe and bring gamers and fans alike into the world of Star Trek like nothing that’s come before.”
Learn more at startrek.gf9games.com and follow the game’s development at www.facebook.com/galeforcenine
STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
22 July 2015
Gale Force Nine at Gen Con 2015
Gale Force Nine is counting down to the start of the biggest gaming convention in the world, Gen Con 2015! Gale Force Nine will be in booth 729 and we’ll be bringing with us our full collection of GF9 boardgames and D&D accessories. You’ll also be able to demo some our latest boardgames at our booth, including the cutthroat Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, the suspenseful Homeland: The Game and our newest title, hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia and weighing in at 4 pounds, the new Gen Con champion, WWE Superstar Showdown!
The Champ is Here!
GF9’s newest boardgame, WWE Superstar Showdown slams into Gen Con, weeks before its official debut! Come by our booth and play a quick demo of the game or join us in the Event Hall H to play a full bone-crunching match! Control some of your favorite WWE Superstars such as the Apex Predator, Randy Orton, or dynamic Submission Specialist, Daniel Bryan and confront your rivals in the ring. A limited number of copies of WWE Superstar Showdown will be available for sale at Gen Con!
You Can’t Take the Sky From Me!
Both of our new Coachworks Game Boosters, the Esmeralda and the Jetwash will be on sale at Gen Con, so if you haven’t had a chance to fly these new Series IV Firefly ships in the game yet, pick them up at the show!
We’re following up our collection of Customizable Ship Models with a new set debuting this year at Gen Con! In Customizable Ship Set II you find high-detail resin versions of the S.S Walden and Jubal Early’s Interceptor from Firefly: The Game – Pirates & Bounty Hunters, two Series IV Firefly ships from our newest Coachworks Game Boosters and the Operative’s Corvette, a new Alliance ship debuting in Firefly: The Game – Kalidasa. These ships are perfect for gamers who want to ‘bling out their games’ with impressive paint jobs or just for fans of the show!
Also debuting at the show will be Firefly: The Game – Whole Damn ‘Verse play mat. This 50” x 20” playmat combines the game boards from Firefly: The Game, and both the Blue Sun and Kalidasa expansions onto one convenient play surface. The Whole Damn ‘Verse game mat will be available in stores later this year but you’ll be able to get a copy now at Gen Con!
Look at the Size of That Thing!
GF9 will have our full collection of space-themed Game Mats and terrain accessories at the show including the debut of our two new epic-sized 3’ x 6’ Space Mats. Take your favorite space battle games to the next level with these colorful, durable surfaces and add dynamic looking terrain to your space lanes with our Asteroids and Space Station Lasers sets.
A Gathering of Elemental Evil!
GF9 will have our full line of D&D game accessories and Collector’s Series Miniatures at the show. Pick up our popular Spellbook Cards sets, including our newest Elemental spell set to quickly reference your character’s spells while playing.
We’ll also have our full collection of D&D Collector’s Series Miniatures at the show. These beautiful, hand-cast resin model kits are great for players, modelers and collectors. We’ll have the evil Elemental Prophets from the latest D&D Adventure, Princes of the Apocalypse, as well as our mighty elemental myrmidons! Our massive Adult Red Dragon model will also be at the show and we’ll have a limited number of new miniature sets for sale which will be available later this year. The iconic heroes of the D&D Neverwinter MMO are immortalized in our new set, The Heroes of Neverwinter. These heroes stand ready to take on our newest monstrous model, a fearsome Dracolich!
Don’t forget, GF9 will also be hosting full-length games of all our boardgames in Event Hall H. Get your tickets now to play your favorite GF9 games with your friends!
We’ve dodged Reavers and bluffed the Alliance, finally confirming today that we will have a limited number of copies of the forthcoming Firefly expansion, Firefly: The Game – Kalidasa for sale at Gen Con! These are the very first printed copies of the game and this is your chance to get a copy months ahead its general release! Venture out to the Rim looking for new work and new adventures, but beware the long arm of the Alliance, the relentless Operative knows no bounds!
