Cubicle 7

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Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd
Private
Industry Game publisher
Founded 2006[1]
Founder Angus Abranson and Dominic McDowall-Thomas[1]
Headquarters Oxford, United Kingdom
Key people
Dominic McDowall-Thomas, Jon Hodgson, TS Luikart
Products Adventures in Middle-earth, The One Ring Roleplaying Game, Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, Doctor Who: The Card Game, Hobbit Tales
Website http://www.cubicle7.co.uk

Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd is a British games company that creates and publishes tabletop games. Best known for its Doctor Who and Lord of the Rings games, Cubicle 7 offers titles covering a range of licensed and self-developed properties.

History

Angus Abranson and Dave Allsop formed the role-playing company Cubicle 7 with the priority of publishing new material for Allsop's role-playing game SLA Industries, and Abranson brought on his friend Dominic McDowall-Thomas in January 2004 to edit the books, but later in 2004 production ground to a half and Allsop pulled out of Cubicle 7 to pursue other opportunities. In late 2006, Abranson and McDowall-Thomas formed Cubicle 7 Entertainment Limited, with the two of them as partners.[2]:427 In 2006, Cubicle 7 bought British small-press publisher Heresy Games and published a new edition of their role-playing game Victoriana in 2009. The company's first licensed game was Starblazer Adventures.[2]:428 Cubicle 7 then licensed the French game Qin: The Warring States in 2007 and also got the license to produce their 2009 Doctor Who Roleplaying Game.[2]:429 In 2008, Cubicle 7 began partnering with small-press publishers to do the publishing and distribution for them, including Adamant Entertainment, Alephtar Games, Arc Dream Publishing, Cakebread & Walton, Arion Games, John Wick Presents, Khepera Publishing, Monkey House Games, Postmortem Studios, Savage Mojo, and Triple Ace Games.[2]:430-431

Games

Role-playing games

Cubicle 7 designs, develops and publishes the following role-playing games:

Card, dice and board Games

Cubicle 7 designs, develops and publishes the following card, dice and board games:

Translations from French into English

Cubicle 7 translates and publishes the following role-playing games from the French publisher "Le Septième Cercle":

Publishing partners

Cubicle 7 also works with a select group of publishing partners to bring their games to a wider market:

  • Hot War (Contested Ground)
  • Cold City (Contested Ground)
  • 3:16 - Carnage Amongst the Stars (Box Ninja Games)

Awards

Cubicle 7 has won 12 ENnie Awards,[5] 2 Origins Awards,[6] Best in Show, Lucca 2012[7] and a Golden Geek.[8]

Notable events

In June 2009, Cubicle 7 announced[9] that it had joined the Rebellion Developments group of companies.

In November 2011, Angus Abranson left Cubicle 7 to form Chronicle City.[10]

In December 2014, Cubicle 7 announced that it had left the Rebellion Developments group of companies, following a successful management, buy out led by CEO Dominic McDowall.[11]

In December 2017, Dominic McDowall and Cubicle 7 announced that they would be producing a new RPG in the Warhammer universe; Warhammer Age of Sigmar. This game has been part of a personal quest of McDowall to bring back the style of play with Warhammer he had played in his youth[12].

References

  1. ^ a b GamesIndustry International (2009-06-02). "Cubicle 7 acquisition". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702- 58-7. 
  3. ^ "Cubicle 7 and Games Workshop announce new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay | Cubicle 7". cubicle7.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  4. ^ "Warhammer Age of Sigmar Roleplaying Game Announced! | Cubicle 7". cubicle7.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  5. ^ http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  7. ^ http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Lucca_Games_Best_of_Show#toc3
  8. ^ http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/886607/2012-golden-geek-awards-winners
  9. ^ "Cubicle 7 Joins Rebellion Group", June 2, 2009
  10. ^ http://www.geeknative.com/25598/the-angus-abranson-interview-a-look-inside-chronicle-city/
  11. ^ http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/cubicle-7-leaves-rebellion-group/
  12. ^ Jarvis, Matt (December 2017). "A New Old World". Tabletop Gaming Magazine. Warners Group Publications Plc. 

External links

  • Official website
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