Horrible Guild is an Italian board game publisher. Known as Horrible Games until late 2019, the company has been founded in 2014 by Lorenzo Silva. Our goal is to design, develop and produce cool and innovative games capable of bringing fun to everyone: we try to make our games stand out from the crowd, both for visual style and gameplay mechanics.

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THE HORRIBLE TEAM

Lorenzo Silva

CEO, Game Designer, Art Director

Author of Horse Fever (2009), Dungeon Fighter (2011), Potion Explosion (2015), Railroad Ink (2018), The King’s Dilemma (2019), and loads of other stuff. Founder & CEO of Horrible Guild. Punk lover. Pathologically impatient.

Hjalmar Hach

Game Designer, R&D

Musician, composer and game designer. He discovered board games in 2015: it was love at first sight. His most beloved offsprings are: Photosynthesis (2016), Railroad Ink (2018), The King’s Dilemma (2019) and Similo: The Card Game (2019). Claims to have lived more than 100 different lives.

Alessandro Pra’

Head of Marketing

Can’t stay away from the sea for too long. Music lover. Sax and EWI player. Amateur photographer. Free software enthusiast. Nintendo Addict.

Pietro Righi Riva

Pietro Righi Riva

Director of Digital Products

Pietro Righi Riva is an Italian game designer, artist, and academic. At Horrible Guild, Pietro oversees production of the digital games.

Laura Severino

Head of Administration

She is an old soul and a bookworm. She loves everything retro-styled, cute things, purple and punching out components from new games.

Flavio Mortarino

Production Manager, Game Developer

He loves whisky, liquorice and games in all their forms. He gets in touch with the chemist in him by homebrewing beers.

Renato “Renè” Sasdelli

Project Manager

Hates air conditioner and cold. Among other things, loves the sun, open airs, samba, caipirinha, football (soccer) and, of course, boardgames.

Noa Vassalli

Graphic Designer

A simple guy. He loves red, winning and Diplomacy. Infamous turncoat: do not ally with him in any game, he will betray you.

ABOUT HG - Camilla

Camilla Muschio

Sales Manager

She can eat everything and sleep anywhere, Never question her will to ask… if anything, she asks too many questions. Curious, cat lover. She loves cinema and playing for fun.

ABOUT HG - Toy

Federico “Toy” D.

Logistic Specialist

Assembled in 1984. Hutt and Ghostbuster, gelatinous cube lover. Protonic batteries included (expected lifespan: more than 5000 years). Keep away from microphones. Worst toy ever!

ABOUT HG - MaC

Matteo “MaC” Carioni

Communication Specialist

A heart of screaming black metal lined with fine Victorian fabrics. Always willing to play, especially if miniatures are involved. World-class tableflip athlete.

ABOUT HG - Federico

Federico Corbetta Caci

Head of Entertainment

The only things he loves more than his horses are red wine and sludge metal. By contract, he has to yell “character arc!” at least twice a day. Thinks life is a roguelike, but no one really cares.

Nicolò Sala

Nicolò Sala

Art Director of Digital Products

He presents himself as a promising young tennis champion, but he spends most of his free time trying to play anything that looks like an instrument. He loves modular systems of any kind and connecting things together.

Alberto Putignano

Alberto Putignano

Digital Products Developer

Computer scientist who someday knocked his head and decided to become a game designer (we’ll see how that goes). Has a soft spot for retro visuals and Japanese urban photography. On a quest to end all quests.

Federico Zambon

Federico Zambon

Digital Products Developer

Father and developer by day, devoted to serial farming by night (games, not actual farms). Likely descendant of a vampire lineage, he loves beer and A-RPGs and hates sun and bureaucracy.

Sara Freddini

Sara “Fred” Freddini

Social Media Manager

Reading and gaming lover, passionate about horror and science fiction. Sara’s Hufflepuff side makes her loyal, dedicated and patient. She plays by the rules, but without mercy or compassion. Like any lawful evil, she loves sipping alcohol while petting a Persian cat, laughing out loudly.

Valentina Gorietti

Office Manager & Back Office

A tiny gnome trapped in the human world. She claims not to be short but “travel-size for your convenience”.
Addicted to pizza, she’s deeply in love with bunnies and pink and she collects colorful dices and all the shiny things for her “dragon hoard”.

Andrea Lugli

Project Manager

Beer, board game and football are his perfect cocktail mix. If it is added a pinch of adventure and a life in nature to him, he will forever be a happy man.

Maria-Angela “Mas” Silleni

Production Editor

Comics, board games, and picture books: Mas’ life is all about making words and pictures look beautiful. They also love walking in the woods, petting their cat, discovering new games and new stories.