All of our product will be sold on a first come first serve basis and preview quantities are limited. We hope we’ve brought enough for everyone but just in case, make sure Booth 729 is your first stop!
Well see you in Indianapolis July 29 – August 2 for Gen Con 2015
22 May 2015
Gale Force Nine Gen Con Events
Gale Force Nine hosted events are live on the Gen Con 2015 website! For attendees at Gen Con, GF9 is hosting games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Space is limited, so be sure to sign up to play your favorite game!
WWE Superstar Showdown - Play as some of your favorite WWE Superstars and rule the ring through exciting card play and heart-pounding miniature combat! Featuring Six of WWE’s Greatest Superstars: Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Big Show, Randy Orton and Big E! GF9’s newest boardgame will be available at the show! Each game session lasts one hour.
Spartacus: The Shadow of Death - Control a noble house & scheme your way to victory as your gladiators battle in the arena for honor & glory. This event will use all the components from Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, Spartacus: The Serpents and the Wolf and the newest expansion, Spartacus: The Shadow of Death. Each game session lasts two hours.
Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem - Direct the criminal activities of your outlaw motorcycle club in a bid to control the town, raise the most cash, & eliminate the competition. This event will use all the components from Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem as well as the two Club Expansions, the Grim Bastards and the Calaveras. Each game session lasts two hours.
Homeland: The Game - Assume the role of a CIA analyst, directing agency resources to combat the rising tide of global terrorism with your fellow agent; but trust no one - not everyone is what they seem! Each game session lasts two hours.
Firefly: The Game – Kalidasa Preview - Take off to a new section of the 'Verse and face new threats while on new adventures as the captain of your own Firefly transport. This event will use all the components from Firefly: The Game, along with our newest additions to the game, Firefly: The Game - Kalidasa (Coming Soon). Each game session lasts two hours. SOLD OUT!
Get your tickets now and join in on the fun!
Sign Up for Gen Con Events Here
Also, Gale Force Nine is looking for volunteers to help run these games in the Events Hall at Gen Con 2015. If you would like to assist us running events and teach attendees how to play our games for two or three days; we’d be grateful for your help. We are looking for volunteers who are excited about teaching all of our games to others!
All of our volunteers will receive admission to Gen Con as well as a host of great GF9 Games in exchange for your help.
If you are interested in helping, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com with your contact info and we’ll be in touch!
22 May 2015
Stock Arrives in UK and US offices
We are excited to tell you that our US and UK warehouses just received the reprint of the D&D Spellbook Cards decks, as well as the new board game expansions Spartacus: The Shadow of Death and Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem - Calaveras Club Expansion. Those who have pre-ordered these items will have their orders processed and sent out as soon as possible.
4 May 2015
Space Mats Big Enough For An Armada Of Ships
A 3' by 3' Space Mat is perfect for small engagements between squadrons of fighters but if you want lead entire fleets to battle, the GF9 Epic Gaming Mats series is what you are looking for.
These 6' by 3' mats are large enough to cover a table and are perfect for any sort of space combat. Due for release in late June you can pre-order you mat now at your local gaming store, or via the GF9 webstore.
View the range of GF9 Space Gaming Mats and Accessories here...
Frozen Star System Space Mat
Crimson Gas Giant Space Mat
|27 February 2015 |
Something Huge Is Coming
I can feel it in the wind, I can taste it in the water, something is coming... Something big, something terrifyingly huge. I have heard the sounds of its massive wings in my dreams, I have felt the heat of it’s fiery breath graze my mind’s eye, and so I have come to you Sire, with my urgent warning "The red dragon is coming!"
