James M. Hewitt Announced As Lead Designer For Mantic’s Hellboy: Board Game

January 26, 2018 by brennon

Today it was announced that James M. Hewitt, a lovely chap indeed, of Needy Cat Games, is going to be heading up the Hellboy: Board Game from Mantic as its Lead Designer!

Hellboy Art

Here is what Mantic had to say…

James M. Hewitt - Needy Cat Games

“Mantic Games is pleased to announce that its upcoming Hellboy board game – based on the visionary comic book series by Mike Mignola – will be designed by well-known tabletop games designer James M. Hewitt. With a wealth of high profile titles already under his belt, James will ensure the Hellboy board game lives up to the world-famous source material.”

James now heads up the games design studio Needy Cat Games. In the past, he has developed hugely popular titles, such as DreadBall, Necromunda 2017, Blood Bowl 2016, Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower and Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth.

“We wanted a talented games designer who could create a fun, cooperative board game that incorporates the atmosphere and drama of the comics,” said Ronnie Renton, Mantic Games CEO. “James has a wealth of experience making a diverse range of titles and he’s most certainly the man for the job.”

“This is – forgive the pun – one hell of a license to work with,” added James. “The thought of sinking my teeth into the BPRD’s adventures and reimagining them for the tabletop… well, that sounds more fun than a monkey with a gun. This is a great chance to make a narrative-led game that mixes big, loud action with a wry sense of humour. I can’t wait!””

This also meant that we got to learn a bit more about what the game will all be about as well.

“The Hellboy board game will be a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic BPRD members, such as Hellboy, Abe Sapien and Liz Sherman, before exploring gothic locations and uncovering ancient artefacts.”

The Kickstarter for the project will be coming April 2018 so you’ve got some time to prepare for this one.

Are you enticed by the idea of the Hellboy: Board Game?

""This is – forgive the pun - one hell of a license to work with,” added James..."