Avalon Hill and Hasbro crowdfunded the project in 2020. A year later, the resurrected sword and sorcery game system is finally coming out for the general public. Entertainment Earth has the RPG board game available for pre-order.
The massive $125.99 set includes many classic elements from the 1988 original, including the furniture, doorways, bookcases, skeletons, zombies, THE GARGOYLE, and the four heroes.
When the original game was released in the ’80s, it was an easy-to-access gateway into the world of fantasy roleplaying games for kids. That is if you could find other people willing to set aside a few hours to play the game. So it was D&D lite, but not in a negative way.
The box featured art from Les Edwards, updated here while also paying homage to the man’s fantastic work. By the looks of things, the new HeroQuest is just like the original but with some modifications and fixes.
The furniture and doorways have nixed the cardboard parts, but this means you’ll have to paint more stuff if you want to take advantage of all the molded detail. Thankfully the monsters and heroes have not gone overboard with detail, retaining their iconic look.
This semi-cooperative board game has one player taking on the role of Zargon, the Game Master, while 4 mythical heroes – Barbarian, Dwarf, Elf, and Wizard–team up in their quest for adventure in a maze of monsters and eerie dark dungeons. Players can immerse themselves in the fantasy with the stunning artwork, and 65+ detailed miniatures. The game comes with 14 quests, and has limitless replayability because players can also build their own quests and create their own stories. Gather friends together for an exciting night of tabletop gameplay in an epic battle of good and evil. The game is for 2-5 players, ages 14 and up.
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[Source: Entertainment Earth]