Based in Swindon, UK, Mongoose Publishing was founded in 2001 and within 6 months became the UK’s largest publisher of roleplaying games. Initially concentrating on d20 based products, Mongoose Publishing's first book was the Slayers Guide to Hobgoblins, part of the Slayers Guide series of books. Subsequent product lines followed in rapid succession with the release of the Encyclopaedia Arcane, Travellers Tales, Quintessential and Cities of Fantasy series of books.
Mongoose has earned a reputation for producing quality licensed products to sit alongside their generic fantasy ranges and their first licensed book, the Judge Dredd roleplaying game, proved to be an instant hit. Further licensed products followed with roleplaying games based on Slaine, Babylon 5, Conan, Lone Wolf, Macho Women with Guns, Paranoia and Runequest. Mongoose's newest licenced roleplaying game, Traveller, brings back the classic science fiction roleplaying game.
In 2004 Mongoose Publishing launched it's first miniatures game, Mighty Armies, and this was quickly followed by the Origins award-winning Babylon 5 spaceship combat game, A Call to Arms. Mongoose’s first foray into plastic miniature games came in late 2004 with the innovative Gangs of Mega City One, a skirmish game based on the world of Judge Dredd. In the spring of 2005 Mongoose Publishing released the Starship Troopers miniatures game, a mass battle game in 28mm scale pitting humanity against a host of enemies in a battle for the species. Supported with a range of metal and plastic miniature releases, a year after its launch Starship Troopers had already won the Origins 'Best New Game' award and was supported by over 50 different releases.
Mongoose Publishing's miniatures games and roleplaying games continue to provide gamers with fantastic worlds in which to immerse themselves, and the company has become a recognised force in the world of hobby games.