Check out some preview photos here...
|26 February 2015 |
GF9 Hobby Project Spotlights
Add some more detail to the GF9 Gothic Ruins terrain. Gamer Goggles talk us through adding some weeds, dirt and some fall leaves to add colour and some more interest to these already amazing terrain pieces.
|23 January 2015 |
Homeland: The Game in stores February 2015
|Homeland: The Game is a semi-cooperative game of intrigue, deception and hidden agendas based on the hit series on Showtime. Players assume the roles of CIA analysts, directing agency resources to combat the rising tide of global terrorism. Be warned, not everyone is what they seem. Stay alert, be vigilant, and trust no one. |
|Stay Alert! New threats are constant. Every card played matters. Any action could be the difference between stability and catastrophe. |
Be Vigilant! Use every tool at your disposal to stop impending threats. Deploy Special Forces, insert Field Agents and recruit key Assets to neutralize the imminent dangers and keep the nation safe.
Trust No One. Not everyone is what they seem. All players are working towards their own agendas. Watch your rivals’ actions carefully to try to decipher who is working against you. Any player might be a Terrorist Mole!
Will your actions tip the balance towards national security or global chaos?
|Homeland: The Game will be in stores in February. |
In the coming weeks we’ll be taking an in depth look at the latest boardgame from Gale Force Nine. We’ll delve into the game’s mechanics and components on our website while each week we’ll spotlight a valuable asset, including your favorite characters from the show, on our Facebook page.
|16 December 2014 |
GF9 Hobby Project Spotlights
Winter is coming to your tabletop. Gale Force Nine Sculptor & Designer Lizzie Willick is back with a new Hobby Project! Lizzie shows you to easily add snow and ice effects to your terrain. Following her simple tips, you can create an entire winter wonderland on your tabletop battlefield! Check out her step-by-step instructions to painting and customizing your own terrain sets in the newest Gale Force Nine Hobby Project Spotlight. Each Hobby Project Spotlight will show you some tips and tricks to personalize and embellish your Battlefield in a Box terrain!
20 November 2014
WizKids and Gale Force Nine Unveil X-Men: Mutant Revolution
Lead a mutant school and battle for control of the world
Hillside, NJ — November 20, 2014 — Expanding upon the successes of Marvel Comics-themed games like Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men and Marvel HeroClix, WizKids today announced a partnership with game creator Gale Force Nine to publish X-Men: Mutant Revolution in March 2015.
Based on Gale Force Nine’s popular Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery tabletop game, X-Men: Mutant Revolution will allow you to play as classic X-Men characters, including Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, or Storm, as each leads a different school with unique powers and abilities. 2-4 players can take part in the mutant action, each recruiting heroes and students to their school, then training teams and sending them on missions to spread their school’s vision for mutants to the world.
“When we played Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery we were impressed with the ‘fun first’ approach inherent to the game engine,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “Our goal with X-Men: Mutant Revolution was to bring that fun-first experience to a new audience by using a top shelf IP coupled with our Combat Dial technology – the HeroClix dial – which simplifies record-keeping and streamlines gameplay.”
“Given our long-term relationship, this agreement was a great way to see the core mechanics from one of our games used for a different setting,” said John-Paul Brisigotti, CEO of the Battlefront Group, which includes Gale Force Nine. “The fit with the Marvel Universe is a good one and we look forward to seeing the material adapted in X-Men: Mutant Revolution.”
In the aftermath of the Phoenix event, new mutants are appearing all over the Earth. Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, and Storm each have a vision for the future, but will they unite humans with mutants or will they tear the world apart?
X-Men: Mutant Revolution Features:
- Play as Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, or Storm as they lead their school with unique powers and abilities. Recruit heroes and students. Train your team. Send them on missions to spread your vision for mutants to the world.
- 2-4 players battle head-to-head for the future of mutantkind as leaders of the mutant schools.
- Based on the bestselling “Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery” from Gale Force Nine.
- Includes four (4) pre-painted character miniatures and bidding dials featuring the Combat Dial® (HeroClix) technology.
WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the most successful collectible miniatures game on the market today, with over 400 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors, as well as the innovative Connect with Pieces puzzle building game platform. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.
