Crossbows and Catapults reboot coming from HeroQuest board game designer

Crossbows and Catapults, the popular mastery video game initially released in the 1980s, is getting restarted. Remediation Games (Downforce, Go Back To Darktower), which focuses on rejuvenating older tabletop franchises, revealed Wednesday that it has actually protected the license. Most importantly, famous designer Steve Baker — the guy behind HeroQuest and BattleMasters — is signed on as the designer.

Crossbows and Catapults was very first launched in 1983. It included a choice of rubber band-powered plastic siege engines that gamers utilized to fling projectiles as strongholds. The raucous gameplay was a hit with kids, even when they were simply flinging plastic bits at their brother or sisters.

According to Remediation’s Rob Daviau (Pandemic Tradition), Baker’s style is extremely scalable. The last video game will consist of army structure, numerous weapons, and alternate triumph conditions. Crossbows and Catapults will start life as a Kickstarter project a long time in 2022. While the base video game will ultimately appear in Target shops, thanks to a collaboration with Goliath Games, the group ensures Polygon that there will be lots of products that will just be offered through the crowdfunding project.

The Crossbows and Catapults design of play was just recently revitalized with Catapult Fight, established by Vesuvius Media and released by Iello Games. That video game likewise started life as a Kickstarter project.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.