Alessio Cavatore

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Alessio Cavatore
Born (1972-02-14) February 14, 1972 (age 48)
OccupationGame designer

Alessio Cavatore is a game designer.

Early life and education[edit]

Alessio Cavatore was born in Turin, Italy, on Valentine's Day, 1972.[1]


In 1995 Cavatore moved to Nottingham (U.K.) to work for Games Workshop.[1] He wrote several supplements for Warhammer Fantasy Battle before heading up the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.[1] In 2004 Cavatore was made responsible for all rules material published for the company's three main tabletop systems — Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, and The Lord of the Rings — and, in 2006, he wrote the rules for a new edition of Warhammer.[1]

Working closely with Rick Priestley, Cavatore has been a designer for Games Workshop's tabletop hobby wargames.

Mordheim (1999) was designed by Alessio Cavatore, Tuomas Pirinen and Rick Priestley.[2] Kings of War (2009) was designed by Cavatore.[3]

Alessio Cavatore had a cameo appearance in The Return of the King film as Rohirrim at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, alongside Games Workshop designers Alan Perry, Michael Perry and Brian Nelson.[4] They can be seen near the Mumakil Peregrin Took goes searching for Meriadoc Brandybuck among the debris from the battle, and are also on the base of Games Workshop's Mûmak miniature.[5][6]

In 2010, he founded River Horse to publish his own games and to collaborate as a consultant with many other well-known publishers in the gaming industry.[citation needed]

With River Horse Origins awards winner Alessio Cavatore has designed or co-designed many miniatures wargames and board games – titles like Deus Vult, Shuuro, Loka, Waterloo - Quelle Affaire!, Terminator Genisys, etc.; not to mention a plethora of expansions and other type of supplements and support material for these systems.[citation needed]


Games Workshop[edit]

Warlord Games[edit]

  • Bolt Action (With Rick Priestley)

River Horse[edit]

  • Shuuro
  • Loka
  • The Tarot of Loka
  • Waterloo - Quelle Affaire
  • Terminator Genisys: The Miniatures Game
  • Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game
  • My Little Pony Tails of Equestria: The Storytelling Game [9]


  1. ^ a b c d Cavatore, Alessio (2007). "Empires in Arms". In Lowder, James (ed.). Hobby Games: The 100 Best. Green Ronin Publishing. pp. 99–102. ISBN 978-1-932442-96-0.
  2. ^ "Getting started with Mordheim". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Interview with Alessio Cavatore". Archived from the original on 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  4. ^ "Perry Miniatures". Website. Perry Miniatures. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
  5. ^ "Perry Twins Interview". Article. The Last Alliance. Archived from the original on 13 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
  6. ^ "Painting a Mumak". Article. Games Workshop. Archived from the original on 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2007-06-18.
  7. ^ "Warmaster". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  8. ^ "Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
  9. ^ Cavatore, Alessio. (2016). My little pony Tails of Equestria : the storytelling game. Owen, Dylan., Caesar, Jack. [Place of publication not identified]: Shinobi 7. ISBN 978-1-62692-619-6. OCLC 994223692.

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