About Gale Force Nine
Gale Force Nine, LLC. (GF9) is a game company focused on making thematic, engaging games and premium gaming accessories. In addition to creating the highly acclaimed boards games Spartacus, Firefly and Sons of Anarchy, GF9 produces accessories, miniatures and terrain for use with Dungeons & Dragons, Flames of War and many other popular miniature games. Started in 1998, GF9 is located in Earlysville, Virginia. Gale Force Nine is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Battlefront Group. Visit www.gf9.com for more information.
|12 November 2014 |
GF9 Hobby Project Spotlights
Gale Force Nine Sculptor Lizzie Willick is back with a new Hobby Project! Lizzie shows you a how a simple paint job can change a set of slate grey Rocky Outcrops to otherworldly Martian Rocks. Check out her step-by-step tips to painting and customizing your own terrain sets in the newest Gale Force Nine Hobby Project Spotlights. Each Hobby Project Spotlight will show you some tips and tricks to personalize and embellished your Battlefield in a Box terrain!
|17 October 2014 |
GF9 Announces Homeland: The Game
Gale Force Nine is proud to official announce the forthcoming release of Homeland: The Game, based on the hit series on Showtime!
Homeland: The Game is a semi-cooperative game of intrigue, deception and hidden agendas. Players assume the roles of CIA analysts, directing agency resources to combat the rising tide of global terrorism. Be warned, not everyone is what they seem.
Homeland: The Game draws 3 to 6 players into its web of espionage and paranoia. Homeland: The Game will be globally available in first quarter 2015. As the pressure mounts, will your actions tip the balance towards national security or global chaos?
|10 October 2014 |
GF9 Hobby Project Spotlights
Gale Force Nine Sculptor Lizzie Willick continues customizes a set of Battlefield in a Box Gothic Ruins into a mossy and vine-covered Overgrown Ruin. Check out her step-by-step tips to painting and customizing your own terrain sets in the newest Gale Force Nine Hobby Project Spotlights. Each Hobby Project Spotlight will show you some tips and tricks to personalize and embellished your Battlefield in a Box terrain!
|23 September 2014 |
Firefly: The Game - Blue Sun Expanison Now Avaiable In The Online Store
The latest expansion to Firefly: The Game is now available in the online store. The Blue Sun expansion now allows you to explore the outer reaches of Rim Space.
|View all of the Firefly: The Game releases in the online store here... |
12 September 2014
GF9 Hobby Project Spotlights
Gale Force Nine Sculptor Lizzie Willick customizes a set of Battlefield in a Box Gothic Ruins with a great new paint job. Check out her step-by-step tips to painting your own terrain sets in the first of a series of Gale Force Nine Hobby Project Spotlights. Each Hobby Project Spotlight will show you some tips and tricks to personalize and embellished your Battlefield in a Box terrain!
|22 August 2014 |
Through Gamer Goggles
Matt from 'Through Gamer Goggles' takes a look at the contents of the Battlefield In A Box: Craters box set before demonstrating how easy it is to bring the Battlefield In A Box range to life with some simple dry brushing techniques.
|Box Breaking: Battlefield In A Box - Craters |
|Terrain Tips: Battlefield In A Box - Fallen Monument |
|7 August 2014 |
Gale Force Nine At Gen Con 2014
John-Paul provides a walkthrough of what's in store at Gen Con 2014 for Gale Force Nine.
|6 August 2014 |
D&D 5th Edition Product Preview
John-Paul previews the upcoming D&D products to accompany the release of fifth edition D&D.
|31 January 2014 |
Battlefield in a Box Gothic Sets
|A look at the new selection of Gothic terrain pieces from the Gale Force Nine's Battlefield in a Box range. The Gothic terrain is suitable for all 25mm-30mm sci-fi and steampunk wargames. |
All Battlefield in a Box terrain is fully painted and ready to use straight out of the box.