Sunday 29 September 2019

Equip yourself with a Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 T-shirt today

If you were unable to attend Fighting Fantasy Fest 3, or you did attend but didn't get the chance to pick one up, we have some event T-shirts left over that you can buy, if you wish.

The T-shirts are available in Small (34-36"), Medium (38-40"), Large (42-44"), Extra Large (46-48") and Double XL (50-52") sizes.

If you would like to purchase one (or more) simply click on the appropriate PayPal button below.

Small T-shirt (to fit chest 34-36")

Medium T-shirt (38-40")

Large T-shirt (42-44")

Extra Large T-shirt (46-48")

Double XL T-shirt (50-52")

Friday 27 September 2019

Ian Livingstone to attend Tabletop Gaming Live

Just a quick reminder that Ian Livingstone will be attending Tabletop Gaming Live tomorrow, Saturday 28th September 2019.

You will find Ian at the Atlantis Miniatures stand throughout the day, apart from at 1:00pm, when he will be giving at table about his life in games, and running through his Top Ten favourites.

Tickets can still be purchased here, and on the door on the day.

Friday 20 September 2019

Forthcoming Fighting Fantasy Events

Today, Friday 20th September, to celebrate the publication of Board Games In 100 Moves, Ian Livingstone will be attending a very special event at Board Games Cafe Draughts, in London's Waterloo! Tickets are still available, and with each one purchased, you get to attend a talk by Ian, a signed copy of this much anticipated book, and you will also get to take part in a gaming session where you might even find yourself play a game with the man himself!

On Saturday 28th September, Ian will be at Tabletop Gaming Live, giving a talk about his life in games. He will also run through his favourite board games of all time. The limited edition hardback of Assassins of Allansia will be on sale at the event.

And then on Saturday 30th November, Ian will be at Dragonmeet, where you will also be able to buy the limited edition hardback of Assassins of Allansia (if there are any left by then).

Monday 16 September 2019

Board Games In 100 Moves

Ian Livingstone doesn't only write Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, he has also recently collaborated with games designer and author James Wallis to write Board Games In 100 Moves, which relates the history, and often surprising stories, behind the games you know and love to play.

Journey through 8,000 years of history, from Ancient Egyptian Senet and Indian Snakes and Ladders, right up to role-play, fantasy and hybrid games of the present day.

More than 100 games are explored chronologically, from the most ancient to the most modern. Every chapter is full of insightful anecdotes exploring everything from design and acquisition to game play and legacy.

Discover tales of Buddha's banned games, stolen patents, boards smuggled into prison, and Dungeons & Dragons hysteria. Roll six to start, pass go, and learn more about your favourite board games, from Mahjong to Monopoly and more!

And to celebrate the publication of the brand new book, you can meet Ian Livingstone at a very special event at Board Games Cafe Draughts, in London's Waterloo! Tickets are on sale now, and with each one purchased, you get to attend a talk by Ian, a signed copy of this much anticipated book, and you will also get to take part in a gaming session where you might even find yourself play a game with the man himself!

Board Games Cafe Draughts, Waterloo.

Purchase your ticket for the launch event here, and if you can't attend you can buy Board Games In 100 Moves here.

Sunday 15 September 2019

Play Ian Livingstone's Assassins of Allansia on Twitter...

... and, if you win, you could walk away with a complete set of the Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks published by Scholastic Books AND a print of one of Robert Ball's illustrations!

To take part, make sure you follow @scholasticuk on Twitter, and check in on Monday.

And may your STAMINA never fail!

Saturday 7 September 2019

Fighting Fantasy Fest 3

A week ago, Fighting Fantasy fans from the world over* poured into the University of West London to enjoy a day of talks, signings, gaming and interactive shows at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3.

They were joined on the day by a host of guests, including Guests of Honour Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, artist Russ Nicholson, and former Puffin Books commissioning editor Geraldine Cooke.

Ian Livingstone, Russ Nicholson, Steve Jackson, and Geraldine Cooke.

Highlights of the day included the release of the limited edition hardback of Ian Livingstone's new Fighting Fantasy gamebook, Assassins of Allansia, the launch of Atlantis Miniatures' FF Legends range, Steve Jackson's House of Hell LIVE, the Fighting Fantasy Auction, a special performance of John Robertson's The Dark Room, and a return to Deathtrap Dungeon.

The weekend's festivities actually kicked off on the Friday night, with the You Are The Beer-o: The Forester of Doom pub quiz, to raise funds for the UK Sepsis Trust, in memory of FF fan Neil Taylor.

The Forester of Doom Quizmaster Bryan Howarth, and You Are The Beer-o organiser James Aukett.

The winning pub quiz team, Zanbar's Rag and Bone Men.

At Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 itself, a Bring and Buy stand was run for the first time, with commission from sales made on the day also going to charity, and a final collection was taken after the Ian Livingstone and John Robertson's Return to Deathtrap Dungeon at the end of the day.

In total, including the money raise by the pub quiz itself - including the donation made by quizmaster Bryan Howarth, which was revealed to be hidden with the Warlock's treasure chest - and that collected on the day, the total amount raised for the UK Sepsis Trust was...


Thank you to everyone for their generosity, everyone who came to the events - including guests, traders, and adventurers - and we'll see you again next time, at Fighting Fantasy Fest 4!

* Including, but not limited to, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand.

Thursday 5 September 2019

Assassins of Allansia - Out Now!

It's the moment you've been waiting for*. Today sees the release of the 68th Fighting Fantasy solo-play gamebook, and Ian Livingstone's 15th title, Assassins of Allansia!

Struggling to survive on an inhabited island, which is home to Decayers, Flesh-Heads and Worm Dogs, things go from bad to worse when YOU are attacked in the middle of the night.

But who attacked you? And why? The mystery deepens when you discover a small boat on the beach with an old friend shackled to the mast. There is a bounty on your head and you must find your hunters before they find you. Can YOU defeat the assassins on their deadly mission?

Party story, part game, this is a book with a difference - one in which YOU become the hero! A pencil and an eraser are all you need to make your journey. YOU decide which route to take, which foes to fight, and which dangers to risk!

Assassins of Allansia, written by Ian Livingstone and illustrated by Robert Ball, is published by Scholastic Books and available now from all good bookshops and online retailers.

Decayer, by Robert Ball.

* If you weren't able to pick up a copy of the signed hardback at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 last Saturday.