The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Wrath of the Autarch
Early Dark Core Book
FAITH: A Garden in Hell – Starter set
7th Sea Core Rulebook
APOCalypse 2500 Main Rule Book
Apocalypse World 2nd Edition
Horse-lords of Rohan
Maze of the Blue Medusa
Masks: A New Generation
20 Dungeon Starters
Dungeon World Roleplaying Game
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Volo's Guide to Monsters
Dungeonology
Farflung
Monster Manual (AD&D 1e)
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game
The Arduin Grimoire
The Quiet Year
Busty Barbarian Bimbos
Tales of Arcana Basic Card Set
Pulp Cthulhu
Apocalypse World
Magnamund Bestiary
Heaven and Hell
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Horror on the Orient Express (2nd Edition)
Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Beginner Game
Silent Legions
Exalted Third Edition
Pathfinder #114: Black Stars Beckon
Coriolis: The Third Horizon
Lands of Conflict
Pirate Nations
Dungeon Masters Guide (AD&D 1e)
Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition
Deities & Demigods
Freiburg
Crescent Empire
Mythic
O2: Blade of Vengeance
Colonial Gothic
Swordsman's Guild
World Action and Adventure Official Guide
Night Below
Champions of Darkness
Fiasco
Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Role-Playing Game
Microscope
Information
Primary Name
West End Games
Alternate Names
WEG
Website
wrong website?
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 40
Description Edit | History

From the Publisher's website:

West End Games began in New York City in 1974 as a small independent publisher of historical and fantasy board games. Mr. Daniel Scott Palter, who founded the company, played the role of president and owner from West End's inception until its purchase by Humanoids Inc., a subsidiary of one of the largest European graphic album publishers, in 2001. In late 2003, Humanoids sold most of the West End Games assets to Eric Gibson of Purgatory Publishing Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The first games produced by the company included South Mountain, Star Trek: The Adventure Game, Chickamauga, Web and Starship, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Killer Angels, and Imperium Romanum, many of which remain industry classics. They firmly established the West End Games trademark in the marketplace.

By 1984, West End Games had started moving away from its historical and fantasy board game background with its first roleplaying game, Paranoia. The success of Paranoia quickly led to West End's first licensed roleplaying game, Ghostbusters (1986).

A year later, through a licensing agreement with Lucasfilm Ltd., West End released The Star Wars Roleplaying Game. With the success of this game line, West End Games established itself as a leading company in the roleplaying game industry. New corporate offices were constructed in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, and the entire company relocated to the site during 1988. In 2004, the new owner, Eric Gibson, move West End Games to its latest location in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

Over the ensuing years, West End designed and produced a number of original game titles ( Torg, Shatterzone, and Bloodshadows ) along with several licensed lines ( DC Universe, Indiana Jones, Men in Black, Metabarons, Tales From The Crypt, Species, Tank Girl, Aden, Hercules, Xena and Necroscope ). As of October 2004, West End has published more than 365 roleplaying game and game-related products, including rulebooks, sourcebooks, adventures, board games, novels, miniatures, and comic books.


Microbadge

http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/westend.gif Buy It

Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Genre:
Pg. 1 of 32 » 32
Rank 4843
Num Ratings 9
Average Rating 6.83
Num Owned 31
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 3
Year Published 1992
Rank 708
Num Ratings 37
Average Rating 7.16
Num Owned 147
Prev. Owned 14
For Trade 5
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 3
Comments 9
Year Published 1986
Rank 6976
Num Ratings 9
Average Rating 5.56
Num Owned 50
Prev. Owned 4
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 3
Year Published 1989
Rank 3570
Num Ratings 9
Average Rating 6.89
Num Owned 49
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 2
Comments 2
Year Published 1998
Rank 6787
Num Ratings 6
Average Rating 5.67
Num Owned 22
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 1997
Rank 5872
Num Ratings 6
Average Rating 6.33
Num Owned 41
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 2
Year Published 1995
Rank 2012
Num Ratings 9
Average Rating 7.61
Num Owned 60
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 4
Year Published 1988
Rank 0
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 7.00
Num Owned 41
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 1989
Rank 0
Num Ratings 3
Average Rating 7.17
Num Owned 16
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Year Published 1993
Rank 0
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 6.88
Num Owned 18
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 2
Comments 2
Year Published 1996
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.