David Rowe's Art of Knightmare book, signed by the author.

Knightmare Merchandise

By Nicholas Lam

Knightmare merchandise included a broad range of items. These included computer games and a board game, signed cast photo-packs, plus a range of Knightmare t-shirts, sweatshirts and mugs.


Publicity

The first edition of the t-shirts and sweatshirts were advertised in the third Knightmare Book, Fortress of Assassins (1990). Merchandise was also advertised through flyers sent by Broadsword in reply to fans' letters.

Knightmare merchandise flyer

When the Knightmare Adventurers Club was launched in 1991, there were adverts at the back of 'The Quest' Club Newsletters. Those who joined the Club would receive a pack of Knightmare goodies, which included stationery.

Merchandise pack for members of the Knightmare Adventurer's Club.
Pack for Knightmare Adventurer's Club members

T-shirts

Official Knightmare t-shirt in red.
Red t-shirt

Sweatshirts

Official Knightmare sweatshirt in black.
Black sweater

Official Knightmare sweatshirt in red.
Red sweater

Mugs

Official Knightmare mug in black.
Black mug

Books

There were seven Knightmare adventure game books written (or co-written) by Dave Morris. These comprised a novella and a choose-your-own adventure game.

In 2014, Knightmare artist David Rowe released a book, The Art of Knightmare, which explains the creation of his paintings that were used on the show.

David Rowe's Art of Knightmare book, signed by the author.

Games

There was a Knightmare board game produced by MB and two Knightmare computer games - one by Activision for the Commodore 64 and Spectrum, another by Mindscape for the Amiga and the Atari.

Box cover of Knightmare Board Game from MB (small).

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